School isn’t what it once was. Children are expected to learn more and more as every year goes by. While a few kids get ahead and stay there, many children are too busy being kids to keep pace with their school work.
We Understand Parents Want Their Children To Be Confident Learners
At Spectrum Tuition, we believe that students can reach their full potential with the right help. The ability to learn for most students is already there; all that is required is for someone to help bring that passion for learning out. We aren’t just here for kids who are struggling; we’re here for busy parents who want to help their kids stick to a study schedule, become faster learners, and overcome test and presentation anxieties. When you decide to enrol in one of our programs, we take on the responsibility of teaching your child essential skills and of making study time as rewarding and fun as it should be.
Study time should never be a frustrating ordeal. If your child is frequently getting stuck on homework assignments, having a difficult time understanding class materials or even if they are no longer being challenged at school, contact us right away! We’ll help your child learn how to study more efficiently, communicate more effectively, and above all else, enjoy the challenge of learning.
“Spectrum Tuition is an amazing place to be. The teachers are great, knowledgeable and very passionate about imparting sound knowledge.”
– Damilola Aibinu, Student
We Want To Help Your Child Find Their Passion For Learning
Our classes are designed to be fun, educational and provide your child with the skills they need to be a confident and passionate learner. That’s why we’ve re-imagined how tutoring should be done. In fact, we’ve built everything from the ground up to make sure your child is receiving the best weekend tutoring experience they can.
Let’s face it. Even the smartest kids can use a nudge in the right direction. This is exactly the type of service we provide. Our tutors are trained to teach your children the essential skills to help them get ahead at school and to answer your kids’ questions. With our programs, your child will develop the critical thinking skills that lead to long-term academic success.
“Attending Spectrum helped me a lot. The classes were very organised and enjoyable in a way that helped me learn easily as well as having fun. The teachers were kind and easy going, but strict on the amount of work we had to do. Spectrum also helped me achieve my dream of getting a Scholarship and I would like to use this opportunity to thank all my teachers, especially Thuy who helped me go from someone who had never written a narrative before to a person who loves and enjoys writing.”
– Ana Gakovic, Student
The First Step – Your Free Assessment
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” – Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland.
At Spectrum Tuition, we recognise that every student is different. Each student who joins our centre has a different range of skills, experiences and strengths. In order to make sure each course is tailored to your child’s specific needs, we make sure that every student who comes to us is given a Free Assessment test. Furthermore, by pinpointing the exact level your child is in before they join classes, we will be in a much better position to create a meaningful plan on how we can help your child improve and achieve success in their studies. For more information, please click here.
Our Classes – A Thoughtful Approach
Our unique class structure ensures we can cover the maximum amount of content in the limited time we are given. Each class is conducted over the course of an hour and a half. We have a consistent class structure that ensures that the material will be carefully taught to your child, with time spent checking for understanding before allowing students to complete questions independently. This work is then corrected with feedback given and recapped the following week during weekly quizzes. In fact, regardless of your child’s year level, campus or time your child attends we have a consistent class structure that they will become accustomed to each week. This ensures that we maximise learning in a limited timeframe.
“The academic confidence my son gained (in going from an average student to a very good student) had a very positive knock-on to every other aspect of his life. My son learnt that academic success is attainable and comes through consistent (often enjoyable) work.”
– Tara Wilkinson, Parent
Our Materials – Different By Design
All of our materials have been specifically designed to be covered in our unique class environment. Our course books have been tested and refined over 15 years and the team is headed up by a teacher who has had a number of published academic articles on teaching. Each booklet closely follows the Australian Curriculum for Grade Prep to Year 10 and the VCE study design for VCE subjects so you can be assured that the content will be relevant to your child’s specific needs. We provide students with carefully designed weekly homework to reinforce the key ideas taught in class. Further, the materials are ‘parent’ friendly. Meaning that if you want to be involved with your child’s educational journey with us, there are examples and explanations for you to follow along to support your child too.
We don’t believe that weekend tutoring classes should be conducted using textbooks designed for a school context. We also do not believe that students should be left to their own devices when it comes to learning effective strategies. That’s why we built our amazing materials to suit our class structure. Click here to learn more about our custom designed course books.
“Through the weekly homework, I get more engaged; challenged to learn and understand new concepts. Within a very short period of my starting at Spectrum Tuition, I feel more happy about my performance in school.”
– Damilola Aibinu, Student
Track Your Child’s Progress – Anytime, Anywhere
We know one of the biggest frustrations parents face with tutoring (and schooling more generally) is not knowing how their child is progressing. That’s why we created our own proprietary student tracking software: www.myspectrumtuition.com.
Once you enrol your child at Spectrum Tuition we’ll provide you with log-in details for our student management portal. Your child’s weekly quiz marks will be updated weekly so you’ll be able to keep track of their progress, which will help you make more informed decisions about their educational journey.
We’ve found it’s a great way provide you, and your child, with actionable metrics to improve their academic results.
“My son has been attending Spectrum Tuition for the last two years. The material covered is very carefully structured and the tutors he has had have been instrumental in his progress ( he is studying maths a year ahead of his high school year ) as they deliver the material in a logical manner that helps build his knowledge and confidence. It is also helpful that that my wife and I are able to see how he is going along by logging onto the website and checking his progress.”
– Chris Minas, Parent
Tutors Who Are Amongst The Best In The State
Research has found that there are two ingredients that make an effective teacher that lead to strong student outcomes: strong content knowledge as well as strong teaching knowledge, otherwise known as pedagogical content knowledge. In fact, our founder, Thuy Pham, co-authored a number of published academic articles investigating PCK. With this in mind, we search for passionate tutors who are top performers in the state for their chosen subject with many achieving perfect scores in their VCE results in a range of subjects.
Additionally, we understand that just because someone scored highly on their VCE results doesn’t guarantee that they’ll be a great tutor. So aside from outstanding content knowledge, we look for tutors who are excellent communicators and are passionate about the content they teach. We provide initial and ongoing teaching training to our tutors to ensure that your child receives the best tuition, using the most effective teaching strategies available.
“Spectrum has made a HUGE difference to my daughter, they have been terrific where we have seen amazing improvements in her approach to learning. She has so much more confidence and it is amazing the difference tutoring can make. It has been such a positive experience. The tutors are friendly, passionate, enthusiastic with a wonderful gift for making your child feel like they’re making real progress. The tutors are proud of every student, regardless of their level of knowledge. They makes learning enjoyable. I recommend them to anyone.”
– Maria Sinopoli, Parent
Let’s Begin The Journey Now
Let’s start the process of helping your child reach their full potential. Our assessment is quite in depth so in order for us to pinpoint your child’s exact level, please allow approximately two hours to complete this process then we can start your child’s journey to build up their confidence at school. Book you free assessment and get a FREE gift (valued at $30!)