We’ve been supporting children and adolescents with their literacy and numeracy skills through our education support programs for over 50 years – empowering them to build the skills and confidence to reach their full potential at school.
In our specialist tutoring program, Learning Links’ specialist teachers are committed to building students’ literacy, numeracy and study skills to empower them in their learning throughout primary school and high school.
We know that school can be very challenging for some children, particularly those with learning difficulties and disabilities. That’s why our teachers work collaboratively with families to discover each child’s unique interests and learning goals.
Our purpose is to empower children and adolescents to build and maintain the skills, motivation and confidence that they need to reach their potential and succeed at school.
Our specialist tutors use evidence-based interventions and teaching strategies to support primary and high school children in a range of areas:
Literacy: reading, writing, spelling and comprehension
Numeracy: maths difficulties, working with numbers and worded problems
Dyslexia and dyscalculia
Learning difficulties and disabilities
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Study skills and assignment strategies
Planning, time management and organisation skills
We offer one-to-one literacy tutoring online and in our centres across Sydney. Our experienced teachers use evidence-based strategies to provide children with specialised support with:
We offer one-to-one numeracy tutoring online and in our centres across Sydney. Our experienced teachers use evidence-based strategies to provide children with specialised support with:
Our specialist teachers also offer one-on-one tutoring sessions via video, to ensure children who are unable to travel to one of our centres can be supported from home.
Online sessions offer the same tailored support as our face-to-face program, and have some additional benefits:
Our qualified teachers use each child’s individual strengths, challenges and learning style to tailor an individualised tutoring program that will have the biggest impact on their literacy and numeracy development, and other areas of their learning where they may struggle.
Our specialist tutoring program is made up of:
The first step in every tutoring program is an assessment to identify your child’s strengths and the gaps in their understanding. Our teachers identify where your child begins to find learning difficult and start from there.
Our teachers set measurable goals, specific to your child’s needs that they can work towards throughout the program
A tailored program is developed, outlining how your child will achieve their goals.
During our specialist tutoring sessions, our qualified teachers use clear language, worked examples and a structured approach to re-teach the skills your child is having difficulty with. We model skills and assist your child for as long as possible to ensure they master skills before moving on and to reduce the chance of incorrect learning.
Our teachers use a range of teaching resources and strategies to support children to engage in their learning and experience success. In our classrooms, your child will have access to a variety of technologies including both computers and iPads, providing an opportunity to rehearse skills in a supportive and enjoyable way. Our aim is to make learning a rewarding experience for children by incorporating a variety of games to provide valuable opportunities for practice.
Students are reviewed to measure progress against their ILP and ensure they are mastering each skill before moving on. Revision is usually set each week to consolidate learning and assist your child in mastering literacy and numeracy skills.
Face-to-face specialist tutoring is available at our Learning Centres in Alexandria, Bella Vista, Gledswood Hills, Liverpool and Peakhurst.
Online video sessions are also available – see below for more information.
Sessions are run Monday to Friday 8.30am-6.00pm and Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm (times vary by location).
Sessions with our teachers are offered for 45 minutes or 60 minutes. It is recommended that children attend weekly to give them the best chance to make progress and keep up with their weekly school work.
Before commencing specialist tutoring sessions, our teacher will conduct a screening assessment to understand where your child may be experiencing gaps in their learning. We set specific, measurable goals based on your child’s needs and develop an Individual Learning Plan that outlines how these goals will be addressed. Students are then reviewed against these initial screening results and goals to measure progress over time.
Our teachers offer specialist tutoring sessions via video, to ensure children facing challenges with their learning can be supported from home.
Online tutoring sessions are as effective as face-to-face support and can offer a range of benefits, including:
Learning Links uses the Zoom video platform to deliver online sessions. Once your booking is confirmed, our team will email a unique Zoom link to access each session.
We have a range of fact sheets, articles and videos to empower parents to gain the tools, strategies and confidence to understand, support and advocate for their child in the best possible way.