Specialist Tutoring

At Learning Links, we know that school can be very challenging for some children, particularly those with learning difficulties and disabilities. Our experienced teachers understand that every child is unique, with their own goals, strengths and challenges.

That’s why we work collaboratively with children, and their families, to identify exactly where the gaps are in their learning. We then tailor an individualised tutoring program to meet their needs and their learning style. This helps each child build the skills, motivation and confidence that they need to reach their potential and succeed at school. Our focus is on literacy and numeracy, but we provide support for a range of learning difficulties.

Our specialist tutoring can help primary and high school children with:

  • Literacy: reading, writing, spelling and comprehension difficulties
  • Numeracy: maths difficulties, working with numbers and worded problems
  • Dyslexia and dyscalculia
  • ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Level 1
  • Learning disabilities and difficulties
  • Study skills and assignment strategies
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Planning, time management and organisation skills

Firstly, we identify where your child begins to find learning difficult and build from that point. Our screening assessment can identify where gaps are in your child’s learning and that is where our program will start.

In our specialist tutoring sessions, our qualified teachers re-teach skills your child is experiencing difficulty with, using clear language, worked examples and a structured approach. We model skills and assist your child for as long as possible to reduce the chance of incorrect learning.

  1. Observation and screening: Students are assessed to identify their strengths and where the gaps are in their understanding.
  2. Set goals: Our teachers set measurable goals, specific to the child’s needs for them to work towards.
  3. Support sessions: Sessions are run during school terms on a weekly basis for 30, 45 or 60 minutes.
  4. Individual Learning Plan: An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is developed to outline how the child will achieve their goals.
  5. Review and post-testing: Students are reviewed to measure progress against their ILP and ensure they are mastering each skill before moving on.

Our aim is to make learning a rewarding experience for children by incorporating a variety of games to provide valuable opportunities for practice.

Revision is usually set each week to consolidate learning and assist your child in mastering literacy and numeracy skills.

Our specialist tutoring program includes pre- and post-testing, to track the progress of children.

With ongoing support, we see average gains of 10-15 months in foundation skills for literacy and numeracy being achieved over an eight-month period of intervention.

This can make an incredible impact in a child’s life. Research shows that without support, children with learning difficulties on average only make a six-month improvement for each year they attend school, while their peers progress a full 12 months.

Learning Links’ team of teachers:

  • Are all tertiary qualified and experienced
  • Have an in-depth understanding of both literacy and numeracy
  • Have a broad range of experience with different learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Use strategies from evidence-based programs to achieve results
  • Are supportive and encouraging communicators to help your child build confidence in their abilities

Our teachers use a range of teaching resources and strategies to support children to engage in their learning and experience success. For face-to-face sessions, classrooms have access to a variety of technologies including both computers and iPads, providing an opportunity for children to rehearse skills in a supportive and enjoyable way.

Our fees are as follows:

30 minute session – $47.00

60 minutes session – $83.00

Please contact our team if you are interested in sessions for alternate time periods.

Accessing our Specialist Tutoring Services

Specialist tutoring sessions are available Monday to Saturday, including before and after school hours.

Face-to-face Sessions

One-on-one and group sessions are available at our Learning Centres in Alexandria, Bella Vista, Gledswood Hills, Liverpool, Maroubra and Peakhurst, as well as in schools and early childhood settings. Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, face-to-face services are temporarily suspended in these centres.

Online Sessions

Our teachers also offer one-on-one specialist tutoring sessions via video, to ensure children facing challenges with their learning can be supported from home.

Online sessions offer the same tailored support as our face-to-face program, and has a number of benefits:

  • The home environment is a perfect place to facilitate learning, as children are in a comfortable space
  • There’s more flexibility for families, with no travel time to worry about
  • The online technology provides an opportunity to work with the teacher in new and engaging ways, completing interactive activities to build skills
  • Child can still see and hear their teacher, and talk and type with them – providing a familiar face and consistent support for their learning needs

Learning Links is using the Zoom video platform to deliver online tutoring sessions, which is secure and encrypted. Once your booking is confirmed, our team will email an invite with a unique Zoom link to access each session.

If you’re interested in Specialist Tutoring for your child, call us on 1300 003 900 or click on the button below to enquire.