Compared to some countries in the world, the Australian education system does seem quite a bit less than perfect.

Children fail exams, while our complex curriculum and obsession with prescribing homework has left more and more children and parents feeling disillusioned about the state of education in Australia.

But how did this come to be?

One of the reasons is funding cuts from the federal government which negatively affect schools in Australia, particularly public schools. These cuts create an unnecessary burden on teachers and students which translates in to negative performances at school.

One way that parents are able to overcome the deficiencies in our education system, is by taking control and creating a more home-focused educational environment with the help of private tutors.

With more power to teach and engage students, private tutors offer a supplement to the educational system that already exists. Students that have found themselves struggling can lean on their tutor for support, and feel less alone in the face of a complex, ruthless system.

Private tutors are proven to be one of the best ways for a student to improve their results. That goes for chemistry, maths, English, biology, physics, engineering, economics, psychology, French or  any other subject.

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Academic Support for Primary Students

Primary school is an important time for children, as they make educational strides and form the foundation of their academic ability in the world.

In Primary school children are introduced to topics such as English, Maths, and all other arrays of subjects.

Even though school is a crucial element of a child’s development and assimilation in the world, many parents find themselves dissatisfied with how their children are treated at school.

 

Starting off on the right foot is important
Primary school education forms the basis of a child's academic life. (Source: Visual Hunt)

Australian schoolteachers are expected to work in classrooms that are overcrowded, and with a curriculum that can not be adequately covered with the amount of time they have with their class.

Children then may need extra individual attention in class are simply unable to receive that because of the time and occupancy pressures felt by teachers in the classroom.

These realities are disturbing and must be challenged if children are to succeed in school. If you are at all concerned about ‘dropping out’, contacting an academic advisor is the first step to correcting the situation.

Private tutors can help with all stages of the curriculum including:

  • Mathematics
  • Foreign Languages
  • English and Literature
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Biology
  • History
  • Geography

From Prep to Year 12, private tutoring is a brilliant way to boost academic success and achieve the level of education that a child deserves.

Don’t waste a second, tutoring can start as soon as you’ve decided it’s a good idea!

Discover the benefits of hiring a private tutor!

Private English Tutoring

English has always been a language important in the world. These days is it viewed at the language of business, with over 300 million native speakers around 1.5 billion people learning.

You can’t underestimate the importance of English as language in the world today.

These days, although billions of people speak some level of English across the world, the development of technology has created a shortened, ‘texting’ language, which is throwing a spanner in the works for learners and educators worldwide. Students wanting to cut to the chase online prefer to abbreviate saying such as ‘how are you?’ which becomes ‘hru?’. ‘By the way’ becomes ‘btw’, and so forth.

This trend over the last 25 years, and particularly now with everyone virtually glued to their phone all the time, is alarming for teachers and linguists, as it points to poorer English skills from those who don’t mind abbreviating everything they say. Studies have even confirmed that children in the 60’s and 70’s were outperforming today’s students in English language skills.

There is also the laziness that sets in with the knowledge that auto-correct will fix any spelling errors you make in a text or post online. We have literally stopped thinking about spelling as a form of intelligence and outsourced it to our devices.

Technology has brought us forward in medicine, science, and even education. However, when it comes to learning English and practising this subject in our daily lives, our dependence on auto-correct and online slang has categorically reduced the English language skills of the everyday student and person.

This is most concerning for parents and students, as a large emphasis is placed on English right through the educational years. When it comes to exams, markers will not take kindly to grammatical shortcuts and spelling errors. If those markers see too many mistakes, it will cost the student marks.

Your dreams of top marks will surely end if you take your texting language in to the exam room!

English has become complicated
Technology is affecting the way we absorb and use language, and not always in line with how we are supposed to learn. (Source: Visual Hunt)

Success in English is crucial to retaining the best possible employment prospects outside of school. When you consider the number of people across the world dedicating time and money to learning the language, you can’t take your own language skills for granted anymore.

You may have a decorated resume, with references and experience perfect for the job, but nobody is going to read to the end of a resume that’s littered with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. If your English skills aren’t up to the mark, you're just shooting yourself in the foot really!

One way to lock down some solid English skills is to enlist the services of a private tutor. Private tutors offer strategies to improve your English and make sure your spelling, vocabulary and grammar are all up to a reasonable, if not excellent standard.

Online tutoring is possible and very popular with parents who feel that their child needs some extra help, but don’t necessarily have the time in their day to transport kids to tutoring lessons.

Whether you enlist the help of a private tutor for maths, science or English, private tutors adopt an intensive pace that is specially tailored to bring the student’s learning forward.

If you're interested in learning English as a Second Language (ESL) or improving your own mother tongue, you can count on the motivation and quality of private tutors to make lessons enjoyable and beneficial. This can also help ensure students aren't dropping out of school!

Remedial Help in Mathematics

Maths has proved another problematic area for students in Australia.

This is something we need to address as a nation, as maths and science subjects are very important for the future of the country. To maintain our reputation as a forward-thinking nation, we need to move forward by providing quality education in these fields.

Troubles in mathematics can follow you all the way from primary school to high school
Some Aussie kids still struggle when it comes to maths. (Source: Visual Hunt)

Unfortunately in this age, many Australian students are not even able to complete routine sums without resorting to their calculator.

We need to address this because maths is so much more important than it seems at first glance.

Doing well in maths is a prerequisite for a lot of high-level scientific courses. Going into the course, they expect a baseline level of mathematic ability that will allow them to study. This goes for areas such as engineering, business, economics and of course, further maths studies.

If you can see yourself becoming a doctor, engineer, researcher, etc. Then you must prepare yourself from the start of each academic year!

When it comes to improving maths, there is nothing that can be more beneficial than engaging the services of a private tutor. Sessions are tailored to the child’s specific goals and aspirations for the subject, so each session will improve the child’s ability in exactly the right areas.

Through repeated lessons, teachers can help students deepen their knowledge and reach their full academic potential when it comes to maths.

Tutors can also become educational advisors to students, helping them make informed choices about their future education, and also working with them to make those choices attainable.

These are only a few of the reasons to choose a private tutor; find out more!

Tutors are available to provide tuition in chemistry, maths, English, biology, physics, engineering, economics, psychology, French and any other subjects.

Tutoring for Success in Foreign Languages

Those who have been through the Australian education system will know, there is not a great deal of emphasis placed on succeeding in foreign languages…

Australians, like many anglophone countries, are not particularly motivated when it comes to learning foreign languages. When your native tongue is the most spoken language in the world, it is somewhat understandable that we don’t see the benefit in being bilingual, or multilingual.

Any Australian who travels abroad will usually come back feeling a little embarrassed of this, having had many conversations with bilingual people all over the world who learn English out of near necessity. And they make it look so easy…

In fact in Sweden, 82% of students reach the level of ‘independent user’ in their first foreign language (usually English). There is nothing more awkward than going to Scandinavia and having someone apologise in perfect English, for their English.

It makes you think, surely we Aussies can do better in this!

It's important to be able to speak more than one language
Imagine how your life could change by taking foreign languages seriously. (Source: Visual Hunt)

What are some of the reasons Australians don’t make the effort to master a foreign language?

Well of course, it seems unnecessary, difficult, not worth the time. But what are we missing out on by sticking to our Anglo world?

Like a horse wearing blinders, we are missing out on conversations, points of view, ways of feeling and describing the world around us. A language is more than just a way of communicating, it’s a way of feeling, of being.

As the world leans into globalisation, freedom of movement and connection worldwide, we learn that learning another language is an important skill, and something worth committing to in the early years, when learning comes so much easier.

Not just in terms of relating to the world, but also in terms of employability, being bilingual is highly valued by many employers. Multinational corporations need bilingual people to share ideas between countries, and continents. Ideas from other cultures need some way of being translated to an Australian market, and vice-versa.

If you feel that your child’s school is not igniting the passion for foreign languages inside them, consider engaging the services of a private tutor in a foreign language.

There are other language learning alternatives such as:

  1. Attend a private bilingual school
  2. Group classes in community centres (offered at very affordable prices!)
  3. Language learning textbooks
  4. E-learning such as apps and language learning software
  5. Subscribing yourself to a Youtube channel that teaches languages.

With private language schools sometimes being out of price range, a private tutor is an excellent resolution.

What you can expect from a private tutor in foreign languages, is that in addition to teaching the vocabulary and grammar and all the language rules, they can show the student the value of learning the language. Stories from their home country, or the countries which speak the language, can fire the imagination of a young person which will motivate them to do well.

With the COVID-19 Pandemic, there was a global shift to distance education which has shown the vulnerabilities of education systems across the world.

To ensure success in any subject and to ensure your child isn't disadvantaged by these changes, search for a private tutor. Get them to oversee their exam preparation, and they're sure to succeed.

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