Melbourne tutor in Biology, Chemistry, Creative Writing, English
, Essay Writing, Maths, Physics, Reading, Scholarship preparation, Selective schools test preparation, SEALP preparation
Service areasFootscray, Hoppers Crossing, St Albans, Keysborough, Oakleigh
(31 student reviews)
We have designed and sequenced structured courses that successfully help students from Grade Prep to Year 12 gain more confidence in school tests and competitive exams. With over 14 years experience, we provide affordable tuition services that are relevant and that work.
"If you are considering an additional study support, Spectrum Tuition is an amazing place to be. The teachers are great, knowledgeable and very passionate about imparting sound knowledge. These have assisted me in building my confidence levels. 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
Since 2001, Spectrum Tuition has established itself as the number one choice for group tutoring in Melbourne. We take a logical and systematic approach to helping your child achieve their goals.
Step 1: We take the time to understand what students need through our FREE initial assessment and consultation session (approximately 2 hours). This assessment tests material over several year levels in order to pin-point precisely which level your child is at.
For example, if your child is in Grade 6, we will give her the Grade 5 to Year 8 assessment to identify her specific level.
Step 2: Based on these results, we will design a personalised timetable outlining the most suitable classes to address your child's needs.
Step 3: Students will join classes where a well trained instructor will TEACH the material at their level and guide them through the exercises and activities to ensure they are confident to complete the homework tasks independently. Processes are implemented to check for understanding and follow up any incomplete or incorrect work.
Step 4: The following week, students are assessed on the previous week's work with results posted online so improvements can be tracked overtime. Our course books are carefully designed and structured, and material is based closely on the latest Australian curriculum documents. Concepts are built on steadily from the previous week to ensure gaps are filled and mastery is achieved.
To book in for a free assessment, and to see how our booklets are structured, please call 1800 668 177.
"We were deliriously ecstatic when our son was accepted into all three accelerated programs! Even today my son credits this to the tuition (Scholarship program) he received at Spectrum and the additional help he received from Thuy. After he finished the Scholarship program, we were very surprised when he asked whether he could continue general tuition classes at Spectrum because he enjoys the classes and the challenge they provide. I would have never dreamed that my son would give up his Saturdays to attend English and Maths classes but I think he has realised the benefits of quality education and resultant gains. Even his primary school teachers have made comment on his academic progress in the classroom. Our experience with Spectrum has been so positive, that my second son is currently in the Scholarship program and we are confident he is getting every opportunity to achieve pleasing results when he sits the exams for entry into a SEAL program in 2016." - Dr. Maureen V, Parent
At Spectrum Tuition, we recognise what parents are looking for:
1. A professional and affordable service 2. Inspiring and knowledgeable tutors who are required to participate in ongoing training and development
3. Engaging and well structured classes
4. A consistent, high quality curriculum 5. Regular, weekly assessments
6. Individualised feedback to students on areas to improve
7. Regular communication of attendance and results to parents on a weekly basis via our online reporting system.
We run the following classes on the weekend:
- English (Grade Prep - Year 12)*
- Mathematics (Grade Prep - Year 10)*
- Mathematical Methods (Year 11 - Year 12) - Chemistry (Year 11 - Year 12)
* NAPLAN style questions and preparation will be provided in the relevant years.
We also specialise in the following:
- Scholarship and Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program Examination Preparation (Grade 5 - Grade 6)
- Selective Schools Entrance Exam Preparation, for entry into MacRobertson Girls, Melbourne High, Suzanne Cory High and Nossal High (Year 7 - Year 8)
Our test preparation programs are specifically designed to show you how to:
- Write high quality essays in 15-20 minutes (depending on your exam)
- solve complicated mathematical word problems using innovative and efficient techniques
- answer confusing verbal reasoning questions by introducing you to a wide range of questions that are commonly found on competitive exams - efficiently complete challenging reading comprehension tests by showing you how to maximise your time in an exam.
"We are very happy with the entire service provided by Spectrum. The fact that our son was able to take in so much in a relatively short period of time, from subject matter, examination tips and study preparation. He was successful in his aim to gain entry into his choice of school and now has the best opportunity to achieve his goals in life. We believe it was his time with Spectrum Tuition which made the difference and we are very grateful for all they did for Daniel." Daniel Rogers, Parent
The centre is owned and run by a qualified teacher and tutors are top performing university students, with many achieving ATARs of 99.00 and above. To ensure classes are of a consistent high standard, all tutors are required to take part in initial and regular ongoing teaching training to ensure that they understand how students learn, and to implement strategies in order to run effective and engaging classes.
Each week, students will receive carefully structured and designed course materials that contains worked examples that the tutor will explain in class, practice questions and homework exercises. Materials are written in line with current curriculum documents and also contain NAPLAN style questions in relevant years. This will ensure that learning is achieved in context to promote understanding and retention. Each subject runs for 1.5 hours.
We run classes at the following locations every weekend during the academic year:
Footscray Campus - Saturdays
Footscray North Primary School
Cnr Rosamond Rd & Mephan St, Footscray
Hoppers Crossing Campus - Saturdays
The Grange P-12 College
Bethany Road Entrance, Hoppers Crossing
(Across the road from 66 Bethany Rd)
St Albans Campus - Saturdays
Movelle Primary School
Gum Road, Kings Park
Keysborough Campus - Saturdays
Keysborough Secondary College
28 Isaac Road, Keysborough
To book in for a free no obligation assessment and to find out how we can help your child build confidence and achieve success in their studies, please contact us (toll free) on 1800 668 177 or (mobile) 0422 874 357.
For most students, the duration of the assessment will be approximately 2 hours.
The assessment will test your child on material not only at their current year level, but also on the level just before and after to determine your child's actual ability level. It is through this process that we will truly be able to find the program that will suit your child's individual needs and give you honest advice to help them achieve their educational goals.
While your child is completing their assessment, one of our friendly staff will personally walk you through our program from how we structure classes, what our course materials look like for your child's specific subject and year level, and also how to use our online system.
Following the assessment we will spend time with you discussing your child's progress and give you a clear picture of your their current abilities in reading comprehension, writing, spelling, vocabulary and mathematics.
Whether your child is ahead, needs to catch up with their studies, or you feel your child just needs that extra nudge, we have a suitable program to help you get the results you are looking for. Book your FREE assessment today!
"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, Grade 6 student
To find out more, please visit www.spectrumtuition.com.au
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** NEW ** Our digital bookstore is now open! We currently have books geared towards helping students prepare for various scholarship and selective schools tests, as well as general essay writing skills. Get 10% off with the discount code TUTORFINDER at the checkout. Go to www.spectrumlearning.com.au to get your books today! **
Private and group classes since 2001
About the founder/ owner:
After completing a combined Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Commerce degree, Thuy
pursued an Honours degree in Arts, majoring in linguistics and graduated with First
Class Honours from the University of Melbourne. Following this, she completed a
Bachelor of Teaching, also graduating with Honours from the University of
Thuy is extremely passionate about education and teaching. As one of the original
founders Spectrum Tuition (previously known as Footscray Tuition Centre),
and tutoring at the centre since 2001, she is proud to be working with such a talented
group of hand picked tutors who are equally as passionate about learning and
as she is.
It is particularly exciting when she witnesses hard work, dedication and commitment
pay off, with many students from the centre achieving their goals by being offered a
scholarship, a place at a selective school or to be offered a place to study their first
preference at their preferred university, leading to bright futures and careers.
Connect with Thuy on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thuy-pham/64/219/622
Year Prep - 10
Term rates - 10 weeks
1 subject (1.5 hours per week) - $500 (discounted price $450)
2 subjects (3 hours per week) - $600 (discounted price $550)
Year 11 - Year 12
Term rates - 10 weeks
1 subject (1.5 hours per week) - $550 (discounted price $500)
2 subjects (3 hours per week) - $650 (discounted price $600)
Scholarship & Selective Schools Test Preparation
Term rates - 10 weeks
1 subject (1.5 hours per week) - $600 (discounted price $550)
2 subjects (3 hours per week) - $700 (discounted price $650)
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Joined Tutor Finder on 14-Nov-2012 (updated profile on 26-Dec-2017)