Learning Works’ Geelong school tutoring programs operate after school for 60 minutes and students attend once per week, on the same day and time. The same teacher teaches your child week in, week out. We believe this consistency is important for tutoring, so your child and their teacher can build a relationship and rapport. This ensures your child is confident and comfortable attending tutoring.
Each session is 60 minutes. It seems to be the perfect amount of time for children to concentrate without becoming tired or bored.
Of course! We’re happy to help out. Whatever your child needs is what we will do our best to help with. We can help your child plan out what to put in their assignment and how to get started and keep on track.
Yes. All tutors at Learning Works are qualified teachers with degrees in teaching and education.
We see fairly fast improvements in children’s confidence. Improving in academic skills can take longer. Most children experience academic improvements in the 6 or 12 or 18 months that follow. Building skills for the long-term means that school results will generally follow. We have been helping children in the Geelong community for 30 years. We believe in our ability to help.
If there are significant gaps in knowledge and skills, it can take time to bridge the gap and get your child to the level they need to be at. It is difficult to put a timeframe on attendance as the needs are different for every child. To see improvements your child should attend tutoring for at least one term. We do not offer one-off tutoring sessions for school assignments - we are focused on long term skills improvement.
As Learning Works Education Centre Geelong is no longer part of a franchise network, we select resources that have consistently been shown to be evidence-based through strong, independent research and which we know achieve the best success for our students. These programs require specialist training to be implemented effectively. We are happy to discuss our specific materials with parents directly.
Yes. Learning Works Geelong programs all follow the Victorian school curriculum. Our role is to support a student’s success at school. We base our programs on the skills your child needs to achieve in each year level and always give priority to any school related tasks.
One of us will meet you when you arrive, with a warm welcome. We’ll introduce your child to their caring tutor so your child feels right at home. We help your child enjoy their experience and look forward to their next session.
For primary school students, we give take home activities, unless you ask us not to. A small amount of homework (1-2 worksheets) reinforces what we do in sessions and consolidates the information into long term memory. However, it is not a requirement and not essential for all students.
We will communicate with you throughout the term about your child's progress.
If you would like a more in-depth conversation on specific skills and content, please email or call us at any time.
Tutoring fees are $60 weekly. You can pay for tutoring fortnightly in advance or for the term upfront.
We use a management system called TeachWorks to generate invoices and arrange for direct-debit fortnightly payments.
No. However many weeks of school are left in the school term is how many sessions we will arrange for your child.
Yes you can start at any time during the school term. For students who have been with us last term, your child will attend for the full school term.
We keep your existing time slot the following term. We assume your child will continue needing help the next term unless you tell us otherwise. We reserve the same timeslot in the following term unless you get in contact with us to change it.
If your child is unable to attend due to illness or other pre-arranged circumstances (like a school camp) an alternative day will be offered to make up that session during that term. We require at least 24 hours notice to offer a make up lesson, unless accompanied by a medical certificate.
We do not offer refunds for missed lessons as we have a reserved a spot for your child. Instead if we receive at least 24 hours notice, we will offer you days and times to make up the session so your child gets all the help they need.
We understand that children get sick unexpectedly. We provide make up sessions for absences due to illness if we receive 24 hours notice. We are happy to arrange a catch-up for your child at a convenient time so your child does not miss out on tutoring. Make up sessions are scheduled within the current term and it is your responsibility to ensure you arrange a make up lesson for your child. We do not offer refunds for makeup lessons. We require 24 hours notice for illness, unless accompanied by a medical certificate.