Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Large class sizes.
Bleneded classrooms with different grdaes( e.g. 3 and 4) attending the class together.
School curriculum scaled to achive average outcomes.
Lack of engaging homework/ assignments to reinforce the concepts learnt.
Student performance evaluation and reporting system is very generic.
Our values are Academic Excellence, Advanced Learning Outcomes, Ongoing Support , Mutual Respect and Continuous Innovation
Our academic outcomes are much higher than the School outcomes. This is achieved by intertwining Selective Entry Level outcomes in our studies from an early stage.
We help shape our children’s confidence by working on their strengths and bridging the gaps. We endeavour to bring about a transformation process in children to realise their actual potential.
Our teaching practices enable our children to get motivated, organised, learn how to study smarter as they learn crucial examination related techniques.
< We have different groups of the same grade studying on different days/ times. This ensures children are studying with academically compatible peers who are equivalent in terms of their academic levels for a streamlined learning environment.
At Melbourne Tutorials, we constantly assess the children to see where they are at, where they need more help and where they can be extended.
Our initial assessment guide is made up of a number of combinations including standardised tests, diagnostic tests and personal interviews.
With this information we are able to design a program tailored to your child’s needs and goals. We regularly monitor the learning curve to raise it continually.
Regular assessments and feedback.
Parents will see changes in their child at home and in school. This also influences behaviours such as increased confidence and enthusiasm as well as a more positive approach to studies.
The group sizes are determined and monitored to ensure teaching effectiveness and may vary depending on the students' levels. A single grade may have different groups of varying classrooms sizes.
No, the cost of tutoring gives the student access to a wide selection of resources. Any purchase of extra material from book stores is optional.
We align with the Australian curriculum standards, however, our learning outcomes are much advanced ( minimum 1 year ahead) as compared to the school outcomes. We work on the Selective Entry Model of Learning from a very early stage.
The child’s learning does not necessarily depend on the amount of homework the child is doing.
Melbourne Tutorials has a clearly spelt out Homework Policy and Procedures for Homework Submission and Evaluation.
We acknowledge that the children differ in their capacities to study at home, particularly when they are new to the environment of pursuing academic excellence. The students will try to complete the HW, as much as they can, balancing their school work and various co-curricular activities. New students need time to settle down. As we build up their capacities and focus and also try to maximise their potential, they definitely deserve a transition phase and support. While emphasising the fact that HW needs to be adequate in quantity to keep the students constructively engaged and to aid learning, parents are requested to exercise discretion in HW completion based on available time and the child’s capacity.
The main thing is that the students should be in consistent touch with studies including the concepts explained in the class and need to demonstrate understanding and competence in the topics covered. Quality of HW submitted is of prime importance. The unfinished portions of the homework, if any, may be completed during the holidays.
One session per week is recommended for maximum children, however, if a child is struggling in school two or three tutoring sessions per week are recommended in order to see progress and bring the child at par with other children.
Once the child reaches the expected level, the engagement can be reverted to one session per week.
Melbourne Tutorials offers convenient after-school, evening and weekend sessions, however, talk to us if you’re still finding it hard to schedule sessions, we’ll work together to create a schedule that suits your needs.
Parents are requested to plan their social engagements in such a way that the child maintains regularity in attendance. This would also instill a sense of discipline and commitment in the child. However, if the student has missed any class due to circumstances beyond control( illness etc) we may offer one makeup class in the week following the regular term. This week is known as the makeup week.
Only one makeup class is feasible per term due to administrative reasons. Even if a child has missed more than one regular class, only one makeup class would be offered in that term to cover the missed content.
There is a Make up Class Policy for guidelines.
This will depend on the individual child and their academic needs and goals. When signing up with Melbourne Tutorials, students usually commit to a minimum of one school term to ensure the child establishes routine and gets the most out of the program .
Our tutors include subject matter experts and highly experienced teachers.