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Student Resilience and Anxiety Disorders

There has been a great deal of discussion in 21st century education, especially in the past few years, about the importance of resilience for success in school. Glazed-eyed students study their fingernails for many an hour in Life Skills lessons in junior high school,...

Learning to Play and Playing to Learn

Why Time for Fun and Games is Essential for Early Childhood Education The early years of childhood, specifically those before and during kindergarten, are vital years for growing minds. It is during these years that children first learn how to perceive the world...

Tips if You’re Cramming for Exams

Don’t Cram; Cramming for exam is the study-mate of procrastination. It is what happens when you decide, the night before the exam, that you can make up for lost time. “All I need is coffee and I’ll stay up all night reading all of the text book and then I’ll be set...

Online Tutoring

While Nepean Tutoring is predominantly an "in home" tutoring service, the need to diversify became evident as the business grew and time restraints caused availability issues.  The inception of online learning as an option still met our philosophy of "one to one"...

Tutoring and Learning Styles

When I first began tutoring students in English, I expected that I would be helping them in a variety of areas. I knew that some of these would perhaps include revising the basics of Grammar, building vocabulary and aiding in comprehension and analysis of texts. The...

Fostering Creativity in Children

I always believed that creativity was an inborn talent that children either do or do not have. However, just as all children's intelligence are not equal, all children are not equally creative unless they are provided with the right environment for creativity to...

A Tutor’s Perspective

As we move closer to the the beginning of the new school year I keep thinking about ways in which we can inspire our students to gain a love of learning. I guess that's a little bit of a cliche, but I truly believe that education must become an act of passion to be...

Tutoring – A Celebration

When I look back over the past year, I am overwhelmed at the changes in my life. Small business ownership is certainly not for the feint hearted but for those who are ready for a challenge and to believe that their product can make a difference in today's competitive...

Celebrating Your Child

Celebrating your Child’s Academic Achievements In 2011, after the Wall Street Journal published the essay “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior: Can a regimen of no playdates, no TV, no computer games and hours of music practice create happy kids?” by Amy Chua, people...

Surviving the HSC

We go through the present blindfolded. Only when the blindfold is removed and we examine the past, we realise what we have been through and understand what it means. That’s exactly what it feels like now after completing my HSC five years ago. I can truly see and...

What Makes a Learner?

I have always been a learner because I knew nothing.” These profound words were written by Sydney Poitier in his novel “Life Beyond Measure, Letters to My Great-Granddaughter.” If only we all had this attitude towards learning. He poetically writes “I didn't have an...

Learning- An unexpected Journey

Learning – An Unexpected Journey Five and a half years ago, I fell on black ice in England and smashed my shoulder to pieces, which left me in a state of trauma. The loss of my home in rural England, my isolation from loved ones, my lack of income and, most decidedly,...

Thank you for the assistance with Jemima over the past 18 months. Her time with both Callum this year and Apsem last has been invaluable and I would highly recommend your services for efficiency and professionalism.

Brett - 2017   

I would like to thank Nepean Tutoring for providing such a good quality tutor for my daughter. Antoni was always professional, on time and provided clear explanations to assist in her understanding.

Susana D'Ermilio   

Our son Jacob has been tutored by Robert Tribbia of Nepean Tutoring since the beginning of this year and we are so thrilled with his progress. He was very nervous about being in year 11 and concerned he would struggle with the workload. Meeting with Robert twice a week has helped him stay on track with assignments and be very well prepared for his exams. Robert's broad subject expertise, patience and ability to ascertain the right amount of assistance for Jacob has been integral to his success. We would thoroughly recommend Robert and Nepean Tutoring to anyone looking for specialised or general assistance for their child.

Sharon & Shaun Cameron-Lee Sept. 2016   

After and exhaustive search, I found Nepean Tutoring; Ros listened and understood our needs. The tutor my boys were allocated is experienced, well suited to their requirements, communicates very well with us and has had a very positive impact on their education. We could not be happier with the result.

Hany   

We are very pleased with the services provided by Nepean Tutoring. Steven Birkett has tutored our son for the past six months. Our son's confidence and self belief in his Mathematical understanding has grown significantly. He has gained skills and knowledge to set relevant, achievable learning goals. Steven is reliable and punctual and always willing to listen to our concerns. We highly recommend Nepean Tutoring.

Anne and Troy   

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful service at Nepean Tutoring. Both Tutors which have come out to help Olivia have been lovely and a great match to her personality. They have been both friendly and professional. The tutoring they have given has been extremely successful and I will not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone.

Kylie Newton   

My son reluctantly commenced tutoring late 2014. He is 14 and thinks it’s more important to focus on football rather than school studies. From the moment we met Ashlea we knew she was a perfect match. She has the ability to communicate clearly and encourage our son to believe in himself. His grades are improving and now shows interest in his tutoring sessions. Ashlea has a beautiful personality and I am grateful she has come into our lives.

Belinda Jennings   

My daughter has been getting tutoring for 18 months now and we have found the tutors to be very professional, flexible and knowledgeable. My daughters concentration and results have improved since we begun at the beginning of 2015. I would highly recommend Nepean Tutoring and its brought the stress levels in our house down with struggling to get my daughter to do homework.

Melissa Cox   

My daughters have both received tutoring in maths through Nepean Tutoring. The service that we received was exceptional – the tutors chosen specifically for the individual needs of our daughters. Ros was a huge part of our decision to go with Nepean Tutoring, she was attentive, a wealth of information, and I felt that she was genuinely interested in the needs we had. Ros was always available to us to discuss future needs or changes, and she worked with us to achieve the outcomes we desired. The tutors were always punctual, professional and kind – highly recommended!

Michelle   

Mrs. Giles has been a fantastic tutor throughout my HSC biology year, providing not only her extensive wisdom and experts within the tutoring session, but practical knowledge that has helped me to prepare for the exams and life after the HSC within biology.

Mrs Giles always found time within her busy schedule to answer my questions, no matter the time of day, and helped by providing her extensive knowledge from years within the field that swiftly answered all my questions (no matter how terrible they were). Furthermore, Mrs. Giles provided me with many resources, past papers and anything else that I needed to help me prepare for my exams which have helped me significantly over the past year. These resources, as well as her ability to convey complex biological points in a way that I could understand have resulted in my improved understanding of biology, and highness marks within each examination.

Thank you for the amazing work you have done this year, and I wish you the best for your future.

Christian Foley-Brown   

My son Aiden has been tutored in HSC mathematics for the last year and a half, with Paul Geier. Paul has so much knowledge and patience . Paul has encouraged Aiden and helped Aiden gain his confidence back, at such a pivotal time in his life. His dedication to Aiden and helping him reach his goals was more than what we had hoped for. We are very happy with Aidens results. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul and Ros for their dedication to Aiden , We highly recommend Nepean Tutoring to anyone who needs a little extra help with their studies . You will find Ros and her team go the extra mile for your children.

Tina Mitchell   

We are very pleased with the services provided by Nepean Tutoring. Steven has tutored our son for the past six months. Our son's confidence and self belief in his mathematical understanding has grown significantly. He has gained skills and knowledge to set relevant, achievable learning goals. Steven is reliable and punctual and is always willing to listen to our concerns. We highly recommend Nepean Tutoring.

Anne and Troy Mathison   

My three children have worked with the team at Nepean Tutoring for over a year now and have really come a long way reaching many personal goals and school achievements. Thanks to all of you for you continued work.

Cody   

I was referred to Nepean Tutoring by a friend who was really happy with the service they provided. Nepean Tutoring is operated in an organised and professional manner. Ros is friendly and supportive and keeps the lines of communication open with regular emails or texts. The online payment option is so handy. Shaun has been tutoring my son for some time and is an excellent role model for him. Shaun knows his maths, is friendly and reliable, providing clear and straightforward guidance in a relaxed and informal manner. Shaun is someone that can relate easily to teenagers and can also inspire teenagers. My son enjoys his tutoring, his knowledge and understanding of the subject has improved so much. He has even referred Shaun and Nepean Tutoring to school friends.

Ronelle Kidd   

The best thing about Nepean Tutoring was the fact that they allowed me to choose the tutor that would best suit my child. I wanted the option to choose someone who I knew my child would respond and relate to the best. Ros from Nepean tutoring achieved that perfectly by placing us with the tutor that she did. I have the flexibility to choose which ever topic or area we feel the boys need most and the tutor’s provides exceptional tutoring in all areas. Carlo is never late, he is super polite and well worth the money spent to ensure the boys stay on top academically.

I was recommended Nepean Tutoring and I would definitely further recommend Nepean Tutoring.

Branka   

When I completed my HSC in 2014, Carmen was my tutor for Modern History and Society and Culture. Through an incredibly stressful year of schooling, Carmen helped me with anything I needed. She was always willing to help, and we would regularly text to make sure I was up to date, and if anything in particular needed to be focused on for the weekly tutoring session.

For Society and Culture, the Personal Interest Project (PIP) is a compulsory research task which can be up to 5,000 words, and is worth 40% of my overall mark. I can say I would not have been able to present such a thoroughly researched project without her! It was a relief being able to have a helping hand throughout the process.

Carmen also tutored me for Modern History, and had previously studied one of my topics at university, and was incredibly helpful for a subject which had such a high content level. It was an overwhelming subject, however by the end of the year I had improved my marks by over 20%.

My other topic in Modern History she had not previously studied, however each week she would come to tutoring having researched and learned the entire syllabus dot point for that week, and would supply her own topic tests for me to do as a review. I was very grateful to have a tutor willing to put in so much effort for my benefit.

I received high band five’s in both subjects and the tutoring was essential to those marks. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who is struggling in these subjects!

Erin O'Toole   

Our daughter (year 5) is being tutored by Rowena this year in maths. Rowena has been great with Chloe, she takes the time to explain the work in a way she understands. As a result of Rowena’s encouragement and help,Chloe has become more confident with her studies and this is now being reflected at school. I am very happy to recommend Nepean Tutoring.

Fiona Collins   

Paul Geier has tutored my daughter for the HSC this year. I am very happy with the progress she has made. Paul is a patient and understanding teacher who has given confidence back to my daughter at this important stage of her education.

Krys   

I contacted Ros through Nepean Tutoring because I felt that both of my children needed some assistance with learning. We were put in touch with Rowena who spent the first 6 months of this year helping my 15 year old daughter with maths. By mid year reports, our daughter had improved greatly & was offered an opportunity to go up to the next maths level at school.

Rowena has spent the latter 6 months of this year helping my 12 year old son. For a boy who was very popular with peers and talented in sports, he struggled with concentration and confidence in the classroom. He has really benefited and enjoyed this ‘one on one’ learning opportunity. His whole attitude towards maths and learning in general has improved greatly, to the point where he has been asking his school teacher to send him up to the next maths level. Recently he was very excited to come home and share with us that he had gone up to that next level.

I plan on staying with Nepean Tutoring throughout my son’s high school years because he has benefited so greatly from not only having a tutor to help him with his learning but particularly Rowena’s patience and determination throughout their sessions has made such a difference in his attitude and ability with schooling in general. He has gone from being a child who experienced anxiety and frustration throughout his schooling years to become someone who really does believe he can do it!

Jo Power   

My son Mitchell has been tutored in HSC English for the past year and we are extremely happy with Danuta his tutor. With her easy to understand, friendly approach to teaching, and in a one on one learning environment, Mitchell relates very well to her & feels very positive towards his learning, which is already a huge improvement in him. He’s actually enjoying & understanding poetry for the first time, which is very surprising to us. Danuta has also been very flexible with tutoring days & times, on the odd occasion that sickness or other issues have come up, which has been very helpful.We are also very satisfied with Ros’ prompt responses to any issues we’ve had, and her efforts to find the right Tutors & timetables to suit both of my children, are greatly appreciated. Nepean Tutoring is a very professional company & I would highly recommend them.

Liz   

Ros has been tutoring my son for the past year so he could keep pace in the classroom. Ros has a great insight into what he needs to fill gaps in his learning. She has really creative ideas to keep him interested and he always looks forward to his tutoring sessions. One of the most positive aspects of her tutoring is that he enjoys his homework and is happy to try hard rather than give a mediocre effort. Highly recommended.

Louise   

“When Connor initially commenced tutoring earlier this year, Ros quickly identified the areas that Connor was struggling with. We have seen a huge improvement in Connor’s writing, particularly sounding out words as he writes them and Ros has provided tools to assist in Connor’s handwriting. Being left handed made it difficult for us to effectively assist with his handwriting.

Connor’s reading was at a level 3 when we engaged Ros and it is now at a level 6, however we have seen a big difference in the types of books he now reads compared to the beginning of the year. Ros has helped Connor to develop with blended sounds and we have seen an increase in Connor’s confidence when he is reading. Ros re-visits areas that Connor has not completely understood. Ros applies different techniques to get the best from Connor including visual clues, getting him to listen to how she pronounces words for him to spell and many other assorted activities to ensure that Connor remains interested. Ros is extremely patient and responsive to Connor’s needs. This is very re-assuring for us – we recently approached the school and they explained that his reading isn’t great but not bad enough to be included in the reading programs they have at the school. Ros is doing for us what the school can’t.

More importantly, Ros provides us with techniques to assist in Connor’s development and also explains what she is trying to achieve when she is completing a task with him. She always answers our questions and clarifies with us to ensure we are happy with the progress that Connor is making.

Overall, we are extremely happy with Ros and her approach to teaching and Connor looks forward to her coming each week.”

Rod and Karen   

Thank you for your service this year, Sean has been fabulous in getting Peter up to date with his maths and has provided him with good advice with regards to study.

Kim   

Thank you for arranging Justin to tutor Lachlan and Rhiannon. I am very happy with both their half yearly maths results, Lachlan achieved 95.3% and Rhiannon 98.8%. Many thanks to Justin for his professional manner and expertise. He was great with both the kids – highly recommended.

Terri   

We have been with Nepean Tutoring for many years and as a busy working mum have loved the process of being matched with a tutor who can come to my house and offer one on one support. I have always entrusted Ros’s judgement for picking the right tutor and she has matched my son with two amazing tutors that have seen him excel in Maths. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nepean Tutoring.

Alicia Gillard