Sharing Our Thoughts on Education and Tutoring

Senior School Transitions

Senior School Transitions

For a student transitioning from Year 10 to Year 11 or from Year 11 to Year 12, their journey through senior school feels both exciting and intimidating. Exciting because they have more opportunities for leadership, wider subject selections, and are closer to the end...

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

What exactly is curiosity? What do we mean when we say that curiosity is an attribute of successful learners? ‘Curiosity’ is a trait similar to inquisitiveness: it encompasses a desire to question, investigate, and explore how things work and why things are the way...

Online Maths Games: The Results Add Up

Online Maths Games: The Results Add Up

Gamification of learning is the idea of applying game principles (e.g. scoring points, competing with others, leader boards) to education to increase interest and engagement in learning. Physical (non-digital) games are routinely used by teachers, especially in...

What is the real purpose of tutoring?

What is the real purpose of tutoring?

During school holidays, and especially after the tumultuous term we’ve just had, no one would argue that our students need a rest. Time away from school brings with it the question of whether they should take a break from their studies, and if so, when school and...

Inspiring the Unmotivated Student

Inspiring the Unmotivated Student

Many students go through stages where it appears they are wholly disinterested in school. They might say, “School’s boring,” and without elaborating further, parents feel powerless to help. Closer observation or speaking to their teachers might reveal underlying...

NAPLAN: To prepare or not to prepare…

NAPLAN: To prepare or not to prepare…

NAPLAN is not the be-all and end-all of a student’s learning career, but it does provide a helpful indication of those areas in which they require some extra attention. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) who facilitate NAPLAN do not...

School’s Out, Reports are In

School’s Out, Reports are In

It’s the end of another busy school year and our students are settling into a well-deserved break. But beneath all the excitement of summer holidays lurks the bi-annual report card anxiety. As parents and carers, we might look forward to seeing where our children have...

Nepean Tutoring: Delivering Results

Nepean Tutoring: Delivering Results

More than a tutoring business, Nepean Tutoring is a team of passionate educators with heart. We strive to provide the best individualised support for students regardless of age or ability level. Our tutoring team includes past and present teachers, disability support...

Sleep to live and learn

Why good sleep is essential for health, wellbeing and even academic success. It’s already more than half way through term one, and the heat is on for students in years 11 and 12. Assessments pile up, test times loom and the realities of senior years stress start to...

Help Me Help My Child to Read!

3 Essential Things to Know When Teaching Your Child to Read Reading is an essential early skill that underpins so much future learning. But what can you do if reading really isn’t as easy as ‘a b c’ for your child? How can you help get them back on track with reading,...

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