Meet a real author and motivate your pre teen these holidays!

During the school holidays, it can be expected that students may naturally regress, or take a backwards step. This can be frustrating and a little worrying, especially for our primary aged students of 8-12. The expectations of their new year level when they return to school will be increased – we certainly want them bouncing back into school feeling confident! Looking for ways to … Continue Reading»

Nurturing a love of books

That face! His favourite thing to do is play with his books – and this book loving mama’s heart soars every time he does! 💙✨ A love of reading and an interest in books in general serves children well. As your children get older it is important to give them the opportunity to explore a wide range of texts. Consider what books you have … Continue Reading»

Santa is our hero! Motivating little writers!

In the lead up to Xmas – there is nothing more motivating for a child than the thought of being on Santa’s nice list ! Writing a letter to Santa is a great opportunity to allow your child to produce a piece of creative writing. There is a time and place for giving input and feedback – and a time and place to simply … Continue Reading»

Supporting struggling readers with Factual Texts

Quite often, in aiming to support students in developing comprehension skills they are simply given more assessment style activities to complete (worksheets, cloze passages etc). At Sprout Tutoring we constantly repeat the fact that for most children struggling to grasp concepts or demonstrate independence – more of the same is never the answer! It is our experience that students working to develop comprehension skills … Continue Reading»

Homework help is here !!

Homework Help is just $30 for a 30 minute session! Your child will get to work one on one with one of our tutors – find out more!  Does your child need support to complete their weekly homework? Cultivating a positive attitude about homework can significantly reduce stress for your child (and for Mum and Dad too!) Working one on one with a Tutor … Continue Reading»

Mindfulness for Children – YOGA at SPROUT

At Sprout Tutoring we are deeply passionate as seeing each individual child in their entirety. We don’t simply focus on grades and academic progress – we aim to support children in their ability to think, learn and grow. Our sessions are focused on improving academic outcomes, but as teachers we are mindful of the ways in which our teaching practise is resonating within each … Continue Reading»

5 Ways to Best Prepare little ones for Big School!

I have a little miss 5 who is very near and dear to me that will be starting ‘big school’ in 2019. As a teacher I am tingly with excitement that this beautiful child is about to be launched into the big, wide world of learning and I am excited to see her land on her feet and take off running! As a teacher, … Continue Reading»

Help! My child doesn’t work well in groups!

From prep through to grade 6, on any given day you are likely to find problem based learning activities being presented to students in Australian classrooms. It is believed that grouping students together to solve open ended problems improves engagement and promotes deep knowledge and understanding. For many students this dynamic presentation of content can be exciting and will improve their ability to retain … Continue Reading»

Geelong Small Business Award FINALIST!

WE ARE SO EXCITED ! The Geelong Small Business Awards has announced that Sprout Tutoring is a FINALIST for the 2018 Awards! We are so proud of what we have created and thrilled at being recognised in Geelong! Sprout Tutoring is a strong example of a small business that is equally as focused on being a strong pillar of support for children and parents … Continue Reading»