Got A Question?Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
What is Amber’s Tutelage teaching philosophy?
Learning is a life-long journey and developing a love of learning is just one of the positive outcomes of Amber’s Tutelage clients (learners). We provide hands-on tasks and activities that engage learners and allow focus topics and concepts to be investigated. We also believe in using technology, a 21st Century tool, to assist with developing independent learners and to consolidate focus concepts.
What age do you tutor?
Clients from Pre School age through to Year 11. We also offer tuition for adults who wish to fill the gaps in their own English and Maths understanding.
How is the tuition personalised?
The individual needs of each client are identified during regular assessments, observations and recommendations from other professionals. The gaps in the client’s learning are identified and become a focus in tuition sessions, including their school work challenges.
Where is the tuition conducted?
A small business run from the private property of the director. 96 Tiwi Gardens, Tiwi, NT. In a dedicated and resourced Learning Centre, on the property.
Is tuition offered throughout the school breaks?
Yes. The offer is always there to continue tuition throughout school breaks. The schedule can be negotiated to accommodate everyone’s needs, and a new contract will be drawn up for the period of the school break.
Can I stay whilst the student/learner is being tutored?
Generally, clients get maximum productivity during tutelage sessions when there aren’t any distractions of family or friends present. However, we do welcome curious parents or caregivers to stay during the first session, to allow them to feel comfortable with the tuition process.
How long before and after a session should students/learners be dropped off and collected?
Ideally, clients should arrive a few minutes prior to the scheduled session, so they can unpack their books and be ready to commence their session at the scheduled time.
Approximately 5 minutes after the scheduled completion of the session clients will be ready to go. This provides them time to pack their belongings and browse and clarify their home tasks checklist prior to departing.
Can the student/learner get help with their school homework?
Absolutely yes! Clients are encouraged to bring along the schoolwork they require assistance with. We can assist with the English and Maths concepts. We want clients to feel comfortable asking for assistance with challenging tasks. We also encourage the older clients to email their assignments to firstname.lastname@example.org to get feedback from the tuition director (Ms Amber Morgan). Generally feedback is provided within 48 hours of a request being received.
How is email assistance provided for my child’s homework?
Students email their homework that requires feedback, including the task sheet (instructions) provided by their teacher. The director (Ms Amber Morgan) will provide feedback, via email, for the student to edit &/or improve the task at hand (within 48 hours of receiving the email). One feedback email is complementary after a tuition session. Any further email feedback requested, will be provided with a quote for the out of session time supplied. Impromptu homework help is also available (when requested and negotiated).
Are there any home tasks set, and expected to be competed outside of the sessions?
Yes. Time management is a great skill to learn, and completing tasks outside of the sessions allow clients to learn to manage their time effectively. Most tasks set are encouraged to be completed independently, and the tasks that are found to be a challenge can be circled (by the client), so the task can be explained during a future tuition session.
What qualifications does the director (Ms Amber Morgan) of the tuition business hold?
Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Education, Certificate 3 in Training and Assessment, Foundations of Literacy Assessment (FELA NT) Certificate, Visible Learning Certificates, Cognitive Coaching Certificate, Certificate 4 in Workplace Assessment and Austswim qualifications (swimming & water safety & working with people with disabilities). These are displayed at Amber’s Tutelage.
What experience does the tuition director (Ms Amber Morgan) have?
Amber has been teaching for almost 30 years, of which 7 years teaching in the UK, 4 years teaching in Victoria and the remainder in the NT. During that time Amber has been tutoring children and adults for about 25 years.
What qualifications do the tuition assistants hold?
ELYF (Early Years Learning Framework) trained and a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services.
What clearances do the tutors have for working with clients?
All tutors hold a current OCHER (NT Working with Children Card) card. These are displayed at Amber’s Tutelage. Regular police checks are included in the OCHER Card process.
What are the fees for personalised tuition at Amber’s Tutelage?
There are 2 payment options provided on a contract outlining the negotiated tuition schedule.
- Pay in Advance Option – $60/ session. The tuition is paid in advance, for the length of the contract (usually for the term) before the commencement of the first tuition session.
- Pay As You Go Option – $65/ session. The tuition is paid in cash at the session or by direct deposit within 48 hours of the scheduled tuition.
What is included in the fee?
- A 60-minute personalised tuition session led by a qualified, experienced and passionate teacher.
- Parents /Caregivers are supported with their child’s learning journey.
- Out of session feedback is provided to support the client.
- Resources that support the home tasks, such as readers, activities, play-dough, etc. are loaned.
- Basic stationary such as writing books and photocopied activity booklets.
- A personal reference book (added to regularly) with materials that will support the client.
- A personal checklist of home tasks to be completed before the next tuition session.
- A tuition reminder text the day before the scheduled tuition.
- Communication with clients’ teachers re: client’s learning goals.
What is not included in the fee? (aka any additional costs)
Professionally published workbooks that will support the client’s learning. These will be provided, after discussion with the parent/caregiver, for cash at retail cost. These generally range between $10 – $25 each. The frequency of replenishing these books is dependant on how quickly the client completes each workbook.
How do I pay for the tuition?
Direct deposit is the preferred payment method. The client’s name is to be included in the Description. However, cash is also accepted at the time of the tuition.
What is expected if a learner/student is unable to attend a tuition session?
Clients need to provide 48 hours’ notice, to cancel a session, however ideally sessions should be rescheduled, on request. Where 48 hours’ notice is not provided the client will be expected to pay for the session.