Our personalised approach makes learning easier and faster for your child.
Once we have assessed your child, they are placed on a Strategic Learning Program.
This program addresses their specific learning needs with individual, targeted and focused learning activities. This creates a deep anchoring and understanding of all content for easier recall and use.
Our student’s needs vary from remediation in basic Maths and English, through to deep enrichment and extension work for advanced students.
Our service is NOT group tutoring. Each student’s academic needs are addressed and monitored individually.
The teachers ensure that each child is moved through their skill-based learning program, at their level of understanding. The teachers can quickly identify any learning ‘road blocks’ and assist the student to move forward.
Mastering skills at their current level of understanding allows the individual to spring board towards a more solid orientation for their future. Effectively, their skill-base has a more solid foundation.
Our extensive success with thousands of students is testament to the effectiveness of our teaching and learning methods.
At Focus Education we emphasise the fundamental skills in English and Mathematical understandings.
We create an Alpha Learning Environment which is safe, calm, focused and success-orientated for each student.
This environment helps them develop effective study habits, that they can use at school and at home. Students remain keenly motivated and willing to do their best.
Every learning session is jam-packed with essential, effective and individual support. It is therefore imperative that students arrive on time and are ready to work.
Also, please make sure that your child has attended to the following:
- Arrive 5 minutes before their scheduled time. This allows an opportunity to relax, do a puzzle or two, chat to the teachers and generally get themselves into the correct ‘headspace’ for learning.
- Inform their teacher of anything they would like clarified or reviewed.
- Is hydrated (water only) and has had something healthy to eat. No food is to be consumed within the Centre. Learning is so much easier when we are hydrated and fed!
- Bring a smile tucked away somewhere! A positive attitude is always beneficial.
- An openness and willingness to learn new things and sometimes to be way out of their comfort zone. This really IS where true learning begins, after all.
Our English programs cover reading, comprehension, short and long responses, including essay and creative writing.
We use a wide range of text types including narrative, poetry, exposition, recounts, discussion and media texts.
Foundational skills in English are critical to success at ALL LEVELS. Therefore, we provide in-depth instruction in grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure.
Correct essay format is taught together with planning and text analysis skills. Study skills, memory techniques and goal setting skills are integrated and can then be applied to a variety of subject areas.
Our Maths programs work within the guidelines of the current Australian and New South Wales syllabus and cover:
- Number and Operations
- Times Tables
- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
- Algebra and Equations
- Space and Measurement
- Financial Mathematics
- Chance and Data
- And the list goes on
Our strong emphasis on basic number facts especially times tables, mental arithmetic and thinking mathematically, ensures a well-developed number sense for further Mathematical concept development.
Attention to the logical detail required in structuring the written calculations, process and setting out work effectively.