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  • Writer's pictureAlana Azzouni

Best Tutoring Companies in Sydney. An Honest Comparison.

Updated: Feb 17, 2023

Choosing a tutor for your child can be hard. Let this honest comparison of the top tutoring companies in Australia help you find the right option for you, and your child.

Looking for a high-quality tutor for your child can be a challenging experience. Do you go with a company, or an independent tutor? Does your child need a qualified teacher, or will a university student be sufficient? Online tutoring seems convenient, but will it be engaging enough for your little one? Group sessions, or one-on-one? The list of questions seems to go on and on!

You should always consider those aspects of tutoring, as well as the style of teaching that works best for your child, when choosing a tutor, or tutoring company.

To make this easy for all of you parents who are feeling lost in the quest to find a great tutor, I have broken down the top tutoring options available, with their unique propositions:

1. Cluey Learning

Looking for an online experience that follows a specific program? Cluey Learning offers online tutoring for students from Year 2 to Year 12, and base their lessons off a specific learning program.

This can be great for students who are able to be well-engaged with online learning (which many of you would be able to distinguish based on your experience with COVID online learning). If your child excelled during those times, Cluey may be the place for them!

Cluey offers both group and individual lessons, for Maths, English, and Sciences.

Find Cluey here:

2. Kumon

Looking for a tutoring center that provides group sessions and a rote teaching method? Kumon tutoring centers can be found all over Australia, and provide group tutoring sessions using the ‘Kumon Method’. This method is said to provide students with worksheets that are set at their level, being not too easy and not too hard. They repeat questions until they get it right and display confidence, then advancing to the next level.

Kumon provides tutoring for both Math and English, and has the goal that students become independent learners. The ‘Kumon Method’ is great for a student who is able to comprehend problem solving or multi-step questions, but needs support in completing the given algorithm or equation with ease.

Although it is not in the comfort of your home, it is a great option for parents who do not mind dropping their kids off for a group session.

Find Kumon here:

3. NumberWorks’nWords

If your child thrives through online learning, with guidance, then NumberWorks’nWords could be the one for them. NumberWorks’nWords provides in-centre lessons that are computer-based. Both English and Maths software are used, with tutors being present for guidance and support.

It is said that NumberWorks’nWords also ensure that their lessons are individualised and differentiated to suit the learning needs of each student. They provide lessons for students from ages 5-16. You can find their tuition centres all across Sydney and Melbourne.

Fine NumberWorks'nWords here:

So there you have it, a clear breakdown of Sydney's best options when it comes to finding the right tutor for your child. I know it can be daunting, especially when it comes to putting your child in the hands of an educator who you need to trust.

My advice to you? Go with what feels right and follow your gut feeling. Each of the options above offer something different. Every child has a story, and that story needs to be shared with the company that you decide to trust in. Ask yourself what would work best for your child. At-home tutoring or centre-based? In person or online? Individual tutoring or group sessions?

If you are looking for a professional opinion on what would be the best option for your child, you can reach me on 0481 180 222. Sometimes, all you need is a good old chat.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Alana Kalithrakas

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