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    Early Literacy Materials

    Tutoring primary school kids in remote areas can be a daunting task. Our texts are followed by writing activities that are laid out in traditional style with numbering. Early primary school children get to understand how to work and what w...

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Our Learning Materials

The Child in Remote Australia

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Children in isolated places may be attending a small multi-age school, or working at home through School of the Air. The teaching materials I offer are suitable for you to teach your child at home, support his or her learning, and in the process, ...
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The Sick Child

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If children are sick and home from school they may be too unwell to do any school work. Yet there are many reasons a child is absent from school. Recovering from an illness, post-surgery, allergies, pain or disability all come to mind. Through it all...
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The Child Falling Behind

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You may have been informed at a parent-teacher interview, and through a school report, that your child needs to improve in certain areas. It may be reading. It may be comprehension in reading. Perhaps your child has not yet mastered the sight words a...
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Middle and Upper Primary Maths Materials

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My maths sheets are designed to provide practice and reinforcement of skills learned in school. In most cases, each sheet is a stand-alone. They are designed to be used for one-to-one teaching. If your child can do a sheet quickly and without error, ...
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Middle and Upper Primary Literacy Materials

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Some reading materials are non-fiction, others are fiction. The purpose is to provide extended pieces of text with related writing or word study activities. The fiction also seeks to inform and to provide less familiar as well as familiar contexts. ...
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Early Maths Materials

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Children need practice and reinforcement of maths learnt in school. Practice sheets are available to download and print. Printed sheets require children to hand-write numbers and symbols which is important for literacy skills. Each sheet includes c...
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Early Literacy Materials

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All texts are followed by writing activities that are laid out in traditional style with numbering. Early primary school children get to understand how to work, and what will probably come next. There is predictability in the format. Most of my li...
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About Us

Kids in school, in my opinion, often do not get longer text reading in the classroom at a more demanding standard. Free reading time in classrooms is excellent but is usually at a slightly lower reading level. Classrooms are busy and noisy places and children are easily distracted. Hence, they often get “grabs” of reading and writing. I offer extended reading of one to two A4 pages in 16pt, 14pt and 12pt in typed material as well as hand-written text for Early Primary, the purpose of which is to extend the child, with you, the parent, as tutor. The child must decode the text because pictures are minimal.

This website aims to provide you with suitable materials to download for use with your own child. I have used, and continue to use, these materials as a tutor and I know they have driven up the literacy and numeracy skills of my students. Parents are very pleased with the result after quite short periods of time with me as tutor.

The literacy and numeracy materials I offer are not intended to address every aspect of the primary school curriculum in any particular state or territory of Australia, but to support parents in areas of learning that many tell me their child needs help with. I am open to suggestions for content and I am prepared to write materials specific to a child’s needs and upload for other parents who may also find it useful.

All materials on my site are designed for one-to-one tuition by the parent and require actual teaching such as conversation, questioning for comprehension and oral instruction. In tutoring your own child use your own knowledge and experience, and my materials to guide you. You can help make the learning relevant to your child through discussion. This will maximise learning opportunities.

Many parents say to me “She won’t learn from me,” or “He won’t co-operate with me when I try to help him.” Yet, no-one knows your child like you do. Many parents are not in a position to call in a tutor for any number of reasons, not least of which is living in an isolated place or having a sick child.