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Oxford Word Lists In Australian Classrooms, Discussion

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Oxford Word Lists in Our Classrooms Discussion What Are The Oxford Word Lists? These lists are the outcome of research commissioned by the Oxford University Press since 2007. The research was carried out in two stages and appears to be ongoing an...
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Teaching Fraction Basics, Maths In Primary School

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Teaching Fraction Basics Teaching Fraction Basics is to help parents and others tutoring a child in Middle Primary School. Children in primary school are introduced to fractions in stages. Halves, quarters and thirds are the first fractions. Thes...
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Division, How to Teach

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Division, How To Teach New Method Versus Old Method Anyone can teach division to Middle Primary School children. Methods have changed a bit over the years but I'm not convinced that they are better. The new strategy used in the classroom involve...
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Principals And Elite Principals In Primary Schools

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Principals And Elite Principals To browse lesson packages click the blue button. In June 2016, Mike Helal and Michael Coelli published a working paper called How Principals Affect Schools. This was a result of research at the Melbourne Institute of...
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Flash Cards – How To Make, Literacy In Primary School

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Flash Cards - How To Make Them To browse lesson packages click the blue button. Flash Cards - How To Make Them Flash Cards and the Word Wall pages go together. Here is the link  https://www.tutoringprimary.com/product/early-primary-school-wo...
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Struggling Child In Early Primary School

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 The Struggling Child. Stop Worrying And Act. To browse lesson packages click the blue button. Every parent wants their child to learn to read. I have solutions and sensible advice on taking control. Distressed parents have come to me  about re...
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How To Teach Hand-Printing, Literacy In Primary School

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How To Teach Hand-Printing To browse lesson packages click the blue button. How to Teach Hand-Printing gives parents and others step by step instructions. I use the term hand-printing to distinguish it from writing in script from Grade 4. This appl...
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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.