Vicki was a particularly bright student at primary school. Her parents were hoping that she would reach her full potential, but felt her best chance was by moving from the over-crowded and under-serviced local school to a private school. Problem – they couldn’t afford the fees.
Solution part 1 – enrol her for scholarship tests at two or three schools.
Solution part 2 – organise some one-to-one tutoring through Consolidated Coaching Colleges with a specialist scholarship tutor over a three month period.
The tutoring at no stage involved “teaching” in maths or language. Rather it involved her “learning” exam technique and developing her own self-confidence.
Outcome – a bright student confident of her abilities to perform up to her best in the scholarship test.
Vicki was awarded a scholarship, but that was not the only outcome. The real value in the tutoring was that it ensured she was capable of performing to the limits of her ability, not under-perform.
Tutoring Melbourne – Case Study #2
Andrew was facing up to his final year of VCE at the local secondary college. He had always struggled with the sciences at school, but wanted to pursue that as a career once he left school.
In January, his parents organised some intensive tutoring through Consolidated Coaching Colleges, three hours a week to get him ready for the year in front of him. Then they arranged for the tutor to come for a 90 minute session every week to ensure he kept up with his work.
Andrew at no stage felt “lost” during the year, his confidence grew, and some of those gaps he had been carrying from earlier years were filled.
Result – assignments were no problem (either in timing or in content) and he got the necessary ATAR to get into Science at Melbourne University.
Andrew’s final year at school was less stressful than that of some of his friends who struggled with deadlines, almost to the point of panic, and did not plan adequately their revision for the final tests. They generally completed their schooling, having done “too little, too late.”