Monday 1st May 2017 marks 13 years of tutoring by The Education Centre in Coffs Harbour. Tutoring for students of all ages and abilities is the passion of the dedicated and diverse team of professional teachers and tutors at The Education Centre on Coffs’ Bray Street and Woopi’s Market Street Centres.
In addition to supporting school-aged children, the centre also caters to the needs of university students; individuals who want to learn a new language for study, pleasure or travel purposes; children and adults who would like to learn the skills of acting or speaking; and those who would benefit from special education and support in daily life skills.
Tutoring is a cost-effective way of boosting your child’s education, whether they are in primary, secondary or working towards their HSC. Children from Kindergarten through to Year 12 can obtain some of the finest quality concentrated teaching.
“Our one-on-one lessons are conducted with the latest learning aids, and guided by a dedicated team of professional tutors,” says Liz, emphasising the following, “I can’t stress enough the value of tuition. Struggling students get the undivided attention they need, whilst more advanced students have opportunities to be challenged.”
May sees the arrival of the NAPLAN tests for Years Three, Five, Seven and Nine. That need not be as worrying as it sounds, especially if your child is prepared with some first-rate tuition.
One of the most important changes to the education system this year is the new rules regarding the NAPLAN for Year 9 students. “The NSW Education Standards Authority has set down appropriate standards in literacy and numeracy that students must reach in order to be awarded their HSC when they get to Year 12,” says Liz Stevens, proprietor of The Education Centre. She further explains, “However, all students will have the opportunity to re-take the tests online each year until Year 12 and for five years after, if they don’t reach Band 8 in their first attempt; but, obviously, it is better to get the tests out of the way as soon as possible.”
This is exactly where The Education Centre can help. With a bevy of trained tutors with years of experience behind them, students can be confident that they will receive the best help to achieve their learning goals and put NAPLAN worries behind them.
YOUNG TALENT TEAM
An exciting new initiative this coming term is the start of the Young Talent Team. This is a group of first and second year university students training to become teachers who will be available to help students with their homework. Known as “Homework Plus”, this is a program that is economically priced to give students help with homework and a little extra support when they need it. The Centre is holding an Open Day on Saturday 6th May, to which everyone is invited to come along. This presents a great opportunity to meet both the Young Talent Team and the regular tutors from 9am to 1pm.
For Primary, Secondary, HSC study or just for pleasure, we have teachers and tutors who can take you on a journey to enhance your mind with one of many languages of the world. Japanese, Spanish, French, German and Mandarin are all available at The Education Centre, Coffs Harbour.
Young talent can also be found in spades in the many young people in the Centre’s Acting Classes. Both at junior high school level and in the upper primary, groups are already perfecting their performance skills, working towards the Eisteddfod in June and a production later in the year. The Centre is now looking for Year 10 – 12 students to sign up for a Senior Acting group, known as “Acting Up”, which is aimed at attracting those young adults who are seeking to perfect their fledgling acting skills and tackle the tough stuff.
“I encourage all young people to consider these amazing groups, if only because they develop both self-confidence and communication skills, whilst having fun at the same time,” Liz commented.
GOING TO GRAFTON
Another milestone for the Education Centre is the opening of a centre in Grafton next term.
“It has long been our dream to open up new centres and, finally, it is all coming together,” Liz told us. “We will be opening our first tutoring centre in Grafton soon – it’s very exciting.”
THE WIDER COMMUNITY
As for other community involvement, Liz’s participation in and support for the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour South for many years also brings invaluable social and financial benefits to the children of this area, with sponsorships from Rotary and St. Vincent de Paul for Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod and Refugee Scholarship Program.
The Education Centre staff are happy to explain all about their amazing services. Just call 6652 2222 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website: www.theeducationcentre.com.au.
Remember Open Day on Saturday 6th May. Phone 6652 2222 for any further information.
“Love to Learn”.