Private Tutoring & Mentorship

Every child is an individual and learns best in their own unique way, favouring learning styles that suit them. These may include one, or a combination, of psychologist Dr Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences,

Verbal-Linguistic – a student who thinks in words. He/she learns best through activities involving reading, writing and speaking.

Logical-Mathematical – a student who thinks rationally and in abstractions. He/she learns best through activities involving numbers and patterns.

Naturalist – a student with an awareness of the patterns in nature. He/she learns best through activities involving animals, plants and the environment.

Visual-Spatial – a student who thinks in images, colours and shapes. He/she learns best through activities involving visualisation.

Bodily-Kinaesthetic – a student with good physical awareness. He/she learns best through activities involving music or rhythms.

Interpersonal – a student who enjoys being in groups and teams. He/she learns best through activities involving working with others.

Intrapersonal – a student who understands and analyses his/her thoughts and feelings. He/she learns best through individual activities.

(Reference: Frames of mind: the theory of multiple intelligences, Dr Howard Gardner,1983)

Schools are very busy places, with overloaded curriculums, and whilst teachers admirably do their utmost to cater for all students, it is unrealistic to expect all students will learn, all of the time, their favoured way of learning. Maybe the odd child will do very well, but the general rule of thumb is the majority of students will at some point need a little help along the way. And this is where Shadytree Books can assist.

Shadytree Books is a small boutique home-based studio who offers a variety of tutoring and mentorship services ranging from the very young, including pre-Prep to Year 8 in the following subject areas: Literacy, English, writing, creative writing, short stories and poetry competitions. Most sessions are hour long although we are flexible and are happy to discuss other options.

There are many positive benefits for providing private tutoring, and/or, mentoring sessions for your child/children. Some points to note include:

  • a tutor may boost your child’s performance in school,
  • encourage growth in confidence levels,
  • strive to motivate extra interest in a subject.
  • encourage and develop both study skills and the discipline required for helpful study that can then be applied to any other subject.

Our coach successfully builds a fast rapport with children of all ages, genders and interests, and this is a big part of successful tutoring and mentorship.

We provide a nurturing and encouraging space for children to explore through a range of activities to help build upon an individualised program for each child specific to their needs.

If getting to Shadytree Books proves a little challenging for you and your family, contact us here to discuss the option of coming to your home. Discussing your requirements is totally obligation free, so let’s get started.

Options for Tutoring/Mentoring

Literacy & Language

  • prep & primary students
  • in studio or home option
  • private – one on one
  • session length: one hour
  • writing – structure & style
  • reading – strategies
  • grammar/spelling/punctuation
  • helping with language/literacy homework
  • limited places

Creative Writing

  • prep & primary students
  • in studio
  • private one on one
  • or optional small group (ie: homeschooled students)
  • session length: one hour
  • writing – narratives, short stories, poetry
  • preparing entries for short story or poetry competitions
  • bush poetry
  • helping with language/literacy homework
  • using art for inspiration
  • limited places

Life Skills in the Classroom & Beyond

  • primary students
  • in studio
  • private one on one
  • or optional small group (ie: homeschooled students)
  • session length: one hour
  • time management for kids
  • finding focus & discipline & stress relief
  • mindset & coping strategies
  • nature trails
  • art therapy for kids
  • project happiness
  • limited places

Home School Solutions

  • prep & primary students
  • in studio or maybe option in home classroom
  • private or collective group
  • session length: one hour or workshop options
  • writing – structure conventions and styles guides
  • writing creatively