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Our Featured Tutor from Absolute Value Tuition Perth is Jack Pearson-Lemme. Jack has tutored many students for us to the absolute highest quality for well over a year now, and is dedicated to ensuring each tuition session fits the needs of the student.
Our Featured Tutor of late is Paige Champion from our Perth team, who is completing incredible work with a number of students around the Perth area. Paige's feedback and lesson direction makes student progress accelerate above and beyond what would normally be expected of weekly tuition sessions.
Here at AVT we want to bring dedicated and passionate tutors to each student requiring help in their respective subjects. Our aim is to match up a student with a tutor to develop a meaningful relationship that can facilitate academic and personal growth for the long term. As a result, we would love for our readers to meet the people/our fantastic team of tutors, who make this all possible.
We recently completed an interview with education resource site Study Is Fun, about the use of technology in schools and how parents can facilitate a positive development of their childs' understanding of technology through certain techniques.
For those of you who haven’t heard of BYOD yet within the Australian education or corporate spheres, it stands for ‘Bring Your Own Device’, and it is the next big step in establishing the technological revolution of education within our schools. The integration of devices into schools is not an entirely new concept, with the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) program which has been around since 2007 being a multinational organisation now (including involvement by Australia). This program in general has been met with widespread criticism in the U.S after the abandonment of the program by one executive, and the obvious environmental issues such as maintenance and safety of a laptop within a school environment. For those of you who are familiar with the slow and often frustrating changes in the methods of delivering education, this all comes as no surprise.
The importance of “non-curriculum” learning attributes such as self-directed learning and independence, has become a major focal point for the redevelopment of many learning areas within the Australian Curriculum. Skills of motivation and personal drive are more often being linked these days to successful job acquisition and job satisfaction than skills learned through other more traditional learning areas. This makes us wonder about what else may be up for a change when it comes to the way we look at learning from a young age.
Victoria's 'The Age' reports a serious mismatch of employee reward and budget allocation in an article today which outlines the millions which education executives are being paid, whilst redundancies and program cuts are rampant elsewhere. Most prominantly, cuts made to literacy and numeracy coaching within school programs does not seem to be put to good use, with millions of dollars more (as reported in government released data) to be used on overseas travel, meals and accommodation.