Frequently Asked Questions

Tutoring

Do you support children with NDIS?

Ascend Learning is able to support young people who require additional support, however we are NOT registered for the NDIS. Please refer to our Supporting Students with Disabilities page for more information and contact us.

 

How do I book a tutor?

To get started, please contact us via our contact page. Our director Ted Carter will organise to meet with you and complete a consultation. We work hard to ensure that our students are matched to tutors and will spend time getting to know your child’s individual needs before tutoring may begin.

How much does tutoring cost?

Fees are adjusted according to the qualifications and experience that each tutor offers. 

You may request:

* an emerging tutor with less experience – from $49 per hour* (online tuition)

* an experienced tutor with additional training – from $64 per hour* (online tuition)

* a fully qualified teacher with classroom experience – from $79 per hour* (online tuition)

Most tutors are available to meet in your home or at a mutually agreeable location. 

* An additional $10 in-person fee applies to each session that the tutor meets in your home or at a mutually agreeable location.

Check out our pricing guide

What age range do you tutor?

Tutoring services are provided for students aged from Prep to Year 12.

We do do have some university trained educators who may be able to assist with university subjects. Please contact us to discuss.

Where are the sessions held?

Sessions may be held at your residence, at a mutually agreed location (e.g. the local library or cafe), or online using digital platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet, or in our office at the Hooper Centre. Part of the registration process is finding what works best for your schedule and your family’s requirements.

Can parents stay and watch a lesson?

Yes, parents are welcome to stay during tutoring sessions. However, it may be more beneficial for students and tutors if parents are present ‘in the background’, rather than sitting at the desk next to the student or tutor. We recommend a discussion with your tutor to work out what seems best for your child’s learning outcomes.

Do you hold a Blue Card?

Yes. It is a legal requirement that all our tutors hold a current Blue Card, or as a fully qualified teacher, an Exemption Blue Card.

Do your tutors have Blue Cards?

Yes. It is a legal requirement, and a mandatory regulation by Ascend Tuition, that our tutors all hold a current Blue Card, or as a fully qualified teacher, an Exemption Blue Card.

How do I become a Tutor?

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please send your resume to admin@ascendlearning.com.au 

You can find out more about joining the team over on our Join the team page

Our Team Development Officer will be in contact with you, initially, for a telephone interview. You will then meet with our Director, Ted Carter, to better understand the systems and processes involved in becoming a tutor. If you are in agreement, then you will be presented with the Ascend Tuition Subcontractor Agreement.

Holiday Programs

How much do programs cost?

The cost of Ascend Learning Holiday programs depends on who is hosting our amazing STEM workshops. Our regional libraries offer the workshops free of charge to residents with a current library card. Our regional museums offer our workshop at a small charge, payable to the museum when you book through their website. Our school holiday program hosts offer our workshops at a small charge, payable to the school holiday program provider.

How do I book a program?

Booking one of our Ascend Learning holiday programs depends on the location of the event. If we are providing our workshop at a regional library, then the link to book will be on their website. If we are providing our workshop at a museum, then the link to book will be via the museum’s website. You can find out about our upcoming holiday programs via our  Facebook Page  or contact us 

What age range can join the programs?

The age of participants attending Ascend Learning Holiday programs is dependent on the workshop being provided. Students from aged 7 years and up to 17 years are catered for with our variety of STEM workshops.

Can parents stay and watch or join in programs?

Ascend Learning Holiday programs that are hosted via our regional libraries and museums have capacity for parents to remain during our programs. This is dependent on each individual facility’s regulations and Covid19 restrictions based on the number of people per square area.

Do you hold a Blue Card?

All Ascend Education workshop presenters hold a current Working With Children Check (Blue Card).

Do your program leaders have Blue Cards?

Yes. It is a legal requirement, also a mandatory regulation by Ascend Learning Holiday programs, that our workshop presenters all hold a current Working With Children Check (Blue Card).

Where are the programs held?

Programs are held at a number of different locations, including regional libraries, museums and holiday care programs.

School Programs

How much does programs cost?

As all programs delivered are individualised to meet the needs of students and staff at your school, a personalised quote will be provided after consultation with Principal.

How do I book a program?

To enquire further about our services, please contact us via our contact page. Our director, Ted Carter, will organise to meet with you and complete a consultation. We will develop an individual plan with feedback from you and your staff, to ensure that any Professional Development or student workshops, meet the needs of your students and/or staff members.

What age range can join the programs?

We are able to provide student workshops from Prep to Year 10 for the majority of our subjects/topics particularly Digital Technologies, chess and philosophy.

Do you hold a Blue Card?

All Ascend Learning staff have current Working with Children Checks (Blue Cards). 

Do your program leaders have Blue Cards?

All Ascend Learning staff have current Working with Children Checks (Blue Cards). 

Where are the programs held?

Programs are held on school grounds.

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