Education First Tuition Centre

Staff

All tutoring staff are teachers, selected for their personal qualities, communication skills, academic qualifications and teaching experience. All staff have been passed by the “Working with Children Check”. Tutors are trained in the philosophy of the learning centre and undergo specific and ongoing training related to the methods of tuition and the format of tuition sessions for the subjects and levels that they tutor.

Tutors perform the following tasks:

Assess the learning needs of students initially and on an ongoing basis.
Prepare a brief report for oral feedback to student and parent following initial assessment.
Prepare a tuition program to suit the needs of individual students.
Select and develop resources to support the tuition program.
Accurately mark work completed by students and include positive written comments.
Assess the effectiveness of learning activities.
Report on student progress in written form at the end of each term.

Key Staff

Chris Benjamin Director and proprietor

Chris has been an educator for over 20 years and has a great passion for learning and teaching and helping his students reach their full potential. He is a graduate of accelerated learning programs, OC classes, James Ruse and a former Co-op Scholar at UNSW where he graduated in Information Systems. He also has a BSc in Chemistry from UNE and TESOL qualifications from Cambridge University. He taught for 10 years at Macquarie University in their English and University Preparation programs before opening his Master Coaching centre (now located in Wyoming) back in 2006. As a teacher and tutor, Chris has helped countless students develop confidence in their ability and achieve amazing results. He and his wife Hannah came on board as the directors of Education First at the end of 2016, taking over from Tony and Angela Hollins.

Megan Wallace Assistant Director

Megan has many years of experience teaching in selective primary schools, most recently in London. She is an expert in literacy from pre-school through junior high school levels. Megan joined Education First in 2010.

Ann O'Brien Receptionist and Office Administrator

Ann has been the friendly face of Education First since 2003. Ann is not an educator, but is the main liaison between parents and tutors and the directors. Ann takes most inquiries from parents, arranges assessments for students and places them in appropriate tutoring sessions. She is responsible for all accounts and fees, and arranges make-up sessions when students are absent.

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