Our focus for this years NAPLAN should be on "trying your hardest"!
Facebook and instagram have been tracking me hard this week. Not only have all of these tutoring businesses popped out of nowhere (hello back to school and advertising...

World Sleep Day

  • March 21, 2021
  • Alysha
  • Blog
Is anyone else excited to find out that there is a world sleep day? Maybe we can convince our kids to sleep all day as a celebration! In...
When you are beginning the tutoring journey, there are so many things that parents are needing to think about and consider. From the perspective of a teacher, a...

Does Your Child Need a Tutor?

  • January 6, 2021
  • Alysha
  • Blog
This is a question that I hear parents often ask as their children embark through their schooling journey. As much as I wish this were an easy question...
At Breakaway Tuition, we value the skills that our students need to develop when it comes to writing. Sometimes, we focus so much on the reading aspect of...
Note: This article is a bit on the lengthy side! If you are interested in assistive technology,but don’t feel like reading it all, hop on over to podcast...
Change is hard. Especially when it is unexpected and affects your child’s learning environment, like an unexpected change of tutor. At times, a tutoring centre may need to...
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angela There are so many quotes on resilience buzzing...

So What Is Bullying?

  • March 13, 2019
  • Alysha
  • Blog
bully1[bool-ee] noun, plural bul·lies. a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. Archaic . a man hired to do violence. verb (used...
How do I open conversations about bullying at home? Have you ever heard someone say they talk to their plants because it makes them grow stronger? It sounds...
Tuesday the 5th of February 2019 is Safer Internet Day. This day is celebrated in over 130 countries globally and is starting to make its mark on Australia....
I have finally got to writing (and finishing) my blog on positivity. The video that I posted on Breakaway Tuition’s page a few weeks ago on how to...

Journey into Irlen®

  • December 14, 2017
  • Alysha
  • Blog
This article on Irlen Syndrome has been a long time in the making—- to tell the truth, it has taken me a whole year and numerous starts on...
Looking at buying your children books for Christmas this year? Books (i think) are the ULTIMATE Christmas gift for all children. In today’s society with so much dependence...
NAPLAN this year starts its online revolution roll out! This roll out will occur over the next 3 years, until all testing is completed online. Not just completed...
We are at that time of the term!! Assignments are beginning to roll into homes around the state. Whether it be for High School or Primary School, a...
Sometimes we can see the visible signs that our child is struggling at school. Sometimes……..you can’t! Sometimes they are so fantastic at hiding their struggles it makes it...

Last Minute HSC Tips!

  • September 29, 2016
  • Alysha
  • Blog
It’s that time of the year again- with only 14 sleeps until English Paper One kicks off the beginning of the HSC! Stress levels are certain to be...

The Power of CAN

  • August 27, 2016
  • Alysha
  • Blog
As humans we have access to a wide variety of words that we draw upon to explain and provide meaning in a range of situations. Some of these...

What is MSL Tuition?

  • August 15, 2016
  • Alysha
  • Blog
Hello, I’m Glenys (Mrs. T) Trouncer and I’m joining Breakaway Tuition as an MSL Professional to provide literacy intervention for students of all ages. A Southern Highlands local,...
Over the last week, I have had several of my Year 8 tutoring students come to me in a panic. All of them have the same concern. How...

To Try is to Succeed

  • May 12, 2016
  • Alysha
  • Blog
It really breaks my heart when I see a child think that just because they don’t understand a task, or just because they make a mistake, then they...

More On Mind Mapping

  • April 22, 2016
  • Alysha
  • Blog
In my last blog I wrote about how to use mind mapping as a tool to put all of your ideas on a page before turning it into...
One thing that was often forgotten when teaching in High Schools was the fact that often students when we gave them an essay question, would come back and...

How do you study?

  • April 6, 2016
  • Alysha
  • Blog
We often forget that when we tell our children to go and “study” that this is often a skill that hasn’t been explicitly taught. Kids never know where...

The Value of Literacy

  • April 6, 2016
  • Alysha
  • Blog
When I was teaching in the classroom, I often had students ask me what the value of attending English was. After all, they will “never need to know...