Term 1 starts Monday, 24 January. Enrolments open now.

Yes, we tutor. But more than tutoring or tuition, we can accelerate learning, manage schoolwork and coach students towards their potential!

We have NO year level barriers to learning.

We teach better than an excellent school!

Dear Parents,
letter from Principal, Leo Blore.


Extended Learning Centres

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

We teach students individually-paced Australian core curriculum in a fun, nurturing environment that promotes confidence and self-reliance.

Our students are going places! We’re working towards their future career, lifestyle, choices, success and satisfaction.

Catch up! >> Keep up! >> Get ahead!

Why learn ahead of school?

Exposure to curriculum content ahead of school tremendously improves the effectiveness of learning in the classroom, student confidence and engagement in their own learning.

Accelerated learning

ELC students are enthusiastic to learn to the maximum of their ability. There are no year-level boundaries to limit learning, and no waiting for the rest of the class. Extended learning in their formative years smooths their path through high school and beyond.

Self-reliant and Confident Students

ELC coaches students to take learning into their own hands and take charge of their own future direction. More than simply content, we give students purpose, skills, guidance and support to reduce dependence on teachers.

Get more from your School

ELC helps school results by accelerating the core subjects ahead of school while supporting other subjects as needed. Then when they encounter a concept at school they can do it with confidence. We work on ‘playing the school game’ to make it work for students not against them.

More effective than tutoring

ELC’s method is more than tuition or tutoring because we teach ahead of school, rather than playing catch-up. We know the curriculum and the most important concepts that students will need to do well at school. We teach these before students encounter them at school.

Why is extended learning important for my child?

Their Future

  • To enable future choice of professions and enhance confidence and self-esteem, we accelerate learning to each student’s own potential in all areas, and particularly in mathematics.

Their Potential

  • To get more from the school system, our tailored processes follow the same curriculum as taught in schools, but streamlined and personalised.

Their Health

  • Extended learning in their formative years smooths their path through high school, puberty and beyond.

Their Dreams

  • So that students dream their dreams and associate school and academics with greater future choice, we can engage the psychology of positive learning and modify student behaviour.

Their Success

  • To support students’ point-of-need learning from school when needed, our systems and processes allow us to incorporate school tasks while also learning for the future.

Their Happiness

  • To make family life simpler and less stressful, we holistically manage student learning in active partnership with families.

From Parents & Students

Thank you for this email. She has really grown and matured since starting tutoring at ELC. It’s so great to see. That confidence has also helped her along the way in her prep IB year. It’s tough but she keeps powering on, asking questions and staying positive. Last week she was even talking about Maths like she would talk about horses. Full of passion! Then she said, “ I don’t know what it is, but logarithms just fire me up!” She was full of energy about it all. Woop! Huge kudos to you, Dan and the team.
Year 10 Parent
Jake absolutely loves it! He is dropping equations left right and centre. Zoe is starting to get the idea! It has been fantastic to see them turn around, with Jake being able to apply himself and through this gain confidence in himself.
Grade 3 and Year 8 Father

Thank you both for your support during these challenging times. 

Due to ELC, Sigrid's schoolwork has significantly improved - she is a lot less anxious and is starting to enjoy school again.

We are so appreciative of your generosity and teaching skills.

Thank you.

Year 9 Father
Thank you so so much for supporting Roel - I have NEVER seen him so excited about learning. Wonderful.
Garde 6 Mother

From the bottom of my heart I am fully appreciative of what you have accomplished with Liam... he often speaks of you and he has such a high respect for what you teach him.

Education excites him, and this is gives me peace of mind for his future. Just wish that all educators where half as good as you and your team.

Grade 4 Mother
Oguz absolutely loves his time at ELC and I see him going from strength to strength not just with his maths but with his approach to his learning, and I know that is a direct result of what he is gaining from time at ELC.
Grade 6 mother
Thanks again for all your assistance with Bryce.  It is amazing how positive she has become in such a short space of time.  Her enthusiasm is back for Maths, which is absolutely wonderful.
Year 10 Mother
I just wanted to share with you the awards Mon received today. Not only did she get Academic Excellence but Most Improved Student Award (an award given to only one student and chosen by the year 7 teachers). We are beyond proud of her and wish to thank you and the team for the dedication and care you have shown Mon this year. Seb received straight A’s in all of his subjects this year and will be receiving a Gold Academic Award. We have one very proud household tonight to say the least.
Year 7 and 9 Mother
I want you all to know the positive impact you have had on Elli. I thank you all for all your hard work. I have seen an improvement in her math skills, her development emotionally and her confidence. 
Year 3 Mother

I need to say a big thank you to everyone at ELC, Taliah has grown in leaps and bounds since starting with you, and with math, let's just say I had a comment from her teacher that she was skipping too far ahead in a math one lesson - Teigan's response was "Its just algebra, Mum".  She is a lot more confident than I expected about high school next year.  I have had many comments from her teachers about how she has changed over the year.  That would not be possible without a team of people in her corner, and the crew at ELC who we call "Her secret weapon" have been a key component for us.  

 We shall look forward to seeing her grow as she starts high school with ELC definitely a key part of the team.

Year 6 Mother
Thank you for making the girls' confidence grow, especially in maths.  They don't mind doing exams knowing they're familiar with the subject. They'll even attempt the complex unfamiliar questions.
Years 7 & 8 Mother
Sharmi's confidence is increasing with each week. Although she is a little modest and may not have shared with you, she has moved from a 'B' to an 'A' in Maths and showing similar improvements across all subjects. We are very grateful for your efforts at ELC.
Year 11 mother
It has been truly invaluable for both kids, and the change in their confidence, self-belief, aspirations for the future and of course knowledge has been huge. The fact that common courtesies are one of the most important, almost subliminal, lessons when walking into ELC is wonderful (and unfortunately not so common in society anymore…). We will definitely return to ELC as it is such a positive and supportive environment with clear results.  
Year 4 and 7 Mother
During Covid-19 school closures: "Thanks so much for going above and beyond for your students." "We really are thankful that you can provide this service.". "I am also very impressed with your remote learning."
Three different parents
Donna’s crown has slipped a little at the moment and I am very appreciative that you care about her education. She will not listen to us,  it falls on deaf ears, but she did listen to you. Thank you! They say it takes a village to raise a child, very wise words 😊
Year 9 Mother
I wanted to thank you for your help with Henry since we’ve been back from holidays.  He’s gone from having fallen behind with his assessments to getting them finished early & feeling pretty proud of himself!! And you’ve helped relieve a whole lot of stress for the whole family.
Year 8 Mother
Thank you for all your help and support this year with Annabelle. She has grown in confidence as she knows you have all been there to help and cheer her on. We have appreciated all the time and effort you have put into English and Maths. You have been a God-send! We have no hesitations in recommending ELC to our friends.
Year 12 parents
I think the best decision I ever made was sending Thom to ELC at such a young age. Even though he didn't appreciate it or comprehend that it was benefiting him at the beginning, the early introduction of Algebra made such a difference to his Maths, confidence and personal growth. I think it took him until high school to realise what a difference ELC was making to him. I am really proud of how he knuckled down over the last few years. Thanks again to you and Dan especially for supporting and working with Thom over the years.
Year 12 Mother
I’ve been studying Law/Arts at UQ this year, majoring in Political Science and International Relations in my Arts degree. I’ve been loving Uni and both my degrees! I miss seeing you and Leo each week at ELC. Thanks again for everything that you did for me over the last few years. I wouldn’t have made it to UQ without everyone’s support!
Former Student
Jack is helping his two mates do algebra homework!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😁
Year 10 Father
Just wanted to give an update from a past student of your tutoring services. My son was in your program during part of his high school years. He struggled through to year 12 and chose a different path for a couple of years. He is now studying a degree in computer science and got a job with Google. He was also shortlisted for other government and security positions. Leo was a great support to a very reluctant participant, but I do believe this program gave him the tools. Just took him awhile to pick them up. Those seeds we plant eventually grow :)
Mother of former ELC student
All I can say is thank you so much for all your help the past few terms. I know it wasn't for long but you have both helped me so much in many ways and helped build my confidence in both maths and English, which I've always struggled in. ELC made me feel comfortable and like a family. It actually made me excited and happy to go to tutoring, haha!
Year 12 student

Lately l have noticed Otto has developed a more mature and responsible aspect to his character and is asking many questions. This l have noticed since he has become a student of yours , so l believe your influence has had allot to do with the improvement.

Year 9 Grandfather

Thank you so much for spending time with Annabelle and helping her with her English. It has been so good for her and she has really enjoyed her tutoring with you and Dan.

Secondly, I wanted to say to you how much I appreciate your effort and the time you spend with her weekly to increase her understanding. It is making a difference. My one regret is that I didn’t start tutoring her with you earlier when some of these gaps became evident to me. But I would without hesitation recommend you guys to anyone who asks me.

Year 11 mother
Thank you for caring deeply about the kids you mentor--it shows. Margot feels incredibly supported with ELC,  and the psychological spur is working.  It's obvious to me she is more energized today with renewed vigour regarding her studies. Fingers crossed she makes it through this school term with head and heart intact!
IB Year 11 Mother
The difference in Siobhan this year and her approach to her learning has been remarkable. I’m proud of her and appreciate the support she is receiving from both of you. It takes a village to raise a child. Thank you for being part her her village. Thank you to both of you.
Year 5 Mother
I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how much I appreciate you welcoming Saara with open arms. The importance of what you do and how you do it has been highlighted to me over the years. In particular, recently when Saara had a question on some school maths revision she was doing last week. She emailed her school maths teacher during the day, asking for assistance. No reply. Leo, she emailed you hours later and you replied promptly and she was SO HAPPY. The next day her school teacher replied, she wrote: Saara, please refer to the Cambridge video's we use to teach you in class. Stella showed me. Now I am completely convinced in understanding why there is such a huge problem with the school. Thanks again, keep doing what you do.
Year 8 Mother

At ELC we believe in:

students the curriculum, resources, skills and guidance to take ownership of their learning.

confidence and positive habits early.

learning independently of school restrictions, such as year-level boundaries.

by connecting students’ efforts today with their dreams, wants and ideas for their future.

the innate human instinct to enjoy learning.

students how to make their education work to their current and future advantage.

them to achieve at the school system by “playing the game”.

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