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University course price changes from 2021

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Radical change to university incentives has been needed for some time. And here it is! (Announced 19 June 2020) But what a year for school-leavers! The first to graduate with an ATAR in Queensland. Learning and assessments disrupted by Covid. And now, with QTAC preference selection well underway, a university course price shake-up due to start next year has thrown

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Find and fill gaps from remote schooling due to Covid-19. Tutoring at ELC Mooloolaba will help primary and secondary students finish the school year stronger.

Maths and English tutoring during Covid-19

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Education, school and tutoring in the face of Covid-19 Last updated: 2 July 2020 Many students have found it tough since the learning disruptions associated with Covid-19. And consequently, we’ve seen an increase in Sunshine Coast families looking for English and maths tuition and learning support. As the coronavirus social restrictions intensified, our minds kept

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Logos of Typing Club, Khan Academy and Duolingo, Extended Learning Centres' recommended free online learning activities this holidays while kids are stuck inside isolation due to Coronavirus and Covid-19 to learn maths, languages or typing

Looking for free remote learning activities this holiday?

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During the Covid-19 social restrictions ELC has moved temporarily to remote learning to keep our students’ safe while keeping their hard-earned progress from being compromised. From Term 2 2020 we are once again running in-centre tuition with increased hygiene measures and limited students numbers. But if you’re looking for more to keep students occupied while

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Maths Methods leads to more careers

Which maths? Methods, Specialist or General?

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Which maths? Short answer: Methods We say students should have Mathematical Methods as their default expectation, and aspire to it from early on. (Formerly equivalent to Maths B.) In Year 10, students choose which maths subjects to study in Years 11 and 12 for their QCE. But the road to Maths Methods starts years before

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Procrastination…

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Guilty pleasure I guarantee you’ve more than once suppressed that slippery guilt that comes with putting off today what could be done tomorrow. And you have no idea how long this topic has been on my own to-do list! (This is a long one, but we cover a LOT of good stuff.) So it’s not

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Feeling ‘in control’ of the school journey

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When driving a car, we have learned not to focus on the road immediately in front of the vehicle. Otherwise we have no time to react to hazards. So, we focus on the road well ahead and avoid the hazards by making subtle adjustments early. School content is the road racing towards us. There will

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Keep Calm and NAPLAN

Keep Calm and NAPLAN

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In May, Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students will sit the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test. While the data might but put to good use, the overemphasis routinely placed on these tests defeats the point. It would be valuable to have an accurate measure of schools’ and students’ performance in

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Test results are not everything

School marks for written tasks

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Dan Blore is Manager and Educator at Extended Learning Centres, Mooloolaba If you notice that your secondary students are given marks for English or other written assessments which seem below the standard of work submitted, we recommend that you make a point of politely contacting your school for some objective feedback on why. Without your

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I don't need tutoring, defiant boy in car. Extended Learning Centres is more than tuition.

5 tips for bringing up tutoring with your child

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Dan Blore is Manager and Educator at Extended Learning Centres, Mooloolaba In my previous post, I explain why many kids and teenagers have a negative conception of ‘tuition’, and why Extended Learning can have greater effects than what most people think of as just ‘tutoring’. By now, I hope you’re on board with what we

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“I don’t want tuition!”

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Daniel Blore is Manager and Educator at Extended Learning Centres, Mooloolaba So, your child isn’t keen on ‘tutoring’? I don’t blame them!!! Many kids have a negative preconception of tutoring based either on their own experience, “It’s a waste of my time,” or on the schoolyard stigma, “Tuition is for dumb kids.” On average, tuition

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