Our Story

Meet the Education Directors: Malcolm Willetts and Deborah Selleck 

Malcolm is a qualified Primary and Secondary trained teacher. Malcolm brings fourty years of experience in applied  pedagogy. Deborah comes from the creative Fashion industry with 10 years of teaching experience in the VET and Tertiary sector.

Together they combined their passion for education in Student Centred Tutoring.Through theme based learning they have created a program to equip the learner with the English literacy skills needed to research,evaluate and communicate information at pivotal points in their journey through education.

Our coursework is linked to the Victorian Curriculum English Standards.

Our School

Located at 144 Stephen Street Yarraville,

‘Student Centre Tutoring’ holds accreditation with the Australian Tutoring Association. We offer face to face learning, critical to the personalized support of the ‘Learner’. Our specialty is the area of English, Literacy explored through a skill-based – thematic approach.

We cater to students between the ages of 9 to 16 through two distinct pathways.

Back to Basics consolidates the Learner’s writing, comprehension, listening, and speaking skills. The 10-week program is delivered face-to-face in small groups of 4 students. The small groups are vital to stimulate peer learning and collaborative skills.

Elevate enables the acceleration of the advanced student through ‘Enquiry Based Learning’ and ‘Critical Thinking.’The 10-week program is delivered face-to-face in small groups of 4 students. The small groups are vital to stimulate peer learning and collaborative skills.

 Happy New Year from Student Centred Tutoring

We are delighted to have launched “Student Centred Tutoring” in 2020! Thank you to the many that have encouraged and supported us in this endeavor.
To say 2020 was a difficult year is an understatement!
The educational challenges faced by families with school-aged children were unprecedented. Many students experienced disconnectedness through lack of social stimuli and technology issues, failing to achieve their optimum.
We felt strongly as eductors to respond with passion, skill, and experience.
Our Back to Basics and Elevate program are designed to restore confidence and skills in English Literacy and communication;
through fun, and engaging activities linked to the Victorian Curriculum Standards and best practice teaching.

Check out our dates for the next Parent Information Day sessions coming up in January. These will be followed by our Free student assessments .

Free Evaluation

Tutoring is different from classroom teaching. It’s highly focused teaching. Your child will receive a personalized learning program that has been designed specifically for their needs. 

The FREE no-obligation assessment is conducted by a qualified teacher. We will be able to determine where your child needs the help to catch up in their English.

Dates: 18 January 10 am.- 12 pm

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“The Thematic approach of Student Centred Tutoring blends a balanced mix of active learning, discussion, and explicit skills teaching to help students focus and engage with ideas.Not your average tutoring program, Student Centred Tutoring explores exciting themes and taps into the student life experience, making learning meaningful.”
Georgia Ensor Lecturer in Art education and Creativelanguage Development Facicilator Deakin University University of Melbourne