Our knowledge is your advantage
Established in 2019, ATAR Advantage is built on nearly 20 years of educational experience and strives to provide a common sense approach to preparing students for success in Mathematics and Science. We can support any high school aged student to achieve their best.
We have worked with students from Brisbane Grammar, Clayfield Collge, Nudgee College, St Laurence's College, Yeronga SHS, Indooroopilly SHS, Stretton SSC, Brisbane SHS, Mt Gravatt SHS and St John's Anglican College and many others.
We currently service Forest Lake (4078) and surrounding suburbs so get in touch today and read below to learn more about our services.
Supporting high school students in Maths and Science.
We are experts in QCAA Applied Syllbuses - Essential Maths & Science in Practice as well as ATAR General Syllabus subjects including General Maths, Maths Methods, Specialist Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Engineering.
We understand the complexity of high school aged students, their struggles, their anxieties and how to get the best out of them.
We are compassionate educators and know that it can be difficult to support and motivate your child in these busy times.
We work with students to understand what's going on, build a plan of attack, set goals and then monitor and motivate to ensure they reach their goals.
We want to see young people achieve.
As members of both associations, we are thoroughly assessed for suitability to deliver tutoring services given confirmation of qualifications, Police checks and Working With Children checks.
We have a strong commitment to continuous improvement through ongoing professional development as per the Australian Tutoring Association Member Code of Conduct.
Individuals, small groups, parent groups or school cohorts, we've got something for everyone.
A solid base is the most important part of learning.
ATAR Advantage was born out of the realisation that a cluttered curriculum was leaving less and less time for educators to provide students with time to establish study habits.
In the high-stakes world of ATAR Maths and Science with a 50% exam at the end of year 12, we provide a common sense approach to ensure that students build great study skill, are prepared and ready to achieve their best.
To this end, we believe that establishing these skills as early as possible is the best approach which is why we like to work with all high school aged students not just those in years 10 - 12.
We are experts on detail.
ATAR Advantage are qualified to help your child unlock the curriculum and experience that feeling of success that comes from understanding what they're doing.
We employ a variety of strategies to help your child engage with the curriculum.
We unpack and show students how to apply the cognitive verbs within assessment tasks.
We help students to understand the links between marking guides, cognitive verbs and assessment task requirements.
We track, analyse and set goals based on individual student data
We coach, support, motivate and celebrate success.
Full Cohort Coaching
Give your Maths and Science cohorts the edge.
Are you a school leader who is concerned about student stress levels, preparation, long-term strategies and outcomes? ATAR Advantage will utilise data in all its forms to produce the clearest picture possible and ascertain what's required to help your students conquer ATAR Maths and Science. This could include a combination of our Foundational Skills or Focused Support depending on the needs of your cohorts. We understand that every school is at a different point in their ATAR journey.
Importantly, we are teachers so we know how to be personable, engaging, interactive and give a meaningful presentation that your students will understand, value and enjoy.
Parent Information Sessions
We empower parents to support their children.
The transition from primary school to high school can see many parents take a "backseat" in the education of their children. This can be due in part, to parents not being fully informed of the ins and outs of the system.
The new ATAR system can seem daunting and there are plenty of myths and half-truths that need clarifying.
ATAR Advantage is available to help schools communicate the facts to parents through our Parent Information Sessions. We can make parents feel comfortable in their knowledge of the system and be a valuable part of the child's learning.
Scholarship Entrance Exam Preparation
Know that you will be ready for anything.
High-stakes exams are not the exclusive domain of the new ATAR Maths and Science Syllabuses. For decades they have been used to entice and filter students hopeful of gaining a position in some of our most elite educational institutions. ATAR Advantage has the skills and resources to help your child prepare for their best performance on scholarship tests. We can coach on the ways to overcome perceived barriers so they enter the test confident and ready to go.
By negotiation with our Director
It's only one step but it's an important one.
Having mentored numerous pre-service and new & beginning teachers throughout his career as a Classroom Teacher and Head of Department, our Director feels strongly about developing and supporting quality graduates who are ready to handle the dynamic education environment.
LANTITES stands for Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students and is administered by ACER to assess those aspects of initial teacher education students’ personal literacy and numeracy skills that can be measured through an online assessment tool.
ATAR Advantage is well equipped to help you successfully negotiate the requirements of this test so that you can meet or exceed the test standard prior to graduation.
Be prepared, be confident and perform at your peak.
Utilitas scientia - Our knowledge is your advantage.
Price List (Current as of 1/1/2021)
NO bulk up-front payments. NO lock-in contracts. NO cancellation fees *.
* We know life can throw the unexpected at us. Just give us 24 hours notice to help organise our time and to keep it fair on our tutors.
ATAR Advantage student folder
$22 (includes GST)
This folder contains everything your child needs to get on the right studying track.
motivation and mindset
study skills and memory strategies
syllabus documents including cognitive verbs in student-friendly language
weekly subject content review & preview
five-weekly reflective summary
These folders are designed to be used for the entire year for students in years 7 - 10 and for the two year senior courses covering Units 1-4.
One complete subject folder will be provided free-of-charge when you stay with ATAR Advantage for a semester.
One-on-one student sessions*
$66/hour (includes GST)
ATAR Advantage will travel to your home and provide a free initial consultation to find out what's working, what's needed and what's next. We will listen to you and your child and provide you with all the information you need to decide what's best for you.
Our team has expertise in all maths and science from years 7 - 10, Essential Maths, General Maths, Maths Methods, Specialist Maths as well as Senior Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
*Our tutors will travel to your home and a small fee to partially cover travel costs applies as follows:
0 to 15 km - No charge
16 to 25 km - $5.50 (includes GST)
26 to 35 km - $11 (includes GST)
Greater than 36 km will be charged based on travel time at the individual hourly rate, door to door.
The travel fee is passed on to our tutors in its entirety less GST.
Distances are determined using Google Maps: Shortest path without tolls from the Tutor's suburb to Your Suburb.
$66/hour (includes GST)
Through the combination of video conferencing and online collaborative tools, ATAR Advantage has been able to meet and exceed the needs of our clients during COVID-19 and will continue to offer this service as restrictions are relaxed.
Offered as a suitable substitution for delivering one-on-one specialised support, we believe this mode can be used effectively in conjunction with periodic face-to-face sessions at your discretion.
**Suitable hardware and internet connection required.
Small group sessions***
Group of 3 - $27.50/student per hour (includes GST)
Group of 4 - $22/student per hour (includes GST)
Group of 5 - $16.50/student per hour (includes GST)
Offered for a minimum of three (3) and maximum of five (5) students, this is our most cost effective and powerful mode of support as students are able to bounce ideas off one another, collaborate and co-construct knowledge whilst being guided by their tutor.
***Small group sessions require a suitable location that is practical for learning and convenient for all involved. This can be discussed as required.
High school cohort workshops
$16.50/student per session (includes GST)
Based on a 90 minute session, we are able to deliver a package tailored to the needs of your maths and science cohorts. We can deliver an engaging and practical presentation covering a combination of topics including:
understanding and unpacking cognitive verbs in assessment
how to deconstruct an ISMG to meet assessment requirements
how to prepare for Unit 3 & 4 external assessment to minimise stress and maximise outcomes
Please contact us for further information and pricing options.
Parent information sessions
It takes a village to raise a child and we all know that parental engagement in the education process is crucial to student success.
Book us for a parent information session to talk about the facts and dispel the myths around preparing their child for senior and ATAR Maths & Science.
ATAR Advantage has been working with our two sons (Year 7 and 8) through the latter half of 2019. They use a very methodical and refreshing approach to tutoring.
They have worked with our sons on the fundamentals of organisation and study habits and have used some excellent strategies and tactics with our boys which they have both found very useful.
These skills are not taught specifically in the classroom, but are critical to high school success (and beyond). Our boys gain a deeper level of understanding of key maths and science concepts after each tutorial. The home tutoring complements the class learning seamlessly.
I would thoroughly recommend ATAR Advantage for any parents looking for additional support for their children from an organisational/study kills and academic perspective.
Name reduced to maintain client confidentiality.
L*** has engaged really well with Dhruv (Tutor) and has reported feeling really supported by him. Dhruv is L***'s 4th tutor he has engaged with over the past 2 years, and certainly the tutor L*** has reported having the best experience with comparatively. He particularly appreciates knowing he can contact Dhruv outside of session!
His past tutors were substantially cheaper, however through these experiences it does appear you get what you pay for and we are happy to be paying more for the higher quality service and support we have received through ATAR Advantage.
I found ATAR Advantage two months before my son's final Year 12 exams....I only wish I had engaged their services sooner! Stuart was honest and realistic right from day one about how much could be achieved in a short time. My son instantly clicked with Stuart who worked with him on General Mathematics. Stuart came extremely well prepared and resourced and was able to engage Rory and keep him focused. After his second session Rory commented that Stuart "...actually made Maths fun!".
We also used ATAR Advantage for Biology with a different tutor. Jess is an easy going and very knowledgeable Biology student who methodically worked through areas that Rory was struggling with. She was patient and encouraging and even set Rory some focus areas for the upcoming weeks.
I highly recommend ATAR Advantage, my son now feels much more confident with both Maths and Biology.
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