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The Tutors

All tutoring staff are teachers, selected for their personal qualities, communication skills, academic qualifications and teaching experience. All staff have been passed by the Working with Children Check. Tutors work within the philosophy of the learning centre and are experienced in helping children and young people to reach their "personal best".

Tutors perform the following tasks:

  • Assess the learning needs of students on an ongoing basis
  • Prepare a tuition program to suit the needs of individual students
  • Select and develop resources to support the tuition program
  • Accurately mark work completed by students and include positive written comments
  • Assess the effectiveness of learning activities
  • Report on student progress in written form at the end of each term

Key Staff

Master Learning is owned by Laurie and Denise Quarmby who, with a dozen or more fully trained and experienced teaching staff provide excellent learning support for students of the Macarthur district. Laurie and Denise joined Master Learning in 2013 following the 16 fruitful years of the previous owners', John and Yvonne Hoggan, leadership. The main centre started in the Macarthur region over 20 years ago as Master Coaching and became Master Learning, a registered "Child Safe Organisation"

Laurie (director and proprietor) is the principal Maths tutor with success in his own learning up to and including post graduate studies and has been an educator since 1977. He has experience as a consulting mathematician in industry as well as great success teaching Mathematics in Govt, Independent and International schools, and Information Technology in the VET sector. His work has included students at all levels from primary through to HSC and university as well as providing staff development programmes. Laurie holds a Masters degree (Maths), a Science degree (Maths and Physics), a post graduate Diploma in Education and a Diploma in IT. He also has a current Cert IV in Training and Assessment with the supplemental unit that qualifies him to address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills. Laurie is a nationally accredited tutor and is available to speak with parents by appointment.

Denise (director and proprietor) has an eclectic mix of skills having studied social science, education and welfare. Laurie & Denise have cared for children in an international school hostel for more than 6 years in Indonesia and since their return she has worked in Publishing and now has her own small design business, 'Shaking Hands'. (Anybody for an invitation?). Denise is the main contact out of office hours, spends some time on the reception desk and is our trained MULTILit tutor.