Tutoring Learning Initiative

The Tutoring Learning Initiative (TLI) Team consists of four tutors, our Literacy Co-ordinator and Assistant Principal (in consultation with Andrea, our speech pathologist):



Jane Parkin



Sharon Fynmore



Bianca Chen



Canan Ozcan




Literacy Leader

Stacey White



Assistant Principal

Amy Backas



Term One:


In term one, tutors are targeting grade 1s, 5s and 3s for reading and 5s for writing. 

The tutors have assessed, analysed data from those assessments and grouped students, who fit the criteria for ‘being disadvantaged due to Covid-19 remote learning’, with other students with like needs.


From Week 5 of Term 1 we are starting tutoring groups and will see each small group multiple times across a 5-week cycle and then re-assess to see how they are going.  Over the 5-week period students will be monitored and goals re-assessed as they become more confident with phonological awareness, decoding, comprehension strategies and with writing skills.  Teaching foci will involve skill and strategy practice to develop the understandings required to reach goals set for any individual group.


Term Two:


The Tutoring Learning Initiative (TLI) Team are into their 2nd Cycle of tutoring groups. Later in the term around week 8, we will begin Cycle #3.

This term we are supporting and providing intensive decoding, comprehension and writing assistance for small groups from Years 5, 3 and 1.  Some extra grade 1 groups have been added and the Grade 3s are new to the program this 5-week cycle.  Cycle #3 will include the Grade 2s, as these are the students we are assessing, at the moment.


Term Three:


The tutor group in Term 3 will be beginning Cycle #3.  This will focus on working with students from grades 2 and 5.  Some students will be having a second cycle of lessons with their tutor.

The assessment was completed in Week 9 of Term 2 and students were grouped and timetabling was completed by the end of Term 2, ready to begin Cycle #3 on the first day of Term 3.

Groups will again, be focussing on filling gaps in knowledge and skills in decoding and comprehension for students thought to be disadvantaged by so much remote learning during Covid Lockdown in 2020.

Bianca, Canan, Sharon and Jane are looking forward to working with all the students in our program.


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