Specialised Tutoring

If your child has the potential to be a high achiever academically you may want to consider a special pathway for them. What is your goal?

Selective High School Tutoring

Selective Tutoring is offered for primary school students to help them gain entry into a selective high school.

Parents apply for their child to sit the selective test when they are in Year 5. The selective entry test takes place in May when the child is in Year 6.

Applications usually open in October when the student is in Year 5. In the application, parents need to nominate three selective schools that they wish to attend.

Selective tutoring usually starts in Year 4 or Year 5 depending on the student’s academic level in maths and English.

Entry into a selective school is determined by two factors:

  • Entry test in Year 6 (usually around May)
  • School assessment marks in Year 5 (depends on the department decision of that year.)

Tutoring for Selective helps your child score well in the Selective entry test.

Selective Tutoring is a specialty with GEA,
View Our Selective School Tutoring Page

Or Read a recent Selective School Tutoring Blog Here

Opportunity classes, also known as the OC, are offered in some primary schools that cater to gifted and talented students in Year 5 and Year 6. Parents apply when their child is in Year 4. Successful students may leave their current school at the end of Year 4 to attend a school with an Opportunity Class. The OC is not a pathway to Selective Schools. However, it does help. When students are in an OC class, they get more enriched content which helps them to succeed in the selective placement test in Year 6.

Entry into an Opportunity Class is determined by two factors:

  • Entry test in Year 4 (usually around July)
  • School assessment marks in Year 4 (not always- it depends on the department’s decision on a specific year)

OC tutoring usually starts in Year 3 or Year 4 depending on the student’s academic level in maths and English.

Tutoring for OC helps your child score well in the OC entry test.

View Our Opportunity Class Tutoring Page Or Read a Recent Opportunity Class Tutoring Blog Page Here

Scholarship Tutoring is offered to help students gain a scholarship for private school.

Students sit a scholarship test depending on the school parents wish to apply for.

Some schools offer the scholarship test in Year 5 and some offer in Year 6 for an entry in Year 7. There are different scholarship tests: ACER, HAST, AAS, Edutest..etc.

Obtaining a scholarship (full or partial) is determined by a few factors:

  • Entry test score
  • NAPLAN results
  • The most recent school report
  • Possible interview

Parents seek tutoring for a scholarship usually a year before their child sits the test.

Tutoring for a scholarship helps as it is highly competitive.

View Our Scholarship Tutoring Page

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In our specialised courses, your child will

Aside from learn in an environment where teachers engage, support and empower them to feel more confident

Become a critical thinker & master our unique problem-solving technique
Receive individual attention & support in our small group class
Ignite their passion for learning through our unique teaching style
Build a strong conceptual understanding of key concepts in Maths and English to stay ahead of the year
Prepare for the NAPLAN

Whether you are considering a Selective School, Scholarship or Opportunity Class, our specialised programs prepare your child to both outperform in the test and also excel at school assessment to maximise their chances.

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Your child learns through our unique Five-C Method™ which is based on Cognitive Load Theory.

Why Choose GEA for Superior Results:


Highly qualified teachers

Your child is taught by a professional teacher with extensive experience

Immediate teacher feedback

Our smart systems and personalised reports tell you exactly how your child is tracking.

Students actually learn

Your child is learning rather than just doing worksheets.

Individualised support

Small class sizes of no more than eight students.

We won't overwhelm you with homework

Your child will receive just enough quality homework for real understanding and free homework help sessions.

Unlocking full potential

Our roadmaps ensure significant improvement to realise your child’s potential.

Hear it from Parents & Students

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Dear GEA staff and teachers, I can’t believe Ema’s Year 6 journey is over. The last 2 years were very difficult in many ways and obviously made Ema’s preparation for selective and scholarship exams quite challenging. I have to thank all of the GEA staff and teachers from the bottom of my heart as even though there was a lot of “unknown” in our kids’ lives they made Ema’s study journey so much easier. Clear communication, very approachable staff helping us to navigate with online learning and most of all dedicated teachers helping our kids with their preparation for the exams and overall progress in their studies…


I cannot Thank Global Education Academy enough, I thought by enrolling my son to a private school he is receiving the best education possible. I was so wrong.  Since kindergarten, his report was not that great, and I was a super concern, and whenever I raised my concerns with his class teacher I was told not worry, every kid is different and that he was doing well.

After reaching out to Global Education Academy within the first two weeks I could see the difference.

I am not sure what magic spell Kate is using on my son, but it is working! Thank you, Kate, for making my son believe in his ability, I am super confident that he is in good hands. I cannot wait to see his school report.


“Hello, I thought I’d share some positive feedback on my son, Zac, tutoring experience from GEA Kogarah. He thoroughly enjoys his lessons with Ms Caroline each week so much so he looks forward to them. He finds learning fun even being on zoom. I have to say that if it wasn’t for her tutoring “pro-ess” and ability to keep him engaged he would definitely be further behind with the impact of COVID / homeschooling. Please pass on thanks and kudos. Cheers”


“Just so you know yesterday I observed Aidan doing his online tutoring classes and I must say I was impressed. Your platform is much better than what his school is currently using and I actually think he enjoyed the work which is great! He seemed quite focused and engaged with what the class is doing which was good to see.”

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