Scholarship Tutoring

Maths, English, Writing & Thinking Skills

Prepare your child for the scholarship exams for private schools with personalised and research-based coaching

Equip your child with the skills and the knowledge to obtain a scholarship for a private school.

Prepare for the ACER, AAS, HAST or any private provider Scholarship Tests.

Our course includes FREE mentoring program. 

Sydney tutoring centre

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1 / 53-55 Montgomery St, Kogarah NSW 2217
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In our Scholarship Preparation Program, your child will

  • Learn and develop a strong conceptual understanding of all key concepts in Math, English, Writing and Thinking Skills
  • Receive individual attention and support in our small group class
  • Become a problem solver with an ability to interpret, infer, deduce and think critically
  • Surround themselves with a group of like-minded students on the same path as them
  • Ignite their passion for learning through our unique teaching style
  • Master exam and time management techniques and tools to reduce cognitive load
  • Receive support with the Scholarship application to maximise their chance of getting an offer
Selective School Tutoring

What Our Scholarship Tutoring Course Covers

What is the Scholarship Test?

There are various exams that private schools use to qualify potential studnets for a scholarship. The tests determine the academic performance of the students. Based on the test results, schools may decide to offer a full or a partial scholarship to cover the cost of tuition fees.


Whether it is the ACER test or others, the areas assessed are similar:

  • Mathematics – with a high level of reasoning and not just knowledge based
  • Reading comprehension – using various genres and several levels of different type of questions
  • Critical thinking – using both inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Writing – persuasive and creative/narrative writing are both tested

The AAS assesses students in 

  • General Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • Mathematics Achievement and Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Written Expression

The HAST test

HAST is written by ACER. It includes:

  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Reading comprehension
  • Abstract reasoning
  • Written expression (2 types; creative and discussion)

At GEA we prepare students to sit the exams. The recommended program is similar to our Selective Test Preparation Course. In this program, students are taught all the components needed to excel in the test.


  • Expose students to all genres for Reading Comprehension
  • All levels of Reading Comprehension:
    • Literacy (Level 1)
    • Interpretation (Level 2)
    • Critical Reading (Level 3 & 4)
  • Taught by qualified teachers
  • Emphasis on assessed skills


  • Creative and imaginary texts that are enhanced by the inclusion of language forms, features, devices and expressions
  • Persuasive writing section to accommodate for the specific test features of the Scholarship Test

Thinking Skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Reading reasoning
  • Logical reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Lateral thinking


  • Work on all concepts assessed
  • A unique strategy for problem solving: UPSL (understand, plan, solve and learn)
  • Taught by ICAS writers
  • Strategies and techniques for multiple choice questions

Thinking Skills

  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Logical thinking
  • Mathematical deductions
  • Spatial reasoning skills

Weekly program throughout each term of Year 5. Includes 5-Days intensive preparation over the January Holidays and 5 weeks in Year 6 Term 1.

Each term, your child will receive their own GEA Selective Program books. The program includes 8 mock tests (3 hours each) and each with comprehensive feedback.

Exam Techniques

  • 8 mock tests with comprehensive feedback to become familiar with the test
  • Time management
  • MCQ tips
  • Maximising marks
  • Work with the writing criteria to maximise marks

Cognitive Load Techniques

  • Stress management
  • Boosting students’ self-esteem
  • Building independence and mastery
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Our founder, Dr Majeda Awawdeh’s personal experience with selective schooling

Our students achieved outstanding results in the 2020 Selective & Scholarship test.

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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