Selective Schools Tutoring

Maths, English, Writing & Thinking Skills

Many capable students miss out on selective due to a lack of preparation. Prepare your child for the NEW selective placement test with personalised, research-based tutoring without overwhelming them with tons of homework.

Preparing students for success in the New Selective Placement Test. 80% success rate.

We will also help you with the Selective School application and the order of school preferences to maximise your child’s chance of getting an offer. Free school uniform for the ones who make it.

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Why Selective School Tutoring?

There are two main reasons why selective schools are a good option for your child: academic and non-academic.

Academically students in selective schools learn at a higher level. More importantly, their HSC results are usually scaled up for the ATAR score used to enter university. Why scaled up?

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Our Selective School Tutoring Courses.

In our course students learn not only Maths, English, Writing and Thinking Skills, but much more. They learn the foundations of problem solving and systematic thinking. They also learn critical thinking which includes inductive and deductive reasoning.

Our course teaches students how to think and how to apply their thinking skills under exam conditions.

Read More: How we go on the Selective School Journey With You. 

In our Selective 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

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In the English component of the course, we focus on:

The course exposes students to all genres of texts. It includes all levels of Reading Comprehension and all types of questions that are required for the selective test (Cloze, fill in the gaps, comparing texts and extracts questions). In addition, students expand their vocabulary and learn grammar and punctuation in a structured format.

Writing is a significant part of the English class. Students learn all the genres that may appear in the test including writing an advice sheet, narrative, persuasive, discussion and information and news report. In addition, the open-ended stimuli may be interpreted from different angles. Students are exposed to the marking rubric and how their writing gets assessed and hence how to improve it. They learn how to dissect and analyse a question and a given stimulus, so they write with confidence and to the point achieving high scores.

The test has moved from Maths to Mathematical Reasoning. Mathematical reasoning is subtly different to maths. Students need to not only know formulas and perform some calculations. They need to problem-solve, analyse and reason correctly. Our unique strategy of problem solving, the UPSL  strategy (understand, plan, solve and learn), gives students an advantage and a higher level of knowledge that can be applied to any setting or situation.

Thinking skills has two main components: problem-solving and critical thinking.

Problem solving consists of mathematical or logical problems embedded in a practical context. To solve them, students need mathematical knowledge, analytical skills and the ability to differentiate between redundant and essential information.

Critical thinking – when we analyzed these questions, we found that they consisted of inductive and deductive reasoning.

  • The inductive reasoning questions involve students being asked to evaluate the impact of additional information on a given conclusion. They involve reasoning from common sense and general knowledge.
  • The deductive reasoning questions can be solved and taught using mathematical diagrams such as Venn diagrams and tree diagrams. While these questions may look like English questions, they require a mathematical type analysis.

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

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

Our headteachers have regular meetings with parents to keep them up to date and address any concerns they have.

Exam Techniques

  • 8 mock tests with comprehensive feedback to become familiar with the test
  • Time management
  • MCQ tips
  • Maximising marks
  • Setting small achievable goals
  • 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 it Works


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.  Homework is an easy task to do with no time at all, no calls or emails from the school, after school learning at Global is something he is looking forward to it. Even on Saturday he is happy to go.

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.

If you are struggling to try to find answers on what to do to help your children to thrive in their learning, Global Education Academy is the solution


“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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