Selective Schools Tutoring

Prepare for Selective School entry without homework overload

If you feel your child has the potential, you are probably right!

Prepare your child for the selective placement test with personalised, research-based tutoring without overwhelming them with tons of homework.

The robotic type of tutoring does not work anymore. Your child deserves better.

GEA is an Australian-based company that offers tutoring services for students preparing for selective school exams. These exams are designed to select high-achieving students for entry into selective high schools in Australia.


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At GEA, we understand that parents want the very best for their children. As such, many parents opt to enrol their children in selective schools in Australia, where entry is based on academic merit. However, preparing for the selective school’s entrance exams can be a daunting task, especially for students who have never sat for such an exam before. That’s where Global Education Academy comes in.

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. Our course includes a free mentoring program. 

We prepare students for success in the Selective Placement Test.

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Why Selective School?

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.

Students who attend selective schools have the opportunity to learn alongside high-achieving students and are often exposed to a wider range of academic and extracurricular opportunities.

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 selective 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. 

Our Selective School Tutors Go Beyond Academic Excellence

At GEA, our selective school tutors are experts in preparing students for entrance exams, we also focus on helping students develop skills that will serve them well beyond the exams.

In addition to academic excellence, our tutors aim to boost confidence and instill critical thinking skills, and a love of learning in their students. We believe that these skills are crucial for success not only in school but also in life.

Our tutoring programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each student. Whether a student needs help with specific subjects, exam strategies, or study skills, our tutors provide personalised attention and guidance. Our goal is to help students achieve their full potential and reach their academic and personal goals.

We believe that every student has the potential to succeed. With the right support, guidance, and resources, students can achieve their academic and personal goals and become confident, lifelong learners.


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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What Our Selective Schools Tutoring Course Covers

In the English Reading 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.

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

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.

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

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.

Course Structure

Our classes are split into two 2-hour classes:

  • Maths and Thinking skills (2 hours a week)
  • English, writing and Critical Thinking (2 hours a week)

Parents can choose to do one class or both classes.

The course starts in Year 5 term 2 and goes all the way to  end of  Term 1 Year 6.
As the test is now in May, we have introduced a Mock Tests holiday course in January and in April. Students will sit one mock test a day followed by comprehensive feedback.

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

Our head teachers 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 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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