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About LearnMate

LearnMate is Australia’s leading tutoring agency offering private lessons in all HSC, SACE, WACE & VCE subjects including English, maths, science, humanities, foreign languages, and so much more.

Our mission is simple: to provide professional, engaging and enthusiastic HSC, SACE, WACE & VCE tutors to students, while also ensuring the student feels empowered and confident during their assessments! Ultimately, our goal is to empower students all over Australia to achieve amazing results and make their dreams come true! Our tutors are all about inciting a greater level of inquisitiveness and independence in the student to ensure they can complete their own assessments independently. LearnMate makes the process of hiring and paying a tutor as seamless and painless as possible. All of our tutors are provided with online training to ensure 100% satisfaction and results!

Our tutors are about getting great results. Getting results for the student is directly related to the tutor’s content knowledge (their study score), their ability to communicate effectively, and their ability to build a relationship with the student founded on trust and interests. Being a great tutor is not only about the study score, but how well the tutor interacts and engages with the student.

Our Support Team

Dmitri Dalla-Riva – Founder

Hi guys! I am Dmitri, the owner and founder of LearnMate Tutoring 🙂

After finishing at Scotch College in 2012, I decided to become a VCE English Language tutor as my brother’s friend needed help in the subject. I attained a study score of 45 in 2012, so I thought that naturally I would be suited to helping my brother’s friend with VCE English Language. After my first lesson, I was hooked. Shortly thereafter, I couldn’t keep up with demand and managed to amass a regular client base of 25 students per week. I got to the point where I was turning away students, and of course that didn’t sit right with me. That’s when LearnMate was born.

Nick Xuereb – Admin

Hi there! My name is Nick and am glad to be a part of the LearnMate team not just as a private English tutor, but also as a part of the LearnMate staff. My roles include administration, customer support and tutor support.

I graduated from Williamstown High School in 2012 with an ATAR OF 94.10 and study scores of 42 in English and 50 in English Literature. In units 3 & 4 for English I received perfect marks in all my coursework. In 2016 I completed my combined Honours degree in Creative Writing and English & Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne, graduating with First Class Honours.

Ronald Khoo – Tutor Support

Hi there! My name is Ronald and am glad to be a part of the LearnMate team not just as a private tutor, but also as a part of the LearnMate staff. My main role is to act as a support adviser to LearnMate tutors. I have hundreds of hours of experience with LearnMate Tutoring, and therefore can use this experience to help both new and experienced tutors on the site.

As an assigned tutor support member of LearnMate, my roles is to provide support to tutors via phone or email in the form of advice (for matters relating to the lessons) and general communication. So feel free to strike up a convo with me!

We’re all about instilling self-confidence.

Receiving private tutoring is not just about learning the subject matter. It’s about self confidence that is not just applicable in high school, but will also transcend a lifetime.

Learn a bit about us…

Our mission is simple: to provide professional, engaging and enthusiastic HSC, SACE, WACE & VCE tutors to students, while also ensuring the student feels empowered and confident during their assessments! Our tutors are all about inciting a greater level of inquisitiveness and independence in the student to ensure they can complete their own assessments independently. Ultimately, our goal is to empower students all over Australia to achieve amazing results and make their dreams come true!

In addition, all of our tutors are matched with students not only on study score but also on interests and suitability. We believe it’s important that the student and tutor have a good social rapport, as this is what fosters a comfortable environment in which the student can ask the tutor questions. Our tutors are also trained via our comprehensive online tutor training course, provided to all new tutors upon induction.

Our tutors are about getting great results. Getting results for the student is directly related to the tutor’s content knowledge (their study score), their ability to communicate effectively, and their ability to build a relationship with the student founded on trust and interests. Being a great tutor is not only about the study score, but how well the tutor interacts and engages with the student.

All LearnMate tutors are also trained and verified for your benefit. Click here to learn more about this process.

LearnMate tutors teach a variety of different HSC, SACE, WACE & VCE subjects such as maths, English, foreign languages and humanities. To see a complete list of all tutors for all HSC, SACE, WACE & VCE subjects, please contact an online search here. Or, if you’d like to conduct an online search via our searchable map, then please go here.

Our tutors are handpicked based on their study score, ability to be trained, their commitment and work ethic, and their availability and punctuality.

We also conduct phone and Skype interviews prior to accepting a LearnMate tutor.

All of our tutors are given the opportunity to pass through our online tutor training course, which has been specifically created by LearnMate to ensure 100% satisfaction for our clients.

The online tutor training course is 25 lectures long and also includes tests and quizzes to assess their knowledge. The course also covers content such as the various learning styles of students, how to communicate effectively and how to develop strong people skills.

All LearnMate tutors are also trained and verified for your benefit. Click here to learn more about this process.

Paying a LearnMate tutor is incredibly easy!

After a lesson occurs with a tutor, the tutor will login into the LearnMate online account and log/submit the lesson with us. We will then verify the details and issue an invoice to you, which you will receive via email.

Our goal is to make your LearnMate experience easy and fair, from selecting a tutor to making payment. We want to simplify the process of hiring a tutor, not make it more difficult. We understand how busy you are being either a full time student or parent, so to ensure that payment is taken care off after each lesson is completed by your tutor, we have an automated payment system available for those who can pay by credit or debit card.

Most customers choose automatic credit or debit card processing for the lessons with their tutor.

Other payment options are available.

Manual Payment (Alternative Options):

  • Credit Card or Debit Card.
  • PayPal Account
  • Bank Account Transfer

Note: no cash transactions are allowed due to security and administration issues.

Tutors are matched with students based on a variety of factors:

  • Distance to the student’s home or vice versa
  • The tutor’s study score
  • The tutor’s experience
  • The tutor’s individual hobbies and interests
  • The student’s learning style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic)
  • The student’s academic ability in the given subject
  • Level of social rapport between the student and tutor

Our tutors are about getting great results. Getting results for the student is directly related to the tutor’s content knowledge (their study score), their ability to communicate effectively, and their ability to build a relationship with the student founded on trust and interests. Being a great tutor is not only about the study score, but how well the tutor interacts and engages with the student.

A LearnMate online account is provided to both students/parents and tutors. For students/parents the benefits are numerous:

  • Pay your invoices online via credit card, PayPal or bank transfer
  • View past lessons and the respective charges
  • View lesson notes and direct feedback from the tutor
  • Update your contact and payment info
  • Schedule in lessons with the tutor via a calendar function
  • And so much more!

If you have another question, be sure to visit our FAQ pages for both tutors and students. We’ll more than likely have your answer there.

If you’d still like to get in contact with us, then please go to the contact us page.

A few words from our founder…

Hi there! My name is Dmitri and I have been in the VCE tutoring industry for some time now. After finishing at Scotch College in 2012, I decided to become a VCE English Language tutor as my brother’s friend needed help in the subject. I attained a study score of 45 in 2012, so I thought that naturally I would be suited to helping my brother’s friend with VCE English Language. After my first lesson, I was hooked. Unlike many other jobs that high school graduates get after year 12, tutoring can be incredibly satisfying and a ton of fun. Shortly thereafter, I couldn’t keep up with demand and managed to amass a regular client base of 25 students per week. I got to the point where I was turning away students, and of course that didn’t sit right with me. That’s when LearnMate was born.

As a current VCE tutor, I understand how it’s not always about the study score, but rather how well the tutor can communicate effectively and build a relationship with the student. I understand how important it is to build a social rapport with the student and foster a comfortable learning environment. All of our tutors are matched with students not only on study score but also on interests and suitability. All of our tutors also pass a verification and screening process so you know you’re getting a qualified tutor. In addition, using all of my experience as a tutor, I provide all of our tutors with personal online training to help them help you!

So, welcome to LearnMate! I hope our tutors can serve you in the best way possible.

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