FAQ – STUDENTS

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.

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

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.

Tutoring presents many benefits and advantages to both students and parents. We have found that students request tutoring because of two possible reasons:

  • They are struggling in class and can’t keep up with the work and/or teacher.
  • They are already getting very good results in class, but want to attain a competitive edge.

Our tutors attend the lessons with the intent of encouraging the student to think for themselves and to feel confident during their assessments. During your first lesson, the tutor will aim to get to know you, including your personality, your learning style, your interests and aspirations. They will then tailor their lessons according to your requirements. If you are unsure about what your requirements are, then make sure you advise the tutor and he/she will aim to work this out for you.

Ultimately, the lessons will be conducted with your end goal in sight, which is why it’s generally a good idea to have a study score or ATAR goal in mind before commencing lessons.

Great question! Generally tutors can meet students at a public library, school, Skype or at either the tutor or student’s house. To help with finding a public library, please find the complete list of public libraries in Victoria here. For NSW libraries, please go here. For SA libraries, please go here.

Firstly, start by conducting an online search here.

Once you’ve found a suitable tutor, simply click on the enquire button at the bottom of the tutor’s profile page. If you can’t find a suitable tutor after conducting an online search, then please contact us directly and we will do the hard work for you and find a suitable tutor. Please note that some tutors conduct lessons in multiple locations around Melbourne that are not near their residence (such as the State library).

Alternatively, to view a complete list of all tutors for all HSC, SACE, WACE & VCE subjects, please go here.

To fill out an enquiry form to contact us directly about a tutor or for us to help find one for you, please go here.

You are never committed to any tutor for any period of time.

LearnMate primarily offers in-person tutoring, however, all of our tutors also offer Skype tutoring for long distance students, or those who can’t find a local tutor!

We’re constantly aiming to provide you the best service possible! Please provide any feedback about your LearnMate tutor here.

Yes, we definitely do! We sell packages of 10 lessons with a desired tutor. If you purchase a pack of 10, you can save 10%! If you’re interested, find more information here.

All LearnMate tutors are knowledgeable in their respective field and have the study score to back up their knowledge and expertise. Each of our tutors have perfected their subject and have a wealth of knowledge to pass onto the student!

Are you in need of additional public resources to help with your studies? Please see a complete list here: http://learnmate.com.au/public-resources/

All tutor’s credentials (their study scores) are verified by LearnMate against online databases, which are publicly available. We also ensure that all tutors have a valid Working With Children Check, which ensures that adults can work with minors. If tutors do not satisfy these two minimal requirements, then they are not considered for positions.

All LearnMate tutors are trained and verified for your benefit. You can learn more about this process here

LearnMate was founded by Dmitri Dalla-Riva, a former VCE English Language tutor in Melbourne, who couldn’t keep up with demand. You can read more about his story here.

LearnMate tutors teach a variety of 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 trained and verified for your benefit. You can learn more about this process here

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.

Please find all details here: http://learnmate.com.au/auto-payments/

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!

Please observe our complete cancellation policy here: http://learnmate.com.au/cancellation-policy/

Using the online LearnMate account is very simple! Start by logging in here.
In your online account you can pay your invoices, edit contact information and view tutor info.
You can find the complete usage guide here.

If you have another question, be sure to visit our FAQ pages for 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.

FAQ – Students