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Kate Gurjian

FINALIST

Business of the Year
Business Person of the Year

Professional Tuition for children with learning difficulties

Every student will receive the best in:

EDUCATION

PERSONALISED SERVICE

by Highly Qualified Teachers

PROFESSIONAL REPORTING

We instill a depth of knowledge and understanding in a truly awesome learning environment.
Kate, the Founder, with over twenty years of experience, promotes well developed programs based on exceptional methods from evidence and research in best practice.

Every student will be given time. Every student will shine.

We instill a depth of knowledge and understanding in a truly awesome learning environment. Kate, the Founder, with over twenty years of experience, promotes well developed ideas based on exceptional models of research into learning. Every student will be given time. Every student will shine.

What We Offer

Individually Tailored Teaching Strategy

It is incredibly important that students are treated as individuals, so we work very hard to plan work that marries a student’s talent and interests with their weakness.

Direct Collaboration

We work with you, the student. We also collaborate with the school, speech therapists, educational psychologists and universities. We know the value of the wider community in providing support for the student, so we practise what we preach!

Comprehensive Reports

Every student will receive a comprehensive written report after the Initial Consultation. It will outline areas of need, assessments, results and recommendations.

Curriculum Links

All the early years learning is connected to the Early Years Learning Framework. All primary and secondary learning is linked to the Australian National Curriculum. All tertiary learning is based on the ethical standards as set out by each university

Our Philosophy

PASSIONATE

Born out of a spirited experienced teacher, Kate.
While on maternity leave, Kate knew she had a rare window of opportunity to offer the community what she does best – educate and inspire. Having taught in several states and territories in Australia, as well as Japan, and held the position of Principal, Kate can confidently say she understands students, their needs and how to remediate and extend.

UNIQUE

Importantly, our philosophy is very unique.
Our rich learning environment is thriving with energy. We take the time to learn about you. We take the time to communicate with you. We also take the time to ensure you gain the greatest learning experience in a fun-filled environment.

METICULOUS

Meticulous in how we tutor and who we tutor.
The focus is, and always will be, the student. Therefore, every student will be individually assessed using professionally administered diagnostic tests and our own experienced judgement. This will allow an accurate and personalised education plan to be developed, if the student requires tutoring.

EXPERIENCED

Experienced university qualified teaching specialists.
We set a high standard for ourselves so you can receive a quality education. We base our approach on a wide range of proven methodologies and, therefore utilise the most effective strategies so you can gain success.

Our Guiding Principles

5 Lessons in life from Dr. Seuss

 

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.

Kate Gurjian

Founder & Educational Specialist

Grad Cert Ed (LD) Grad Dip Ed (ECS) BA Ed MACEL MATA

“After teaching for over two decades in NSW, WA, NT, VIC and Japan, my personal aim is to ensure every student in my care will be given the opportunity to shine!

I am proud to provide the greatest learning environment for any student, be it any level, to develop, to learn, to mature and therefore, to shine.”

Kate is author of Primary Schooling: Must Have Guide For Parents

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“No, I am not in space…This is the office where learning takes place!” Kate

Kate Gurjian

Founder

Grad Cert Ed (LD) Grad Dip Ed (ECS) BA Ed

““After teaching for over two decades in NSW, WA, NT, VIC and Japan, my personal aim is to ensure every student in my care will be given the opportunity to shine!

I am proud to provide the greatest learning environment for any student, be it any level, to develop, to learn, to mature and therefore, to shine.”

Kate is author of Primary Schooling: Must Have Guide For Parents

w. accreditation
w. profile

“No, I am not in space…This is the office where learning takes place!” Kate

Amanda Parsons

Educational Specialist

BA DipEd MA (Special Education)

“With over twenty years teaching experience in Australia and the UK, my aim is to create an engaging and positive learning environment. I believe this is the key to unlocking a child’s potential to become an independent and confident learner.”

Amanda Parsons

Educational Specialist

BA DipEd MA (Special Education)

“With over twenty years teaching experience in Australia and the UK, my aim is to create an engaging and positive learning environment. I believe this is the key to unlocking a child’s potential to become an independent and confident learner.”

Margaret McClintock

Educational Specialist

GC Ed (LD) BA (Ed) Dip Ed

To be called upon to make a difference to the life of a child through education is a rare privilege. I believe that through personalised, positive learning experiences children are empowered to be confident, successful and life-long learners.” 

Margaret McClintock

Specialist Educator

GC Ed (LD) BA (Ed) Dip Ed

“To be called upon to make a difference to the life of a child through education is a rare privilege. I believe that through personalised, positive learning experiences children are empowered to be confident, successful and life-long learners.”

Our experience with Time to Shine was extremely positive. The Specialists were able to tailor their lessons to suit the needs and personalities of my two boys. Both showed significant progress in Literacy within a short time of starting their lessons. The team at Time to Shine are outstanding.

Miki Milicevic

Wow! Kate is the best tutor whom you can count on anytime. She would help me wholeheartedly, even during her pregnancy. There was no stopping her from helping me. I would always be grateful for her support during my studies. I highly recommend Time to Shine for anyone who needs someone very professional with plenty of knowledge.

Aline Ciputra

I took both my daughters to Time to Shine for tutoring, one who needed extra help with reading and writing and another to be challenged. Kate catered for both learning abilities using a range of engagement strategies, skills she gained as a primary school teacher with many years of experience.

Katherine Lopez

So glad we found Time to Shine. My son was lacking in confidence and behind in his reading. Kate read his personality very fast and has been able to show him how reading can be fun. He has advanced in levels at school, his handwriting has improved and most importantly he has his confidence back again.

Linda Smith

I am glad to say that it is because of Time to Shine my child developed immense interest in English. She also improve impressively in her writing skills. Time to Shine is capable of recognizing a student’s potential as well as weaknesses, apart from being a very dedicated and sincere team. I highly recommend Time to Shine to any student.

Sun Lee

Contact us now

Ask for an Initial Assessment, Consultation & Written Report in Mathematics or English

Time to Shine – moving in 2019 (stay tuned)

Shop 36, Level 4, Gordon Village Arcade
767 Pacific Hwy
Gordon, NSW, 2072.

We would love to hear from you. Please send us a message by filling out our contact form.

Alternatively, you can contact Kate (Sydney) directly by phone or email.

Phone: 0414 555 916
Email: kate@timetoshineaustralia.com