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Selective Test Tutoring

Every student has the potential to succeed, but not all are given the same opportunities to realise their full potential. Our Selective Test Preparation program utilises a four pronged approach to achieve the best results and our ability to realise the potential of our students is reflected in our selective school placement success rates. We recognise that achieving the best results in the selective school exam is more than just doing mountains of questions and our program captures the nuances of what creates success.

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Thinking Skills

Thinking skills was introduced to replace the General Ability section in the selective school exam. The Thinking Skills component of the exam was written with the intention to minimize the impact of additional tutoring on the performance of students. It is also generally regarded as more difficult due to its abstract nature, while other subjects are explicitly taught as part of the curriculum during primary school, thinking skills are developed more indirectly compared to other areas like mathematical reasoning.

Erudite tutors develop a holistic approach to thinking skills. We identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student and develop a tailored program which addresses the question types which students find more challenging.

Erudite Tutors mould the thinking approaches that students utilise and encourage thought diversity. Our tutors also recognise the importance of confidence and attitude and so thoroughly develop our students’ mental attitudes.


Reading is a critical part of the development of students. This section of the exam is designed to test the ability of students to discern, evaluate, and internalise information. We ensure that students have a robust understanding of the different types of communication mediums, contexts, and purposes.

Erudite tutors tailor tutoring to leverage each student’s strengths and improve upon their weaknesses. For example, we often find that students struggle more with inference based questions. For such students, exam practice papers are then front-loaded with inference based questions interspersed with other question types.

Erudite tutors develop students by encouraging their desire to succeed and building their ability to tackle large blocks of text with ease. Our approach ensures that confidence on the topic is inevitable as students become more adept at navigating questions and excelling in results.

Mathematical Reasoning

The mathematical reasoning component of the selective school exam requires students to apply mathematical reasoning to a wide variety of situations intuitively without the aid of a calculator. Successful candidates must have strong mathematical reasoning and intuition supported by robust mental math skills. Our approach to this component of the exam is to leverage the existing knowledge and skills of students to rapidly identify cross-synergies with exam question types and problems present in the selective school exam. We then build out the fundamentals and patch any gaps in knowledge while fostering the confidence and familiarity of the student with the selective school exam.

Erudite tutors encourage thought diversity and efficient problem solving through teaching students exam techniques, fostering confidence through excellence, and ingraining routine through practice.

Unlike other tuition providers, Erudite Tuition recognises the importance of inference within the mathematical reasoning component of the selective school exam and hence, we take the time to specifically develop these skills in our students.


Writing is a critical component of the selective school exam which is often overlooked due to online testing providers not providing instant results and the lack of clear and quantified feedback. Nonetheless, it is critical for candidates to perform well in the writing component to ensure success.

Erudite tutors address this section of the selective school test by firstly ensuring that the fundamentals of the student are robust and addressing any gaps in the student’s abilities across the entire spectrum of skills required for successful writing (Vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, spelling, structuring etc.). Parallel to the consolidation of robust fundamentals, Erudite tutors also nurture idea generation, argument development, and persuasive techniques among others. In aggregate, Erudite students represent some of the most prepared and successful candidates for the selective school exam.

Critical to the writing component of the exam is the ability to address the topic. Erudite tutors comprehensively develop students’ ability to tailor responses to topics and stimuli to ensure maximum relevance to the topics.

What you’ll love about Erudite Tuition

Here are just some of the reasons why you’ll love our selective school tutoring program.

Past Papers and Resources

Any program isn’t complete without the resources to back it up. We’ve created practically unlimited quality test papers covering the entire scope of the test. We also have specialized question programs which target specific question types and underlying thought processes.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Love your first lesson or it’s on us. We’ll cover the cost of the lesson and find you a suitable tutor with no additional charges. No payment is required until we find the right tutor and we’ll let you change tutors until you find one you absolutely find perfect.

Parent & Student Integration

Parents and students are in the loop and fully integrated into our tutoring programs at all times. We provide progress reports after every lesson, tailored by your tutor and we operate with complete transparency. For example, all online lessons are fully recorded and available.

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Our Tutors Are…

Not Just About the Results

Our selective school tutors are the best of the best and specifically trained to tutor students. It’s more than just academic results because we focus on the relationships between students and teachers the most. That’s why we focus on tutors who are mentors, have role model qualities and have a passion for tutoring.

Skilled and have a background of results

All our tutors are hand-selected and go through a rigorous interview selection process where only the top 3% are picked. Additionally, they’ve also shown experience by either graduating from Selective School and achieved exemplary academic success with a minimum of 96 ATAR.

Backed by years of experience

From our resources to our teaching methods, we’ve invested years of experience into making sure that you’re only getting the best at an affordable price. That means high-quality resources and support to bring out the best in every student.

Our tutors also have…

Working with Children Checks

Every single tutor has a valid employee Working With Children Check and has been cleared to work with children.

Completed Extensive Training

All our tutors must undergo a strict training process before they are allowed to take on students.

Resources and Skills

With thousands of resources and materials and extensive experiences and training, our tutors both have the lesson content and the knowledge required to teach anything.

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March 16, 2023

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February 28, 2023
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February 9, 2023

Highly intelligent capable tutors

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January 23, 2023

Sophia is worth it.

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December 18, 2022

Sophia is a good tutor who goes at a good pace to consolidate my child’s learning. By doing multiple examples of an unfamiliar topic, she is slowly improving her skills through her explanations.

Venkata Satya
September 21, 2022


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Where we can tutor

All lessons are delivered 1-on-1 wherever it’s convenient for you.

Your Home

Our tutors come to your house to deliver quality and specalised 1-on-1 tutoring.

Local Library

Organise to meet up at a local library which suits yourself and the tutor.


All lessons are recorded on our online tutoring platform.

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