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"The evidence is clear, whether from research, good practice observed in school, advice from submissions to the Inquiry, consultations, or from Committee members' own individual experiences, that direct systematic instruction in phonics during the early years of school is an essential foundation for teaching children to read. Findings from the research evidence indicate that all students learn best when teachers adopt an integrated approach to reading that explicitly teaches phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary knowledge and comprehension. This approach coupled with effective support from the child's home, is critical to success."

- National Inquiry into Teaching of Literacy (Australia) 2005

Tandem Tutoring offers a literacy program that is explicit, interactive, provides diagnostic instruction, sequential, multi-sensory and integrated. It provides explicit teaching in all areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary knowledge and comprehension. After spending years researching and investigating many of the major literacy programs available, I have found one that far exceeds all others. It is a research based, scientifically proven method. To find out more about The Spalding Method click here.


Tandem Tutoring prides itself on working with children and their caregivers, teachers and other professionals to work together to obtain the best possible outcomes for the child. The physical and mental well-being of students is primary. All children can learn, students of all ability levels should be challenged to produce work that fully develops their intellect. Tandem Tutoring strives for continual improvement.