Roper Tutoring Co. (formerly Apex Tutoring) was established in 2013 by our Director and Founder Rob Roper. Rob is a qualified primary and secondary Level 3 classroom teacher, a Classroom Management Strategies Specialist and a qualified Conferencing Accredited Trainer.
Everyday in the classroom Rob is responsible for the training and development of other teachers. He is an expert at managing active participation with the goal of ensuring more students are engaged more of the time. Rob has taught in the primary and secondary systems, across both the public and private education sectors. He has also worked as a sessional academic tutor at the tertiary level at the University of Notre Dame, teaching Bachelor of Education students to become skilled and effective classroom teachers.
These varied roles have helped to inform Rob’s teaching philosophy and his ability to build instant and lasting rapport with every student he meets.
It was Rob’s exposure to many different ways of teaching and learning that led him to tutoring. Initially Rob offered one-on-one home based tuition, but quickly realised that this model is outdated and ineffective. Students were distracted in their home environments, and their level of accountability and engagement easily waned. Rob used his extensive knowledge of instructional strategies and applied a cooperative learning model (specifically Johnson’s Five Cooperative learning Model) and soon found that student engagement increased significantly when working within a group of 4 students. That magic number 4 is what we have come to find at Roper Tutoring Co. will ensure a balanced and productive environment where students achieve real results.
Our Teaching Philosophy
Roper Tutoring Co. will help your child to find their best way of learning. Whether they are a visual, kinaesthetic or an aural learner, discovering how they most effectively engage with the material, understand it and apply it is what we do best. We know how to adapt to a child’s needs and how to nurture their natural learning style. Your child will spend 30 hours a week in the classroom, and it is easy to understand why the prospect of spending more time on a subject they find challenging could feel defeating. We provide a space for your child to grow in confidence and develop a positive attitude towards study, empowering them with skills and strategies to support them in the classroom and beyond. We value good mental health and encourage our students to develop a balanced approach to their academic achievement, ensuring they walk away from tutoring each week feeling happy, inspired and prepared to achieve their goals.
Roper Tutoring Co. is committed to ensuring our students’ mental health is at the core of what we do. The culture within our business supports and inspires students to develop a more positive and balanced approach to goal setting and academic achievement. That’s why we are proud to be community partners of Act-Belong-Commit. Being active, having a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health. Act-Belong-Commit encourages participation in family, cultures, community events and organisations, and increasing collaboration between community organisations that offer activities conducive to good mental health and wellbeing. Check out actbelongcommit.org.au for more information.