How We Help

How we help

Some children have a hard time at school and can struggle with their learning and friendships as a result. Canine Comprehension support students in understanding their learning process better. A well-trained certified AAE (Animal Assisted Education) dog and a tutor will work with an individual or a group to build confidence in their learning goals.

Through weekly attendance young people may now have more positive feelings about themselves and school. The presence of a dog can make awkward or tough conversations a little easier because the focus is not on the students. As a result, your child may feel less anxious, more in control of their emotions, or have made some new friends.

Our focus is to:

  • Help them discuss their worries around learning
  • Learn more about possible triggers
  • Learn strategies and develop confidence in managing them
  • Practice mindfulness techniques
  • Assist young people develop interpersonal and social skills, manage their own emotions and develop empathy for others, enabling better connections in their learning environment.

What Our Clients Say

"I decided I needed an English tutor for extra help during year 12.  having a tutor allowed me to have a second perspective on what I was learning at school.  I also decided I needed a tutor as one on one lessons would further my understanding on subjects as a teacher with 23 other students could not.

My lessons with Sarah were usually an hour long and we would do multiple tasks to assist with that i was learning in class.  We created a 'vocab bank' to demonstrate a larger vocabulary and I would write down objectives and ways to begin sentences alternatively.  We would look as essay writing by myself and other students and I learnt how to write higher quality essays.  We would plan essays and continue to edit other essays I has previously written.

In our lessons we would also find background information on characters in the novels I was studying and use that insight to fully grasp an understanding on the texts.  The notes taken during our lessons would be emailed to me so I could look over it during the week when I studied.

Through tutoring I was able to greatly improve my marks.  Having a second person who has a vested interest in my education helped me to achieve higher.  I learnt how to think about ideas for myself instead of just resighting what my class mates and teacher has said.

The lessons would act as a revision and due to that I found that revising was mush easier to do when you have structure in your planning.  As the year went on I found an interest in what I was learning and I was more driven to achieve the 
highest mark possible.

I would highly recommend Sarah as a tutor for anyone who has a little self doubt.  Sarah has the ability to bring out the best in you."

Biranna - VCE Student