The best tutors in Canberra


A personalised tutoring plan can help your child thrive at school. Engaging closely with a qualified tutor can ensure they develop the skills they need to stay on top of their school work, bringing a renewed sense of confidence and self-belief.

If you’re on the hunt for a reliable, friendly, and effective tutor in the Canberra region, we can help. After consulting local feedback, we’ve come up with this list of the top three tutors in the area.

Ready to jump right into it? Fantastic. Let’s get started.

What makes an excellent tutor?

When tutors are good, they are great. We suggest keeping an eye out for the following must-have traits.

  • Friendly and compassionate. There is no point forcing your child to work with a tutor that doesn’t treat them with kindness and compassion.
  • Knowledge of specific topics. For high school students, you will need a more specialised tutor with expert knowledge of not just their subject area, but also the standardised curriculum.
  • Real results. If you are investing in a tutor, you want to see real results. The tutor should be excellent at explaining complex concepts and set homework tasks that produce fantastic improvements.
  • Well priced. If you’re looking to hire a tutor long-term, look for an individual or company that charges a fair rate.

Is there anything else you look for? Add your thoughts to the comments area below.

The top tutoring companies in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Let’s introduce the top tutors and tutoring companies servicing the Canberra region – all of which come highly rated by Canberra locals.

Canberra Tutoring

Specialising in top-quality home tutoring for students ranging from pre-school right through to university, Canberra Tutoring is a sure favourite. The experienced team behind Canberra Tutoring work closely with you or your child to formulate an enjoyable and effective tutoring plan designed to meet your specific needs. And, with no lock-in contracts or booking fees, you can take advantage of their excellent services without breaking the bank – it’s a win-win.

Big Improvements Tutoring

Looking for tutors that specialise in Maths or English? Big Improvements Tutoring could be the best option for your family. The qualified and experienced tutors at Big Improvements Tutoring aim to develop your child’s skills while boosting their confidence levels. What sets Big Improvements Tutoring apart is their individual approach – they do not tutor in groups. Instead, they work one-on-one with each child to ensure their success at school and into adult life.

John’s Academy

John’s Academy delivers an extensive series of scheduled lectures throughout the year, all of which are structured to meet the specific needs set out by the ACT curriculum. Alongside these valuable lectures, John’s Academy offers one-on-one and group tutoring (one tutor with two or three students). With a wide range of subject offerings available, you may even like to gather a group of school friends with a common goal. That way, the team behind John’s Academy can tailor a unique tutoring solution for you.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you invested in tutoring for your child? Who did you work with? Share your experience in the comments section below.

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3 Responses to The best tutors in Canberra
Masquara Masquara 6:13 pm 11 Apr 15

Just send them to a good school?

Incognita Incognita 5:11 pm 11 Apr 15


Our two were attending a group tutor each week and when we moved I did some research (well googled) looking for a tutor who could come to the house and who could help with both maths and English.
I came across a site called Tutor Finder and through that Shane. Shane has been tutoring both daughter 13 and son 12 since the start of the year. He is great with them both and keeps them interested and focused and we have seen a marked improvement in both with their understanding and grades in both subjects. Our daughter has trouble focusing and is easily distracted but Shane has, through his experiences and views on learning taken an individual approach to both and it has certainly worked! His details and background can be found at –
Shane is $80 an hour which seems to be one of the higher amounts to pay per hour, however when I look at the fact that we were paying nearly the same amount for group tutoring (five to six kids in each group) and Shane comes to our house (always punctual too btw) I am glad we found him!
p.s. I am not a tutor and thus the reason the children have one, so by all mean RiotACTers correct my spelling and grammar mistakes in this, as I am sure there will be some 😉

Narcobear Narcobear 2:07 pm 11 Apr 15

Hi Hkc1980

I would be glad to offer my services to your family. I have previously been appointed as the house tutor of my high school, a residential academic tutor during university, and worked in the university library as an IT skills tutor and in the School of Medical Sciences as a casual academic tutor. My UAI was 99.7, graduating in third place at my school and achieving a top 5 result in my Yr 11/12 Advanced Mathematics course.

However, I do not have any experience in tutoring at primary school level. I attended the Kumon teaching centres during primary school however, and have an excellent mathematics and grammatical/analytical English framework to work from.

If you are interested in contacting me, please email: blackandsazerac at gmail dot com.

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