One-to-one tuition for students with learning difficulties
“Thank you ACES, the skills and approach to learning you have taught our son have transformed him into a confident and happy young man who is now planning to continue his study at a tertiary level”
~ Parent letter received in 2012
ACES [Inc.] Clinics provide an original, innovative tutoring service. We were the first business or organisation to exclusively offer specialist tuition for students with learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia and dyscalculia) on a not-for-profit basis. Tutor colleagues share their knowledge and expertise enriching the learning environment for the benefit of all students.
Many educational remediation programmes and software are mass-administered, generic and undifferentiated. For maximum effectiveness, students need to have individual, appropriate intervention programmes which are rigorously administered and monitored by specialist tutors experienced in remediating learning difficulties.
ACES [Inc.] focuses on the individual student by working one-to-one, thus ensuring that the clinical work is relevant to each child’s unique learning needs, their developing competencies and their schoolwork.
ACES [Inc.] is committed to providing the highest quality professional service at the lowest possible cost. As a not-for-profit organisation, all income is channelled back into the organisation, ensuring students have access to current knowledge and resources. When funding is available, further subsidies can be offered to families in financial need. Commercial fees for a comparable service are around $150 per session (e.g. local speech pathologist providing specialist literacy tutoring).
Dr Eugénie Kestel, PhD MSc Dip Teach, is the Executive Director of ACES (Inc.). She has a PhD from Monash University and a Master of Science degree from UWA. She is also hold full registration with the Teacher Registration Board of WA. Eugénie’s research area involves investigating effective interventions for students with learning disorders. Her PhD study compared the effectiveness of specialist mathematics tutoring delivered by personal video-conferencing and face-to-face delivery for students with learning difficulties. Eugénie continues to present papers at international and domestic scientific conferences. Eugénie also collaborates with colleagues to prepare research papers for scientific journals.
Eugénie has worked exclusively with students who learn differently for the past 10 years in intervention settings, both in Australia and overseas. She is heavily involved in the training and mentoring of specialist teachers and tutors at ACES (Inc.) and externally. In collaboration with the senior specialist teachers, she designs and supervises all of the individual intervention tuition programs at ACES (Inc.).
Eugénie is the parent of a child with a learning disorder.