SPELD SA - Tutors Needed

Positions Vacant

SPELD SA needs more tutors! (selection criteria apply)

Are you a registered teacher? Do you have an hour or two that you could spare each week?

SPELD SA is a non-profit organisation that supports and assists children and adults with specific learning difficulties like dyslexia.


Over the years SPELD SA registered tutors have played a vital role in assisting children and adults with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. A good teacher, using specialised teaching methods, can make a significant impact on a student’s success and self-confidence.


Tutors on the SPELD SA register have current SA teacher registration and a minimum of two years’ classroom experience. In addition, they have received specialist training through SPELD SA in the teaching of children and adults with specific learning difficulties. Tutors create individual programs and lessons to meet their students’ needs.


Tutors can teach students in the student's home or in their own home, whichever is more convenient. In some cases the child’s school may agree to tutoring taking place there. A specific day and time is agreed upon by the student's family and the tutor.


The current average hourly rate for a tutor is $65. This is a private contractual agreement between the tutor and the student's family. Fees are payable on the day of tutoring by the parent or student or payment may be made in advance if this is more convenient.


Most tutors set homework designed to consolidate the work done during the tutorial session. This usually involves 10 to 15 minutes practice, for example, in reading, phonics or spelling 5 times a week.

Reporting and Feedback

Tutors are encouraged to discuss the student's progress on a regular basis, either after the lesson, if time and circumstances permit, or by telephone. Tutors provide a written report twice yearly.


To keep tutors up to date with current teaching practices we offer half price fees to all of our listed workshops.

Why become a SPELD SA tutor?

Here are 5 possible reasons:

  • Tutoring is flexible!
  • Times to suit, locations to suit
  • Choice of online or face to face
  • You pick how busy you want to be
  • Extra income


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SPELD SA is generously supported by

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SPELD SA would like to acknowledge the support of the Douglas Whiting Trust in the development of this website.

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