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Specialist Tutoring

The Program

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based linguistic program widely used throughout the U.K. and Western Australia providing successful outcomes for students learning to read and spell. 

Why Sounds-Write?

  • Effective intervention for students at all levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling.

  • Is a real phonics program that teaches in simple steps how the sounds of the language are represented by the writing system.

  • Teaches the three essential skills necessary for reading and spelling: segmenting, blending and phoneme (sound) manipulation.


Spark for Life Tutors are trained in delivering the Sounds-Write program.



Sessions are conducted Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, subject to availability during School Terms.


Individual sessions cost $80 per session with a minimum 9 week enrolment.

Payment requirements

The first two tutoring sessions ($160.00) is required at the time of booking. An invoice will be emailed to you, along with the confirmation of your booking with payment due by your first session. Payment for the remaining 7 sessions will be invoiced and due by your third session. Tutoring sessions will not be provided until outstanding payments have been made.

This cost includes:

  • Pre-assessment prior to commencement

  • 45 minute weekly individual lessons

  • Follow-up activities for home

  • Session feedback and advice from your Tutor


Cancellations and catch-up sessions

It is essential for families to commit to the Sounds-Write program for the agreed duration of 9 weeks. This secures your sessions for the school term and ensures smooth running of the program and time to see progress and success for the student. Please ensure you contact your Tutor as soon as possible if you cannot attend your session as the following cancellation guidelines apply:

  • More than 5 hours notice: a catch-up session will be arranged if a mutually convenient time can be organised.

  • Less than 5 hours notice: the session is missed, fee paid for that session is forfeited and no catch-up session will be allocated. 

  • If the Tutor is unable to attend the session, we will provide a minimum of 5 hours notice and will arrange a catch-up session at a mutually convenient time.

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