Why tutor with us?

What makes Smart Moves work!

Smart Moves has been established for over 13 years, right near Roseville train station. We have been employing local tutors to inspire local students.

Over that time, we have found it is not quite as simple as just putting a student with a tutor. We believe there is a little more to the chemistry of learning...read below for some other key ingredients that make a student successful.

Subjects We Can Help With

Primary English
High School English
English as a Second Language
English Standard
English Advanced
English Extension 1
English Extension 2
Ancient History
Modern History
History Extension
Legal Studies
Business Studies
Primary Maths
High School Maths
Mathematics General
Mathematics Standard
Mathematics Extension 1
Mathematics Extension 2
GAMSAT Physics
GAMSAT Mathematics
University Subjects - please inquire
Other subjects - please enquire.


Questions in a test are designed to distribute student results snugly around a bell curve. To differentiate yourself from the "norm" you will need to tackle that "last question". Creativity is a key component of problem solving. At Smart Moves we strongly encourage "Creativity" in all aspects of the student's lifestyle and our tutors actively lead by example.


All the "adult" people involved in a student's career - from school to home, will always push the good student to do better. At Smart Moves, we believe that is just not enough! Students must also be drawn into their subjects - ideally using a source of inspiration. That's why we pick the right tutor for you - someone who can not only teach but infect the student with their own success and influence.

Critical Thinking

Students must develop their own critical thinking skills. At Smart Moves, as part of the one-on-one process, we continuously engage and develop their critical thinking skills. This allows them to not only survive, but excel, in a testing environment.


Mentors have experience. Evolution's of the HSC, highlights relevance and guidance in navigating the current syllabus and rubric. If you could go back in time, what changes and decisions would you make? We find the benefit of hindsight an influencing factor in helping this next generation of student.

Hear from our Friends and Family

  • Thanks to your tutors! I couldn’t be happier with my marks, I’m over the moon and so is my family!”
  • I managed to get a band 5 for English. Unbelievable, who’d ever have thought I could pass!
  • I remember you saying that you could get my daughter from an 80 to a 90 and you certainly have! Thank you so much for all you have done.
    Mother of Amber.
    Oxford Falls.
  • I got an 89 in English Advanced which I was stoked about! I got an ATAR of 96.55 so I’ll definitely get into my first preference at UNSW. Thank you SO much for all your help over the last year.
  • AJ came third in maths! We are so pleased, thank you!
    AJ's Mother
  • First of all I’d like to thank you for your help and guidance in my HSC year. I achieved an ATAR of 98.85 and a Premier’s all rounder award with 12 units of Band 6. I couldn't have achieved this success without Smart Moves tutoring...I thank you for the advice and direction given in not only English and Mathematics but similarly my future academic goals.
    St Ignatius
  • I have managed to get 85 in English Advanced and a 97.00 ATAR, which is much better than I could have ever imagined...I cannot thank you enough for your support in helping me dramatically improve my English marks and general exam skills. Please also pass on my thanks to everyone who also helped throughout the year. It was tough work, but you guys made it memorable and it paid off.
  • Caitlin has gained her first choice at UNSW, without needing to access her Elite Sports bonus points. This result would not have been possible without the support of Smart Moves provided Caitlin over years 11 and 12. Most importantly, has been the improvement in Caitlin’s self belief. Again, thank you to you and your marvellous team of motivated, caring and at all times, reassuring Tutors.
    Caitlin's Mum
  • As soon as I began with Smart Moves Tutoring, I instantly felt more confident, as if this would give me an edge over other students, and it certainly paid off.
    University Student
  • 99.1 (7th in state for Ancient History!)
    Chatswood High
  • Thank you so incredibly much for all the help that you gave me this past year. I received my ATAR, which to me is an absolute miracle! In maths I got an 84%, a mark that is probably the best I have received all year and I know that your guidance was key in achieving this result. I shall never forget the help that I was given from Smart Moves, my confidence in my work and myself has improved so much.
  • Top of school in Information Processes and Technology. Thank you for your help over the past few years with Alec… The past 12 months has seen Alec improve greatly and his ranking jumped about 65 places within the school... His studies improved greatly and we are very proud of his results with his HSC mark.
    Alec's Mum
  • I am very happy with my results in my HSC and am extremely happy that I took tutoring sessions with you over the last year. I thank you greatly for helping me to significantly improve my overall ability in English.
    Barker HS
  • 94% in Standard English. First at Shore “Stoked... Couldn't have done it without Smart Moves.”
  • I would like to thank Smart Moves (particularly Rowan) for his help in English Advanced over the past two years. I ended up scoring 96 in English Advanced - something I would not have dreamed possible prior to joining you. This result, along with my marks in Chemistry (94), Biology (94), Maths Extension 1 (94), Maths Extension 2 (94), and Legal Studies (94) helped me attain an ATAR of 99.80 which I am stoked about! This has allowed me entry into the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)/Law at the University of Sydney - again, something that wouldn't have been possible without Smart Moves!
    Killara High School
  • Fabulous result, ATAR over 90, band 5 and 6 results for all subjects. In addition, nominated and selected for “Art Express” for Visual Arts and Nominated for “Encore” for Music 1. Nick is looking to study at Macquarie Uni, he has an early entry offer to BA media, although is also looking at other options given his results. Thank you to Smart Moves staff for assisting Nick during his HSC studies!
    Proud Mum of Nick

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