Who we are
10/10 Tutoring & Educational Services, supporting students learning journey from Kindergarten – Year 12 and Adult Literacy.
Lena Ford is the Principal Tutor and Managing Director of 10/10 Tutoring & Educational Services, supporting students learning journey from Kindergarten – Year 12 and Adult Literacy. She is a registered, experienced and specialist teacher who has been teaching for the past 3 decades. Within this time, Lena has taken on a variety of roles within the private and state sectors. Her classroom teaching experience range from Prep to Year 7 and includes working with Special Needs and ESL students.
Lena has held a number of leadership positions including that of Key Teacher, Literacy Coordinator, Coach and head of Junior School. As a Literacy Coordinator, she was instrumental in the development of a Whole School Literacy Plan. Lena, further expanded her educational diversity as an Educational Consultant for Firefly Education providing Professional Development for teachers in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.
In 2006, Lena was invited to co-author a maths series with a cutting-edge approach to teaching and learning maths. IMaths was first published in 2009 and in the same year, was shortlisted by the Australian Publishers Awards for Excellence in Education. The series has taken the attention of many schools and educators and has been updated to meet the Australian National Curriculum standards and guidelines. In 2012, iMaths won the prestigious Australian Publishers Award, receiving the attention, acknowledgement and respect of the educational sector.
Lena has supported students working below the NAPLAN benchmarks in literacy and numeracy in order to improve learning outcomes. With the focus on developing confidence and taking responsibility for their learning, these students achieved great results in more ways than one.
Currently, Lena is a Literacy Consultant and Coach, in both private and State schools committed to improving learning outcomes specific to student needs, targets and goals. As well as facilitating current, research-based professional development through her 10/10 Educational Services for schools, educators and heads of curriculum, she also provides Professional Development services for Pearson Professional Learning. Such experiences and training, has equipped Lena with the in-depth and first-hand knowledge and skills of high quality and best-practice teaching techniques and resources.
Lena’s background and experience provides her with the insight and understanding required to enhance learning outcomes for students of all ages, experiencing learning challenges. Lena believes that “walking the walk” keeps her and her team of tutors in touch and up-to-date with the constant changes in educational policies, curriculums and trends.
Lena is excited to have found some like-minded, talented, committed and experienced tutors to join the 10/10 Tutoring team. Each of the tutors have been hand-picked in accordance with the standards, philosophy and practice 10/10 Tutoring is known for and prides itself of.
The common philosophy at 10/10 Tutoring is to empower each student by developing their self-confidence and belief in their strengths and abilities; the building blocks of learning, achievement and ultimate success. A strong focus, therefore, is to teach students a variety of strategies, giving them the tools needed to access information and take responsibility for their own learning, both present and future.
Comprehensive and rigorous diagnostic assessment, being the key process in identifying strengths and weaknesses in individual student’s learning, is the starting point in developing and implementing a suitable program within the National Curriculum standards and expectations.
10/10 Tutoring implement a variety of effective, explicit teaching practices and strategies in order to match the individual student’s unique profile and needs. Considerations such as the individual’s preferred multiple intelligence, dominant learning style and their current interests and motivations make up the underlying approach to their programs.
Teaching resources used are current, cutting-edge, authentic and in context to the student’s experiences and world. Although, we do not use a “one size fits all” or the “hooked on computer” approach in our tutoring sessions, we recognise the advantages and motivation technology offers our students in our fast-changing, digital world of accessing information and gaining real-life skills and knowledge.
The 10/10 Tutoring Team encourage and value working in partnership with parents, class teachers, specialist teachers and therapists as they work towards maximising positive learning outcomes for their students.
So, come join our team. Climb on board and be empowered as you unlock true potential in ensuring positive learning outcomes with 10/10 Tutoring. “Results speak for themselves.”
Lena’s background and experience provides her with the insight and understanding required to enhance learning outcomes for students of all ages
Clear Targets and goals
Currently, Lena is a Literacy Consultant and Coach, in both private and State schools committed to improving learning outcomes specific to student needs, targets and goals.
Students with low grades
Lena has supported students working below the NAPLAN benchmarks in literacy and numeracy in order to improve learning outcomes.
why Choose Us
10/10 Staff have many educational skills.
During Lena’s many years of education roles she has held pivotal positions such as…