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Information About Brainworks

Since 1995 we have helped to develop the potential of students aspiring to reach various goals, including improving their understanding of the school curriculum and preparing for competitive scholarship and selective school examinations. Our experience at helping a large number of students for over 24 years enables us to provide accurate assessment of their abilities and needs. The high quality content and program structure has enabled many students over that time to successfully reach their goals toward scholarship or selective entry. Many more students have also reaped the benefit of our method of tuition propelling their learning at school.



The format of scholarship and selective school exams can differ between test providers and year level, however there are common elements requiring students to have a strong grasp of skills and higher order thinking. Please note that independent testing services can make minor changes to exam format from year to year.

Examinations broadly include mathematics and English but can vary in their format. Some examinations tend towards problem solving in mathematics, others split the mathematics into reasoning and mathematical skills. Some examinations include humanities type comprehension questions, that is interpretation of tables, diagrams, poetry as well as inferential reading whilst others have reading comprehension and reasoning with respect to language. Essays are part of the English component and may include one or two essays. Essays required are usually creative and opinion pieces. Some examinations also include abstract reasoning.
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In all of our programs each of our students works through a framework that is individualised according to their need. Students to teacher ratio is low and therefore teachers have the time to teach one to one, (a maximum of 6 students per teacher ensures individual attention), discuss skills and guide students during their learning. All student work is corrected with great emphasis on method and process. Assessment of their work is constantly recorded and reviewed for appropriate action. Our aim is to provide challenge to students of all abilities.

For further information you can make an enquiry by phone on 9724 9351


Enquire about our sibling discount for families that have more than 1 student enrolled. All material costs are included and prices are GST (inc)

Foundation Maths & English

Is a term based program (10 weeks) for years 1 to 10, students attend one and a half hour sessions once per week. The fee for the term is $595

Foundation Maths
Is a term based program (10 weeks) for years 1 to 10, students attend one hour sessions (term fee $400) or one and a half hour sessions (term fee $595) once per week.
Foundation English
Is a term based program (10 weeks) for years 1 to 10, students attend one hour sessions (term fee $400) or one and a half hour sessions (term fee $595) once per week.
Scholarship & Selective

Courses delivered in modules (8 weeks + exam) for years 3 to 9, students usually attend one and a half hour sessions once per week. The fee for the module is $595. Students may enrol in subsequent modules or study intensive modules. (module 1 & 2 - 3 hour sessions) The fee for intensive module is $1090.


We prepare students for scholarship and selective school exams in modules. A module is a course of 8 sessions, usually 1 and a half hours, once per week. Students study the subjects of the exams including practice exams to develop strategy. At the end of the module we conduct a practice exam. From all of the course information and the exam we provide you with feedback regarding the likelihood of success and how best to use any further preparation, if required. There is a second module/part module that can be completed.

We aim to do 3 things:

  1. Develop skills across exam subjects
  2. Provide familiarity of questions and format
  3. Develop exam strategy

Depending upon when you plan to sit an exam, preparation can begin at any time because we teach to individuals with a maximum of 6 students per teacher, not to classes. Most schools sit in February and so term 3 can be an appropriate time to begin, but some sit in October or November and so term 2 may be more appropriate.

On occasion students may be able to complete an accelerated module (2 sessions at a time – 3 hours depending on the venue).

Yes. All of our students work through a framework for their exam that covers all subjects. However because we teach to individuals, not classes, we can individualise the content according to student needs. Additionally teachers work closely with each student providing appropriate teaching and guidance across all subjects.
Our Foundation program is based on the Australian School Standards curriculum. Students from year 2 to 10 can study maths or English or both. All Foundation students are tested using diagnostic tests that specifically determine any gaps that may exist. Then a program is developed to 'fill in the gaps' and for the student to progress. The Foundation program can be used to remediate or advance students.
The  number can vary however we have a maximum of 6 students per teacher so that every student receives attention. That is, we don't have classes, we teach to individual students. We use a program guide to ensure that every student's work is taught, corrected and explained.
Contact your nearest venue and complete the enrolment over the phone with the venue manager. They will discuss your child's needs with you and provide advice.
John Grundy, the founder of Brainworks has over 35 years teaching experience, including 10 years teaching VCE. He has been a marker of VCE exams and has had experience assessing examination curriculum for the Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority and marking NAPLAN exams.
Brainworks commenced tuition services in 1997, tutoring for scholarship/selective school entry exams and maths & English, teaching thousands of students and helping them to achieve their goals.


Brainworks International Pty Ltd
Level 1, Suite 2C
303-313 Burwood Hwy
Burwood East, 3151

For further information or bookings:
(03) 9724 9351


Our Vision

The Brainworks vision is to help students to achieve their potential. Therefore our mission is to provide educational services that meet the needs of the individual to allow all students to experience learning success.

Our values include:


Providing honest and objective answers to the best of our ability.


Caring for all individuals and providing a safe environment for all.


To nurture all students, ensuring that correct methods and skills are taught, to be non-judgemental and build confidence.

We strive to develop new ways to assist students and improve communication with all.



The foundation of Brainworks is built on one to one tuition in a small group environment. Based on cultivating and encouraging improvement the Brainworks philosophy is all about making a difference, meeting student learning needs and helping students achieve their potential.

The Brainworks franchise was developed out of the desire to meet demand, expand the brand and business as well as share in the success -

Here for your consideration is a business which:

  • is prestigious, professional and visionary
  • has a huge recession proof market
  • has growth potential and can operate with flexible hours
  • with application can become a financial success
  • has strong student retention, referral and repeat services


  • exclusive territory
  • simple office setup
  • low overheads
  • initial and ongoing support
  • group marketing strategies
  • proven system
  • proprietary curricula and programs
  • high growth industry
  • flexible hours
  • rewarding lifestyle


The Brainworks franchised business is all about running your own private tuition business that provides you with brand recognition, proven systems as well as access to initial and ongoing training and support.

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Burwood East, Balwyn, Doncaster, Epping, Lalor, Craigieburn, Doreen, Ascot Vale, Caulfield South, Werribee, Tarneit, Point Cook, Truganina South, Footscray, West Sunshine, Williamstown, Caroline Springs, Melton

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