Welcome to Forging Roots Education

Forging Roots Education provides bespoke, specialist tutoring and educational support for students with learning or communication difficulties in Melbourne.

Build strong roots for learning

Our goal is to establish a strong foundation of skills, knowledge and confidence to ensure that the building blocks for your child’s future learning are secure. We then extend to further these foundations to help enable your child to become a lifelong, independent learner and reach their full potential.

What do we offer?

We provide face to face and online specialist tutoring and home school sessions in Mathematics and Literacy. We cater for neurotypical students, students with attention difficulties, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and students with complex communication needs who use AAC. We also provide educational support for parents including curriculum writing and development, advice and strategies for the home. Whatever your needs, we can create the perfect learning programme for your child.


We offer bespoke, specialised education tailored to suit each student’s needs. We see the whole person and are dedicated to ensuring that programmes and sessions are catered to each student’s particular strengths and areas of development so that they are given the appropriate individualised support to reach their full potential in life.

Girl and tutor working on a maths problem with an abacus.

Forging Roots Education is founded by a qualified, professional and highly experienced specialist teacher. We are up-to-date with the latest curriculum and methods of learning. We ensure programmes and sessions are carefully planned and organised so that pupils feel appropriately challenged yet supported. We work collaboratively with families and value strong communication between teacher, student and parent.


We believe that developing a good relationship with students is paramount to their success. Therefore we aim to create a happy, safe and nurturing environment where students feel valued and inspired to learn. We believe that warm, approachable, patient and understanding teachers give students the confidence to thrive.

Why choose us?

High Quality Support
  • Targeted one-to-one support
  • Flexible learning catered to your child’s preferred learning style
  • Ambitious with high expectations
  • Meticulous assessment of students’ learning that is sensitive to misconceptions in their knowledge
  • Progress is reviewed regularly
  • Advice on practical strategies to support learners in the home

Effective Teaching Strategies
  • Effective, appropriate and evidence based teaching strategies
  • Strength-based approach coupled with positive feedback and encouragement to build confidence and self-esteem
  • Multi-sensory learning and practical based sessions that are fun and engaging
  • Concepts are broken down into small, manageable steps
  • Language and vocabulary around Maths and English is taught and explored

We aim to inspire and develop a confident and secure student, motivated to learn and excited by their education ahead. Our extensive experience in teaching students with learning difficulties means we are able to pinpoint where difficulties lie and the steps needed to address them. This ensures that each student makes the very best progress and grows in confidence, as well as ability. Our specialised teaching supports students to gain lifelong strategies that can help them cope with their difficulties in learning.

Remove the barriers to learning

About Us

Kristy (B.Ed, M.A) is a qualified and highly experienced teacher who has 16 years of teaching experience in the U.K and Australia. Kristy specialises in teaching students with learning difficulties such as neurodiverse students and students with neurological disorders. She also specialises in teaching neurotypical children with difficulties in literacy and mathematics.

ABN: 56560180433

Working with Children Check: 2129452A-01

Australian Tutoring Association (ATA) membership number: 20210032

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