Leap into Literacy Profile

The Philosophy

Leap into Literacy was established after Allison's PhD research found that reading comprehension levels in Australia are declining each year. After teaching creative writing classes to adults, she wanted to put together a fun program that will help children with their reading comprehension AND creative writing skills. 

Our goal is to instil a lifelong love of reading and writing for all students, and to help extend those students who may need additional extension in these areas. Classes are fun and are NOT based on individual students completing worksheets; this means that students are more motivated to learn and retain the information for life. Creative techniques and technology are used in small groups; parents have said they are so happy to see their children enjoy reading and writing for pleasure! Students who are already avid readers and writers have also benefited greatly as they are challenged in ways that they may not be in the traditional classroom. Our centre in Drummoyne is at maximum capacity and we want to extend into other areas so that more students and parents can see the benefits of "Reading, Writing, and Creativity!"

The Teachers

PhD in Curriculum and Teaching, Masters of Education, and Bachelors of Business. 12 Years of primary, secondary, and Gifted & Talented teaching in the classroom. Ten years of private tutoring, teaching Creative Writing to adults, and TEFL qualified.


“We have been extremely happy with Leap into Literacy lessons so far. They really have been high quality. Testament to this has been that my son walks out happy, relaxed and not stressed or bored. School has been tough for my son over the years so it has been lovely for me to witness him re-engaging with learning from your sessions”.


“Leap into Literacy has helped to develop my child’s confidence by giving him skills and techniques to tackle literary writing and comprehension assignments at school which he found very challenging.  I saw results and improvement in his work almost immediately. I am very grateful to Allison who is always very encouraging, positive, patient, gentle and caring with my child”.


“My son has attended Leap into Literacy for only one term and I am absolutely thrilled with the huge steps he has made in his story writing. After worrying about this aspect of his learning for so long, and doing so many different things to try and improve this area, it was an enormous relief to finally find something that showed marked improvement and in quite a short space of time. I would recommend Leap into Literacy for any child who has trouble with fluency of sentence writing”.


“Thank you Leap into Literacy for tutoring my daughters over the past six months. There has been a noticeable, steady progress in their writing skills. Now they feel more confident in applying what they have learned to their writing assignments. I really appreciate your effort and patience in teaching them every week”.

Mrs. Y

“The skills my son has learned with Leap into Literacy has made it easier for him to apply when I sit down with him to do homework for school. I really appreciate the passion and care that Allison has shown for my son. I feel he will make great progress under Leap into Literacy tutoring”.


“Since starting classes at Leap into Literacy, my son had grown in confidence with his writing. He is now able to complete assignments he previously would have found too difficult to start. His spelling has also improved. And, most surprising of all, he is taking ownership of his homework assignments and completes them without my supervision. Thank you Allison for your help and kindness towards my son.”


“My daughter has been attending one of the Leap Into Literacy afternoon classes for almost three terms. As early as the end of the first term I could see a significant improvement in her comprehension and writing. She seems happy and stimulated when she returns home from the classes. Her school results and confidence have increased this year and I believe the Leap Into Literacy classes have majorly contributed to this.”


“Thank you for all your hard work with my son. He now says English is his favourite subject in school, and he especially likes writing ‘free’ essays! His confidence has improved and also his comprehension. But most of all, he is enjoying reading and creating stories. Thank you!”


“I am so thrilled with the progress of my son in just two short terms! He really enjoys the class each week and while we had noticed a gradual improvement at home, his school has noticed a huge difference and is recognising and rewarding his achievements. He is gaining confidence and a love for reading is slowly starting to form. Thank you Allison for giving our son the encouragement and confidence he needed. ”


“We have been so happy with Leap into Literacy for our 8 year old son. He is now in his 2nd term of classes and is loving the lessons. Most weeks he wants to keep reading the latest book he’s just discovered – this is finally music to our ears! The teachers do a really amazing job, I can not recommend Leap into Literacy highly enough.”


“Leap into literacy has done wonders for my sons confidence in creative writing. The lessons reinforce sound planning strategies which help your child in the classroom.”



  • Leap into Literacy runs on the school calendar for NSW and each term is based upon this calendar.
  • Classes begin at 3:00pm and run until 4:30pm. If the student is running late they may attend class when they arrive; however, the time missed will not be refunded.
  • Tuition fees are $39 for the 90 minutes, and are paid for in advance through the KEEN website. It will not be refunded if the student withdraws during the term.
  • If the student misses a lesson the cost for the missed lesson will not be refunded.
  • The teachers are usually available a few minutes prior to the lesson to discuss any questions or concerns and Allison is additionally available weekdays via phone (0420734720) or email (allison@leapintoliteracy.com.au). Please try to be on time for pickup from the lesson as the teachers have other commitments after the class.
  • We are not liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, punitive or similar damages arising out of use of our tutoring service, or any errors or omissions in the content of our materials. You the client specifically waive any and all claims arising out of the use of this tutoring service.
  • All materials at Leap into Literacy are copyright. They may not be published or distributed without written permission.