Primary & High School Tutors Northern Beaches, Sydney

Hands up Tuition are passionate about providing positive and supportive one-on-one face-to-face and online lessons.

We specialise in providing a personalised approach to your child’s education, consistently monitoring progress to plan and differentiate instruction based on your child’s needs.

A comprehensive Literacy Assessment is also available to ensure we have a full understanding of your child’s literacy development. For more information, please click here.

Our teachers are enthusiastic, friendly, and nurturing, able to quickly develop a strong rapport with each child.

We aim to engage and inspire young learners while identifying and working towards target goals to help close academic gaps.


Tutoring Levels:

  • Literacy and Numeracy from Pre-school through to HSC level.
  • Drama, Physics, and Chemistry to Higher School Certificate level.


  • Warriewood office: 31/90 Mona Vale Rd
  • Nelson Bay
  • Zoom: lessons via ZOOM if desired

Founding Director and Teacher – Sandy Egan

Accredited Tutor

Hands Up Tuition Photo for Small Busines Awards


Contact SANDY to discuss the needs of your child:

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My son now loves learning!
Sandyโ€™s knowledge, patience and understanding has helped my son develop confidence in not only his academic ability but his self-esteem in problem solving and a love of learning.

I feel so lucky that we discovered Hands Up Tuition because it has been invaluable in helping my son positively navigate his way through the learning journey.

Samantha H.

Daughter is more confident
I highly recommend Hands Up Tuition!
My daughter loves going to see Tess each week and is always so happy & more confident when she comes out. Iโ€™m so thankful!

Sally. W

Daughter’s self esteem has risen ๐Ÿ™‚
We have engaged our daughter in Hands up tutoring for the past few years to assist her one on one with English and Math.

Our daughter loves the tutors and looks forward to her private lessons. These sessions are a huge help to her in both self esteem and academic achievement. Sometimes schools just canโ€™t take time out to get in close and personal but Sandy and her team do and we canโ€™t thank them enough.

Vanessa C

Both daughters now love learning!
Finding Sandy and her team at Hands Up Tuition was truly the BEST find I have made.
My daughters, 9 & 7, attend lessons with Sandy and Imogen.
Sandy and Imogen are wonderful, enthusiastic, positive and encouraging teachers. The girls have had such a great time while learning! ๐Ÿ˜†
Thank you Sandy and your brilliant team for creating such a wonderful learning experience for my daughters and your students

Marisa. K

Amazing improvement in English & Maths

Our Daughter Chilli, who is 8 years old, has a form of Dyslexia.

She has been going to Hands Up Tuition now for about 2 years. Her improvement has been amazing both in English and Maths. It has helped her enormously in handling her school work and her confidence has grown considerably.

Thanks to Sandy and Brigette she can now cope with so much more. Would highly recommend Hands Up Tuition as a source of extra learning.

Janine H.

My son’s tutor Tess is perfect for him.ย 
Iโ€™m so grateful to have found Hands up Tuition, Sandy was wonderful to speak to from the initial phone call to choosing the right Tutor and making the bookings, I commend her.

My son loves Tess his Tutor. I highly recommend Hands up Tuition to any family. Sandyโ€™s team are all wonderful and passionate about teaching. They really do care.

Kylie S.

Improved grade and increased confidence

Emily has been teaching year 12 Advanced HSC English to my daughter, Ella, for the past 6 months. We have seen improved grades and growth in her confidence. Emily is passionate and knowledgeable about the course content and is able to fully engage with Ella to make the sessions enjoyable.

Sandie S.

The Tutors are empathetic and invested in my children’s learningย 

My 3 children have been attending Hands Up Tuition for 8 months and are benefiting greatly from their weekly sessions. From the moment I contacted Sandy she was kind, empathetic and flexible.ย  With a busy family schedule there is always last minute changes and Sandy always tries to accommodate any changes we need to make which is extremely helpful. The tutors are excellent with their positive and patient attitude and are genuinely invested in the childrenโ€™s learning. ย All my children love their tutoring sessions each week and have even picked up extra ones along the way as they have been so helpful.
I would highly recommend Hands Up tuition if you are looking for quality tutoring in a nurturing environment.

Helen B.

Caring, dedicated tutors that help make my kids shine!ย 

My children have a lovely rapport with their wonderful tutor Tess and have made great progress in maths. With one-on-one lessons, Tess was able to understand their individual weaknesses and how to best help them.

Whether you have a child that is struggling or if they simply want to do better, give Sandy and her team a call at Hands Up Tuition!

Penny C.

We are so privileged to have Chris as our sonโ€™s drama teacher.

With his extensive experience in the TV & film industry, Chris provides invaluable guidance.

The one-on-one lessons are particularly helpful in providing specific feedback and instruction. My son has loved every lesson and Chris has fuelled his passion for acting with his knowledge, enthusiasm, patience and kindness. Thank you Chris!

Penny C.

My daughter is now reading just for fun!

Thanks to Sandyโ€™s gentle and positive approach, my previously reluctant reader will now willingly sit down with a book just for fun! My daughter caught up with her peers at school and in the process developed much more confidence in herself and her reading. I am so glad we found Hands Up for One on One Tuition.

Kathryn S.

My Son is more confident and now enjoys school!

My daughter had tutoring throughout all of her high school years. However after attending many different learning centres we found Brigette at Hands Up, she helped my daughter for many years.
My son now attends every week. After many attempts at trying to get him there, he surprisingly really enjoyed his first session, after I had to literally pull him out of the car.
He is now more confident and is enjoying school better since he started his sessions.

Kim K.

Sandy and her team, at Hands Up for One to One Tuition, have played a significant role in nurturing Emmanuelโ€™s school journey. The lessons began when he was in primary school, where he needed assistance in the areas of reading, writing and comprehension. The relationship continued right through to Year 12. Over the years, Sandy worked with Emmanuel and his schools in tailoring the lessons, in order to meet the various learning milestones. She provided regular updates to us parents and made recommendations where needed. She was patient with Emmanuel and knew what type of help he needed at the various stages of school life. She ensured that Emmanuel received the most qualified teacher to assist him. This was particularly so, in his high school years, where Tess and Emily worked with him in preparation for the English syllabus for the Higher School Certification. Despite the disruption to the school life which the pandemic presented, through zoom sessions, Emmanuel diligently continued his lessons with Emily. Come HSC time, Emmanuelโ€™s confidence grew and he felt well prepared for the English exams. All the hard work paid off. His results for the HSC, exceeded all our expectations.

We are so grateful to Sandy for developing his confidence and instil belief in his abilities. I strongly recommend Sandy and her team, at Hands Up for One to One Tuition.

Kind regards