Sandy Egan

Founder Director and Teacher  – Diploma of Primary Teaching, Special Ed

  • Certified Move to Learn Practitioner
  • Certified Provider of The Listening Program.

Sandy began her teaching career as Learning Support Teacher at Oxford Falls Grammar School in 1994. She has worked extensively with students with Learning Difficulties individually and in small groups in both private and public schools and literacy centers ever since. As her own four children grew and became more independant Sandy started tutoring from home. Word soon spread and as the numbers of children needing extra support increased the decision was made to move out of home and open Hands up Tuition in Mona Vale.

Sandy has attended and continues to attend countless training seminars, meetings and conferences on the topics of Teaching and Learning Difficulties. She has the necessary  expertise and understanding to ensure that the needs of the children in her care are met.

She is passionate about helping children become successful learners and specializes in helping children acquire the skills they need to help them to become ready to learn. She believes in the importance of looking at the whole child.

Sandy works with Pre-schoolers to prepare them for a successful start at school, Primary School children and High School students up to year 8, specializing in acquiring the necessary skills to Read, Write and Spell.  Sandy is a  proud mum of four gorgeous grown-up sons and grandmother of two.

Accredited TutorSandy is a professional member of S.P.E.L.D (Specific Learning Difficulties Association of NSW) and The Australian Tutoring


Lynette Purcell- B.A Communications and Theatre Studies.

Lynette is trained in English and ESL for High School as well as Literacy and Numeracy for young children. Her goal in teaching is to foster the love and fun of learning that is the spark of confidence and creativity. Lynette loves words and birds, stories written or told, tall and true, poems rhythmic or rhyming and music too. Lynette has two adult children and four grandchildren that keep her young.


TRISTAN SALTER- Maths, Chemistry, and Physics (High-school)

Tristan is currently studying Chemical Engineering (Honours) at UNSW. He has had experience teaching children swimming and tutoring mathematics. He is capable and comfortable tutoring secondary school Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics up to the Extension 2 level. He is easy going and patient and strives to engage students so as to help them become proficient in the subject which is troubling them.

BRIGETTE LAM- Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Brigette is an experienced tutor who adores working with students. She is a spirited person who is passionate about teaching and loves to witness the positive effects it has on each individual. She understands the needs of both Primary and Secondary students and is determined to provide an engaging experience that increases their confidence.

Lauren Blamey – Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with a Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Lauren is a fourth-year Primary Education and Psychology student with vast experience working with children of all ages and abilities. Lauren believes that all students are unique and should be given every chance to succeed inside and beyond the classroom. She particularly likes creating programs, activities, and resources to best help students achieve their goals. Lauren loves to build confidence and instills a love for learning with her students.