About Smarties

Smarties Private Tutoring was initially established on the Northern Beaches, Sydney in 2006. Having identified a need within the community to give extra support to children experiencing difficulties at school in English and Mathematics, Gilly tutored from home whilst her twins were infants.

Once they were school-aged, Gilly returned to full time classroom teaching and closed Smarties.
Fifteen years later, and still passionate about helping students with learning challenges to achieve their goals, Gilly has regenerated Smarties Private Tutoring. Her vision remains the same: to support individual students by providing imaginative, engaging and sequential tutoring sessions.

She aims to value and encourage a student’s individual strengths and interests and to help a student set and reflect on learning goals, to promote a fun, positive growth mindset with learning and to inspire a student to feel valued and successful.


As a Primary School teacher, Gilly believes that learning advances more quickly in a stimulating, fun and nurturing environment.


By providing one-to-one teacher-student tuition, Gilly helps children stay engaged and maintain constant attention.


Each session provides appropriate stimulating material offering explicit and sequential teaching, making understanding and success an achievable goal.

About Gilly

Smarties Private Tutoring was established in Elanora Heights by Gilly Lynch in 2006. Gillian saw a need within the community to give extra support to children experiencing difficulties at school in English and Mathematics. Born and educated in England, Gilly’s tertiary qualifications include a BA Honours Degree at Hull University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from University of Cambridge. Gilly has twenty-five years of classroom teaching experience in primary schools in both England and Australia, teaching all Key Learning Areas across the K-6 stages.
Gilly’s teaching experience in Australia includes Sydney Grammar Preparatory School, Shore School, St Luke’s Grammar School, Bayview (formally known as Loquat Valley Preparatory School), Abbotsleigh Girls School and Northern Beaches Christian School.
As well as full time classroom teaching, Gilly is also trained in Orton- Gillingham Language Course MULTILIT Synthetic Phonics – Get Reading Right THRASS and Advanced THRASS – Teaching Handwriting and Spelling Skills Nessy, Letterland, Ants in the Apple and Jolly Phonics Literacy programs Orton-Gillingham Maths course
Gilly lives on the Northern Beaches, Sydney, is married with teenage twins. Gilly loves chatting with friends at local cafes, being at the beach, swimming in the ocean and walking her black Labrador. She is a long-distance ocean swimmer and in 2020 became the 4th Australian woman to swim an Ice Mile.