About us


Originating at Macquarie University, MultiLit Pty Ltd has become a major force for effective literacy instruction in Australia.


For 25 years, MultiLit has provided assistance to tens of thousands of students in a variety of settings, including schools, our own Literacy Centres, and community-based literacy projects across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.


As a result of being a research initiative of Macquarie University, MultiLit’s publications, professional development and Literacy Centre are continually informed by an ongoing program of research. The research team is led by Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM. Recognising the valuable contribution of this research, MultiLit was featured by Universities Australia in its 2019 ‘Universities Research Changes Lives‘ campaign.

The Founders

In 2006, MultiLit Pty Ltd was founded by Professor Kevin Wheldall, Dr Robyn Wheldall and Iain Rothwell. MultiLit Pty Ltd is a spin-off company of Macquarie University, following on from a program of research since 1995.

Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM

Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM
Chairman and Director MRU

Dr Robyn Wheldall

Iain Rothwell 
BBus, MAcc, CPA

Our team

MultiLit Literacy Centre Staff

Jodie Watson
Literacy Centre Manager – Macquarie Park
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Special Education), Graduate Certificate in Education (Gifted Education)


Jodie brings more than 20 years’ experience as a classroom teacher and a background in specialist learning positions in both private and public schools. She has recently been in an Assistant Principal position  

Jodie brings with her a wealth of experience in creating positive learning environments for students with special needs to the Macquarie Park MultiLit Literacy Centre as the dedicated manager.

Margaret Rees
Literacy Centre Manager – Bella Vista

BTeaching (Early Childhood), Grad Cert Literacy, Grad Cert Learning Difficulties


Margaret brings more than 25 years experience in early literacy intervention and as a learning support teacher and coordinator.

Mentor teaching young boy

Our Tutors

All MultiLit tutors have completed or are in the process of completing studies in education, psychology, special education, speech pathology or related disciplines.

MultiLit then provides extensive training and mentoring for all tutors. Ongoing observation and feedback is conducted to ensure consistent program delivery is being achieved across all MultiLit programs.

Steve Shortnose
Steve Shortnose
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MultiLit has made a wonderful and fundamental difference to my child's life and self -esteem. He started the program at the very bottom of his class. I had tried other reading interventions that did not work. A couple of weeks ago he told me he had a maths test in school, so I asked how he went. He said "Good, I could read the questions." It melted my heart. It is amazing to see how far he has come in this scientific, evidence based program. It is absolutely worth it. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. The program is amazing and the educators celebrate my son's success as much as I do.
Josie Carnavale
Josie Carnavale
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Thanks so much to all those involved with this program. My daughter accessed this program through school in early primary. She was really struggling with her literacy and it was having a negative effect on her self esteem. The program has enabled her to develop the skills to become a competent reader and now she loves to read all the time. We're very proud of her progress and so is she. Many thanks!
Stuart Moule
Stuart Moule
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My Son was diagnosed with Dyslexia and has completed nearly 2 years with Multilit. The benefit of Tutoring with MultiLit is that they have a program that has evidence to show it is beneficial for struggling readers. They were able to go through my Son's literacy skills and make sure he was taught all the things he had missed when he was in Infants. We would highly recommend this program for anyone with a child who is struggling to read. My Son now has the confidence to try and sound out words he doesn't know, and is no longer embarrassed that he finds it hard to read. All the Tutors that he worked with were very encouraging.

MultiLit Literacy Centres are members of the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA), and as such, uphold the high standards and aspirations of the Association. All members agree to abide by the ATA Code of Conduct, which ensures consistency and predictability for members and their customers.  Additionally, all tutors have undergone a Working With Children Check prior to employment. 

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