About us

Introduction

MultiLit (“Making Up Lost Time In Literacy”) is a leading provider of effective literacy instruction in Australasia. Our programs are uniquely placed to be effective because they are all grounded in scientific evidence-based best practice.

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.

In 2015, MultiLit celebrated its 20th anniversary. For two decades, we have provided assistance to 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.

Children interacting

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
BA, PhD, C.Psychol, FASSA, FBPsS, FCollP, FIARLD, MAPS, MCEDP

Robyn, one of the founders.

Dr Robyn Wheldall
Director
BA, PhD

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Iain Rothwell 
Director
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.

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Margaret Rees
Literacy Centre Manager – Bella Vista

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.

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. 

MultiLit tutors are accredited via AccreditedTutor, an independent third-party endorsed by the ATA. Accreditation aims to improve the standard of tutoring in Australia and verify tutoring abilities and specialties. Additionally, all tutors have undergone a Working With Children Checkprior to employment. 

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