Combining Soccer & Study For Student Success At Nerang

The team from Turnaround Tuition are back at the club, offering fun and functional after hours tuition for our players across a wide range of subjects and grade levels.

There’s no doubt that juggling the extra demands of training, games and travel that come with a commitment to junior sport can often impact on a child’s ability to focus on school work and find time for that all important study and homework. Often, tutoring and mentoring can have a profound impact on how a young student develops in terms of their academic results and their confidence.

Turnaround Tuition has recently decided to partner with The Nerang Eagles to offer cheaper group tutoring lessons before training sessions, held inside the clubhouse. This is a prime opportunity to allow students to get their work done and train all in one space.

Brent and Mikayla from Turnaround Tuition launched their tutoring program in 2017, the year after they had successfully graduated from high school with Brent having been a been a part of The Nerang Eagles since 2004 and his father Rob with the club since 1990.


Brent and Mikayla from Turnaround Tuition are here to help young Eagles players soar to their full potential on and off the field.


Their aim for Turnaround Tuition is to create a safe, comfortable and rewarding environment for all of their TT students. As co-founders of Turnaround Tuition, Brent and Mikayla understand the hardships of school in the modern world we live in, their aim is to assist and support the young people of the Gold Coast and to push them to their full potential.

“We want to change the way our students perceive knowledge and learning,” says tutor Mikayla.

“We want students to understand that learning can be more than a chore to simply pass school, knowledge is for life and learning can be too.”

Brent says the demands of an active youth lifestyle drove the decision to create his program.

“We came up with the idea for in-sport tutoring when I thought about my time at Nerang and how many hours students spend at sporting clubs.

“Mikayla also used to competitively swim which took up 20+ hours of her week when she was still at school, and even when I was playing soccer it took up 10+ hours of my week and those are the same hours that other kids typically use to study and finish their homework.”

Brent says, “We’re not about pushing kids or forcing them to get straight As, instead our philosophy brings us back to the simple idea that confidence is key in improving attitudes and seeing real and lasting results.”

“Once we can show students that their self-worth does not reflect in their grades, but in their confidence and their attitudes toward learning, the grades come alongside it.

For each session at Nerang, the clubhouse will be set out into a classroom environment with tables, chairs, whiteboards and stationary while having a 1:8 tutor to student ratio as a maximum, allowing the students to bring in any sort of school work they need assistance with.

The Turnaround Tuition team says they can also provide some resources for primary school students if they don’t have specific work they need help with.

“This will also allow us to give back to the club and we will be holding two free lessons at the beginning of the term and giving $5 for each student at each session back to the club,” said Mikayla.

“We will have incentives for students and we are looking forward to being able to create a great tutor to student relationship with all of them!

“Our aim is always to create not only a great relationship with the student and parent, but now is to also maintain a wonderful environment around the club”.


You can find out more and book in some tutoring at the club by contacting Turnaround Tuition on the information below or at