Helen HastieHelen Hastie
Dip.Teach,  B.Ed, Cert. TEFL
Bunbury, Western Australia
Ph: 043 992 3906



Parent Reviews

Helen has been a great support and help to my Daughter. Her patience and persistence has truly had a wonderful impact on my Daughter understanding and recondition of the ABC's and she has reached the point of "cracking the code". It's rear to see someone that is so passionate and committed to helping children achieve their goals. A massive thanks goes to Helen for all she has done for my Daughter and for us as a Family by also educating us on the appropriate mechanisms and strategies on how we as parents can guide and assist our child.

I will highly recommend Helen for your child.



Our family cannot rate Helen highly enough. Our son struggles with learning. We came across Helen by accident and we are so very glad we did. Conor met with Helen once a week for over a year and the improvement in his reading and understanding of literacy has been fantastic. He has the tools to continue throughout his education. Helen does go the extra distance with her children. Conor had no interest in learning as he found it hard. Helen has made learning fun for him in her tutoring sessions. Please do not hesitate contacting Helen if your child is struggling. She is fantastic. Helen's passion and commitment for this program is second to none. Thank you for helping Conor. We will be forever grateful.

Kate Burke   

A massive thank you to Helen for all of her support, patience and knowledge in tutoring my daughter. She really does go above and beyond and her passion for helping children improve, achieve and understand concepts is second to none.

I really liked and respected that Helen looks at not only the issue at hand, but also the many facets of learning and development that play a part in the learning difficulty and how to work on these at the same time.

I have certainly seen an improvement and confidence within my daughter in her learning following her tutoring with Helen.


Helen has amazing patience and been absolutely brilliant with our daughter who really struggled with her reading and writing.
The ABC code works really well for our girl as this program make sense of the words rather than simply memorising the spelling as they are expected to do at school. She has improved massively and is no longer behind. She even got a B in one area! She loves the one on one attention she gets from Helen who is fantastic in utilising our daughter's creativity in the learning process. I can't recommend Helen enough!


Helen is fantastic. When we started Ava could only remember 2 to 3 sounds. Within 6 months she knew all letters and sounds and was starting to read. Helens lessons are hands on and fun Ava loves coming and we will miss Helen as she is moving otherwise we would be with her forever.

Thanks Helen you are a great teacher who will be missed💕 Charmaine & Ava


My son had reached breaking point and had shut down at school. He had given up on learning to read as he could not understand any of the concepts taught at school. I found an advertisement for Helen and decided to give her a call. On speaking with Helen I found her to be very knowledgeable, understanding, patient and with a formula for teaching which made sense to me. My son Ashley went from not being able to read in Year 2 to being able to read with confidence! Helen’s Cracking the Code really worked for us and Ashley is not an easy child to teach. Thanks to Helen it is now onwards and upwards for Ashley.


Can not thank Helen enough for the huge support and help with my son over the past year. She is amazing! He has not only improved his ability to read, write and comprehend and also gained confidence in himself. Helen is a wonderful teacher and is also very knowledgeable on occupational therapy support too.
Helen is worth every cent, and we are sorry to see her move from Perth, my son was is tears xx

Haylie O’Connor   

Helen has been a very helpful, patient and supportive tutor for my son who has been doing weekly tutoring lessons for nearly two years. He really struggled with reading and spelling but after completing the Multisensory Reading Level 3A with Helen, his reading and fluency have improved significantly. His spelling is slowly crystallizing as well, improving all the time.
I now have a child who enjoys reading books as opposed to detesting it, like he use to.

Helen is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her work. I highly recommend Helen and Cracking The ABC Code program.


We were first introduced to Helen when our daughter was in pre-primary and she needed some assistance with pronunciation of certain words. At the start of year 1 Helen has suggested that we start the ABC code. The improvements that we can see as a result of Helen's tutoring through this programme have been fantastic.

Helen has an incredible passion, patience, commitment and ability to help children learn in a fun way.

We would highly recommended Helen. Thank you so much.

Zoran & Ana

Zoran & Ana   

We first came across ABC Cracking the Code through a friend who was using this program and told us about it when we were in need of some help for our 9yr old.
Our son was not at the level he should have been but after what I would say is a demanding but necessary program, he made headway and an improvement in reading and understanding of literacy concepts with a very patient Helen.
Along with other difficulties, as a parent you want your child to focus/concentrate/sit still/look interested etc and it can be frustrating but Helen always looked beyond his fidgeting, "boredom" etc and I believe this is also why the program works, a commitment from Helen and her knowledge has helped improve his reading. He still needs help with some of his literacy but he has improved and will continue to do so.
Thank you Helen for your help not only with E but also for your information and next steps to take with him and with Miss T who is no doubt on her way to great results too.


Helen has been the most patient and supportive tutor for our son. Her individualised multi sensory approach made the work fun and enjoyable, something he looked forward to each week. We saw results very quickly after we started and continual progress throughout his time with her. Helen’s dedication, patience & caring makes for such a productive, enjoyable learning environment. Highly recommend her tutoring services!!
Lara Meyer-Atkins

Lara Meyer-Atkins   

Very lucky to have crossed paths with Helen. She has helped my son get up to school level with his comprehension and his confidence has just gone strength to strength.
Her patience is amazing & seeing her weekly has really changed my sons schooling.
Thank you Helen for everything you have done for Leo!

Sara Culley   

My 8 yr old son Flynn had been struggling with his reading, writing and literacy and had always been behind his peers and was only getting further behind.

It was so heartbreaking watching him struggle so much and it was always such a huge ordeal getting him to do his reading at night.

He was then diagnosed with dyslexia and my friend recommended Helen as she had helped her son after his diagnosis.

5 months on and i am blown away! Flynn is now reading fluently and actually really enjoys it! Helen is so incredible with him and has made learning fun!

I can not recommend her enough!! Helen and cracking the code has changed and improved our lives dramatically. We are very sad to be losing her but know what is our loss will be other families gain.

Rozalind Lyon   

Our journey with Helen started almost six months ago, through a friend's recommendation, and we are so grateful to have not only found Helen but to have discovered the amazing Cracking The Code program which is 'hands down' brilliant!

Our daughter was lacking confidence in her reading and writing and struggling with school work in general. Helen's patience, kindness, sense of fun, exceptional knowledge and most importantly, ability to teach in a supportive learning environment has had a huge impact on our daughter. The fun and easy to learn strategies that Helen has shared, along with an extra understanding and support of our daughter, has made a significant impact on her progress and confidence.

Helen will be greatly missed and we highly recommend her tutoring services. It is an investment in your child's future that you will be forever grateful for.


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