Hello! I am a lover of books, reading, writing and learning. I have a strange, joyous response to editing essays, will read just about anything in sight and will point out incorrect possessive apostrophes to anyone who will listen! I've just finished by Bachelor of Arts at The University of Melbourne, where I graduated with a Distinction average and majored in Media & Communications, Creative Writing and Theatre Studies. I love working with students of all ages and I'd love to meet you!
Every student is different, so my tutoring session structure and content will vary depending on the individual. I tend to keep things fairly light as a tutor, and work on a 'tutor and student are equals' basis (especially with teens!), as I think this develops a respectful yet effective working relationship between myself and the student. I am experienced at working with children/teens of all ages, and also work as a local nanny so I am accustomed to a variety of home environments and family schedules and can adapt to suit you.
Sessions generally begin with discussing schoolwork and revising anything the student had trouble with/needs clarifying (I will take notes and liase with the student's teacher if required). Then, we will work through any homework, projects or essays the student is required to complete, including some exercises/brainstorms/workshops where appropriate to establish and improve the student's skills. Essay structure, writing style, spelling and grammar are particular specialities of mine, as they can make so much difference to your mark and confidence! Closer to exam time, we will examine past exams/SACs together and talk more generally about exam strategies, study techniques, etc.
When tutoring VCE English and Literature, I aim to help improve the student's understanding of English and Literature texts (including things like identifying and discussing themes, motifs, symbols/metaphor, character development, text characteristics and author's style), as well as give guidance and encouragement regarding essay writing and study techniques.
I am based in Northcote, and will travel up to 10km for home visits (more if travel costs are covered). Alternatively, I also offer phone and/or Skype tutoring. I have a Working with Children's Check and First Aid. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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