Search for more Tutors



Laura

Northcote, VIC

 

Tutor's Advertisement

 Profile

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!

Experience:


I have had three years' experience tutoring students from the ages of 8-18. I am versatile
and adaptive, looking after each student's individual needs and ensuring I teach in a way
that works for him. In doing this, my students have had great success, drastically
improving their test and essay scores (often by 15-20%), raising themselves to above
average marks in their NAPLANs, and achieving high study scores (35+) in VCE English,
leading to high ATAR scores and acceptance into their preferred university courses. Feel
free to contact me for references.

Qualifications:


2013 - Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) from the University of Melbourne.
Average mark = 76 (Second-Class Honours - Distinction equivalent).

2009 - Victorian Certificate of Education: ENTER (ATAR) Score = 98.65. Study scores:
English (48/50); Literature (44/50); English Language (39/50); Drama (46/50); Health
and Human Development (42/50); Further Mathematics (38/50)

I also received an A or A+ mark for every single piece of assessment in English and Literature for Year 11 and Year 12.

Years Tutoring

3

Basic Min.

$60/h

Hourly Rate Specifics

My hourly rate includes basic phone and email support between sessions.
Discounts available for multiple children in the same family and for groups of 3 or more students.

Gender

Female

Tutor's Subjects

Primary

English

Secondary

Drama
English
Essay Writing
Health and Human Development

Tertiary

English
Essay Writing

Tutor's Services

One-on-One Tutoring
Group Tutoring
Out of home Tutoring
Phone Support
Online Support

Tutor's Contact Information

Location

Northcote, VIC

Region

Melbourne

Phone

0423129530

Mobile

0423129530

Last Updated

2 Feb 2016 1:44 PM

Send Tutor a Message

Use the form below to contact for more information or arrange a meeting or interview.

Name:
Email:
Phone:
Message:

Enter text validation:



Copyright © 2019, H2 Fusion Pty Ltd, All rights reserved.