My name is Alan and I graduated in 2016 with an ATAR of 99.75. I received study scores of 47 and 43 in English and Literature respectively, however, I primarily teach VCE English. A testimony to my strength in English is that I was a recipient of my school's English prize, placing me in the top students in my year level in terms of SAC rankings. While, in the VCE English exam, I received full marks for 2 out of 3 sections, scoring a 20/20 for two essays i.e. 10/10 from both assessors for both those essays.
Many students often view English with the mindset that only certain individuals with a natural inclination to this area are able to succeed. However, I am here to tell you that this is far from the truth. I can personally attest to this on my journey through VCE English, from an average student in my earlier years to becoming an A+ student in Year 12. There is no need to be scared of VCE English!
With a subject such as English, I believe anyone has the potential to achieve a score of 40, or even 50 with the right dedication to this subject, and that is exactly what I plan to help you achieve. Having 2 years of experience in tutoring VCE English, I have comprehensive experience of maximising the scores of my students, making English one of their top subjects. No matter what type of student you are, humanity based or science based, I can assure you that I will transform English from a chaotic subject with seemingly no start or end to a very palatable process that will enable you to consistently perform well.
My aim is to assist you in developing your own voice and style through writing, whilst simultaneously following the VCE criterion closely. To this end, I set up lessons in such a way that they are tailored to your needs, focused on refining your style. Through developing a strong writing style for yourself and integrating it with proven English writing structures, there is no stopping you from attaining high marks. In addition, I have an expansive resource of notes and essays that I have written myself and collected as a tutor that I am more than happy to share with you.
While I will be primarily tutoring English, I can also offer insight in the various other subjects that I have studied, such as Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics.
I am available to tutor at home, South Yarra library, the State Library of Victoria and Unimelb libraries
My rates are as follows:
For individuals: $40/hr
For pairs: $30/hr
Feel free to send me a message, and all the best with your studies!