EducationI study at Monash, majoring in literature studies and minoring history.
I completed VCE in 2013, achieving an ATAR of 93.1, with my highest score in VCE English (46). I received at least an A average in all my other subjects, and won the Global Politics Award and a Merit in English.
I completed my first year of International Studies at RMIT in 2013, with 3 Distinctions and 4 High Distinctions.
ExperienceI started tutoring VCE students in 2014. Since then I have taken a range of students, from mature aged students who are completing their VCE, to year 10 students who are looking for tutoring through to year 12. I've tutored in Australian History, Global Politics, Literature and Debating, but I particularly English and Literature. I have also worked at Engage Education Foundation, a NGO where we aimed to help all VCE students reach their full academic potential.
My students have noticed a significant improvement whilst under my tutelage. One student came to me after her last SAC scored a 3/10. Together we aimed to get her to 6/10 for her next; she received 7.5. This improvement occurred over 4 sessions.
My unique ability as a tutor is being able to teach students how to approach and answer a question; vital skills which are often missed in the classroom. It's all very well to learn quotes, but you also need to learn how to approach essay questions, exams and SACs.
I have studied the new English Study Design (implemented in yr 11 next year, and yr 12 in 2017).
I work with a range of children as an In Home Educator, and hold a Police Check and Working With Children Check.
I'm an experienced public speaker. I was the Captain of my debating team, which won our regionals three years running. I've competed in Speaking Competitions, and done quite well. I've also won awards for writing competitions. This experience is really helpful for orals and language analysis.
HobbiesI love helping people and I love working with young people (the littlest ones I work with are 1!).
I also love all things artistic - I'm teaching myself piano, have tried all sorts of dancing, I love scrapbooking and have recently discovered animation and photography. I also love movies, but doesn't everyone!
My favourite book is The Little Prince. I own the film (2015), the book in English and French, and the book about the making of the film. My favourite film, apart from the Little Prince, is Forrest Gump.
I love modernist literature and creative writing.
My favourite part of the current VCE curriculum is Context.
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