Information about Laura - South Yarra tutor - (9 reviews)
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Study Skills / Essay Writing
Hi, I'm Laura. I'm currently teaching General English (ESL) in the city and love to do tutoring as well. I've lived in Melbourne for 3 years now, having moved from the UK. I'm really enjoying Melbourne so far and especially like being able to wander about outside in the sunshine! I love keeping fit and also enjoy cooking and reading. I have been a teacher since I graduated from university in 2011 and love the job. My interest in travelling and having met so many interesting people whilst away is what converted me to ESL teaching.
I taught English in an English mainstream high school for four years, teaching 11-18 year olds English Language and English Literature. I taught things such as creative writing, reading for meaning, analysing the writer's craft, grammar and speaking. I prepared four classes for their exams, two at GCSE level and two at AS/A-level.
In terms of ESL teaching, I have taught Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate General English.My classes have ranged from consisting of only five students to over twenty. Again, I have taught reading and listening for gist/specifics, speaking/presenting, grammar, vocabulary and writing creatively/essay writing.
As for tutoring, I have provided one-to-one tuition for over twenty tutees now. Some of these have been young school children (aged 6-11) needing help with literacy or NAPLAN preparation; some have been older school/college students needing help with their VCEs and some have been adult learners. With my ESL tutees, I have helped with preparation for both General and Academic IELTS.
I am happy to travel to tutees' homes, meet somewhere public or tutor in my home if the time is suitable. Material is provided by me unless tutees have specific tasks requiring attention. Sessions are tailored to tutees' individual needs and I aim to make all sessions as engaging as possible.
As well as tutoring, I am happy to help with proofreading assignments.
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Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Stanton School of English (2015) - CELTA (A Grade) (Other) (✔ On File)
- The University of York (2011) - English, Secondary (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- The University of York (2010) - BA Honours English Language and Linguistics (2.1) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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she appears firm , but kind and understands what I require . Her task was made more difficult by my child being unusually hyper - i am not sure what caused this - it may be because there was no school yesterday and he was in a more playful mood . Next week will be more representative of his behaviour .
- Provide good learning materials
- Able to recognise her student's weakness and work on them
- Provide flexible teaching hours
- Supper helpful
Just wanted to send you some feedback. We are very happy with the tutoring you are providing to Jessie. It is great to see Jessie responding to you so well. She is enjoying her sessions and I think the results will speak for themselves.