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Linda offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
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Study Skills / Essay Writing
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I have graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Japanese Studies. Although my major is creative-based, my degree entails the study and critical analyses of many other areas of the English discipline.
I've also completed a Colour and Design course at the International School of Colour and Design, and am currently studying a Diploma of Interior Decoration and Design as well as a Certificate VI in Feng Shui.
I offer a personalised English tutoring service for students of all ages and levels of ability. For HSC, I tutor for English Advanced and English Extension I. This service can include face-to-face tutoring with tailored practice questions and structured lessons AND/OR online essay marking.
I am very experienced and passionate about English and writing. As a Creative Writing major at university, I've learned from some of Australia's best academic and creative writers and scholars in areas including creative writing, narrative theory, literary theory, Australian literature, American literature, and poetry.
My grasp of English and writing is demonstrated by my High Distinction marks received for an Academic Writing course taken at university.
I teach my students tips for both essay writing and answering short-answer questions, including deconstructing the question, TQP (technique, quote, point), how to correctly incorporate quotes into an essay, and how to break down each mark to understand what the marker is looking for. I also teach my students the social, political, and cultural context of a work, as it is incredibly important, and helps them to understand the artistic, aesthetic, and content-based decisions of the author.
The creative process is surprisingly analytical. My classes that focus on creative writing are an amalgam of breaking down and understanding different components of the narrative and their effects, and practical exercises to help my students understand how to write in order to achieve their creative purpose. In terms of the components of a narrative, my focus is not only on characters/setting, conflict, and resolution. In line with my studies of structuralist narratology theory, I teach my students how to recognise and apply elements of anachrony, chronology, movements of duration, frequency of narration, focalisation, voice, the narrating instance, narrative levels and person, to name a few.
I've tutored both primary and high school students since 2016, and have been able to put all the creative, practical and analytical skills I have amassed into practice. I am a firm believer in putting my students first and foremost, and as English is not as systematic or methodical as other subjects, I welcome any input or suggestions from both my students and their parents. If my students have school-related work, I prioritise that. I sincerely believe in helping students build a solid foundation and understanding of the English subject. I will help my students to edit drafts they have written themselves, and guide them towards improving elements such as structure and clarity.
I have an extensive collection of resources that I have created to target different aspects of English for all levels of ability, whether it be lexical, grammatical, contextual, analytical, or creative. For my face-to-face lessons, primary school students will receive weekly vocabulary word lists and corresponding close passages to be completed once every four weeks, while high school students will receive practice short-answer questions to complete. This enables students to build confidence and familiarity with questions and develop good exam technique. I also teach my students techniques called Spontaneous and Generative Writing that personally helped me tremendously in terms of my planning and writing speed during years 11 and 12.
I do offer group tuition, and prices begin at $40 for primary school tuition. Please note that prices advised on FirstTutors is the starting rate for that grade group. Please contact me for further details.
10% off in-person price. Only individual classes are offered.
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- University of New South Wales (2018) - Bachelor of Arts (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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