ESL, Languages and Academic Skills/Subjects Specialist Tutor
Melbourne tutor in Algebra, Anthropology, Biology, Communication, Creative Writing, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, French, German, History, IELTS, Maths, Microsoft Office, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Reading, Society and Culture, Sociology, Spanish, Special Needs, Teacher, TOEFL, Violin, Conflict resolution, Communication, Study skills,
Exam preparation, Life Coaching, Performance
Maximisation, Logistics, Problem solving, Time
management, Ergonomics, Archival Research
My name is Anna - I offer tutoring in the following languages: German (I am a native speaker of German), French and English at all levels, including help with writing essays. I also offer tuition in VCE English, English literature, ESL, Psychology, History, French, and Spanish. I achieved an ENTER score of 99.7 in my own VCE studies and have successfully coached several students to high VCE scores in their subjects. Please see the full list of subjects I tutor in my tutorfinder listing. I have also tutored into the IB school leavers' certificate and am familiar with the IB structure.
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I hold a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from LaTrobe university, double major: History and Advanced French. I graduated with First Class Honours in 2015 and was subsequently offered an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) PhD scholarship to undertake my doctoral studies in History/Latin American Studies at LaTrobe University, Bundoora. I have extensive teaching experience, having taught languages and tutored in various school and university subjects for the past 15 years. I am a patient and committed teacher and I pass on valuable study skills whenever I tutor. I am currently undertaking a PhD candidature in History/Latin American Studies at LaTrobe University, Melbourne (expected PhD completion date October 2020).
I also offer English as a second language (ESL) and hold two TESOL certificates (120 hours of training). I hold a Working with Children Check and I have experience in working with special needs children, including children with dyslexia. I offer help with effective structuring of essay and I teach essay-writing skills for the humanities subjects.
Upon meeting a new student I first establish what the student's individual goals and needs are; I then tailor my approach to best advance the student towards his/her goals. I constantly re-evaluate with the student to make sure the learning experience is positive and encouraging a good relationship with the subject matter being studied. I believe that learning should be an exhilarating and overwhelmingly positive experience and that these qualities can be achieved through good communication between teacher and student and by allowing the individual student to get to know his/her inherent strengths.
Teaching is my passion and in my sessions I offer absolute focus on the student's needs and his/her advancement in their chosen field of study. I teach towards excellence and have prepared students successfully for IB and VCE exams as well as university exams in the past.
- Ongoing: Private tutoring in a range of VCE subjects since leaving high school in 1998
- Employment by Language Schools and Tutoring Companies:
2010-2013: Language tutor in 3 language schools in Bonn, Germany,
during several extended visits to Germany each year from 2010-2013 (Step-Up
Sprachschule, Bonn-Beuel, Germany & Lernstudio Barbarossa, Bonn-Beuel,
Germany, Inlingua Sprachschule, Bonn)
- 2012: Work for the Melbourne branch of "Tutoring for Excellence". I left the
company as I was going overseas mid-2012
- 2014 - 2015: - Work for Melbourne German language schools "all about German"
and "the Germanz"
- Teacher for the German Saturday School Melbourne, Clifton Hill, with a class of 9
Prep, Grade 1 level students (Grade 2, 3 from Term 1, 2015)
- 2014 - 2018: CTA (Clinical Teaching Associate) for the Department of Medical
Education, Melbourne University
- 2015: IB AbInitio curriculum as subcontractor teacher for
a German Year 11 Student at the Sophia Mundi Steiner School in Abbotsford,
Melbourne; This included curriculum development, assignment and exam setting and
report writing in consultation with the school's director of studies;
- 2014 - ongoing: Coordinator of the Internship program in the Institute of Latin
American Studies at LaTrobe University, Melbourne; this program has given me
valuable leadership and team building skills
2014 - ongoing: Administrative Coordinator, Institute of Latin American Studies, La Trobe University
- 2017 & 2019: Academic Tutor for "Globalisation and Development" course, History Department, LaTrobe University
- Teacher of Business English, in Puerto Rico and Mexico City, during 4-month PhD archival research trip, second semester, 2018
- Guest lecturer for Tango, Salsa, Samba and Society: The History of Latin America through music, food and drugs” Summer School History Course (third year undergraduate level credits), in January & February 2019, and in February 2020.
- VCE, ENTER score 99.7
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours, LaTrobe University, double major History, French;
electives in the English department: English (Writing Fiction, Jung's Cultural
Psychology); 2 semesters of my Bachelor of Arts were done in Bonn, Germany, on
"exchange" to my home country; Subjects done in Germany included: "Working with
archives", Ancient Greek history, 1st World War history, French Grammar, French
Cultural History; All marks achieved in my Bachelor subjects were level "A" (high
- My Honour's year studies involved both the History and the Latin American studies
stream at LaTrobe University; my honours thesis was an analysis of the political,
economic and social relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico;
- 2016 Winner of the 'John Salmond Prize for Historical Narrative - awarded to the
fourth year honours History student for the most outstanding piece of historical
narrative work' at LaTrobe University, Melbourne
- 120 Hours of TESOL (English-as-a-Second-Language) training through i-to-i TEFL
- Mental Health First Aid course completed in 2014, to help with assessing distressed
- 10 hours of training in "language immersion teaching" completed at Inlingua Bonn,
Germany (in 2013)
- CTA communication skills training sessions (Module 1 through to Module 3)
completed at Melbourne University
(2014 & 2015)
- Translation training workshop (6 hours) completed at NAATI, Melbourne,
September 2014, (German-English, English-German), in preparation for professional
- Ongoing Professional Development undertaken for my role as teacher at a
Community Language School (German Saturday School), such as attending the
annual Victorian Community Language Schools teachers' conference
- PhD History Candidate, LaTrobe University, 4th year postgraduate student
- 2017, 2018 & 2019: Academic Tutor for "Globalisation and Development" course, History Department, LaTrobe University
- Summer 2018: Co-lecturer for La Trobe University, Institute of Latin American Studies Summer School Course "Tango, Samba, Salsa & Society: The History of Latin America through Music, Food & Drugs"; guest lecturer for same course in February 2020
$70 per hour
Special Offer - Negotiated discount for Centrelink recipients
Working With Children Check
Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Victoria until 26-Aug-2024 (details available on request)
Joined Tutor Finder on 12-Jan-2012 (updated profile on 14-Jul-2020)