Sentence Construction, Grammar, Text Comprehension, Literature, IELTS
Sydney tutor in English, Essay Writing, Creative Writing, English Literature, Reading, IELTS, ESL, Communication, Business English and report writing
I travel to these locationsHills District, Carlingford, Castle Hill, Cherrybrook, Epping, West Pennant Hills
Do you want to improve your English language skills?
Do you need help with text comprehension, grammar, sentence construction and writing skills?
Are you studying for NAPLAN at school, ICAS, selective school exams or ESL for the IELTS examination?
Are you studying for the HSC and examinations in English language or literature?
Do you need to develop business English skills?
I am an experienced English teacher, having taught the language in Britain, Europe, Asia and Australia.
I work with you to improve your writing skills, reading comprehension and general level of literature. My job is to help you pass examinations at school, including Selectives, NAPLAN, English literature
assignments, the HSC and beyond. Your business English, written and spoken, will develop with my tuition. I work with IELTS students to address the specific issues of writing style and comprehension tests required by the examiners.
FOR SCHOOL AGE STUDENTS. Using specific texts for Selectives, NAPLAN and ICAS, plus relevant books targeting your age group, I systematically coach you in reading and comprehension, while helping you to develop creative writing skills and correct grammar usage. You will learn how to analyse text and answer questions that relate to a specific theme or main idea in a story. I specialise in tutoring students to identify themes and other features in text and then write an analysis that captures the salient points under discussion.
FOR HSC STUDENTS. I work with you on specific texts, poetry, literature, plays and film that you are studying at school, and examine context, meaning and concepts before constructing essays that address relevant questions in your syllabus papers. Your vocabulary will expand, your sentence construction will improve and your answers will more accurately fulfil requirements, so that your written essays reflect a more mature and sophisticated writing style.
FOR IELTS STUDENTS. Having studied a foreign language myself (German) to the point of fluency in speech and the written word, I understand the challenges facing those of you who will be sitting the IELTS test. You will learn how to construct essays the way the IELTS examiners prefer. I work with you to raise your score in the exam, focusing on writing, comprehension and speaking skills in class, so you are prepared on the day of the test to excel in those areas.
FOR PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE. If you are experiencing challenges in your day-to-day work life, you will benefit from the one-to-one specific guidance I offer you in terms of general business communication, written letters and emails, reports and business terminology. I have been providing a tutoring service to professionals for many years, and currently work with foreign businessmen and women through agencies in Sydney and Melbourne to raise their English proficiency levels.
MY EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND
I am a native English speaker from the UK and began teaching English more than thirty five years ago. Since then I have tutored students from around the world, focusing on their individual needs to help them achieve success. I specialise in the Australian system of English education, focusing on improving students' proficiency levels so they are more prepared for the various examinations throughout their school years.
BA in English at the University of London
Coaching and Communication skills diploma at the University of Surrey
International TESOL diploma
Certified NLP Practitioner (UK)
Transactional Analysis accredited (UK)
OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE
German language tutoring - speaking, reading and writing
Translation service - English to German - German to English
$60 per hour on a one-to-one basis at my home in Baulkham Hills (Sydney)
$60 per hour on a one-to-one basis at your home plus a small amount for travel costs (dependent on distance)
$60 per hour via Skype
Please note - I require at least 48 hours notice of all cancellations. Less than 48 hours notice will attract the full fee
Improve your English language knowledge for examinations
Increase your vocabulary and ability to understand native English
Improve your ability to use English grammar correctly
Cultivate advanced writing skills in English literature
Develop business English skills
Enhance your accuracy and fluency of pronunciation
Raise your understanding of English reading materials
Please feel free to contact me regarding any aspect of English tutoring
I am a native English speaker from the UK and began teaching English more than thirty five years ago. Since then I have tutored students from around the world, focusing on their individual needs to help them achieve success.
For those interested in progressive English skills, I also cover business English and
advanced writing skills.
BA in English at the University of London, UK
Coaching and Communication skills diploma at the University of Surrey, UK
International TESOL diploma
Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner, UK
Transactional Analysis accredited, UK
Corporate rate $60 per hour
Working With Children Check
Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in New South Wales until 26-Oct-2022 (details available on request)
Joined Tutor Finder on 13-Aug-2014 (updated profile on 31-May-2019)