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Fifi English Specialist and HSC

 Sydney - Croydon Park

Experienced and Qualified English Specialist

Sydney tutor in Creative Writing, EAL, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, IELTS, PTE, Reading, Teacher Training, TOEFL, SAT

Service areas
Croydon Park, Sydney region, Canberra region, online

(32 student reviews)

My name is Fifi and I have been professionally tutoring English for over 10 years now. I have formulated specific essay and creative structures that can help students attain Band 6. Please feel free to have a look at my many reviews to see the positive feedback that past students and parents have left me. I differ from other English tutors due to my skills in teaching you how to write essays and creatives. I won't just tell you what to change, I will guide you through the HOWs.

I adapt to what your teachers want and teach you accordingly. That is how and why my students and I establish such great rapport because I listen to what you want to achieve. I thoroughly understand what the HSC English syllabus wants (especially the new one!) and implement it into my teaching style so that you can trust that everything that I teach you will be according to the expected standards.

ABOUT ME: I graduated from NSW's #1 ranking selective school- James Ruse Agricultural High School and have a Masters of Teaching from the University of Sydney. I have a NESA and DET number which means I am fully accredited to teach in both private and public schools. I am a qualified NAPLAN marker and I have an up to date Working with Children (WWCC) number registered so you can be rest assured that I am qualified both academically and professionally so that your child will be in a safe learning environment.

As well as being a teacher, I'm also a mum. So from the perspective of a parent myself, I can empathise with the pressures of trying to find a suitable tutor that not only knows how to teach the content but also understands the personal struggles of each child. To my students, I am known to be open-minded, patient and friendly. I try to understand that each student has their own story and deserves a chance at realising their amazing potential!

When I accept students under my wing, I really try to give it my all, just as I expect this from my students. We all know the classic story of students lacking motivation because they don't feel adequately supported by their teacher. Personally, I place 200% effort into my students so I will not be tutoring students who do not finish their homework within the given time frame or do not take their subjects seriously as I would rather use my time on other students who are at least willing to try. Students who have tutored with me have realised a dramatic improvement within only a few weeks. My track record has been very successful, with many students jumping from C's to A's within the span of a term. I will provide all relevant resources for students to complete their homework and assessments.

Over the 10 years that I have been teaching English, most of my year 12 students have received Band 6s or high Band 5s in the HSC. I have taught a countless amount of students from top selective and private schools so I have a large range of resources and experience collated over the last few years. I have taught students from James Ruse, North Sydney Boys, North Sydney Girls, SHORE, Sydney Grammar, PLC Croydon, PLC Pymble, Trinity College, Meriden School, Santa Sabina College, St. Scholastica's College, Sydney Boys, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, Fort Street High, Sydney Tech, Normanhurst Boys, Tempe High, and many more.

Please feel free to read some of my reviews that students and parents have submitted.

I have also helped prepare students for Selective and Scholarship exams. 2017: 100% academic scholarships to The Kings School, SHORE, Knox Grammar. 2018: 100% academic scholarship to Meriden School for Girls. 2019: 100% academic scholarship to Ravenswood School for Girls.

CONTACT: Please only use the contact form below to email me regarding tutoring. If you would like to talk to me over the phone, please send a request via the contact form and I will get back to you.

Sorry I have no time to do home visits. Students come to my home or have online lessons (priced the same).

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Experience

More than 10 years of experience teaching primary and high school English, with a focus on the HSC.

Qualifications

Qualifications:
Qualified NSW teacher
NAPLAN marker
Masters of Teaching (USYD)

Rates

Year 6 and under: $120
Year 7-8: $130
Year 9-10: $140
Year 11 and above: $150
Online lessons are charged at the same rate.

Registered

Joined Tutor Finder on 19-Aug-2012 (updated profile on 10-Aug-2022)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Phone Help
  • Tutor's Place in Croydon Park
  • Private Tuition

English

Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary)
EAL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English Literature (Primary, Secondary)
ESL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
IELTS (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
PTE (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
TOEFL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)

Study Help

Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary)

Profession

Teacher Training (General)

"I have had numerous English tutors over my years of schooling and have never met a tutor who is as knowledgeable and proficient as Fifi. I started tutoring with Fifi in 2017 for help with advanced English where I was receiving mainly band 4s and the occasional band 5 however, after a term with Fifi a band 4 and 5 was foreign... a band 6 was the new norm. I have done really well thanks to Fifi and without her guidance I would not have attained the brilliant marks I received in the HSC. She taught me how to write band 6 essays and marked them critically, guided me and edited my extension 2 major work and helped me immensely in extension 1. Fifi is a warm and kind person who wants the absolute best for you and will go that extra mile to ensure that you achieve your very best results. Thank you so much Fifi. I could not have done it without you :)"

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