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Mrs Lynette McClenaghan

 Melbourne

23 years teaching and tutoring secondary school English

Melbourne tutor in English, English Literature, EAL, ESL, Essay Writing, Creative Writing, Reading, Geography, History, Philosophy, Scholarship training, VCE English Language

Service areas
All areas

Assisting students to achieve their personal best including attaining scholarships.

Testimonials included below.

View my YouTube channel: lynettemcclenaghanauthor. The first series is on VCE English. Part one: https://youtu.be/W7VG3AG4YZ0

Tuition: VCE English, English Literature, English as a Second Language (EAL), English Language, The International Baccalaureate (IB), English years 7-10, Scholarship training.

As a published fiction writer and author Lynette is highly accomplished to tutor creative writing and publishing for more information www.lynettemcclenaghanauthor.com Lynette has appeared on ABC Radio on the subjects of secondary school teaching, writing and publishing. She has also hosted workshops addressing teachers as writers and emerging writers. She has experience working as a beta reader of a range of manuscripts and has reviewed extensively on Amazon. Review can be read from Lynette's author website. Lynette is also a member of Writers' Victoria.
Qualified secondary school teacher and private tutor with 23 years-experience, includes mentoring student teachers with their classroom practice. The service provides specialized tuition that focuses on individual student needs and supports the students' school program years 7 to 12.

Since operating Lyn McClenaghan Tutoring Service: www.lynmcclenaghantutoring.com.au, Lynette has tutored students from an extensive number of private, catholic and state schools. For example, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Methodist Ladies' College, Marcellin College, Genazzano, Strathcona, Balwyn High School, Viewbank Secondary College.

Professional memberships:

Current Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration 2021.
The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE).
Writers Victoria

I also commit to ongoing professional development including curriculum teaching practices and updates to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and VCE.

This tutoring service:

Assists students to navigate the VCE course and years 7-10 with a focus on developing relevant skills to complete school set and assessed tasks.
Mentors and affirms student work, knowledge and progress.
For 12 years I worked from a purpose-built studio at my former Doncaster home.
For the past 3 years I have been delivering the service as Skype, telephone and Zoom by request.

As an online and telephone service:

Following a student's first session parents receive a complementary telephone or Skype debrief of up to 10 minutes.
Parents receive emailed feedback after each tutoring session.
Support and digital material as required.
By request I provide an electronic copy of my VIT registration.

Assessment Experience:

I have worked for ACER for 9 years marking international scholarship candidates. I am also conversant with a number of the national and international tests that ACER develops and administers.
The service draws on VCAA exam assessor experience in English and Literature.

VCE English, Literature and IB tuition includes:

Support with holiday homework and preparation by working with the specific demands of school set tasks.
Teaching students how to read, analyze and annotate texts effectively.
Essential essay writing skills.
For VCE English this includes SAC and essay preparation addressing the requirements of the key text types: the text response, language analysis, the creative response and the comparative.
I assist students with their individual needs and the requirements of school set tasks.
Exam preparation begins from term one of the school year. To give students a clearer focus on the essay type they are working on I use essay topics from previous exams to assist students to gain better insights and the understanding of key themes and ideas, and deeper elements of what a question is asking.
I create model essays that include scaffolding highlighting key features of an essay, such as (TEEL) Topic sentence, Example, Explanation and Link
I teach beyond the VCE program to address core skills required for University studies, such as effective research and drafting and re-drafting essays
I don’t simply teach to ATAR scores; I teach the value of learning, education and the importance of a student’s progress and achievements.
I recommend regular tuition of 1 hour per week.

Years 7-10 English:

Tuition includes consolidating key skills, such as reading, spelling, grammar, writing conventions. Tasks, for example, include text response, address the wider reading program and oral presentations.
Holiday tuition when requested builds on work covered during the pre-holiday orientation program at your child’s school.

I will contact you within 24 hours or your initial enquiry about my tutoring service.

Testimonials:

‘A role model for excellence’
'I received the selective school entry scholarship - thank you for the tutoring it was very helpful.'
‘Lynette came highly recommended to me by a parent of a fellow International Baccalaureate (IB) student.’
‘After attending Lynette’s tutoring my daughter developed an in depth understanding of tests and learnt how to answer prompts. She achieved remarkable International Baccalaureate (IB) English results.’
‘We were most impressed with her organisation, clarity and thoroughness in explaining concepts.’
‘Instilled confidence.’
‘Gentle yet professional approach.’
‘A tutoring service which is second to none.’
‘Thank you for going through countless essays, excerpts, and conflict examples.’
‘I received raw scores of 44 for English and 42 for Literature.’

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Experience

Qualified secondary school teacher and private tutor with 23 years-experience. The service provides specialized tuition that focuses on individual student needs and supports the student’s program from years 7 to 12.

Since operating Lyn McClenaghan Tutoring Service www.lynmcclenaghantutoring.com.au I have tutored students from an extensive number of private, catholic and state schools. For example, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Methodist Ladies College, Marcellin College, Genazzano, Strathcona, Balwyn High School, Viewbank Secondary College.

Qualifications

University of Melbourne: Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Education
University of Melbourne: Diploma of Education
La Trobe University: Bachelor of Arts
Council of Adult Education: Advanced Certificate in Professional Writing and Editing

Rates

$80 per hour

Gender

Female

Registered

Joined Tutor Finder on 29-Jan-2020 (updated profile on 28-Feb-2021)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Phone Help
  • Private Tuition

English

Creative Writing (Secondary)
EAL (Secondary)
English (Secondary)
English Literature (Secondary)
ESL (Secondary)
Essay Writing (Secondary)
Reading (Secondary)

Social Science

Geography (Secondary)
History (Secondary)
Philosophy (Secondary)

Other Subjects

Scholarship training, VCE English Language
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