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Ms Michelle Hammer

 Sunshine Coast - Tanawha

Middle & Senior School English/Humanities tutor. Literacy coach.

Sunshine Coast tutor in English, English Literature, History, Essay Writing, Creative Writing, Media Studies, Reading, Society and Culture

Tutoring:
I specialise in English, Humanities and Creative Writing tutoring and literacy coaching for high school students.
I proofread and edit assessment for university students in all fields from English, literature, creative writing, report and essay writing. I proofread assessment in other subject areas, checking on literacy and grammatical expression. This includes science and mathematical assessment.
With external examinations in Qld, I specialise in preparing students for their external exams in content and written expression.

Times:
I am available to tutor every afternoon between 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. I am available on most weekends, by appointment. The best way for students to contact me is by a text email, once initial communication has been established. My preference for meeting is at a coffee shop, library or the student's home. I CC parents if the need arises but I will invoice parents and do not involve students in this process.
Payment: Direct Deposit will be established and a tutoring invoice will be sent at the end of each assessment.

Personal Note: What I pride myself on...
I pride myself on generating success and confidence in students to improve their writing skills. I have tutored many students in private and public school, and successfully supported my own children who are now in their dream university courses. I have a Masters in Professional Practice (Creative writing), have Senior and Junior English teaching experience (30 years) and have literacy coaching skills.
My approach to tutoring is to build a personal rapport with the student and work from where the students are in their learning, provide one-on-one consultations, proof- read, encourage students to strengthen their vocabulary and also provide on-line proofreading, drafting and feedback ( these costs a slightly lower since I do not have to travel). Tutoring sessions may be 30 minutes to 1 hour, and I will always have research, drafting and ideas ready to go. I read the novels students have to review, but I will always be prepared.
I use a positive and encouraging approach and provide personal experiences to encourage students from high school to university to mature age students.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet new students and their parents to help as many students as I can with their successful study pathways.

Contact

Experience

Teaching: 30 years experience teaching English, Humanities, Religion, Media and Drama.
Tutoring: Junior and Secondary English/Humanities/Creative writing with year 7-12 students. Some University students.
Literacy Coach: Proof Reading and Editing: All subject's assessment/ assignments from Humanities, Art, Math, Sciences to check for grammar and literacy improvements.
Creative writing editor for novels in their drafting phase. Feedback and literacy/ grammar check.
USC: Tutoring for Foundation Courses in report and essay writing. Tutoring and Proof reading of assessment.

Qualifications

2017 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
Masters of Professional Practice (Creative Writing)

2007 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing

1990 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Kelvin Grove Campus
Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education

1988 Griffith University (GU)
Nathan Campus
Bachelor of Arts (Humanities)

(All certification can be forwarded for verification)

I also hold a current First Aid Certificate including CPR.

Rates

$50 per hour

Student Discount

Special Offer - Sibling/ family discounts. Online is $40/ hour

Gender

Female

Registered

Joined Tutor Finder on 17-Jan-2020 (updated profile on 15-Nov-2020)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Phone Help
  • Home Visits within 30 kms
  • Private & Group Tuition

English

Creative Writing (Secondary)
English (Secondary, Tertiary)
English Literature (Secondary, Tertiary)
Essay Writing (Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Secondary)

Social Science

History (Secondary)
Society and Culture (Secondary)

Communication

Media Studies (Secondary)
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