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Ms Shelley Keys

 Gold Coast - Arundel

Gold Coast tutor in English, ESL, Essay Writing, Reading, Applied Linguistics

(4 student reviews)

GRAPPLING with GRAMMAR? ESSAY ANGST? OR: is English your Second Language?

I can assist you with the Essentials of English - all levels, University, Tafe, High School, including English second language learners (ESL). One-to-One individualised tutoring, achieving student goals and better results. Free worksheets and handouts included where necessary.

ASSISTANCE WITH: Grammar, Punctuation, Writing, Formatting, Referencing
-Assignments, Essays
-Applied Linguistics
-Learning English as a second language (ESL)
-Online assistance with assignment proofreading & editing

AVAILABILITY/LOCATION: Arundel -Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm, after hours negotiable, no Sundays
-1 to 3 hours blocks available
-My home
-Skype by arrangement and only if appropriate for learning needs



I enjoy tutoring students at all levels and have been providing this service for 10 years. Some of my students have been from high schools, others attending University, TAFE, or are ESL. In most cases the majority of students who come to me are seeking to improve their writing skills, including essay structure, grammar, formatting, learning about research techniques and how to reference accurately. All these things are important factors which help students to become more confident in their abilities and to achieve better grades. In the past I have also tutored students with learning difficulties and have had great success in helping them to accomplish their learning goals.

My educational background is centred on teaching others to improve their language skills. I hold a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. At Griffith University I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Applied Linguistics, majoring in Applied Linguistics and Italian. I learned about others' learning styles, how to teach the finer points of English to first language speakers, and also about teaching English as a second language. This is reinforced with my Certificate IV in TESOL. I then went on to attain another Bachelor of Arts with Honours, in the field of Humanities, and therefore I have a solid understanding and appreciation of learning and cultural differences.

Currently I work as the English Faculty Co-ordinator for a registered training organisation, and actively volunteer for an Adult Literacy program on the Gold Coast. I also provide a private tutoring service for those seeking individual assistance. I welcome all new clients and look forward to meeting you in the near future!

Academic Integrity:
Importantly, I encourage ethical scholarship and maintain high academic ethical standards. This means that as a tutor I am here to assist students with their assignments, however, I will not agree to write assignments on behalf of students.


Bachelor of Arts Honours, Griffith University
Bachelor of Arts Languages and Applied Linguistics, Griffith University
Diploma of Professional Writing (Professional Editing & Proofreading), Australian College of Journalism
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
Certificate IV in TESOL

Awards: Griffith Award for Academic Excellence: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

I hold a current Positive Notice BLUECARD for working with children.


$50 starting rate per hour depending on student requirements
$70 per hour for editing and proofreading assignments via email up to 1000 words. By
negotiation over 1000 words, depending on level of content.




Joined Tutor Finder on 19-Jun-2013 (updated profile on 12-Mar-2018)
Tutoring Location
  • Tutor's Place in Arundel
  • Online Help
  • Private Tuition


English (Secondary, Tertiary)
ESL (Secondary, Tertiary)
Essay Writing (Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Secondary, Tertiary)

Other Subjects

Applied Linguistics

"Our daughter is in year 8 and was struggling with English classes and now after Shelley's tutoring she is now achieving much higher marks. Shelley is easy going and always accommodating with time frames. Our daughter always enjoys her lesson with Shelley."

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