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Dr Kristyn Saunders -  Melbourne

Overall rating of 5.0 stars based on 33 reviews Show Ratings
Student Stars K C P A A P I V Subject Lessons Date
Chloe 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
VCE 3/4 English 30 19-01-2022
Kristyn is the best English tutor I have ever had. My English skills have improved tremendously under her guidance. Due to the steady amount of work I was given throughout the year, English was, amazingly, one of my most stress-free subjects as I was able to feel confident and prepared by the time I needed to sit the exam. Furthermore, she always gave in-depth and sophisticated feedback to any work I sent her - within days of our exchange. Our discussions about the texts not only improved my understanding of the pieces but also went far beyond the boundaries of what was taught at school. Kristyn's enthusiasm for teaching and knowledge of the texts and their social contexts, in conjunction with the way she communicated it to me, has made VCE 3/4 English the most enjoyable year of english in all my high school years. Her tutoring has been significant to my success (raw 45) in English this year. Thank you so much.

Akhil 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
VCE ENGLISH 30 02-11-2021
I was extremely fortunate to be tutored by Kristyn during year 12 in 2021. Kristyn's ability to teach with great precision, engage deeply in each text/subtopic and provide invaluable feedback proved to be instrumental in improving the quality of my writing. It is for this reason as well as her always welcoming smile and warm personality that I can easily say she represents the best part of my English journey over the years. I went from considering English to perhaps be one of my weaker subjects to absolutely loving it, and even eager to see it being my best. Her evident passion for the subject is infectious, thus making it natural to connect with and even easy to feel motivated to study for. Tutoring with Kristyn is a highly rewarding experience where you can be best prepared to achieve your English goals.

Imandi 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 40 28-12-2020
Kristyn has been tutoring me throughout the past year and has helped me improve immensely in my VCE English studies. She consistently provides valuable resources such as essay topics and notes for specific texts. Kristyn also brings wonderful and unique ideas to discuss during lessons, which helped me to think critically and respond to essay prompts in an insightful manner. The detailed feedback she provided worked in conjunction with my school teacher’s comments and enabled me to achieve SAC scores that surpassed my own expectations. Kristyn is also very committed to the success of her students and makes herself available for us to reach out for help during the week. Her kind and approachable nature helped alleviate the stress and anxiety I felt prior to assessments and bolstered my confidence when tackling exams. Kristyn has been an incredible tutor and I would recommend her to anyone!

Darren 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
VCE ENGLISH 3/4 50 07-12-2020
Kristyn has been of tremendous help and support to me in my VCE English studies throughout this tough year and I can confidently say that without Kristyn’s guidance, I would have struggled a lot more in VCE English this year. Kristyn is hardworking and dedicated towards helping her students. Kristyn is also very knowledgeable and has plenty of good resources that she supplements her tutoring with. Throughout the year, she provided me with detailed and thought-out feedback that was tailored towards me, my abilities and what my teacher wanted. Kristyn also prepared me thoroughly to be confident for my SACs, guiding me to A+ grades in all my SACs this year. I am so glad to have met Kristyn this year and am so grateful for all of her help. It was certainly a daunting decision at the start of the year choosing a tutor for English, as doing well in English is crucial for getting a high ATAR. But now I have no doubts that choosing Kristyn as my tutor was the right decision. Thank you for all that you have done for me, Kristyn!

Angela 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
VCE ENGLISH 34 15-12-2019
Kristyn was a blessing we never saw coming! My daughter has always struggled with English (both with low confidence and grades) yet through Kristyn's guidance and encouragement, my daughter has attained not only a magnificent study score in English but duxed (English) her school too!! My daughter found Kristyn to be not only her tutor, but a valuable friend that she could contact at anytime throughout the year and know that a prompt reply would be received. She was so easy to talk with, understood my daughter's goals and maintained an enthusiastic mindset towards helping her towards her dream result. We feel that Kristyn can help anyone, at any English level, not only be confident with talking about their weaknesses in the subject, but give them an opportunity to improve. Kristyn you are literally the BEST!!

Joanne 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 40 12-12-2019
Amazing tutor and really works hard toward helping her students achieve. Helped my daughter achieve a very high ATAR but also confidence in her own ability which is more than half the battle. Thankyou!

Katherine 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 52 18-11-2019
Kristyn is an outstanding English tutor and I would highly recommend her to any student looking for a VCE English tutor. She has a lovely friendly rapport, is professional and communicates easily with students. Her knowledge of the VCE syllabus and texts is outstanding but above all she genuinely cares for her students. Kristyn has been a tremendous help this year to my daughter who was studying VCE this year and her ongoing enthusiasm to see students improve their English skills to their maximum potential is to be commended. She always makes herself available between lessons for any students and parents. All lessons are tailored to what your child needs, and in our case, my daughter was not confident in English and during the year suffered anxiety in her ability to write anything for English. Kristyn was able to structure the lessons in a way that best suited my daughter’s learning style and she followed the school curriculum very closely so that the sessions reinforced and extended what was being currently taught. In the recent VCE exams my daughter was able to overcome this anxiety and we thank Kristyn for constantly instilling confidence and positivity in my daughter and for her ongoing encouragement and support during all SACS and VCE exams. Kristyn’s feedback on work submitted is excellent, encouraging and helpful and she always has additional reference materials ready to assist you. Initially we were a bit hesitant about having lessons via skype, but we found that it was a very efficient and effective way of learning. Kristyn was also great at communicating with parents and always kept us up to date and informed us of any issues or concerns that arose. We were so fortunate to have found her for VCE but we just wish we had found her earlier!

Shahnaz 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 52 16-11-2019
I am so glad that Kristyn was able to tutor my daughter. In fact I have been requesting Kristyn to help with my daughter's English since she was in year 9 if I remember correctly as, both myself and my daughter were disappointed with her dwindling English grade. At one point my daughter felt that English would be her weakest subject which will let her down. All this changed as Kristyn took charge. Her dedication , easy communication and grasp on the subject is phenomenal! within weeks of commencing my daughter found significant improvement in her grades which helped her confidence. She has just finished VCE exams but now feels that English will be one of her strong points as far as ATAR is concerned. So thank you so much Kristyn Saunders. Please continue to teach as I will be contacting you again in 4 years time when my youngest is in VCE.

Anup 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 52 17-03-2019
Kristyn is just awesome ! Our son was having issues in structuring and articulating the content in the prescribed format, and despite having reasonably acceptable hold on the subject, his English grades in Year11 was falling short of his expectations. At a loss on what to do, we approached Kristyn to help him out for Year12. Kristyn worked with him consistently & closely to understand his strengths and weakness and identified tips & tricks which he could into practise. We saw a great improvement in his confidence also on the subject and that reflected in the high grades he received as the months progressed in Year12. And that helped him achieve his dream choice of under-graduate course. We strongly recommend Kristyn...she is absolutely committed, dedicated and always kept us in the loop of the developments & progress. You do not have to look any further for another tutor to help to your child....from our experience.

Chethani 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English mainstream 43 01-01-2019
I was tutored by Kristyn during both year 11 and year 12 for mainstream VCE english. I can honestly say she is one of the most amazing tutors that I have been taught by and was a huge reason behind my final english score, which ended up really exceeding my expectations. She was extremely reliable, and would always provide detailed feedback on my essays every week which improved my writing style greatly in both my school SACs and the final exam. She was very knowledgeable about all of my english texts and the fact that she has studied many of them for years with a wide range of students meant she was able to teach me a very thorough and in depth analysis of each text that fit almost any essay topic. She was so helpful during the exam period, both at appeasing my pre-exam nerves and providing tangible feedback on all of my essays so I felt very prepared during the actual exam. I am incredibly grateful for all of the help she provided in 2017-2018 and would encourage anyone doing english or literature to be tutored by her!

Amy 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 45 26-12-2018
Kristyn has helped me so much in my completion of VCE english. Before I had her as a tutor, I struggled in English a lot. With Kristyn's detailed feedback of my submitted work and helpful advice, my skills and knowledge in English developed rapidly. Working with Kristyn allowed me to improve greatly in a short amount of time because of her admirable teaching techniques. Her explanations enable a deeper understanding of all texts and lead to high-scoring application of textual knowledge in essay writing. I highly recommend having Kristyn as an English VCE tutor!

William 4.5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4
English 45 11-11-2018
She is a great help for people who want to get a better mark for English, as it is both extra motivation and extra time spent on improving the quality of writing. Not only this, but she is encouraging of ideas and doesn't just help with writing but also helps forge better understanding of texts. She made the year a lot more straightforward just by taking a different approach to school teachers at times, but also following the school work at the same time which helped just further solidify the knowledge of texts. Especially for the Oral and Creative SAC, it would have been much harder without her help, and just in general she is a capable tutor.

Amala 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English/Literature 200 10-11-2018
Kristyn has tutored both my children for VCE English and Literature. She has been a great teacher and a wonderful support through the stressful years of VCE. I recommend her highly for both English and Literature. Both my children have enjoyed their lessons with Kristyn and had very high marks for English for SACs and VCE.

Mahen 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Review 45 06-11-2018
I received english tutoring from Kristyn for a year and as a result have experienced a vast improvement in my analysis and written expression. Kristyn is always friendly and works with her students to enhance their own ideas ensure a complex interpretation of the course material. I found VCE english to be enjoyable and felt confident in recently completed exams largely due to Kristyn’s continued support and dedication.

Anjali 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 40 05-11-2018
We are really grateful to Kristyn for her valuable guidance and support to Akshat for his VCE English. She was very approachable, thorough in her knowledge ,always encouraging and gave lots of positive feedback. Her organised and meticulous approach helped to steadily increase his grades .

Elly 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 50 05-11-2018
Kristyn is a fantastic tutor and has helped me immensely throughout the year! I've never had trouble with my English but my anxiety and self-confidence when it comes to the subject has impacted me greatly over the past few years. Under Kristyn's guidance, she's assisted me in believing in myself and my English ability, allowing me to achieve excellent sac results and feel well prepared for the exam. Kristyn is an intelligent, well-experienced tutor and has great tips and advice for all English students. At first I was a bit sceptical about the Skype sessions but they have turned out to be extremely successful!! The amount of work completed and content learned is definitely not impacted by online sessions and in fact works even better for a busy Year 12 schedule!

Gigi 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 166 05-11-2018
Kristyn is an amazing english tutor, she has helped me a lot this year. I used to struggle with writing essays and occasionally have trouble writing smoothly however Kristyn has guided me with lots of tips and ideas that I was able to use in order to refine my english skills for the exam.

Jane 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 60 05-11-2018
As a student who has always struggled with English, Kristyn has been a great help and major reason for my success during year 12. With her guidance I was able to achieve high results in my SACs, which I thought was impossible given the fact that English has always been my weakest subject. In fact, my English SACs have been some of my highest marks this year! Kristyn is incredibly dedicated and is always willing to help her students at any minute of the day. Doing the lessons through Skype was also incredibly convenient as it reduced the time wastage from having to travel somewhere to do the tutoring sessions. To anyone who is considering getting a tutor for English, I would highly recommend Kristyn!

Ange 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 90 05-11-2017
My daughter is a very bright student who was having trouble with her confidence and timing in writing different types of essays. She visited Kristyn through year 11 and 12. It was amazing to watch her grow in self confidence and belief. Kristyn was forever supportive and kept me informed how she was progressing. I would recommend Kristyn to any student as her knowledge base and continued support resulted in my daughter learning strategies to improve her self belief. Thank you Kristyn. E

Jaimie 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 40 01-11-2017
Kristyn has been a very supportive and helpful tutor throughout the entire year. After each week, I could feel tangible improvement in my ability.

Dudley 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 80 31-10-2017
I have been going to Kristyn for years 11 and 12, and have benefited greatly from her tutelage. She always sends me comprehensive feedback on the essays I send her, and helps me develop my own style of writing that plays to my personal strengths. She has a thorough and detailed knowledge of both the texts and the curriculum, and provides me with strong guidance in my approach to SACs and the exam. Kristyn developed her own interpretation of the text, and introduced me to ideas that I was not exposed to in study guides or a classroom environment. She has always notified me if she is late, or unable to attend a session, and has readily replied to any last minute questions I have sent. I credit my improvement in english during the past two years to her, and have no regrets in choosing her as my tutor.

Pamod 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 40 31-10-2017
Kristyn is an excellent tutor who provides extensive resources and knowledge of VCE english. Before I started english tutoring with Kristyn, english seemed like a daunting task that would plague my VCE studies. But after the comprehensive feedback I would get on the weekly essays and implementing the strategies she taught my grades drssrically imrpoved. She also went above and beyond what is required of a weekly tutor as she was available for question and advice on peices of work througout the week. I enjoyed my time working with Kristyn and would highly recommend her as a tutor for anyone.

Rupesh 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 24 29-10-2017
exceptionally good. My daughter strongly benefited from it.Did it via skype from the convenience of home and saved travel time etc. but did not lose anything in terms of quality of service. did offer lot of behind the tute time work in terms of correction and detailed comments on their work and hence tute time dedicated to just quality advice etc . the parents where in the loop all the time and knew exactly what was happening.

Dylan 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 80 15-11-2016
I never expected or hoped for much in English and acknowledged that it would be the subject that would let me down overall. However, because of Kristyn I was able to improve significantly from scoring D's to scoring A's. Kristyn consistently helps you achieve higher and helps you go beyond what ever you thought you could accomplish. I never had much interest in English, but Kristyn makes English interesting. Every lesson is catered to what you need to improve on and Kristyn is always prepared. She always goes to lengths to provide you with the material, knowledge and resources needed to succeed. Because of Kristyn I achieved above and beyond. Kristyn is a wonderful teacher and can help you achieve more than you could ever imagine.

Briannah 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English Literature 6 08-11-2016
I did online tutoring with Kristyn which consisted of writing essays, sending them off, then receiving extremely detailed and helpful comments. She also went above and beyond this as I received extensive responses to my general questions on the text, which improved my overall understanding immensely. Kristyn responded with both essay feedback and questions promptly and was extremely reliable. I could not have asked for a better tutor, and wish I had come to her much sooner!! I cannot express how much I improved in the limited time I had- I only sent in 6 essays and yet the feedback given was so useful and knowledgeable that I improved markedly. She is a very dedicated tutor who was paramount in the improvement of my essays - both in the complexity of my ideas and in the expression of them. A fantastic tutor, absolutely recommended!!!

Tania C 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English Literature 48 07-11-2016
Kristyn was amazing. Inspirational and very knowledgeable. My daughter loved going to tutoring every week. I can highly recommend her.

Tony 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 30 05-11-2016
Kristyn is an absolutely brilliant teacher and really understands the curriculum back to front. She has an in-depth understanding of all the VCE texts and was able to help me develop my own unique interpretation of the novels. Kristyn is able to explain things in a lucid manner and really helped me understand the subject, rather than simply regurgitating memorized paragraphs. Moreover, her drive as a teacher is unparalleled, as throughout the year as she constantly emailed me with articles and supplementary materials related to my studies. The fact that I am writing this review even before results comes out is a clear testament to Kristyn's aptitude as a teacher; she simply could not have prepared me any better for the exam, and if I obtain a sub-par result, it was because I under-performed in the exam. In other words, she has left me with no regrets for this subject, as her diligent work ethic (replying to emails almost always within one hour) has helped me to fully prepare for this subject. Thank you for a great year Kristyn and all the best for the future.

Indranil C 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 40 02-11-2016
Dr Saunders Helped our daughter in more ways than one. Our daughter was floundering with her English and anxious of how she would prepare for her VCE exams. A couple of sessions with some "experienced" tutors left us all quite dissatisfied. We knew things would change when we met Dr Saunders the first time. Her enthusiasm, passion and ability to befriend our daughter and her ability to not only develop rapport but bring our daughter out of her shell of Englishophobia (I may need tutoring too!), was extraordinary. Dr Saunders is always prepared, not just with content and material but prepared to go the extra length, accommodate changes in times and dates, prepared to push and prod and help her young students spread their wings and fly. That is what our daughter needed. Not is she just so much more confident with her English, she has grown in character and has had Dr Saunders more as a friend and mentor than a tutor. We are so indebted to Dr Saunders and could only wish her well in her pursuit of helping other young students grow to their full potential.

Jacqui j 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English tutor 26 31-10-2016
Kristyn is a god send. She has enabled my daughter to gain confidence in a subject that wasn't her strongest. She nurtured and encouraged my daughter and knew exactly how to teach her to her strengths. Kristyn goes above and beyond the call of duty, she reads the texts and has course material prepared and ready to go from the very first lesson. Cannot recommend her highly enough.

Li C 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English 35 31-10-2016
Our son started facing challenges with English at the end of Year 11. We were not sure if having a tutor meant additional work, which we thought was not helpful. Thankfully, we found Kristyn on this website, and when we met up, she explained how she tutored and provided what our son needed - a coach. They worked through his school curriculum, and provided him feedback and ideas on how to improve his writing style / analysis. We are happy to recommend Kristyn to a child who may need some assistance and willing to put in his/her own effort to improve.

Manoja R 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English Literature 60 04-10-2016
When I met Kristen my son was struggling with his VCE English and literature. Kristyn helped him to regain his confidence and improve his results significantly through her support and encouragement. She was always well prepared, had good materials and good knowledge of the course and went above and beyond to assist us. I would recommend her wholeheartedly.

Joshua 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Literature and English 3/4 tui 30 26-12-2015
Dr Saunders, or Kristyn as she prefers has been a fantastic inspiration to work with this year as I completed year 12. This year Kristyn has helped me find my way in improving my expression in my English and Literature subjects. This fundamentally was aimed at helping me communicate my ideas in a more sophisticated manner in order to achieve high SAC marks and a good exam result. Throughout the year my teachers at school were more impressed and interested in my work and my marks improved. Kristyn's approach to helping her students works best when a student works hard and provides practice pieces for review on a regular basis. Without Kristyn's interest, skills, and knowledge in literature, my marks and my interest in literary arts would not have been as strong as what they are. I really enjoyed working with Kristyn this year, not only for the benefit of improving my marks, but also for the care, concern, and moral support she has offered during my year 12 experience.

Anil S 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English at VCE level 22 05-08-2015
Dr kristyn is an awesome tutor. She is so nurturing, motivating and encouraging. Prior to my tutoring sessions, I was scoring on the low scale and over this few months, I have sprung back. During my recent parent teacher conference, I received very encouraging and great feedback from my teachers and that was just a real come back for me. This would not have been the case had it not been for Kristyn. She never failed to constantly motivate me and is just so extremely concerned and caring. I look forward to all sessions no matter how tired I am. She is a great tutor, friend and mentor. Thank you kristyn for preparing me well enough for my upcoming VCE exams. If you are looking for a tutor.... then there is only one name to search ... Dr Kristyn Saunders.

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