Hi! Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.
My name is Helen Karakulak, and I am currently studying Journalism and Professional Writing and English and Creative Writing at the University of South Australia. I’ve always had a passion for writing, and throughout high school this developed and expanded to include communication, history and cultural studies, which I believe provide a foundation of skills that can be applied in all aspects of life, and not just a classroom.
I achieved an ATAR of 91.25 when completing the SACE in 2017, being awarded outstanding academic achievement in English and Modern History. Throughout university I’ve developed my writing, editing and mentoring skills immensely and have maintained a competitive GPA. In 2020 and 2021 I’ve completed university courses online and I understand how big of a change this is for many students. This experience has helped me improve my online tutoring services, and develop my communication skills even further. I have no doubt we can achieve great results via the convenience and safety of online tutoring.
I am comfortable navigating the SACE curriculum and am skilled at identifying the meaning behind what can often be considered complicated criteria for a course or assignment. I would help break this down and simplify it, as I can understand that some coursework can seem overwhelming and off-putting at first. I believe that the best approach in English and Humanities based subjects is to understand the basics, and identify the required audience, context and language features necessary to help make your assignments shine, and ensure your knowledge and understanding, analysis and application of these principles receive outstanding results!
Additionally, I have acquiredthe following skills, which are significant assets I will put to good use as a tutor;
- Time management
- Appropriate referencing and/or footnoting
- Essay writing
- Essay planning
- Textual comprehension
- Text production
- Research techniques
- 24/7 email, skype and instant messaging support
- Assignment assistance and drafting
- Updated summary notes
- Practice tests and practice exams
Location, Availability and Costs:
I am currently available to tutor online only. This includes video call lessons held via Zoom, online web-chat support, providing learning resources and answering queries via email. I have flexible availability and will try to accomodate the best time for you. I charge $50 per hour, with the first session being a free 45-min consultation so we can get to know each other and figure out the best way I can support you academically.