Hi! My name’s Jakob and I’d firstly like to thank you for visiting my profile!
I started tutoring early last year because I feel I have lots to offer in helping students achieve success, and now have about 200 hours experience.
I graduated from Vermont Secondary College in 2015 with an ATAR of 98.40, and I’m tutoring in French (45 scaled to 51), Revolutions (44), English (43) and Literature (40). I started tutoring because I feel I have lots to offer in helping students achieve success. My aim is to help you develop the precise skills, knowledge and understanding that will maximise your results. We will work towards achieving exactly what examiners are looking for in an exam environment, focussing on ensuring you have the best preparation possible. These are the keys to performing to the best of your ability!
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
I’m currently studying Law/Arts at Monash University, which is really enjoyable. I‘ve found this degree particularly relevant in my tutoring, as it has enhanced my analytical skills, and my understanding of effective written communication. On a side note, I also love my sport, having competed in 7 different sports over my lifetime.
I offer tutoring in French, Revolutions, English and Literature. While there are many similarities in these subjects, tutoring sessions will likely focus on different things. Of course, I will always cater to your individual needs.
How to perform well in the oral exam. This is the most difficult part of VCE French and most students who aren’t native speakers (myself included) find it quite intimidating. This ended up being my strength, as I understand exactly what examiners are looking for. In sessions, I’ll help you transform your general conversation and detailed study; you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve!
Other areas of focus will be how to structure and what to include in writing tasks to ensure a good score, as well as polishing grammar and working on strategies to improve listening.
I closely studied the American and French Revolutions, however also have experience tutoring the French and Chinese Revolutions. I’m passionate about history!
We will focus on critically analysing the content to establish a complex understanding, and translating this to excellent results by improving your historical writing style.
I closely studied Cloudstreet, Stasiland, Foe, Dark Roots, and Death of a Salesman, but have also studied Gwen Harwood’s poetry, The Crucible, Mabo and Frankenstein. Happy to read your selected texts!
I’ll help you better communicate your ideas to impress examiners, with specific advice relating to the different types of essays.
LOCATIONS AND COSTS
I am only charging $45 per hour for individual tutoring. Group tutoring is $30 each for 2 people, and just $20 each for 3-4 people. I can tutor at my home in Knox, Monash University, or I am happy to travel to you. A $5 travel fee may apply for distances over 15 minutes and a $5 discount if you travel to my place.
Thanks for taking the time to read my profile, and I hope to work with you soon!