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Kirsty L

Kirsty L

Hi! I'm Kirsty, a Years 7 - 10, QCE English, Everyday and Essential English, English Literature and Literature Extension Tutor. I provide students with an initial assessment of their abilities; then together, we devise a program to develop those skills that need improvement.

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ABOUT ME

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

I tutor the full suite of English subject areas for junior and senior secondary schools throughout Australia, from essential or everyday English through to extension English and literature.

I completed my own schooling in Queensland and have subsequently completed a Bachelor of Arts (European Studies) with Honours (Australian Literature) and a Masters by research (M.Phil) in Media and Communications. I have lectured and tutored at the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and the University of Southern Queensland in Media and Communications, Cultural Studies, Literature, and academic literacies subjects.

I help students understand the fundamentals of writing–from grammar and punctuation to overall structure–and develop their critical thinking and research skills, which are key to improving academic performance in English and other writing-based subjects.

I provide students with an initial assessment of their abilities; then together, we devise a program to develop those skills that need improvement for sustained success in assignments and exams.



LOCATION, COSTS AND AVAILABILITY

Location:

Brisbane and Online

Cost:

  • Individuals: $60 per hour
  • Groups: $40 per person per hour

Availability:

Wednesday – Friday: 3 – 7 pm

Other times may be negotiated.



FEEDBACK

"Brea really enjoyed the first real session with you yesterday and is brimming with confidence at applying what she has already learnt. Thank you for getting the concepts across to her in a way which she has really understood. We trust that it continues this way." - Breannyn, Student

"My Yr 11 daughter has met with Kirsty 3 times so far for tutoring in English Literature. She now looks forward to each weekly session and eagerly jots down things to ask Kirsty to explain and clarify.

"Kirsty has reviewed some of my daughter’s work and identified areas needing attention. She has structured her tutoring to address those with some there-and-then hands on exercises and also some paragraph homework exercises relating to the work my daughter is currently doing. She has also provided well-considered and insightful feedback on the LearnMate portal after each session. We really appreciate the lengths that she is going to and we look forward to seeing improved results in my daughter’s upcoming assessment pieces. We are extremely satisfied with the approach and progress thus far." - Conan, Parent

"My yr11 daughter is loving her sessions with Kirsty. She is finding her input and feedback incredibly valuable and she looks forward to each meeting. We have seen a dramatic improvement in her approach to her literature work and she is feeling confident leading up to the literature exam task ahead of her." - Conan, Parent

"Kirsty continues to keep my Yr11 daughter engaged and thinking about how best to approach her English Literature. She sets realistic, achievable and beneficial tasks each week which are reviewed and integrated in the ongoing learning. We look forward to markedly improved assessment results in the new year." - Conan/Brea, Parent/Student

"We continue to be very happy with our daughter’s interaction and progress with her English Literature with Kirsty. Even doing so on-line has not changed the quality of the tutoring and input that Brea needs to overcome the short-comings of the teaching of this critical subject at her school." - Conan, Parent

"Kirsty was very helpful and knowledgeable." - Luvisa, Parent

"Kirsty is a really kind person and definitely one of the reasons I was able to walk confidently into my external Liturature exam. Her teaching style was really easy to follow and I enjoyed being tutored by her." - Breannyn, Student