Hi! My name is Sarah and I am an enthusiastic and experienced VCE English tutor, Maths Methods tutor and Japanese tutor, and I strive to help my students achieve the best results they can in VCE. I am fluent in Japanese and in my spare time I like listening to music, going to the gym and spending time with my friends.
**********ABOUT ME AND QUALIFICATIONS**********
I achieved an ATAR of 98.40, with a raw 44 study score in English, and scaled scores of 49 in Japanese (Second Language) and 45 in Mathematical Methods. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) with a concurrent Diploma in Japanese and have maintained a high average in both courses. I have been tutoring for 2 years now and have primarily taught students in VCE.
I can empathise with students struggling to understand more complex concepts, and if one method is not working, try an alternative way. Each student is different, and requires a unique teaching style. Having been aided by private tutors and tutoring companies for over 10 years, I believe I have a great understanding of what a truly great tutor should be.
Supportive, passionate, patient and always only a text or email away when students need help the day before a SAC!
English is a challenging VCE subject and I feel that sometimes students struggle with not quite understanding what exactly they did wrong, or feeling that the English teacher is reading far too much into the text! I understand this well because that was once me. Because of this, my aim to give plenty of constructive feedback and my goal is to help every student find their passion in this subject.
In methods I have found that students often try to just memorise formulas without really understanding them, which becomes difficult in application questions. In my lessons, I endeavour to explain WHY formulas exist and instil a greater understanding of the subject in my students.
The main areas of focus covered in my tutorials include:
– SAC preparation
– Familiarisation with the text
– Going over past SACs to clarify difficult concepts
– Textbook questions
– Explaining complicated theory
I have seen phenomenal growth in my students over the years. I had a student who came to me getting Cs and Ds, unenthused about the subject and ready to give up. By the end of the year, he had an A average and Methods was one of his highest subjects! I also have a number of students who are already high achievers, and looking to place in the top 1-2% of the state. I have a unique approach for these students, and accelerate their learning to ensure they are always ahead of the curve.
**********LOCATION AND AVAILABILITY**********
I live in the Bayside area, so you’re welcome to come to me on
Sunday afternoons. During the week I tutor at public libraries after school, usually Parkdale, Cheltenham, Beaumaris or Sandringham libraries. Additionally as I attend the University of Melbourne I am available to meet in the CBD most days as well. My availability is very flexible and I will do my best to accommodate you into my schedule.
I also hold a valid Working with Children’s Check, and valid Victorian Driver’s Licence. It is of great importance to me that the tuition I offer is not only of the highest quality, but also affordable. Therefore, I only charge $47 per hour for tuition. Contact me today to discuss your VCE goals, and we’ll start making plans to get you there!
Ayrton has been very happy with his tutor Sarah Andrews. She is very reliable and has helped Ayrton improve in both Maths Methods and English. She is an excellent tutor and I would highly recommend her.
Yes she really enjoyed it. She learnt a lot from Sarah in just that first session so that’s really positive.
Sarah is very patient, friendly and has helped me so much throughout this year! I really do not know what I would do without her. She’s the best!!!
Sarah provides great feedback!