Tamara M – Primary School English, Years 7-10, QCE English, Ancient History, Biology, Modern History and Studies of Society & Environment Tutor

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About Tamara

UPDATE: I will have limited availability during Semester 2, 2019 for full face-to-face and online sessions due to study commitments.  However, I am pleased to offer bespoke RESEARCH and PROJECT services, for anyone who needs help on a particular assignment or preparing for an exam.  Please read on to see what I can offer you.  That said, don’t hesitate to get in contact with me if you’re keen to get my help!

ABOUT ME!

Hi there,

Whether you are a parent looking for that extra support to help your child with their studies, or if you are a high school student working towards your higher education dreams, I’m here to help you 100 percent.

I am a casual tutor based in Brisbane who specialises in English and humanities subjects.  I understand the joys and challenges of learning and have a knack for finding new and innovative ways to absorb concepts, solve problems, craft outstanding essays and tackle exams.  My first priority is to help you, or your child, to have fun while learning and take ownership of your learning style.

Intrigued?  Here’s what I offer as a tutor, along with some further information about me:

SUBJECTS

  • English (K – Year 12)
  • History (Years 7-10), Ancient History (Years 11 – 12) and Modern History (Years 11 – 12)
  • Social Studies (Years 7-10) and Studies of Society & Environment (Years 11 – 12)

ACADEMIC SKILLS

  • Study skills e.g. time management, reading strategies
  • Research project management
  • Academic communication e.g. types of written communication, presentations
  • Academic integrity e.g. avoiding plagiarism, correct referencing of sources, critical use of examples

RESOURCES

I can provide the following resources to you, based on your tutoring needs:

  • Co-designed study plan, capturing required and desired outcomes.
  • Comprehensive revision notes, along with essay and exam preparation resources.
  • Practice material and exam questions.
  • Tips and strategies to manage learning stress, build resilience and confidence.
  • Email, Messenger, WhatsApp, and phone support.

ASSIGNMENT SUPPORT (EMAIL ONLY)

Have an essay question that you can’t make sense of?  Is it hard to get started on your assignment?  Need someone else to read through your written drafts?  I can provide advice and review your assignment to help you get the marks you deserve.  Please note – this is not an essay writing service.  I’m here to help you build your skills in research and writing!

RESEARCH SUPPORT (EMAIL ONLY)

Need a particular journal article or book for your assignment or project?  I can help you to access hard-to-get resources and can offer you copying, scanning, postage, and summary notes (for research purposes only) services.

REGISTRATION

  • Working With Children – Blue Card #1637431/1, expires 20 September 2020.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2003: Graduated from Indooroopilly State High School, QLD, with an OP 6 (equivalent ATAR score of 90), achieving top marks in English, Ancient History, Mathematics A, Drama, and Film, Television & New Media Studies.
  • 2006: Obtained Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation, TAFE Queensland, graduating with Honours across English, Mathematics, Biology, Modern History and Computer Studies.
  • 2011: Awarded an Honours degree in Social Science from Macquarie University, achieving Class 2.1 (81 out of 100).  Obtained undergraduate GPA of 3.766/4, majoring in Sociology, Demography and Politics.
  • 2011 – 2019: Worked in fundraising, research and administrative roles across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  Used writing, research and academic skills to excel as a grant writer for a range of charities.
  • 2019: Working towards CELTA qualification (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

MY LOCATION, COSTS AND AVAILABILITY!

COSTS

Note: My prices are current as of Monday 8 July 2019.

  • Face-to-face session: $45 per hour
  • Online session: $45 per hour
  • Travel fees for face-to-face sessions: $5 per 30 minutes
  • Assignment advice and review (email only): starting from $40 per hour
  • Research support (email only):
    • Single source, including access, copying/scanning, postage and summary notes: $10 flat fee
    • Up to five sources, including access, copying/scanning, postage and summary notes: $50 flat fee
    • Over five sources, including access, copying/scanning, postage and summary notes: $50 flat fee for five sources, plus $5 per extra source

LOCATION

I am based in Brisbane and offer face-to-face and online tutoring lessons.  I can use Skype, Zoom, Messenger or Google Hangouts for online tutoring.

For face-to-face sessions, I can work with you at Brisbane City Council libraries, including Brisbane City, New Farm, Indooroopilly, Toowong, Carindale, and Chermside.  Please don’t hesitate to discuss your preferred library option with me.

Home-based tutoring is an option, subject to prior agreement.

AVAILABILITY

Note: My availability is current as of Monday 8 July 2019.

Due to study commitments, I have limited availability in Semester 2, 2019.  Please see if my available dates suit you:

  • Mon 15 – Sat 20 Jul: Available for face-to-face and online lessons, assignment and research support.
  • Mon 22 – Sat 27 Jul: Available for face-to-face and online lessons, assignment and research support.
  • Mon 29 Jul – Sat 3 Aug: Available for face-to-face and online lessons, assignment and research support.
  • Mon 5 – Sat 10 Aug: Available for face-to-face and online lessons, assignment and research support.
  • Mon 12 – Sat 17 Aug: Available for face-to-face and online lessons, assignment and research support.
  • Mon 19 – Tue 20 Aug: Available for face-to-face and online lessons, assignment and research support.
  • Wed 21 Aug – Sun 15 Sep: Unavailable across all services.
  • Mon 16 – Sat 21 Sep: Available for face-to-face and online lessons, assignment and research support.
  • Mon 23 – Sat 28 Sep: Available for face-to-face and online lessons, assignment and research support.
  • Recurring Fridays from 4 Oct to 12 Dec: Only available for assignment and research support.  I am not available any other day due to study commitments.
  • Mon 16 Dec – Sat 21 Dec: Only available for assignment and research support.
  • Sun 22 Dec – Mon 6 Jan 2020: Unavailable across all services.

Do check back in early 2020 to see my availability for Semester 1!

If my experience and services are exactly what you’re looking for, please get in touch!

Best wishes and happy learning!

Tamara

Interested in hiring Tamara to be your tutor?

Tamara M – Primary School English, Years 7-10, QCE English, Ancient History, Biology, Modern History and Studies of Society & Environment Tutor