Our Tutors

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Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Being able to provide professional knowledge, while engaging the student in learning.

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

A. I love to tutor Math. Although, I also feel very confident with English.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

A. Remember and practice your basics - you need a strong foundation to grow.  Don't leave things to the last moment - it will create stress and not allow your work to demonstrate your full potential.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

A. Help your child remember the basics, and try and incorporate equations and questions into your everyday lives. Give your support. Even if you aren't confident helping them with the physical assignment or homework, positive encouragement and reassurance can make a big difference.

 

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. The biggest thing I enjoy about tutoring is the look on the child face when then finally understand something that they were confused about. Seeing their minds grow and develop is incredible.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. For my younger students, I would recommend "The Faraway Tree" by Enid Blyton and for my older students, I would recommend "Paper Towns" by John Green.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

AMBER G.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Being able to explain things in multiple ways, and having an approachable personality.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

A. English and Science.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Find what works for you! Make the work relatable to your life.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

 

  • Allow them to explore other means of study or study assistance; music, coloured pens etc.

  • Patience

 

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. That light bulb moment when a child understands a concept.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

AMELIA F.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. A good tutor needs to be:


- Enthusiastic to motivate the student/s.
- Patient and empathetic.
- Organised with resources and lesson planning.
- Learning the content the student is studying.
- A good listener and be able to explain in multiple ways to suit the student.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. I enjoy tutoring any subject - even areas I have not studied myself before - as it is interesting, however, my favourites are the following:


- Maths (any level)
- German
- Film studies
- English

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. The 2 main study tips for students are:


- Being Organised.
- Explaining to others your answers and ideas about your subjects, and asking lots of questions.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

 

A. Take interest in your child's learning in order to know the expectations and to motivate them. Show and help your child how to plan her school/study and life (work life balance), as it will reduce stress.

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. My main goal is to become a high school teacher, therefore, I knew tutoring would give me great first hand experience. The best thing about tutoring so far is when the student comes out of a lesson feeling confident about something they learnt.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. A book based on maths (all levels) in all of secondary school: The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Maths. I also suggest books on well being would extremely benefit all/any students.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

Amy H.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Kind, patient, compassionate, encouraging, persistent and flexible.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. Reading, Writing and Maths for primary aged children.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Read for fun not because it is a chore and find a connection with something you love to your school work.

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

 

A. Encourage children to read what they enjoy whilst challenging themselves as well. If your child does not want to learn or study outside of school, link it to something they enjoy. They're more likely to learn from something they love.

 

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. The lightbulb and ah-ha moments. Having a child feel success within themselves and feel that they are improving.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. Prep-Year 2: Dr Seuss Books, Year 3-4: Roald Dahl, Year 5-6: Percy Jackson series.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

CAROLINE F.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Patience, empathy, enthusiasm, flexibility, ability to build rapport and a love for teaching and learning.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

A. English and Drama.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Using catchy songs to memorise notes is fun and effective - Twinkle twinkle little star, circumference equals 2-Pi-R :)

Never underestimate the value in handwriting notes - you’ll absorb the information and strengthen your fine motor skills simultaneously!

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

 

A. Make the most of ‘teachable’ moments in day to day life, such as adding up menu items when out at dinner or discussing the use of film techniques while watching a movie - even a fun family debate is a great way of fostering critical and creative thinking!

Read WITH your children and talk to them about what you’re reading, encouraging them to pose questions and compare responses. Even when they are in High School, read the book they are reading as they’re more likely to invest if you do too!

 

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. I find it immensely rewarding helping to build a student’s confidence and passion to learn - seeing the light bulb flick on in that glorious ‘aha’ moment brings me so much joy.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. The Hunger Games, Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Uglies Series, The Fault in our Stars.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

CHARLOTTE C.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. In order for the tutoring sessions to be efficient, it is essential that a good relationship be established between the tutor and the student. Often, this relationship is created quickly, but at other times, it may take a few sessions before the student opens up. The success of this relationship reveals the personalities of each of them, but it also demonstrates the tutor’s pedagogical qualities.

The 6 main principles that I tend to pride my tutoring around are:

 

  • Adaptability

  • Motivation

  • Enthusiasm

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Openness

  • Respect

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. As a Mechanical Engineering honours student at the University of the Sunshine Coast, my main focus is around that of Mathematics and Physics.

Mathematics:
 

  • Mathematics foundations

  • Linear Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Numerical Analysis


Physics:

  • Physics foundations

  • Statics

  • Thermodynamics

  • Dynamics

  • Fluid Mechanics

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Study tips for students:

 

  • Study regularly

  • If you are not sure, ask

  • Review and revise

  • Find ways to keep motivated

  • Determine work study strategies work for you

  • Stay organised with the use of a study planner

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

 

A. Tips for parents to aid in their child’s study:
 

  • Help to keep them motivated and busy to prevent distractions

  • Establish a routine that works for both of you

  • Encourage them to ask questions

  • Have a dedicated study area

  • Remember that a fish can’t climb a tree, we all have our own attributes

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. For myself, the things that I find rewarding about tutoring is not only helping students gain confidence though understanding the learning requirements, but also the connection, trust and respect you build in the process.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. No particular books as everyone has their own interest. One recommendation though is to avoid any misleading information that might install untruths within the students. Keep to the facts.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

JAMIE M.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. A good tutor is not one that holds wads of text books and print outs. These are not tailored to the individual student. I like to engage with the student to find their strengths and areas where work is needed before finding a plan of attack in their learning. Many students learn in different styles as well. I love being able to find the eureka moment when a student "gets it".

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. I love teaching Science, English and Math.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Make notes regularly! Also, engage with your parents and describe your subjects to them. Your parents love to know about your day and what you have learnt at school. You never know what they might know.

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

 

A. Study and homework will never be a chore unless its perceived to become one.Focusing on subjects that give a student confidence will naturally encourage them to want to do well in other subjects as well. Success breeds success.

 

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. I enjoy the post feedback I get from parents after a term has finished, to find out how well a student has progressed. It's a defining moment for all involved.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. 'The alchemist' by Paulo Coelho is a book about following your dreams no matter what your heart desires.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

CHRISTIAN O.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Kind and fun. A good listener. A good understanding of the content each student should know.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. Mathematics and English.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Put away all phones and distractions. If you keep getting distracted while you study then you won't be as effective or learn as much. Make a routine. Set specific times each week to study and do that every week. If you get into a routine you will find it easier to study and you will get more done.

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

A. Be available to help if it is needed. Your child won't always need your help when studying but if they do ask, be ready straight away to get in their and puzzle it out. You can help more than you realise.  Help make sure your child is organised. An organised schedule, desk, book makes all the difference. If you child is not great at organisation help them to work this out and teach them to organise their work.

 

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. The moment when a student 'gets' the topic we are learning and the recognition comes. The joy that comes with learning something new is something you can't replicate.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. 

 

Primary: Anything Roald Dahl or Enid Blyton.
 

Lower High School: The Ranger's Apprentice, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit.
 

Upper High School: The Lord of the Rings, The Book Thief..

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

ELYSHA G.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Kind, respectful, encouraging, patient, adaptable, empathetic.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. Maths, biology, science (Chemistry), music, piano, humanities.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Take care of your study notes so that you can always go back to them to learn from. Always write down examples that are correct so that you can work out how to do similar problems. Keep trying. There are always going to be subjects/topics that are moire challenging than others. Give yourself time and keep practicing until it becomes easier.

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

A. Positive reinforcement. Celebrating your child's academic achievements, no matter how small, builds their self confidence and self efficacy. Having the self belief that they can do well at school makes them more likely to give new challenges another try.  For maths, help your child practice their times tables. This does not have to be a time consuming task. Simple counting in 3's and 4's on the way to school and sport practice will help them with all basic mathematics which is the foundation for more complex equations.

 

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. I enjoy helping students realise that they are capable of learning how to find the answer to difficult questions/equations and that. There is nothing better than getting to the end of a lesson and having the student say that they now understand a topic or that they don't dislike a subject as much as they had before because I was able to make it clearer for them. I enjoy being the support students need to feel more comfortable when learning new things.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. I would recommend 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak. This book touches on some interesting topics and is written beautifully. One of the simplest and most enjoyable ways of learning how the English language works and expanding your vocabulary is by reading books.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

EMMA M.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. One who is able to understand the different ways students learn and tailor their sessions to that.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. English.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Read as much as you can! The more you read, the better your writing and vocabulary will become! Flash cards are my favourite way to learn knowledge for a test.

 

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Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. Working together with the student to achieve results that make them proud of themselves.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

GEORGINA H.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Understanding, a good listener, supportive, encouraging.

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

A. Maths and Biology.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

A. Plan your studies first and practice, practice, practice. It never hurts to repeat a question until you understand the steps.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

A. Create a designated study space with minimal clutter and distractions and know when they have a test coming up and for which subject.

 

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. I enjoy helping my students gain confidence in their own abilities and encouraging them to trust themselves.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. Any book, as long as they keep reading. Being able to read well and comprehend language is so important, even for maths.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

NATALIE R.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. A good tutor should have a real love and enthusiasm for teaching and learning as well as the ability to identify and adapt to the individual needs of each student. I need to respond to those needs in a way that ensures trust and makes learning enjoyable as well as effective.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. English and history.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Chunk your study into manageable portions and take little breaks.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

 

A. For primary students - read with and to your child every day.
For secondary students - give them a timer of some kind, agree on a chunk of time (maybe 20 minutes) and encourage them to work until the timer goes off for a break.

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. The amazing range of interests, abilities and personalities that I have the privilege to spend time with every day.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. For reluctant readers in middle/ upper primary - the Anh Do series - WeirDo.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

JANELLE S.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Listening, being able to explain a concept several different ways, making activities interesting and engaging, making the subject matter fun!

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. Mathematics.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Revision always and practice practice practice!!!!

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

A. Make sure their child keeps up with their homework and seek out opportunities to engage their child in literacy and numeracy. These are skills for life.

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. The one on one aspect and watching the light bulb go on in a student when they have GOT IT!!

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. Any kind of study guide that will help a student do some revision or visits a concept that they have not seen for a while.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

JOSIE O.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Finding out how the student learns and working with their strengths of learning, being supportive, encouraging and make learning fun.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

A. Maths and English.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Top study tips would be to practise, and keep telling yourself "You Can Do It"!

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

 

​A. To encourage any/all areas of work, no matter how small the development may be. Just spending a short time with a child to look and listen is important to help growth and development.

 

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. Seeing the confidence growing within the child and believing in themselves that they can achieve.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

Michelle G.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Professional conduct and excellent tutorial preparation.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. Economics, Maths, Social Sciences (History, Geography).

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Discover an interest in learning (school subject disciplines and other). Read.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

A. Foster a child's interest in learning. Identify and encourage a child's 'particular interests' in learning disciplines.

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. Students realising empowerment through learning.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (Middle School).

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

NICHOLAS J.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Attunement to the students' needs, visible and invisible.

The ability to balance leading and following. That is - directing the goals and methodology of the session, as well as following the student's interests and needs as they arise. It is important to be able to change course 'on a dime'.

In all cases, emanating loving support - inspiring and encouraging.
A good tutor never shames a student. Sometimes there are specific skills to be taught; sometimes the need is for an encouraging presence who sits alongside, building the student's confidence and self-belief in his/her ability to accomplish the task at hand.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

  • English - all levels

  • Maths - primary and early high school maths

  • Business studies

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

1. It helps to tackle a task (especially one that seems too big) if you set a timer. Example: 10 minutes, 20 minutes or 30 minutes. Work in a focused way while the clock is ticking down. Stop as soon as the bell rings. Your brain will want to complete the task. It will be easier tomorrow to take the next step - again for a short, focused period of time.
 

2. Imagine as you study that you must teach this to someone else. What are the essential things they would need to know?

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

 

1. Establish and consistently implement simple rules about study times with respect to other activities e.g. sports, TV, technology.
 

2. Offer emotional support by being present during study time, even while doing other tasks. Be available to sit alongside, answer a question, help with research, if support is needed. Often physical presence somewhere nearby is all that is needed.

 

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. The unique, individual connection with each student. Finding out what each student loves, and doing my best to tailor activities around the things they naturally enjoy. The appreciation from parents and students when the student feels more confident, is obviously progressing and is happier at school.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. Hard to answer as I currently teach from Grade 2 to Grade 9 levels (therefore very much age dependent).

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

RHIAN B.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Communication, developing a good rapport with your student and getting excited about being a part of their progress.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. Graphic design.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. Practice! No one was born being great at anything - everyone needs to learn their skills. Listening - your tutor has experience and listening to what they are trying to teach you is invaluable.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

 

A. Stay in contact with your child’s tutor. It takes parents and a tutor to develop your child’s skill set. Ask your child if they are enjoying their learning - it should sometimes be a challenge but above all fun!

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

 

A. Getting to know my student and watching them grow and learn.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. Foundations of digital Art and Design.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

SARAH M.

Q. What are the attributes of a good Tutor?

A. Positive attitude, approachable, and able to teach a subject in many different ways to suit different learners.

 

Q. What subjects do you enjoy tutoring most?

 

A. English, maths, history, geography, sustainability, tourism... there's not much I don't enjoy tutoring really.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Students?

 

A. The easiest way to improve English skills is to read... just a little, every day.
For high school students, turn off your phone while you are doing your homework. You'll concentrate better and get it done faster.

 

Q. What are your top study tips for Parents?

 

A. Help make learning fun for your children: Make up sentences from the first letters of number plates while you are driving; let them help pay for the groceries and count the change; Randomly quiz them on times tables and telling time. Whatever suits their age and stage.

Q. What do you enjoy about tutoring?

A. The moment a student gets it and they no longer need me.

 

Q. What book would you recommend to your Students?

 

A. ANYTHING that grabs their interest. My favourites as a kid (and parent) were The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton; Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl; The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgeson Burnett; Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.

Tutor - Sunshine Coast

SARAH P.

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