Gifted Mentorship and English Tuition: Years 6-10

Private or Small group tuition for students:

A. Year 5-6 students seeking independent school scholarships for Year 7+
B. Year 5-6 students seeking entry into SEAL programs for Year 7+
C. Year 7-9 students seeking entry into SEAL programs for Year 9+
D. Year 6-10 students seeking advanced results in English/ESL
E. VCE students seeking advanced results in English/ESL

Tailoring tuition for the needs of individuals

Guiding and supporting VCE English students in their Outcomes

Enabling gifted students to achieve their real potential

Advancing the range of skills and results for students

Making the learning process enjoyable and stimulating :)!!!

Teenagers suffer confusion as psychologically they come to recognize systems knowledge. Such knowledge is hard to understand, and even harder to realize, but that doesn’t stop teenagers from trying. Unfortunately there is too much emphasis placed on success in these years of social and cognitive development, and failure or lack of achieved success compared to potential can often be difficult to bear.

English Tuition for Years 6-10

A mentor can make a difference, and allow a teenage student to realize their potential. Sometimes I mentor students in English/ESL at Years 6-10 because I have made a difference in their studies and efforts previously and they wish to continue their education with me. In other words, there are students that I have worked with who have succeeded in the screening tests for a scholarship or selective entry position, and though they have achieved their goal they wish to continue with private tuition. These students know what it means to have a goal, to apply themselves to meet a great challenge, and to succeed.

Unless there is a specific, negotiated and accepted goal expressed by students in Years 6-10 seeking English tuition, any service I might offer will be greatly affected by the student’s self-perception. If they have a clear goal that can be realized through mentorship I can offer my services, but if their perception of themselves is different to their potential then I might suggest (to parents) an alternative course, such as joining a youth group, working at a veterinary clinic, volunteering with a charity group, or membership with a sporting club.

A very basic list of specific goals might include:

  • To increase by at least one hour one’s time spent studying and revising for English each week
  • To expand one’s vocabulary by 300 words to enrich one’s writing
  • To practise skills in reading comprehension to improve one’s understanding of English texts
  • To practise skills in writing essays and stories to improve one’s understanding of written forms
  • To master strong methods for study habits to improve one’s recall for exams
  • To receive assistance from a tutor on assessment tasks to get better grades at school
  • To challenge one’s thinking abilities through tests so as to improve one’s performance at school
  • To re-draft essays and folio pieces to achieve better performance in writing tasks

However, I have enjoyed in working with individual students pursuing with them a range of other topics, issues, skills and goals :), including:

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Poetry
  • Finance
  • Dystopias and Post-apocalyptic societies
  • Loving Literature
  • Conflict, War and Great Warriors
  • Short story writing
  • Revolutions in Science
  • Revolutions in Society
  • Critical Literacy
  • Philosophy
  • Horrible Histories
  • Environmental Issues
  • Logic and Reason
  • Ancient Civilisations
  • Nanotechnology
  • English for overseas students