EducationIn 2014, I graduated from a Master of Teaching (Secondary) with Distinction, in the specialisations of English and Ancient History. I am qualified to teach these subjects, and all HSIE subjects, in school grades 7-12.
In 2015, I graduated from a Master in Educational Studies, majoring in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL.)
I also graduated in 2011 from the University of Newcastle, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Ancient History and English, during which I also studied History, Drama, French and Sociology. [GPA 5.9 of 7]
Please view my Linkedin profile for more detail: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=210002697&trk=tab_pro
ExperienceI teach casually at the University of Newcastle Language Centre, in their ELICOS program for international students, and I also work in administration and tutor privately.
I have had several tutoring appointments since my first as a NSW Higher School Certificate Tutor in 2010, and my experience includes:
* NSW Secondary Years 7 -10 Studies (up to the Record of School Achievement - ROSA)
- English, HSIE, Geography, Marine Studies
* NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC)
- English, (Stnd & Adv) Society and Culture, History - Ancient, Modern
* NSW Primary School - emphasis on English, spelling, reading, writing and literacy skills
* University (Undergraduate/Bachelor's Tertiary)
- Business, law, history, english, linguistics and education
* Diploma of Justice Studies
* Associate Degree of Policing Practice (ADPP)
* International English Language Testing System (IELTS) preparation
* General English Grammar
* TAFE NSW Diploma of Business
I have a current working with children check, WWC0074155E, Valid for paid and unpaid work until 30/08/2019.
I have also completed my Child Protection Awareness Training, and my Anaphylaxis training.
I tutor most clients on campus at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The university libraries are my preferred tutoring location; I also tutor at libraries and residences in the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie region. Please contact me for further details.
I am passionate about English as a Second Language (ESL) in particular and I want to tutor as much as possible to practice for secondary school teaching of English Ancient History, and ESL.
My employment history has been in customer service, business administration and student tutoring and mentoring. I understand the importance of individual needs, so I can quickly ascertain strengths and weaknesses to establish the most effective methods for every individual. I am able and willing to adapt to the needs of any student.
HobbiesI enjoy the creative arts; I am a hobby painter, sketcher, photographer and I like live music and the theatre. I consider myself friendly and approachable as well as humorous. My goal in life is to constantly learn. I approach every opportunity and experience as a chance to learn something new.
My photography: http://www.flickr.com/photos/soniacarpenter/
English, History, HSIE, English for Academic Purposes (EAP, English for Special Purposes (ESP), English Second Language (ESL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Preparation, Tertiary Undergraduate and Higher School Certificate English, Ancient History, Sociology/Society and Culture, Academic Writing, General Academics, Essay Writing, Study Skills, Organisation, English
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