My number one focus point is encouragement; I am committed to making sure a student knows when their efforts are valued and encouraging them to excel while making sure to celebrate their successes.
Flexibility and patience are also important to me: I love finding the right way to explain a particular concept to an individual student as each student learns differently. I see it as a puzzle to be solved if my initial explanation isn't sufficient and I try different methods. The longer I spend with a student, the easier it is for me to explain things 'their' way the first time.
PASS taught me the benefits for students in teaching them how to teach themselves; encouraging them to find their own answers and research is very rewarding (and is essential for older students preparing for university).
I am a recent graduate of a Bachelor of Arts in English & Creative Writing and Performing Arts.
I was a Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Leader at UniSA for the duration of my degree.
I have editing and creative writing experience during my degree. I have excellent attention to detail and a firm grasp on gammar, punctuation and comprehension.
I completed the Cambridge University Summer School Literature Program int he UK (2017).
My career background is based in the Tourism industry where I have worked as a travel arranger, event coordinator and product and marketing coordinator. All of these roles involved extensive written communication and training, which has lead me to my new career goal of teaching English.
If I am traveling 20-30km an additional $5 per lesson applies.
Bachelor or Arts in English & Creative Writing (second major: Performing Arts; minor: History) - University of South Australia - 2018. GPA 6.47
University of South Australia - Chancellor's Letter of Commendation - 2016 and 2017
Golden Key International Honour Society Member
Certificate IV Training and Assessment - 2012
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Leader - University of South Australia - 2016-2018
In 2019 I will begin my Masters of Secondary Teaching at the University of Canberra.
Student Executive Event Coordinator for youth mental health group batyr - 2017
Speaker at batyr - current
Laura, is an outstanding mentor in writing for either poetry or creative writing, she is also an excellent editor with a keen eye for detail. Laura will look at your work, help you find errors or areas of ambiguity and guide you towards making better choices for your writing. Laura is an encouraging and talented teacher with good knowledge of her subject matter.
Laura is a beautiful, empathetic soul and a marvelous tutor. I couldn't recommend her highly enough. She's patient, knowledgeable, attentive and kind, with sincere passion for her topics, and she creates a learning environment that is supportive, fun and professional.
Laura is a true lover of literature and is devoted to sharing this in the best way possible. Having known and worked beside Laura through our degrees I believe she will be a great tutor who will be an amazing resource for any pupil who wishes to benefit from her services.
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