Key qualifications and details:
Hi there, I’m Catherine Tan and I graduated from Balwyn High School in 2014 with an ATAR of 99.05. In 2014, I dedicated my time almost entirely to preparing for my EAL exam, and now I hope that with this knowledge I can help some of you achieve your desired EAL study scores.
I understand the need to adapt my teaching methods to the unique learning and writing style of each student, and will gladly accomodate and adjust accordingly. Flexibility is key in a subject like this, and I am more than happy to meet up with students for lessons that I will prepare.
Alternately, I can also mark essays online for a small fee as I understand that a lot of students will be looking for detailed feedback for their written essays at any given time as opposed to weekly sit down lessons. This is something I have experience with as I had many students seek out this service during 2015, all of whom were very satisfied with the detailed feedback, commentary and advice given in return.
Having also been Public Speaking Captain of my school, I will be very happy to work with students with an oral presentation tasks that may be set by the school.
In 2014, I did the Context topic ‘Identity & Belonging’ and studied the texts:
- In the Country of Men – Matar Hisham
- Summer of the Seventeenth Doll – Ray Lawler
I will be happy to read any other texts that students might be studying to ensure I have a thorough understanding of the novel and will bring on my own extensive collection of notes, resources and practise essays.
Overall, I look forward to getting to know students and working hard to get through the challenge of VCE!
All the best for the new year!