Sachintha Senarath – VCE English as an Additional Language Tutor

Key qualifications and details:

Hi everyone! My name Sachi and I completed VCE in 2014 at Glen Waverley Secondary College and graduated with an ATAR of 99.70. I am now studying Medicine at Monash University.

Tutors for EAL are quite rare, and as a result I myself did not have a tutor when I studied the subject for VCE. I understand that it can be very intimidating, because the subject is aimed at people whose first language is not English, and without the right guidance it can be very overwhelming. Whilst the learning material that you receive from school is excellent for content, I am here to provide you with supplementary tips and tricks to improve your text response, context and language analysis skills.

The EAL study design includes a large number of texts and films, and depending on which school you attend this can vary. As a result, the texts that I myself studied and can assist you with are as follows:

Novel – “In the country of men” – Hisham Matar

Autobiography – “In the mind of a thief” – Patti Miller

Film – “All about Eve” – Joseph Mankiewicz

The context topic I studied was “Identity and Belonging”

If you are studying different texts, I strongly suggest you seek a different tutor who has experience in the text/film that you are studying.

However, I also offer additional tutoring specifically for section 3 of the EAL exam: Language Analysis and Note-taking.

I achieved a perfect study score of 50 for EAL and was awarded the Premier’s VCE Award. I attained the Academic Excellence Award in EAL for both Units 1&2 and 3&4 at my school in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The language analysis piece I wrote in my exam was published in the 2014 VCAA EAL Examiner’s Report. In 2015 I individually tutored 5 students in EAL, Chemistry and UMAT and also offered revision workshops for EAL students.

I was the Head Athletics Sports Captain at my school in my VCE year. In 2015 I was also selected to partake in a leadership program known as Monash Minds where I got to partake in a volunteering trip to Mumbai India to enhance my leadership and communication skills. This year I was selected into the Monash Access Ambassador program through which I will be providing mentorship to VCE students from disadvantaged schools.

If you choose me to be your tutor I will strive to ensure that you achieve your very best. All the best for 2016 and I wish you all the very best of luck!

Rates, location and scores

I am offering individual or group tutoring in EAL, for which I attained a raw score of 50 and won the Premier’s VCE Award and was the top scorer in my school. For students who will be studying the texts/films I have listed (to the left), our classes will target all 3 sections of the EAL exam and SAC preparation. For students studying different texts/films but would still like some tutoring, I am offering tutoring for Section 3 of the EAL exam, Language Analysis. Classes are very flexible however and I will be more than happy to help and read through your text response and context essays and give you feedback on how to improve your writing.

I live in the Glen Waverley area so I normally tutor at the Glen Waverley Library, Monash University (during the semester) and my house in Glen Waverley. But I am happy to accommodate other venues depending on their location. I am offering both individual and group tutoring of up to 3 students at a time.

Rates at my house: 1 person: $40, 2 people – $35, 3 people – $30

Rates at Glen Waverley Library or Monash University: 1 person: $45, 2 people: $40, 3 people – $35

Other venues – Happy to come to a venue of your choosing if it is relatively close, prices can be negotiated depending on the location.

Interested in hiring Sachintha as your tutor? Register your interest for 1-on-1 or small group tutoring!