Angela

Angela Melbourne, VIC 3000 20 students contacted this tutor

  • VCE/IB 99.70 ATAR French (45) and German (46) Tutor in Melbourne - Essay and Oral Answer Marking

About Me

**I will only be offering online essay marking and oral conversation answer marking in 2021, at a rate of $60 per hour spent on marking. At a cost of $100 for everything, I will also be selling the numerous resources I have written and collected that enrich essays and written/oral exam answers, such as lists of structural phrases, idioms and colloquialisms that add authenticity and grammatical breadth, my General Conversation and Detailed Study oral exam scripts, sample essays, and text type structure guides.**

Bonjour à toutes et à tous/Hallo zusammen!

I'm Angela and I graduated from Presbyterian Ladies’ College in 2017 with an ATAR of 99.70 and raw study scores of 45 in French and 46 in German. In my VCE, I studied German, French, English, Chemistry, Specialist Maths and Maths Methods (Year 11), receiving the academic excellence awards for French and German in my cohort. My internal SAC score was 99/100 for both languages before standardisation, and I achieved scores of 100/100 in my VCE German oral exam and 99/100 in my VCE French oral exam. Furthermore, I was a state finalist in both the oral and written disciplines of the Alliance Française Berthe Mouchette language competition for three consecutive years (perfect scores in all oral exams), and received third state prize in Year 11 and fourth state prize in Year 12 for my essay.

I am now studying Modern Languages at the University of Melbourne (H1 in all language subjects, 86.2 WAM), and was a recipient of the Dean's Honours List award. I have been tutoring since 2018, both privately and from volunteering with the Student Welfare Outreach Team as part of the Melbourne Uni Health Initiative. I am open to tutoring both VCE and IB French and German students, or primary school and secondary school students in younger year levels, from beginners to advanced levels.

I'm flexible and supportive, tailoring lessons, explanations and exercises to target each individual student’s learning style, pace, goals and weaknesses. I develop students’ competencies in the four key areas of language throughout the year - speaking, writing, listening and reading - whilst also introducing topic-specific and general vocabulary, and honing in on grammatical gaps identified. As well as ensuring that grammar, syntax and conjugations in various tenses become second nature, I focus on developing an instinct for the intricacies and nuances of expression in the language that sets the discerning student apart, as well as inculcating effective language learning techniques and strategies. Through regular conversation practice, I expose students to potential questions they may face in SACs and in both sections of the final oral exam, and train them to combine well-rehearsed answers with spontaneity and flexibility to address the specificities of the question at hand.

Success in a VCE language relies heavily not only on strong foundations, but also on strategy, memorisation, and knowing what the examiners want to hear and read. Unfortunately much of VCE LOTE relies on knowing the system and playing the system to please the VCAA deities (bureaucrats) - in other words, accuracy over flair - rather than an accurate measure of language ability. I am thus willing to provide you with the numerous resources I have written and collected that enrich essays and written/oral exam answers, such as lists of structural phrases, idioms and colloquialisms that add authenticity and grammatical breadth, my General Conversation and Detailed Study oral exam scripts, sample essays, and text type structure guides.

More importantly, I am passionate about instilling a love of language acquisition into others, and encouraging in students an intrinsic motivation to learn a life skill that will propel their personal life and career well beyond Year 12. In Year 12, particularly if you are a motivated student, it is all too easy to get caught up in marks, study design. I am of the opinion that there is no subject more beneficial to learn than a foreign language, and encourage the view of language not just as a set of study outcomes in a stipulated study design or a certain number of marks on a page, but rather, as an area of art and communication that is of fundamental importance to the way we find our voice, live our lives and share it with others. Something I feel the VCE system sometimes lacks is humanity, so my hope is to bring creativity and humanity into VCE through my guidance.

The VCE/IB era is a challenging and exciting crossroads in your life, and I would love to help you through the journey!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me by message.

J’espère vous entendre bientôt/Ich hoffe, bald von dir zu hören,

Angela


Qualification

Bachelor's degree

The University of Melbourne

2018 - 2021

(In Progress)

VCE (ATAR 99.70)

Presbyterian Ladies' College

2016 - 2017


Background Check

  • Working with Children Check (Reference No.: 1568822A-01, Expiry Date: 01/02/2024)


Subject

VCE Units 1-4, IB Years 11-12, Primary school or Year 7-10 ($60 for individual, $30 per person for group)

VCE Units 1-4, IB Years 11-12, Primary school or Year 7-10 ($60 for individual, $30 per person for group)


Lesson Information

  • Lesson Type:
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  • In Group
  • Online
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  • Melbourne, VIC 3000