Sydney Tutor in English
, ESL, Essay Writing, IELTS, PTE, Reading, TOEFL, Maths
Hi ! I'm Nick and I'm a qualified ESL trainer and professional Editor (Assoc. member of iPED).
I have ten years experience teaching General English, ESL, Academic Writing, Essay Writing, Reading, Comprehension, Editing and Proofreading, and High School Math.
<b>I specialise in IELTS, PTE and TESOL to tutor adults in preparation to take the test.</b>
<b>IELTS:</b> Writing/Reading/Listening/Comprehension (General Training & Academic) <u>ALL Bands</u> from 5 to 9
<b>PTE:</b> General or Academic
<b>FIRST LESSON FREE !</b>
<b>Other Service Offerings:-</b>
EDITING and PROOFREADING SERVICES:-
I offer <b>EDITING and PROOFREADING services</b> to university and college students including:- theses, essays, assignments, research papers. My fields of speciality are the Arts, Humanities, Education, Economics, Business and Accounting.
Brief breakdown of SERVICES:-
PROOFREADING: a) all words are spelt correctly b) all grammatical items are addressed, including but not limited to: placement of apostrophes, commas and quotation marks, and correct word order. c) references and citations are accurately expressed according to the relevant referencing guideline.
I ensure that citations are expressed accurately, and are appropriately referenced. All formatting issues are addressed, adhering to the assigned referencing guide, such as APA, Harvard, AGLC etc.
STRUCTURAL EDITING: In addition to the above, I also take into consideration and offer solutions to the following:- a) is the meaning of the sentence clear ? b) are the sentences too long / too short ? c) can the paragraph be expressed more concisely ? d) is the narrative cohesive and flowing ?
<b>ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE</b>
The programs are designed with your flexibility in mind. Lessons are dynamic and interactive, and are designed to improve your weaknesses whilst supporting your strengths. I work with a wide variety of clients, addressing anything from pronunciation, everyday conversation, written expression including emails, job applications, essays, short stories to listening and comprehension skills. I seek feedback from you after each lesson, to ensure you are getting the results you desire, and to address any issues you may be experiencing. I am 100% focused on you achieving the outcomes you desire.
<b>Primary school tutoring in Mathematics</b> is all about making sure children understand the basics well – from adding and subtracting, to fractions and pre-algebra. I focus on fun and interactive strategies, to keep the child engaged and inspired. My aim is to improve their confidence, at the same time building a solid foundation to eventually succeed at High School level. <b>Secondary Maths (Years 7 to 10) tuition </b>builds on the fundamental concepts taught at Primary level, but expands to include cartesian plane geometry, algebra, probability, areas and developing proofs. Programs are designed to engage and encourage the student, furnishing them with the necessary problem-solving skills. Students are taught to think "outside the box", using their own strengths and interests to make Math work for them, not against them. <b>HSC General 1 & 2 tuition programs</b> are Exam driven, meaning we base our entire learning around achieving the highest marks possible. Naturally, this is a two-step strategy. Firstly, we need to embed the fundamental concepts successfully. This is achieved through various exercises, discussions and modelled examples. The second step involves making this knowledge work for the student in the context of a "live" HSC exam ! Strategies and tips are explained and discussed, which best suit the learner's temperament and knowledge. A common-sense approach is adopted, equippng the student with a personalised strategy and belief to succeed.
MY BACKGROUND ... A <b>native English speaker</b>, I was educated to HSC level in the NSW education system (Sydney metropolitan area). I have studied at both TAFE (Small Business Mgmt) and University (Arts - Languages). I possess a high command of the English language, both written and spoken. I am also an Associate Member of the NSW Society of Editors.
Visit my site at :- www.bennetteducationservices.com.au or view me on LinkedIn:- https://au.linkedin.com/pub/nicholas-bennett/9b/948/245 or find me on FaceBook !! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicks-Proofreading- Editing-and-ESL- Coaching-Services/563883140312385
- English - Tertiary
- ESL - Tertiary
- Essay Writing - Secondary, Tertiary
- IELTS - Tertiary
- PTE - Tertiary
- Reading - Secondary, Tertiary
- TOEFL - Tertiary
- Maths - Primary, Secondary
2008: I tutored two Japanese undergraduate students. I assisted them in essay
writing and assignment proof reading and editing.
Being foreign born, and hence non-native speakers, I also provided adhoc assistance
with their overall English communication skills, The style I chose was suited to their
needs and abilities: based around reading, comprehension, and speaking. I
designed vocabulary tests and some listening and speaking exercises (with an
emphasis on intonation).
In 2011, I was referred to a Masters degree student in regards to her essay writing.
She was experiencing troubles finding the right structure to make her ideas flow
naturally. Her ideas were well-formulated and considered, but the entire narrative
lacked cohesiveness and bounce.
I assisted her by offering alternative ways of expressing her arguments,
to strengthen the impact of her research in her writing.
This then allowed her to make the focus of the essay her important research and
analyses, with the confidence that her ideas were being presented persuasively
within a robust university-essay style framework.
She went on to achieve a Distinction average and received an honorary award from
the Vice-Chancellory for her consistently high grades.
In 2013 I successfully tutored a Year 10 High School student to get the appropriate
marks for acceptance into HSC 2 Unit Advanced English. I also taught Business
English to a Chinese Businesswoman.
Over the last five years, I have been providing proofreading assistance to a (now)
3rd Year Undergraduate in Early Childhood Education, a 2nd Year Arts
Undergrad, two Masters of Teaching students as well as tutoring English to ESL,
school children and Business clients.
2015 CERT IV Small Business Management (Business Education and Solutions)
2012 CERT IV Website Design (Sydney Institute of TAFE Ultimo)
2009 Diploma of Applied Finance KAPLAN
1990 HSC (NSW)
Working With Children Check valid to 2020.
- Private Tuition
- Group Tuition
- Home Visits
- Phone Help
- Online Help
IELTS / ESL English / Math tutoring:- $45 per hour.
Business ESL - $55 per hour
Proofreading & Editing:
The following rates are suggested as a general guide only:
** 500 words: $35.00 ** 1,000 words: $75.00** **2000 words: $150**
**5,000 words: $380.00 ** 10,000 words + : negotiable**
Turnaround times (500-3000 words) vary from 1 -3 business days depending on length
Works larger than 3000 words will require a longer turnaround time.
Please call me for a quote.
Special Offer - First lesson free !.
Profile last updated on 19-Mar-2017 (registered 05-Feb-2013)