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Ms Shelley Keys

Arundel, Gold Coast

Gold Coast Tutor in English, ESL, Essay Writing, Reading, Applied Linguistics

(2 student reviews) (2 reviews)

GRAPPLING with GRAMMAR? ESSAY ANGST? OR: is English your Second Language?

I can assist you with the Essentials of English - all levels, University, Tafe, High School, including second language learners. One-to-One individualised tutoring, achieving student goals and better results. Free worksheets and handouts included where necessary.

• Grammar, Punctuation, Writing, Formatting, Referencing
• Assignments, Essays
• Applied Linguistics
• Learning English as a second language
• Online assistance with assignment proofreading & editing, via email or Skype

AVAILABILITY/LOCATION: Arundel & Northern Gold Coast suburbs
• Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, after hours negotiable
• 1 – 3 hours blocks available
• My home or yours
• Skype by arrangement


  • English - Secondary, Tertiary
  • ESL - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Essay Writing - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Reading - Secondary, Tertiary

  • Applied Linguistics


I enjoy tutoring students at all levels and have been providing this service for 10
years. Some of my students have been from high schools, others attending
University, TAFE, or are ESL. In most cases the majority of students who come to me
are seeking to improve their writing skills, including essay structure, grammar,
formatting, learning about research techniques and how to reference accurately. All
these things are important factors which help students to become more confident in
their abilities and to achieve better grades. In the past I have also tutored students
with learning difficulties and have had great success in helping them to accomplish
their learning goals.

My educational background is centred on teaching others to improve their language
skills. At Griffith University I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Applied
Linguistics, majoring in Applied Linguistics and Italian. I learned about others’
learning styles, how to teach the finer points of English to first language speakers,
and also about teaching English as a second language. This is reinforced with my
Certificate IV in TESOL. I then went on to attain another Bachelor of Arts with
Honours, in the field of Humanities, and therefore I have a solid understanding and
appreciation of learning and cultural differences.

Currently I actively volunteer at different organisations, as an English tutor for
students who are learning English as a second language (ESL), while I also provide a
private tutoring service for those seeking individual assistance. I welcome all new
clients and look forward to meeting you in the near future!

Academic Integrity:
Importantly, I encourage ethical scholarship and maintain high academic ethical
standards . This means that as a tutor I am here to assist students with their
assignments, however, I will not agree to write assignments on behalf of students.


Bachelor of Arts Honours, Griffith University 2012, Bachelor of Arts Languages and
Applied Linguistics, Griffith University 2010, TESOL Certificate IV Tafe Queensland,
2007, Diploma of Professional Writing (Professional Editing & Proofreading, Australian
College of Journalism), 2004.
Awards: Griffith Award for Academic Excellence: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

I hold a current Positive Notice BLUECARD for working with children.
I hold a current Positive Notice YELLOWCARD for working with people with disabilities.


  • Private Tuition
  • Teaching Tuition
  • Home Visits
  • Online Help


$40 starting rate from my home, depending on student requirements.
$45 starting rate if travelling within 5km radius.
$55 for editing and proofreading assignments via email up to 1000 words. By
negotiation over 1000 words, depending on level of content.




Profile last updated on 18-Apr-2017 (registered 19-Jun-2013)


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