Jas - Prof english - South Brisbane

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Jas

  • Hourly rate €29
  • Response Time 18h
  • Number of students 50+
Jas - Prof english - South Brisbane
  • 5 (7 reviews)

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  • English
  • English Literature
  • Redaction
  • Test prep
  • Dissertation

UQ PhD student with 6+ years of teaching experience gives English and Literacy tutoring in Brisbane

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About Jas

I am a UQ student with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons 1A) majoring in English Literature and Writing--I'm currently completing my PhD in Literature. I studied Education for two years and in that time taught classes and essay / exam workshops, as well as essay structure and one-on-one tutoring. I have also tutored at the University of Queensland, in various humanities courses.

I am currently tutoring high school English, History, Drama, etc. with a focus on writing structure and skills students can use beyond high school. I am also editing and tutoring undergraduate and postgraduate university work in multiple disciplines. I've been tutoring and teaching for about 6 years, and have had lots of success with both high school and uni students!

I work with:
- High school students
- English Second Language (ESL) students
- Uni students (undergraduate and postgraduate, across many disciplines)
- Mature age students (university or other types of study)

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  • Adult education
  • Doctorate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • +5
  • levels :

    Adult education

    Doctorate degree

    Bachelor's degree

    Diploma

    Fifth Year

    Junior Cycle

    Transition Year

    Master's degree

  • English

All languages in which the lesson is available :

English

My lessons have a twofold structure, whereby they focus on:
1. the topic or assessment piece at hand, and
2. the underlying structure necessary to a good essay/short story/other genre

The idea behind this is to provide students with frameworks and skills they can use for years to come in university or their chosen field. Particularly in terms of writing structure and expression, it's incredibly valuable to be able to construct a compelling piece of writing--this is what I teach my students.

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  • €29

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  • 5h: €146
  • 10h: €291

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  • When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?

    I've loved English my whole life, but had studied teaching early in university before deciding my real passion was literature and research. I also love writing, but researching was what I really found as my niche. Tutoring came naturally after I'd been teaching and studying, and was another opportunity to spend time doing something that I love, and I find it particularly rewarding to be able to help students gain skills I know they'll be able to use in future studies, professional settings, wherever. Written and spoken expression is so important, and it's really tough to fix your own work if you don't know what to look for--that's the other thing I love, is seeing people grow more confident in their own abilities and their ability to edit and improve on their own.
  • Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).

    I teach any subject that incorporates English--this might be high school, university, or postgraduate. I have students from age 12 who's doing grade 7 English, to a postgraduate Mechanical Engineering student who needs help with his written expression and structure of essays. English really comes into all subjects, so even though I don't love maths or science (and truly am not talented in them), I'm able to help the student explain their concept eloquently and completely.

    Generally, I also try to incorporate general knowledge into my lessons, by using real-world or current-event examples to explain concepts or new language. Things are much trickier to understand if you're not familiar with current events / huge cultural phenomena, so linking these in helps bridge the space between student and teacher, and also solidifies the concepts I'm trying to teach.
  • Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?

    I've had lots of wonderful teachers. Some people I've met at university have really impacted me, especially people who have marked my work or supervised me through a thesis. Sometimes this was really tough, getting hard feedback and having to be really critical of my work, but it's ultimately made me a better student, and, I hope, a better teacher.
  • What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?

    I think it's different for everyone, and everyone has to find their own approach. My personal list of things someone would need is patience, and enjoyment of the subject they teach, as well as a willingness to change their approach based on individual students' needs. Some students learn the same way I do, with note-taking and lots of drafting. Other students learn much more through discussion and collaborative approaches, so it's important to be mindful of everyone's learning style so you can really find what helps the student best.
  • Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.

    As I mentioned earlier, I've had some tough feedback on my work before. A particular memory is when I submitted an essay feeling pretty good about it, only to get it back and to have not done anywhere near as well as I'd hoped. It was a bit disheartening to think I hadn't understood the work as well as I thought I did, and particularly because I really respected my tutor, so wanted to do well in their class. I think that did affect the way I approached things, though--I tried to take on feedback more seriously, and work more intensely through editing drafts. Now, that's one of my most favoured approaches--write, edit, rewrite, repeat.
  • What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or are still facing in your subject?

    I love English, so don't find too many difficulties anymore. I think with work in general, and certainly as you go through school / university, it does start to feel more overwhelming in terms of what you've got to get done. I also find that I like to feel like I'm constantly 'ahead' in my work, and even though I know I'll get it done, I can't stand being (or feeling) behind--that's something I'm still trying to work on.
  • Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different?

    I love teaching, and I love my research. The joy of researching for me is being able to combine some really complex ideas about what's being published right now, and explain them through writing. It can be fairly niche sometimes, particularly when you do a PhD, but I love doing something that contributes to a field of scholarship, and particularly that I get to work through these ideas in writing.
  • What makes you a Superprof (besides answering these interview questions 😜)?

    I've never been super comfortable talking about myself, but I do have confidence in my ability to teach. The experience I've gained over the last five years has shown me that I am truly dedicated to my students, and I can scaffold their learning to the point that they're confident on their own, and able to push themselves and their work further. I also think that I'm fairly flexible with my approach and whether it's face to face learning, remote editing, or something else, I try to always make it work for the student.
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