Many students have come through our system here at Learning With Confidence and we would like to begin sharing some of these stories.
Tutoring is much more than just improving grades. It’s an opportunity to expand a student’s mental horizon whilst also ensuring that the learning process, which occurs both in school and outside educational institutions, can move confidently.
Name, school and subject you received tutoring for?
Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview.
When did you begin with LWC and why?
I began at the end of year 11/start of year 12 in order to receive help with English.
I was struggling with almost every aspect of the coursework.
How did LWC and your tutor help you prepare for exams and assignments?
My tutor immediately helped me by outlining what was expected of me in accordance with the syllabus. We than began slowly going over the set texts, ensuring that I understood themes, concepts and artistic periods.
Once this was done, we moved to the creation of essays, speeches and short stories. We focused first on the structure.
My tutor guided me the whole way through the completion of each draft and encouraged me to be prepared so as to receive the best results.
What was the thing you enjoyed the most about the tutoring experience?
My tutor was the best part about going to tutoring.
Through regular sessions and conversations he helped me understand the work and opened up a whole new way of thinking about things such as logical problems, concepts and my personal attitude towards education.
What was your biggest success?
It would definitely have to be receiving 17/20 for MOD A (comparative essay on 1984 & Metropolis) in trials.
This was especially significant considering at the beginning of the year I scored an 11/20.
What was the best lesson you learnt?
I learnt that I need to spend more time doing English then I thought was necessary, and that you might not know everything there is to know, but you should strive to know as much as you can. English isn’t as subjective as I thought.
I also learnt to stop selectively learning information. Instead, my tutor forced me to learn as much as possible about the subject, such as literary techniques, themes, time periods, theories etc. Once doing this, it allowed me to decide what would be relevant to the question.
I also learnt to answer the question. Always.
What are you planning on doing after school?
I will most likely be attending Macquarie University.