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Subjects: Primary School, Year 7-10 English, Year 7-10 HSIE, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 Modern History, Year 11-12 Legal Studies, Year 11-12 Society and Culture, University modern history, university referencing
I have just completed my first degree at Macquarie University- Bachelor of Arts with a major in Modern History and a minor in Education and Criminology. I topped a unit in my fourth year of university, receiving 98 as my total mark in my whole cohort. I have an in-depth understanding of education and effectively teaching students. I am up to date with the current school syllabus in NSW and I believe tutoring is an excellent start to my career of teaching people and helping them through my own knowledge.
Subjects: Primary School, Year 7-10 English, Year 11-12 Advanced English, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 Society and Culture, Year 11-12 PDHPE
I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Sciences (Honours), achieving First Class Honours. I am now currently studying a Masters of Health Promotion. Prior to this, I finished school well with an ATAR of 97.6. Outside of my studies, I recently completed my first Olympic distance triathlon.
Subjects: Primary School, Year 7-10 English, Year 7-10 HSIE, Year 11-12 Advanced English, Year 11-12 Extension English, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 Ancient History, Year 11-12 Modern History, Year 11-12 Business Studies, University English
As per my NESA and DEC approvals, I am a five years trained and accredited to teach English, Years 7 to 12, and Drama, Years 7 to 12. Teaching is a second career for me after 22 years in the Australian Public Service. After gaining my teaching accreditation in 2016, I have worked in Secondary Schools as a casual and temporary contract teacher across NSW. My passions are books, film, theatre and art. I have travelled across the globe and bring a mature, worldly perspective to Literacy and English teaching. Through my use of creative pedagogy and arts-based curriculum strategies, I have developed lessons that utilise interactive media, graphic or diagrammatic organisers or scaffolds and real-life problem-solving approaches.The key, in my opinion, is being flexible in your pedagogy and having at your disposal a variety of methods, options, materials, tools, modes and perspectives. Professional and ethical issues are high profile matters in 21st century education. Student care is vital in 21st century education and a positive self-esteem and self-motivated goal setting are some of the mentoring aspects that I am always trying to instil with facilitation of my lesson plans.
Subjects: Year 7-12 PDHPE;Year 11-12 Biology
Hey, my name is Gurpreet Singh, I am located in Coffs Harbour and completed my HSC in 2016. I really enjoyed High School and I was the school captain at Orara High School in the same year. From this experience, I learned to balance my personal life with my educational studies and I am confident that my study methods which I have developed will provide results. I emphasise the need to work hard and to try your best, always, because in the ‘big’ world a combination of these two elements will have positive outcomes. During my HSC year I developed and implemented various techniques in my study regime to reinforce these values and I think they will beneficial to anyone that I can share it with.
I am a sports frenetic and as a result of this, my favourite subjects were PDHPE (Band 6) and Biology (Band 5), since it revolved around sport.
Currently, I am studying a Bachelor in Sports and Exercise Science which has further increased my knowledge in the areas of Biology and Physical activity. My goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Sports and Exercise Science and to work for a sporting organisation to improve performance.