Gakenia M Very responsive
Tutoring near Parramatta, Sydney, NSW & Camperdown, Sydney, NSW


About

Hi I'm Gakenia :)

Having just completed the HSC in 2018 and achieved high results including an ATAR of 97.65, I would love to tutor you! I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations) at the University of Sydney.

My strengths lie mainly in essay-based subjects such as History, English and Biology (which to the surprise of most, involves detailed long responses or 'mini essays'). This is reflected in my HSC results, having received a band 6 (mark over 90%) in:
English Advanced, English Extension 1, Modern History, History Extension and Biology.

I personally have greatly benefited from the assistance of others in my studies and appreciate the value of sharing and passing on knowledge. Consequently, I am interested in tutoring students in years 7-12 in the areas of History, English and Science (particularly Biology).

Exams including and particularly the HSC can be stressful and tricky to navigate and as such, my tutoring focuses on advancing both essay and short response writing skills, as well as deepening important analytical skills which can be utilised in a wide range of subjects. I further concentrate on honing exam techniques, including time management and understanding the response necessary for a diverse range of questions. I also provide exemplar sample responses with feedback as examples to assist in the tutoring process.

My primary focus is each student, and as such, my tutoring sessions are specifically designed for each individual, identifying and targeting areas of weakness whilst enhancing and building on strengths. Through this I am committed to assisting each student in achieving their personal best result in exams and assessments whilst ensuring they simultaneously enjoy the learning experience.

I look forward to hearing from and working with you!!

Achievements

  • Academic Proficiency Prize (2015-2018)
  • School House Prefect (2017-18)
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award 2018 (Bronze and Silver Award completed in 2016 and 2017 respectively)
  • HSC Distinguished Achiever 2018
  • Macquarie University Global Leadership Program
  • USYD Dalyell Scholars Program
  • First in the Cohort for English Extension 2
  • Second in the Cohort for Modern History, English Advanced, English Extension 1

Education

Year 12 completed in 2018.
Mark achieved: 97.65 (verified).
Currently studying Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations) at The University of Sydney.

Reviews

Gakenia, tutored my daughter for Bio and also helped with other subjects in her lead up to the HSC. Always on time and always there to help , Emer with studies outside of the tutoring time. Pleasant young woman, and she guided Emer right through her hsc. Thanks again for your help and yes she got her ATAR !
- By Karen O'Sullivan on 24th February 2020

Gakenia is a great tutor, she has helped my grades and my understanding of the courses improve tremendously. She has been a great help for Extension English and Advanced. Would highly recommend her .
- By Maya Khurana on 6th November 2019

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Availability

Around Parramatta

Monday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Around Camperdown

Monday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Travel policy

I tutor at WSU Parramatta City Campus Library as well as at my students homes around the Camperdown, Parramatta and Guildford areas for an additional fee. I am also willing to travel beyond these locations for a further additional negotiable price