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Tutoring near South Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC & Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC


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Rate

$60 per hour

Services

  • One-to-one tuition
  • Group tuition
  • Home visits
  • Phone help
  • Online help

About

My name is Elena! I'm a 29 year old medical scientist at the Royal Children's Hospital, with 8 years of tutoring experience.

I began tutoring while completing my masters, and fell in love with educating young students and helping them regain their confidence in science and specifically, biology.

I love inspiring my students to enjoy the topics they're studying and see how its relative to the the real world. I find once students see how the topic matters, they're much more interested and learn better.

My qualifications include:
Bachelor of Science
Graduate Diploma of Science - Genetics
Masters of Biomedical Science - Cancer Genetics

Private lessons prices $60/hour, group classes only $25/hour!

Achievements

  • Helen R Freeman scholarship recipient
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Graduate Diploma of Science
  • Masters of Biomedical Science
  • GTAC Scientist Mentor
  • Currently employed by the Royal Children's Hospital

Education

I completed 7 years of tertiary studies at the University of Melbourne, having completed a Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma of Science and Masters of Biomedical science.

Recipient of the Helen R Freeman scholarship

I have been tutoring for 8 years, and was also employed by the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) as a scientist mentor conducting science experiments with high school children

Interests

  • Comic book movies
  • Guitar
  • Cooking

Reviews

One of the best decisions I made this year was to have Elena tutor me in 3/4 biology. Last year I really struggled to understand the concepts however with Elenas help my grades have increased massively and so has my enjoyment of the subject. What makes Elena such a good tutor is her ability to explain challenging concepts, if I am struggling with a concept Elena uses different explanations and analogies to make sure that I understand. Aside for her amazing tutoring ability she is also one of the nicest people I know and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to every bio student!
- By Jessi on 17th August 2021

I have been very impressed with Elena’s knowledge and commitment to my son’s learning in Unit 3 & 4 Biology. Elena is a great teacher, knowledgeable, and very responsive to any questions we have had. Elena has shared a bank of resources and practice questions which have been invaluable to our son’s learning of the Biology curriculum this year. We have seen a big difference in our son’s engagement with the subject and ultimately the results he is achieving. I would highly recommend Elena!
- By Justine on 16th August 2021

Elena is a really good tutor. I enjoy learning in her class. She explains the complex concepts very clearly and she goes through the concepts again when I don't understand. She also provides students with Practice questions which I personally think they are very helpful. I have actually seen my progress in biology from year 11 to year 12! I am very happy with it and I highly recommend to get tutoring from Elena.
- By Keerti on 15th August 2021

My experience with Elena's tutoring has been phenomenal, perfect for students who are either struggling or students who want to excel. The lessons include in depth coverage of content, broken down into easy to understand steps. In addition provides an abundance of recourses such as practice questions, and many of her own practice sacs, perfect for applying concepts that have been learned to questions, maximizing marks. She has tons of knowledge about the curriculum, ensuring the targeted practice and knowledge that is required in order to achieve the best results.

The amount of effort and care she puts into answering students' questions, helping them apply knowledge to scenarios and, I highly recommend this tutor over many others.
- By Faraz on 15th August 2021

Very impressed with Elena’s knowledge and commitment to my daughter’s learning. She is friendly, responsive to questions and has a bank of resources to challenge the student further. Highly recommend
- By Sue S on 15th August 2021

Elena has tutored me in year 12 unit 3 and 4 Biology, She has been amazing always available to help when needed, she is very friendly, makes me feel very comfortable asking questions. Normally I don't particularly look forward to tutoring sessions but I really enjoy learning at my own pace and in ways that I can understand with Elena making tutoring sessions fun! Elena also has a wide range of updated and useful resources that are better then what my school provides me with, I would highly recommend Elena to anyone for biology tutoring! :)
- By Charlotte Drake on 15th August 2021

Elena is a phenomenal teacher, very down to Earth and practical when explaining concepts. As a Year 12 student studying Biology, her lessons as well as detailed practice questions she provides has been a tremendous help in shaping my understanding. Highly recommend!
- By Gabrielle on 28th June 2021

Elena is by far one of the best tutors I've ever met. She makes learning easy and has a strong passion for Biology which can be seen in her teaching ways. She's engaging and always makes the effort to make sure everyone understands, even through the toughest parts of Biology. Overall, an amazing teacher, 1000% recommend!
- By Elizabeth Bobby on 7th November 2020

Elena is highly skilled and very knowledgeable in biology. She has helped a great deal in my learning which has been shown through my greatly improved scores in the subject. I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend her.
- By Jemma Cree on 9th October 2020

Elena S Is a blessing to have as a biology tutor. She really knows her work, and is able to teach in a way that's enjoyable. when teaching she is flexible and can adapt to individuals particular needs. Currently as year 12 student studying biology, She has really helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses, and is a fun and easy person to learn from. : )
- By pranav pillay on 7th October 2020

Absolutely amazing tutor, she clearly explains every question I ask and can do it in multiple ways too. Also add in a lot of humour too which makes the classes funny. Always knows her stuff and is able to answer any question I have. All in all, amazing teacher and would recommend her to anyone.
- By Jordy on 12th September 2020

Elena has been absolutely amazing this year- I honestly don't know what I would of done without her. She is so intelligent and the way that she can answer any and every question I had helped me so much. I know I definitely would not of gotten the results I received through the year without all of her help- Elena is the best!!
- By Tayla Kleeven on 11th September 2020

Elena tutored my daughter in Year 12 biology via Skype. My daughter was not very confident with biology. Immediately Elena put my daughter at ease, was very approachable and made her lessons easy to relate to and understand. My daughters biology teacher noticed a difference in her confidence and knowledge of biology. Her SAC results improved considerably. Elena was very flexible with times and was available for extra tutoring if necessary. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were to find Elena. Thank you Elena,
- By Lynne Husson on 17th November 2019

Elena tutored my daughter in Year 12 biology via Skype. My daughter was not very confident with biology. Immediately Elena put my daughter at ease, was very approachable and made her lessons easy to relate to and understand. My daughters biology teacher noticed a difference in her confidence and knowledge of biology. Her SAC results improved considerably. Elena was very flexible with times and was available for extra tutoring if necessary. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were to find Elena. Thank you Elena,
- By Lynne Husson on 17th November 2019

Elena tutored my daughter in Year 12 biology via Skype. My daughter was not very confident with biology. Immediately Elena put my daughter at ease, was very approachable and made her lessons easy to relate to and understand. My daughters biology teacher noticed a difference in her confidence and knowledge of biology. Her SAC results improved considerably. Elena was very flexible with times and was available for extra tutoring if necessary. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were to find Elena. Thank you Elena,
- By Lynne Husson on 17th November 2019

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We engaged Elena to help motivate our daughter in Year 8 who was finding online learning difficult during this lockdown period and was also very unmotivated to learn. Elena has engaged really well with our daughter and explains the technical side of science in everyday language and uses really good analogies that help the understanding and retention of what she needs to know.
- By Heather Rogers on 11th September 2020

Availability

Around South Melbourne

Monday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Around Melbourne

Monday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Travel policy

Happy to negotiate an additional fee if travel greater than 10 km is required