Alana H Very responsive
Tutoring near Hawthorn, Melbourne, VIC & Malvern, Melbourne, VIC


About

Hi! My name is Alana and I graduated from Lauriston Girls' School in 2019 with an IB score of 42/45 (ATAR 99.25). I am currently studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University. I have two years of tutoring experience and can adapt my teaching style and method to best suit you to help you achieve your goals!

I am happy to tutor the following IB subjects, and have listed the scores I got for each one:
- Economics HL: 7/7
- Chemistry HL: 7/7
- Physics HL: 6/7
- Maths SL: 7/7

I also have experience teaching Units 1-4 VCE Chemistry, Units 1-4 VCE Maths Methods, and Units 1-4 Further Maths.

I believe that it is so important to really understand key concepts and the dot points in the subject guides, instead of rote learning content. We can work through these together to ensure that you have a sound understanding of all the course content. I can also provide help with IAs and structuring your assignments.

If you have any questions or would like to try a lesson with me, send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Achievements

  • Captain of Boats (2019) and Athletics Captain (2019)
  • Debating pocket and distinction (2018)

Education

Year 12 completed in 2019.
Mark achieved: 99.25.
Currently studying Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University.

Reviews

Alana tutored me for 3/4 methods and chemistry this year. She was a great support and had a really good way of explaining concepts and helping understand topics. Alana was always happy to cater around times which worked for me, making it much easier to navigate especially when SACs and other busy periods were coming up. I highly recommend Alana!! I found her to be a great help and our sessions gave me that extra bit of confidence and assurance when it came to SACs.
- By Zoe on 16th November 2021

Alana was absolutely fantastic with helping my son prepare for his IB exams. She patiently coached him through high level chemistry. He was really struggling but with Alana's help he felt that he performed very well on the exam. We were so happy with her approach that we asked her to help out in Physics as well. She always made herself available and was very reliable. I can't speak highly enough of her tutoring skills not to mention that she is a lovely person!
- By Alane on 13th November 2021

Alana started tutoring me for further in year 12 and she helped me so much. From a student who would struggle to understand content she helped me break it down and go through many practice questions together. On top of that, Alana knew how I best learnt and what I needed assistance on, so she was able to focus on what I really needed help with in order to succeed. I highly recommend Alana also because she is such a friendly and kind soul and I have been able to build a friendship with her also over this year of tutoring, which has made me excel in a subject I wasn’t originally fond of.
- By Kat on 8th November 2021

I can highly recommend Alana Hayes-Chen who recently provided Spanish ab initio tutoring for my teenage son who is completing the IB Diploma/Year 12. Alana communicated with us promptly and worked with our schedule to provide intensive tutoring to an extremely high standard. Her skills in this subject were very evident, and her ability to convey information clearly meant that my son achieved his goals. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alana to any potential student seeking tutoring, not only in Spanish but a number of other IB subjects. Thank you Alana!
- By Jacquie C on 9th March 2021

Alana was a great tutor for our year 9 daughter. The lessons really helped get Rosie through a difficult study time, and being on-line meant they were easy to organise. Thanks Alana!
- By Kim Roberts on 12th January 2021

Alana is a really great tutor, very knowledgeable and very adept at helping to give a more in-depth understanding for each topic. She was a really huge help in getting ready for exams and would recommend for anyone doing IB chem.
- By Issy on 7th November 2020

I enlisted Alana's help for chemistry SL towards the end of my IB Diploma Program, and despite the reasonably short amount of time we had together before my final exams, she helped me tremendously. Alana set up a comfortable learning environment which was personalised to target my specific concerns within the subject and she was able to use her personal experience as a past IB student to clearly communicate concepts in a way that would be directly applicable to the exams. Each session was highly engaging and they not only worked to improve my general abilities in the subject, but the confidence I had in myself. Overall I would highly recommend Alana to any student seeking help in chemistry or any other topic she offers.
- By Rosie Blight on 1st November 2020

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Availability

Around Hawthorn

Sunday 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM

Around Malvern

Travel policy

I conduct lessons online via. Zoom, or can alternatively travel to your house, meet at a convenient library at an additional cost.