Sienna D. Very responsive
Tutoring near Carlton, Melbourne, VIC & Black Rock, Melbourne, VIC & Brighton, Melbourne, VIC


About

Online or in-person tutoring (99.0 ATAR). ****fully booked for 2024**** Hi! I'm Sienna and I graduated in 2020 with an ATAR of 99.0. I am a third year Bachelor of Biomedicine student at The University of Melbourne and aspiring medical student. I am extremely passionate about learning and excited to help other students excel! I offer both in-person and online tutoring via Zoom. I have 3 years experience tutoring 50+ students of various abilities and ages (from years 3-12), across a number of different subjects. My VCE study scores: Biology: 45 (2019) Physical Education: 50 (perfect score) Psychology: 48 Chemistry: scaled 45 Mathematical methods: scaled 44 English language: scaled 42 ABOUT ME Throughout my high school years, I balanced my academic life with training and competing in elite level tennis, which allowed me to develop strong organisational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure. I understand the stress which can arise in all year levels of school, and am a firm believer that ANYONE can do well with the appropriate guidance, study habits, and learning techniques. I love working with people and can offer a patient, compassionate, and personalised approach to tutoring students. *I have also worked as a tennis coach for children (age range 4-12), so have experience with younger folk and love working with primary school students. TUTORING STYLE I create a personalised plan for each student to ensure that we stay on target to reach their goals. This includes a Google Drive Folder and/or OneNote notebook, where all lesson notes are neatly organised by topic/study design and easily accessible to each student. As a tutor, I can: • Break down more complex concepts, such as by creating diagrams, mind maps, etc. • Share study techniques and exam/test strategies. • Provide resources including practice questions/exams/SACS. • Use and share detailed VCE and high school notes for the subjects I undertook, compiled from various sources and expert teachers. These are extremely valuable to help understand content from a perspective other than standard textbooks. • Share tips and tricks from VCAA Chief assessors, exam markers and writers whom I was taught by. Of particular importance for VCE, I can show students how to answer exam-style questions properly and understand exactly what assessors are looking for. I will also be available via text message/phone if students need help with questions or homework outside of tutoring hours. HOURLY RATES - Online: $50 - In-person primary school: $55 - In-person: $60 Group classes classes also available ($35 per person) Please contact me for more information, or if you have any questions about specific subjects! :) I am flexible with my time schedule, so we can arrange a time that suits us both. I also have a valid Working With Children check.

Achievements

  • St Michael's Grammar Prize for significant achievement by a girl in the area of science
  • Perfect study score of 50 in VCE Physical Education
  • Dux of Units 1/2 Psychology (2019)
  • Dux of Units 1/2 Physical Education (2019)
  • Highest achieving student in year 10 Mathematics (2018)
  • Academic Excellence awards in years 6, 7, 8 and 9

Education

Year 12 completed in 2020.
Mark achieved: 99.00 (verified).
Currently studying Bachelor of Biomedicine at University of Melbourne.

Interests

  • Tennis
  • Food and cooking
  • Athletics
  • Travel
  • Reading
  • Running

Reviews

Sienna is a great math tutor and she has really helped me improve my math. I am able to understand the topics better because of her teaching style. I would highly recommend her.
- By Lola on 17th November 2023

Sienna was so incredible with tutoring me for biology throughout year 12 ! Such a lovely girl, very easy to talk to and is very knowledgeable on all the content. She explained everything very clearly, making it so much easier to understand the concepts especially since I struggled to learn the content in my regular classes at school. Absolutely recommend xx
- By Dana B on 14th November 2023

Sienna is absolutely incredible. After the first 2 months of year 12 psychology, I was struggling with the content and had honestly quite low motivation to study for it. Until I came across Sienna. Sienna was very easy to communicate to, always punctual and has a bubbly and approachable personality. Sessions with Sienna were so helpful as she understood when it was a better time to focus on more content related tasks or focus on answering questions for optimal marks. Sienna created a comfortable environment, and allowed me to feel comfortable to ask questions and recieve the help I needed. Sienna provided me with a range of resources to ensure I had full understanding. Over time my confidence in psychology increased, my marks went from barely passing to achieving goals that I wanted to achive, also giving me motivation to study for the subject. Overall, I would highly suggest Sienna to anyone, she is an awesome tutor and I appreciate her so much.
- By alessia torcaso on 12th November 2023

Sienna tutored me for both Unit 3/4 Biology and PE this year and it was wonderful both getting to know her and revising content. Sienna made the tutoring sessions super engaging and explained the content in an understanding but also simplified way if needed. Sienna was extremely organised throughout the year, supplying a heap of extra notes and work for all topics which was easily accessible. Throughout the year especially towards exam period Sienna was super supportive and offered more tutoring sessions each week if needed. I would definitely recommend Sienna as tutor as she made this year both enjoyable and fun when revising and going over content. 😁
- By Summer S on 12th November 2023

Sienna was so helpful this year with 3/4 Psychology and PE. Her way of explaining content to me made it so much easier to understand and allowed me to become more confident with difficult concepts. Would highly recommend!!!
- By Katie on 11th November 2023

Sienna is an excellent teacher! She consistently arrived at each lesson well-prepared, offering questions that helped solidify my understanding of new concepts. Sienna was helpful in tailoring each session, explaining the topics simply and with patience. She taught me how to approach exam questions and gave me helpful tips which were invaluabe in my final exam. Sienna is punctual, responds fast, and is very committed, willing to answer questions out of lesson time.
- By Anonymous on 11th November 2023

Sienna has helped me throughout all of Unit 3/4 biology couldn’t have asked for anyone better to help me with my questions!!! Would definitely recommend to anyone in need of some extra biology help.
- By Rushshi on 10th November 2023

Sienna was so helpful and lovely throughout the year! She really helped me gain confidence academically and I was never afraid to reach out or ask questions. I am so grateful for her assistance and I was able to learn so much and see a huge incline in my SAC results for year 12 :)
- By Molly H on 10th November 2023

I have had Sienna as a tutor for almost a year and have seen massive progress with my maths. She's helped me understand many topics that I struggled with previously and now feel much more confident with maths. She's very reliable and kind, she's been a great tutor!!
- By Kristen on 24th January 2023

Sienna is an amazing tutor who supported me through year 8 maths. With Sienna’s help my grades and confidence improved and I stopped dreading maths lessons. Sienna understands me, she helps me with lots off different study strategies and I always can’t wait for our sessions. I hope to have Sienna as my tutor for many years to come!
- By Imogen Phillips on 13th December 2022

Sienna has been an amazing VCE P.E tutor. She has assisted and helped me develop and advance my knowledge on the VCE P.E Unit 3 & 4 topics. She has provided great summary notes, exam material, revision material, walkthrough past exams, explaining any knowledge gaps and supported me for the whole year. This gave me great confidence and motivation in the subject. I definitely recommend her as a VCE 12 Physical Education tutor.
- By Burak on 1st December 2022

Sienna is a gifted tutor; she has an extraordinary ability to explain complex concepts with clarity and patience. Her kindness, commitment and encouragement have made an enormous difference to our daughter’s self-belief and have lifted her maths results beyond her wildest dreams! We feel very lucky and grateful that our daughter has the benefit of Sienna’s expertise and support. We absolutely recommend Sienna!
- By Lyndal Phillips on 21st November 2022

Character references

Sienna has been tutoring me for a year in Math's and Science, and my grades have improved significantly. She knows all of the content, and explains things in a way that I understand. Sienna is also very flexible and is able to work around things if needed.
- By Isobella Doherty on 1st December 2022

Availability

Around Carlton

Sunday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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 Black Rock

Around Brighton

Sunday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Travel policy

I’m based in Carlton, and can tutor around Black Rock/Beaumaris/Mentone and surrounding areas on a few different days (message me for details!). Happy to tutor at homes or in libraries around the city, Carlton, Fitzroy, St Kilda and surrounding areas, and travel around the bayside area if required! Additional travel fee may apply.