Teodora S Very responsive
Tutoring near Castle Hill, Sydney, NSW & West Pennant Hills, Sydney, NSW


About

**all lessons are currently being conducted online to support safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus**

Hi! My name is Teodora, and I've been tutoring for over 5 years, yielding great progress and results with a band 6 average for the subjects I tutor. I have worked closely with over 60 students in this time, and weekly I assist between 20 and 30 students, both during and after class hours.

Previously, I've worked at a selective high school in the Sydney CBD as a tutor, and have also contributed to an online HSC forum, ATARnotes, which included study note writing and answering students' questions.

Education:
I graduated from USYD in 2019 with a combined degree of Advanced Science and Economics.
I graduated from SCEGGS Darlinghurst in 2014 with an ATAR of 97.2 and would love to tutor:
*English (Standard, Adv or Ext 1) - band 6 in Adv (94/100) and Ext 1 english (47/50)
*Biology & Chemistry - band 6 (I also tutor junior science)
*Maths (general or 2 unit) - band 6
*Economics - band 6
*I work with an expert maths tutor (ATAR 99.95) who can teach standard, advanced, or Extension 1 maths. Please message me if interested to work with him to discuss rates.

I have been teaching the new syllabus since it was introduced, and am very familiar with the requirements and expectations.


***CURRENTLY TAKING NEW STUDENTS FOR 2020***

-->Any students years K-12!

***I offer both in person and online lessons***

What I offer:

During high school I learnt that you can never go over an idea too many times - hearing the concepts you learn at school in different ways is really helpful to make sure you fully understand all ideas and can apply these to any exam question. We focus on the requirements of the new syllabus to make sure everything is covered.

I work closely with my students, tracking their progress so I can tailor lessons accordingly. I am often in constant communication, happy to answer any questions over email/text outside of class hours. I also develop homework sheets for subjects such as maths and science to complement lessons and ensure content is fully understood. If additional help is required nearing exam blocks or assessment task due dates, my schedule is flexible enough to allow for extra or longer sessions, or even online classes.

Online lessons are conducted via skype/audio call, onenote or google docs, and screenshare if necessary. This is offered for all subjects except maths. The lessons conducted here are the same as in person, and allows students who can't make it at a certain time or who live far away to still get the benefit of private teaching. They are great for time flexibility aswell, as I am willing to have online sessions as early or as late as required (so this is perfect around exam/assessment time as well as regular lessons). Anyone around NSW with a computer and wifi is able to sign up for these lessons.

Additional online help:
I offer my detailed Preliminary and HSC notes (i.e. years 11 and 12) to all of my regular students free of charge, however they are also available for purchase to anyone. Notes are for:
*English Advanced (my essays, creative writing etc).
*English Extension
*Biology
*Economics
For each subject: $10 per module, or $30 for the whole year.

Additionally, I offer one-off essay/creative/report editing:
--> $20 for a general overview
--> $90 (recommended) for extremely detailed feedback of what to remove and include, with rewording of ideas to make sure they are concise and answer the question, as well as the syllabus dot points. Also includes a detailed breakdown of the exam question, structure suggestions, and a summary of the context and main themes of the text.


Availabilities/Location:
I hold my tutoring sessions at Castle Hill Library, and am available to tutor weekly, but I'm happy to add in sessions if needed. I also have no issue answering questions sent over email or text outside of class hours. For online lessons, all that's needed is laptop and wifi, so I can take on students from all around NSW.

Lesson rates:
1h: $75
1.5h: $115
2h: $150
For longer lessons, usually held as revision sessions nearing final exams, just send me a message and we can work out a price.

For all subjects, especially english, many students send me essays, creative writing practice etc which I review at an additional cost depending on the length of the file and the amount of editing required, so feel free to message me to discuss pricing for this.

I am happy to do group sessions for a reduced cost per person, please enquire for more details.

I tutor not only during the school term, but during all school holidays for keen students, especially year 11 and 12 students who are studying all year round.

Please send me a message if interested to discuss availabilities :)

Achievements

  • Dux of Putney Public School (2008)
  • Distinction in English at SCEGGS Darlinghurst, 2010 - 2011 (ICAS)
  • Results in the top 10% of students in Australia for the selective Australian Gifted and Talented Science Discovery Program (2013)
  • University high distinction average (2018)
  • Combined Bachelor's degree majoring in Physiology, Economics, and Agricultural Economics

Education

Interests

  • Learning new languages
  • Travelling
  • Swimming
  • Baking

Reviews

Teodora has been an outstanding tutor throughout year 11 and 12, where she ensured I fully understood the concepts and was very patient. I struggled tremendously at the start of year 11 with a new HSC English syllabus, however with her help, she allowed to me to unlock my full potential and excel allowing me to achieve a raw HSC mark of 90 in English Advanced. Not only was she extremely helpful during our lessons but whenever I had a question or needed her to read over my drafts she would be extremely responsive as well as flexible when I needed more assistance during my HSC. Teodora is an amazing tutor and i could not have been successful in English without her. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!
- By Royce Bunnag on 3rd February 2020

Teodora is a really great tutor who is really patient and is incredibly charismatic. over this past year she has ensured that i understand concepts fluently and provides various methods of teaching to suit ones needs and skill level. more specifically in english, teodora assisted me in achieving an overall percentage of 93% in advanced english. and this year teodora helped me achieve a 14/15 in english by sitting down with me and understanding my perspective of the texts, reading over my drafts and provided really insightful information into how i can develop as a writer.
- By Yasmine Nasri on 9th January 2020

Teodora has been a massive help throughout year 11 and year 12, particularly in regards to English. With her help, I achieved an 86 in HSC English, and my sister achieved and 88. Without her, those results would not have been possible!
- By Maddie on 28th December 2019

Teodora was a great tutor throughout year 12, where through her help I was able to excel in HSC English with a raw mark of 97. She is a really great tutor and I would highly recommend her!
- By Arta on 25th December 2019

Teodora tutored my son, Lachlan, in Advanced English during year 12. She helped him achieve much higher school rankings over the year and his HSC result was amazing. I can’t thank Teodora enough and would highly recommend her.
- By Craig Sutton on 18th December 2019

Teodora has been of tremendous help throughout the year! She is understanding, knowledgeable and very reliable. I would not have made it into my dream uni course without her help!
- By Leanne on 7th March 2018

Character references

Teodora is genuine and hardworking. She is amazing, patient, professional and has a wealrh of knowledge which is continuously updated. Her reliabilty and performance is of the highest of standard. I would tecommend Teodora very highly and student that has her should feel privileged and blessed. What are you waiting for? You will never regret it!
- By Zdenka on 13th February 2020

Teodora has achieved outstanding results throughout high school and university. She is patient with her students and is skilled at finding new ways to explain concepts, which is a great help with difficult problems in all kinds of subject areas.
- By Katie on 7th March 2018

Availability

Around Castle Hill

Sunday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Around West Pennant Hills

Sunday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Travel policy

I tutor at Castle Hill Library, but also offer online lessons (all subjects except maths) for those who cannot travel to me. The lessons conducted here are the same as in person, and allows students who can't make it at a certain time or who live far away to still get the benefit of private teaching. They are great for time flexibility aswell, as I am willing to have online sessions as early or as late as required (so this is perfect around exam/assessment time as well as for regular lessons).