About PB Tutoring
At PB Tutoring, our highest priority is helping students achieve their personal best.
Our philosophy is founded on the belief that all individuals have the potential to attain results that exceed expectations, an ideal which drives our teaching practices and course materials.
Unlike most tutoring businesses, our focus is on you and your individual strengths and weaknesses, allowing us to provide tuition that will help you achieve the best possible results.
Other features that set us apart include:
A focus on teaching.
At PB Tutoring we don’t just know our stuff, we’re also able to teach it. Communicating effectively is our top priority to ensure that all information is easy to understand for students.
Skills focussed lessons.
When it comes to English tutoring, writing, comprehension and exam skills are often just as important as course content. Our lessons are structured to ensure that key skills are constantly developed.
Our singular focus on English and humanities subjects makes us experts in essays.
Integrity in everything we do.
At PB Tutoring, we pride ourselves on our honest, fair and approachable manner. We always welcome feedback from parents and students and do everything we can to make the tutoring experience as profitable and enjoyable as possible for every student.
Why Choose Us?
At PB Tutoring, our focus is on you and what we can do to help your child succeed and achieve their personal best.
What sets us apart from other companies is that we personally invest ourselves in the achievements of every student. More importantly, we recognise that there is a difference between knowing information and knowing how to teach it to our students.
For example, as English tutors we know that an essay is any short composition in prose that undertakes to methodically analyse and evaluate a matter. But that’s not going to mean very much to a student, so at PB Tutoring we tailor our teaching methods to each and every individual, enabling the best results to be achieved.
Take essay writing for example:
If your child loves science, we explain thesis statements as hypotheses and points of argument as the methodological steps taken to prove a premise.
For mathematically minded students, we explain essays as equations – a simple addition of parts to create a whole.
If your child is an avid fan of baking then essay writing will become a piece of cake… literally. Each layer of sponge is a body paragraph, and the thesis the thick layer of icing that links all the different parts together.
No matter what, we make meaning clear, with this approach leading to over 95 per cent of past students achieving a Band 5 or higher in HSC English.
Because at PB Tutoring, not only do we know what we’re talking about, we know how to teach it.
Meet Our Team
Proprietor and Senior English Tutor
I began working as an English and essay writing tutor in 2011, and in this time have supported over 400 students in their HSC and tertiary studies. I’m very passionate about what I do and am highly motivated, which drove me to independently open PB tutoring in 2013.
Prior to this, I spent two years working at three well-established tutoring companies simultaneously, an experience which granted me a unique insight into which tutoring methods achieve results and which are less effective. As such, I have a very pragmatic approach to teaching and am constantly revising my methods to consistently provide the highest calibre of tuition.
In terms of qualifications, I personally completed the HSC in 2010 receiving a result of 96 or above across English Advanced, Extension 1 and Extension 2,. I was also awarded a Premier’s Award for All Round Excellence in the HSC. I graduated from UNSW in 2014 at the top of my cohort with a Media and Communications degree.
I have been working part-time as an English tutor since 2013, whilst concurrently completing a BABEd in Secondary Education, majoring in the study area of English at UTS, and a BA majoring in Professional Writing and Publishing through Open Universities.
I was drawn to teaching because of my passion for reading and writing, and aim to inspire that same love of literature within my students. To achieve this, I differentiate all of my lessons to cater to each individual student's needs and interests, and guide them to see their own potential in the meaning-making process.
Further, I am a highly driven individual always striving for excellence in all that I do. This same desire to strive for continued excellence is a value I impart to all my students, helping them to understand the long-term benefits of applying themselves to become more accomplished and capable in both their studies and all aspects of life.
Junior English Tutor
I am a qualified English teacher, having completed my degree in Secondary Education (majoring in English and minoring in drama) at the University of New South Wales in 2017. I have been working as a teacher since that time, and currently spend my days as an English and learning support teacher at a local all-Girl’s high school.
In addition to teaching at schools, I have been a part-time tutor since 2014, and in this time have worked closely with HSC English students and University students to improve their comprehension abilities, analytical skills and overall writing competence.
On a personal note, I chose to teach and tutor English after having witnessed first hand the successes and failures of individuals based on their ability to communicate their ideas to the world, effectively positioning English, in my mind, as the backbone of education. As a tutor, I am given the rare opportunity to work with students one-on-one and give them the attention necessary for success. All lesson plans are carefully crafted for the individual student in mind, to ensure the time I spend with them is tailored to their needs and the best possible results are achieved.