EducationMy name is Sinead and I provide friendly, professional and personalised tutoring for Sydney students completing the International Baccalaureate in year 11 or 12.
I completed the IB diploma with 7s in all subjects , resulting in the highest possible score of 45 (equivalent to an ATAR of 99.95).
Subjects I tutor:
English A Literature HL and SL
Psychology HL and SL
Italian ab initio SL
I am able to meet students at Burwood library, the University of Sydney or my own home, located near Epping.
I can provide effective support in understanding content, IA and essay writing, exam preparation and other IB tips to help students excel in the IB program.
ExperienceI am currently completing a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Sydney, where I am the recipient of the Outstanding Achievers Scholarship, the John Aitken Scholarship, the Fairfax Prize, and the 2014 Academic Merit Prize. I also received the Australian Student Prize for my IB and ATAR scores.
I have a NSW Working With Children Check and over 2 years of tutoring experience for the IB. I am passionate about helping students to improve and excel in the IB program.
Please contact me for more information and to check availabilities.
HobbiesReading, writing, travelling
Client Reviews (10)
Sinead is a very friendly and professional tutor that has mentored me throughout the IB. She has helped me improve my essay writing and English exam technique, which have been invaluable. Sinead's detailed knowledge of the IB English course and genuine interest in helping her students ultimately allows her to be a very capable and approachable tutor/mentor.
I have been very lucky to have Sinead as my tutor for English and psychology. She was extremely helpful while I was preparing for my English internal assessments. Not only did she provide detailed feedback but she also encouraged me to try my best all the time. She always responds to my emails in a short period of time and gives very useful feedback. She is patient, kind and a very structured tutor, I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for help.
Sinead has improved my confidence immensely in my IB English studies. Her advice is always encouraging, constructive and easy to understand. She explains aspects of the english course based on her own experience and perspective as an IB student which I found very helpful, as she completely understood my struggle with areas such as the literary commentary.
Sinead is highly proficient in tutoring Italian. She boosted my confidence in the oral component and also made me very competent in the writing and reading sections. This helped me gain the highest Grade 7 for my final Italian ab initio exams. Sinead has a very systematic and professional approach in her teaching.
My son was reluctant to have any tutoring before he started tutoring with Sinead. Now he enjoys going to Sinead's tutoring session !!! Sinead is a great tutor. She structures each session thoughtfully in a professional manner to help him to focus and achieve the maximum result. With her encouraging and constructive advice, my son has improved significantly in his IB English assignment with high confidence and competence. I am really impressed by Sinead's high standard.
Sinead is a great English tutor; she is very knowledgeable and has really good explanations in a wide range of literary, historical, and philosophical topics. She is very encouraging, even to students like me who lacks competence and confidence in english. She has definitely improved my marks at school and in exams.
Sinead is a great tutor! Easy to talk to and ask questions. She has helped me significantly in English, she's broken down for me how to analyse and write commentaries making it a lot easier for me. She also helps me with my Italian too whenever I am confused with a certain tense or topic, she'll explain it to me clearly and work with me until I understand it completely :)
Sinead was extremely helpful in both psychology and english. She helped to break down the complexity of the topics and overall gave me a better understanding of the subjects.
I've had the best tutoring sessions with Sinead!!! I improved so much on my writing skills in the Commentaries and Essays! It's all largely thanks to her help!! In only two lessons, I could understand what the IB wants of the student in English! It was amazing :D
I've a son who is very reluctant to have tutoring and Sinead has started to work with him very well. She's thoughtful and patient, tailoring the work to his attitude and needs. She seems very well prepared and fits the maximum into the time available. This has helped him to be more focussed on his revision and much better directed in his preparation for the remaining IB assignments.
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