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Abbey

Grace Roodenrys

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Grace is a renowned English tutor. Her academic record and her extensive tutoring experience is without doubt unmatched in Australia. Grace has six years of tutoring epxerience, after placing outright 1$^\text{st}$ in NSW for English Advanced and 5$^\text{th}$ for English Ext. 1 in 2018. Grace also graduated with Honours First Class and the University Medal in English at the University of Sydney, where she was also awarded a number of academic prizes for her English studies.

Grace offers an unparalleled level of specialisation in high-school English.

After working with hundreds of HSC students, Grace has developed perhaps the most extensive experience and understanding of the HSC English syllabus in the country. She is highly familiar with most, if not all, typically HSC studied texts. There are few tutors out there who offer Grace's level of experience, fewer still who do so after having placed 1$^\text{st}$ in NSW for English and only Grace who also won the University Medal in English Literature from the University of Sydney.

Grace is the single option for students who are looking for the single best English tutor in Australia.

Subjects Taught:

English
English
HSC English Adv.
HSC English Adv.
HSC English Ext. 1
HSC English Ext. 1
HSC English Ext. 2
HSC English Ext. 2
HSC English Std.
HSC English Std.
IB Language and Literature
IB Language and Literature
IB Literature
IB Literature

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Results and Qualifications:

  • ATAR: 99.75
  • State Ranks: 1$^\text{st}$ in NSW for English Advanced, 5$^\text{th}$ in NSW for English Extension 1
  • School: Mount Carmel College (Dux and 1st in Candidature for all Subjects)
  • University Undergraduate: University Medal and First Class Honours in English Literature from the University of Sydney
  • University Postgraduate: The University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  • Subjects: English Advanced (99/100, 1$^\text{st}$ in NSW), English Extension 1 (50/50, 5$^\text{th}$ in NSW), English Extension 2 (48/50), Modern History (96/100), Business Studies (94/100), Studies of Religion (93/100)
  • The University of Sydney Honours Scholarship
  • Maxwell E Arthur Prize for Australian Literature at the University of Sydney
  • Michael Orange Prize for English at the University of Sydney
  • Maud Stiles Prize for English at the University of Sydney
  • Dalyell Scholar at the University of Sydney
  • Clarendon Scholarship (University of Oxford)
  • University College Humanities Award (University of Oxford)

Approach to Tutoring:

Grace's approach to teaching English is highly personalised. It is determined equally by the strengths and weaknesses of each student, and aims to build off what a student 'already knows' to make English a more accessible, intuitive and ultimately exciting area of study. Grace helps students to see English as both structured or linear and as something larger than its parts. While she breaks down the subject to allow for clarity and focused goal-setting – moving from textual analysis, to conceptual synthesis, to effective essay-writing and exam-specific adaptation – she also works to foster the breadth of vocabulary and genuine critical thinking that ensure exceptional results. She works closely with students to help them manage their time outside lessons, and empowers them to develop a clear sense of their own academic goals.

Biography:

Grace attended Mount Carmel College, where she graduated Dux, placing first in her candidature for all her HSC subjects. She commenced a Bachelor of Arts/Law at the University of Sydney, and has since worked in legal research at the University of Cambridge and the University of Sydney. After studying and working in the law for four years she decided to solely pursue her passion for English. She is currently pursuing postgraduate English study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom furthering her passion for American poetry.

Outside lessons, Grace can be found reading, writing and reviewing poems. Her own writing has been published in various literary journals. She has a long-standing passion for volunteer work, and is currently a board member of a national charity providing mentoring to school students in out-of-home care.

Testimonials:

Premier Tutors is a phenomenal service which has helped me deeply in reaching my full potential for the HSC examination. The teachers are truly phenomenal, coming from the top schools in Sydney and also deeply informed in their areas of expertise. It's an inspiring experience and definitely something you should consider if you want to improve on your current knowledge and aim towards academic excellence.

I was lucky enough to have Grace as my teacher for year 12, her expertise in all areas of English has helped me to gain deeper insight into my own areas of study to produce works that are of extremely high level. Her passion for English and understanding of literature as a whole has also been deeply inspiring, propelling me to think critically about English texts on an analytical, creative and discursive level. I am really lucky to have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing and talented tutor!

Student at Meriden School (Rank 1 in English Advanced)

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