Tutoring ServicesBoth on-campus and distance students have access to academic tutoring services located on both the Lake Macquarie and Sydney Campuses. Students requiring literacy, numeracy, essay writing and referencing tuition can access this tutoring support by visiting the tutor on their respective campus.
Want to improve your essay writing skills? This essay feedback form will help you reflect on the various aspects of essay writing. Your tutor will also use this to provide you specific feedback.
Lake Macquarie Campus
Tutoring is available for Lake Macquarie Campus students in the Dyson-Williams Study Room on the upper level of the Library. There are three tutors who are able to help students with all stages of their assignments. This includes helping the student to decipher an assignment topic and come up with an approach to the topic, and to locate appropriate resources. Help is also offered with referencing issues and tutors will also look over an assignment draft and comment on its structure/focus/referencing/expression/etc., and suggest how the student might resolve any problems. Tutors are also there to support any academic problem, to help resolve the problem. If the tutors cannot assist they can suggest someone who can. If the office is unattended, please leave your assignments in the boxes provided.
Students may also request tutoring help by emailing the tutors.
Semester Tutoring Hours:
Monday : 11.00am - 1.00pm (Laurie*)
Monday : 1.00pm - 3.00pm (Georgiana**)
Tuesday: 9.00am - 11.00am (Carla***)
Tuesday: 11.00am - 1.00pm (Laurie*)
Tuesday: 1.00pm - 3.00pm (Georgiana**)
Wednesday: 9.00am - 3.00pm (Carla***)
Thursday: 9.00am - 3.00pm (Carla***)
Friday: 9.00am - 3.00pm (Georgiana**)
As a result of the availability arrangements noted below, there will be no face-to-face tutors available from 14 - 16 August.
* Laurie will not be available for face-to-face sessions until later in the semester - check back for dates to be advised. You can contact Laurie via email (see below) or by placing your assignment in the Drop-in Box outside the Tutors Den.
** Georgiana is available alternate weeks beginning Week 1 (i.e. Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13)
*** Carla will not be available in Week 1, and on Tuesday and Wednesday in Week 2
Laurie Meintjes, Carla Kent, and Georgiana Sullivan can all be contacted as follows:
Phone: 02 4980 2367
Email: Tutors (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LMC Upper Library floor plan showing location of the tutor's office.
Academic support is available for Sydney Campus students during semester times by appointment at reception. The tutor's weekly availability is displayed in the appointment diary and tutoring sessions are held in their office.
Appointments: Reception 02 9480 3630
English as a Second Language and those who are preparing for IELTS:
Students (On-campus and Distance) who require assistance and ongoing support for English as a second language and who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) should check:
• On the Sydney Campus for available sessions conducted by trained personnel to develop English language ability and assist with understanding grammar, sentence construction, writing, reading and comprehension of English.
• Available appointment times are located in a booking folder held at reception on the first floor in the Nursing Building at Wahroonga. The Sydney library holds information and resources for IELTS assistance.
ASSIGNMENT HELPAs well as personal help from the tutors, the following documents provide information and examples designed to help students write better essays.
Brainstorming an essay
Three common sentence errors
Model essay A
Model essay B
Model essay C
Six steps to a superior essay
Writing a book critique
Writing a business report
Writing a reaction piece