Tutoring Services

Both 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

Academic Writing Help:

Tutoring is available for both on-campus and off-campus/distance education students. Lake Macquarie Campus students can obtain help in the Dyson-Williams Study Room on the upper level of the Library. Off-campus and on-campus students can Schedule an Appointment via the Library booking system, or submit requests via email. 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.
For further information on Tutor Services look here, Tutor Service processes, Online assignment review process

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT book a tutor of choice:
Book with Georgiana
Book with Nicole
Book with Nadine

Students may also request academic writing tutoring help by emailing the tutors.

Numeracy Help

Numeracy help is available to all students via booked appointments (including phone support for off-campus students) or by emailing enquiries to mathtutors@avondale.edu.au . The phone number for support is 0249802152.


Tutors can be contacted as follows:
Phone: 02 4980 2367
Email: Tutors (tutors@avondale.edu.au)

LMC Upper Library floor plan showing location of the tutor's office.

Sydney Campus

Academic support is available for Sydney Campus students during semester times by appointment. Please use links below to make a booking. The tutor's weekly availability is displayed in the appointment diary and tutoring sessions are held in their office.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT book a tutor of choice:
Book with Michelle
Book with Sharon

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.
• Kenton Shields is available on Wednesdays. Please email kenton.shields@avondale.edu.au to arrange an appointment. The Sydney library holds information and resources for IELTS assistance.


As well as personal help from the tutors, the following documents provide information and examples designed to help students write better essays.

Academic Writing Skills

Academic Writing
Basic Essay Structure
Writing an Introduction
Writing a Conclusion
Reflective Writing
Thesis Statement

Brainstorming an essay
In-text citations
Three common sentence errors
Connecting ideas in academic writing

Writing a Book Critique
Writing a Business Report
Writing a Response to a Case Study
Writing an exegesis

Model essay A
Model essay B
Model essay C
Six steps to a superior essay

Academic Research Skills

Critical Thinking
Understanding the Question

Academic Organisation Skills

Coming soon!