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Category: Language | English

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Hi there! こんにちは! 안녕하세요! 您好!

I'm Laura and I'm Sydney born and raised. Right now I'm freelancing in various jobs including this but did you know that I also host Meetups as well?

A few fun facts about me:
  • I'm a tourism graduate and now studying postgraduate commerce. In the near future, I also plan to become TESOL qualified. I have had exposure to linguistics however as I took a unit of study in the area.
  • I'm a Meetup host for those who are new to Sydney as well as locals who want to expand their social circle.
  • I'm a travel aficinado and have been to 12 countries including Japan and Taiwan.
  • My other hobbies include reading the non-fiction way, the latest technological gadgets, outdoor walks, yoga, running, philosophy and a sprinkle of shopping. Did I mention that I was a foodie as well?
  • I studied Japanese for a year when I was at university, so I'm still learning. I can also speak a bit of Mandarin and Korean.
  • Although English is my native language, if you want to learn basic Spanish conversation, I'm up for that too.

Not only do I have experience teaching English to students but I have also assisted adolescents from different backgrounds in Inner City Sydney hone their creative writing, so I'm adept in understanding your needs and tailoring the lessons to how you want them to be. I'm here to help you become a more proficient English speaker and can assist you whether you need a bit of a hand with your upcoming IELTS exam, improving your English through say song lyrics or just an old fashioned casual chat.

I also enjoy building a strong rapport with students, so let me know a bit more about you. If you need a bit of help with this, some ice-breaker questions could include:

Interested yet? If so, please feel free to book a lesson with me. I can be a good tutor for you if you:
Like to talk a lot while I listen. If you are shy, I will ask some questions to help you.
I'm patient and happy to go over anything you don't understand.
Enthusiastic and willing to be corrected in order to improve.
Willing to get feedback after the lesson on sentences that we went over and improvements on things such as grammar and semantics as well as words you are having trouble with. I will usually give you the lesson review within 24 hours.
Finally, you choose the materials as lessons are about you and your personal growth. If you want me to choose the materials, please let me know. Please note that if you do not request any lesson materials and/or specify, it will be a free talk lesson.

I look forward to meeting you!

This tutor's cancellation policy

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• Less than 2hours before lesson start time.→ 100% of price charged.
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Learn English through lip syncing!

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Have fun learning English through miming your favourite tunes.

To see if my way of teaching is for you.

Debate a topic

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Talking about your view on various topics.

Get to know each other!

15min 500P

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Come and say "Hi".

Speak English through text

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Come and learn written English through Skype text.

Learn English through cooking

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Improve your English by stepping into the world of recipes and cookin...

Free talk= Your choice of topic

45min 1,500P

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A lesson where you can talk about anything you like while improving y...

Ask me anything

15min 600P

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Anything you need help with? Come and ask me.

Let's debate news articles

40min 1,400P

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We can have a discussion about the latest news together!

Speak to me

30min 1,300P

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If you want to practice your public speaking skills with me as your a...

Listening lesson- Australian style!

25min 1,100P

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A lesson that will help you understand the Aussie dialect of English.

Proofreading (Standard)

0min 1,500P

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If you want me to look over anything you have written to ensure that ...

English for travel

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This is your chance to brush up on some essential phrases when travel...

Quick chat in English

15min 600P

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For busy people who want to quickly practice their English.

Converse in English through food.

40min 1,200P

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Let's converse in English by having a coffee or a meal in front of ou...

English for marketing

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If you want to learn how to write compelling content in English.

Want to improve your English through going on a photographic journey?

Learn English the Australian way!

40min 1,100P

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Learn the Australian dialect of English, tailored in a way that best ...

Let's chat in English!

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Let me take you on a English speaking journey that you will never for...

Improve your English Grammar

30min 800P

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For those wanting to hone their English grammar skills.

Let's learn idioms

30min 900P

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Introduction English 101

30min 600P

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A lesson that is tailored to what you want to learn.

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Laura D

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English Native
Spanish Daily conversation
Portuguese Just a few words
Japanese Just a few words
Chinese Just a few words

Diploma of Tourism (Management)



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