Did you know UTS Housing has a team of dedicated in-house tutors here to help you with your studies? The tutoring team are all picked from the residential community and have excellent results in their subjects. They also have previous teaching or tutoring experience, and some serious qualifications –think Masters degree or PhD candidate.
On top of all that, they’re a bunch of fun, friendly and genuinely talented people.
Killian is a Masters of Business student from Orléans, France. As well as having a passion for French cooking, he enjoys working with numbers and has a Bachelor in Business Administration under his belt already. He achieved highly in Accounting for Managerial Decisions before being recruited to the team.
Killian tutored students through the demanding Accounting for Business Decisions A & B subjects this year.
“Killian has been a great tutor, always making sure no one is left behind and explaining if someone is not sure about a specific exercise,” said Will, one of his students.
“Overall I think these tutorial sessions have been very helpful,” he added.
Killian recently finished his Australian studies and will be returning to France for 2017. Thank you Killian for your great work and support to all UTS residents.
Francisco Romero Lunar
Resident Spaniard Francisco teaches his native tongue, español. He studies International Relations and Law and is always excited to meet the Spanish-lovers of UTS Housing in his lessons.
“Experience has shown me that the best way to learn a language is with dynamic and fun activities, which bring the acquired knowledge into practice and help students use the language in daily life situations,” Francisco said.
“For this reason, I will try to make a really entertaining experience out of these classes and teach Spanish ‘out of class’, combining both leisure and academic progress!”
You can find out more about Francisco’s Spanish classes on the UTS Housing events page. He’ll also be reprising his tutoring role again next year: muy bueno!
Martina De Pascalis
Hailing from Monza, in Northern Italy, Martina moved to Sydney to complete her Masters degree in Architecture. She first taught Italian to foreign students before being recruited by the UTS Housing team, and now teaches weekly Italian classes to speakers at all levels of italiano.
“The students learn how to make simple sentences, introduce themselves, ask questions, etc,” she said. “I also did a class in which I spoke about travelling in Italy, and gave some tips regarding our culture.”
“I think tutoring in UTS Housing is an amazing opportunity because of the diverse backgrounds of the students. Sharing our knowledge is a very unique experience within this environment and it was a pleasure for me to take part in this project,” said Martina.
Between sketching grand designs and educating residents, in September Martina also organised a pasta and music fundraising night in Yura Mudang. Leading a team of volunteers, they raised $328 for the earthquake-stricken cities of Central Italy.
After a busy year in Sydney, Martina will fly back to Italy in February to complete the last semester of her degree.
Annika is multi-talented; teaching both her native language, German, and Microsoft Excel to the residents of UTS Housing.
She is studying her Masters degree in Finance and has a passion for travel, as well as a love for sports – kickboxing, jogging and skiing are all in her repertoire.
Annika includes both language and culture in her weekly lessons to create the full ‘Deutschland’ experience: “I love to teach other people the language and at the same time I want to inform about our culture. It is very important to me to engage you in the class and to teach you German in a fun way.”
After a five years working in a bank, she’s also accumulated key experience in the Excel program.
“I used Excel daily. Because of that, I realised how important Excel skills are for future employees,” Annika said.
Our twice-talented tutor will be back again in 2017 as she continues her study at UTS.
Want to become a tutor next year? Successful tutors know their subject well and are also able to engage their students with enthusiasm for their subject. If this sounds like you, contact our Academic and Learning Communities Officer, Andrew Redgrave.