High School English and Writing Workshops

Our qualified English teachers work in regular weekly sessions with both primary and high school students of all abilities to assist in strengthening their understandings of English and to improve literacy skills. As well as working with our primary school students, we also assist students in years 7-10, and seniors in English Studies, Standard, Advanced and Extension 1.

Workshops

We recognise that some older students may not need regular support from us and that instead,
they may need one-off assistance to help enhance their writing. For students who struggle to get their words down on paper, our Saturday ‘drop-in’ workshops might be the answer. 

Workshop 1: Individual 1:1 for all grades, including HSC

Includes:

  • one-to-one sessions that run for two hours on select Saturdays or during school holidays
  • session start at 10am
  • the crafting of persuasive, imaginative, discursive, reflective and/or analytical writing, depending on student needs and texts currently being studied 
  • a focus on student ability to engage an audience through metaphor and figurative language in imaginative pieces, OR to write succinctly and critically in their analytical work
  • a strong focus on the purpose of writing. We workshop the ways in which a student crafts their writing ‘voice’, working through tips to help strengthen syntax and style to fully realise the purpose of a piece 
  • constructive feedback of a students’ written work, with annotations provided on a completed piece from the session to be emailed to the student after each workshop
  • a phone conversation with the student a few days before the workshop to discuss their needs and interests

Workshop 2: Senior Years 11 & 12

Includes:

  • workshops that run for two hours on select Saturdays or during school holidays
  • a focus on creative, persuasive, discursive OR analytical/essay writing
  • 1:1 face-to-face OR 2-4 participants in each workshop. Bring a friend or two!
  • practice with engaging an audience through metaphor and figurative language in imaginative pieces
  • learning to write succinctly and critically in analytical work/essays through the study of a range of enriching and relevant texts
  • a strong focus on the purpose of writing. As a group, we critique the ways in which ‘voice’ can be crafted through both imaginative and critical texts
  • a phone conversation a few days before the workshop to discuss students needs and interests
  • constructive feedback of a students’ written work from the session, up to 500 words, with annotations on a chosen piece to be emailed to the student after each workshop.

Workshop Dates and Times – Term 2, 2021

Workshop 1: Phone for further information.

Workshop 2: Phone for further information.

Please note: Melem educators DO NOT write assessments or assignments for students in any subject. We are proponents of independent thought and the notion that confidence and pride can be built through autonomy. We offer support and learning through sessions tailored specifically to a students’ needs so that students build confidence and understanding of texts through reading and writing processes.

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