Dear LANTITE Literacy Students, Australia,
Are you looking for a LANTITE Literacy tutor? Have you completed an exam but did not receive a pass result? Have you lost confidence and perhaps not sure how to improve? Are you yet to complete the exam and are looking for ways to successfully pass on the first attempt?
Are you wanting to not only pass the exam, but be taught lots of useful English skills, exam preparation strategies and tips, in order to be confident and competent in knowing how to answer questions well and be more equipped in the English language overall?
Do you wish to be coached in how to complete this exam with a positive, resilient, Growth Mindset, looking forward to completing the exam, rather than dreading it?
Do you wish to receive lots of support, reassurance, free resources and enjoy your coaching and tutoring sessions?
Then feel free to contact me – I have spots available and look forward to helping you, as a fellow teacher, along your teaching journey.
Tuition online Australia-wide!
Well trained, skilled and knowledgeable teachers provide the foundation for a high quality education system in which every Australian student receives excellent teaching. The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (the test) is designed to assess initial teacher education students’ personal literacy and numeracy skills to ensure teachers are well equipped to meet the demands of teaching and assist higher education providers, teacher employers and the general public to have increased confidence in the skills of graduating teachers.
The test has been introduced to assess those aspects of initial teacher education students’ personal literacy and numeracy skills that can be measured through an online assessment tool.
All students enrolled in an initial teacher education course (either undergraduate or postgraduate) will be expected to sit and meet the test standard prior to graduation. Some higher education providers may also require you to sit the test as part of their course entry requirements. In addition, some states and territories may require successful test results to complete your final practicum to register or to be employed as a teacher. You should contact your higher education provider and the teacher regulation authority in your state or territory to confirm their requirements.
For more information, please contact me and/or visit: https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/faq
Free Study Guide for the LANTITE Exam
Feel free to like or follow our Facebook page, where Elizabeth regularly posts resources and news items, in order to support LANTITE Literacy students around Australia.
Hello LANTITE Literacy Students
My Facebook page is to support you as you prepare for your upcoming exam. I like to post resources that will be useful.
How can I help you?
1. I’m looking for reading comprehension resources.
2. I’m looking for spelling and vocabulary resources.
3. I’m looking for grammar and punctuation resources.
4. I’m looking for strategies as to how to effectively use reading comprehension, grammar and punctuation, spelling and vocabulary concepts/skills in the exam.
5. I’m looking for study, time management strategies or a course to help me prepare for the exam.
6. I’m looking for strategies to help me mentally and emotionally, such as exam preparation, stress management, overall confidence, having a Growth Mindset, resilience strategies.
7. I’m looking for a tutor and coach.
8. I need help with everything!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Students: Should I complete practice exams?
Me: Yes, free or paid ones. The more practice the better. Completing practice exams similar length and structure to actual LANTITE Literacy exam is important. Furthermore, when you get closer to your exam date, completing the exam in test conditions is a really good idea.
Students: Have you written your own LANTITE Literacy practice exams?
Me: Not yet. I’m too busy tutoring you all. On my to-do list
Students: Do you provide your own study resources?
Me: Yes (ones I’ve and others have written), which I make available to tutoring students.
Students: Which study resources do you recommend for me?
Me: It depends on your learning needs and where there are ‘gaps’ in your learning. A tutor can definitely recommend and guide you in this. Completing a practice exam (e.g. ACER) is a good start, to gauge where you are going on and what needs improvement. Completing exercises/worksheets/online resources that focus on a specific skill (e.g. reading comprehension, grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary) is also a good idea.
Students: Will you make sure I pass the exam if you coach and tutor me?
Me: No, as I cannot sit the exam for you, but with my time, energy and expertise, I’ll do my best to help you do well, in the exam and beyond (English in general).
Students: How do your lessons work if I have coaching and tutoring sessions with you?
Me: Individually designed and personalised to suit your learning needs. I give you plenty of strategies (covering reading comprehension, grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary) to equip you to answer questions well, no matter what question you are given in the exam.
Students: I have not completed any homework you (as my tutor) have set me, ready for this lesson. Does this matter? Should I still have a lesson today?
Me: Absolutely! There’s always concepts I can teach you, regardless of how much homework you have done. I do recommend completing homework, if you can, but I can still coach and tutor you quite effectively, no matter how much homework you have completed.
Students: I need help with exam stress/confidence/mentally and emotionally preparing for the exam. Can you help me with this?
Me: Absolutely. Being a professional teacher in the professional for many years, as well as a life coach, I can definitely support and encourage you in this area.
Students: How many lessons should I have?
Me: I recommend coaching and tutoring the earlier the better, for the best preparation and outcomes.
Students: I have been unsuccessful with the LANTITE Literacy Exam more than once and am concerned about whether or not I can continue on with my course or graduate. What do I do?
Me: I can write a letter to your university for you, saying that I am your tutor and explaining that with my support and guidance, you should be allowed another opportunity to sit the exam.
Students: I have more questions. What should I do?
Me: Feel free to privately message me or give me a call. More than happy to help!
Some advice from me (Elizabeth Nicholls) as you prepare for your exam:
1.Be aware that the LANTITE exams require hard work and lots of preparation. It’s ok to fail the exam. The exam is not easy. Be prepared to fail even a few times.
2. Complete one exam at a time (numeracy then literacy or visa versa) if you can. Then you can focus on one subject at a time.
3. Find lots of resources. As you know, I’m often posting them on this page and provide them in my lessons.
4. Get support (join a support group) but be aware that some support groups mainly want to vent or focus on the negatives and can cause more anxiety than necessary.
5. Getting a tutor is a great idea. Even just for a few lessons. Worth the money. Saves you wasting money having to sit another exam. They can guide and support you. Show you the gaps in your learning. Support you and journey with you. They are often teachers themselves (including me). I’ve enjoyed sharing the highs and lows of coaching and tutoring you all. It’s a great connection to have with someone. Someone who appreciates teaching and can guide you.
6. The LANTITE exam should not define you as a teacher or uni student. As I mentioned in my video, it is a requirement by ACER for teachers to have good literacy and numeracy skills. Do your best. You are worth it.
7. Reach out if you need help. If you’re finding LANTITE exam preparation too stressful, step back and have a break and/or please seek professional support or help. Your mental and emotional health is important; please look after yourself.
8. Ask questions. I’m here to help you all in some way.