Dear LANTITE Literacy Students, Australia,
Are you looking for a LANTITE Literacy tutor or wish to attend a webinar? 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 us – we have spots available and look forward to helping you, as a fellow teacher, along your teaching journey.
Tuition online Australia-wide! Live and recorded webinars also available.
About the LANTITE Exam (information from https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au):
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
LANTITE Literacy Exam Preparation
How can we help you?
- I’m looking for reading comprehension resources.
- I’m looking for spelling and vocabulary resources.
- I’m looking for grammar and punctuation resources.
- I’m looking for strategies as to how to effectively use reading comprehension, grammar and punctuation, spelling and vocabulary concepts/skills in the exam.
- I’m looking for study, time management strategies or a course to help me prepare for the exam.
- 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.
- I’m looking for a tutor and coach.
- I’m looking to join a live webinar or purchase a recorded one.
- I need help with everything!
If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, you have come to the right place! Please read on.
LANTITE LITERACY WEBINARS. With Elizabeth Nicholls (Director)
Studying for the LANTITE Literacy Exam and don’t know where to start?
Need to know what free and paid resources are out there to use?
Stuck on how to answer questions effectively, confidently and within the exam timeframe?
Wanting support but cannot afford individualised tutoring sessions?
Needing one-on-one tutoring support but want to try the webinars first?
Then you have come to the right place!
There are currently eight live and recorded webinars available for you. Webinars include a ‘meet and greet’ at the start of the webinar, with like-minded students from around the nation. Finishes with a ‘Q&A’ session at the end.
If you cannot make the live webinar, you may purchase unlimited access to the webinar recordings. All paying participants receive access to the live webinar, unlimited access to webinar recordings and study notes (for the study resources and strategies webinars, not the insensitive practice exam webinars).
These are the webinars currently available:
Recommended Study Resources for Technical Skills of Writing
Recommended Study Resources for Reading Comprehension
Recommended Strategies for Technical Skills of Writing
Recommended Strategies for Reading Comprehension.
Recommended Strategies (Intensive) on how to complete ACER LANTITE Literacy Practice Exams:
Literacy Practice Test
Retired Literacy Test Questions
Literacy and Numeracy Sample Questions
Literacy Practice Questions
Cost per webinar is $18.00 AUD.
To register and pay, please go to https://www.paypal.me/mcatwebinars and specify which webinar you wish to attend. Please provide your full name and email address upon registration.
Or, go to my website and send me an email to organise electronic bank transfer. https://mastercoachingandtuition.com.au/contact/
Registrations close 12pm AEDT the day of webinars.
Details about how to join the webinar will be emailed to you once payment has been received so please provide your full name and email address when registering.
Participants may register for more than one webinar at the same time, if they wish (as there are four webinars altogether).
Webinars are conducted on Zoom and are recorded if participants wish to purchase and watch at a later date.
Participants receive an encrypted copy of the PowerPoint Presentation in PDF.
Please be familiar with the Terms and Conditions of Master Coaching and Tuition’s webinars by visiting https://mastercoachingandtuition.com.au/terms-and…/
Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you online soon!
Any questions, please reach out.
Check out current webinar events on Master Coaching and Tuition’s Facebook page: facebook.com/mcataustralia.
Here to help you as your prepare to sit this important exam and obtain your teaching degree.
Director of Master Coaching and Tuition
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). By Elizabeth Nicholls:
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) hav 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: How many students have you tutored?
Me: I’ve tutored over 50 wonderful students in 2020. It’s been so much fun helping so many of you achieve your personal best and become the teachers you’ve worked so hard to be!
Students: Are there any contracts with tutoring classes?
Me: No, but it is expected that, in order to do well in the exam, that students make a serious commitment to lessons and dedicate a reasonable amount of time to their learning. For example, attending at least a few lessons over a few weeks.
Students: How will I know if and when I’m ready to complete the exam?
Me: I will help, guide and support you as your tutor and coach, the best time for you to complete the exam.
Students: Do you offer webinars?
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Find lots of resources. I am running two webinars that suggest HEAPS of them.
- 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.
- 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.
- The LANTITE exam should not define you as a teacher or university 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.
- 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.
- Ask questions. I’m here to help you all in some way.
Tutor: Emily Simmenauer
Emily Simmenauer (Final Year Student in a Double Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University) is an enthusiastic and professional English and Literacy tutor that has spent years as both a student and teacher of her chosen subjects. Emily can teach all age groups; Prep-Year 10 English and EAL, VCE English and Literature, LANTITE Literacy and Adult EAL.
Emily has experience in public and private schools as a pre-service teacher and volunteer for the Deakin University Alliance Program in schools across Victoria, providing her with diverse professional skills in English and Literacy in order to provide individualised tutoring sessions, personally tailored to your individual capabilities and learning style. These tutoring sessions are also in alignment with VCAA curriculum (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority) and AITSL (Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership) teaching standards.
Emily herself has undertaken and passed the LANTITE test in 2019 and understands the pressure and nerves that are associated with concentrating on being successful in the LANTITE test alongside university study and teaching practicum. However, she believes her experience and professional knowledge will support students in both developing practical skills for undertaking the LANTITE, and also boost their confidence and resilience in being able to tackle any challenge that the test throws at them.
Emily has developed her passion for reading and writing since Primary school that has led her to majoring in Literary studies in her own university education, so whilst she is a tutor and teacher she believes that she is also a learner (Locke 2014) alongside and in collaboration with her students, and understands that in order to motivate learning you must have a positive rapport with your students (Bidwell & Waller cited in Pace 2003, p. 37).
Emily uses High Impact Teaching Strategies (HIT) from the Victorian Department of Education to inform and structure her tutoring sessions in order for students to access a wide range of activities that are both challenging and informative. Emily also frequently seeks feedback from students and their families in order to advise her own personal self-reflection on her professional pedagogies and praxis, so she can grow and adapt her teaching skills.
So, if you want effective and constructive feedback on homework, School Assessed Coursework (SACs), Exam preparation for VCE English and Literature, Common Assessment Tasks (CATs), and LANTITE for Pre-Service Teachers then Emily would love to be in contact to assist in coaching and tuition for you to be successful in your personal educational goals.
For any enquiries or more information please go to mastercoachingandtuition.com.au/contact or visit our Facebook page facebook.com/mcataustralia.
Department of Education and Training Victoria 2017, High impact teaching strategies: excellence in teaching and learning, DET, retrieved 26 August 2019, <https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/teachers/support/Expired/0000highimpactteachstrat-expired.pdf>.
Locke, T 2014, Developing writing teachers: practical ways for teacher-writers to transform their classroom practice, Routledge, retrieved 1 July 2018, ProQuest Ebook Central.
Pace, JL 2003, Managing the dilemmas of professional and bureaucratic authority in a high school English class’, Sociology of Education, vol. 76, pp. 37-52.
Tutor: Jo Ewart
Jo Ewart is an enthusiastic and experienced English Literacy tutor with a passion for teaching and learning. She completed her Bachelor of Education (Primary) from Deakin University in 2014, graduating with a high distinction average. Jo understands firsthand the pressures and expectations that university education can place on students. She has a deep desire to help students navigate these challenges and experience positive growth and success throughout their educational journeys.
Since graduating university, Jo has been working as a primary school teacher at Huntingdale Bilingual Primary School. She is currently a Grade 1 English teacher in the school’s 5050 bilingual program. Her 7 years of teaching experience in a bilingual setting have allowed Jo to work closely with EAL students, parents and colleagues. She understands the unique needs of EAL learners and is equipped with a range of strategies to support the individual learning needs of EAL students of all ages.
Jo is particularly passionate about literacy teaching. She has been a member of the Huntingdale Primary School Literacy Improvement Team for several years, as well as being the school’s MSL (Multisensory Structured Learning) leader since 2018. She is a practicing MSL Education Specialist and an Accredited Member of the Australian Dyslexia Association. Through her MSL studies, Jo has developed a deep understanding of how the English language is structured. This understanding, as well as Jo’s professional teaching experience, allows her to break down the English language in a way that is easy for students to understand. She is trained to spot ‘gaps’ in students’ phonics and language learning and to plan and deliver tailored literacy programs designed to address the individual learning needs of each student.
Jo aims to provide tailored tuition programs which cater for the differing learning styles of each student, while also applying her working knowledge of the Victorian Curriculum and AITSL teaching standards to ensure that the programs she delivers are in line with state and national teaching standards. She is open to feedback from students and parents and seeks to adjust her teaching programs and techniques to best suit each unique learner. If you require tuition in the areas of LANTITE Literacy, EAL or Primary School English, Jo would love to come alongside you and support you on your learning journey.