Check out our Facebook main page and group page, both called ‘LANTITE Literacy and Numeracy Exam Support Australia’.
Dear LANTITE Literacy Students, Australia,
Are you looking for a LANTITE Literacy tutor or wish to attend a webinar (attend live or purchase the recording)?
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?
Are you looking to complete a LANTITE Literacy Practice Exam?
Then feel free to contact us – we have spots available and look forward to helping you, as fellow teachers, along your teaching journey.
Tuition online Australia-wide! Live and recorded webinars also available.
A complimentary 20-minute trial lesson is 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’m looking to purchase a LANTITE Literacy Practice Exam
- 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. Written and presented by 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?
You have come to the right place!
There are many 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. Duration is approximately an hour for each webinar.
Presented live, ‘on demand’, on Thursdays, 7pm AEST, on Zoom.
1. Recommended Study Resources and Tips for Technical Skills of Writing
2. Recommended Study Resources and Tips for Reading Comprehension
Over 100 FREE online resources included in these webinars, which contain 1000s of practice questions, similar to the LANTITE Literacy Exam. Paid resources are recommended but not included. Lots of study tips given.
3. Recommended Strategies for Technical Skills of Writing
4. Recommended Strategies for Reading Comprehension.
WEBINAR #5 TO #7 – Recommended Strategies (Intensive) on how to complete ACER LANTITE Literacy Practice Exams:
5. Literacy Practice Test
6. Retired Literacy Test Questions
7. Literacy and Numeracy Sample Questions and Literacy Practice Questions
8. Stress Management, Performance Anxiety and Time Management Webinar. Suitable for both Literacy and Numeracy students.
9. FREE LANTITE WEBINAR – The LANTITE Exam – A Comprehensive Overview, How to Achieve Success, Suggested Support.
10. FREE Webinar Sample Video. Includes samples of paid webinars.
11. How to comprehend and answer questions in Long and Difficult Reading Comprehension passages.
Contact us for your free copies of Webinars 9 and 10, by filling in the form on our ‘Contact Us’ page.
One webinar for $16.00
Two webinars for $30.00
Four webinars for $52.00
ALL paid webinars $99.00. (All AUD.)
To purchase and gain access to webinars, 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 an electronic bank transfer. https://mastercoachingandtuition.com.au/contact/
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.
Webinars are conducted on Zoom and are recorded if participants wish to purchase them and watch them at a later date, when convenient.
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…/
Check out upcoming webinar events on Master Coaching and Tuition’s Facebook page: facebook.com/mmcataustralantite
Here to help you as your prepare to sit this important exam and obtain your teaching degree.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). By Elizabeth Nicholls (Director):
Students: What mark do I need to receive to pass the LANTITE exam?
Me: You need to perform in the top 30 per cent of the Australian population, in order to pass the exam. I suggest that, whilst completing practice exams, you aim to answer at least 80% of the questions correctly. This will give you a greater chance of passing the actual exam.
Students: What level of English or Maths do I need to be competent in, in order to be ready for the exam?
Me: In order to be ready for the exam, I recommend being competent in English and Maths to at least Year 9 and 10 level.
Students: Should I complete LANTITE practice exams?
Me: Yes, free (from the ACER website) or paid ones (written by tutoring companies). The more practice you do, the better. Completing practice exams, similar in 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. I can recommend free and paid LANTITE practice exams for you to complete. I also suggest 100+ free resources in my webinars, featuring 1000s of practice questions, similar in style to LANTITE Literacy Exam questions.
Students: Have you written your own LANTITE Literacy practice exams?
Students: Do you provide your own study resources or practice questions?
Me: Yes (ones I’ve and others have written), which I make available to tutoring students and those who purchase my webinars. We post practice questions, in the form of quizzes, on our Facebook pages.
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: Should I have one-on-one or group tuition?
Me: It’s up to you. One-on-one tuition may suit a student who can afford one-on-one lessons and would like the one-on-one attention that this kind of service provides. Group tuition may suit a student who is on a budget, prefers lessons in a group situation, learning alongside others. Both tuition options consist of high-quality lessons and with wonderful tutors.
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 provide 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 for 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 profession for many years, as well as being a life coach, I can definitely support and encourage you in this area. I have also written a webinar about how to prepare mentally for the exam. Check out Webinar #8 (information below).
Students: How many lessons should I have before my exam?
Me: I recommend coaching and tutoring the earlier the better, for the best preparation, learning outcomes and a greater chance of passing the exam. I would suggest at least a few months of weekly lessons before your exam.
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 should I do?
Me: I can write a letter to your university for you (if you are up to your final attempt), 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 support hundreds of students each year, through one-on-one tuition, webinars, practice exams and general enquiries. 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 become!
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.
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.
Student: Should I complete one LANTITE exam at a time, or complete both (Literacy and Numeracy), in the same exam window?
Me: I highly recommend that you sit one exam at a time. Literacy and Numeracy are very different subjects. Give yourself the time and space to focus on one subject at a time. You may wish to complete the subject that you feel the most confident with, then spend the most time on the subject that you need to spend more time studying and receiving support in. It’s up to you.
Students: Have you written webinars?
Me: Yes! More information below.
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 can be difficult. Be prepared to fail the exam more than once. Do your best to find the gaps in your learning and press on with preparing for the next attempt.
- 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. Join our Facebook main page and Group page: LANTITE Literacy and Numeracy Exam Support Australia.
- 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.
- Saves you time, as you have someone to 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 help you.
- The LANTITE exam should not define you as a teacher or university student. As I mentioned in my promotional video in July, 2020, 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.
For Testimonials relating to our tuition, webinars and practice exams, feel free to visit our ‘Testimonials’ page on this website: www.mastercoachingandtuition.com.au/testimonials/
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 who 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.
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 from 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 seven years of teaching experience in a bilingual setting has 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 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.
Tutor: Noshin Tabassum
Noshin Tabassum is an enthusiastic and reliable English as an Additional Language (EAL) and English teacher, with hands-on experience in teaching language tests, such as The International English Language Test (IELTS) and Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A). Noshin is also trained and experienced in teaching EAL to adult eligible migrants, who are new to Australia and speak little English. Being a qualified secondary school teacher (Master of Teaching in Secondary Education from Monash University), Noshin is able to teach Year 7-10 English, EAL and LANTITE Literacy.
Noshin has had pre-service teaching experience in a range of private and public schools, as part of her teacher degree. In addition, as an after-school homework club tutor, she has helped middle and high school students with their school homework and test preparation, providing academic and emotional support, as well as building rapport with the students. Noshin is particularly passionate about teaching EAL and has completed a professional development course in understanding the needs of EAL Students in Secondary School classrooms.
Noshin has undertaken and passed the LANTITE test in 2017, on her first attempt. She is very well aware of what is expected to be successful with the LANTITE exam, alongside the university study pressure and teaching practicum. She understands that the expectation of passing the LANTITE test in the Initial Teaching Program (ITE) within the limited given attempts can be a nerve-wracking experience for pre-service teachers. Noshin believes that everyone enrolled in a teaching program has the ability to accomplish the desired requirement, with the appropriate support. This can be achieved through personalised study guidance, focusing on individual areas of improvement and strong determination. This is where, she believes, her expertise and personal experience can assist the learners by overcoming fear, developing mental strength to overcome challenges, and gaining perspective on areas of improvement to pass the test.
By working with learners from diverse age groups and socio-cultural backgrounds, Noshin approaches teaching with a focus on the Growth Mindset. She truly believes that students face challenges differently than others and as opposed to a ‘Fixed Mindset’, students’ skills and proficiency can be cultivated through appropriate guidance, efforts and perseverance. From the same viewpoint, apart from being a teacher, Noshin considers herself a ‘lifelong learner’ as she practises a deliberate and voluntary act of pursuing knowledge for personal and professional development. As for teaching methods, she incorporates ‘Instructional Scaffolding’ and Evidence-based teaching strategies, adhering to Victorian Curriculum and AITSL teaching standards, to improve student performance. Additionally, she values feedback and seeks it from learners and/or their carers when and where applicable, for self-reflection and improvising teaching strategies, to better suit the students’ needs.
Tutor: Annette Brennan
Annette Brennan is a qualified secondary school teacher who has specialised in teaching English as a second language (ESL, EAL). She has been teaching English and Literacy for 20 years. Annette has worked in high schools and private RTO’s, teaching EAL, ELICOS and TAFE, teaching English foundation skills and EAL in Australia for vocational study.
Annette has also worked in universities, both in Australia and in China, teaching Academic English skills, preparing students for further study who are undergraduates and post graduate students. Annette has also worked overseas in Indonesia and China. She is familiar with teaching in a setting where students are learning English as a second language.
Annette has taught refugees, newly arrived migrants, mainstream and English as a second language (EAL) to school students, as well as at an advanced level IELTS and academic skills. Annette is experienced in private one-on-one tutoring online, as well as face-to-face and has worked with small and large groups of students online and face-to-face to face.
Annette finds teaching Literacy and the skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening very rewarding, as students improve their English language skills within class activities, as well as through homework, based on class tasks.
Annette feels confident that she can teach students effective ways of studying English, EAL, IELTS and LANTITE Literacy to achieve their goals.
Felicity Moore is a passionate and enthusiastic tutor of literacy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (The University of Melbourne) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) (LaTrobe University), as well as a Certificate IV in Library and Information Services (Chisholm Institute). Felicity spent ten years working in a Melbourne secondary college where she taught a range of English and Humanities subjects, with a particular focus on supporting students with low literacy skills. During her time teaching she mentored numerous pre-service teachers during their placements and places a high importance on encouraging and guiding those entering the teaching profession. She also supported teachers in other discipline areas in applying literacy techniques in the classroom.
Both as a teacher and as a tutor, Felicity endeavors to personalise learning for her students. She understands that not everybody learns in the same way and takes into account each student’s individual abilities, experiences, goals and interests. She has worked with students of a wide range of cultural backgrounds and special learning needs.
In her spare time Felicity loves to read a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. She enjoys eating Vietnamese food, painting and spending time with her family.
Felicity is able to support a wide range of students seeking to improve their literacy skills, so whether you are preparing for the LANTITE exam, a school-aged student needing literacy tuition, a university student needing help or an EAL speaker wanting a conversation partner, Felicity would love to meet you!