Tutors – Dylan Bissell, Anastasiia S., Ali Mirsephai.
Dear LANTITE Numeracy Students, Australia,
Are you looking for a LANTITE Numeracy 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 Mathematical 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 Mathematics 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 fellow teachers, along your teaching journey.
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 Numeracy Exam Preparation
How can we help you?
- I’m looking for resources.
- I’m looking for strategies to effectively answer questions.
- 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, for one-on-one or group tuition.
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). By Elizabeth Nicholls (Director):
Students: What mark do I need to receive to pass the LANTITE exam?
Tutor: 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. In order to pass the exam, you need to be performing, on average, in ‘Band 2’. This means that you need to answer most Band 1 questions (easiest questions, lower-level skills), most of Band 2 questions (harder questions, higher-level skills) and some of Band 3 questions (hardest questions, highest-level skills).
Students: What level of English or Maths do I need to be competent in, in order to be ready for the exam?
Tutor: 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?
Tutor: Yes, free (from the ACER website) or paid ones (written by us and other 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: Do you provide your own study resources or practice questions?
Tutor: Yes (ones we and others have written), which we make available to tutoring students. We are happy to suggest paid resources you can purchase. We post practice questions, in the form of quizzes, on our Facebook pages.
Students: Which study resources do you recommend for me?
Tutor: 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 is also a good idea.
Students: Will you make sure I pass the exam if you coach and tutor me?
Tutor: 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 or Maths in general).
Students: How do your lessons work if I have coaching and tutoring sessions with you?
Tutor: Individually designed and personalised to suit your learning needs. I provide plenty of strategies 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?
Tutor: 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?
Tutor: 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?
Tutor: 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 Exam more than once and am concerned about whether or not I can continue on with my course or graduate. What should I do?
Tutor: 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?
Tutor: I support hundreds of students each year, through one-on-one tuition, webinars, LANTITE Literacy 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?
Tutor: 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?
Tutor: 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?
Tutor: 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: I have more questions. What should I do?
Tutor: Feel free to privately message me or give me a call. More than happy to help!
Some advice from me (Elizabeth Nicholls, Director) 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 guide 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.
Contact us for your free copy of this free webinar, by filling in the form on our ‘Contact Us’ page.
Stress Management, Performance Anxiety and Time Management Webinar. Suitable for both Literacy and Numeracy Exam students.
Cost of the paid webinar is $16.00. Includes access to live Zoom webinar, unlimited access to the webinar video recording and PowerPoint Presentation.
Check out upcoming webinar events on Master Coaching and Tuition’s Facebook page: facebook.com/mmcataustralantite
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/
Tutors: Dylan Bissell, Laura Denham, Anastasiia S.
Dylan Bissell (Bachelor of Education: Early Childhood and Primary) is a highly devoted and passionate mathematical tutor that has spent
years continuing to develop the method in which he teaches. Dylan can teach all age groups; primary school, high school, university and LANTITE Numeracy. Helping to reach your mathematical goals. Dylan’s strong point and passion has always been Mathematics. This has led him to pass the LAN Numeracy test on his first attempt.
Dylan is confident he will be able to coach anyone who needs tutoring prior to sitting their lantite test. His experience and knowledge of the lantite test, will allow him to prepare his students to achieve.
Dylan is currently an early childhood teacher and has been for three years. As an early childhood teacher, one of the most important responsibilities is developing and implementing a curriculum to assist in meeting learning outcomes. Dylan has also been a tutor for over three years where he has assisted students to achieve their learning goals.
“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not
finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” Lloyd
Dylan is a strong believer in the importance of working out problems independently rather than having the answer given to you. This is what his teaching strategy is based off. Ensuring students develop the ability to work autonomously, and gain the skills to find solutions.
Dylan is able to meet all your mathematical learning needs and build confidence in the subject by offering a curriculum that is best suited to the way that you learn. Dylan personalizes his education by using the interests of his students as the backbone of how the learning is
created and delivering each session. Each session will teach to develop the student’s strengths while minimising the students’ weaknesses.
Dylan displays great interpersonal skills and will ensure
that the student/family is kept up to date with everything that occurs with feedback from each session.
The curriculum that is delivered by Dylan is delivered with a combination of gathering knowledge from a variety of different, reliable sources, collaborating while going through examples relating to the chosen topic, working through a variety of different learning opportunities to create further understanding, completing homework in order to develop further and asking open-ended questions throughout, to gather an understanding of how conclusions are met.
Anastasiia S. is a qualified Secondary School Mathematics teacher. She completed a Bachelor of Science at University of Toronto, majoring in Mathematics and Masters of Teaching (Secondary Mathematics) at the University of New South Wales. Anastasiia has worked in high schools and several private learning centres, tutoring Mathematics from Year 1 all the way through to Year 12. She also has experience in tutoring mature-age students, TAFE students and pre-service teachers.
Anastasiia passed the LANTITE test in 2019, on her first attempt. She is well aware of the test structure and effective test taking strategies that help to improve student performance. The Initial Teaching Program can be intense and the limited number of attempts given to pre-service teachers to pass the LANTITE test can be a very frustrating experience. However, with the appropriate amount of preparation and support, every pre-service teacher has an ability to overcome this challenge. Anastasiia can help pre-service teachers to identify the areas of improvement and create a personal learning plan that will help them to fill in knowledge gaps, gain more confidence and get ready for the test. By teaching students from different age groups and cultural backgrounds and with different learning difficulties, Anastasiia acknowledges that every learner needs an individual approach tailored to his/her unique learning needs. In her lessons, she incorporates scaffolding strategies and differentiates the tasks so that they are feasible for each student. Such a customised learning is proved to be more effective and beneficial.
Ali Mirsephai is a highly professional and enthusiastic teacher. He has over 15 years of solid experience in the development, delivery and evaluation of Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Technology courses to high school and undergraduate students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Ali was awarded a PhD in Engineering from the School of Chemical Engineering, the University of Adelaide, in June 2016 and a Master in Chemical Engineering from the School of Chemical Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, in 2006.
Ali has undertaken the roles of Lecturer, Instructor, Teacher and Teacher Assistance at several universities and university colleges in Australia, developing students’ foundational mathematics and engineering knowledge through stimulating interactive activities and adequate tutoring sessions. The courses he has taught include, but is not limited to, Specialist Mathematics and Maths Methods for Year 11-12, Mathematical Foundations, Multivariable Calculus and Discrete Math2, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Process Modelling, Engineering Computing and HYSYS, among others. He also has experience delivering Foundation Program courses and tutoring sessions for students to be eligible to pursue their tertiary education in Engineering and Computer Science.
According to Ali’s teaching philosophy, he tailors his communication to ensure the smooth delivery of key messages given the students’ various disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. He is patient and listens to what students say. He makes use of both written and verbal communication and has the capacity to explain complicated academic concepts in an easily understandable manner. He is able to employ unique teaching strategies to effectively engage all students and foster a fun and engaging learning environment. As a result, his students report increased academic confidence and interest in their challenging courses.
Ali has a wealth of talent and enthusiasm in delivering courses using online technologies, remote laboratories and simulation software. He spends a lot of time investigating and developing innovative teaching methods either on-campus, offshore or online. He possesses the interpersonal skills to make a class lively rather than boring.
Throughout Ali’s teaching career, he has been committed to continuous improvement in teaching performance. He is currently studying for a Masters degree in Teaching (Mathematics and Science – Secondary) and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from Central Queensland University. He is a member of the Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (QAMT). He passed his LANTITE Numeracy in November 2020 at his first attempt with extraordinary results.