“I started tutoring with Shelley McNamara during the beginning of 2012. I had four units of English and was struggling to manage them against all my other subjects. So I came to Shelley and she showed me an effective way to write creatively through “The Writer’s Guide”, where it has series of steps that start out simple, such as free flowing writing and becomes more complex, such as writing in a time-limit using all the effective writing skills, that prepares you for exams. I also used Shelley’s HSC Belonging Book that is based solely on the Syllabus, and has many activities that prep you for the exams. I used her book every time I had exams, tests or just study. My marks jumped from below average to above average.