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Mr Bernard Laverty

 Melbourne - Toorak

Current Middle/Secondary English Teacher

Melbourne tutor in Business Studies, Communication, Creative Writing, EAL, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, Geography, Health Studies, History, Journalism, Management, Media Studies, Microsoft Office, Nutrition, Physical Education, Psychology, PTE, Reading, Society and Culture, Sociology, Teacher

(12 student reviews)

Dear Students & Parents,

My name is Bernard Laverty and I’m a full time high school teacher (7-12) at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School in Victoria. I've been teaching full-time since 2012. My blue card accreditation is covered under the Queensland College of Teachers Association (867134) and the Victorian Institute of Teaching (432134).

I specialise in the following areas:

*Idea Creation (Brainstorming Assistance).
*Task Sheet and Criteria Analysis.
*Planning, Organisation and Structure.
*Assignment Formatting.
*Essay Writing. *Proofreading, Editing and Drafting.
*Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
*Sentence Structure and Expression.
*Year 7-9 NAPLAN and Year 11/12 VCE - ATAR Preparation.

I look forward to meeting with you and discussing how I can be of academic assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Bernard Laverty - 0423397472



I am passionate about teaching adolescents, in particular inspiring them to understand their strengths and to improve upon weaknesses to reach their academic goals. My subject areas include Middle and Senior English, Humanities (History & Geography), Business, Christian Studies and HPE. In addition to teaching, I’ve been privately tutoring online for over six years.

Testimonial: Natalia Jayah (Currently in her 1st year of University).

Mr Laverty has been my English tutor throughout Year 12 in 2018. The skills he has taught me were invaluable during our sessions including vocabulary expansion, sentence structure and task management. He helped me to be more organised when I felt overwhelmed by my Year 12 studies. I was also often amazed by his breadth of knowledge, as he understands and knows about current issues and background knowledge of the novels and texts that I was studying. These fundamental and essential knowledges are often taught at school and spending time with Mr Laverty makes it easier to learn the difficult concepts in a text. Overall, working with Mr Laverty has been the highlight of my English studies.

I’ve had a few tutors throughout high school for English, but without a doubt in my mind, Mr Laverty has been the best out of them all. While being smart, inquisitive and helpful during sessions, the part I appreciated the most was the behind the scenes work, in which he corrected and offered suggestions on a multitude of essays and notes. I would not be doing as well in Year 12 without the help of him as my Tutor. I would highly recommend Mr Laverty for all people who wish to be successful in the study of English.

Testimonial: Rylee Goodwin

In 2015 I was lucky enough to be tutored by Bernard Laverty for my Senior OP English class. I still express that the productivity I achieved in an hour session with Mr Laverty by my side translated to 8 hours’ worth on my own. Bernard Laverty was able to not only assist with my sentence structure and basic English skills but also with the variety of essays across all my interests. He went above and beyond to help me with my various endeavours and goals and was easy to relate too.

This year I graduate with a Bachelor of Entertainment Industries at Queensland University of Technology. This course has been a testament to the variety of subjects Bernard Laverty had assisted me with including the exploration of a range of subjects such as Marketing, Project Management and Entertainment Law in an arts context. The combination of these skills will pave a career in producing and management which has already lead to experience on music videos. I still aim to pursue my passions of travel and cultural understanding to express stories from different perspectives. Last year I attended an international study tour with QUT where I worked at MIPTV (Cannes, France) and had met and networked with screen industry professional across France and England. This year I have been selected as a recipient of the NCP (New Colombo Plan) scholarship to study and attend an immersive cultural tour in India through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. I hope to further my skills in an arts context and understanding of different cultural perspectives and am excited to see where it takes me next.

Testimonial: Jarvis Paech (School Vice Captain)

I would highly recommend Mr Laverty. I was a past student of Proserpine State High School where my English skills were of a low standard. It was Mr Laverty’s teaching skills that allowed me to excel in this subject. Mr Laverty always has his students best interest at heart, offering tutoring sessions to students who could not grasp the concepts of English. Mr Laverty designed his classroom and content suited for his students making it engaging and interesting. I believe if I did not take the advantage of Mr Laverty’s tutoring sessions I certainly would not be where I am today. Further allowing me to achieve an OP where I was later accepted into University. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing Science where I am achieving high results, where I have incorporated foundations on which Mr Laverty taught me.

Testimonial: Cooper Goodwin (Currently in Year 12)

I was lucky enough to have Bernard Laverty to help improve my low standard of OP English during grade 11. As living a long distance away from each other, it still made it easy to contact Mr Laverty over skype. Mr Laverty put extra time and effort into creating lessons that best suited me and my knowledge of English. He explained and showed me methods and examples on how to understand the context which made it clearer to me. When it came to assessments, he would guide me through the errors and improve the standard. He would also do drafts during his own time to make sure I would recieve the best mark possible. Mr Laverty has not just guided me, he has also helped my knowledge of English which will improve my future results for grade 12.


Graduate Diploma of Education 2012 (Griffith University) English & Business- GPA 6.0
Griffith University Academic Award 2012- Education.
Diploma of Copywriting 2011 - Australian School of Copywriting.
Bachelor of Communication 2009 (Griffith University) Majoring in Marketing, Creative Writing and Digital Video.


Free- 40min Consultation - Call 1300 659 511 / Email:
$30 - 60 minutes - Small group class - 4 students.
$90 - 45mins - Fundamentals - Targeting your weak spots.
$120 - 60mins - Comprehensive - Supporting Language & Literacy.
$170 - 90mins - Honours - Analytical Coaching + Exam Preparation.

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Joined Tutor Finder on 17-Dec-2018 (updated profile on 27-Oct-2021)
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  • Online Tutoring
  • Phone Help
  • Private & Group Tuition


Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
EAL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English Literature (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
ESL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
PTE (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)


Microsoft Office (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)


Business Studies (Secondary, Tertiary)
Management (Secondary, Tertiary)

Social Science

Geography (Primary, Secondary)
History (Primary, Secondary)
Psychology (Secondary)
Society and Culture (Secondary, Tertiary)
Sociology (Tertiary)


Health Studies (Secondary)
Nutrition (Secondary)
Physical Education (Primary, Secondary)


Communication (Secondary, Tertiary)
Journalism (Secondary, Tertiary)
Media Studies (Secondary, Tertiary)


Teacher (General)

"My daughter struggled with English throughout her schooling. During year 11 and 12 we decided to get Bernard to tutor her. This was a great decision as she achieved great results which has given her many options for higher education and her self confidence has grown. Thank you Bernard for your persistence, understanding and patience. I would highly recommend Bernard's services to other parents."

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