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Mr Bob Zhu

 Melbourne - Glen Waverley

English, personalised. (VCE ENGLISH 50 RAW)

Melbourne tutor in English, Essay Writing, ESL, English Literature, Creative Writing, Reading

I travel to these locations
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs, Glen Waverley, Monash Library

(4 student reviews)


PLEASE NOTE - AS OF FEBRUARY 2ND, 2019, I AM COMPLETELY OUT OF SLOTS FOR PRIVATE TUITION FROM MONDAY TO SUNDAY. I only have two more slots left for Year 11 English Group Tuition on Saturdays at 9:00am.

Please contact me only if you are interested in one of the remaining two slots for English Group tuition, or wish to be added to the waiting list for private tuition. Thank you, and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Experienced English tutor. 99.90 ATAR and perfect score of 50 in VCE English. Notes, resources & after-hours support provided. FREE consultation.

Specialist English tutor for high school students, in the Eastern - South Eastern suburbs. Due to high demand - I will be mainly offering group lessons for 2019 ($60 for individual tuition, $40 for groups of 2 to 5). For enquiries, feel free to call, message or email me (details below).

-------------- Background --------------
**I am currently working with Ming Lian (50 raw, Specialist Maths 3/4 2014) at Artin Education, a specialised tuition business focused solely on Mathematics and English for years 10 to 12. We have an established syllabus which we have both been using with excellent results for the past 4 years. Please contact me using my details below, or for more a free initial consultation where we create a tailored course plan for students.

English is arguably the most crucial subject in Australia, as its influence on us is felt well beyond high school and university. Ensuring we have a firm grasp over the English language is critical to future career success. Maintaining my writing and reading skills throughout university after having a strong foundation set up in high school (English 3/4: 50/50) has meant a very smooth career progression for me personally, and this is something I hope to pass onto my students - understanding that English isn't just writing essays for high school, but a life skill for the long-term.

-------------- Objectives --------------
That is something I seek to embody in all the students I have taught over the years. For all my students, I go through an accelerated English program to master the basics of English 3/4, which I have created my own personalised syllabus for. I cover the three pillars of English 3/4 essay writing (namely Text Response, Comparative and Language Analysis) in four weeks, and spend the remaining time refining one's writing and going through writing styles and techniques to help students find their own, distinct writing style.
My focus is on reaching an English 3/4 writing standard as early as possible - so students in Year 10 and below are more than welcome for a negotiated fee as well (to cater for potentially a more balanced course until Year 12)

-------------- Class Size & Fees --------------
I currently only take four students maximum per year (to ensure my capacity is not spread too thin), at maximum in groups of 5, and my fee ($60 per hour for individual students, $40 per hour for groups, less for larger groups up to 5) includes one marked essay per week, to ensure students remain consistently writing and taking advantage of detailed feedback. I always offer a free first consultation, followed by a free first lesson, to ensure that my teaching method, skills and experience are aligned with assisting students as effectively as possible.

-------------- Student Work Load --------------
I am a big believer in providing meaningful and consistent homework to students to ensure they are always refining their work. Every week, I expect students to be writing one essay at least (like I did) that will be marked by me.

-------------- Contact Details --------------
Mobile: 0490 004 231



I have privately tutored for four years, starting from my first year of university. I received a 50/50 in English 3/4 in 2014, and specialised in English tuition from then on.
I have tutored approximately three to four students each year in the past. In total, out of the 14 students I have tutored (across English 1/2, English 3/4 and ESL 3/4), 11 of my students received scores above 40, while one ESL student received the highest 3/4 score in his school.


English 3/4: 50
Thomson Reuters - 2016 Australian Law Review Author


$40 per hour for students in groups of 2 to 5

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Special Offer - Initial Consultation + First Lesson Free

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Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Victoria until 17-Aug-2023 (details available on request)




Joined Tutor Finder on 28-Jun-2018 (updated profile on 28-Jun-2019)
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Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English Literature (Primary, Secondary)
ESL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Primary)

"Bob is the best English tutor I have ever encountered during my VCE EAL unit3/4 study. Before meeting Bob, I was sacred of writing essays and often found it to be a tedious task as other tutors just simply forced me to memorize sample text guides. However, Bob’s expection for his students is to improve their writing skills fundamentally, not merely completing the homework given by the teacher. Along with his instructions, I am able to write more fluently by improving my sentence structure, vocabulary and the overall writing quality. Also, Bob is very keen on providing detailed feedback to me, which personally considered as the most crucial part to understand the true notion of good writing. With Bob’s assistance, I became more confident in my EAL study during year 12 and managed to achieve A* for every single SAC. I eventually received the highest study score (47) in my high school, which also guaranteed me a solid ATAR as well. So, if you are looking to challenge yourself and push your limits in VCE English, Bob is there for you."

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