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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)


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, $30 for groups of 3 to 5, $25 for group classrooms). 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 19-Dec-2018)
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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 a great tutor who understands the VCE course outline and system well, having gone through it himself. What I like the most is how Bob catered for my individual weaknesses and worked on them during our lessons.Would highly recommend Bob as a tutor."

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