Innovative, Dedicated and Highly Experienced Teacher to All Levels
Melbourne tutor in English
, Essay Writing, Geography, History, Society and Culture, Sociology, Statistics, Media, at secondary and tertiary levels Media and Communication, also secondary and tertiary
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Teaching has always been a passion for me, whether privately or in groups, in homes or in the classroom. With over 25 years experience teaching English, History, Media and Communication, Sociology (including statistics),and a range of other humanities subjects, I have developed a style that creates an easy, comfortable learning environment for students of all kinds. I have taught successfully at all levels, from Year Seven to University, from local to international ESL students (I also lived and taught for two years in China). I am fully registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). I find teaching the most rewarding of professions, and take great pride in watching students succeed as a result of my work. After an initial consultation, lessons are student-centred, designed to address their greatest needs, using a variety of investigative and problem solving learning techniques. I am available by appointment at any time.
Private tutoring at all levels since 1989: in the last two years, for example, I have
tutored History (Revolutions: Chinese, French, American and Russian) and English (all "Context" study areas and a large variety of texts) to a range of Year Twelve students. I have also co-supervised a Ph.D. student in Sociology to successful completion of her thesis.
(2012) Deakin University: Sociology of the Media and Popular Culture
(2009 - 2011) Deakin University: Lecturer in Media and Communication
(2006 - 2008) Deakin University: Tutor in Media / Comm., Sociology and History
(2006) Wheelers Hill Secondary College: English (years 10 - 12)
(2005) Rowville Secondary College: English, SOSE, Media, IT (years 7 - 12)
(2003 - 2004) Guangdong Commercial College (China): English (ESL)
(2001 - 2002) Macquarie Boys' Technology High School (Sydney): English,
History, IT, Year Level Co-ordinator to Year Nine
(2000) Zhongshan (Sun Yat-Sen) University (China): English (ESL) teacher
(1996 - 1999) Casual relief positions at several high schools in Perth, including a
part-time English role at City Beach Senior High School.
(1988 - 1991) Bachelor of Arts (Hons). University of Melbourne. Majors in English
(1992 - 1993) Graduate Diploma in Education. University of Melbourne. Teaching
Methods in English and History
(1994 - 1995) Master of Arts. Monash University. Cultural Studies.
(1996 - 2000) Ph.D. Deakin University. Sociology.
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