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Ms Debra Milton

 Melbourne - Gowanbrae

Melbourne tutor in English, Essay Writing, Creative Writing, Reading, ESL, Special Needs, English Literature, History

I travel to these locations
Essendon, Strathmore, Airport West, Niddrie, Tullamarine, Greenvale, Glenroy

SEEDS OF LITERACY -See your child's success grow and their confidence flourish!

I am an experienced and highly qualified educational specialist with 30 years teaching experience. I have tutored many students with a range of year levels and levels of abilities over the past 10 years, and I have a working knowledge of most of the popular text choices in English across secondary schools. I specialise in Support, Enhancement and Extension for students in Literacy and English from Prep to Year 12, in addition to scholarship preparation and learning enhancement. I also offer junior Maths and Numeracy support for struggling primary school students, and have access to excellent resources in this area.

Currently, I am the Literacy Coordinator of a large secondary college and run a literacy intervention, alongside developing teaching materials for mainstream classrooms, coaching teachers and running workshops in reading comprehension. I have also completed a Masters of Education in Leading Literacy at Deakin University. I am currently have availability Tuesday, Thursday and Friday after school, and Saturday morning.

I run classes from my home in Gowanbrae near Airport West, where I have a dedicated space set up for both groups and individual students. For an extra charge I will travel to close suburbs to tutor. I have developed a range of resources that include worksheets and online resources that enhance learning and have proved very effective for my students.

I use a dedicated approach to grammar training to improve writing, and explicit reading comprehension strategies to improve reading. Essay structure is very important and I have excellent scaffolds to help, but a students also needs to understand thoroughly the issues and key themes in the texts themselves to really make sense in their writing.

When it comes to your child's educational growth, it is essential to remember that many teachers and students can call themselves tutors, but a thorough understanding of individual learning needs and awareness of the latest most effective teaching strategies is really what makes the difference. Please text me on 0411 663 233 for a prompt reply regarding availability and rates.



I have extensive experience in both support and extension in private tutoring from primary levels to Year 12, with a
particular focus on reading comprehension, writing, grammar, text analysis and essay structure. I have a particular approach to scaffolding language analysis, text responses and language analysis which is very effective. The new requirement of creative writing at VCE is a very different skill, and my own interest in creative writing and my extensive range of resources can ensure that students grow confidence with their own writing pieces.


B.A Arts ( University of Melbourne)
Diploma of Education
Masters of Education (Deakin University)
Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classes (University of Melbourne)


$60 at my home.
$70 for surburbs within 5 km of Gowanbrae

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Joined Tutor Finder on 08-Jul-2016 (updated profile on 26-Jun-2018)
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Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary)
English (Primary, Secondary)
English Literature (Primary, Secondary)
ESL (Primary, Secondary)
Essay Writing (Secondary)
Reading (Secondary)
Special Needs (Primary, Secondary)

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History (Secondary)
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