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Ms Debra Milton

 Melbourne - Gowanbrae

13 years experience tutoring Prep-12 English and Literacy

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

See your child's success grow and their confidence flourish!

I am an experienced and highly qualified educational specialist with 30 years teaching experience and a Masters of Education in Leading Literacy at Deakin University. I have tutored many students with a range of year levels and levels of abilities over the past 13 years, from Grade 1 to Year 12, 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 have a thorough understanding of special needs learning including ASD and Severe Language Disorders, and can use diagnostic tools to assess what areas your child needs modified assistance in.

Currently, I am the Literacy Coordinator of a large secondary college and run a literacy intervention, I conduct extensive testing for a range of abilities and needs and have access to some of the most well respected resources in literacy intervention work. I have also tutored VCE students and worked on helping them achieve top study scores. I have also completed a degree in English and History at The University of Melbourne in addition to my Masters in Literacy. I currently have availability Monday, Tuesday andThursday after school, and Saturdays. I am also available to tutor online.

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 am also available for online tutoring to any location, and have abundant experience in making that system work very well to support students of all needs. 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 have expert grammar knowledge that I employ to help improve writing, and explicit reading comprehension strategies to improve reading. Essay structure is very important and I have excellent scaffolds to help, but a student also needs to thoroughly understand 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.



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)


$65 at my home.
$75 for surburbs within 5 km of Gowanbrae




Joined Tutor Finder on 08-Jul-2016 (updated profile on 04-May-2021)
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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)

Social Science

History (Secondary)
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