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Mr James Fagan

 Melbourne - Brighton

Melbourne tutor in Communication, Creative Writing, English, Essay Writing, History, Philosophy, Politics, Reading

Teaching subjects: English, History and Global Politics

James Fagan (Bachelor of Arts, Master of International Relations, Post-graduate Diploma of Arts, Diploma of Education) is a PhD student currently researching international relations in Asia. James is a qualified teacher and has classroom teaching experience from Haileybury and St Anthony's. James is passionate about the humanities, and is eager to mentor and tutor students through Secondary, VCE and tertiary level courses.

I started tutoring in early 2016. Last year I tutored a mix of 10 students, mainly for VCE English and 2 students for Selective Entry Exams years 6 and 8. Our sessions reinforced the skills they were building in class and helped to guide their study towards their final exam. Each week, I helped students prepare for their upcoming SACs with assistance of Oxford and Insight guides tailored to the curriculum. I strongly recommend the purchase of text guides to aide students in their study and tutelage.

Years 5 - 7
Lessons focus on grammar, spelling, reading comprehension and writing skills. Accommodating students from remedial levels to preparation for Special Entry School Exams.

Years 8-10

Lessons focus on grammar, spelling, reading comprehension and writing skills. Persuasive writing and text analysis are introduced to students and practiced in preparation for VCE. Accommodating students from remedial levels to preparation for Special Entry School Exams.


​Creative Writing
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Burial Rites
Like a House on Fire
The Golden Age

Section A Text Response
All About Eve
Animal Farm
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Bombshells Burial Rites
How to Kill a Mocking Bird
Into the Wild
Life of Galileo
Like a House on Fire
Measure for Measure
Merchant of Venice
Of Mice & Men
Rear Window
Romeo & Juliet
The Golden Age
The Penelopaid
The Thing Around Your Neck
This Boy’s Life

Section B Comparative Text Response
I am Malala/ Made in Dagenham
Black Diggers / The Longest Memory
Into The Wild / Tracks
Nineteen Eighty-Four / Stasiland
Section C Language Analysis
Insight English Exam Guide Insight Argument and Persuasive Language Guide

VCE History: Revolutions
American, Chinese, French and Russian Revolutions

I am based in Brighton, I am willing to drive up to 25km to your residence or a library of your choice.

I am looking for another VCE English or History student.
I am very flexible with my working hours and inexpensive at $40 per hour. The first hour of the first lesson is free.



James has tutored over 16 VCE students over the last 2 years.
James completed his teaching qualification (Diploma of Education) at La Trobe in 2015
with successful teaching placements at Haileybury and St Anthony's.


Federation University

(a) PhD International Politics (Analysing the implications of the China led Asian
Infrastructure Investment Bank) Feb 2015 - In progress, expected 2019

La Trobe University
(a) 2015 � 2015 Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years) Primary Placement
Anthony�s Primary. Secondary Placement Haileybury Berwick

Melbourne University

(a) 2013-2013 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Specializing in International Politics
(Minor Thesis China-North Korea Relations)
(b) 2011-2012 Master of International Relations
(c) 2008-2010 Bachelor of Arts (History/International Politics)


$35 per hour for lessons between 12th November - December 20th 2018.
I'm away from 20th December 2018 to 10th February 2019

$40 per hour for lessons from the 10th February 2019 - 31st October 2019 (VCE English Exam)

Cheaper rates available for group tutoring sessions
(For example for a group of 2 students, a minimum of 2 hours and $20 per her hour)
Please call 0488990616
First hour of the first lesson is free.




Joined Tutor Finder on 23-Jan-2016 (updated profile on 12-Nov-2018)
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Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary)
English (Primary, Secondary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)

Social Science

History (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Philosophy (Secondary)
Politics (Secondary)


Communication (Secondary)
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