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Mr James Gurr

 Sydney - Pymble

Highly experienced English Teacher. Private & Online tuition

Sydney tutor in Creative Writing, English, English Literature, Essay Writing, Reading

I have an immense passion for tutoring, specifically for English. Being that English is the only compulsory subject for the HSC it is crucial that students give themselves the best chance to succeed in this subject, as well as assisting in other written subjects where form is critical.

I feel that tutoring is where the greatest impact on a student can be made. By working 1 on 1, the student can be the sole focus of the tutor and can achieve more within the amount of time spent than what could ordinarily be gained in the classroom.

In my years of tutoring, I have helped countless students improve and develop their work, whether it be saving one's HSC at the last minute, or developing students work leading up to those critical years.

My priority with a student is to work on their allotted work from school before moving on to additional work if time permits. In examining their work, I identify both their strengths and weaknesses and build from there. It is critical that students provide me with past assessments for me to identify these and then later compare with work after tutoring has begun.

Focus areas include:
- Essay structure
- Textual analysis & comprehension
- Short and extended answer responses
- Sentence structure and grammar
- Exam preparation

Monday-Friday & Sunday's (Saturday's not available)

Lessons offered:
- Face to face 1 on 1 lessons
- 1 on 1 online lessons (either via Zoom or Skype)
- Online group lessons

While I teach predominately High School students, I do have experience tutoring Primary students.

Working with Children #: WWC0094682E (Valid until 11/09/2023)



I have taught a variety of years since beginning my tutoring career in 2009. I have focused primarily on High School, having been a High School Teacher at some of Sydney's most prominent schools, such as Knox Grammar and The Kings School. While the focus has been towards the HSC years, I have taught the Primary years as well.


Secondary School Teacher:
I have worked as a Secondary School Teacher for 10 years in the Private, Catholic and Public sectors.
During this time I have taught:
- Gifted & Talented classes
- Selective School classes
- Mixed ability classes
- Mainstream/core classes
- Literacy intervention classes

Tertiary - Seton Hall University:
Bachelor of Arts (English)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Secondary - Knox Grammar School


$80 per hour




Joined Tutor Finder on 31-Oct-2019 (updated profile on 11-Mar-2021)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Home Visits within 20 kms
  • Private Tuition


Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English Literature (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
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