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Mr James Gurr

 Sydney - Pymble

Guaranteed English results! Skype/Zoom lessons also available

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 addition to my tutoring, I have enjoyed a successful teaching career that continues to flourish. Having taught in both the Public and Private systems, I have developed a broad range of teaching approaches that cater to a variety of students.

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.

I have a very flexible timetable, being available on both weekdays and weekends (preferably Sunday). I am contactable both via phone and email and I am willing to travel to you if preferred. I also provide online Skype lessons if that is more convenient.
I am also willing to teach all years (both primary and secondary) and also willing to assist university students.



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.


Bachelor of Secondary Education, Majoring in English.


$80 per hour




Joined Tutor Finder on 31-Oct-2019 (updated profile on 21-Sep-2020)
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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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