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Mr James Houseman

 Sydney - Croydon

Writing Specialist- In-Home- ESL,K1- HSC - Tertiary Essay Tuition

Sydney tutor in ESL, Creative Writing, English, English Literature, Essay Writing, Geography, History, IELTS, Philosophy, PTE, Reading, Special Needs, Christian Religion, Grammar, Classical World View

I travel to these locations
West, Inner West, South West, East, South East, North, Shire, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden

Student's Skills Which May Need Improvement :
Students who are falling behind regular class work
English as a Second Language for Migrants/Students
Poor/Slow Reading
Poor Writing, Grammar, Spelling and Clear Expression
Poor Comprehension
Poor Creative Writing
Poor Essay Writing
Lack of Confidence
NAPLAN/HSC preparation

Qualifications and Experience :
Diploma Teach Secondary Education English History Sydney Teacher's College 1981
Bachelor of Education 2014 Morling College
Currently in last year of three year Master of Divinity at Sydney Missionary and Bible College
8 years of full-time teaching experience in NSW State schools Years 7 to 12
4 years part time experience in various Christian Schools Years K to 12
3 Years Individual Tutoring 2nd year to year 12


Personal Attributes of the Tutor:
I love learning and have just finished my Master's Degree
I am able to impart excitement at learning rather than just passing tests - although those as well.
I deliberately stimulate and develop individual perceptions.
I am experienced in being able to follow the curves and contours of an individual student's particular needs and accommodate the programme accordingly.
I nurture a learning environment by the cultivation of supportive encouragement.
I am determined to unwrap and engage the personal gifts of each student
I am able to diagnose learning blocks and poor attitudes and then develop strategies to overcome them.
I teach a self-reliance and personal responsibility as part of the process of maturing into an adult
I encourage students in their studies of the humanities subjects to be more truly and fully human.
I help build a security within the student to achieve confidently.

Teaching Strategies :
Primarily works with existing class and home work to improve performance and position within existing classes.
Personalized programme for each student after a detailed and personal analysis available.
Time tested one on one mastery of the basics which if missed in most formal programmes are very difficult to catch up on.
All writing is student drafted and edited.
Grammar and spelling are approached within the context of their school work and simple routines for both skills are developed which are then applied to all writing tasks.
Critical thinking and analysis exercised one on one, particularly relating to clarity of expression for improved academic performance.
One on One reading aimed at increasing competence, widening of interests as well as reading for pleasure.
Speech making and public speech making as well as delivery coaching.
Critical Listening skills are developed through interactive conversation.
Memorization skills are developed.
Basic scheduling and time management for study are developed


Formats :
Some mornings, some afternoons and some evenings as negotiated
In the comfort of your own home or local library
One on one or small groups up to 4 maximum.
Internet / Skype lessons Available
Students must be prepared to accept the responsibility of authoring their own work. I will neither provide written essays for any student nor tolerate plagiarism.

Rates :
Group 3-4 students $30 per hour each Group 2 students $40 per hour each
Private single student $50-$60 per hour

Contact

Experience

8 years of full time teaching experience in NSW State schools Years 7 to 12
15 years youth training in U.S.A.
4 years part time experience in various Christian Schools Years K to 12
4 Years Individual Tutoring 2nd year to year 12 in Sydney

Qualifications

Diploma Teacher Secondary Education English History Sydney Teachers College
Bachelor of Education 2014 Morling College,
Master of Divinity 2018 at Sydney Missionary and Bible College

Rates

Group 3-4 students $30 per hour each
Group 2 students $40 per hour each
Private single student to year 10 $50 per hour
Skype $50 per hour
Private year 11 or 12 student $60 per hour

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in New South Wales until 22-Jul-2023 (details available on request)

Gender

Male

Registered

Joined Tutor Finder on 13-May-2017 (updated profile on 03-Sep-2018)
Tutoring Location
  • Home Visits within 50 kms
  • Online and Phone Help
  • Private & Group Tuition
Tutor in Croydon

English

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

Social Science

Geography (Primary, Secondary)
History (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Philosophy (Secondary, Tertiary)
Special Needs (Primary, Secondary)

Other Subjects

Christian Religion, Grammar, Classical World View
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