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Mrs Jane Darrou

 Melbourne - Yarraville

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Melbourne tutor in Creative Writing, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, French, History, English as a Second Language Years 7-10

(2 student reviews)

Mrs Jane Darrou - Central and Western Melbourne. Jane is available for individual and group tuition. Spoken French full day workshops can be arranged with groups. Most individual tuition is scheduled on weekends and during vacations, however mid-week, evening tutorials are negotiated on a case by case basis.

ACADEMIC Jane studied at the University of Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in French and History) and a Diploma in Education. Jane has completed the Cambridge Certificate in TEFLA (English as a Second Language), achieving Pass A level, the highest level of achievement for the course.

Jane is a very experienced and dedicated teacher of VCE Year 11 and 12 French. She has taught IB Diploma French, Years 1 and 2 at Standard Level. Throughout her career, Jane has developed highly effective teaching methods and assists students to use strategies which can greatly enhance their marks and levels of fluency. Jane is very familiar with the VCE Study Design, the School Assessed Coursework completed throughout Units 3 and 4 and with the IB Diploma course requirements. Jane has had extensive experience teaching all secondary school levels of French.

Jane worked in France for nine months. She has since visited France twelve times for various durations. Jane has inspired many students to continue their studies of French, in particular, through to VCE and beyond.

Possessing a great passion for the humanities, Jane has taught Years 7-11 History. More recently, Jane has taught VCE Units 1-4 EAL and English, Years 7-9. She has a passion for the teaching of Literature and the scaffolding of English essay writing skills.

STUDENT TESTIMONIAL � Annie, student of French in 2008

"Working with Madame Darrou gave me not only a sound understanding in the written, oral and aural exam components but also tips and tricks to give me an extra edge when it came to standing out and getting the highest mark possible. Coming into French two years later than other VCE students Madame Darrou helped me gain the confidence I needed with her fun, interactive classes and passion for the subject. Future VCE students would definitely benefit from this - French quickly became not only my favourite subject but also my best."
Annie went on to study French at the University of Melbourne.



Jane has worked as a tutor for VCE French students over the past twenty years.
**PLEASE NOTE: History tutoring for Years 7 and -11 only.
ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE : Jane can offer support to students who need
help with their English skills.
ENGLISH: Years 7-12 essay structure, analysis of argument and literary analysis


Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Education, Cambridge Certificate in TEFLA, VIT registered.


$60 per hour for VCE and IB Diploma French
$50 per hour Years 7-10




Joined Tutor Finder on 02-May-2010 (updated profile on 01-Nov-2018)
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  • Private & Group Tuition


Creative Writing (Secondary)
English (Secondary)
English Literature (Secondary)
ESL (Secondary)
Essay Writing (Secondary)


French (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

Social Science

History (Primary, Secondary)

Other Subjects

English as a Second Language Years 7-10

"Jane communicated in French from the moment she entered our home. She was just the right tutor for our daughter, whose marks improved immediately."

Vicki Passmore    
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