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Dr Jennifer Minter

 Melbourne - Blackburn

Experienced teacher, tutor, publisher and educational consultant.

Melbourne tutor in English, Essay Writing

Year 12s: English Mainstream, EAL, Literature and English Language. It is not too late! Every last little bit helps - you can still improve your grades with some smart preparation.

English students: From Wed 17th October to Tuesday 30th October I will be holding last-minute essay-writing lessons on book, comparative and argument analysis on all areas of the Year 12 exam. We will practice writing clever plans, paragraphs and mini-essays.  I have a stash of essays and essay plans on all areas of the course, plus useful tips, quotes etc. I will also give you feedback on your essays, so that you can easily improve your grades (most importantly by using relevant and sharp topic sentences and the author's most significant narrative devices).

Please contact me via email : to book a session (either individual or group).

In particular, I have perfected a smart way to approach your argument/written/visual analysis so that you can stand out - effortlessly and effectively.

For English Language students, I have a range of model essays on current, up-to-date examples that will enable you to achieve good marks in this area, plus I can help you find an easy, efficient way to write your commentaries.

Subjects: All levels: English, EAL, English Language/Literature, essay-writing and scholarship classes. Writing - clear sentences and well-structured essays - is the key to success. This is the focus of my small-group lessons, which, using a series of workbooks (see that match the Australian curriculum, progressively show students how to improve their reasoning, persuasive and written skills.

For VCE students: the changes to the curriculum, particularly in Area Study 2: Analysing Arguments, enables you to shine. You can attend my small groups (4-6 students) and work through our recently published workbook, Arguments and Persuasive Language, which shows you how to achieve high-scoring responses. To get started, please purchase the workbook at and do yourself a favour. Spend just 15 minutes a day, working through our short articles/exercises and my "suggested responses" which are the best in the field, and you will be guaranteed superior results. (See Arguments and Persuasive Language)

VCE Preparation : Work through "Become an Expert: The Language of Persuasion" and our Better Essays and Persuasive Techniques in order to gain an excellent grounding for VCE. Small group lessons ($35 per student/5-6 in the class).

The workbooks are perfect for students who wish to improve their English and the quality of their written expression, but are not sure how to do so. They are also perfect for students in remote(r) locations.

For those who wish to excel in scholarships and Naplan: see our "Better Essays and Persuasive Techniques" and join some essay-writing workshops. (

(Many schools have booklisted our language analysis resources: see Raising the bar.

Office in Blackburn/Box Hill. Prices vary depending upon size of classes.



Teacher/consultant/ tutor and publisher. Along with a team of experts, I have written several workbooks based on the Australian Curriculum which are perfect for students who wish to perfect their written, reasoning and persuasive skills in English. The workbooks also have extensive (free) online support.


PhD (English), B A Hons (English and German)
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I encourage small group tuition - from 2 to 6 students; price varies from $55 to $35 depending upon size of the group.




Joined Tutor Finder on 03-Sep-2008 (updated profile on 17-Oct-2018)
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English (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
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