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Ms Jessica Graham

 Melbourne - Doncaster

Melbourne tutor in Drama, English, Essay Writing, Reading, Literature, Public Speaking, Theatre Studies, Performance Studies (and more)

(11 student reviews)

*** Congratulations to my Class of 2017 students - such impressive results all 'round! I can't wait to see what the future holds for you all! ***

I am an English & Drama teacher with many years of experience teaching in the secondary school classroom and as a private tutor. I specialise in Gifted Education as well as diagnosing and equipping students with techniques to overcome learning difficulties. Alongside mainstream English subjects, I am also a passionate teacher of English Language and Literature subjects up to and beyond VCE level.

Available times for weekly tutorials:

Tuesday - 3:15pm
Wednesday - 3pm
Thursday - 8:15pm
Friday - 3:15pm, 8:15pm

Please contact me if you would like a session during normal school hours, are interested in joining the waiting list for other timeslots, or would like to be contacted when one-off lesson times arise each week.

Tutorials take place at my home near Elgar Rd in Doncaster, just off the Eastern Freeway, after school hours and on Saturdays. Lessons are also available during the school day. I recommend daytime lessons for senior students with free periods, as this can then serve as contextual conditioning for the final exams.

I have tutored students of all ages, from their first efforts to read aloud, to tackling their first essay, through to their final VCE Exams.

I am also a VCAA assessor and examiner, with experience in VCE English, English Language, Literature, Drama and Theatre Studies. I am VIT registered, and a member of the Australian Tutoring Association as an accredited teacher, ensuring students get the highest quality educational experience and support.

My passion is to help individuals uncover their creative potential in writing, public speaking, and musical and theatrical performance. My students learn the structures required by the task at hand and then extend their own personal voice to make the text their own.

My finely-honed and flexible approach includes thousands of resources to aid each individual student, whether newly tackling a task or looking for extra engagement, to build their skills beyond their current level.

I offer structured lessons designed to allow students to gain knowledge and practise skills, including those required for scholarship and select entry tests.

ESSAY WRITING: Constructing essays and exploring topics in detail does not come naturally to everyone. To aid students who wish to improve their skills, I have constructed a step-by-step course which targets all aspects of essay writing, from nailing the basic structure through to advancing current vocabulary control and exploring ideas deeply.

Academic students are encouraged to bring their current school work to the initial sessions. Afterward, targeted and customised worksheets and notes will be provided to extend learning. Homework can be designed to feed back directly into their existing curriculum, not necessarily adding extra time to their existing workload.



2007 - 2015: Classroom teacher of English, Literature, English Language and Drama at
Koonung Secondary College.

2007 - 2010: Tutor for Monash University Enhancement Program - Media &

2006 - 2017: Private Drama coach for VCE Drama students approaching the Solo
Performance Exam.

2006 - 2017: Individual and group English workshops for secondary students, including
homework assistance, essay skills, public speaking skills and creative writing.


Bachelor of Performing Arts (Monash University)
Dip.Ed. (University of Melbourne)
Victorian Institute of Teaching Registered


Primary school students:
One-on-one session - $80/hr
Group sessions - $60/hr/student

Year 7 to 10:
One-on-one session - $100/hr
Group sessions - $75/hr/student

VCE students, tertiary students and adults:
One-on-one session - $120/hr
Group sessions - $90/hr/student




Joined TutorFinder on 12-Nov-2013 (updated profile on 14-Feb-2018)
Tutoring Location
  • Tutor's Place in Doncaster

  • Private & Group Tuition
Tutor in Doncaster


English (Primary, Secondary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary)


Drama (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

Other Subjects

Literature, Public Speaking, Theatre Studies, Performance Studies

"My year of lessons from Jessica was amazing. Being a Year 12 student, and with English being a very important subject, it was crucial for me to get a tutor to build my skills. I came out of Year 11 English with a D average, which led me to get Jessica's help throughout 2016. At the end of Year 12, I received a study score of 39 in English which was way above what I expected. In my tutoring sessions, Jessica helped me build the foundations of an effective essay including structure, language, and punctuation, which I was not receiving help with at school. Jessica was a major assistance to me this year and I owe my success to her approachable, friendly and relatable teaching techniques."

Claire Haggar     
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