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Ms Jessica Graham

 Melbourne - Doncaster

Qualified, experienced and passionate about education

Melbourne tutor in Drama, English, Essay Writing, Reading, Literature, Public Speaking, Theatre Studies, Performance Studies

(11 student reviews)

Congratulations to my Class of 2018 students - your hard work paid off, earning brilliant results! Very well deserved!

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.

Over the summer holidays, I will be available Mondays through Fridays for most of the break.

For the 2019 school year, I am fully booked across all weeknights. However, if you are a senior student who has free periods (early finishes or late starts), lessons during the school day may be arranged.

Tutorials take place at my home near Elgar Rd in Doncaster, just off the Eastern Freeway, after school hours. 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, 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 Tutor Finder on 12-Nov-2013 (updated profile on 11-Jan-2019)
Tutoring Location
  • Tutor's Place in Doncaster
  • Private & Group Tuition


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


Drama (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

Other Subjects

Literature, Public Speaking, Theatre Studies, Performance Studies

"I joined Jessica's tutorials later in term 1 of this year where I seeked her assistance for Literature Units 3 and 4. I found that as a tutor she not only had a great motivation to teach and to discuss relevant concepts with me, but also had the willingness to listen to mine and thus, assisted me to think at a deeper level and look at the subtle nuances of the texts I was studying. I also think that Jessica has a tremendous love not only for the subject, but also for the lesson as she comes prepared to each class. Overall, I found Jessica an extremely helpful teacher, with whom, I was able to excell my skills to that next level in terms of the way I think about my texts. Especially, I would have to say that writing my literature creative response and seeking her feedback was my favourite learning experience this year. I would recommend her for any students looking not only for general help but advancement as well."

Tharusha Jayasuriya    
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