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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)

My 2021 tutorial schedule for after-school lessons is now full. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please send me an email noting the days and times that would suit you, and I will be in touch if a suitable place becomes available.

If you are a senior student who has free periods (early finishes or late starts), lessons during the school day may be arranged.

School holiday lessons are still available some days for those of you wishing to accelerate your learning.


Congratulations to my Class of 2020 students - you faced the exceptional challenges of the year with courage and persistence.

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.

Tutorials normally 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.

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Experience

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

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

2006 - 2020: Private Drama coach for VCE Drama students approaching the Solo
Performance Exam.

2006 - 2020: Individual and group English workshops for secondary students, including
homework assistance, essay skills, public speaking skills and creative writing.

Qualifications

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

Rates

2021 pricing:

Primary school students:
One-on-one session - $90/hr
Group sessions - $70/hr/student

Year 7 to 10:
One-on-one session - $110/hr
Group sessions - $85/hr/student

VCE students, tertiary students and adults:
One-on-one session - $130/hr
Group sessions - $100/hr/student

Gender

Female

Registered

Joined Tutor Finder on 12-Nov-2013 (updated profile on 08-Apr-2021)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Tutor's Place in Doncaster
  • Private & Group Tuition

English

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

Music

Drama (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

Other Subjects

Literature, Public Speaking, Theatre Studies, Performance Studies

"Jessica is a caring and highly intelligent teacher who made VCE English much clearer to me and made sure I was feeling confident before all SACs and exams. When I was feeling very stressed out and under pressure from my parents to get good marks, she helped me focus on what I was good at and broke down my weak points so I could tackle them. Some weeks I really needed a counsellor and she was always willing to listen, sometimes even letting me stay for an extra half an hour or more to help talk me through what was going on. I appreciate her attention and support so much - she turned a horrible year into something I can feel much better about. Now I'm just waiting to see what course I get into with this solid ATAR Jessica helped me reach. Thank you so, so much!"

Brittany    
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