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Dr John G Arca

 Melbourne - Craigieburn

Expert and qualified. ONLINE individual or shared classes.

Melbourne tutor in EAL, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, IELTS, Italian, Reading, Special Needs, Essay revision, Thesis Revision & Editing, Effective learning techniques, Religious Studies, Buddhist Studies.

Service areas
Craigieburn, Roxburgh P, Mickleham, Greenvale, Meadow H, Broadmeadows, Campbellfield, Epping,Attwood

ABOUT ME:
I teach privately since 2011 and I always take particular interest in making any learning experience not merely a school task, but something interesting for the 'person', not only for the 'student'. This is what English as a school subject is actually about: making us able to better understand ourselves, others and the complexities of human life. I teach students how to effectively think and organise their thoughts, how to clearly express them and how to have a deeper and critical understanding of any topic.
Before becoming a teacher, I have been Editor-in-Chief for many years and then Director of a literary publishing house. I have also been a professionally certified literary translator (17 books translated, 24 books edited). For this reason I can deal with essays and any kind of texts with a hands-on experience that is uncommon among English teachers. I have also worked for five years as a CSWE Ames ESL Tutor for adults. All this is complemented by my academic research experience (I obtained a Doctorate —PhD in Arts— in 2019 at Monash University), and by my publications of peer-reviewed academic papers.

ABOUT MY ONLINE CLASSES:
Classes on SKYPE can be individual or easily shared by more than one student, if preferred. SKYPE classes allow for less movement outside your house, which is essential during Covid19. But even apart from this, online SKYPE classes can be a convenient way of saving transport time and allow for a greater choice of time-slots, because they are independent from parents’ availability. The way I run my online private classes has proved effective and very rewarding for students. There are are no disadvantages, because they are very personalised and we can do essay checking and any other activity in real time with screen sharing. If you wish to receive more detailed information about how my Online Classes work, just contact me and I will send it by email. I will also assist you in installing and starting to work on Skype, if you need. And I am of course authorised by Working with Children Check Clearance.

ABOUT MY OFFER:
My professional and academic experience allows me to offer a number of services to a wide variety of students at different levels:
highly comprehensive essay writing training, tasks tailored to each students, specific homework activities, access to a personal Shared Folder in DropBox with study-guides and many different kinds of source materials. My handouts are often written or edited by me, which makes learning easier because students can study what they have already listened in my explanations. I also provide guidelines for general school's performance and study management, school's homework assistance, development of critical thinking skills and Selective Entry Schools Exam training, if needed. As a plus, I also offer free personalised telephone assistance, when students need a quick feedback or clarifications about any topic or tasks. And all students receive every week a clear and detailed email with memos, study directions and activities, which I usually send to parents too (VCE students' parents can opt out, if they wish) so they can be always informed and updated about what we do.

- PRIMARY, SECONDARY students & VCE (or Baccalaureate)
- SELECTIVE ENTRY TEST TRAINING
- CASUAL CLASSES ON DEMAND
- OCCASIONAL CLASSES FOR SCHOOL HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS ASSISTANCE
- UNIVERSITY and TAFE TRAINING and ASSISTANCE: papers, essays, academic writing, editing and proofreading
- GENERAL ADULT TUITION and ESL TUITION (English as a Second Language)
- ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR SCHOOL AND ADULTS

ABOUT MY FEES:

INDIVIDUAL CLASSES
All School grades $80 per hour
Classes on Demand $100 per hour (one hour and a half $130, two hours $160)

GROUP CLASSES (max 4 students)
2 students $60 each - 3 students $50 each - 4 students $45 each.
Classes can also be paid in packages of 4 classes (which will cover one month of tuition) .

Shared classes still allow individual essay writing analysis (and useful comparison with the other student), as well as shared explanations, in particular regarding essay writing skills.

ADULT AND UNIVERSITY/TAFE $100 per hr
One and a half hr recommended ($130)

ITALIAN language $80 per hr (Adults & Uni level $100 min.)
One and a half hr recommended ($100).

ESSAY REVISION & EDITING (Uni & Tafe) $100 per hr (minimum $100 jobs) Finished jobs are delivered on electronic support and paper. No delivery by e- mail unless paid in advance. For a specific quote or an approximate number of hours, please send your file with instructions.

THESIS REVISION & EDITING: Quotes are based on the number of words
Revision and editing of theses and other major papers are not charged by the hour (it would be too expensive) but on number of words. Specific quotes will also take into account the complexity of the paper and the level of revision requested. This can vary according, in particular, to the level of English of your final draft. Other factors, like formatting, tables, notes, referencing systems, etc., can also determine differences in the quote.

Regular receipts, invoices are available on request. (ABN 39 707 848 805)
No GST is due for private tuition, according to current regulations.
Fees for SKYPE classes can be paid by online banking.

Please allow at least 24 hrs notice for class cancellation. If a cancellation occurs on the same day of a class, a cancellation fee will be due (equal to 60% of the fee)

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SPECIAL NOTE FOR ITALIAN LANGUAGE:
I am a native Italian speaker, with an extensive experience as Eng>It translation and 15 years professional experience as Editor. I have also taught Italian language and Culture at the Italian Government Cultural Institute of Melbourne for several years. I speak both English and Italian fluently since I was a child.

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Experience

Teacher of English Language and Literature
Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL)
Teacher of Italian Language and Culture
Academic (University) Research experience and academic publications (Monash University)

DETAILED REFERENCES WILL BE PROMPTLY PROVIDED ON REQUEST

Qualifications

PhD - Monash University, Melbourne
Ba Hons with High Distinction in Foreign Languages and Civilisations
Teaching Diploma in English Language
Former CSWE Ames Esl Tutor
Former Aiti-FIT/Unesco literary translator
(17 books translated and published)
Editor (24 books edited and published)
Academic papers published in peer-reviewed journals.
DETAILED REFERENCES CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST

Rates

Group classes (max 4 people) are possible.
They have the following rates:
2 students $60 each - 3 students $50 each - 4 students $45 each (individual class is $80).

Student Discount

Special Offer - Free initial meeting with parents and/or students

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Victoria until 24-Feb-2025 (details available on request)

Gender

Male

Registered

Joined Tutor Finder on 16-Apr-2011 (updated profile on 29-Sep-2020)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Phone Help
  • Tutor's Place in Craigieburn

English

EAL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English Literature (Secondary)
ESL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
IELTS (Tertiary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Special Needs (Primary, Secondary)

Language

Italian (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

Other Subjects

Essay revision, Thesis Revision & Editing, Effective learning techniques, Religious Studies, Buddhist Studies.
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