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Mr Jonathan Byron

 Melbourne - Reservoir

Experienced English Tuition for Primary, High School & VCE

Melbourne tutor in EAL, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, Reading, Special Needs, VCE Preparation (including analysis of texts, creative responses, essay writing and oral presentations)

Service areas
Melbourne, Australia and online for Local and International students

(7 student reviews)

I offer professional online English lessons in the following areas: VCE Preparation, Primary & High School English. Over the years I have helped many students achieve higher academic results in the Australian Curriculum. Students have gone from average, or below-average grades to above average within a 4-6 month period. My VCE English Preparation has been especially beneficial for year 11 and 12 students in preparing them for their VCE exams and ATAR scores.

I'm a qualified English teacher with over 15 years of experience developing students' English skills. Including students in Australia, Germany and the UK. I’ve also worked as a class teacher in mixed schools, as well as some top language schools in Melbourne.

I hold a BA in Education, a Cert 4 of TESOL and a Master’s in Literature and Cultural Studies. When I am not teaching English, I am a professional writer. Therefore, English is my main focus and an integral part of my daily life.

I take great pride in each of my student's accomplishments, and their success is my success. I make it my job to focus on the individual needs of each student – with comprehensive and easy to understand lessons, no matter the student’s academic level. I have many students and spaces often fill up quickly, so please state your availability when contacting me. I look forward to hearing from you!


At the moment I am very flexible due to working from home. Please indicate your preferable hours.


I only tutor online these days. In my experience, online tutoring is extremely convenient and produces the same results as face-to-face lessons. In fact, I would say it is even more beneficial as students are able to access documents in real-time via Google Classroom without the need to waste time shuffling through paperwork. Please read my recent article about the importance of online tutoring here:


I believe my role as a tutor is to guide and inspire students to reach their goals. It is an academic relationship built on trust, knowledge, inspiration, and insight. Some of my key strengths include experience, patience, the ability to discern a student's needs, focus, motivation, and excellent listening skills.


I believe in supportive and tailored lesson plans that meet the student’s individual needs, encourage confidence and improve organisation and structure, whilst incorporating a broad range of teaching methodologies.

It gives me satisfaction to watch my students develop and progress over our lessons together, as their success is of the highest priority. However, it takes a degree of motivation and commitment to succeed, so I’m a firm believer in homework assignments with follow-up reviews.

When teaching, I employ digital resources, such as Google Docs, to edit assignments in real-time with the student and email to exchange study materials. I also supply a broad range of own exercises and VCE approved study design material for VCE students.

Please contact me for a quote at



• Primary and Secondary students (VCE exam prep and general study)
• Business & Cambridge English for corporate environments (one-on-one and group)
• IELTS preparation for both General and Academic
• ESL / EAL training in comprehension, grammar, reading, and writing
• Essay writing, report writing, academic writing, persuasive & analysis writing
• Proofreading and editing of thesis and academic papers
• Narrative structure and creative writing
• Structured homework assignments and lesson plans to meet individual students needs
• Contract lesson plans with individuals and classes
• Tutoring ESL for international exchange students


Currently finishing my Master’s in Literacy and Cultural Studies

Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Kangan
ELICOS campus, Docklands, Melbourne - 2016

Bachelor of Education, Melbourne University - 1999 - 2002
Graduated with Honours & attended my internship at Moreland City College during 2001.

Certificate 3 of Education, Australian Catholic University, Victoria Australia - 1997


I have a few different rates for students and different subjects. I do not have an hourly set rate for all students, and this is because different students require different levels of tutoring. My rates begin at $60 and work up to $90, depending on the student's level. I am a very experienced tutor, and it is important to remember that you will be receiving very focused and tailored lessons as one of my pupils. The best thing to do is send me a message, explain your needs and we can go from there.

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Special Offer - Please enquire regarding package deals.

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Victoria until 01-Oct-2024 (details available on request)




Joined Tutor Finder on 26-Feb-2014 (updated profile on 08-May-2022)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Phone Help


EAL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English Literature (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
ESL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)

Study Help

Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Special Needs (Primary, Secondary)

Other Subjects

VCE Preparation (including analysis of texts, creative responses, essay writing and oral presentations)

"Johnathan has been tutoring my two sons for over two terms now, they are in year 8. I have noticed a definite improvement in my sons written expression. Johnathan sets ambitious work loads for my boys which is excellent, despite the protestations from my sons. Having online lessons is convenient for myself and my boys. I have no doubt that my original aim to improve my sons written expression has been achieved and is continuing to improve, this will pay dividends for VCE."

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