VCE? PTE? IELTS? Contact me for immediate support today!
Melbourne tutor in Communication, Creative Writing, English
Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, IELTS, Journalism, Media Studies, PTE, Reading, Teacher, TOEFL, VCE Preparation (including analysis of texts,
creative responses, essay writing and oral
Service areasMelbourne, Australia and online for Local and International students
• Are you a VCE student and preparing for your English units?
• Do you want to improve your General or Academic English?
• Are you preparing for an important exam, such as IELTS or PTE? Do you want to improve your overall score?
• Do you have an Academic Paper, Thesis or Essay that needs proof reading or editing? Do you have deadlines?
EXPERIENCE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Whatever your English needs may be, it’s important that you receive the right kind of tutoring, starting today. Your score will define your future. Your ability to write professionally and communicate efficiently will define your career.
My name is Jonathan. I have over 15 years experience developing effective English skills, including students in Australia, Europe and the UK. I take great pride in my students’ 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’m currently offering support in the following areas: VCE student preparation, IELTS (General and Academic English), PTE, and other curriculum-based English subjects.
One of the important factors you should always consider when choosing a tutor is their level of experience and qualifications. I hold a BA of Education, a Cert 4 of TESOL and I’m currently finishing my Master’s in Literary and Cultural Studies. When I am not teaching English, I am a writer – therefore, English is my main focus and is an integral part of my daily life.
I am currently tutoring privately and working for one of the top language schools in Melbourne. 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!
The best days for me currently are: Mondays, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning and Thursday late afternoon. If you require lessons outside of these hours, let me know so we can work together to come up with a time suitable for both of us.
I tutor from my home in Hawthorn East and online via Skype. In my experience, online tutoring is extremely convenient and produces the same results as face-to-face lessons.
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 students’ 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.
• IELTS preparation for both General and Academic
• Primary and Secondary students (VCE exam prep and general study)
• Business & Cambridge English for corporate environments (one-on-one and group)
• ESL / EAL training in comprehension, grammar, reading and writing
• Essay writing, report writing, academic writing, persuasive & analysis writing
• Proof reading 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, Victoria Australia - 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 $45 and work up to $90, depending on the job. 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.
Special Offer - Please enquire regarding package deals.
Working With Children Check
Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Victoria until 01-Oct-2019 (details available on request)
Joined Tutor Finder on 26-Feb-2014 (updated profile on 23-Nov-2018)