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Ms Laura Deriu


Melbourne tutor in English

Service areas
Sth Yarra and Malvern Libraries

VCE English and English Language. Years 11 and 12 Only.

I am an experienced teacher of English at secondary level, specialising in VCE English, English Language, Literature and IB English. I have a thorough, detailed working knowledge of the courses and texts; and offer a variety of strategies to enable your progress. Course guides, sample essays, training essays, practice exams and feedback are provided to help you achieve your best in Assessments and the Exam. The fee includes email, msg contact and assessments between tutorials.

Current registration with Victorian Institute of Teaching with Clear Police Check.

I commenced my teaching career at Geelong Grammar School (Corio), and have taught at The Woodleigh School, Methodist Ladies College and Yarra Valley Grammar. Along with teaching duties, I held leadership positions in curriculum, student welfare and management.

I have presented and published widely in English education; and have facilitated professional development in faculty change, curriculum and professional communication. Additionally, I have co-authored, edited several successful senior English resource texts and study guides for Thomson Learning, Cengage Learning, Macmillan Education, Jacaranda, A+ Guides, Cambridge University Press and the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. Currently, I am a Senior English Tutor and a Writer, Editor of English grammar, literature guides as well as an external exam assessor for various private schools. I am undertaking a PhD in Linguistics (Monash) and am a Teaching Assistant in English Language at Monash.

Tutorials are 60 mins ($80) per student.
Bookings available from 2.00pm on Monday to Wednesday, meeting at Stonnington Sth Yarra and Malvern Libraries. I do not do home visits.

I look forward to helping you achieve your best. Regards, Laura.
I acknowledge the traditional indigenous custodians of this country and community diversity.



Classroom Teacher (20 years); Tutor (12 years); English Exam Assessor/Auditor;
Writer/Editor of English course books and study guides.


Master of Applied Linguistics, Monash University; Grad. Cert. Educational Administration,
Deakin University; Bachelor of Education (Sec/Arts), University of Melbourne;
Certificate of Achievement in Teaching Adult Learners, Central Institute WA; Diploma of
Journalism, Australian College of Journalism; Certificate IV in Professional Writing &
Editing, Holmesglen TAFE; on-going professional development concerning curriculum and learner needs (20hrs per year).


$80 per hour




Joined Tutor Finder on 22-Jun-2012 (updated profile on 23-Jul-2019)
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