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Mr Mark Matcott

 Melbourne - Mitcham

If English is not currently your favourite subject, it soon will be.

Melbourne tutor in Creative Writing, English, English Literature, Essay Writing, Philosophy, English Grammar

I travel to these locations
Ringwood, Nunawading and nearby suburbs

The spread of subjects I have taught means that I have learned to be useful to a wide variety of students and attend to their varying abilities and needs. With a background in language teaching and learning, it is easier for me to empathise with students who may not have English as their home language.

With experience teaching Philosophy – which requires attention to logic and proper argument structure – as well as Drama, and coaching debating teams, I can help you with your preparation for Oral Presentations.

Prior to entering teaching, I worked in the printing and publishing industry, where effective proofreading is a must. This also means proper attention to good grammar and fluent expression.

My task is to turn you not only into a capable English student, but also a capable student overall, so we will also look at study skills and thinking skills in general. The hard, but vital aspect of VCE English is learning concepts. We will cover the concepts that are especially vital for success in the subject.



Taught English, English Literature, French, Modern Greek, Mandarin Chinese, Drama and Philosophy at high school level for 37 years. Taught ESL at high schools in Melbourne and also in coaching schools in Athens, Greece. Presented in-service on argument-mapping for English teachers at VATE (Victorian Association of Teachers of English) Conference. Mentored several student teachers in English, Philosophy and languages.

Have taught adults and also primary school age children in a martial art here in Australia and also in China and Hong Kong.

I have just retired from full-time teaching. I have, however, tutored occasionally both in Australia and also in Greece.

Tutored in English, Philosophy and English Grammar throughout 2019. VCE English and English Grammar in 2020.


Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Monash University) Majors in English, French and Mandarin Chinese. Minors in Linguistics and Philosophy.

Diploma in Education.

Current VIT accreditation.


$60/hour for single student face to face or via Skype.

Student Discount

Special Offer - $40/hour each for group of two students




Joined Tutor Finder on 19-Feb-2019 (updated profile on 29-Apr-2020)
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  • Home Visits within 10 kms
  • Private & Group Tuition


Creative Writing (Secondary)
English (Secondary)
English Literature (Secondary)
Essay Writing (Secondary)

Social Science

Philosophy (Secondary)

Other Subjects

English Grammar
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