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Mr Mark Matcott

 Melbourne - Mitcham

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

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

I travel to these locations
Ringwood, Nunawading and nearby suburbs

(1 student review)

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. For Selective Entry examination candidates, it will also be useful to cover some aspects of Logic.



37 years high school teaching experience. Taught VCE English, English Literature, Mandarin Chinese and Philosophy. Also taught Modern Greek up to Year 10 level and French up to Year 9 level. Taught English as a Second Language 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 both in Australia and also in Greece.

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

I have also had some experience now with teaching adults. This has been very rewarding and a great creative challenge.


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/Zoom.

Student Discount

Special Offer - $40/hour each for group session

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Victoria until 25-Sep-2025 (details available on request)




Joined Tutor Finder on 19-Feb-2019 (updated profile on 04-Jan-2021)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Tutor's Place in Mitcham
  • 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

"Mark didn't just help me with English, he helped me with learning in general. He found engaging ways to teach key concepts and taught me things that my school overlooked. He helped me get a better understanding of the base concepts in English and found ways to connect different concepts or make me see things in a different way. Mark was a massive help when it came to doing the Selective High School exams and was probably the only reason I got selected into Melbourne High. Mark is a great teacher over all and was a enormous help in making me enjoy English."

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