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Ms Ryannan Mathieson

 Melbourne - Preston

Professional English and literacy tutor

Melbourne tutor in Creative Writing, EAL, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, Geography, History, IELTS, PTE, Reading, Special Needs, TOEFL

My name is Ryannan Mathieson and I am 32 years old. I am a professional English teacher and tutor with 12 years of high school and tertiary English and literacy teaching and tutoring experience.

I am a qualified teacher, having completed a Bachelor of Education (Prep - 12). I have 12 years of industry experience as a secondary teacher.

I offer a premium English tutoring service that is individualised for the student's needs.

I am currently working with students from the following schools and universities: Wesley College, Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne Girls College, Albert Park College, Melbourne High School, St Columbas College, Melbourne University, RMIT and Victoria University.

I have extensive experience in preparing aspiring teachers for the ACER Teacher Literacy Test.

I provide English tutoring services for the following:

>> English Years 7-10
>> VCE English and Literature units 1, 2, 3 & 4.
>> International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
>> University English/ Literature LANTITE Test
>> Selective School Entrance Exams/Scholarship Preparation
>> Emergency Services Entrance Exams
>> Distance Education (Home Schooling, Virtual School Victoria)

I also provide English homeschooling services with accompanying resources.

Not only am I competent and experienced in all secondary English levels through eight years of teaching experience, I also bring a calm and relaxed approach to learning, allowing for stress-free and vibrant learning opportunities. I have an extensive understanding of the Victorian Curriculum F-10. I am a teacher who explores modes of learning, understanding that not all students learn in the same manner and require support in differing areas of their literacy. I can’t wait to have you onboard and begin the learning.

----------- LANTITE (LITERACY) - ACER TEACHER TEST -----------

I have worked with a number of aspiring teachers to assist them in preparing for the literacy component of the LANTITE ACER Teacher Test.

My approach is as follows:

- The student will complete a pre-test, in their own time. The results of the pre-test will allow me to assess the student's ability so that we can create a personalised plan and framework for the student to follow.
- Prioritise and teach important skills that will appear on the test.
- Teach the student how to apply these skills to ACER style test questions.
- Each session will focus on learning new skills and revising skills learnt up to that point.
- At the end of each session, the student is provided with a customised work-pack which is made up of practice questions similar to the ACER Literacy Test.
- Once all the key skills are learnt, I will give the student multiple practice tests so they can practice tying everything together and refine their test strategy.

The tutoring will bring the student up to a Year 9/10 Literacy level in a fast and effective way, regardless of where they are starting from. The student will get significant practice at LANTITE ACER Literacy Test style questions and will have acquired the skills and strategies to be able to solve these questions successfully.

----------- VCE & IB ONE-ON-ONE HOLIDAY PREPARATION -----------

I will be providing structured one-on-one preparation sessions for VCE and IB English students.

These tutoring sessions are designed to:
- Consolidate and master key concepts from the previous year in an organised, concise and retainable way.
- Focus on learning important new concepts that will appear in the prospective school year.
- Teach key reading and writing skills ensuring the student has an excellent aptitude.

The student will be provided with structured work-packs.

The purpose of the sessions is to consolidate and master key concepts from the previous years and to teach the student the most important and challenging concepts from the upcoming year.

----------- YEAR 7-10 ENGLISH STUDENTS -----------

The one-one-one holiday preparation sessions for Year 7-10 students will focus on consolidating key concepts from the previous year and filling in any fundamental gaps in the student's knowledge (e.g. reading, spelling, grammar, writing conventions etc.).

The purpose of the sessions is to build confidence and get the student going into the upcoming school year at a literacy level slightly higher than required.

----------- TUITION APPROACH -----------

I conduct tutoring session at your home, local library or my studio.

The session structure is as follows:

1. Current course work and theory.
I will teach the student course work and theory they are learning in class. The aim will be to work ahead of the class so when the student gets in class they can better understand the teacher's explanation and consolidate leanings from our tutoring sessions. This ensures class time can be used to its full potential.

2. Reading and Inference Strategies
I will go through techniques and strategies for gaining a greater depth in understanding from reading using connections, inference strategies and tone. This will ensure the student is getting weekly experience in reading strategies.

3. Exam/SAC preparation and strategy.
I will focus on specific content for any upcoming exams/SACs to ensure the student is fully prepared.

4. Revision.
I provide a revision structure that ensures any of the work/theory learnt in previous sessions is continuously being practised and doesn't have to be re-learnt.

The lessons will be based around the students individual requirements.

As a qualified teacher with 12 years of teaching experience, I have developed a methods based approach which is why I have been successful with a wide variety of students. I supply clear, easy to understand instructions for each area of study for the student to follow in my absence. This is the most effective method in ensuring the student thrives in their learning.



English teaching and tutoring for 12 years
- English Units 1, 2, 3 & 4
- Literature Units 1, 2, 3 & 4
- English Years 7 to 10
- University Literacy
- ACER Teacher Literacy Test


La Trobe University: Bachelor of Education (P-12, 1st Class
Honours Literature and History)


$90 per hour




Joined Tutor Finder on 29-Dec-2019 (updated profile on 17-Jan-2020)
Tutoring Location
  • Tutor's Place in Preston
  • Home Visits within 15 kms
  • Online Help
  • Private Tuition


Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
EAL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
English Literature (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
ESL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
IELTS (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
PTE (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Special Needs (Primary, Secondary)
TOEFL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)

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Geography (Primary, Secondary)
History (Primary, Secondary)
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