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Ms Samantha Harrison

 Melbourne - Northcote

Current Learning Specialist and VCE English and History teacher

Melbourne tutor in Creative Writing, English, Essay Writing, History, Politics

I travel to these locations
Inner north and inner east

My decade as an educator has seen me work as a teacher trainer at a leading Victorian government school, and abroad. I teach English and Humanities 7-12, primarily at a VCE level. I have coordinated wellbeing programs for Senior Secondary students, and overseen learning programs. I am trained in gifted and talented education, and have worked as a literacy coach. I am keenly aware of the pressures and excitement of the VCE experience, and pride myself on my ability to create a supportive environment which challenges every student to do their very best. My current role is as a Learning Specialist: to conduct professional development for colleagues, provide collegiate observations and model effective pedagogies (teaching strategies). I enjoy working with students in a one-to-one environment, as it enables me to further understand the learning process. Additionally, it allows me to be up close when young people feel the sense of achievement of VCE.

In order to best understand student's knowledge and skills, firstly I undertake diagnostic assessment through a short writing task to ascertain technical skills. Additionally, I will ask to see students notes from class and past essays. Given the pace of the Year 12 course often my sessions focus on refining micro-skills such as embedding quotations or nominalisation, which may not be covered in depth in class, yet may significantly improve results. Oftentimes, my sessions will cover historical context or stylistic elements, which are more complex aspects of the Study Design and often require multiple exposures. Students will often guide these sessions based on areas they have found difficult in class. Please advise texts studying when enquiring.



I am a current Year 12 English and History teacherI have been tutoring Year 12 English students for four years. Ranging from students after an additional challenge, to those requiring additional support. My experience as an educator in a leading Victorian government school, as a manager of wellbeing programs and postgraduate studies in gifted and talented education and inclusion, mean I am best placed to target a program for your son/daughter.


I hold a Masters degree in Education, a Diploma in Secondary Education and a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations.


$90 per hour

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Victoria until 24-Jan-2019 (details available on request)




Joined Tutor Finder on 14-Jan-2019 (updated profile on 24-Jan-2019)
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