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Ms Sarah Wilkinson

 Brisbane - Fairfield

Personalised Tuition in English: Reading, Writing School + ESL

Brisbane tutor in Communication, Creative Writing, EAL, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, General Science, Geography, History, IELTS, Journalism, Legal Studies, Media Studies, PTE, Reading, Visual Arts

I travel to these locations
Inner southside, inner west, city

(3 student reviews)

I am available to teach English to individuals and small groups Tuesday to Saturday, before and after school hours, and during the day also.

Lessons are at the office in my home where I have access to resources that facilitate learning and allow for flexible, personalised and effective teaching. I also travel to locations that are within 10 minutes drive time. Zoom sessions are available.

Please contact me by phone or email to arrange a short interview to discuss lessons.

My expertise lies in my friendly support and careful attention to each student so that I may identify individual learning styles, assess strengthens and weaknesses, and develop a personalised individual plan. I believe that the application of evidence-based practices results in sound language proficiency. This is how I encourage students to develop comprehension skills and the confidence to communicate in English: at school, university, in the workplace, and our communities.

I use language-rich texts and work with each student to instill in them a joy of daily reading and writing, speaking and listening.

I am an excellent communicator in both the written and spoken word. I have experience in teaching and talking with people whose first language is not English: people from Japan, China, Taiwan, France, Germany, Spain, India, Thailand, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Israel, Egypt - from all over the world!

My interests include: reading, writing, literature, history, cultural studies, research, and thesis development.

I am passionate about learning at all levels from primary through tertiary for all children and adults.



8 years home educator for primary and secondary students
20 years teaching small groups
Over 30 years one-on-one coaching in phonemic awareness
Over 40 years extensive international travel and experience with diverse cultures and languages


- Bachelor of Arts: Double major in English Literature and History plus additional courses such as: Indigenous Studies, Journalism, Communication, and Television Studies,
- Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
- Sounds-Write Certificate
- Currently studying LETRS course []
- Home educator for 8 years and practiced in various approaches to learning, including: The Well-Trained Mind, Charlotte Mason, Saxon Math, Robinson Self-teaching Curriculum []


One-on-one private lessons: $70 per hour.
Lessons are at my home. Travel within 10 minute radius upon application.
- 10% discount for 10 private lessons paid in advance
Conversation group sessions: $25 per hour. Perfect for IELTS & PTE practice: copy and paste this link to your browser:

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Queensland until 25-Jul-2023 (details available on request)




Joined Tutor Finder on 19-May-2017 (updated profile on 22-Apr-2021)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Phone Help
  • Tutor's Place in Fairfield
  • Home Visits within 10 kms
  • Private & Group 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)


General Science (Primary)

Social Science

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


Legal Studies (Secondary)


Communication (Secondary)
Journalism (Secondary)
Media Studies (Secondary)


Visual Arts (Introduction)

"Sarah is a gem. She tutored my son for six months with personalised lessons. His literacy has improved greatly and has gone from strength to strength. Sarah is extremely professional and we looked forward to seeing her every week. I would highly recommend Sarah as a teacher. Grainne Hamer Mother"

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