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Mr William Kobayashi


University Student English Tutor

Sydney tutor in Creative Writing, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, Philosophy, Reading, Visual Arts

I travel to these locations
CBD, University of Sydney, Western suburbs

Every form of writing is creative writing; whether it be essay writing, academic writing, scientific publications, short stories, novels, poetry or otherwise. The structure of information, the choice of words, the order of information, all of this is formed for the purpose of expressing what the author "wants" to say. By no means is this a simple or easy task. The ability to be poignant, precise, and eloquent is a set of skills that requires extensive practice and engagement with a wide range of literal styles.

Therefore, my lessons are designed to help improve comprehension, reading skills (speed, accuracy), speaking (including public speaking), and most importantly- writing. Strong emphasis is placed on expanding vocabulary, skills to increase vocabulary and proper use of grammar when you need to use it. Over the course of developing these skills, there will also be a focus of introducing/ further developing literary techniques such as effective use of punctuation, critical thinking (use of who, what, where, when, why, how), different literary devices such as metonyms and synecdoche.

Secondly, aside from developing the skills to better read and write, a crucial part of my lessons will be to introduce research skills. Researching academic, peer reviewed texts, books, journal articles that are relevant to the topic you intend to study is not an easy task. With the convenience of modern search engines such as Google, it is very easy to find a large pool of sources that cover very 'broadly' about the topic you seek. However, in order to find expert information, or empirical research data to support your 'argument' is actually a rigorous task that could make the difference between earning a high credit or a high distinction. That is why at least one of my lessons will take place in a university library where I will teach/ tutor skills necessary to effectively research a topic through books/ online academic databases.

Ultimately, I subscribe to the self-determination theory of learning- this theory which comes from educational psychology posits that the best state of learning, where a student is able to learn the most, and most effectively, happens when that student is motivated. I believe motivation comes when a student understands why it is important to learn English, and when they 'enjoy' learning it. Therefore, my lessons are designed to be interactive, conversational- so that we have lots of opportunity to discuss ideas, and incorporate literature from a wide range of genres/ sources ranging from HSC prescribed texts to exerts from modern comic books. Because, learning should be fun, and learning should be as motivating as it is enlightening.

Availability: Mon-Fri (Afternoon and Evenings)
Subject to variation due to unpredictability of University schedule

Contact me via: Phone- 0436 881 360 Email-

Location: I have a classroom that can be used at Performance Education, Wynard. I can travel to a location of your choosing.



For the past two years I have providing 1 on 1 tutoring for students in years 7-12, and first year university education in English.
My curriculum/ syllabus is focused on developing the skills necessary for my student to excel in understanding, engaging with, and manipulating the English language, not only simply to succeed in their academic pursuits but also to exceed the standard academic requirements to achieve a deeper level of literacy.
Aside from my private tutoring experience, I also work for a college for international students.
I have been employed by Performance education for 3 years, where the majority of students come from a foreign background such as China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Thailand to name some.
Each class at Performance Education seats between 20-25 students, however, in my tutoring sessions I will only assist 1-2 students at maximum so to ensure the best quality of learning.


University of Sydney student- Bachelor of Education: Secondary (3rd Year)
University of Sydney: Distinction average results
Atar: 89


$50 per hour




Joined Tutor Finder on 10-Jan-2019 (updated profile on 04-Mar-2019)
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Creative Writing (Secondary, Tertiary)
English (Secondary, Tertiary)
English Literature (Secondary, Tertiary)
ESL (Secondary)
Essay Writing (Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Secondary, Tertiary)

Social Science

Philosophy (Secondary, Tertiary)


Visual Arts (Intermediate, Advanced)
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