English Tutor Melbourne



Private Tutor


Melbourne VIC 3000




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About the Lesson

Category English Tutor Melbourne
Class Type Private Tutoring
Age Group Tertiary, Adult
Study Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Language
  • English

Lesson Introduction

You can learn to be your own best editor! Whether or not you are a native English speaker or you have learned English as an additional language, I can teach you how to improve your essays, research papers, business reports, advertising blurbs, or whatever you are writing. I not only help you with grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence construction, but also more substantive editing, if required, such as organisation, presentation of logical arguments and bibliographic citations.

When I am working overseas (usually June to September), I continue to tutor students in Australia using skype and the 'Track changes' function in Word, as well as email.

About the Tutor

ID & Qualification Check

  • ID Check
  • Highest Qualification

Short Introduction and Accomplishments

Over the past 10 years, I have taught English to university students and adult learners in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Australia, helping them to gain greater fluency, improve their pronunciation, edit their writing and feel more confident communicating with native English speakers. Previously I have also worked as a university lecturer, journal editor and librarian.

I do not teach by a set book or method. Instead, I work closely with each student to determine their goals and needs, and jointly plan a learning path with them. I use a range of techniques and strategies, depending on each student's language level, learning style and the skills they most want to develop. However, my strengths are in helping students to improve their English pronunciation within a grammatical framework, to become more fluent in their reading skills and to successfully edit their own work.

In addition to teaching students privately, I have run pronunciation classes and workshops for English teachers and students in universities in Laos and Vietnam, as well as classes for visually impaired students. My qualifications include a BA from the University of Oregon, MS from the University of California Los Angeles and PhD from the University of California Berkeley. I was born and raised in the United States, but have now lived half my life in Australia, so my accent is an easy-to-understand Australian/American mix.

I enjoy teaching and take pride in ensuring my students steadily improve their language skills. I have learned to speak and write basic Thai, Lao, Vietnamese and Spanish, so I understand the problems speakers of these languages have when trying to improve their English. I continue to work in SE Asia for a few months each year. During the time I am overseas, I can make arrangements to continue tutoring my students in Australia using Skype or Facetime.

Lesson Schedule

For session dates please refer to the booking calendar on the right. Check class introduction, packages or contact tutor to see if casual bookings are accepted.

Class start date
Nov 6, 2017
Class finish date
Jun 30, 2019
13:00 - 20:00

16:00 - 20:00

13:00 - 20:00

16:00 - 20:00

13:00 - 20:00

What We Provide

After each session, I will email you an Info Brief listing the types of mistakes you are making and how to correct them.

What to Bring

Two copies of the essay or report that needs editing. You will write on one copy, and I will make notes on the other.

Refund Policy

TeachingMe refund policy applies prior to the first class starts

My Booking


All tutor lessons are covered by 100% satisfaction guarantee

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