Liam B VERY RESPONSIVE
Tutoring near Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Victoria

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Around Surrey Hills

Monday 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Travel policy

I tutor students at my home in Surrey Hills or via Skype. I have a current working with children check and parents/students are more than welcome to meet me/visit my home before any tutoring. References provided on request.

About

Update: unfortunately I am fully booked for this year.

Hello, I'm Liam! I'm a secondary school teacher currently teaching English, Literature, and Philosophy at Melbourne Girls' College in Richmond. I tutor English, Literature, Philosophy, and generalised study skills through my tutoring company, Examined Life Education.

I have tutored privately for four years. During this time I have provided help and guidance to a diverse range of students with varying abilities and educational challenges, from those struggling to keep up to those seeking entry into select schools.

As a teacher I have taught at public schools, private schools, and Monash University. I have a track record of producing excellent results in the VCE subjects I teach. For English, I have improved the median study score for my classes and have taken a number of students from a C average at the beginning of year 12 to an A on the final exam. For Philosophy I have increased my school's median study score and one of my students has won a Premier's Award for the subject.

I have an in-depth knowledge of the Victorian curriculum and frequently attend professional development conferences, so you can feel confident that your/your child's tutor knows exactly what is required to succeed in a subject area. I keep up-to-date with the latest research in educational psychology so you can feel secure in the knowledge that your/your child's tutoring is backed by sound principles.

In my tutoring I draw on my practical experience and background in educational psychology to provide a compassionate tutoring environment tailored to each student's individual needs. I create and gather custom resources for each student and offer ongoing email support outside of tutoring hours.

I tutor both in person (Surrey Hills) and via Skype.

More about me can be found at my tutoring website: https://examinedlifeeducation.com

(Please note: Depending on the week, I may have slots available outside of the listed times. If you require a slot outside of these times, please do not hesitate to be in touch.)

Education

I hold a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Education from Monash University.

I also hold a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of New England, with a particular focus on educational psychology.

Reviews

Liam's a good tutor. He's helped me understand what makes a good literature essay, what the common mistakes are, and why using critical lenses is important. His email support has helped me a lot during the lead up to Literature sacs as well.
- By Andrew on 6th August 2018

My daughter fell behind in a few subjects due to medical problems. She wanted to catch up but was anxious about interacting with a tutor (she's very shy). I spoke to Liam on the phone before my daughter met him and he was very understanding about her anxiety. Each week we found him to be well-prepared, kind, and reassuring. My daughter has nearly caught up now and appears to have a lot more confidence in her work.
- By Sandra R on 19th June 2018

I've had a few English tutors before but having an actual teacher tutor me has helped so much. With previous tutors my marks improved a bit but never very much. With tutoring from Liam they've improved a lot.

If you're having trouble with a particular text in English, Liam goes off and reads/watches the whole thing and creates/collects useful resources for you before you arrive for tutoring. He knows heaps about the texts and can give you lots of useful hints for writing good quality responses because he knows exactly what the markers are looking for.
- By Josh P on 29th May 2018

Liam tutored me in year 12 English in 2016.

Even though I did heaps of them in year 11, when I started year 12 I still had no idea how to write a good language analysis. I was pretty much convinced I was going to fail that component of the English exam.

Mum found Liam through a family friend. I was pretty nervous at first because I'd never had any tutoring before, but Liam was really helpful. He never made me feel judged or stupid and always encouraged me to ask any questions I had. My language analysis essays improved a lot, my SAC marks went up, and I actually did well on that part of the exam.
- By Sara Kim on 14th May 2018

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Rates

$70 per hour

Services

  • One-to-one tuition
  • Phone help
  • Online help (Skype)

Subjects

  • English
  • English Literature Unit 1
  • English Literature Unit 2
  • English Literature Unit 3
  • English Literature Unit 4
  • English Unit 1
  • English Unit 2
  • English Unit 3
  • English Unit 4
  • Philosophy Unit 1
  • Philosophy Unit 2
  • Philosophy Unit 3
  • Philosophy Unit 4

Tutoring students in

  • Year 12
  • Year 11
  • Year 10
  • Year 9
  • Year 8
  • Year 7