Willing to travel within Elwood/local suburbs/most suburbs not too far away to a student's home. If travel time is reasonably lengthy then there may be a small additional charge added on top of my hourly rate.
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My name's Nick and I'm a third (and final) year University Student at the University of Melbourne, studying a Bachelor of Arts course. My major is in English Studies and my minor is in Indigenous Studies.
I finished VCE in 2014.
I loved school and so a major part of why I want to tutor students is because I enjoy learning and the satisfaction that comes with doing well at school. I want my students to experience that same feeling and learn to appreciate the process of getting better! There's always more to improve and for me that's a really great thing.
Growing up, my favourite subject was always English and then in later years, this extended to a love for Literature. I've always loved reading and writing and really envy people who can articulate themselves on paper what so many people struggle to say.
I'd work hard to not only improve student's abilities and enable them to do the best they can do, but also develop an appreciation for these great subjects, which I believe then leads to better marks.
As part of my role at Caulfield Grammar School's campus in Nanjing, China in 2015 - the only campus of its kind in the world - I was required to teach young students various subject matter as a part of their experience in China, mainly involving Chinese history and language. Not only was this a great experience in learning about the world and young people, but also how to best communicate and go about my job in order to get the most out of a student. I found this immensely rewarding - watching a student get more out of his or her self than they ever thought possible.
As a result, I want to be a secondary teacher and will undertake a Masters of Teaching after my current course.
Also, my role as Captain of the School at Caulfield Grammar in my final year taught me a great deal in maintaining and working on important relationships, and building strong rapport with individuals, which is obviously an integral part of tutoring. Without a great relationship, improved marks aren't possible and tutoring is pointless.
Having tutored numerous students over the course of the last couple of years with immensely positive experiences, I have the capability to cater to all different types of situations, abilities and ages (having tutored every year level from Year 7-12). In turn, hopefully the student and parents can feel a sense of ease. Part of my tutoring is that the student feels they can turn to me whenever they need help, so with this in mind I offer 7 days a week email and phone support if needed.
Below are some reflections on my tutoring from past students and parents:
"Nick tutored our daughter through VCE in 2017 in English and English literature. There is no doubt Nick played a major role in seeing our daughter succeed in both subjects. Nick demonstrated a great commitment and passion in in his work. He had a thorough understanding of content and tailored it to her learning style. Highly reliable, punctual and courteous not to mention a great sense of humour, we wish Nick all the success in the future."
"Nick was always so supportive and encouraging of my work and abilities and was always there to help when needed. I couldn’t have done what I did in year 12 without his constant support and assistance!"
“Always punctual and always well prepared to help my daughter with her English work. Down to earth and very easy to communicate with!”
Looking forward to hearing from you!
- School Captain - Caulfield Grammar School (2014)
- Resident Trainee - Caulfield Grammar School's Nanjing Campus (2015)
- Member of School Committee - Caulfield Grammar School (2014)
- Member of APS Foundation (2014)
- Year 12 Speech Night Prize for Captain/s of the School (2014)
- Certificate of Excellence at the Gold Level (2014)
- Accredited Working With Children Check
EducationYear 12 completed in 2014.
Mark achieved: 96.05 (verified).
Currently studying Bachelor of Arts at University of Melbourne.
- Reading and writing
- Spending time with my friends and my family
- Sport - tennis and football
He was absolutely amazing with our year 9 students, and a reliable, responsible and hard-working colleague.
Nick related well with his students and was very patient and thorough when teaching new concept and skills. He was genuine and humorous, and had a way of bringing the best out of the students he worked with.
If you're looking for a tutor that will go above and beyond, and will get the best out of your child, then Nick is your guy!
Chinese Language/Humanities Teacher
If you are looking for a tutor who will go out of his way to help your son/daughter with their academic requirements, then Nick is a perfect choice.
He is an excellent choice for a tutor and I would highly recommend him.
7 years' teaching experience
- One-to-one tuition
- Home visits
- Phone help
- 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
Tutoring students in
- Year 12
- Year 11
- Year 10
- Year 9
- Year 8
- Year 7