English Tutoring in Melbourne VIC
English Tutoring Melbourne offers our professional, online, private education for your child. Our highly experienced, qualified and accredited private instructors are ready to help your child improve their understanding and knowledge of the English language within the Victorian Curriculum and Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). Our tutors will come to your home so your child will become more confident and competent in English, in the comfort of your own home. This will ensure that they get all the help they need to cope up with their schoolwork as the demands of school and life increase. We can assist students in all secondary levels and we can also provide assistance to students in primary levels. Learn more about our company.
Our company understands that many parents cannot drive their children to and from tuition sessions, and we also know that parents feel more secure and comfortable being present during tuition sessions in their home.
Some students become overwhelmed by the amount of content being presented to them in their English classes, and find it difficult to fully understand every aspect of the curriculum. It often feels like they are not given sufficient time and support they need to complete and understand certain topics in English.
In fact, English is a challenging subject for many students in Melbourne and they need a one on one help with their homework and classwork, to avoid falling behind or losing motivation. Some students become so frustrated that they avoid their English school and homework tasks, causing them to fall further behind.. The English curriculum involves many topics that intertwine, along with some confusing rules. So, even though teachers try their best to explain all these difficult concepts, the time constraints constantly force them to move on when it is unlikely that each student has grasped and understood the topics thoroughly.
So, if your child is one of those students who feel like they are being left being or are not getting the results they hope for, you may need a dedicated English tutor who can help them gain confidence and keep with the class.
Most importantly, our tutors are not only proficient in English themselves, but have backgrounds and/or aspirations in education.
English home educators come from a variety of backgrounds to suit your tutoring needs and will charge a rate depending on the qualifications and experience.
We offer 3 different types of tutors:
Education Undergraduate Tutors
Qualified Teachers Specialising in the General Subject Area
Qualified Teachers specialising in the exact subject area requested
Different types of English Tutors and their Costs
The cost of hiring English tutors in Melbourne varies and will depend on your child’s year level, subject, and tutor’s specialisation. Please read the information below regarding the qualification and experience so you will know the type of tutor your child needs.
Education Undergraduate Tutors – $66 per Session
These are undergraduate tutors studying in a higher education setting. They are learning various techniques, and they aim to helping students in their chosen levels as a teacher once they finish their degree. Student teachers take part in various teaching placements in schools, so you can be sure that they have taught several English lessons to many levels. Also, these education students have recently completed VCE and have a comprehensive understanding of the Victorian Curriculum and Victorian Certificate of Education.
Qualified Teachers Specialising in the General Subject Area – $88 Per Session
These are accredited, and qualified teachers and they have undergone extensive teacher training. Most of these tutors are employed in either private or government schools, so they have years of experience teaching. Most importantly, they completed multiple education subjects and have developed specific teaching methods.
So, you can be sure that these tutors can teach the exact subject that your child requires. Therefore, if your child needs help in developing their understanding of VCE English, this is the type of tutor you need because they can provide the most value for your child.
As we become familiar with students’ interests and strengths, we are able to link explanations to familiar scenarios and create tasks which in tune with their interests. Our tutors can explore concepts and topics thoroughly with students, giving them a chance to explore in their unique way, thus gaining greater understanding.
We aim to establish long term student-teacher partnerships who meet regularly at a mutually convenient time and location in Melbourne. This is important for both the tutor and the student. Consistency is a really important aspect of our profession. Seeing a teacher regularly will improve your chances of continued success in the subject(s) you require assistance with.
The tutor will become familiar with your learning styles, interests and strengths. As they develop this knowledge, they will be able to provide more targeted, specific lessons which will allow your child to reach their academic potential. This is also important for our tutors, as they will be able to form a working routine and expect consistent income.
Once we’ve set a meeting with you, we will require you to answer several questions which aims to gather as much information about your needs. This will include your goals, the teaching style you expect from a tutor, your availability and budget. We will then pair you with a suitable tutor based on your requirements.
In fact, we have a meticulous hiring process since we require our tutoring applicants to provide us with details about their qualifications, accreditation, experience and rates. We will also ask them about their teaching style, availability and preferences. This will ensure that we will meet all the learning needs of our clients.
Also, all our English tutors have a Victorian Institute of Teaching accreditation or working with children’s check.
We guarantee that our English tutors will uphold the department of educations values which include the following:
Responsiveness – We respond to the specific needs of our students, and we are willing to adjust our teaching style and lessons to provide them with a better avenue for improvement. That is why we react appropriately based on the student’s unique situation.
Respect – We value and respect the rights, feelings and needs of both the parents and students during each interaction. We never act in a manner that will jeopardise the rights of our clients.
Integrity – Our primary goal is to help our students improve their skills and understanding of the English language. Our tutors are trustworthy and fair, always endeavouring to do what is best for our clients, while following through on all commitments.
Impartiality – We understand that each student is unique, so we respond to their individual needs. Our tutors will treat their students with impartiality, and they will help them based on their current skill set and knowledge.
Leadership – We will lead our student towards confidence and success in all our tuition sessions.
Accountability – We will communicate regularly with our students and their parents, sharing the results of tuition sessions and details about the work we are completing. We can be relied on to complete preparation tasks and be available for all planned sessions.
Commitment to human rights – As tutors, we believe that our students have the right to feel safe, secure, happy and respected.
Online English tutoring is now accepted as a viable option due to the pandemic and restrictions set by the government on all academic institutions in Victoria. In fact, advances in technology have given us the means to leverage digital learning, and it is now accepted as one of the best ways to learn and master the English language.
Online-based English tuition has several advantages, like choosing the tutor that fits your child’s learning style and needs. Most importantly, students can now learn English in the comfort of their own homes.
Benefits of interactive classrooms
An interactive classroom is a platform that allows both student and tutor to communicate with each other using audio and video effectively. There will also be an interactive whiteboard where they can draw and write, and this is quite useful, especially for the tutor since they can highlight certain elements of a topic that they are discussing with their students. Also, their students can point things out and write on the digital whiteboard.
Our digital classroom will also have a screen share feature comparable to Google Hangout and Zoom. This is an essential feature, especially for VCE students, because this will allow them to share their screen and the tutor to effectively give instructions and examples based on the topic they are discussing. Students can also use the screenshot feature that will document some aspects of the topic for future reference.
Uploading and downloading documents
Both the tutor and student can upload and download documents within the digital classroom. The tutor can also upload important documents and other course materials that the students can readily download anytime. Most importantly, tutors can underline and highlight certain terms and questions on the screen. This will make the whole learning process fun and systematic.
Access to video tutorials
Another great feature of our virtual classroom is the easy access to video tutorials based on the lessons that tutors have laid out. This will provide students with further learning that will allow them to accomplish their assignments and is likely to increase engagement.
Video recordings and tutorials
Our tutors can record English tuition sessions which can serve as a future reference for your child, so they can review their lessons at a later time. This will also give them the option to pause and take notes, especially on the topics that they find difficult.
English is one of the essential requirements for completing VCE, and students can choose to take on English Language or conventional English, depending on their preferred learning styles and strengths. The main goal of this subject is to enable students to develop and refine their reading, writing, and spoken English.
Students will understand the culture, values, and context used in texts and how this affects the content’s meaning and interpretation. They are also required to learn about personal and public discourses in social, workplaces, and trades groups. The subject will also provide students with the opportunity to use their analytical skills and improve their knowledge and understanding of linguistics. Also, students are expected to study public commentary, publications, and various form of English texts.
Therefore, this will widen their knowledge of how the English language functions and how it is related to other fields like arts, sciences, law, trades, politics, and education. Lastly, students will learn how to use English in another communication-related field, including communication and information technology programs and solutions.
The main role of English tutors
English tutors will help students extend their skills and knowledge in English, so they will be proficient in using the language through writing, viewing, thinking, listening, and reading. English tutors have a significant role in the learning process as they will enable students to enhance their appreciation and enjoyment of the subject.
Tutors will normally conduct tuition in a one-on-one session with their student, so they will be able to assess the progress, as well as any gaps in knowledge. Tutors will learn about how their students convey their feelings, ideas, observations, and interpretations through spoken and written English, and encourage them to build on their existing skills.
They will also provide the parents with a detailed and timely report on how their students are doing during their English tuition sessions.
We at English Tutoring Melbourne understand the way high school students learn, so we always adapt our techniques to coincide with their needs. We also know the requirements for English as a subject under the Victorian Curriculum, and our tutors will work with your child’s current level. In fact, we will assist your child based on their curriculum and homework to address their educational needs.
Our tutors will guide your child to learn the lessons and concepts given to them at school, and we will help them stay focused and organised so they can study more effectively. We pair high school students with a handpicked tutor who specialises in English to ensure the perfect match.
Our tutors also make sure that we provide a safe and comfortable learning environment where our students can grow. We start with an in-depth assessment of your child, so we can ensure that each student is matched with the right high school English tutor that fits their personality and learning style.
Like many parents who are considering primary school tutoring for their child, you would have done your research and know about the tuition options available before making any decision. For this reason, we offer English tutoring for primary school-aged children by primary trained tutors, and we have several learning activities designed for this level.
Teaching English to beginners can be daunting, but we can assure you that we will make the whole process rewarding, and we are focused on helping your child increase their proficiency in the English language. We also keep our lessons clear and simple so our students can easily understand and learn the intricacies of the language.
When it comes to helping your child with English, you must assess your child’s language proficiency level. This provides you with all the relevant information on what type of beginner materials will work based on their learning needs.
Here are additional tips on how you can help your child learn English more effectively.
Keep it simple
If you are teaching beginners, you need to start with the basics, like reading simple words and phrases. It is important to give them as many examples as possible so they will retain the lessons you are teaching them.
Check if they understand what you taught them
When teaching English, you need to read your student’s body language and know whether they really understood the lesson. You can check by asking them subtly and directly if they got it or not.
Give them time to practice
Don’t expect your child to get the lessons immediately, you will need to give them lots of examples and give them time to practice reading and writing. This will ensure that they have learned all the letters and sounds. In fact, practising regularly will develop their proficiency in using the language in both oral and written communication.
Always use positive reinforcement
You also need to create a friendly atmosphere by praising your child often, especially if they give you the right answer, and you must correct them calmly and respectfully since this will encourage them to learn more about the English language.