Alan B – Years 7 – 10 Japanese, Humanities, VCE English, Literature, English Language and Philosophy Tutor

I am an experienced tutor passionate about language and humanities education. I am well equipped with my educational and professional experience to help students enjoy and productively engage with their studies.

Interested in hiring Alan to be your tutor?

About Alan

ABOUT ME!

I am an experienced tutor passionate about language and humanities education. I am well equipped with my educational and professional experience to help students enjoy and productively engage with their studies.

My Education and Experience

I graduated dux of St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School in 2014 with an ATAR of 99.5. This included raw scores of 50 for Literature and English Language, 46 for Philosophy and Media, as well as scores above 30 in Japanese, Theatre Studies and Music Styles & Composition.

I graduated from the University of Melbourne in July 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy and English & Theatre Studies for which I achieved first-class honours, as well as a Diploma of Languages in Japanese. I worked as a private tutor during my undergraduate studies from 2016-2018.

After graduating, I moved to Oita, Japan and worked for one year as an assistant language teacher in public kindergartens, elementary and junior high schools.

As of August 2020, I will be studying a Master of Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, specialising in English Language.

Tutoring

When tutoring, I try to focus on developing the tools of clear language use and reasoning. We can learn to write effectively, engage with complex texts, and reason well by celebrating curiosity and doubt as strong positions from which to improve understanding through discussion, writing practice and reading. Tutoring can be a great opportunity to work out how an individual student can best achieve this.

Accordingly, the skills central to language and humanities studies we can work on include:

– Reading closely; engaging with textual detail.
– Developing critical responses; learning what makes a strong interpretation and argument.
– Understanding different forms of writing; recognising essay structures, question types, etc.
– Study skills, approaches, and resources.

I can tutor in the following subjects and areas of study:

VCE English
VCE English Language
VCE Literature
VCE Philosophy
English (7-10)
Japanese (7-10)
Humanities (7-10)

MY LOCATION, COSTS AND AVAILABILITY!

From August 2020, I will be living in Warragul, Victoria.

I am available for online tutorials for students in any location.

Following the easing of restrictions, I can be available for in-person tutorials in the following locations:

In regional Victoria, I can tutor in Warragul, Drouin and the surrounding area.
In Melbourne, I can tutor in the CBD, Parkville, Fitzroy, Brunswick East, Carlton and Northcote.

I usually find it convenient to tutor students in public libraries but am open to discussing tutorials at students’ homes or other locations upon consultation.

I have a flexible schedule and will try my best to find a suitable time and place to work with students. Please contact me to discuss organising an initial tutorial.

My hourly rate is changing. For students commencing tutorials with me from 24/08/2020 my hourly fee is $40 per hour for online tutorials and $45 per hour for in-person tutorials (available following the easing of restrictions).

Interested in hiring Alan to be your tutor?

Alan B – Years 7 – 10 Japanese, Humanities, VCE English, Literature, English Language and Philosophy Tutor