Hello and thanks for clicking on my profile!
My name is Jeremy and I am a Melbourne born-and-raised Chinese Aussie who is passionate about learning and teaching languages.
I have built up a vast inventory of teaching and tutoring experience in the following subjects:
ENGLISH AS ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE
CHINESE AS SECOND LANGUAGE (I make a strict point of only teaching to non-background learners or Chinese who don’t speak any form of Chinese as their first language).
NB: I didn’t get to study ENGLISH LANGUAGE since it came into the VCE curriculum after I finished school. However, because I majored in Linguistics for my Arts degree, I believe I can offer tuition in this subject if needed
I graduated way back in 2004 with an ATAR (when it was called an ENTER) of 89.8 (my best subject was German) and now hold a Master of Teaching (Secondary).
WHY I TUTOR
While I have had enjoyable experiences teaching in a classroom, it does not compare to being able to focus my entire attention on helping an individual and tailoring sessions to his/her unique needs. The emotional reward of seeing my clients grow in their confidence is something I never tire of, and makes all the preparation and hard work more than worth the effort. My sessions are designed to be relaxed and effortless. My clients should never feel worried when they forget something or make mistakes, because I take complete responsibility for ensuring correct understanding of subject matter. I also encourage them to ask questions at any time, no matter how dumb they think the question is. As I like to say, the only dumb question is the one that remains unasked.
IN PERSON OR ONLINE?
I prefer to tutor in person, but now I can also offer sessions through Zoom as well.
MY LOCATION, COSTS AND AVAILABILITY!
I am based in Ferntree Gully but am willing to travel westward as far as the Melbourne CBD for in-person tutoring. If distance is a problem, sessions via Zoom could be arranged.
My rates are based on my qualifications and years (10+) of experience and success as a tutor. With me, you can be guaranteed that what you are getting is value for money:
For individuals from year 7 to 10, my hourly rate is $70.
For individuals in years 11 and 12, my hourly rate is $80.
For groups of 2 to 3 from year 7 to 10, my hourly rate is $60 per person
For groups of 2 to 3 in years 11 and 12, my hourly rate is $70 per person
The rates are the same, whether in person or online.
MY AVAILABLE DAYS AND HOURS
This may be subject to change once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
If you think I sound like the right person to help you become a more confident language learner, then please get in touch. I can hardly wait to meet you and help you!