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In the past 30 years or so, English has become a worldwide lingua franca, with people from many different language backgrounds using English to contact each other. As English has become more widely used, more and more people are spending time learning it every year. From primary school students to business CEOs, over the years, private tutoring has become a much more common experience. Having a good level of English is needed to succeed in any number of fields, from psychology to maths to science studies like chemistry or biology. The number of English students and tutors has grown exponentially since the introduction of online technologies that help make access to language learning materials that much easier. There are so many different apps, dictionaries and online websites you can use to learn English, but nothing beats the support and teaching of a qualified, professional English teacher. The tutors on Superprof have years of experience tutoring students of all levels, ages and backgrounds, from a primary school child to an ESL business student who has recently arrived in Australia.
As a student looking to work on their English skills, it can be really confusing to know how or what to start learning first. As part of their service, a private English teacher can evaluate your needs, your years of previous language studies and your interests and spend time creating a course of tuition that will really get you to the level you want to be in no time. What you spend your hours, lessons and years on will really vary depending on what you need to speak English for and whether you're learning at home or online. Here's a breakdown of some of the most common types of ESL lessons and what you might get out of them:
General English: These lessons are for students who are learning the language mostly for themselves. They are more relaxed than other English lessons, and will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. They generally try to help students learn the language they need to get by living in an English speaking country.
Business English: This type of ESL lesson is for a student who mostly needs to speak English for work purposes. While you will still focus on those four skills, you'll also study common phrases and terminology used in business, as well as skills like presenting in meetings, how to contact people, negotiating and more.
Academic English: These type of tuition is generally for ESL students who want to go to university in an English speaking country the year after high school. In these lessons, your teacher will focus much more on writing skills and provide you with tasks that give you experience writing university level essays. You will also spend time learning to read complex texts, search for resources online and more. These lessons can often be specialised, depending on the type of degree the student wants to continue on to do. For example, if you want to study psychology, maths, chemistry, biology or any other science or field, the teaching may focus on the terminology commonly used in those areas.
These are broad definitions of these different types of teaching, and the great thing about private lessons is that you can organise them in anyway you like! Whether you're a business person who needs help to learn to negotiate in English, but also write great essays, or you have a year to prepare for a university course in psychology, your tutor can teach you all the language you need to be confident and ready!
If you're a student currently learning English at high school in Melbourne, and you're spending hour after hour on your studies with little result, private tuition can be really helpful as you try to obtain the highest ATAR possible in your final year of VCE. During VCE studies, there are four types of English you might do. General English focuses on analysing a variety of texts, and using the information presented to create an argument. Literature looks at the same skills, but in more detail and complexity, and also allows for more creative writing opportunities. The English Language focuses on the grammatical and linguistic features of different types of writing. English as an Additional Language is for students who don't speak it as a native language.
No matter which type of VCE English you choose to study, a private tutor can use their experience to support and guide you during two really stressful years of your life. Many of our tutors in Melbourne completed VCE English before going onto university, and so they understand the criteria and qualities expected from each assessment. Having been in the shoes of their students, the tutor can help explain things in a different way to a classroom teacher, and offer advice on how and what to study. A private tutor is also a way of forcing yourself to do the hours of work needed to improve and get a great ATAR. Once you've established a relationship with your tutor, you won't want to let them down by not completing the work on time.
Melbourne is a really excellent city in Australia to study English for VCE students and internationals alike. It's a bustling city full of shops, museums, galleries and free events to get involved in. For lovers of literature, the State Library of Victoria offers a weekly bookclub service where you can spend hours making new friends and discussing the ins and outs of your latest read. For those who want to chat, there's a variety of language exchange nights where you can find a new community and start to feel at home in a new city. This is just the tip of the iceberg, and one of the great things about Melbourne is getting to explore and discover new and exciting things.
No matter what you need English for, you're sure to find a Superprof teacher with the background and experience you need to improve and reach your goals. Have a look at each individual online profile and contact the teacher that works best for you to organise your first hour lesson!
In Melbourne, English tutors charge on average $34 for English tutoring.
The price of English lessons will differ depending on:
97% of our tutors give their first English lesson for free. Check out the prices of our English private tutors in your suburb.
On Superprof, we have a number of highly qualified English teachers available to give private tuition.
An English teacher can help you work on many things:
You can decide with your teacher what you hope to achieve from your private English classes.
On Superprof, many of our English tutors also offer online tuition. About 80% of teachers offer school english lessons online.
To find available online English tutors, just select the webcam filter in the search engine to see the available tutors offering online courses in your desired subject.
Online courses via Google Meet offer you more advantages in terms of flexibility and are often less expensive as the tutor does not need to travel.
On Superprof, you can browse our range of tutor profiles to find the best tutor for your English lessons.
To find your private tutor, view their individual listing to find out more information about their courses.
Once you have found a teacher you can get in touch with them via a messaging service on our platform to discuss the details of your lessons.
There are currently 34 private English teachers available to teach English lessons in Melbourne and the surrounding areas.
Students rated their English teachers an average rating of 5.0 out of five from a sample of 7 recommendations.
In case of any problems with our service, a customer service manager from the Superprof team will be available to help you find a solution (via phone or mail during weekdays).