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Lesson formats available..
  • One-to-one
  • Group Lessons
Lessons can be held..
  • at your place
Subjects taught
  • ESL (English)
  • Vocabulary - English
  • English Speaking
  • Written comprehension - English
  • Written expression - English
  • English Grammar
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Adult
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • Postgraduate
  • PhD
  • Early childhood education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Adult
  • Kids

Professional chess coach and educator gives lessons in English and Literature to all levels and abilities. Working mainly in Ballarat but can possibly commute to Melbourne on some days. Graduate Diplo

Methodology

I am looking to tutor in English, History, Literature and Philosophy. In essence, all of the good stuff!
I obtained my teaching degree in 2007; specialising in English and Humanities.
My lessons are very individually focused, fusing analytical and creative approaches to topics.
I like to listen to my students and hear their reflections upon their learning as well as impart wisdom gained from my own time as a student!

Background

I'm an educator who has worked extensively with children in many school environments since 2004. It was my love for chess which manifested into an enjoyment of coaching, teaching and working with young people. This in turn prompted me to return to university to complete a Graduate Diploma of Education in 2007. I've since done relief teaching from 2008-2010 but in recent times have mostly focused upon furthering the role of chess in education. As an aspiring tutor, I am seeking to express and advocate my love of teaching in general.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $300
Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Group Lessons
Lessons can be held..
at your place
Subjects taught
  • ESL (English)
  • Vocabulary - English
  • English Speaking
  • Written comprehension - English
  • Written expression - English
  • English Grammar
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Adult
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • Postgraduate
  • PhD
  • Early childhood education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Adult
  • Kids

Rob's CV

VCE completed at Ballarat Secondary College 1991-1996
(English, History, Info Tech, International Studies, Literature)

Bachelor of Arts completed at University of Ballarat 1997 - 1999
Majors: Literature, Philosophy, History. (Minor in Media/Film)
Graduate Diploma of Education 2007
English - HD (High Distinction)
SOSE/Humanities (C - Credit)

Certificate III in Micro-Business Operations (2011)
Chessophia. Operated from July, 2011-July 2015

English Literature Tutor for Ballarat Grammar School in 2002-2003 (Rob Olston)

Greatest Achievement:
Coaching Ballarat Clarendon College into the Open Secondary National Chess Finals in 2016.

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