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Chris O'Callaghan
VCE English Tutor
This page was last updated on: October 16, 2019
Contact Details
Kew/Deepdene Based
No Landline Phone
0402 018 992 (mobile)

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I am a current teacher working full time in a leading secondary school. As a teacher of Two Year 12 VCE English classes, I am an expert on all VCE English requirements. You can benefit from the knowledge of a teacher with thirty consecutive years of teaching experience and extensive study at university level. You can call me for an obligation-free chat first! But try not to leave contacting any high quality tutor until the last moment. It's difficult to have much effect then.
I do all tutoring at my home near the intersection of Burke & Cotham Road Kew. (Melways 45 J8)

Close to Tram Route 72 which travels up Burke Road past Camberwell Railway Station to where it terminates at Cotham Road. Close to 109 Box Hill Tram Route along Cotham Road to and from city. For 48 Tram, Change from City/High Street Kew/East Kew/Nth Balwyn at Kew Junction and take 109 tram at Kew Junction. 16 Glenferrie Road tram also connects with 109 tram.

You can connect from buses that go to Shoppingtown or the Eastern Fwy Bus Park and Ride. 548 Bus which terminates at Burke Road from Latrobe University direction also stops nearby Monday to Saturday. Buses from Doncaster Shopping Town which go to Box Hill and cross Whitehorse Road – 612, 284 and 285 – provide access to 109 tram – and the 624 bus too which crosses Cotham Road.

It’s also possible to reach me from buses that pass through Kew Junction – 200, 207 & 304 (Getting off at Harp Junction/Tramming to Kew Junction and then back to Burke Road on the 109 tram)

See for a trip planner to see how you would reach my home by public transport.

You can visit me as often or as occasionally as you like. You can select a time listed on this website, send a text message or email to confirm its availability and make an appointment to visit me.

Rates available on request. No contracts. No sign-up fees. Pay as you go.
Chris O'Callaghan
A specialist VCE English tutor with extensive experience and success as a teacher

My most significant senior teaching experience applicable to VCE English tutoring includes:

Teaches Yr 10-12 English at Xavier College (Kew), including Two Yr 12 Mainstream English classes

From 2012-18 achieved regular scores of students taught and tutored in the 40s including 10 with study scores of 50, & 19 of 47 to 49

Lectured for the State Library of Victoria and at The University of Melbourne for student groups on VCE English texts in preparation for exams

University Students CANNOT teach you as well as Post-Graduate Trained, Legally Registered and Experienced Teachers with Thirty Years working in the profession. University Students have deficient knowledge of content and processes. What would you remember about what you studied in English ONCE more than six months ago?
Victorian Institute of Teaching
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Get expert help from Melbourne's Best English Tutor now!!

With only one chance at your VCE, get help from someone who does the job properly the first time.

You will be glad that you did!!

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Casual Times
* Thur Oct 17th 9pm
* Fri Oct 18th 2pm, 3.10pm & 4.20pm
* Mon Oct 21st 4.20pm; Tues Oct 22nd 8.30am & 9.40am
* Wed Oct 23rd 6.45pm & 9pm; Thurs Oct 24th 9pm
* Sun Oct 27th 10.40am, 2.50pm, 5.30pm, 7.45pm & 8.50pm
* Mon Oct 28th 4.20pm & 9pm

* Tues Oct 29th Onwards - Please Just Request Times.

Secondary School Education completed at 
Geelong Grammar School
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Xavier College (Senior Campus, Kew)
Whitefriars College (Donvale)
Eltham College (Research Campus)
Girton Grammar School (Bendigo)
The Scots School (Bathurst)
Camberwell Grammar School 
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2009 onwards
Sem 2 1997
Sem 1 1997
I also run high quality classes by Skype for those students who live too far away to visit. Enquire for more details.
These are only run under parental supervision.

Bachelor of Arts, majors in English and Politics
Diploma in Education 
Master of Educational Policy and Administration

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Political Science)

Master of Education (Literacy)
      (Successfully completed half of the degree)

I do not tutor the subjects English Language or Literature - 
I only tutor Mainstream/Ordinary English. I also do not help with the International Baccalaureate (IB). Sorry about that.