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Ms Laura Deriu

Geelong, Geelong

Ms Laura Deriu Geelong Tutor in English

VCE English, Literature and English Language; IB English.
Year 12 only.
Emergency Tute Appointment: Tues 3-4pm (Belmont Library)

I am an experienced teacher of English at secondary level, specialising in VCE English, English Language, IB English and Literature. I have a thorough, detailed working knowledge of the NEW courses and texts; and offer a variety of strategies to enable your progress. Course guides, sample essays/training essays, practice exams and feedback are provided to help you achieve your best in Assessments and the Exam.

Full Registration with Victorian Institute of Teaching with Clear Police Check (Current).

I commenced my teaching career in 1986 at Geelong Grammar School (Corio), and have taught at The Woodleigh School, Methodist Ladies College and Yarra Valley Grammar. Along with teaching duties, I held leadership positions in curriculum, student welfare and management.

I have presented and published widely in English education. I have facilitated professional development in faculty change, curriculum and professional communication. Additionally, I have co-authored/edited several successful senior English resource texts for Thomson Learning, Cengage Learning, Jacaranda, A+ Guides, Cambridge University Press and the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. Currently, I am a Senior English Tutor, a Writer/Editor of education course books and freelance Academic.

Geelong Bookings available from Monday to Thursday; appointments from 2.30 pm onwards. Tutorials are 60 mins ($70) or 75 mins ($85) per single student.

GEELONG: Belmont and Geelong West Libraries / Home visits by negotiation.

2018 Timetable/Locations: GEELONG: Tuesday to Thursday, 2.30pm onwards at Belmont and Geelong West Libraries / Home visits by negotiation.
MELBOURNE: Monday 2.00 pm onwards, Sth Yarra/Toorak Stonnington Library.

I look forward to helping you achieve your best. Regards, Laura.


  • English - Secondary


Classroom Teacher (20 years); Tutor (16 years); English Exam Assessor/Auditor;
Writer/Editor of English subject texts.


Master of Applied Linguistics, Monash University; Grad. Cert. Educational Administration,
Deakin University; Bachelor of Education (Sec/Arts), University of Melbourne;
Certificate of Achievement in Teaching Adult Learners, Central Institute WA; Diploma of
Journalism, Australian College of Journalism; Certificate IV in Professional Writing &
Editing, Holmesglen TAFE; on-going English-based teacher development with regards to
new courses.


  • Private Tuition
  • Home Visits
  • Phone Help
  • Online Help


$70 per hour




Profile last updated on 03-May-2017 (registered 22-Jun-2012)

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