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Mr Luke Costabile

Greenvale, Melbourne

Mr Luke Costabile Melbourne Tutor in English, English Literature, Essay Writing

Tutoring in VCE (year 11 and 12) Literature in Northern Suburbs, Melbourne.

Study Areas of Literature covered:
Essay structuring, Literary Perspectives, Adaptations, Textual comparisons and analysis.

My personal approach to Literary Studies:

Having completed many university level literature subjects with high distinctions I have developed a good understanding of methods to address common criteria in literary studies that help students complete their exams with high marks. My university studies have taught me techniques on reading a text and/or learning material with a literary perspective as well as how to create and mold a literature essay. I place importance on essay structure to formulate a clear and understandable essay. I also believe in sourcing the right background reading to ensure students achieve the best, most informed response to their topics. I heavily encourage students to have a personal engagement with their topics so that the work is enjoyable as well useful in a real world context.

Students will receive...

1. A visual breakdown on the structure of a Literary Essay including what and what not to include in paragraphs.
2. Cheat sheets outlining tips and techniques on forming a Literary response to use for personal study. 3. The opportunity to access further reading materials including scholarly articles, published literary papers, and book reviews written on the text.

*Note: These are great resources for a VCE student wanting cultivate better marks and achieve a high exam score.

General Breakdown of Lesson Structure:

- The first 15 - 20 minutes will be spent on essay structure, tips and practice. - The next 20 - 25 minutes the students and I will explore and analyze ideas and narrative tropes within the text. - The last 15 - 20 minutes will be spent on comparing Literary perspectives (feminism, Socialism, class, etc.) with our own interpretations of the texts

*Note: Lessons will be based on the VCE study area being concurrently delivered at the student's high school. (Adaptation, Textual Comparisons etc.)


  • English - Secondary
  • English Literature - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Essay Writing - Secondary


I have over 1 years experience assistant teaching in a classroom at the Academy of
Interactive Entertainment, Melbourne.
February 2016 - present

I have 3 years experience tutoring Piano at ShowBiz Performing Arts Studios, Niddrie.
January 2012 - July 2015


3rd year Bachelor of Arts student at Deakin University, Burwood.
Majoring in Literature with top marks.

Certificate iv in Training and Assessment - Currently completing


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


$30 p/hour

The first session is free to gauge study areas and decide how the following sessions
should be structured.




Profile last updated on 08-May-2017 (registered 22-Feb-2017)


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