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Sarah F - Qualified English/ESL Teacher

Castlemaine, Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat, Kyneton., VIC


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Greetings! My name is Sarah Fishlock and I am a fully qualified secondary school and adult learning teacher (Post-Graduate Diploma of Teaching, University of Melbourne, 2012). I have 5 years of experience tutoring students from secondary school to adult age in a variety of subjects (See below for details).

Originally a Melbourne-ite, I have recently moved to Castlemaine to pursue my love of teaching with my small business Fish Out Of Water Tutoring.

My home office is in central Castlemaine. I also travel to Castlemaine outskirts, Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat, Malsbury, Kyenton, Woodend and any other areas that are public transport/bicycle accessible (I recently had a traumatic car accident, so no driving for me!).

I hold a current Working with Children's Card, which requires a full police check to obtain.


I am a kind, friendly tutor who truly listens to her students and does her utmost to help all who need it. No question is deemed silly or irrelevant and I will never judge a student for not knowing something.

I came from a working-class background and public school so I know what it’s like to feel like a fish out of water when it comes to education and academia. I use my life experience as well as my strong academic knowledge to help those in need.


If you are a parent looking for a tutor who understands VELS / AUSVELS / VCE curriculum, then I can work with your child to reach their full potential.

Subjects include:

Years 7 – 8: English, Humanities/SOSE, Science, Maths, LOTE.

Years 9 – 10: English, ESL, History, German, French.

VCE: English, English Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), History, Psychology, Biology, Health and Human Development.


Essay and report writing skills, referencing/bibliographies, general study skills, understanding journal article jargon, university level language skills.


If you are an adult in need of a more conversational class, business English, or help with university essays, resumes, cover letters or just day-to-day English tasks, I will work with you until you feel confidant in tackling these tasks.

I can also take ESL classes with pre-prepared work and homework using IELTS/Academic textbooks and a variety of other resources... it's up to you!


2013 – Present: Tutoring a number of students with positive results. Currently tutoring high school students, university level essay writing and adult language skills.

Edukingdom, Footscray, 2013. Private tutoring college that specializes in developing its own materials and curriculum to challenge students alongside their everyday classes, Teaching two ‘Power Writing’ classes (year 6 and 7) per week. Specialized in genre writing, text analysis, spelling and grammar.

Teaching rounds, 2012: Western English Language School (ESL, age 12 – 17) and Footscray City College (Year 7 humanities, year 9 English, Year 11 History).

Monash University’s 'School's Access Monash' program, 2007, where I tutored students from low SES backgrounds.


Post-Graduate Diploma of Teaching, University of Melbourne, 2012 (Teaching Qualification).

Honours year, Monash University Clayton, 2011.
18 000 word Thesis and coursework. (Linguistics, 1st class honours)

Bachelor of Arts, Monash University Clayton, 2006 - 2010
Majors: Linguistics and History.
Minor: German.

Years Tutoring


Basic Min.


Hourly Rate Specifics

ESL Conversation Class: $25 per hour (Only available in Castlemaine Central).

Tutoring: $45 - $70 per one-on-one hour long session.

Concession Card discount: 20% off.

First Lesson Free!

Note: Tutoring rates are dependent on a variety of factors, mainly in regards to how much time I would spend outside of the one-on-one session marking homework and preparing for lessons. I spend a minimum of one hour outside of each class preparing for a standard one-one-one hour long tutoring session(and more is necessary), and my rates reflect this.

Eg. If you have a student in VCE and would like me to be on call to answer questions, read essays and prepare specialist classes outside of the one-on-one hour session, it’s going to be more as I would be spending approximately 2 hours outside of each session on your child.



Tutor's Subjects


Essay Writing


Essay Writing


English / ESL

Tutor's Services

One-on-One Tutoring
Group Tutoring
In home Tutoring
Out of home Tutoring
Phone Support
Online Support
Working with Children Check

Tutor's Contact Information


Castlemaine, Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat, Kyneton., VIC





Last Updated

25 Aug 2015 12:18 PM

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