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Nick Kankahainen



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PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • Certificate in Teaching English Language to Adults (CELTA), Melbourne Training Associates. 2020. • Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), i-to-i. 2008. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS • Master of Arts (English Literature, Philosophy) Monash University (First Class Honours). 2015. • Graduate Diploma in Arts (Philosophy) Melbourne University. 2006. • Post-Graduate Diploma in Arts (Cultural Studies) Melbourne University (First Class Honours). 2004. • Graduate Diploma in Arts (Cultural Studies) Melbourne University. 2003. • Bachelor of Arts, University of Southern Queensland. 2001.


• IELTS English Tutor. 2018. • High School English Literature Tutor (incl VCE English). 2011-2013.

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Hello! I'm Nick. I specialise in tutoring high school and university English Literature, and English as second language (ESL). I have a passion for English language and literature. I hope I can share some of it with you! I have 2 years prior experience tutoring high school English Literature in Victoria (including VCE level), assisting and advising students in all aspects of their English studies. This includes: Textual (poetry, novel, articles etc) analysis and response pieces Spelling and grammar Essay writing Exam preparation Writing in context. With over a decade of academic study (recently completing a Master of Arts in English, with First Class Honours) I can provide assistance in all aspects of your tertiary English studies: including: Textual analysis Research Argumentation Essay writing Exam preparation. I have published a number of peer-reviewed academic papers, and presented a number of conference papers. I have 1+ years experience tutoring ESL, specialising in: General English - reading, speaking, listening, writing Academic English - written, spoken Business English - written, spoken IELTS exam preparation - all areas All ESL students will receive a English language evaluation in their first lesson. I will then tailor all our lessons to your needs. ie if you want to improve your reading and writing skills for university studies, I will design lessons accordingly; if you want to improve your grammar and increase your vocabulary, I will designs lessons to meet those goals. I look forward to hearing from you!


Academia, Languages,


30 minute lesson- 17$
60 minute lesson- 35$