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Melissa Brown

Interested in subcontracting to Speak Better English?    

Speak Better English organizes EXPERT English teachers to work with committed clients/students in Melbourne. As a subcontractor to Speak Better English, you will need your own ABN, and you will negotiate with each student to ascertain which program will best suit them. You prepare your own materials and arrange a quiet space in which to work, either at their office, in your home, in a library, etc.

Who can apply to teach with us? 
Speak Better English does NOT provide cheap private tutoring. For this reason, we need to be sure we are offering an optimal service, so you need to be able to demonstrate extensive experience and expertise in the fields you are offering to teach. ESL/EFL/EAL qualifications and accessible referees are essential. 
Experienced IELTS tutors please apply!  Qualified English teachers with experience preparing students for IELTS are in great demand in many parts of Melbourne. Teachers with IELTS testing experience (both Academic and General) are particularly welcome to apply to teach students preparing for the IELTS exams. 

Who would this kind of work suit?
As the work is somewhat unpredictable, it suits people who are looking for part-time work, and can be flexible. You also need to be interested in working intensely on an individual student’s particular issues; the one-on-one environment is very different from classroom work, but the opportunity to see a student build the skills they need to move towards their professional goals is very satisfying. 
What qualifications do you need?
Most Speak Better English are fully qualified teachers with the relevant specialties. If you would like to teach a certain kind of student, you need to demonstrate the appropriate qualifications and experience. This may include EAL programs at all levels, Business English, Academic English, Literacy for Native Speakers, IELTS and OET Preparation, and so on. 
If you are not a qualified teacher but have EAL qualifications and other skills such as business and management experience, you are also invited to apply, as many of our students are seeking confident communication skills in a business/professional environment.
Since 2014, the Australian Immigration Department has accepted alternative English language tests as part of visa applications. Experience in preparing students for these tests will be an advantage when applying to subcontract with Speak Better English. The tests include the TOEFL iBT, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), ISLPR, and the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test. 
How do I apply?
To receive an application form, please fill in the contact box below.

What our teachers say about working for Speak Better English...


Susie Orzech

Being a tutor for Speak Better English over the last few years has provided me with the opportunity to meet many diverse students with specific English language needs. I’ve enjoyed creating a program for each one and tailoring it to meet their needs. Helping people to gain confidence and work towards achieving their language goals is a rewarding role. The tutoring work has provided me with a variety of students who have focused on a range of topics including: Business English,general English, communication skills for work, job seeking, pronunciation and public speaking.
The flexibility suits my lifestyle and it’s been a pleasure to meet many interesting students over the years. Marianne matches the best possible tutor for each student and I have always found her to be very responsible, reliable, fair and honest. 
Sharon Duff
Teacher at Speak Better English 2014-present

Susie Orzech

I've been working for Speak Better English for a number of years now and have found the teaching and the Speak Better English processes very positive. No more teaching to a set curriculum which might or might not fit students' needs, and no more filling out innumerable bits of useless administrative information.

I have flexibility in the times I offer to students, can analyse their language needs and develop a meaningful course, most of my work is at home and most importantly, I am treated with respect for my professional skills by Marianne!

The variety of students and hence of the work I do has been a real plus as well: from a university professor to a high flying executive, international students, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and most recently a priest. Native speakers needing literacy support and EAL students from a wide range of language and social backgrounds keep me engaged and interested.

Susie Orzech
Teacher at Speak Better English 2012 - present

Sally Landers

Working with students at Speak Better English is always interesting as each student has different language skills they want to work on. As I tailor make resources for students, I learn about many new areas of employment and study and develop the best way to help students with their language learning.

Giving immediate feedback allows me to help students individually and leads to a more satisfying and successful experience.Working with students in small groups or one to one gives the opportunity to share a sense of humour and make progress with language and confidence.

Sally Landers
Teacher with Speak Better English 2016 - present

Melissa Brown

I have really enjoyed working for Speak Better English and with Marianne Sherry. Marianne is fully supportive of her teachers, and helps to match you with a suitable student. 

Once matched with a student and the lesson schedule confirmed, teachers are allowed the creative space to respond to their students' needs. My students have been very motivated, and the teaching is always very rewarding. 

Melissa Brown
Teacher with Speak Better English 2015 - present

Eileen Mangan

I would like to thank Marianne for the opportunity to teach with Better English for three years. I would also like to pass on the following thoughts to prospective Better English teachers and students:

For teachers considering joining Marianne’s team: Be assured that you will enjoy an interesting and rewarding working relationship with Marianne, and that she will provide you with every support in your desire to put your students needs and interests first.

For students considering booking lessons with Better English: Be confident that you will meet a highly experienced, skilled and committed teacher. Marianne has collected a most impressive teaching team. This means that you can expect to receive expert assistance in working towards your goals.

Best wishes to Marianne, the teaching group and also the many wonderful students it was my pleasure to work with during my time with Better English.

Eileen Mangan
Teacher with Better English 2012 - 2014

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