Mathew Teakle

Sydney HSC English Tutor

Available Sunday - Friday | Online or In Person

Accepting New Enrolments Now…

Qualified English teacher

Tutoring since 1998

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education UNSW

HSC Student Testimonials

Learning English from you has both boosted my confidence and my understanding of English. Before, I was unsure of what I was doing or how to make sense of the new English syllabus, but after I learnt from you, I had a whole different perspective on how to attack texts and create more cohesive essays. You later gave me tools to analyse not only text for exams, but how these can be applied to the real world and the implications it has. And for that I am very thankful.


St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton, HSC 2019

Mat was my tutor for years 11 and 12 and it was one of the best decisions I made. He helped improve my English skills so much. His wealth of knowledge made me really appreciate the nature of this subject. I ended up with a Band 5 overall and English was my top mark which I couldn’t be happier about. I definitely recommend Mat to anyone who needs an extra boost with their English!


Tamworth, HSC 2019

… thank you for your help with English. I really appreciate the effort you put in and I’ll be sure to recommend you to other students if that’s okay with you!


Tara Anglican School for Girls, HSC 2018

Hi Mat! First of all I'd like to thank myself for choosing you as my English tutor for three years. My decision was an excellent one and without it, I would have chosen a lesser tutor. I'd also like to thank my parents for having me in the first place so I could grow up to choose a great tutor and get a band 6 for English Advanced. I'm now studying Economics and my confidence in writing and speaking is indeed a valuable asset! Oh and I should also say thanks to Mat!


Sydney, HSC 2017

About Mathew

B.A. B.Ed. University of New South Wales

Mathew has been tutoring English since 1998 and despite it being a part time gig for much of that time, demand for his services increased so much that he is now tutoring full-time. He has four kids and is married to Debbie who works in the tech industry. (Hence this awesome website!) In his spare time Mat enjoys playing golf, going to the gym, reading, writing short stories – he occasionally appears in feature films, on TV or in print advertisements. He also enjoys editing copy written by his well-meaning wife… (how did I do?)

Main Teaching Areas

  • Essay Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Textual Analysis
  • Film
  • Adult Education


How do I pay?

I'll send an invoice via email with a link, so you can pay securely online via credit card or direct debit transfer.

What do I need for online tutoring?

A Skype account with a microphone and webcam. You'll also need a Google account with access to Google Docs.

What if I can't attend my lesson?

No problem, these things happen. Let me know which lesson you can't attend and we'll reschedule it. I don't make my students pay for lessons they don't have.

Do you tutor in person?

Yes! My home office is a five minute walk from a train station. We have an air conditioned office, with a nice view of the backyard and you can use our WiFi and charge your phone. During lessons we might get an unannounced visit from our dog (Bear) and it's very likely one of the kids will be playing in the backyard as well.

Do I pay week by week or by school term?

It's up to you. I offer a casual rate and a discounted rate if you pay for the whole term (10 lessons). Get in touch to learn more.

Are you a qualified teacher?

I have a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (English Literature) from the University of New South Wales.

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