St Joseph's Regional College Port Macquarie Careers

UK Tutoring 1

UK Tutoring 1

Private Gap Tutor/Student arrangements.

This involves you privately writing to a number of schools (in Britain) and applying for a position as a Gap Student/Tutor.

You will need to have your application letters posted by the end of February in Yr12 (at the bottom of this page are some documents that will help you with this process).

Before you send your application letter you might wish to present it to Ms Bale, Ms Tinsey or your English teacher who will make further suggestions.

Your application letter should include.

1. A brief introduction stating what you are writing for.

2. A quick a paragraph about you. Academic, sporting, interests etc.

3. Further paragraphs with more detail about you.

4. Names and contacts of people who might be referees for you.

THEN : attach references, school reports etc..any documents that might demonstrate your abilities/successes.

It would be wise to direct letters to “The Headmaster” rather than the name these may have changed.


Get involved in responsibilities, activities, training etc that might help make you are more attractive choice for these positions.

Eg. Get Aus Swim quals. First Aid Certificate etc.


The following parents have volunteered their contact details, should any prospective gap year tutoring parents would like to discuss the UK tutoring experience.

Mr Timo Gobius : Regional College Ph: 55254100 re Leilani Gobius 2015
Mrs Julie Hickling : Regional College Ph: 55254100 re Katie Hickling 2016
Mrs Claire Gerke: Regional College    Ph: 55254100 re. Grayce Gerke 2012
Ms Cheryl Hyde: Regional College. Click on the link to access a comprehensive information guide on the gap year process compiled by Cheryl and Rhani.   Ph: 55254100 re. Rhani Perkins 2014 
Mrs Kerrie Galvin: see Mrs Tinsey for details.  re. Rebecca O’Callaghan 2012
Ms Anne-Marie Cavallaro:  see Mrs Tinsey for details.    re. Lillian Cavallaro 2012
Other students: Sam Turner, Liam Wright and Jessica Horsborough - 2015 Gappers.

Karla Martin, Katie Hickling and Alicia Myhill - 2016 Gappers



Useful Documents:

Here are some documents you may find useful:

A list of UK schools where students have previously gone - Click here

A sample application letter - Click here

A list of possible questions you might be asked in an interview - Click here