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Welcome to LiquidFractal.

LiquidFractal provides professional English tutoring, technical writing, proofreading, and editing services, as well as a community of individuals interested in the fun and stimulating exchange of ideas. Click through the next windows to find out more about what LiquidFractal can do for you!

High-calibre English Tutoring

Open up new possibilities for learning with professional tutoring in grammar, vocabulary, essay writing, literary studies, philosophy and theory...all with the help of an awarded, published English Ph.D. based in the Melbourne suburbs.
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Professional Technical Writing

Balance word and image with an experienced Instructional Designer who has written documentation for Fortune 500 companies and government departments. I can decipher, document and describe your product to a wider audience!
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Editing and Proofreading

As a published writer who has edited and proofread everything from high-school essays to philosophy journals, doctoral dissertations and books, I will help you craft your document or project into a sophisticated and graceful argument or presentation.
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Join Our Community

LiquidFractal is pleased to offer discussion forums, blogs and media galleries to serve a growing community of people interested in the fun and interesting exchange of ideas. Have a reading group? Host it here for free! Nerds welcome!

To join, simply click Create Account at the top of your screen.
 What's New?
  • Welcome to LiquidFractal's new look! Please post your thoughts and feedback in the Suggestions forum; I'm always looking for ways to improve the site.
  • LiquidFractal's tutoring services are going live on Jan. 1, 2018! Click HERE for more information.
  • Click HERE for the latest site news on the Site News & Information blog.

Beginning Monday January 15, I will be teaching a summer school course at the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy (MSCP).  For this reason, I will be unavailable for tutoring on Monday evenings until after February 12, 2018.

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  • Professional English Tutoring

    Whether you're thinking of a career in nursing, psychology, literary studies, the STEM disciplines, economics, or accounting - all careers have one thing in common: you need the ability to express your ideas clearly and logically.  Learning about how your language works is one of the most practical things one can do - an effective command of your language convinces people to listen to your ideas, arguments and opinions, and yes - even to hire you.

    That's where I come in.  As a Ph.D. in English with a proven publication and editing history, I am pleased to offer affordable professional tutoring to clients living from Frankston/Mt. Eliza to Melbourne City and suburbs.  If you aren't sure if you're in this area, please get in touch - I'm sure we can work something out.

    Here are some of the skills I offer, and can help you develop:

    Academic English

    Academic English is what you're expected to use when writing university-level essays, theses, and giving oral presentations.  Academic English is used to express the thoughtful relationship between ideas with an objectivity and critical distance that one doesn't normally hear in everyday English.  It also relies on a field's specialised vocabulary, and writing that top essay will require a command of that vocabulary.

    Academic English can sometimes pose a challenge for students whose first language is not English, or students who have difficulty adopting a more formal tone in expressing their ideas.  That's where I come in!

    Some people say there are easy rules to writing academic English, but with any language it ultimately comes down to one thing: experience.  The more you write in an academic English tone, the more you learn it.  As a published scholar, I have the tools and the experience to teach you how to make academic English your own, how to master your subject matter, and how to start writing that top-notch paper.

    Essay Writing

    Great essays have two main ingredients:

    1. They clearly state and develop a reasoned argument on a topic, and
    2. They situate that argument relative to what others have argued about the same topic.

     

    Critical Reading Skills

    In order to write high-calibre papers and projects, you need to know how to focus on the project or task at hand.  What is the essay topic or question asking of you?  What are the main ideas and arguments of the paper or article you're reading?  Not all articles and essays are written clearly...this means you'll need to know how to extract the main points of an argument and respond to them.

    Proofreading

    As someone who has proofread and edited everything from secondary-school essays and International Baccalaureate projects to finance website copy to a neuropsychology thesis, I can ensure that your document or website has clarity, concision, and continuity.  All information (even financial data) is expressed as narrative; when you communicate information you put it in a certain order and are essentially telling a story with that information.  

    How it works

    You must register a free account on LiquidFractal.  Once your account is created and validated and payment is received, I'll update your member status to reflect your tuition package.  If you have a Tier package, I'll create your Learning Domain and send you some basic instructions on how to use and customise it (I'm always available to answer questions via Private Message).  You'll also be given access to additional site resources such as quizzes, discussion forums, and so forth as they become available.  Depending on your Tier package you are guaranteed a certain amount of feedback, which will be posted in your Learning Domain.

    Once your subscription ends your status will revert to Member.  You can still participate in site discussion (and talk to some cool and interesting people), but you won't have access to the Tutor Client forums and resources, and your Learning Domain (if you have one) will be locked.  To get all this good stuff back again, simply purchase hours or a Tier package!

    For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions below.

  • Tuition Services: Frequently Asked Questions

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About LiquidFractal

LiquidFractal is an open-learning website proudly devoted to the cultivation of bright students, intelligent minds, and the fun and productive exchange of ideas to lead us collectively into the future.  Please click About for more information on the site's philosophy, goals and values, as well as answers to Frequently Asked Questions.  Click Professional Services, above, to learn about the services I offer.

Contact

    To contact me about the website, or to inquire about tutoring, editing, research, or other professional services, please use the Contact link at the bottom of this page.

    Call me at +61 422 456 590 if you have questions, or for consultation about my services.

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