Brenden McDonough - Accredited Tutor

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Brenden McDonough

Specialist Accredited Tutor | QLD

Specialisation : Design & Technology

Accreditation No : AU1492071

Tutor with : Virtutis Education

Location : Brisbane, Queensland


I provide my tutoring services due to the fact - that as a current Head of Department, my face to face teaching time with students is very minimal these days. Whilst I am happy with my contributions to the strategic vision of my school, I believe my greatest impact in the field is the time I spend in front of students. This is why I chose to tutor outside of my school hours.

I have 15 years teaching experience, teaching in Rural NSW, Inner City London, UK and South East Queensland. I have been a HOD for 7 of these years.

I believe what sets me apart is that I teach students not only what to learn, but how to learn. Developing skills that can be utilised cross curricular. I have also been involved in executive coaching programs and provide mentor ship to the students I tutor, improving their confidence as well as their outcomes.

My services are available for 1 on 1 in person tutoring, small group tutoring and online services.

Whilst I have my specialty areas, I am slowly building a team of tutors to meet the needs of all students. If there is a subject you are struggling with outside of my scope, get in touch an I will find a suitable tutor for you.

Prices range $40 - $80 per hour.

I tutor primary and high school students. I also provide mentoring for new and beginning teachers.

High School Certificate
Bachelor of Technology Education
Virtutis Education

Virtutis Education is run by a current Queensland Head of Department, Brenden McDonough

Specialising in Design and Technology, Vocational Industrial Technology and Design and Mathematics,

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Virtutis Education is run by a current Queensland Head of Department, Brenden McDonough

Specialising in Design and Technology, Vocational Industrial Technology and Design and Mathematics, Brenden has 15+ years of teaching experience, teaching in rural New South Wales (2 years), inner city London, UK (3 years, acting Head of Department for 2 of these years) and Queensland (10 Years, Head of Department 5 of these years).

Guiding several students through the Technology Studies subject in previous years to achieve VHA10 level outcomes in a low socio-economic area, Brenden takes pride in holding students to high standards and expectations and motivates them to achieve their full potential. This resulted in having a year sample of student folders being selected for state comparability during a regional panel verification session. In the new Design syllabus, Brenden is currently on track to achieve similar results with his current students in the same low socio-economic area.

A Head of Department teaching load is minimal. This was the motivation for Brenden to start this business. He always believed the biggest impact he had on any school was the time he spent in front of the kids, delivery high quality lessons. More than content, Brenden teaches students how to learn, not just what to learn. If students understand how to learn, the content comes easy.

Specialising in Design personally, Brenden offers a rare speciality as a Design Tutor. With a secondary area of Mathematics, he brings a new approach to teaching and learning in this core area.

Virtutis Education is expanding with several tiered options for all subject areas. We have pricing for tutors of a variety of different experience levels.

Tier 1 - Head of Department Tutor

Tier 2 - Qualified and Registered Teacher Tutor

Tier 3 - Industry Professional, Subject Specific, Non-Teaching Tutor

Tier 4 - Teacher Aide Tutor

Tier 5 - University Student Tutor

We vet all our employees for suitability and child protection. Virtutis Education only provides the highest quality tutors through a stringent hiring process. We ensure that all of our employees have the same goal, which is to provide students with the necessary skills to become better learners and achieve success.

No matter what your subject area is, we can find a tutor for you. Please email any enquiries about any subject areas to

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Australian Tutoring Association Member

Tutoring Subject:
  • Study Skills
  • Maths
  • Primary Maths & Numeracy
  • Design & Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Teaching / Education
  • Visual Communication and Design
Tutoring Services:

Tutoring with Virtutis Education

  • Will tutor one on one
  • Will tutor to small groups
  • Will provide online tutoring
  • Will travel locally to visit students