Sample tutoring materials

Our learning materials are developed by our qualified staff and closely reviewed by our head teachers. These materials are regularly updated to ensure they are relevant to the latest syllabus each year. We not only incorporate the necessary theory which comprehensively covers the entire syllabus for each subject, we also incorporate useful exam tips where appropriate. Our materials are of sufficient detail which allows our students to revise the entire course using them, as part of their exam preparation.

Each week, our students receive a booklet containing a theory and homework section. The entire collection of weekly workbooks comprehensively covers the entire syllabus in high detail, so it is important that students come each week.

Below we have provided some samples of our materials (as weekly workbooks) given to students each lesson. The Maths (2 unit) workbook highlights the style in which we write our mathematics materials, and the Physics workbook highlights the style in which we write our science materials.

English

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Theory

  • Course designed by senior HSC markers
  • Our course materials are specific to your prescribed text - don't waste time learning generalised content!
  • Deconstructed model answers to show students exactly how to achieve maximum marks
  • Connections between content, syllabus requirements and exam rubrics are emphasised, showing students the relevance of what they learn, and how to apply it to exam questions

Homework

  • Exam-style homework questions give students relevant practice at developing the right skills
  • Homework over entire course is carefully designed to lead students to develop their own essay skeletons / creative writing scaffolds they can adapt in a real exam
  • Model answers to previous week homework questions are provided, in addition to personalised marking
Mathematics

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All other maths courses have similarly structured materials.

Theory

  • Our learning materials are are comprehensive and holistic in their approach, but we prioritise on exam-relevance
  • Background information is given in depth to prepare students for more complex topics
  • Plenty of worked examples are given for our maths materials, because we believe the best way to teach maths is through worked examples.
  • Plenty of diagrams and tables to illustrate examples in a clear and concise way.
  • The entire syllabus and all outcomes are comprehensively incorporated in our courses

Homework

  • Homework questions range in difficulty, giving students a way to gauge their level of performance.
  • Homework questions range in variety, giving students good practice for the variety faced in exams.
  • Each question will be marked each week, with full comments on incorrect answers.
Biology / Physics / Chemistry

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Theory

  • Each syllabus dot-point is mentioned before the relevant theory section, so students can track exactly which part of the syllabus they are learning each lesson.
  • Each and every syllabus dot-point is covered in detail, allowing students to review what they have learnt in class at home on their own.
  • Where appropriate, worked examples will be given to demonstrate a calculation method
  • We incorporate helpful HSC exam tips so students can avoid common pitfalls and gain maximum marks.
  • Our resources are aided with full-colour labelled diagrams where appropriate.

Homework

  • Each syllabus dot-point is mentioned before the relevant homework section, so students can identify their areas of weaknesses in relation to the syllabus. Students can then ask our tutors for help which is better targeted to their individual needs.
  • Each question is weighted according to marks based on the answers required, just like in HSC exams. Our tutors are trained in marking according to a set marking criteria.
  • We use a good mix of of exam question type (calculation and essay) and keywords (describe, explain, assess, compare, discuss etc) to give good exam practice for students.
  • Students will be given full comments on their homework for each mark they lost.
Practice exams

We also have a large collection of exam papers not available to the public. These exams were written by qualified teachers / HSC markers and will be covered by year 12 students before each major assessment period (half yearlies, trial HSC, and the external HSC exams).

Year 9/10 Headstart Program

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Like materials for our Preliminary and HSC courses, our year 9/10 course materials are designed to cover relevant concepts in an easy to understand manner. For homeowrk, year 9/10 students are given early exposure to HSC style exam questions so they become familiarised with the HSC questioning verbs early on.

Other subjects

Materials in the other subjects we offer are of the same quality, structure and detail.

Purchasing course materials

We do not sell our course materials to the public. However we do print materials for our existing students for topics they have missed, at a small fee to cover our printing costs. Please refer to our policy on buying course materials for more information.

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