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Our Method for Success
1. Private Tutoring
One on one tuition gives you the opportunity to feel comfortable to ask questions that classes cannot provide which drastically enhances learning.
Let your learning be tailored to exactly your speed and style rather than the average student’s.
2. Mental Effort Method
The mental effort model was used by our founder himself to achieve a state rank.
The first step to success is to understand the content. Not know, but understand the content.
What’s the difference? Understanding involves mental effort. It means going several layers deep and asking why something is the way it is.
Sound tough? Don’t worry, we incorporate mental effort as a foundational philosophy in our materials and tutor training.
3. Assessment Preparation
Once you’ve mastered the content, you need exam skills. No matter how much you know, if expressed poorly, it’ll get a bad mark. For example, Einstein might fail a Spanish Physics test because he can’t write Spanish despite knowing physics.
We’re going to teach you how to write and structure answers to ace 8/9 markers. How to answer Accuracy, Validity, Reliability questions. How to get full marks in “Explain” questions.
We’ll also provide practice exams when exams are coming up, and your tutors will analyse for your weak spots. They can also help out in improving and proof reading your depth study.
The Chemistry syllabus, revamped in 2018, now has a heavy conceptual focus on understanding.
In Year 11, there is a heavy focus on the fundamentals of chemistry. Students learn about what chemicals are made of, molar calculations and what affects the rate of reactions.
In Year 12, there is a shift to application of theory. Students learn about equilibrium and apply this to acids and bases. They then learn about organic chemistry and chemical testing.
In depth understanding is no longer just optional for a Band 6, it’s mandatory. Unfortunately, many teachers and tutors still stick with an old syllabus mindset of just surface level knowledge. This is not going to get you the marks you want.
Our HSC tutors give students the understanding NESA wants. We take students through the intricacies of concepts and formulas which is the only way to allow for good marks.
A new syllabus element is the depth study where students are required to perform an investigation. This can be very challenging for students. Our HSC tutors can help with planning and checking your assignment.
A note on course timings
Below you will find the typical course timings we have for our HSC tutors. Please note that these are incredibly flexible since it is private tutoring.
Yr 11 Course Structure
1. Properties and Structure of Matter
Term 4 (Year 10)
Students learn the fundamentals of what all things are made from: atoms, molecules, elements. You’ll also learn about how atoms interact and bond with each other.
2. Quantitative Chemistry
Students learn about how mathematical relationships can be used to predict and model the outcome of chemical reactions.
3. Reactive Chemistry
4. Drivers of Reactions
Students learn about what really makes chemical reactions “go” including entropy, enthalpy and Gibbs free energy and how to calculate them.
Yr 12 Course Outline
6. Acids and Bases
7. Organic Chemistry
8. Applying Chemical Ideas
9. Exam Program
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