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1. Do you offer private or group lessons?
Both! However there are limited spaces for private lessons and paired lessons are highly encouraged as a replacement. We recommend that you pair up with a friend from school so that our lesson time can be used effectively when you have school assessments. We offer THREE main format for lessons:
1 on 1 private lessons (1 hour or longer)
Paired lessons (1 hour 30 minutes)
Group lessons of 3-4 students (1 hour 30 minutes)
You will never have more than 4 students in your session
We run holiday session workshops especially for Year 12 students which cover exam skills and revision work
2. Do you teach all year groups?
We mainly focus on mentoring and tutoring Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students in preparation for the HSC Examination. If you are in Year 7-8 please contact us to check if there are spots available. In the past we have had students on a waiting list so please get in touch as soon as possible as you may be offered a place in Term 4 or in the year after your enquiry.
3. Who will teach my lessons?
We have a small team of two. You will be taught by one out of two mentors. Your mentor has been taught about best teaching practices and facilitates content that has been written by experienced teachers who have written teaching programs at secondary schools. Your mentor is also genuinely interested in your progress, mapping out goals to ensure that you improve your weaknesses and further refine your strengths. Essays and other extended responses are marked by mentors/tutors with examination marking experience.
4. How are the lessons run by The HSC English Workshop different to other private and group tutors?
We start with a free 30 minute consultation which involves us getting to know you and through this we begin mapping out a personalised learning program
All lessons and units of work selected are personalised to your learning needs. This means that for some lessons you can work on assessment tasks and other lessons you can work in parallel to topics that you are covering at school. You may wish to choose an accelerated learning program where you learn a year ahead of your peers at school.
Homework is tailored to strengths and weaknesses you need to develop
We do not mass produce resources and some activities and resources are created purely for you
We only mentor at most 40 students each year. This ensures that you receive highly personalised feedback all the time.
Access to our 48 hour online marking service - The only rule is that you request feedback at least 3 days in advance to the submission date of your task. Angela (Lead Mentor) marks all extended responses.
The two tutors specialise in different units of work or year groups. We work in tandem so you will be taught by one of us at some point in your learning.
We support you beyond our lesson time by chatting to you via email and marking your work as needed
5. How much does tuition cost?
Please see my page on pricing for further information on fees and payment structures.
7. Which schools do our student cohort attend?
The main schools our current cohort of students attend include: Abbotsleigh Girls, Kings, Baulkham Hills, Cherrybrook Tech, Cheltenham Girls, Hornsby Girls, North Sydney Girls, James Ruse, Normunhurts Boys, Pacific Hills, Arden, Norwest Christian, William Clarke College.
8. Where are the lessons located?
All lessons are taught in a home studio in Macquarie Park. Our studio is easily accessible via public transport. All you need to do is get off at North Ryde Station and walk 3 minutes walk from the station. There is also a bus stop (545 Bus) that drops you off right in front of our studio.