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    Insider practical tips for acing HSC Maths

    纽省数学高考技巧 From our tutor who scored 100 for Extension 2 Mathematics and 99 for Extension 1 Mathematics: “Never forget your basics:– Make sure you know how to integrate and differentiate all your basic functions, and use product and quotient rules; this will form the base of many questions like volumes and motion.– Brush up on your algebra: many questions especially in 3U and 4U require you to do some complex and tedious algebra; many students lose marks here because of careless errors. The best way to minimise these mistakes is to practice. Understanding is key:– Make sure you know where your concepts and formulas are derived from; for example, knowing…

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    Detailed HSC study guide to Advanced English module by module

    Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences The questions you will get here will often be quite vague so your main job will be specifying these vague terms This means unpacking the keywords of the question AND Adding insight or value to the question i.e. your personal interpretation NOT repeating the keywords of the question without saying anything about it e.g. HSC 2019 Paper 1 Sample: Compare how each of the two posters create asense of shared human experience – Often, students fail to define and unpack the concept of ‘shared human experience’, instead, they simply repeat this phrase A way to prepare for the Short Answer section is to have a variety of ideas up…

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    Top tips for Physics HSC exams

    Procrastinated too much before HSC? As the exam approaches, we gathered some tips from one of our experienced tutor. Even if you know all of these, a gentle reminder is always helpful. 1. Answer the question – What is the key word that the question is asking of you? Assess the significance of? Analyse the contribution of? Discuss? Identify? Make sure you are completely familiar with each of these key phrases or verbs and how to go about answering a question with each one. Highlight them in your test paper if you need to! 2. Structure – Just because it’s a science subject, does not mean you can write your…

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    Private one to one tutoring vs class tutoring

    Ever wondered what style of tutoring or coaching best suit you or your children? Tutoring can be expensive and you definitely should consider what method of tutoring best suit your needs and budget (value for money). In our opinion, here are some situations where you can consider 1 on 1 or private tutoring: Have specific needs, e.g. student needs revision for a couple specific topics but is doing well otherwise Needs tutoring for niche fields, e.g. AES test for private school tutoring, mathematics Olympiad etc Needs considerable assistance with a subject and is currently doing unwell or have lack of confidence in a subject – they may not follow/keep up…

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    3 tips on how to kick-start the new school year 2019

    If I give you 10 tips, you might not remember. Sometimes less it more. Less things creates focus, sharpens your mind and increases the chance of you actually get something done. Now if you are in your HSC year, maybe you need to do a bit more. 1. Stop doing (you should select only 1 thing): something that has no value to your future success, you do not enjoy doing at all, something that consumes a lot of time with little gain or something that causes you a lot of negative feeling and stress, or things like reduce facebook time from 1 hour per day to 15 minutes on commute…

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    HSC Mentoring time management and study tips

    I am Fan and I am happy to provide tips and mentorship for all of you going through HSC. It might be stressful, but have faith! I graduated in 2010 with ATAR 99.85, came 1st in State for Maths Ext1, 98% in Ext 2 Maths, 96% in Chemistry…Yes I know I am a big nerd. But being that nerd and through the years of tutoring, I have gotten a few tips that I want to share for you to maximise your potential and study smarter. 1. Using time slots, shorter chunks of focused study interval is better than 2 hours of doing maths homework while watching YouTube music videos and…