Stage 4 Years 7 to 8 Tuition Programs
English and Study Skills / Mathematics / Science
Research has found a strong link between students’ performance in Year 9 and their results in the HSC. We can help you to get into the classes in Year 9 that will suit you and allow you to develop your full potential as a student. It makes sense that if you are doing well at the junior secondary level, you will be full of confidence as a learner and will be developing good study habits. Many students of your age are unsure of the future direction of their study and career. It is important that you do well in as many subjects as possible at this level. This allows you a good range of subjects to choose from for Years 11 and 12.
Fees and timetable
An administration fee of $15 per family is payable at the start of each term. Tuition fees for Years 7 and 8 are $47 per 60-minute session. Click here for 2013 Timetable and tuition fees.
English and Study Skills Years 7 to 8
A strong performance in English is the foundation of a good HSC result, as it is the only compulsory subject. This makes it very important for students to be developing their English skills right through high school. This program covers reading comprehension and written expression of a wide range of text types such as discussion, exposition, information reports, media texts and poetry. Grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure are covered in depth. Students learn to analyse and write texts, including essays, in a very sophisticated way. Study skills covered include researching, note-taking and summarising, mind-mapping, memory techniques, time management and goal setting. The skills that students develop in this program are helpful across a range of subjects.
Mathematics Years 7 to 8
This program covers all number operations, fractions, decimals and percentages, measurement, geometry, algebra and equations. You will receive help with your current topics, while our revision program will help you to do well in exams. Research has shown that the students who perform at the highest levels in the HSC mathematics courses are those with well-developed numeracy skills. We therefore include numeracy activities in our sessions, teaching students to use calculators only when appropriate.
Science Years 7 to 8
There is so much content in the science courses it can be tricky for students to stay on top of it all. These weekly sessions help students to develop their understanding of current topics before trying to memorise them. The sessions are interactive, engaging students with each other and the tutor in visual, verbal and investigative activities. An ongoing revision program also helps to keep earlier topics fresh. We provide practice in responding to exam-style questions, which is very useful in these courses.
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