Year 7 to Year 10 Tuition Programs
Students at all levels of ability benefit from these programs which help them to progress as well as they can through high school.
Research has found a strong link between students’ performance in Year 9 and their results in the HSC. It makes sense that students who are doing well at the junior secondary level will be full of confidence as learners, and will be developing good study habits. Many students of this age are unsure of the future direction of their study and career. It is important that they do well in as many subjects as possible at this level. This allows them to have a good range of subjects to choose from for Years 11 and 12.
Junior Secondary Maths
This program covers all number operations, fractions, decimals and percentages, geometry, algebra and equations. Non-calculator maths is also covered. 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 teach our students to use calculators only when appropriate.
Junior Secondary English
This program covers reading comprehension and written expression of a wide range of text types such as discussion, exposition, information report, media texts and poetry. Grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure are covered in depth. Learning how to plan and write essays is a major component of this program. The good essay writing skills students develop are helpful across a range of subjects.
What can students expect from the programs?
» Sustained practice and review of key concepts and understandings
» A highly encouraging and supportive learning environment using cooperative learning techniques
» All bookwork marked and feedback given
» Celebration and acknowledgement of achievement and improvement
» Access to tutor for discussion and feedback
» Tutors are available for personal and phone consultation for support, advice, discussion of individual learning needs and advice on supporting your child as a unique individual
» Exposure to inspirational messages on contemporary issues by exceptional individuals