Melissa Q Very responsive
Tutoring near Hunters Hill, Sydney, NSW & Chatswood, Sydney, NSW


About

ATAR: 99.80 | USYD Dentistry and Science | North Sydney Girls School DUX

📌 HSC MARKS
English Adv: 98 (state rank external mark)
Mathematics Ext 1: 99
Mathematics Ext 2: 95
Physics: 93
Chemistry: 92
Visual Arts: 97 (theory component: 49/50)

📌 ABOUT ME
Hello! My name is Melissa and I graduated as School DUX from North Sydney Girls High School in 2018. I am currently studying Doctor of Dentistry/ Bachelor of Science at University of Sydney.

I have had tutoring experience at Pre-Uni College, Kumon Education, Maxx Academy and have been a private tutor for 4 years. Over this period of time, I have had the pleasure of teaching over 100 students! At university, I have achieved the Dean's List of Academic Excellence every year.

I feel passionate about teaching, and thrive in an interactive environment. I am trustworthy and always put my 100% into helping you achieve your goals in the HSC, so you're in safe hands! If anything, I know how daunting the last years of high school are, and I hope to make your journey a little bit smoother.

With a competitive mark of 98 in the external HSC exam (a STATE RANK mark), I am extremely familiar with the marking criteria and nuances within the English Advanced syllabus. I not only tutor English, but also offer essay marking at $60 per essay for Yr 11/12 students. Additionally, I mentor junior high school students in years 7-10 who seek to build a foundation to do well in the future and help them accelerate their studies.

I also have extensive experience in tutoring math. In my most recent Year 12 graduates, one student improved from below average to top 15 in Extension 1 Mathematics at North Sydney Girls High (with over 100 students in Ext 1 Math). Math is a passion of mine - I hope to bring this to all my students too :)

📌 LESSON STRUCTURE
In my lessons, I seek to:
- Identify your areas of weakness and strength
- Create a personalised study plan
- Provide resources on a weekly basis to enhance knowledge covered
- Have topic quizzes every few weeks to solidify understanding
- Improve exam techniques and tips to assess full marks

Additionally, every student receives a TERMLY REPORT, in which I go through detailed feedback on their progress and areas they need to focus on. In this way, parents are also engaged in the tutoring process and can have a thorough understanding of what the students have covered in tutoring every term.

📌 TRAVEL POLICY
I am willing to travel to CBD, Chatswood, though most lessons are held in State Library of New South Wales or Hunters Hill. NOTE: CURRENTLY ONLY HOLDING ONLINE LESSONS

📌 STUDENT RESULTS
✅ In 2019, a student graduated with an ATAR of 99.80 and an English mark of 95
✅ In 2020, a student's external HSC mark for Mathematics improved by 8 marks compared to their internal school mark, after coming to tutoring for just a month prior to their HSC
✅ In 2021, a Visual arts student who averaged a 13/20 for his essays in Year 11 ranked 1st in Year 12 after a year of tutoring.

📌 PRICES
$75/hr - Year 7-10
$80/hr for Math, $90/hr for English - Year 11
$85/hr for Math, $100/hr for English - Year 12
$80/hr for Visual Arts (all year groups)
**Prices will be cheaper for group tutoring.

Achievements

  • English Advanced 98
  • Mathematics Extension 1 99
  • Mathematics Extension 2 95
  • Visual Arts 97
  • Physics 93
  • Chemistry 92
  • North Sydney Girls High DUX
  • University of Sydney - Dean's List of Academic Excellence 2019
  • University of Sydney - Dean's List of Academic Excellence 2020

Education

Year 12 completed in 2018.
Mark achieved: 99.80 (verified).
Currently studying Doctor of Dental Medicine and Bachelor of Science at The University of Sydney.

Reviews

Melissa is honestly the best tutor ever. She helped my math improve from below 50% in my internal exams to almost a Band 6 in just a few months. My mark for external HSC was 89/100.
- By Kathleen Juwono on 4th October 2021

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Availability

Around Hunters Hill

Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Around Chatswood

Travel policy

Currently not doing any home visits. Lessons will be held online, in my home in Hunters Hill or in State Library of New South Wales.