Hi, my name's Sam Johnson, a recent graduate of St Ignatius College Riverview, with a 2019 ATAR of 98.30. I am offering the highest quality tutoring to students undertaking K-10 studies; Prelim and HSC Economics, Business, History (modern and ext.), English (adv. and std.), and Mathematics (adv. and std.). Prepare yourself for awesome results!
I’m Sam, a recent graduate of St Ignatius College Riverview, and a very keen tutor. Currently, I'm undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies at The University of Sydney, where I have additionally been invited to partake in the Dalyell Scholars Program. Since completing my HSC studies in 2019 I’ve charged into the domain of tutoring in hope of disseminating all that I learned during my years at school across as wide a range of students as possible.
Currently, I am working with more than 25 students per week, not including those who I see on a less regular basis. They range from year 3 to HSC, with English and Math being the most common focus, and commerce/other humanities subjects also largely prevalent in the mix of subjects in which I am a highly competent tutor. Don’t mistake my only recent graduation as a lack of experience, this fact enables me to better connect with my students (due to the lack of an age barrier) and means that I am more aware of the many different intricacies that form part of a student’s development and success at school. My ability to not just teach, but to inspire confidence and a desire to learn in my students is the main catalyst behind the fact that all four of my year seven students are engaging with year nine math content (despite largely initially struggling with their own level of math), that one of my year eleven students has seen his English performance rocket from average to within the top five of his cohort consistently, that all my year twelve students (despite the mammoth hurdle presented by Corona Virus) are entering their final exams with excitement and a strong sense of readiness (as a result of the confidence they have developed in themselves and due to the impressive performance they’ve already noted in their exams), and a range of so many other stories of success that it’d take too much time to detail all of them here. If you’re looking for fundamental changes that are inaccessible in a class environment, then I am the tutor for you!
In the recent HSC I received an ATAR of 98.30, which can be viewed as the product of the many strategies and techniques I developed during my years of schooling. In Business Studies and Economics my performance was particularly strong, achieving HSC marks of 97 and 95 respectively. My tuition in this area is further enriched by the fact that I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) at the University of Sydney. In addition to my achievements in the domain of commerce, I also achieved band 6's in English Advanced (92), Modern History (92) and History Extension (E4: 47), while Mathematics was just a fraction off a band 6. I strongly believe that I can assist students in reaching a similar level of performance (and an even higher level of performance) through my unique approach to tutoring, and due to a range of uncommon strategies that I believe my performance evinces the effectiveness of.
I cater to students at all levels in their academic journey from K-12. I help ignite motivation in my students that are struggling to find it, in addition to assisting already motivated students reach their highest potential. I am patient with my students, guiding them through the processes of solving problems, responding to questions, et cetera. I prefer not to simply lecture my students but rather guide them through the process of finding the answers and conducting the research themselves. This not only helps with their understanding but develops critical problem-solving skills. As is clearly evident, the highly effective teaching methods that I espouse would be impossible to duplicate in a class setting. The efficacy of my approach is supported by the strong levels of engagement and results I have noticed in my current group of students.
If you are interested in seeing tremendous improvements in your son’s or daughter’s (or both) studies; a tutor that is motivated, engaged and fun - then I believe that I am the one for you!
** please note, fees are $60/hr for students from years K-9, fees are $70/hr for students from years 10-12.
Currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) at the University of Sydney.
2019 ATAR: 98.30
Received a band 6/E4 in Economics, Business Studies, English advanced, Modern History, History Extension and a band 5 in Mathematics
Economics and Business Studies were my highest performing subjects, receiving a HSC mark of 95 and 97 in them respectively.
My other band 6’s were in the mid-90s, while my band 5 in Mathematics was only slightly off a band 6.