Edwin X Very responsive
Tutoring near Sydney, Sydney, NSW & Eastwood, Sydney, NSW


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99.90 ATAR | 98 ENG ADV HSC EXAM | 97 4U MATHS | JR 2019

Hi, I'm Edwin! I graduated from James Ruse Agricultural High School in 2019, currently studying Medicine at Monash University. Since graduation, I've already mentored over 50 students in English, Maths and Science. I have tutored extensively both privately and at a major HSC English tuition centre, so therefore have built up insider knowledge from experienced HSC markers about the demands of the new English HSC syllabus and exactly what markers are looking for.

I'm a tutor who innovates with teaching methods, constantly improving the quality of my lessons. Despite achieving highly in Year 12, I don't just limit myself to teaching the methods and approaches that I used myself for HSC, but have never stopped refining and adding to them since. I push students to achieve maximum results quickly and effectively, having taught HALF OF AUSTRALIA'S 2020 INTERNATIONAL Earth Science Olympiad Team.

SCHOOLS TAUGHT INCLUDE: James Ruse, Baulkham Hills, Sydney Grammar, Sydney Girls, Sydney Boys, North Sydney Girls, Meriden, Shore, Pymble Ladies' College, Knox Grammar, Penrith, Chatswood, The King's School, Smith's Hill, Epping Boys, Normanhurst Boys, Hornsby Girls and more.

2019 HSC Exam Marks
English Adv = 98 (same mark as 2019 STATE RANK)
Maths Ext 2 = 97
Maths Ext 1 = 100

I achieved ranks within James Ruse of:
2nd in Maths Ext 2, 4th in Maths Ext 1, 7th in English Adv

WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER ME AS A TUTOR?
TEACHING EXPERIENCE + RESULTS
I've taught over 50 students since graduating in 2019 in English, Mathematics and Science. I have guided HSC English Advanced students from marks of 65% up to 90% (raw marks) in their HSC school trials, despite only working with me for a few weeks. Mathematics students have seen their ranks jump from 50th to 2nd in their cohort in just a few months.

I also have experience as a Science Olympiad tutor for James Ruse students, of which 4 students placed inside the TOP 24 NATIONWIDE, with 2 STUDENTS placing inside the TOP 4 IN AUSTRALIA.

TEACHING STYLE
Being a tutor has made me realise what works and what does not work when teaching students. Everyone knows that good results are derived from a platform of strong knowledge. But, how do you build that platform both better and faster? Most tutors will NEVER realise that the crucial step is for them to LOVE the subjects that they teach. I know exactly how a tutor's passion can easily influence their students, and that's why my focus is always on helping my students become passionate about their subjects.

WHAT YOU GET
My goal is to help you achieve the highest results OVERALL - NOT JUST the subjects I tutor you in. I am entirely happy to take spontaneous questions across ANY subjects that I did. I will extensively mark your essays and practice papers ANYTIME. Lessons are HIGHLY individualised - I structure all my lessons around WHAT YOU WANT. I adjust the way I teach based on your preferences.
I will analyse your drafts based on the SPECIFIC requirements and preferences of YOUR SCHOOL.

For English, I don't just want my students to be satisfied with producing well-written essays. I teach them exactly how to make their writing STAND OUT in any exam. How I achieve this is by:
- Breaking down all the complexities of essay writing into a SIMPLE system that guarantees top marks every time
- Facilitating your development of a comprehensive understanding of the prescribed texts
- Developing your skills to analyse quotes in highly unique and insightful ways
- Helping you achieve outstanding written expression + clarity, in both essays and creatives
- Walking you through fully analysed essay examples, that show you exactly what to do and what NOT to do, which you then get to keep.
- Collating wide readings to help you understand context and authorial intent, so you can actually use them FLEXIBLY and EFFECTIVELY in exams

As a result, my students become highly adaptable during exams (despite already having 20/20 essays under their belt) and are capable of answering the most unexpected of questions.

NEW SYLLABUS
Having been the first cohort to go through the new syllabus and also built up knowledge about marking guidelines and standards that HSC markers follow, I know exactly what is required to achieve high marks despite the course demands having experienced a significant shift.

RATES
1 student - $85/hr
2 students - $65/hr
3+ students - $50/hr

I am mainly looking to take small group classes (of around 2-6 students) for HSC English, Mathematics (Year 11, Advanced, Ext 1 and Ext 2) and HSC Physics. For English, these classes would be arranged by the specific texts studied. If you bring a friend along, I can offer further discounts on the group rates above!

However, if you are after 1-on-1 classes please still contact me as I may still have limited availabilities open.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch for any further information!

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Around Sydney

Sunday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Around Eastwood

Sunday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Travel policy

Online lessons (via Zoom or other) or lessons at my house in Eastwood offered.