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


About

99.90 ATAR | 98 ENG ADV + 100 3U MATHS HSC EXAM | JR 2019 |

Hi, I'm Edwin! I graduated from James Ruse Agricultural High School in 2019, currently studying Medicine. Since graduation, I've already mentored over 80 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. Thus, my students have achieved some amazing results in 2020:

👍 Highest HSC marks of 96/100 and 94/100 in English Advanced

👍 A student who started lessons ONLY 4 weeks before the HSC, improved from her trials mark of 63 to a HSC exam mark of 88. Another student with an estimated half-yearly mark of 65, started lessons with me 3 weeks before trials, scoring 85 there, and then achieving 92 in the HSC.

👍 A student starting from outside the top 100 at James Ruse placed inside the top 20 for trials after one term of lessons.

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

I'm a tutor who innovates with teaching methods to constantly improve the quality of my lessons. I don't just teach the approaches that I applied for HSC, but have never stopped refining and adding to them since. I push students to achieve maximum results quickly and effectively, and I know exactly how to get you to where you want to be and even FAR BEYOND.

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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

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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. In addition to my students' HSC English results detailed above, Science and 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
Lessons are HIGHLY individualised - I structure all my lessons around what you want, adjusting the way I teach based on your preferences. I also offer FREE AND UNLIMITED extensive marking of your essays and practice papers.

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. They're also highly adaptable during exams (despite already having 20/20 essays under their belt) and are capable of answering the most unexpected of questions. I achieve this by covering these points in classes:

✔️ Breaking down all the complexities of essay writing into a SIMPLE system that guarantees top marks every time

✔️ Facilitating in-depth critical discussion and providing notes to help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the prescribed texts

✔️ Walking you through the exact method of paragraph construction and quote selection so that your essays are sophisticated

✔️ Reconstructing how you analyse quotes, so that they become highly unique and insightful

✔️ Going through fully analysed essay examples, that show you exactly what to do and what NOT to do, which you then get to keep.

✔️ Notes collated from my wider reading to help you understand context and authorial intent, so you can actually use them FLEXIBLY and EFFECTIVELY in exams
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RATES
1 student - $100/hr (HSC 2022 English - $115/hr)
2 students - $75/hr
3+ students - $60/hr
Please don't hesitate to get in touch for any further information!

Education

HSC All-Round Achiever (2019)
2nd Year Medical Student

Sydney Scholars Award
UNSW Scientia Scholarship
Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship
Monash Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

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Availability

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)