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Top 15 Ruse PHYS | 99.70 | STATE RANK Notes | 100 4U Math
Hi! I’m Danny, a recent James Ruse graduate in 2020 and I specialise in teaching physics to senior students. I achieved an ATAR of 99.70 and my results for HSC were:
2020 HSC Marks
● 3U Maths | HSC: 99
● 4U Maths | HSC: 98 | External: 100
● English Advanced | HSC: 93 | Internal Rank: 7th
● Economics | HSC: 92 | Internal Rank: 1st
● Physics | HSC: 94 | Internal Rank: Top 15
While good marks sound and look nice though, they don’t really show the whole story. Physics wasn’t always a good subject for me, in fact I was actually only rank 64th out of 121 people in Year 11.
How did I improve in year 12 then?
I reviewed my fundamental knowledge which I lacked in year 11 (which at the time was mainly kinematics) and started doing more regular, consistent practice to reinforce what I learnt. As a subject, physics is one of those sciences where really understanding your basics, like Newton’s three laws of motion, is vital as rote learning really won’t get you far. That’s why taking the time to slow down and review my past content allowed me to not only fully comprehend, but also appreciate the fascinating science of physics. Fostering this similar appreciation and interest in physics is also what I want to provide to my students through teaching real world applications of theoretical knowledge in the syllabus.
However, fostering an interest is only one step in acing your physics exams. I also aim to deliver a structured but flexible learning program to my students that suits their personal needs so that not every lesson is the same. My own experiences teaching at and attending various large tutoring centres highlighted to me the need for individualised learning as the bigger classes of tutoring companies often only skim over content to cater for more students. As such, during my lessons I help my students really UNDERSTAND the content through:
● actively engaging them with relevant questions and review quizzes to identify any areas of improvement
● Providing step-by-step solutions for the common explain, long response, and working scientifically questions seen in all physics papers so that they can ace their exams
● Linking syllabus content with real world applications and examples
Of course my services also extend past lesson times for my students, and I'm always willing to answer any homework questions or give general tips about exam techniques/resources (which are often overlooked, but equally vital towards performing well!) throughout the week to further consolidate my student's learning.
State Rank Help
I have partnered with a Physics State Ranker who has a lot of private tutoring experience from James Ruse. I incorporate his state ranking notes and homework into my lessons. He’s also mentored me in how to help students write state ranking responses to explain and long response questions. This enhances understanding which will help you get better marks on your exam.
I can help you with everything you normally get from a tutor (like learning content) but also the more “soft skills” like answering accuracy, reliability, validity and acing explain questions/long response
$65 per hour for Year 11 and $75 for Year 12.
If you are interested or have questions, I’m open! Shoot me a message or call me!!
Year 12 completed in 2020.
Mark achieved: 99.70.
Currently studying Acturary at The University of New South Wales.
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