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How Parents Can Help Their Kids In Year 11 And 12

Sep 1, 2017
Having kids in Year 11 and 12 can be tricky business. It's a time when your kids are discovering their own independence, taking more responsibility for themselves and their actions, and making some big decisions.

Parents have an important role in supporting their kids through this time, but one of the best things you can do is to relax. Be supportive, rather than overbearing, and help them find a balance where they can take control of their own studies, but also have some relief when the pressure gets too much. 

5 Tips On How To Study For The HSC Trials These Holidays

Jun 26, 2017

With the HSC Trials starting next month, now is the time to be getting serious about your study. While you definitely need a break to recharge your brain batteries, you can also use this time wisely to get ahead by getting your notes organised, honing in on your revision and brushing up on any areas you need extra support in.

How To Study: A Guide For HSC Students

Oct 1, 2016

Believe it or not, there’s more to “studying” than just reading and highlighting some stuff. Here are your top tips from A++ students and us here at YourTutor.

10 quotes on discovery for HSC English

Aug 1, 2016

As 'Discovery' makes up the Area of Study for all HSC students studying English this year, we want to share some of our favourite quotes on the topic. 

Notions of discovery can vary greatly, and there are a number of different types you could explore; discovering something new, rediscovery, self-discovery, discovery of people, discovery of places and more. 

Understanding The Changes To HSC History

Aug 1, 2016

We've talked about the Stronger HSC Standards initiative and how it impacts the teacher of English, Maths and the Sciences, and how it better supports core literacy and numeracy. There is one other change to the senior syllabus in NSW that is worth talking about because, even though it has only just been announced, it is already subject to a lot of rumour and misinformation. I'm talking about the changes to History.

Understanding The Changes To HSC Science And Maths

Aug 1, 2016

We've previously talked about the Stronger HSC Standards reform of the HSC in NSW, and how that changes literacy and English.  These changes begin to effect students who commence Year 11 in 2018 (so, students who are currently in Year 9 or earlier).  We now want to talk about the changes to Maths, numeracy, and the sciences.

Understanding The Changes To HSC English

Jul 22, 2016

This week the Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, announced the Stronger HSC Standards initiative, with the intention of improving HSC outcomes for NSW students completing their senior schooling by reviewing the way certain subjects are taught.  These changes will affect students who commence Year 11 in 2018 (so students who are currently in Year 9 or earlier). 

How Parents Can Support Their Teens Through Year 12

Jul 6, 2016

We all know that year 12 can be an incredibly stressful time for students. What we don’t always remember is that parents are often going through this journey as well and can feel just as stressed and helpless. Senior Clinical Psychologist at the University of Technology Sydney, Anna Wallace, offers her tips on how parents can support their teens through this time.

How Matt used Online Tutoring to get a 99.9 ATAR

Aug 25, 2015

Meet class of 2014 student Matt Bishop, who attributes much of his success in achieving his amazing ATAR to help from YourTutor. 

In 2014 Matt graduated from St Stephens College in the Gold Coast, receiving an ATAR score of 99.9 and Dux of the school. This year, Matt was offered an impressive full scholarship to Melbourne University to study Commerce and Engineering which he is deferring for a year to take a break from study and travel. He took some time out to chat to us about his experiences of using YourTutor.

Is there a plague of cheating in NSW high schools?

Jun 9, 2015

Is there a plague of cheating in NSW high schools? The SMH would have us think so with its report over the weekend, headlined "Cheating 'endemic' in NSW high schools." Jack Goodman tells you four reasons why last weekend's news story is troubling for education.