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All I remember was shouting at the top of my lungs “MUM, DAD.” I scared the sh*t out of them I yelled so loud. They didn’t even know why I was so ecstatic.It took so long to sink in and to just say the words: “I did it. I don’t know how but I got a 99.95 ATAR”

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Let's be real, after 2 years of constant lockdowns, we're all craving some in-person real life interaction. If you've decided that online tutoring isn't for you, that's okay. Now that COVID is slowly going away, in-person tutoring is a great option again!

In person tutoring allows students who may not engage well online to get some one-to-one help from someone sitting right in front of them (literally!). Here are some things to consider when choosing in-person tutoring:

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Where you hold tutoring sessions can be a real hassle to organise, so it's important you know the options available to you. Some tutors are happy to do home visits and come to your house to hold lessons. This ensures you can be tutored in the comfort of your own home while still getting that face-to-face engagement. Some in-home tutors will request a travel fee if you live further away and need them to travel to you. This is only fair as it takes up their valuable time, effort and also petrol money!

Another option is going to the tutor's location. This could be their house, a public place or a library. This might take a bit of travel time on your part, but if you don't want to do online lessons, then the travel will be worth it to see your tutor in-person!

Finally, if you live a bit further apart, finding a middle ground is a great option! Libraries, schools and university campuses are excellent locations to hold lessons. You've got desks and study spaces, printers, powerpoints to charge your laptop and speedy wifi. These locations are great for tutoring and allow both you and the tutor to find a convenient location that works well for everyone.

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Make sure to be proactive when it comes to preparing for lessons with your in-person tutor. Organising your notes and school work takes a bit of extra effort when you can't just click ctrl-f to search for it on your computer. Make sure to log into any online platforms like KIS Plus before your lesson to download the relevant resources for your lesson and print the worksheets out before you see your tutor!

There are a lot of moving parts to consider when organising in-person tutoring lessons. If you ever need some assistance with your studies or subject specific help, KIS Academics in-person tutors have a thorough understanding of their subjects and can assist in understanding curriculum requirements. Our tutors are able to provide materials and teaching on how to prepare for assessments thoroughly. Learn about our in-person tutoring and book a free study skills consultation with a KIS Academics tutor.

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As a year 11 student doing ATAR, I was looking for a tutor that could help me with French. KIS Academics was incredibly helpful and fast at finding me someone who could assist me with my studies. My tutor Eliza Carey over the past few months has helped me so much not only in French but in biology and maths as well. I’m incredibly grateful for the effort and commitment she has put into helping me be more comfortable and less stressed about the subjects I was having difficulty with. It’s been nothing but an honour to be tutored by Eliza and I strongly recommend her as a tutor

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Declan Cabot




Hi, my name is Declan and I graduated as part of the first-ever Queensland ATAR cohort. Whether you are a younger student aiming to improve your grades or high school senior aspiring to reach the top, I am well-equipped to help you on this journey.

I graduated as Dux of my high school, receiving a 99.90 ATAR. Consequently, I was recognised as achieving the highest result in Queensland for English, Biology and Study of Religion, whilst also receiving 99 subject scores in Chemistry and Physics. As a result, I was fortunate to be a recipient of QCE’s Distinguished Academic Achievers award, as one of the top 40 achievers state-wide.

Although this required dedicated study, my aim is to demonstrate how through effective study skills you can study smarter. Consequently, I aspire to help you smash your academic goals and excel in all that you do, allowing you to manage your school workload alongside other extra-curricular commitments.

Nowadays, I am studying a Bachelor of Medical Science with provisional entry into medicine, continuing with my passion for health and science. I am also an avid runner and guitarist, spending a lot of my free time catching up on the latest footy results. I look forward to meeting you and working together as we strive for success!

Eliza Carey




Hi! I’m Eliza Carey and I would love to tutor you! Whether you are a younger student wanting extra help to boost your grades, or a high level senior student trying to separate yourself from the bunch, I am happy to help!

I achieved an ATAR of 99.85 and attended Brisbane State High School. Having completed year 12 in the new QCE system, I am uniquely able to assist students with how to best ace the new assessment, and I am fresh knowing all content, including that which the old system did not include.

For year 12 I received an average raw score of 97% across all my subjects, including 100% for French, 98% for chemistry, 97% for physics, and 96% for English literature. After receiving 100% for all my internal assessment, I’m ready to help you navigate the often ambiguous criteria.

I tutor maths, science and english, specifically mathematical methods, physics, chemistry, biology, literature, and French. For my younger students, I believe it is beneficial to begin learning good study and learning habits to best prepare for senior years.

Having done extensive extra curricular, including basketball, clarinet and being Prefect, I understand that every student has a different lifestyle and learning style to adapt to. I promote diligence and hard work, but am friendly, kind and encouraging to everyone I teach. I encourage my students to think deeper about what they learn so they gain confidence in their abilities and achieve their goals, from improving in a subject, to gaining entrance into medicine.

Full of my high school experience, and personal techniques I can share, I will ensure my students receive the help they need, and gain a new confidence in their abilities which will truly allow them to outshine other students.

Daniil McIntyre




Hi there! My name is Daniil, and I’m studying meteorology as part of my Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. Yep, I enjoy the outdoors and camping, and also quite like cycling. Meteorology is the perfect subject for me, as it combines this with my passion for mathematics, which I tutored extensively throughout my final year of high school. I graduated with an ATAR of 99.90, with raw scores of 50 in Maths Methods, 49 in Specialist Maths, 49 in Chemistry and 45 in Psychology.

In tutoring from the perspective of a Year 12 student, I was able to refine my techniques whilst experiencing their benefits in real time. I can personally relate to the feelings of stress and anxiety that can stem from the competitive environment of VCE, and that everyone learns and studies differently. Explaining concepts to my peers allowed me to break down information to its simplest form, maximising efficiency as I explained the relevant content. I was able to discover the optimum methods to succeed in Year 12, and passed these onto my students to vast improvement, whilst ensuring that I catered to everyone’s needs individually. I hope to not only teach the tricks, skill and tips that allow you to improve your results, but also support you and motivate you, because that is just as important. Year 12 can be a challenging year, but I’m willing to help you every step of the way

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