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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From Years 5-10, students mainly focus on general English, Maths and Science.
In year 11 and 12, students complete subjects as part of their ATAR studies, which is the system used in Western Australia to get admission into university.
WACE subjects and subject performance are used to calculate your ATAR.
WACE stands for the Western Australian Certificate of Education. This is a certificate that students receive on successful completion of the requirements of the WACE at the conclusion of their senior secondary education. This is what is recognised by all universities in Australia and other tertiary institutions.
Students are to choose their subjects for Year 10, 11 and 12 if they choose the ATAR pathway. It is recommended that they choose their subjects in year 10 so they can best prepare for WACE related topics in Year 11.
Requirements for subject choices for WACE:
Although requirements are for year 12 courses, schools require you to choose 2 list A subjects and 2 list B so that you don't change the subject in-between year 11 and year 12. In fact, changing subjects between Year 11 and 12 is highly unadvisable!
Apart from this, there are certain combinations of subjects you are not allowed to do. Such as:
There are also certain subjects that must be taken together. For example, if you take Maths Specialist, it is imperative that you also take Maths Methods.
Some schools do not offer some subjects, so it is important to look at the list that the school gives to see if they can do the subject they wish.
The WACE ATAR system can be quite complex, and understanding what's going on can be very daunting for new students and parents. If you ever need some assistance with your ATAR, KIS Academics tutors have a thorough knowledge of the subjects and can assist in understanding curriculum requirements. Our tutors are able to provide materials and teaching on how to prepare for internal and external assessments. Learn about our WACE tutoring and book a free study skills consultation with a KIS Academics tutor.
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
Hi! I'm Ollie. I'm a high achiever offering tutoring in STEM subjects as well as Literature/English at all levels.
A little about me and my teaching style:
🙋♂️ 𝐈'𝐦 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠.
In the delivery of tuition sessions, I will systematically break down difficult topics and explain clearly how to maximise marks, but also demonstrate the intuition behind them. They're not "lessons" as such - more a collaborative process, and I often even ask my students to explain ideas to me to test their knowledge! As a result, my students often are equipped with both a deeper understanding of why, not just how, which prepares them for future learning which build on this intuition. I try to structure these sessions on key areas which students either find difficult intuitively or struggle to execute, instead of focusing on rote-memorisation of how to do a question. As an example, while it's easy to recite the core principles of Faraday and Lenz's Law, or recall the formula for the turning point of a parabola, you'll never be asked to define these terms in an exam. Instead, you'll have to apply these principles in more complex questions. As a successful student myself, I've come to learn that intuition is key, and so I work with students to develop these key conceptual understandings.
✅ 𝐌𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐧.
Not only have I used them myself to achieve great results, but I'm known in the school community as a great helper, which is why I'm often casually approached for help by students after school in the library. I also founded, ran, and taught at the Hale School Programming Club, assisted and taught at the Year 7/8 Maths Enrichment Club, and every Friday morning would help struggling maths students with their homework at Peer Tutoring. And my involvement with the community isn't just academic; this year, I coached a Year 7 debating team that made the semi-finals of the WA Debating League and took on various leadership roles within the school. I also voluntarily gave introductory university-level chemistry lectures over the holidays to advanced Year 11 students as enrichment, covering topics like organic mechanisms, analytical chemistry, and basic quantum theory! I do all this because I love to teach, and I'm passionate about engaging with students of all kinds and academic abilities.
✏️ 𝐈'𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞... 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐈'𝐦 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬!
Of course, I'm still learning how to teach. While I have experience working in classrooms and private tuition (for three years now), I know that every student and every situation is different, which is why I try to adapt my teaching style to suit my students. I believe that an open-minded and collaborative approach to teaching - as opposed to blindly reading from a preprepared workbook - is crucial.
I've worked with all kinds of students with varying academic abilities. This includes struggling C-grade students, who have gained confidence and seen their marks rise noticeably thanks to hard work, practice, and my help, and I've also been fortunate enough to inspire and help incredibly talented academic achievers who want to enrich their knowledge through Olympiad maths and chemistry work.
If you are looking for a passionate and academically capable educator with a good understanding of the requirements of high school, one who will teach you not only your school subjects but also how to excel at them - send me a message!
I look forward to helping you on your journey.
Having completed my WACE with an ATAR of 99.90, a General Exhibition and as a UWA Fogarty Scholarship recipient, I know exactly how much of a load all the work can be, and through hopefully providing you with unique past test/exam resource and insightful explanations, I can aid in taking some of the stress of your shoulders as an affable and amiable tutor. I'm a first year undergraduate med student, and I hope I can aid in any problems you may have.
- I have tutored with both Hale School and private tutoring companies like the Funtrack Learning Centre and have a current clientele of a couple of regular weekly students.
- I tutor Chemistry, Physics, Maths Methods, Maths Specialist, Maths Application and General Maths for WACE subjects in Year 11/12 and can do Literature and Japanese: Second Language as well on the humanities side.
- For Year 7/8/9/10 students I can tutor any broad Science or Maths subjects and also aid in NAPLAN tutoring.
- On top of this, I can aid in UMAT preparation, Mock Trial preparation, Debating preparation and Public Speaking preparation as well.
Heya!! I'm Nicoletta, or Nikki, and I have adored learning as long as I can remember.
I graduated year 12 in 2020 as Dux of my school, topping Literature, Modern History, Geography and Media with a 99.50 ATAR and earning a certificate of excellence in History and Geography in WA. English has always been a favourite of mine, which also meant that I gave it the most attention during studying. Despite spending my year swimming in practice essays and past papers, I never let myself forfeit the things about school that I loved - getting involved.
After a semester at the ANU of studying law and tutoring English on the side, I was itching to study my passion properly - English, and so a double degree with International Relations and Law became one of International Relations and Arts with an English major.
I've tutored for over 4 years now, and have a wealth of sample answers, essays and practice questions of my own to share with you. I'm committed to finding a teaching-learning style that accomodates you, the individual, and so our plans can grow and develop as you do. Whether you're looking to bump your grade to a pass or you're the next Margaret Atwood, there's always work we can do together.
In our lessons together, a love of learning will be something that fuels my commitment to you and is something I hope you can grow to experience too!
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