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I've compiled some practical tips that should equip you prior to entering the warzone of Year 11 and 12. Even though there is no way to predict the precise play-by-play of high school life, that doesn’t mean that you can’t train and strategise to ensure you have the optimal chance of emerging victorious from the battlefield of Years 11 and 12.
You’ll rarely find a successful student who didn’t possess a strong sense of organisation. When you’re juggling 5-6 different subjects, often you don’t have any choice but to be. What’ll free up your mind is to have a flexible roadmap of how you want your year to progress. Set broad goals such as when you’d like to finish parts of the curriculum, when you’d like to start doing practice exams, and how many you’d like to do. This’ll do two things – a) keep you accountable during your Year 12 journey, and b) force you to get vaguely familiar with the concepts that you’ll be covering over the next 12 months or so. Keep these goals in mind, but don’t steadfastly rely on them as you progress throughout the year, because your most important priority should be to be kind to yourself.
Even soldiers going to war need to be well-rested for optimal performance. Enjoy the rest of your holiday break before re-embarking on your academic pathway so that you’re excited to give everything you have to the coming year. After all, if you’re embarking on a journey, you’d want to get going on a full tank of gas!
How many times have you heard the phrase, ‘Year 12 is a marathon, not a sprint’? It’s cliched, because it’s true. Burnout is an extremely common phenomenon amongst students, and it can be extremely detrimental to your mental health and subsequent academic performance.
Firstly, prepare for it to be a taxing year. Prepare for exam marks that you weren’t expecting despite putting in hours of study. Prepare for teachers who might not meet your expectations. Prepare for sacrifice and disappointments, but also know that these won’t define your final score, nor should it affect your personal sense of value or belief system. Things won’t necessarily go your way, but these things will make you stronger and more determined.
Making the most of school holidays is an important way for students to get ahead at school. If you ever need some assistance with preparing for the school term or subject specific help, KIS Academics holiday 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 the school term. Learn about our school holiday 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 a wace french tutor 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
“I got the top mark for my SAC which was really nice, and I think that’s all because of my tutor”
Medha / Year 12 Student
“It's been absolutely fantastic and it's just been a very positive environment for learning”
Amanda / Parent of a Year 7 Student
Hey guys! I’m Elena and I’m here to say: I get it. VCE can be difficult. So no matter whether you’re aiming for the top or just trying to survive this crazy thing we call school, my ultimate mission is to help make things easier for you. I can be your certified secret weapon!
Here’s a little bit about why:
🏅Graduated with a 99.60 ATAR
🏅Scored a raw 50 in English
🏅Premier’s Award for VCE English
📈 Over 600 hours of tutoring experience
📈 Over 5 years as a Saturday School classroom teacher
📈 Over 30 previous students
📈 Over 25 different texts taught
I know, I know. There are a lot of high achievers out there. And I am the first to admit that having good grades does not make someone a good teacher. I’ve been teaching for a long time (and have studied teaching at Monash) and I can tell you that communication skills and a high EQ are the important ingredients. That being said, please don’t think of me as just another teacher!
As we at KIS like to say, tutors should feel like ‘genius best friends’, and that is absolutely my tutoring philosophy.
When I’m not tutoring, I work part time as a kindergarten teacher (is it harder to teach teenagers or three year olds? 🤔that’s been my ongoing question!) - and as any parent can tell you, young children can be brutal! One thing I’ve learned definitively is that students will never learn from someone they don’t like. Hence, ‘genius best friends’. I prioritise getting to know you, your likes and dislikes, your ‘learning turn off’ (the thing that makes someone hate coming to class)… because I believe that knowing your personal context behind why you’ve started tutoring is vital to making sure you actually get something out of it.
I don’t want to be just another authority figure, and I don’t believe in handing you copious amounts of homework when you might already be struggling to stay on top of your regular schoolwork. Even the best multitaskers struggle with having multiple different streams of learning at once (between orchestra, theatre, leadership roles, academic competitions, public speaking competitions, dance, a part time job and debating, I definitely learned this the hard way in high school!).
I absolutely do give out recommended reading and exercises, and have an extensive bank of practise prompts, sample essays, study guides and other resources to share if you want them! But I’m not going to crucify you if you don’t do it.
Rote learning is very different to core conceptual understanding. Cultivating that is my goal.
Ultimately, what I’m saying is that I know what it’s like to be a student! I still am one (at university). I try to tutor the things students need to know, in a way that you can understand it. I also received tutoring while I was in high school, so I understand where you’re coming from.
Therefore as a tutor, my ideals are to combine personal experience as both the student and the teacher to create a balanced, tailored, welcoming and relatable tutoring process for you.
What I offer:
✅ Regular lessons according to your schedule (weekly, fortnightly, 30, 60, 90mins…whatever you feel!)
✅ Ad hoc lessons before SACs or exams (there’s always time to improve!)
✅ Essay marking for my students (with a 36 hour return policy)
✅ Independent, personalised curricula (if you want to be ahead of your class / do something different)
Aside from the content itself, as a VCE survivor I am able to help out with general tips and tricks- all the things that will ultimately help you help yourself!
My role as a tutor can be summarised in one word - I am a de-stresser.
So whatever that means to you, wherever your stress is building up - let me know and I’d love to help.
I left high school happy with my six years there - a feeling which I hope to impart to you. Whether that means improved grades, better studying skills or a greater enjoyment of a subject, I will be there to help that happen and have some laughs along the way!
Hi, my name is Emma Ashley and I graduated in 2020 with a 99.45 ATAR. Since then, I have gone on to study Law with Honours and PPE, politics philosophy and economics, at the Australian National University. I have been involved with KIS Academics in many capacities over the last 2 years, namely as the NSW state consultant, Events manager, Sales Manager, English Advanced Online Course developer and the Productivity Planner creator.
I have been tutoring since I finished my HSC, with approximately 20 hours of lessons every week. This means across the past (close to) 3 years I have tutored 60+ students … and counting! Why you may ask? Because I genuinely love sharing knowledge with others. There is nothing more valuable to me than seeing a student become excited to learn, the ‘ah ha’ moment where they finally understand or when they tell me about an amazing grade they just received.
My role as a tutor is to facilitate learning in a safe, comfortable environment, whilst focusing on areas of weakness and improving exam technique, things often over looked in the classroom. I intend for students to take agency over their learning and therefore ensure that they are able to guide lessons to suit their needs at the time, as usually the student knows what they need to focus on better than anyone else. My assistance and guidance extends beyond the classroom as I am always happy to communicate with my students if they have urgent questions or would like feedback before our next lesson.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me and I am excited to hear from you about your study needs.
Hello!! I’m Amelia. I graduated high school with an ATAR 99.3, an English score of 50, and a 99th percentile score (3250) in the UCAT. I'm currently in my third and final year of a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Biomedical Science) at UQ with Provisional Entry to Doctor of Medicine, which I'll start next year. I also recently returned from a semester overseas studying the Biomedical Science Honours program at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
My hobbies include exercise, live music and spending time with friends, and these weren’t activities I was willing to give up completely in order to achieve academic success. Instead, through organisation, time management and efficient study; I was able to balance all three!
Since graduating in 2020, I have tutored for over 1000 hours for more than fifty students from Year 5-12, helping them to ace their exams and achieve their personal academic goals. My aim is to help my students succeed in their studies by taking a holistic approach to their learning. I wish to share my tips and tricks for success with my students and provide them with guidance and mentoring as they journey through their senior studies.
I particularly love helping students with Biology, English, and Medicine Entry. I also have experience working with students with ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and learning differences. Please contact me if interested and I look forward to assisting you on your academic journey!
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