Manoj Arachige

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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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Selective school tutors to get into your dream high school 🏫

So… you or your child are considering a selective high school. And why wouldn’t you? Selective schools best place students to achieve academically by offering a fast-paced environment for students to learn alongside like-minded, high-achieving peers. Or maybe you’re considering trying for a merit scholarship to a tuition-based high school, which creates an affordable alternative to the expensive fees of private school education.

Selective schools accept students based on their academic performance on a standardised exam – the ‘entrance exam’. The exam assesses a range of skills across various disciplines in order to identify the highest-performing students in each cohort.

Depending on which state you are from, the exam will be formatted slightly differently. However, each exam can essentially be broken down into four sections:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Mathematics
  4. General Ability

Familiarise yourself with the structure of the particular exam you will be undertaking. Are the questions multi-choice? How many questions are in each section? This will ensure your exam preparations are relevant and targeted.

Here are a few general tips for studying for the exam:

  • Get a selective school tutor! A tutor can help to familiarise you with the exam content and show you strategies for tackling challenging questions. In many cases, they are former selective school students who can offer personal advice and wisdom.
  • Practice, practice, practice! Complete past papers in test conditions, under a time limit. By simulating the exam environment, you will build up your confidence for when the real exam arrives.
  • Read the question! Ensure you know exactly what it is the question is asking you to do (and then do it)! Too often, students misunderstand the meaning of a question and lose easy marks.

If you ever need some assistance with your studies or subject specific help, KIS Academics selective school tutors have a thorough understanding of the entrance exams and can assist in understanding curriculum requirements. Our tutors are able to provide materials and teaching on how to prepare for these scholarship tests thoroughly. Learn about our selective school 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

Maddie M.
Year 11-12 Student

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Selective School Tutors


Margery Zhang




Hello! My name is Margery, a first year medical student at the University of Melbourne. I graduated from Mac.Robertson Girls' High school in Victoria with an ATAR of 99.85. Since then, I’ve had 3 years of experience tutoring and helping students achieve their full potential.

Subjects I tutor include: Year 5-10 Maths, Selective school entry, VCE Maths Methods (45 raw) & VCE Specialist Maths (45 raw).

My experience in tutoring (both in-person and online) has allowed me to develop a deep appreciation and understanding of the importance of respecting students' individuality whilst tutoring them. I believe that every student has a unique learning style in which they work best. As such, my tutoring approach will cater to the concerns and learning styles of each student that I’m helping. I would love to pass down my knowledge and help other students reach their goal in these subjects!

For my VCE classes, I provide:

-weekly detailed notes that cover the entire course and exam style questions that are completed in class

-practice/past exams both that I have written and from other schools

-various resources you will be given to prepare for sacs and the final exam

-mini revision classes before exam period

-practice exams to do under timed conditions

I’m currently offering online tutoring via KIS academics for students all across Australia, at a flexible time that’s suitable for both our schedules!

Serena Su




Hey there! My name is Serena.

I graduated as the Music Captain and have obtained numerous subject awards throughout high school, including being the inaugural winner of the Dr Susan Stevens Principal Award in year 12.

Throughout primary school and high school, I have always accelerated in subjects such as Music, Maths and Science subjects which inspired me to pick the subjects that I completed: Music Performance, Math Methods, Specialist Maths, Psychology, Chemistry and English. I aim to teach you using my experience and study skills obtained in high school. I have also been teaching music instruments, music theories, and subjects since I was in year 9.

I am currently a biomedical science student at Monash. When I get a break, I love to practice my instruments and play with my dogs. I've got two toy poodles! Fun fact about myself, I actually play three instruments (Cello, Piano and the Harp) in which all of my instruments have either completed or currently working to complete my Licentiates or Fellowship degrees.

Jahanvi Shah




Hi, my name is Jahanvi Shah and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. I completed VCE in 2020 achieving an ATAR of 99.25.

I am super passionate about tutoring and love to spread my knowledge to all my students helping them excel in all areas of education. I believe I am an excellent tutor because for me all my students are different and I strive to create personalised learning experiences for all my students and am flexible to tailor my lessons to meet the needs of my students. In my classes, students feel comfortable discussing their feelings and concerns with me, allowing me to help them in the best possible way.

My lessons typically are tailored around the student's needs and usually, that involves going through theory and lots of practice questions from past exams because like they say, Practice Makes Perfect! I like to give my students exposure to all different types of questions that they might come across. I prepare them by giving multiple tips and tricks on how to answer questions quickly and correctly, so they are well equipped to tackle any question, easy or difficult.

In my spare time, I love to dance, travel, watch movies and spend time with my family and friends.

I'd be delighted to have you as a student in the year to come.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out! :)

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