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    Anyone go tutoring?

    any good or bad experience to share?

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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Quote Originally Posted by eggwah123 View Post
    any good or bad experience to share?
    I don't really understand this thread but I've only had good experiences lol

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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    I've never attended tutoring.But I have heard of people becoming worse at English after attending tutoring.
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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Went tutoring in year 9 at matrix to get ahead in maths.

    Ended up coming dead last.

    In all honesty, it depends where you go for tutoring. Afterwards I went to one of those hardcore asian teachers and I got back on my feet. However, just going tutoring doesn't guarantee good marks. I'd like the think my improvement was mainly due to personal drive and hard work, which was, I admit, somewhat facilitated by the extra work/exposure from tutoring.
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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    James An (Years 3 to 4) - 1st tutoring place, they just give you books to do for the lesson, worst tutor for primary school tbh. Last day, I cheated during the exam cos "yolo"
    Privately Owned (After James An till end of junior High School) - Not bad, classes were small.
    Truongs (Years 9 One Day) - Had to do a topic test on the 1st day and clearly never done the topic before and fggt Truongs said if I don't pass I can piss off. I pissed on him and left.
    Maths tutoring (Most of High School) - Methods were complicated but the pace and environment was really good. Just lacked cooperation with the tutors.
    Private English Tutoring (Years 7-12) - Best thing ever paid. Had two tutors and I will guarantee Private Tutoring will get you the marks.
    Peak (Chem and Phys) - 40 students per class, information was alright but more catered to selective schools.

    Testimony - If you do not go to a top school, most tutoring centres don't give a fk about you unless they grade the classes. Private Tutoring is the best only with someone who's experienced and knows the syllabus.
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    T100 ftw

    Went there for chem and it was extremely good (but tbh my teacher there was really good so maybe that's why). So I guess it depends on the teacher etc.
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    Anyone go tutoring?

    Alpha omega terribad, so is c2c
    Dux college is okay, didn't go for senior years. Apparently it's good for chem I think.

    Apparently Harry's is extremely good for maths.
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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulful View Post
    Went tutoring in year 9 at matrix to get ahead in maths.

    Ended up coming dead last.

    In all honesty, it depends where you go for tutoring. Afterwards I went to one of those hardcore asian teachers and I got back on my feet. However, just going tutoring doesn't guarantee good marks. I'd like the think my improvement was mainly due to personal drive and hard work, which was, I admit, somewhat facilitated by the extra work/exposure from tutoring.
    Some kid at my school was coming like 30th in yr 11 for English advanced and after going to matrix there was an obvious difference as the person was coming first overall and in every English assessment. They ended up with a mid band 6.
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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    FARRK, rich guys. Never gone tutoring lol. I think it really depends on the individual. As i see it, tutoring just kind of gives you that extra obligation to do work, so you don't waste your entire prelim and first 3 terms of the HSC doing nothing/procrastinating. Story of my life.
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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Quote Originally Posted by enigma_1 View Post
    Some kid at my school was coming like 30th in yr 11 for English advanced and after going to matrix there was an obvious difference as the person was coming first overall and in every English assessment. They ended up with a mid band 6.
    From what I've heard/experienced matrix is pretty hit and miss, especially during the junior years

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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulful View Post
    From what I've heard/experienced matrix is pretty hit and miss, especially during the junior years
    Perhaps that's the case. It doesn't have a reputation of being consistently good I guess-for english.
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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkrider View Post
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    Defs delta is very good. A friend of mine went there and said it helped a lot.
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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Yeah, I'm currently getting tutored for chem and 4U at the Brain. Chem is pretty good depending on the tutor and 4U is not the best, but aight. Overall, I see tutoring as just a place for me to get more resources and reinforced learning alongside what my school provides.

    However, during my prelims last year and now in my HSC, I found self-studying even prior to tutoring and school was easier, dunno why, but, I understand more when I learn by myself majority of the time.

    So yeah, it really depends on the person aye?

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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Dux college for maths. Best tutoring experience ever since it was a small class of 2 students (and both rather high achieving!). Majority of the lesson was spent on harder questions rather than dull theory work.
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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Tutoring is very helpful

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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    imo tutoring is srsly helpful - especially for ppl with a slower learning rate (like me lol)
    - i dont go tutoring for science so i cant comment on that (science is one of my natural subjects anyway XD)
    - english: it should help for most ppl provided that you practise, but i used to be lazy - didnt read books, wrote the simplest essays - and ended up scraping a pass in most exams
    - maths: helps a lot!! especially if u have a good tutor who teaches good concepts, methods, etc (if you're going to get a maths tutor, find one who actually follows the NSW syllabus and plans 1 term ahead - most centres do this now and it is srsly helpful)

    also, don't expect tutoring to magically alter your results - a lot it depends on you too. you have to put in the effort and practise, tutoring is only able to give you an early head start.

    dont be foolish like me back then - i never read books for english and produced mediocre essays, i day dreamed in maths tutoring (wasn't purely my fault bc the environment was too stressful but whatevs) and sometimes copied answers from friends ._.
    but thankfully, i finally started to fully appreciate tutoring after six god damn years of wasting my parents money and time on tutoring -.- stupid me

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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Year 3-6: I went to a variety of tutoring places during primary school. I went to a private tutoring place run by a family friend, Pre-Uni and James An.

    Private:
    I went there for mathematics. The Private tutoring was more like a cram school, however I did end up learning 2 years ahead of my class mates in primary school. However the classroom environment wasn't really good. We had 3 hour classes with no break in between. I also felt a tad bit lonely because the student were all older than me by at least 2 years. But all in all it did help improve academically.

    Pre- uni:
    It was much better than the private tutoring place in terms of socialising. I made quite a few friends there, met a great bunch of people and basically had a lot of fun there. I went to the Strathfield branch and my fondest memories there were exploring the building and the high school. In terms of academics it did help me with English. The booklets and learning process was a bit more structured and flowed more smoothly than the private tutoring place.

    James An:
    Similar to Pre Uni, in terms of both social and academic aspects.

    Year 7-12: Similar to year 3-6 I went to a variety.
    Private:
    I went to the same private place as I did when I was in primary school for mathematics. Similar environment, it still felt like a cram school but like it did in primary school, it did help me keep up my marks in mathematics.

    Truongs:
    I went to Truongs for extension I and II mathematics. The teachers are quite intimidating at first, especially when you do that first diagnostic test thingy. The head teacher gives this really scary speech about manners and what not. However as time went on, the teachers are quite funny and make jokes. They tend to favouritise certain students in the classroom and their teaching is mediocre as it was mainly copying the board and doing examples, but they do give great harder and more challenging questions in their worksheets.

    Peak:
    I went there for chemistry and biology. The chemistry teachers were great but it is quite similar to Truongs in the teaching style. You just copy notes from a powerpoint and do examples. However unlike Truongs they did run revision classes which gave out really good practise exam papers for chemistry. Overall a decent tutoring place, especially if you are looking for cheaper prices.
    I did go there for biology but the teacher they employed was horrible. He just gave out notes and basically read them word for word for the entirety of the lesson.

    Overall I had some pretty good experiences at the places I went. I found that it did help me, especially in terms of motivation. I'm a pretty lazy person and to be honest without tutoring I probably wouldn't have been as motivated to study and to enjoy learning as I did. But all in all like life, your tutoring experience is what you make of it. Like the_matrix said, don't automatically think that tutoring makes you smart. You have to commit to learning.

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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Tutoring was helpful for me because I'm normally incredibly lazy, but tutors push me to do work.

    I went to Dr Du for years 10-12 for maths. It was an extremely competitive environment because the class was pretty much full of high achievers, and also there was an extremely demanding workload every week, along with weekly quizzes that were really difficult. The coursework was also confusing and I found that I pretty much had to learn it again by myself later in the week in order to complete my homework. That's why I hated it at first, because I felt that I wasn't learning anything and that it was really hard to keep up. But when I started year 12, I got serious about studying. The competitive environment and difficult content started to challenge me in a good way, forcing me to always do my homework and remain consistent about maths. In the end I guess it helped me, but this kind of tutoring environment doesn't exactly suit everyone.

    For english I went private tutoring. I really think that english tutoring should be one-on-one, because the individual attention is really valuable. Class tutoring usually consists of going through the content together without much discussion, and even with discussion, your opinion is usually (in my experience with class tutoring) disregarded. I found that this was damaging to english learning, because for a subject that relies so heavily on personal insight, how can you brand a student's opinion as wrong? Anyways that's another discussion. In private tutoring, my tutor encouraged discussion and usually invited some kind of debate and presented a lot of viewpoints. Then we developed on my particular viewpoint into something complex enough for me to write about in my essay.

    I experienced two completely different tutoring environments for english and maths. While they gave me the push, the common thing between my experiences is that I ultimately drove my own learning. Like for Dr Du, it was a drive to improve in that competitive environment, rather than be defeated by it. And for my private tutoring, it was my willingness to engage with my own understanding of the content, rather than rely on the class tutors' opinions or on generic booklets that they give out.

    What you get out of tutoring is what you make it.

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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Quote Originally Posted by BLIT2014 View Post
    I've never attended tutoring.But I have heard of people becoming worse at English after attending tutoring.
    well, for English, the amount of tutoring does not necessarily have a linear effect on improving assessment results because it hugely depends on the student's part (speaking from personal experience: I tried quite a few tutors/tutoring centres for English during my HSC and it didn't help much at all, primarily because I absolutely hated everything about it and thus was reluctant to study for English )

    tutoring only works if both of these conditions are satisfied:
    1) you've found a tutor who can teach and care about the students (not those who only cares about the money )
    2) you are willing to put in the work yourself, "I will study so hard for my HSC" is easier said than done
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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Which teacher did you have? Jessica?

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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Kurt's mathematic centre at Epping station is by far superior when it comes to math DD However, you're going to need to sit an entrance test (he hates really really dumb students who are unwilling to learn).

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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Quote Originally Posted by madster14 View Post
    Kurt's mathematic centre at Epping station is by far superior when it comes to math DD However, you're going to need to sit an entrance test (he hates really really dumb students who are unwilling to learn).
    I don't think it is so much that. Dumb students no tutor can help in general. By weeding out the poor students, it will enhance the centre's reputation - as only good students can produce good results and such centres need good results to boost their reputation and business.
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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drongoski View Post
    I don't think it is so much that. Dumb students no tutor can help in general. By weeding out the poor students, it will enhance the centre's reputation - as only good students can produce good results and such centres need good results to boost their reputation and business.
    Well, dumb people tend to be really frustrating and give tutors a headache. Also, there are places where they will accept you no matter how smart or dumb you are as long as there is space however if you keep on doing bad, they're more than likely going to kick you out. Yes there are places who accept only top kids in order to boost reputation and business (e.g. Terry Lee) however, it's not the tutoring place which will make you automatically smart. You have to work hard to get those marks and do well at school. Yes, dumb students need to study harder and smarter in order to do well, if they're still not doing well, they need to reconsider the way they are learning and try different methods of studying/learning and whatever suits them best, they can start excelling from there

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    Re: Anyone go tutoring?

    I go tutoring for 2 unit and 3 unit Maths. It has helped me improve my grades throughout the years as well as providing an easy approach to questions rather than how the board of the studies require teachers to do so. although I've had my bad experiences with tutors in the past, it really depends on you go to for tutoring.

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