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    Private coaching vs Centre based coaching?

    Do you think its better in a one of one enviroment or as a group? Consider things like HSC enrichment sessions, and tutoring centre coaching

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    Quote Originally Posted by tactic
    Do you think its better in a one of one enviroment or as a group? Consider things like HSC enrichment sessions, and tutoring centre coaching
    I reckon one on one would be better, thats what i had for Maths anyways
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    private tutes cost heaps i go to a centre for my tutes damn its 9-5 though

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSC_sUcKsSsS
    private tutes cost heaps i go to a centre for my tutes damn its 9-5 though
    How much do centres cost, it only cost me about $30-35 for an hour
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    yeh me too damn like 1000/term 3 subjects maths ext1, chem, english

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    the James An i go to has the BEST chem tutor. and it's practically private since it's only me and my friend in the whole class
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    During my HSC year, I was just so against group tuition. It does nothing for me and i just saw it as a waste of time having to be dragged through with a class that was not at the same level. Some people were too advanced and they were grouped with people who didnt know a syllabus existed

    One on one was the way to go for me. Im not really a confident person to shout out in group situations so this way, i can ask stuff and also ask what is relevant to ME and what I feel inadequate in. I spent 400 on group tuition for a term (paid for it and signed contract so i couldnt back out after the first shit lesson ) for economics. After that i quit and simply continued my one on one tuition for maths (been havign that since yr 7) and ended up ok in the HSC.

    Concerning HSC enrichment stuff: I went to the typical usyd ones for english and the harbourside convention for the AOS. Waste of time and waste of money. they didnt tell me anything i didnt know already and ALOT were just conducted by drones milking money off stressed HSC kiddos (like me ). Perhaps this is because im a nerd or something cos i heard some people actualyl found some use in it...

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    I like private tutoring, I learn & concentrate better if its one on one. I was lucky enough to have my english teacher tutor me in both english & german
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    let me in on where u can one on one tutes for cheap

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    i go to a group tutor thing for maths, its like 3 to 1 tho so its pretty good, and its run by teachers so they know exactly what they are teaching.. 35 for an hour and a half, its helping my maths heaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSC_sUcKsSsS
    let me in on where u can one on one tutes for cheap
    How cheap do u mean
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korn
    How cheap do u mean
    like for 20/hr

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    Woah they get $20 AND HOUR? I charge $20 for 2 hours. Maybe I should charge more

    Anyway I think one on one tutoring is best since you pretty much have to concentrate!! no one else in the class and you can't doze of. Plus you can ask more questions that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowe
    Woah they get $20 AND HOUR? I charge $20 for 2 hours. Maybe I should charge more

    Anyway I think one on one tutoring is best since you pretty much have to concentrate!! no one else in the class and you can't doze of. Plus you can ask more questions that way.
    Yeah, but the best tutors are generally teachers who are actually teaching the course, as they have been trained in the course and in teaching (well thats what my Maths tutor was, but she didnt teach at my school)
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    Quote Originally Posted by champ_sammy_19
    I like private tutoring, I learn & concentrate better if its one on one. I was lucky enough to have my english teacher tutor me in both english & german
    excuse me? ur own english teacher at school?

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    I'm not a fan of Coaching Colleges because half the time it's run very commercial-like and there's that lack of personal interest in each and every student. But one-on-one teaching isn't so great either because working in a small group can be very helpful and probably more engaging. This is coming from a position of someone whose been tutored in colleges, had one-on-one tuition and been in private group tuitions, as well as teaching one-on-one and in groups.

    My advice to anyone is to: find a private tutor who is willing to teach 3-10 students per class for at least 2 hours each session per week. The benefit of this is that - you still get the individual attention in respect to your personal weaknesses, but it's much more engaging to have a group to discuss questions with. In many cases, this also turns out to be much cheaper than coaching colleges or one-on-one teaching. I charge $20 for 2 hours for a group of at least 3 students; teaching is much more fun for me when I have a small group and... much more profitable since most of my classes have 5-10 students each.

    I also allow my students to ring me up any day during certain times and they can ask me any questions relating to the classwork or otherwise. I find that I start to teach all the children in one family (siblings, cousins or friends from school) because they all refer each other. Group tution has the kind of 'family' atmosphere that is less commercial or business-like (eg. no "10% discount if you pay a term in advance!" kinda stuff).
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    I reckon they both have their merits, but overall private is better (if you can afford it, that is)

    Having said that, all I've ever had was group lessons.

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    centre-based. for me anyway - i loved the competition.

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    Re: Private coaching vs Centre based coaching?

    Quote Originally Posted by tactic
    Do you think its better in a one of one enviroment or as a group? Consider things like HSC enrichment sessions, and tutoring centre coaching
    I think it's best to have both, however centre based coaching is useful for competition especially if your class is graded.

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    Re: Private coaching vs Centre based coaching?

    From a tutor's point of view, it is good to be in a centre because they find students for you and if you have a group you get more per hour. But I know when I tutor one to one I can be much more helpful.

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    Re: Private coaching vs Centre based coaching?

    that's very true. in high school....yr 11-12, i found group teaching like james an college was absolutely crap, completely useless and nothin different to a classroom at school. one to one helps alot more from my experience.
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