My name is Sasha and I am a 2012 HSC graduate. I achieved an ATAR of 95.30 and placed first in my grade for Extension English and Studies of Religion 1.
The one thing that really helped me throughout the HSC was finding innovative ways to understand complex concepts. I realised that different subjects demanded unique learning approaches. This meant I developed flexibility and versatility in my study methods. I am confident that I can help students find their own unique ways of tackling concepts and overcoming challenges so they can achieve the best results they can!
About Me & Qualifications
I achieved bands 5 and 6 in all my subjects and I can tutor in all those I have mentioned above.
What I loved most about English (Adv and Ext) and SOR was the freedom with which we could explore ideas to formulate effective and succinct arguments. This freedom meant that we were encouraged to think independently and write in a way where we learned to clearly express our views. Ancient history taught me the importance of critical analysis and how to synthesise information as opposed to regurgitating facts. Through biology, I realised how crucial it was to be creative when it comes to finding ways to understand large and complex topics which were purely factual. Keeping this in mind, it becomes a lot easier to break down the HSC syllabus and really get to the heart of what is expected of you as a student.
I can honestly say, having recently graduated from a Bachelor’s of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Sydney (with First Class Honours), that all the skills I learned during the HSC really came into good use throughout my degree. Science is not purely re-stating information, but it’s about absorbing, understanding and synthesising concepts in a way where the knowledge can be applied to solve real world problems.
I would love to pass on these skills to students in a way that is engaging but also sensitive to the requirements of standards set out by the NSW Board of Studies. I would be more than happy to take on students of all ages (even university students)!
Location, Availability & Costs
I am available all days of the week, including weekends. I am also very flexible and will be able to work around students’ timetables if need be.
I charge $50 per/hour (travel costs inclusive) and am more than willing to have work sent to me for review etc. between classes.
I do not own my own car, so I would ideally hold classes at a local library. I am able to tutor across the Western Suburbs and on campus at the University of Sydney.
If you have any questions, or would like to know about how I can be of help to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch!