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HSC English Tuition

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Workshops
These popular workshops provide students with exposure to others studying the same texts in a controlled and highly motivated environment.
Group Tuition
Group tuition allows students to celebrate the uniqueness of their individuality within the collective. Maximum class size of 5.
Individual Tuition
Some students require a more teacher centred approach and feel more secure within the context of individual learning.
HSC Study Notes
Extensive, carefully compiled study notes composed specifically to complement the Board of Studies HSC English requirements.

HSC Study Notes - Exclusive to Educare Sydney

Educare Sydney study notes have been composed specifically to target the requirements for the new HSC English syllabus. They offer literary insights that complement and extend a student’s responses to set texts.

These study sheets are not designed to act as crib notes but rather to be used only after the text has been read thoroughly.

MODULE B HAMLET - HSC STUDY NOTES

MODULE A DONNE AND EDSON - HSC STUDY NOTES

MODULE AREA OF STUDY THE TEMPEST - HSC STUDY NOTES

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Download our tips on how to score a band 6 in 2015

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Download now our tips on how to score a band 6 in your HSC English exam in 2015.  This report has been created by Gabriella Nagata, a hsc marker with over 20 years of experience.

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Teaching Approach

happy-studentsIndividualized teaching approach and analysis of HSC texts

Development of a love of literature and language by extending the students intellectually and emotionally

Syllabus hscReview and in depth study of all syllabus requirements

Multi-faceted approach to facilitate learning, emphasizing the need to incorporate the class teacher's approach and one's personal response

GraduationPreparation of students for the HSC and beyond

The focus is placed on written expression and the integration of grammar so that students are able to prepare strong essays and extended responses for the H.S.C and subsequent tertiary studies.

  • Many tuition schools employ graduate and  undergraduate students for tuition purposes. Some of these also have a number of qualified teachers as well. However, Educare Sydney is run by me alone so I can  I take full responsibility and accountability for the learning and standard provided. The standard of teaching is impeccable.  My linguistic, literary and teaching background ensures that students are provided with the very best that education can provide.

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GABRIELLA FINBERG NAGATA
GABRIELLA FINBERG NAGATA
More About Me

  • 30 years of teaching experience
  • B.A English and Diploma of Education from Sydney University
  • Masters in Applied Linguistics from University of NSW
  • Expert in Syllabus and CV design
  • Expert in Creative writing techniques
  • HSC trial Marker for local schools

Results of 2015

Educare Sydney would like to congratulate its students on their very fine English achievements. Further congratulations are in order for three of my students who received the all rounders scholarship !
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Why Choose Educare Sydney?

Customised Learning

Workshops, group classes or one to one tuition, all these approaches provide for effective learning.

 

Over 30 Years Experience

English literature and language has been my passion for more than 30 years along with fulfilling the true potential of young minds.  Read more about me.

 

Small Class Sizes

To maximize the impact of each lesson a maximum number of 5 students per group class is allowed

Engagement

On a personal and intellectual level, to instill not only a love of language and literature but extend the student's cultural awareness.

Syllabus

An intimate and clear understanding of the HSC curriculum and syllabus requirements, with many years experience as a HSC marker for trial papers, and a Masters degree in syllabus and curriculum design.

 

HSC English Results

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Lucy, Wenona, 2015
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Penelope, Scieggs. 2015
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Kesby,St, Catherine, 2015
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  • One of the things I really valued was the open nature of Gabriella’s learning environment. At face value, tutoring sessions may seem to be formal, tedious and a microcosmic version of the classroom. However, the intimate and relaxed environment allowed me to feel comfortable in expressing my opinions and discussing new ideas, which can sometimes be difficult to do in the classroom.   Upon starting, my weakness was writing essays in the sustained, logical and cohesive manner required by the Board of Studies. My sessions were structured around developing my writing style, focusing on constructing introductions that bring together a strong thesis and a direct answer to the question. I would write extended responses at home and bring them in for Gabriella to mark, and she would provide the extensive feedback that I didn’t get from my school teacher. Within the term, my marks had drastically improved from an average of 15/20 to average around 18/20.   I also studied Extension English 1, whereby creative writing makes up 50% of the coursework. Gabriella helped me generate ideas that aligned with the syllabus requirements, but also allowed me to be creative and consolidate a passion for creative writing. In doing so, I received 85% for my creative journal and final piece. Secondly, Extension 1 demands a higher order of thinking and more sophisticated ability to synthesise the ideas within the texts. Gabriella’s tuition allowed me to delve further into the text, to unravel the complexities and underlying concerns of composers, which I found my teachers often failed to notice.   I would highly recommend students to undertake tutoring with Gabriella. Gabriella’s support, compassion and care for each individual student is immeasurable, and her intellect and wisdom goes beyond what can be found in the classroom.

    Lucy,
  • Hey Gabby here are my results for  Advanced English: Belonging Comprehension 15/15 Story 12/15 Essay 14/15 Module A 18/20 Module B 18/20 Module C 16/20 Total = 93/105 I came 3rd in the year in this exam

    Rohan,
  • Many tuition schools employ graduate and  undergraduate students for tuition purposes. Some of these also have a number of qualified teachers as well. However, Educare Sydney is run by me alone so I can  I take full responsibility and accountability for the learning and standard provided. The standard of teaching is impeccable.  My linguistic, literary and teaching background ensures that students are provided with the very best that education can provide.

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  • Hi Gabby, I just wanted to say thanks so much for helping me with my English! I came 6th in the year scoring full marks in comprehension, 12/15 - in both belonging responses, and 17/20 in my modules. I know I can improve in everything, but just wanted to say thanks so much for your help.

    Catherine ,
  • After working with Gabby for the past year, I have seen a drastic improvement in not only my marks and ranks, but also seen how my higher order thinking skills have developed. During my HSC I have undertaken the demanding courses of English Advanced, English Extension 1 and English Extension 2 and without the guidance, support and knowledge of Gabby, I would not have been able to have completed all of these units to the best of my ability. I have been exposed to new perspectives and interpretations of texts, which has given me the tools to produce essays and creative writing pieces that makes me stand out but simultaneously showing that I have a thorough understanding of the text. I strongly recommend students to work with her regardless if you are a weak or strong at English as the quality and her compassionate guidance is something that is very hard to find

    C.T.,