HSC Exam Preparation with Chemistry Tutoring
For more than 20 years, the chemistry tutors at Master Coaching Hurstville have successfully tutored hundreds of students, simplified and untangled one of the most challenging and complicated subjects the NSW HSC has to offer: Chemistry.
Throughout the years, Master Coaching Hurstville has helped to produce some of the finest students of the subject, as well as countless outstanding HSC results.
What makes Master Coaching Hurstville Chemistry Touring methods so effective is that our chemistry tutors do not simply unload information on students as a textbook would, but instead, we strive to deconstruct complex concepts, and rebuild them in a logical sequence from their roots, giving students a full and clear picture of every idea.
Our lead chemistry tutor has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Majoring in Analytical Chemistry) from The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) with a background as a Chemistry lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), as well as working as a Senior Analytical Research Chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. Our lead chemistry tutor’s extensive knowledge and experience in the discipline of chemistry translates into invaluable assets for any student seeking to excel in HSC Chemistry.
The Chemistry Tutor - Harry Athanasatos
Harry, our lead chemistry tutor has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Majoring in Analytical Chemistry) from The University of Technology Sydney (UTS), as well as a background as a Chemistry lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He has worked as a Senior Analytical Research Chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. Harry’s extensive knowledge and experience in the discipline of chemistry translate into invaluable assets for any student seeking to excel in HSC Chemistry.
With the onset of NESA’s brand new Chemistry syllabus, the preliminary and HSC courses place a much greater emphasis on mathematical chemistry and calculations, which, understandably, has increased the level of difficulty and confusion for many students.
Additionally, much of the new content has been extracted from first year university and brought down into the high school senior course, making many of the topics conceptually harder to understand. These new topics include but are not limited to:
- Organic Chemistry
- Equilibrium Constants and pKa values
- Spectroscopy Techniques
- Entropy and Enthalpy
- Gibbs Free Energy
At Master Coaching Hurstville we have the expertise and background to identify what’s important to help students to succeed in this brand-new environment.
We lay strong foundations as early as possible (Year 10/11). This means attaining a comprehensive level of understanding of the fundamental skills in chemistry: writing chemical equations, solving simple mathematical equations, and being able to understand and interpret basic chemical reactions, among others. Once these foundations are in place then the remaining content will fall into place for the student, providing the student with a full understanding and insight into the course.
This is where Master Coaching Hurstville’s over 20 years of experience in Chemistry Tutoring comes into play. Rather than taking students on a deep dive through the mysteries of complicated textbook paragraphs and complex mathematical equations, we build students’ confidence and skills from the ground level up. As the student’s confidence increases, our chemistry tutors put into place the remainder of the course, leaving the student with an extensive level of knowledge and ability, as well as effective methods to tackle exams and assignments, including the Depth Study.
Given our background in university education, our lead chemistry tutor – Harry has an inside-out grasp of the new content and vast chemistry resources that many teachers would not possess, allowing us to pass down this invaluable knowledge and skills to students to maximise their HSC Exam techniques.
Building your key skills is an important task to accomplish early, which is why our chemistry tutors at Master Coaching Hurstville encourages Year 10 students who intend to study Chemistry in their senior years to contact us as soon as possible to allow themselves to get ahead of their cohort, and feel comfortable, prepared and confident for the years ahead!
Nevertheless, no matter what year you are in, or your current ability, we adapt each of our lessons to suit the level of the student, allowing them to reach their full potential when it counts!
Get in touch with us today to book your free trial lesson, and see how Chemistry tutoring can help you understand this complex subject.
“During year 12 I had a very keen interest in Chemistry. Whilst I had struggled a little in year 11 I knew that to gain the big marks in the HSC I would need an extra edge that master coaching could provide for me over other students in the state. Throughout year 12 in tutoring, we had a very strong class that provided the competitive and helpful drive to excel at the work that was given. After a year in chemistry tutoring I went from rank of 10 and an average mark of 75 to a rank of 2 and a HSC mark of 92. Overall I believe that master coaching was a vital ingredient in my HSC success allowing me to reach an UAI of 99.35 and entrance into Advanced Science and a scholarship under the Talented Student Program at the University of Sydney. I can only offer my greatest thanks and highest regard for the work, effort, and dedication that is provided by master coaching which allowed me to get one step closer to fulfilling goals for my future.”
~ Rose-Marie Scarlato