New HSC Syllabus
How has Intuition implemented the new Physics and Chemistry syllabus?
The new syllabuses for Physics and Chemistry have officially been released. It will begin implementation for Year 11 in 2018, with the first HSC to be sat in 2019.
Our Resources Team have been actively developing the new course whilst liaising with N.E.S.A. (formerly BOSTES) throughout the process. In addition, our Teaching & Learning Team have been preparing for the new syllabus for over a year with our teaching staff undergoing extensive training in the new syllabus content and structure.
You can rest assured that our staff and resources are good to go in time for the new syllabus.
How much does Intuition cost?
The base hourly rate for Intuition is $40.98 / hour*. We offer substantial discounts of up to 25%. This means the hourly rate drops to as low as $30.74 / hour.
On top of this, at Intuition you do not pay for any extra help. This include extra tutorials, classes, one on ones, extra material, the marking of homeworks, helping with school work, online access to our student system and our Ask a Tutor online question system. On average a student receives over 40 hours of extra help at no extra cost.
More information about our pricing and discounts can be found here.
For more information on pricing or to receive a quote please contact us.
*Year 10 courses are at a cheaper rate.
What is Intuition’s refund policy?
We are confident with our services and believe that our students should never feel obliged or locked into attending our courses.
Students have the right to discontinue their program at any time and a pro-rata refund of remaining fees will be issued*.
For students still in their first four weeks of tuition, we provide a full refund (including the first four weeks).
We are extremely comfortable with this policy given the premise that students who are happy with our service will generally not want to discontinue from our programs.
For more information about pricing and refunds click here.
*A $200 cancellation fee may apply.
How is Intuition different to other forms of coaching?
Our point of difference is our unwavering commitment to quality. We don’t skip steps or take shortcuts. Our students come first!
We have first hand and in-depth experience of the HSC. We’ve sat the HSC ourselves – so we know what it’s like and how hard it can be. It’s taken over a decade but we’ve learnt what works and what’s best.
Ultimately, our fine tuned, 3 step learning system is what we wish we had during our HSC.
All of our teachers and tutors are past students who have excelled in the HSC and understand what it takes – and what is needed – to replicate their gleaming results.
Intuition’s culture is unique. It’s young, vibrant and energetic.
You can read more about Intuition in our Mission Statement.
Intuition takes up too much time – shouldn’t students focus on school work?
Intuition is a complementary service to school work and provides the necessary preparation for school and HSC assessments. We teach and reinforce the same topics that are being learnt at school while going one step further by thoroughly ensuring each student’s understanding and ability to apply their knowledge.
Our program is structured to maximise study efficiency and ensures every syllabus requirement is met. Students that study at Intuition will be better equipped to tackle their school work and achieve exam success.
Who are Intuition’s teachers and tutors?
We recruit the best and brightest university students who have not only excelled in their HSC and university studies but also demonstrate superior communication skills. We place a great deal of emphasis on the fact that strong academics are a definite characteristic of a great tutor. This must be coupled with the ability to practically relay and explain concepts succinctly.
Our teachers and tutors are selected out of a pool of hundreds of applicants. Once selected, they undergo an extensive induction & training program as well as regular and systematic appraisals.
Intuition is an accredited member of the ATA (Australian Tutoring Association). As such, all tutors and teachers are required to comply with the standards set by the ATA and Standards Australia.
Why does Intuition advocate group tuition?
We believe group tuition provides many advantages. It fosters friendly competition and peer learning in a structured, enjoyable environment.
Moreover, Intuition addresses the concern of many parents that their son or daughter will be left behind in a group or classroom environment. Our learning system and strict zero mistakes homework policy are specifically tailored towards ensuring that each student is closely monitored and receives as much additional assistance as required. We encourage providing our students with complementary extra help until all their work (school and intuition) is up to date.
How do I enrol into Intuition?
The weekly course requires a significant commitment, for this reason all enrolments attend a personalised, face to face enrolment meeting.
- Expression of interest;
- Reserve Spot;
- Book into an enrolment meeting;
- Organise timetable and Issue Invoice;
- Fully enrolled student.
- Expression of interest: Once an expression of interest is made, we’ll contact you to provide an overview of the course structure, required commitment and fees/refunds.
- Reserve Spot: An allotted spot for your preferred course and time will be reserved. It’s important to note that you may be placed on our wait-list. We are very vigilant in ensuring that you are progressing up the list and keep you updated on the status.
- Book into an enrolment meeting: These are personalised meetings with the parent and student. we aim to provide a comprehensive, proactive understanding of what the course entails. We discuss various aspects of the course: required time commitment is explained and given serious consideration, zero mistake policy, our promise, my-i, extra tutorials, schoolwork help, complementary extra tuition and MUCH more. Meeting roughly runs for a duration of 1 hr.
- Organise timetable and Issue Invoice: A convenient timetable will be organised and an invoice is issued. the structure of the invoice will be based on your instalment preference.
- Fully enrolled student: Still have 4 week cool off period and the refund policy is always in effect
Will I need to purchase any materials for your courses?
Intuition will provide all necessary class notes, homework, quizzes and exams. Our materials methodically cover the NSW Educational Standards Authority (formerly BOSTES) syllabus providing both sound theoretical grounding and extensive practical exposure.
Our resource team ensures that all our materials are regularly annotated and updated in line with the latest curriculum changes.
Can Intuition help students who are struggling at school?
Of course! Although we follow the same syllabus, school work ultimately takes priority!
Intuition is dedicated to helping students who actively and genuinely seek improvement. We pride ourselves on assisting all students who seek help regardless of their standard or ability.
All of Intuition’s courses are structured so that we begin with and build on the basics of each topic before moving on to more difficult concepts. This ‘building blocks’ process, in conjunction with our strict zero mistakes homework policy, ensures that every student understands a subject’s core fundamentals and is able to apply them – a prerequisite for academic success.
Intuition is also committed to extending students who seek a challenge. Our homework booklets for example, have a dedicated ‘challenge’ section filled with extra questions of a harder difficulty.
What happens if students fail to complete their work or attend class?
In the event that a student fails to adhere to their schedule of class attendance, homework submission and its subsequent correction, a notice is issued to the student and their parents or guardian. We use this process to understand why the student is not completing their work and then work to rectify the situation.
We appreciate that time is precious, it is imperative that our students don’t become complacent. We do have a lenient extension policy on overdue homework and solid infrastructure to seek additional help, but work ethic has to be reciprocated.
In the circumstances that the problem persists, the student’s parents are informed and the student will be disenrolled. A pro-rata refund of remaining fees will be issued.