Our ATAR Holiday programs offer Year 11 and Year 12 tutoring to students and provide an opportunity for intensive revision of the syllabus and assessment preparation, including the effective modelling of answers to ATAR-style exam questions. These tutorial courses are offered at a number of venues in Perth.
Our experienced teachers are all subject specialists who have extensive marking experience. Our tutors include Heads of Departments and current WACE markers. Teachers design their own materials to cater to the specific needs of students and provide comprehensive workbooks that explain how the syllabus content can be applied to construct successful responses to ATAR-style questions. Many of these teachers are also available for private tutoring which is conducted in students’ homes.
Our programs are proven to be effective in giving students the skills and confidence to tackle assignments and better prepare them for success in exams. The program feedback from students suggests that our courses are a successful way of preparing students for the new term and the assessments that follow.
One of the most frequently asked questions is: How can students be assured that what they have learnt at school will be addressed in the school holiday tutorials? This is an important question because parents and students know that educators can commence their teaching with a number of topics included in the syllabus.
Master Mind Australia solves this problem by sending out a questionnaire to all families participating in the tutorials, before the classes begin, to find out exactly what topics and texts students have been studying, and this information we receive from students is forwarded to our teachers so that they can include it in their programs. This is the same strategy we employ for our Master Class Programs.
This questionnaire also asks families to alert us of any specific weaknesses in the student’s knowledge that may have been identified by the school or the student so that specific topic area can be re-taught and revised by our experienced tutors.
STUDY SKILLS – Preparing for assessments and exams can be a time consuming and stressful process. Poor study techniques can substantially impact on students' ability to achieve their full potential. These classes are designed to improve students’ time management and goal setting skills. They teach a range of exam techniques that create a structured learning pathway to assessments and introduce specific strategies that students can adopt to manage stress. These classes also reinforce initiatives that allow students to creatively revise and remember the principles and processes studied at school.
ESSAY WRITING – The ability to properly answer extended response and essay questions is an essential skill for all students. These classes specifically focus on teaching students how to write an effective thesis and topic sentences and employ the appropriate evidence in their body paragraphs to substantiate their argument.
OLNA PREPARATION – An ability to demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy is a requirement for secondary school graduation. Our OLNA programs provide detailed assistance to improve these competencies for students who are currently struggling.
Master Mind Australia conducts ATAR School Holiday programs during all end of term breaks.