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« on: April 15, 2019, 09:01:20 am »
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Hi guys,
Just want an updated opinion on which companies or professors/whizzes in 2019-2020 do you guys think are excellent. Which for the best lectures, which for the best notes and which for the best trial/practice papers. For any subjects you are familiar with! Preferably for Bio, R&S, HHD, Eng Lang and Methods.  I love AN but I want a broader view as well.

That's all folks :)

Edit: Please reply with your comments, all your opinions are valued. This thread will support us VCE students for the next 2 years and may be quintessential for our exposure to a wider range of resources. Feel free to ask questions for your benefit.

Yes, I'm informed about TuteSmart and ATAR Notes lecture goodies, just heftier choices please :)
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 01:14:44 pm »
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For eng lang I found that VATE was great (attended an end of year event) in terms of learning how to improve writing & exam technique. This was in 2017
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 02:10:10 pm »
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Hi guys,
Just want an updated opinion on which company in 2019-2020 do you guys think offer the best lectures? Which for the best notes and which for the best trial/practice papers. For any subjects you are familiar with! Preferably for Bio, R&S, HHD, Eng Lang and Methods.  I love AN but I want a broader view as well.

That's all folks :)

for notes I'd recommend both ATAR notes course books and Connect Education
Both are at top notch level
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 04:54:02 pm »
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Would there be any English Language lectures or coaching programs that are run by teachers or other individuals specialised in the subject?
tutesmart does offer English Language tutoring/coaching program
They upload all their previous class videos online so you won't be disadvantaged in any way as you can access previous weeks resources from their.
Connect Education is also another coaching program and along with your tutoring you receive a complete study guide + access to their lectures for free (which cost $60 for the general public)  on the subject you are studying.

Both are similar and I'm not really sure about tutesmart but from connect I've heard that quite a few people come out with 40+ Study Scores.

Tutesmart are also doing some promotion where you can go for a free class . . . I would highly recommend doing that so you can determine if you wanna continue with them or not

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 05:37:12 pm »
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tutesmart does offer English Language tutoring/coaching program
They upload all their previous class videos online so you won't be disadvantaged in any way as you can access previous weeks resources from their.
Connect Education is also another coaching program and along with your tutoring you receive a complete study guide + access to their lectures for free (which cost $60 for the general public)  on the subject you are studying.

Both are similar and I'm not really sure about tutesmart but from connect I've heard that quite a few people come out with 40+ Study Scores.

Tutesmart are also doing some promotion where you can go for a free class . . . I would highly recommend doing that so you can determine if you wanna continue with them or not

 ;)

Thanks for the reply mate but I'm still looking for alternatives to past-student run programs.  I know TSFX, Derrick Ha Student Coaching Services and Health Teachers Network are well established for their respective subjects. But I'm really lacking options for Eng Lang and R&S.
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 05:50:26 pm »
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Would there be any English Language lectures or coaching programs that are run by teachers or other individuals specialised in the subject?

 VATE (vic association of English teachers) which I mentioned before run lectures.  Don't know about coaching.


In general, I would be sceptical of the x% of our students get __+ scores claims (from companies, schools etc) - imo most of those students would've gotten that type of score without the tutoring; the fact that those students got tutoring hints that they may have higher SES status (correlated w/ getting higher scores) and/or value VCE more since they're willing to dedicate the time and money for tutoring.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 06:05:14 pm »
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I wouldn’t say there is any ‘best’ company. What is best for you will depend on what your needs are and what your level is.

For example, I never recommend group tutoring for people who are struggling in class and falling behind. It simply doesn’t make sense.

On the the other hand, group tutoring would make a lot of sense for people who are looking to stay ahead, get extra resources and finish the course early.

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 06:06:08 pm »
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VATE (vic association of English teachers) which I mentioned before run lectures.  Don't know about coaching.


In general, I would be sceptical of the x% of our students get __+ scores claims (from companies, schools etc) - imo most of those students would've gotten that type of score without the tutoring; the fact that those students got tutoring hints that they may have higher SES status (correlated w/ getting higher scores) and/or value VCE more since they're willing to dedicate the time and money for tutoring.

Indeed. I've done months of research in regards to all aspects of VCE. I've researched on VATE before and quite frankly the lecturer for how to teach Unit 4 Eng Lang to students is my old House Coordinator who left my school last year to Scotch College this year.  I know no one cares but still.
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 06:09:03 pm »
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I wouldn’t say there is any ‘best’ company. What is best for you will depend on what your needs are and what your level is.

For example, I never recommend group tutoring for people who are struggling in class and falling behind. It simply doesn’t make sense.

On the the other hand, group tutoring would make a lot of sense for people who are looking to stay ahead, get extra resources and finish the course early.

Just wondering have you heard of TopScore Education? Thinking of getting a solid foundation for Eng Lang there. They offer group tutoring, but I don't know if the current students are struggling. The testimonials are very tempting.
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 06:15:16 pm »
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Just wondering have you heard of TopScore Education? Thinking of getting a solid foundation for Eng Lang there. They offer group tutoring, but I don't know if the current students are struggling. The testimonials are very tempting.

Haven’t heard of the particular company but keep in mind that companies won’t be putting bad testimonials on the front page of their website :)
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2019, 06:44:47 pm »
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Haven’t heard of the particular company but keep in mind that companies won’t be putting bad testimonials on the front page of their website :)

Same goes for all of them (no offence). Hope someone can give us their experience for R&S tutoring and etc.
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2019, 08:29:44 pm »
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For Bio I can recommend Dr Has Perera, although depending on you, it might not be the best fit. He completes each topic really thoroughly sometimes including knowledge that is outside of the study design, his classes also have quite a lot of people ~30-50 and go for 4h.
(I must admit that I fell asleep in some of them lol)

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 10:10:12 pm »
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For Bio I can recommend Dr Has Perera, although depending on you, it might not be the best fit. He completes each topic really thoroughly sometimes including knowledge that is outside of the study design, his classes also have quite a lot of people ~30-50 and go for 4h.
(I must admit that I fell asleep in some of them lol)

You can also see Sine's post about him here -> https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=173983.0

(If you want his number feel free to dm me)

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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 11:52:17 pm »
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Agree with the above that the best concise notes are Connect Education and ATAR Notes.

Generally Connect have really good summaries whilst ATAR Notes will walk you through explanations.

Also a quick reminder that double posting is against the AN forum rules. Next time please edit your previous post :)

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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 08:19:50 am »
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Agree with the above that the best concise notes are Connect Education and ATAR Notes.

Generally Connect have really good summaries whilst ATAR Notes will walk you through explanations.

Also a quick reminder that double posting is against the AN forum rules. Next time please edit your previous post :)

Thanks for the heads up
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