Year 8 English

TERM COURSE

Year 8 English

TERM COURSE

Year 8 Maths

TERM COURSE

Curriculum & Pricing

Get a head start and stay one step ahead of the NSW school curriculum. So you will gain an unfair advantage over your peers.

Term 1

Feburary - April
The Hero's Journey I
The Hero's Journey II
The Hero's Journey III
The Hero's Journey IV
Australian Poetry I
Australian Poetry II
Australian Poetry III
Australian Poetry IV
Australian Poetry V
Term 1 Review
$570 per term

Term 2

April - Jun
Creating a Perspective I
Creating a Perspective II
Creating a Perspective III
Creating a Perspective IV
Shakespeare I
Shakespeare II
Shakespeare III
Shakespeare IV
Shakespeare V
Term 2 Review
$570 per term

Term 3

July - September
Viewing and Representing I
Viewing and Representing II
Viewing and Representing III
Viewing and Representing IV
Speculative Fiction I
Speculative Fiction II
Speculative Fiction III
Speculative Fiction IV
Speculative Fiction V
Term 3 Review
$570 per term

Term 4

October - December
Understanding Difference I
Understanding Difference II
Understanding Difference III
Understanding Difference IV
Australian Drama I
Australian Drama II
Australian Drama III
Australian Drama IV
Australian Drama V
Term 4 Review
$570 per term
  • At Maxx Academy we teach Year 8 English ahead of your school.
  • Our schedule of topics may vary as we may modify our course year to year for continual improvement.
  • 10 weekly lessons each term for Year 8 English tutoring program which covering every single BOSTES syllabus dot-point.
  • Developed and designed by our NESA experts.

1.5 hours Lesson Breakdown

15 mins

Review&Quiz
Teachers revise previous lesson and answer homework questions before the class quiz.

60 mins

Theory Lesson
Teachers expain concepts, summaries, study notes, example questions and worked solutions.

15 mins

Q&A
Need to clarify something? Ask our teachers anything and get the best advice/explanation.

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30 mins per week

Free One-to-One Workshop
We provide 30 mins per week FREE One-to-One Workshop Tutorial support at our centre.

Meet Your Teachers

Maxx Academy consists of over 20 qualified teachers, Ph.D candidates and talented, young teachers who work across a number of subjects, supporting and working with students in a range of areas
Cheryl Barnett | Head of English

Cheryl Barnett | Head of English

EX James Ruse Agricultural High School English Teacher | HSC Marker | B.Ed.

Qualifications
University of Newcastle Bachelor of Education (Eng/Hist)
University of Sydney Diploma of Ancient Societies

Classroom Teacher / HSC Marker
● Experienced over 20 years teaching English at selective schools such as James Ruse Agricultural High School and Hunter Performing Arts
● Experienced over 10 years HSC Marking

NSW Department of Education
● Development of English curriculum for classroom implementation.
● Establishment of Assessment protocols in English.
● Development of History curriculum for classroom implementation.
● Establishment of Assessment protocols in History.
● Development of Drama curriculum for classroom implementation.
● Establishment of Assessment protocols in Drama.

Macquarie University Faculty of Education
● Supervisor of Student Teachers on Practicum.
● Learning Support Officer.

English Excellence
● Private Tutor of English for Senior High School students for more than 10 years.

Skills and Leadership roles
● Advanced Skills Teacher Classification
● Student Welfare Officer
● Girls Supervisor
● Year Advisor
● Achieved high level of Band 6 results in students tutored

Anne Marien | Head of English

Anne Marien | Head of English

University of Sydney English Literature Teacher | EX Moriah College Senior English Teacher | M.Ed., B.Ed., Masters of Writing

Qualifications
Masters of Education in Education (Australian Catholic University – January 1990)
BA in Education (University of Sydney – January 1982)
Masters of Writing / Academic English (University of Technology)

  • ENGLISH TEACHER OF 25 YEARS STANDING
  • TAUGHT English in Elite private schools such as Moriah College Sydney
  • Have taught English at all levels for the HSC including Advanced Extension1,and 2
  • Have had students come in the top ten in the state
  • Have a Masters of psychology in educational counselling and currently completing a Masters of Writing. at UTS providing great background for new hsc syllabus.
  • LOVE WORKING WITH STUDENTS/HAVE STRONG PASTORAL CARE SKILLS
Michael Lynch | Senior English Teacher

Michael Lynch | Senior English Teacher

University of Sydney | PhD

Qualifications
PhD (English Literature – University of Sydney)
B Arts (University of New South Wales)
B Science (Mathematics)

Michael is an experienced educator. She has over 20 years experience of teaching ESL English in High school.

Currently, Michael was teaching ‘Analytical Reading and Writing’ course at Western Sydney University.

Aidan Williams | Maths, English Teacher

Aidan Williams | Maths, English Teacher

Macquarie University

Aidan Williams is an 18 year old University student studying a double degree of business administration and law at Macquarie Uni.  He is passionate about traveling, piano, law and books. He enjoys teaching people and watching them grow and learn as people and as students.

Alexander Zhou | English Teacher

Alexander Zhou | English Teacher

University of Sydney | BA

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts and Education in Secondary – University of Sydney

Alexander is a graduate from Normanhurst Boys High School and is currently studying a Bachelor of arts and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Sydney. He is always striving for the most effective and enjoyable learning experience for his students, and is naturally passionate about teaching and the humanities, including fields such as philosophy and literature.

Baraa Hamdy | English, Economics Teacher

Baraa Hamdy | English, Economics Teacher

UNSW Law and Economics

Baraa is a Law / Engineering student at UNSW. After receiving a 95+ in my HSC, She decided to tutor to show students that being brilliant in school relies on passion, motivation and critical thinking, and she loved it! Her multiple interests and diverse academic background infuse her teaching with dimension, as She strives to challenge everyone around her in learning and in life.

Benjamin Pick | Maths, Chemistry, English, Physics Teacher

Benjamin Pick | Maths, Chemistry, English, Physics Teacher

UNSW Computer Science

Ben is currently enrolled in Computer Science at UNSW, looking to major in Cyber Security. During his time at Newington College, He succeeded in Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Physics, and Chemistry, providing foundations for teaching year 10 to HSC. He prefers smaller groups of people to teach, as it allows for more personalized sharing of knowledge, where problems can be tackled individually. Apart from hobbies including running, sports and traveling, He loves teaching and helping people achieve their goals.

Hamish Mishra | Maths, English Teacher

Hamish Mishra | Maths, English Teacher

University of Technology | BA

Qualifications
University of Technology, Sydney Australia
Bachelor of Business with Distinction in Economics
Bachelor of Laws with Second Class Honours (LLB) – Graduated 2014
• GPA: 3.0

University of Zurich Switzerland
Exchange Program: Law September 2013 – December 2014
• Relevant Coursework: European Economic Law, Economics and the Law, Comparative Civil Procedure, Comparative Private Law, International Organisations

Hamish graduated from Parramatta Marist in 2008 having being recognised with a Premier’s Award. He excelled in Mathematics (2U and Extension I), English (Advanced), Business Studies, Legal Studies, Information Process Technology and Religion (1U).

Hamish subsequently studied at UTS and the University of Zurich graduating with a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Economics) with Distinction and Bachelor Laws with Honors.

He has worked both at a Big 4 professional services firm and is currently working as a Lawyer at a big 6 international business law firm.

Eason Xia | Economics, Maths, English, Chemistry Teacher

Eason Xia | Economics, Maths, English, Chemistry Teacher

UNSW | ATAR 99.40

Eason is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Commerce degree at UNSW, achieving an ATAR of 99.40 in 2017. He has been tutoring for nearly a year, helping students achieve their desired marks while also assisting in making the learning process entertaining. Now, Eason carries on this passion at Maxx Academy, hoping to help students overcome the hurdle known as HSC.

ATAR: 99.40

Joyce Wu | Maths, Chemistry, Economics, English Teacher

Joyce Wu | Maths, Chemistry, Economics, English Teacher

Pymble Ladies' College Full Scholarship Winner | ATAR 99.85

TBC

Melissa Qiu | English, Maths Teacher

Melissa Qiu | English, Maths Teacher

University of Sydney | Double degree Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Dental Medicine | ATAR 99.80

Melissa is a graduate from North Sydney Girls High School and is now looking to study a double degree Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Dental Medicine in University of Sydney, achieving an ATAR of 99.80. She has been a tutor for 2 years and has a passion for motivating and supporting students. Her drive, determination and positive attitude throughout her own HSC is reflected through her teaching, helping students strive for their best and excel in their subjects.

ATAR: 99.80

Brittany Xu | English Teacher

Brittany Xu | English Teacher

University of Adelaide

Qualifications

Australia Film Television and Radio School Bachelor of Screen Production

University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery

 

English Extension 1 Marked 46, State Rank 4 of year 2013

Brittany Xu was graduated from James Ruse Agricultural High School. She achieved her Bachelor Degree for University of Sydney. She has a strong passion for motivating students and a thorough depth of knowledge which he passes on through effective explanation and engaging teaching. Her determination and commitment are reflected in his teaching as he endeavours to support students in achieving their best.

Samantha Chua | English, Maths Teacher

Samantha Chua | English, Maths Teacher

University of New South Wales

Qualifications

University of New South Wales Bachelor of Screen Production

 

Samantha Chua was graduated from Pymble Ladies’ College. She’s doing her first year in University of New South Wales. She has a strong passion for motivating students and a thorough depth of knowledge which he passes on through effective explanation and engaging teaching. Her determination and commitment are reflected in his teaching as he endeavours to support students in achieving their best.

Mary Briggs | English Teacher

Mary Briggs | English Teacher

University of Sydney

Qualifications

University of Sydney Major of English

 

Mary is our Senior English Tutor at Maxx Academy. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a primary major in English. She has also graduated from Sydney Girls High School. She studied a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. Mary has been a tutor of English and Writing. She had many roles including lesson preparation and delivery, marking homework and returning it to students each week and writing student progress reports. She has worked at an Anglican school for students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Patrick Lee | Maths,Physics, Chemistry, English Teacher

Patrick Lee | Maths,Physics, Chemistry, English Teacher

ATAR 96.5

Patrick is passionate in teaching Maths (Advanced, Extension 1, Extension 2), Physics, Chemistry and English, as well as connecting with students. He received a Band 6 in Advanced Maths, Physics and English in his HSC. He has done debating, therefore, he has great communication skills and can clearly express and understand via oral and written expressions.

Courtney Snushall | Maths, English Teacher

Courtney Snushall | Maths, English Teacher

University of Sydney | ATAR 99.75

Qualifications

University of Sydney Bachelor of Commerce

Courtney was the DUX of Ravenswood School for Girls. She received subject awards in Business Studies, Modern and Economics. She received a Band 6 in English. Her Maths 2U marks were 99. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney.

Ava | English Teacher

Ava | English Teacher

University of Sydney

 

Ava is a professional educator who specialises in teaching English. With over 7 years’ tutoring experience, she thoroughly trained in content design, examination, reporting and classroom teaching. She has extensive experience with NESA, HSC English, ESL and junior English. By studying at the University of Sydney, Ava has completed an array of teaching practicums both in Australia and abroad.

Ravi | English, Maths, Modern History Teacher

Ravi | English, Maths, Modern History Teacher

Australia National University

 

Ravi is our English, Mathematics and Modern History Tutor. He has many years of experience as a tutor. Ravi has taught our Year 11 English Advanced Intensive Holiday Course. He has taught students of all levels and ages, as well as organising lessons. He communicates effectively with students, and tailors his tutoring lessons to a range of learning styles.

Priyanka Bhandari | English, Biology, Chemistry Teacher

Priyanka Bhandari | English, Biology, Chemistry Teacher

University of Sydney

 

Priyanka has experience of being a school Biology and Chemistry teacher. She has taught English for Year 10. She has also been a lecturer in Biology. She has 6 years of experience as a teacher and lecturer.

Year 8 English Timetable

10 weekly lessons each term for Year 8 English

Chatswoord Branch

Archer Centre, Suite 503, Level 5, 71-73 Archer Street, Chatswood

LESSONS
TBC

WORKSHOPS
TBC

What our Year 8 English students receive?

Welcome to the most productive 2 hours (1.5 hours lesson plus 0.5 hour workshop) of your week
Small Classes

With an average of 6 students, you will have more time with your teacher. Discuss your progress and problem areas, and they’ll tailor their teaching to your needs.

Comprehensive Materials

Tutoring course materials (concept explanations, summaries, study notes, example questions, worked solutions and exam-style homework) are provided each week in the form of a theory and homework booklet.

Exam style Homework

Our exam style homework is expected to be completed and will be fully marked each week, with comments detailing every point of improvement.

End of Term Topic Test

Topic Tests administered at the end of each major topic, with marks and vital statistics reported in the End of Term report.

Free One-to-One Workshop Tutorials

Each individual workshop tutorials is a 30-minute one to one session with a experienced teacher. During these 30 minutes, you can ask any questions, you might need some help with your school work or you might want to learn some new knowledge. Available 7 days outside school hours.

Online Resources & Learning Community

Login to our SIS&LMS portal you can access our online learning resources including videos, exam style homeworks and past HSC papers. Also we provide a social learning platform to enhance and encourage teacher to student and student to student interaction.

Great Value! Don't miss out our Year 8 English lessons!

15

Hours of regular weekly class tuition every term

5

Hours of Free one-to-one Workshop every term

10

Regular weekly lessons every single term

300+

Pages of study notes, classwork and homework

10

Exam style class quizzes with review and solutions

$28.50 per hour

$570 per term
15 hours lesson + 5 hours workshop
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