Jessica - Bachelor of Medicine at UNSW - Tutor
Undergoing her 7th year of Medicine at University of New South Wales, Jessica has been a mentor at Pathway to University for 5 years running. She attended Hurlstone Agricultural High School, with an ATAR of 99.95, acing all of her HSC subjects, which were Extension 2 Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and Advanced English. She loved playing the piano and has been learning it since she was 6 years old, she believes in a strong balance between studying and outdoor activities during the HSC and believes investing early in studying during years 9 and 10 will set the foundation for sucess in years 11 and 12.
She tutors Advanced English, Chemistry and all levels of Maths. She is also one of our main tutors for Selective School tutoring as well, having taught hundreds of students who have successfully made it into selective schools in their local area.
Jessicas message to her future students:
Study smart, not hard, that has always been something that I strongly believed in. Two hours of strong, productivity beats 4 hours of unproductive studying, for example, studying while watching youtube or on facebook. It is essential that when you are studying, you have nothing at all disturbing you, you main focus should be grasping a clear and concise understading of the material in front of you.
Make you own study notes! I have found most students use summerised notes found online, and I cannot stress enough how much you should not be relying on this for your HSC. They are a good source of material to read over and check if you havn't missed anything, however there is not enough information on that for you to grasp an understanding good enough that you will be able to answer a 5 mark question in the HSC. Summerised notes only work for the person who made those notes, you must do your own research, your own reading, and summerise notes in your own words, such that you can go into the HSC and answer those difficult "curve ball" questions that throw students off towads the end of the exam.
The HSC does seem daunting and can be stressfull, however anyone can achieve the mark they desire by studying smart and being organised, this includes you!
I do hope to see you in my class soon!