Penrith Year 11

Standard English Tutoring

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Course Goals

Improve Academic Performance

Many students have difficulty improving in English as they find that the assessment requirements and grading system are quite vague. Our tutors guide students through each Preliminary Standard English module, filling in the gaps in their understanding and breaking down the steps they need to take to maximise their marks.

Build Confidence and Resilience

Our Year 11 Standard English course is designed to prepare students for Year 12 by giving them the confidence and practice they need to perform under pressure. We provide quality feedback and encouraging advice to hone students' strengths and help them address their weaknesses.

Appreciate the Applications of English

Students are often demotivated when it comes to English as it is a highly abstract subject which may not translate directly to the real world. By highlighting the logic and thought behind English, we nurture their communication and critical thinking skills, as well as their love for learning.

Course Timeline

1 Feb 20 - 10 Apr 20

Term 1

Common Module: Reading to Write

  • Improve your knowledge and skills as a writer
  • Develop creative compositions and evaluate your decisions in reflection statements

26 Apr 20 - 4 Jul 20

Term 2

Module A: Contemporary Possibilities

  • Discover how technology has allowed for the creation of multimodal texts which engage audiences beyond what was possible before

18 Jul 20 - 25 Sep 20

Term 3

Module B: Close Study of Literature

  • Examine the textual integrity of a quality piece of literature
  • Explore the resounding significance of its ideas

10 Oct 20 - 18 Dec 20

Term 4

Check out the Year 12 Term 1 Standard English topics to learn more!

Your Tutor

Vivian Lai
Head of English

Known by our team and all of our students to be one of the most giving people, Vivian has always been there for everyone who needed help with one of the hardest subjects in HSC; English. With an ATAR of 98.7, Vivian enjoys applying what she had learnt from her Bachelor’s degree of Commerce (majoring in information systems) and Computer Science to the academy, both in management and giving students insight as to why English is crucial in real life: “It gives you the ability to be heard by others!”

Course Perks

Get Inspired By Extraordinary Mentors

Each teacher applies school concepts to real life situations beyond the books. Apart from years of teaching experience, our teachers include doctors, lawyers, engineers, IT, psychologists and finance just to name a few.

Get Comprehensive Resources

Regular quizzes and exams prepared by ex-HSC markers to ensure our students stay on top of their game. Over 25 years of HSC trial papers and a uni-level question bank are curated to develop the most exclusive and comprehensive HSC resource.

Get 1-on-1 Assessment Preparation Support

Our experienced tutors work with you from the moment you get your assessment notification to when you submit it. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and Math exams, essays and depth studies are a few examples of what we help you with.

Optimised Classrooms For Growth

The YGA framework sets up a collaborative learning environment encouraging participation from each student. There is a maximum of 8 students per class and each student has exclusive access to our 24-7 instant support.

Track Your Performance Improvements

Weekly revision and periodic exams help our students conquer their learning outcomes. Parents and students can book in complimentary evaluation chats to ensure that tutors and parents are working together to help students achieve their best.

New Syllabus Learning Content

Courses are developed by senior teaching staff and are updated to the  NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) syllabus changes across all  subjects. Tutoring with structured English, Math, Physics, Chemistry and Biology  content.



Of our students
achieved a 85+ ATAR


of our students
achieved state ranking


was the highest ATAR by our student


I have tried other tutoring centers and YGA has been the only one that really understands me on a personal level. The tutors went above and beyond and took time off their own schedule outside of class to chat with me when I was worried about my marks and this really helped with my stress.
Dominic Nitsos
Penrith Christian College
I always look forward to coming here after a long day of school. I always feel welcomed and never feel judged for asking any questions or help with my assignments or assessments. Being able to have comfortable friendly chats and still learn with my peers and tutors is a great feeling so i recommend for everyone to try them out!
Dylan D'Costa
Emmaus Catholic College
The communal environment has enhanced the way in which learning takes place and made it more enjoyable to learn from there. I highly recommend this place for everyone who’s not only looking to excel in their studies, but also be part of a community that makes learning a truly positive and fulfilling experience.
David Dawson
Xavier College


Y11 Standard English

2 hours x 10 weeks


  • Comprehensive resources for the 10-week course
  • 1 on 1 assignment assistance and preparation
  • Weekly homework and quiz
  • 24-7 tutor support
  • A learning experience tailored to you
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