Workshops

In an effort to continue providing the best possible support to students, PB Tutoring will be running a number of short courses and workshops throughout the year, aimed at increasing student proficiency and skills in core areas of the English Syllabus. Please see below for all upcoming workshops and important information regarding these.

IMPORTANT UPDATE - Due to current COVID restrictions, workshops will be strictly limited to a capacity of 20 students.

Please note that a placement in the workshops will not be secured until official enrolment forms are submitted and payment has been made, and so we request that you do so promptly to ensure you don't miss out.

Upcoming Workshops

Trial Preparation Workshop (Standard English)

 

Length:            1.5 Hours

Date/Time:       Monday 6th July 2020

 3pm - 4:30pm

Location:         PB Tutoring Premises

 41 Park Street Peakhurst

Year Level:      Year 12 (Standard English ONLY)

Cost:                $85 per student for the 1.5 hour seminar, text specific student workbook and at-home follow up support

Details:             PB Tutoring's Trial Preparation Workshop is a skills based workshop that teaches students how to negotiate the strenuous requirements of the essay components of the trial examination. Specifically, the course provides students of an overview of the expectations and structure of Trials, and works to arm them with clear, step-by-step processes for deconstructing essay questions, planning responses, formulating argument lines and adapting core content to an array of different question requirements. The workshop also covers the key study skills and practices that students should be implementing in order to achieve the best possible results. To supplement this, students will also receive a personalised resource booklet with targeted exercises to complete in every week leading up to the trials, thus streamlining the study process and allowing for the most effective preparation possible.

Trial Preparation Workshop (Advanced English)

 

Length:            1.5 Hours

Date/Time:       Monday 6th July 2020

 5pm - 6:30pm

Location:         PB Tutoring Premises

 41 Park Street Peakhurst

Year Level:      Year 12 (Advanced English ONLY)

Cost:                $85 per student for the 1.5 hour seminar, text specific student workbook and at-home follow up support

Details:             PB Tutoring's Trial Preparation Workshop is a skills based workshop that teaches students how to negotiate the strenuous requirements of the essay components of the trial examination. Specifically, the course provides students of an overview of the expectations and structure of Trials, and works to arm them with clear, step-by-step processes for deconstructing essay questions, planning responses, formulating argument lines and adapting core content to an array of different question requirements. The workshop also covers the key study skills and practices that students should be implementing in order to achieve the best possible results. To supplement this, students will also receive a personalised resource booklet with targeted exercises to complete in every week leading up to the trials, thus streamlining the study process and allowing for the most effective preparation possible.

Comprehension Skills Workshop

 

Length:            1.5 Hours

Date/Time:       Tuesday 7th July 2020

 Session 1: 3pm - 4:30pm

 Session 2: 5pm - 6:30pm

Location:         PB Tutoring Premises

 41 Park Street Peakhurst

Year Level:      Year 12

Cost:                $85 per student for the 1.5 hour seminar, student workbook and at-home follow up support

Details:             PB Tutoring's Comprehension Skills Workshop is a technical workshop, focussed on developing the skills and writing styles necessary to achieve optimal results in the comprehension section of the Trial examination. The workshop covers the conceptual and technical frameworks needed to be able to properly and easily analyse unseen texts, provides skills for breaking down short answer questions and covers the writing structures needed to produce quality responses, as well as a wide array of tips and tricks to help negotiate the challenges of this section. The workshop is supplemented by a resource booklet, which includes a large selection of practice comprehension papers and sample responses to help students to refine their skills and study efficiently.  

Other Workshops

Intensive Essay Writing Workshop

 

Length:            3 Hours

Date/Time:       TBC

Location:         TBC

Year Level:      Year 11 and 12

Cost**:             $150 per student for the three hour seminar, 50+ page resource booklet and at-home follow up support

Details:             This is an intensive seminar style course, dedicated towards providing students with specific information and skills necessary to excel in essay writing. Course content will cover preliminary planning of essays (including deconstructing questions, essay plans and adapting to questions), essay writing skills (including argument development, essay structure and analytical skills), and tips and tricks for revision and essay enhancement (including self-marking, peer marking, evaluative language skills and ALARM review). All content will be tailored towards the new syllabus HSC content. 

Students will also receive a complete 50+ page resource booklet, including at-home revision exercises to supplement workshop content and assist them in improving their essay writing abilities.

Craft of Writing Workshop

 

Length:            2.5 Hours

Date/Time:       TBC

Location*:        TBC

Year Level:      Year 12

Cost**:             $125 per student for the three hour seminar, 40+ page resource booklet and at-home follow up support

Details:             This workshop is specifically designed to help students understand and navigate the requirements of the new syllabus module 'The Craft of Writing'. Students are provided with an overview of the module specifications, and are taken carefully through the key skills necessary in order to refine their writing capabilities and succeed with the unique prescriptions of this course. Specifically, students are taken through the imaginative, persuasive, discursive and reflective writing forms, core comprehension skills for deconstructing complex questions and textual extracts, and provided with a vast array of tips and tricks to help ensure a thorough understanding of the module is gained.

The workshop will be supplemented by a resource booklet summarising key content and an extensive assortment of practice exercises to help further enhance their writing skills.

Exam and Study Technique Workshop (for the new syllabus)

 

Length:            2 Hours

Date/Time:       TBC

Location*:        TBC

Year Level:      Year 11 and 12

Cost**:             $100 per student for the two hour seminar, resource booklet and at-home follow up support

Details:             The change in the syllabus structure and its shift away from pre-prepared responses has resulted in a situation where many of the core study techniques students have developed through junior years are no longer effective. This workshop has been carefully designed to help combat these shortfalls and arm students with the necessary skills and approaches to English study to help ensure success in senior years. The workshop covers a comprehensive and interactive array of study methods, memorisation skills, time management and exam techniques, supplemented by a resource booklet and extensive array of at home follow-up tasks to help students put their knowledge into effect and achieve their personal best.

Important Information

 

Please note that all workshops will run subject to interest. Places will be limited with positions offered on a first in, first served basis, so please register your interest for relevant workshops as soon as possible!

These courses are not exclusively for PB Tutoring students, and as such we encourage you to share information about upcoming workshops with peers. A 10% discount off workshop costs applies to all student referrals, so feel free to invite your friends and save! (Not applicable for the Trial Preparation or Comprehension Skills Workshops)

* Both the Craft of Writing and Study Skills workshop bookings are tentative and subject to confirmation

** Costs listed are current estimates and may be subject to change based on student numbers and location requirements. 

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Phone: 0426 819 991

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