Here are some things parents say about my HSC English tuition.
Ben coached all three of our young adults leading up to their HSC English exams. He was able to bring a fresh perspective to their studies of the chosen texts and to help them with different ways of approaching the exam questions. It enabled each of them to go into the exams more confidently, and ultimately with a greater appreciation for and understanding of the literature itself. I would highly recommend Ben as an English coach. He has a thorough knowledge of the curriculum requirements, is gentle in his manner and brings an incisive mind and sense of humour to his teaching.
Ben was recommended to me by a friend and I have since recommended him to many others as I thought that employing Ben to help motivate and prepare my son for his HSC English exams was money well spent! Ben inspired my son to aim for the best possible results and Ben’s wealth of experience and knowledge proved to be invaluable. My sons marks improved dramatically, especially in the area of essay writing.
Ben Dawe had a significant impact on our son, Cameron’s studies in Year 11 and 12 ( 2007 and 2008). Cameron was an average student who sometimes struggled writing essays. Not only did his grades improve greatly in English but his confidence and attitude towards schooling changed dramatically in what could have been a very stressful year in his life. Ben provided a relaxed and “achievable” learning environment for Cameron and our son looked forward to their sessions together. We greatly appreciated the tutoring Ben provided for Cameron and we feel strongly that it helped him achieve his goals. Today Cameron is in his third and final year at Macquarie University doing a Commerce – Marketing degree. To date he has achieved a credit average with his studies and he looks forward to working full-time in the area of Marketing next year.
We are most grateful to Ben for the transformative impact he had on Thomas. There is no doubt that Ben played a major part in moving Thomas’ academic results from Year 11 to Year 12. Ben helped achieve these results through his unique combination of creating a genuine personal relationship, inspiring a love of the subject, encouraging creativity, pragmatic coaching and strong technical skills. We would unreservedly recommend Ben to any parent looking to invest in both academic and more broadly based educational outcomes for their HSC student.
Greg and Linda, Killara
We have seen wonderful HSC results for our daughter Ella, under the tutelage of Ben Dawe. Before Ella started with Ben she was a capable girl who underperformed. With Ben’s encouragement and instruction, Ella found she was able to order her thoughts and gain the necessary motivation to achieve a great result. Between the end of the first semester of Ella’s HSC year and her final results, Ella picked up 15 extra marks in English Advanced and her English Extension 2 went from a modest 35/50 to 47/50. A great result for Ella, and a great testimony to the patience and helpfulness of Ben.
Ian and Kathy, Manly