How Oliver went from a Band 1 to a Band 5 in HSC Advanced Maths
📈 40% Mark Improvement
Oliver went from 46% in his early assessments to an incredible 86% mark overall in HSC Advanced Maths.
🏆 92.50 ATAR
By improving his marks in HSC Advanced Maths, Oliver was able to boost his ATAR and get into his dream course.
🎓 Dream Course
Oliver received entry into a B. Economics at the Australian National University.
Oliver wanted to study maths for his HSC but was finding it difficult to keep up with the content in Advanced Maths. Oliver was receiving around 40%, or a Band 1 for assessments and needed urgent help, especially with disruptions to his study due to the pandemic. With Oliver barely passing up until Trials, his motivation really took a hit. He especially became concerned about improving in Advanced Maths as it was assumed knowledge that he needed to study his dream degree of a Bachelor of Economics. This led him to try and boost his marks with 1 on 1 tutoring at Art of Smart.
I definitely found Advanced Maths to be the most challenging subject. I just thought Advanced Maths, for me, was too hard. I couldn’t do it. I thought the gap between Advanced and Standard Maths was too large and I just needed something in between.
💻 During the pandemic, Oliver experienced many disruptions such as online schooling and teacher replacements. This meant he had to rely on himself a lot more than other year groups did
❌ Oliver’s low marks made it difficult to keep up his motivation and with no one to keep him accountable, he started to neglect Maths more
✏️ Oliver struggled to understand and keep up with the difficult content in Advanced Maths
Oliver received support from Art of Smart tutor Julian, who provided him with personalised support and a course of action going into the HSC. Julian was the kick of motivation Oliverneeded and became someone to hold him accountable for his study. This was really helpful in times where Oliver felt unmotivated and was inclined to ignore his weaker areas.
Julian helped Oliver target his problem areas by practising relevant practice questions and chapter reviews which would improve his understanding of the topic. Julian also helped Oliver implement healthy and effective study strategies and that made study more manageable and increased his motivation.
Stronger knowledge of content
Identifying weak areas
Relevant practice questions
Effective study strategies
Targeting weak areas
Effective study strategies
Oliver had an incredible turnaround in HSC Advanced Maths,from achieving 46% to a commendable 86% between Trials and the HSC! By growing his understanding in his weaker areas and consolidating his knowledge through practice questions and effective study strategies, Oliver was able to receive entry into a Bachelor of Economics at ANU and additionally, go into uni feeling more confident.
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With Art of Smart, Oliver saw a 40% improvement in HSC Advanced Maths
Having some sort of support like I did from Julian or some sort of motivating factor to help push you to do the things you don’t want to do, that was the most helpful thing.