Frequently Asked Questions
Our Year 11 courses start in January, a few weeks before the commencement of the school term. Intu Wk 1 starts the week of the 15th of Jan 2024. Being ahead of school is advantageous, but it’s a balancing act; getting too far ahead can have a negative effect and can often be detrimental in the long run.
Our course schedules incorporate learning new material effectively (generally in advance of school by a month) with revision throughout the year. Many students want to be ahead., however, in the long term (Trials and HSC), being too far ahead can be confusing and place unnecessary pressure on students.
Solidifying key concepts in prep for the HSC syllabus is imperative. Our courses include the opportunity to revise and test your knowledge in exams.
Our course topic order is structured with foresight for school alignment. However, if your school is taking a more obscure approach, just let us know, and we’ll get you some help!
For more information about our teaching schedule and order, visit our Teaching Schedules.
We have first hand and in-depth experience of the HSC. We’ve sat the HSC ourselves – so we know what it’s like and how hard it can be. It’s taken over a decade but we’ve learnt what works and what’s best.
Ultimately, our fine tuned, 3 step learning cycle is what we wish we had during our HSC.
All of our teachers and tutors are past students who have excelled in the HSC and understand what it takes – and what is needed – to replicate their gleaming results.
Intuition’s culture is unique. It’s young, vibrant and energetic.
We always do what's in the best interest of our students first and foremost.
Mutual learning among students contributes to a supportive and cooperative atmosphere.
Stronger students learn by hearing a different perspective while also being able to help their classmates. Weaker students better understand concepts through the questions asked and being assisted by their peers.
Grading students can become ultra-competitive, leading to a detrimental learning environment. Ultimately, everyone sits the same HSC, learning from the same syllabus, and we teach it in its entirety, not skipping the ‘easier’ material, because even though it may seem easy, all students may struggle with it at some stage.
For those ready to extend themselves, we still highly encourage excelling students to tackle our challenge questions, appendices in notes and access to our extra questions
Schools start the HSC course in Term 4. Most students will also have at least one HSC assessment in Term 4. Similarly, our Yr 12 courses commence in Term 4. This ensures that our students are prepared for their assessments as well as providing a head start in covering all the HSC content.
Intuition is a complementary service to school work and provides the necessary preparation for school and HSC assessments. We teach and reinforce the same topics that are being learnt at school while going one step further by thoroughly ensuring each student’s understanding and ability to apply their knowledge.
Our program is structured to maximise study efficiency and ensures every syllabus requirement is met. Students that study at Intuition will be better equipped to tackle their school work and achieve exam success.
- Schoolwork becomes reinforcement and solidification of what we've taught
- School always takes priority!
We also offer multiple ways to study at Intuition. Each tailored to student's needs.
- Platinum - Classes, Homework, Tutorials (3.5 hours per week minimum)
- Classes - Classes, Homework (2.5 hours per week minimum)
- Tutorials - Homework, Tutorials (1 hour per week minimum)
For more information about the difference between the courses, visit ourWeekly Course - Intu Your Way page.
We recruit the best and brightest university students who have not only excelled in their HSC and university studies but also demonstrate superior communication skills. We place a great deal of emphasis on the fact that strong academics are a definite characteristic of a great tutor. However, this must be coupled with the ability to practically relay and convey concepts succinctly.
Our teachers and tutors are selected out of a pool of hundreds of applicants. Once selected, they undergo an extensive induction & training program. We actively perform regular appraisals and hold all our staff to a high standard.
We understand student's schedules can be busy! We offer the ability to move classes and tutorials to other days
For our class and tutorial times visit our Class Times page.*Subject to availability
Moreover, Intuition addresses the concern of many parents that their son or daughter will be left behind in a group or classroom environment. Our learning system and strict zero mistakes homework policy are specifically tailored towards ensuring that each student is closely monitored and receives as much additional assistance as required. We encourage providing our students with complementary* extra help until all their work (school and intuition) is up to date.
Intuition will provide all necessary class notes, homework, quizzes and exams. Our materials methodically cover the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) syllabus providing both sound theoretical grounding and extensive practical exposure.
Our resource team ensures that all our materials are regularly annotated and updated in line with the latest curriculum changes.
Intuition is dedicated to helping students who actively and genuinely seek improvement. We pride ourselves on assisting all students who seek help regardless of their standard or ability.
All of Intuition’s courses are structured so that we begin with and build on the basics of each topic before moving on to more difficult concepts. This ‘building blocks’ process, in conjunction with our strict zero mistakes homework policy, ensures that every student understands a subject’s core fundamentals and is able to apply them – a prerequisite for academic success.
Intuition is also committed to extending students who seek a challenge. Our homework booklets for example, have a dedicated ‘challenge’ section filled with extra questions of a harder difficulty.
In the event that a student fails to adhere to their schedule of class attendance, homework submission and its subsequent correction, parents will be informed. We use this process to understand why the student is not completing their work and then work to rectify the situation. Parents can keep up to date with their child's progress using my-i, our online student portal.
We appreciate that time is precious, therefore, it is imperative that our students don't become complacent. We do have a lenient extension policy on overdue homework and solid infrastructure to seek additional help, but work ethic must be reciprocated.
At Intuition you do not pay for any extra help. This include extra tutorials, classes, one on ones, extra material, the marking of homeworks, helping with school work, online access to our student system and our Ask a Tutor online question system. On average a student receives over 30 hours of extra help at no extra cost.
More information about our pricing can be found at our Pricing page.
The course requires a significant commitment. For this reason all enrolments attend a personalised, face to face or online enrolment meeting.
The purpose of the enrolment meeting is to ensure that the student and parents understand the course and the commitment required. We also use this opportunity to answer any questions and address any concerns.
The meeting also gives us an oppurtunity to explain how you can make the most out of Intuition.
We are very confident with the service we provide and believe that our students should never feel obliged or locked into attending.
Students have the right to discontinue their program at any time and a pro-rata refund of remaining fees will be issued.
For students still within their first four weeks of tuition, we provide a full refund (including the first four weeks).
We are extremely comfortable with this policy given the premise that students who are happy with our service will generally not want to discontinue.*A $200 cancellation fee may apply.
Upon enrolling we'll provide you with a quote for the complete year but you are welcome to pay by the term. Your enrolment is also secured for the entire year and there is no need to enrol every term, our courses are yearly courses.
Flexible payment options also include monthly direct debit, additional discounts for multiple subject & upfront payment; for instance paying upfront makes you eligible for a 10% discount