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The Value of Volunteering

So, you’re in highschool. It’s HSC year and you’re doing 13 units, vying for rank one in all your subjects (you’re ambitious). Or, you’re in uni. You’ve got classes 3 days a week and you’re working at a part-time job…

Art Gallery: Pre-Raphaelite Exhibition

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Hyde Park and the Domain. We went to The Poetry of Drawing: Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the NSW Art Gallery, which actually finishes today, 4 September 2011. I’d been busy over the past weekends and…

The direction of Tutor Tales

Hey all, Recently I haven’t been writing up many posts about Year 12 HSC texts or subjects. Although this may be what most visitors come to read up on, this ie because I actually don’t have any Year 12 students…

November Update

So I’ve left my job at the law firm. Don’t know what I’m going to do. Got 3-4 months until next semester. In the meantime, I’ve got a few new students for the 2010 HSC: English Standard English Advanced English…

September Update

Sorry for not updating in a while, but I haven’t really come across anything that inspired an update. Nevertheless, things have been happening! Trials happened and most students should have received their results by now. How did we all go?…

English Terminology – Part 5

This is Part 5 of the English Terminology series! 1. Chiaroscuro Visual technique that refers to the use of contrasting light and dark in paintings, photographs and film. This is often used to create a dramatic effect. For example, this…

English Terminology – Part 4

This is Part 4 of the English Terminology series! 1. Antithesis Refers to something that is the direct opposite. For example, love/hate are antithetical opposites. Keating’s speech juxtaposes antithetical opposites of war and peace, soldiers and civilians, and loss and…

English Terminology – Part 3

This is Part 3 of the English Terminology series! 1. Anthropomorphism Refers to the technique where human characteristics are given to animals. You can contrast this to personification, where you give human characteristics to inanimate objects. Animated films often use…

English Terminology – Part 2

This is Part 2 of the English Terminology series! 1. Active and Passive Voice Refers to the difference in tone created by changing how verbs are used in sentences. Active voice is where the subject does an action – this…

English Terminology – Part 1

Everyone knows (or should know) the basic English techniques and terminology – metaphor, simile, alliteration, exaggeration. But what about the more…obscure ones? Like absurdism, non-linear, tracking, syntax, contraction (which I’ll go through today)? This is Part 1 of a series,…

Welcome to Tutor Tales

The first post of Tutor Tales! Actually, it’s not. This is really my 3rd post – I’m just post dating it to a few days before (if WordPress will allow me…). To the crux of the matter, this is my…