English Unit 3 - The Advantage Classes - Intensive Weekly Tutorials

Students will develop a detailed knowledge of all Unit 3 Areas of Study including; Reading and creating texts; Analysing argument; and Effective Oral Communication Skills.

TSSM will cover the entire 2019 English Text Lists. Students will be able to select two texts from Text List 1 to study in detail during the course.

Each weekly tutorial class addresses the finer details of the VCAA Study Design. This ensures that students receive the most in depth examination preparation possible.  Weekly sessions run for 3 hours and will thoroughly revise all examinable Areas of Study in Unit 3 English. 

Each week our expert teachers will encourage students to ask questions to clarify any area that require more attention.  Our teachers will systematically and comprehensively review the weekly content, examination style questions and any School-assessed Coursework that the students need to go over.

What You'll Receive

Weekly A+ level comprehensive materials' 

  • Detailed and comprehensive A+ level revision notes written by VCAA assessors, specifically developed to cover every study design dot point
  • Hundreds of probable examination questions
  • Full solutions to all examination questions outlining marking schemes

Superior exam preparation with:

  • Weekly advice and guidance on upcoming SACs and school work
  • Dedicated question time before and after class
  • Detailed one-to-one tuition on core VCE concepts
  • Efficient concept revision progressively minimising pre-exam workloads and pressures, hence reducing stress levels throughout the year
  • Guidance on examination tricks, common student pitfalls and student errors
  • Interactive teaching that reinforces concepts taught at schools
  • Revision of examinable material every week, keeping it fresh in mind whilst being challenged by new ways of viewing concepts and solving questions
  • Motivation and support

Only 8 to 12 students per class!

Unlike other organisations, we insist upon providing students with the smallest class sizes in Melbourne! Benefit from our smaller class sizes with:

  • Thorough content coverage
  • One-to-one attention
  • An interactive and question-based approach to learning
  • Faster and more personalised learning

Additional Classes and Class Time!

Each student will have as much time as they need to receive a comprehensive exam preparation of Unit 1 or Unit 3 content.  TSSM is committed to offering as many additional classes as required and we will extend class times when students require extra contact time with our expert teachers.  

Repeat Classes

In addition students will have the opportunity to attend repeat classes as required. This is helpful when students need more instruction on a particular concept or topic.


Program Structure:

The 'Advantage 8+' Classes - Minimum of 33 hours

Part I

Strategies for Success Seminar

'Maximise your ATAR' (7 hours)

Prior to the weekly classes commencing, students are encouraged to attend a specifically designed seminar that will provide them with the necessary skills, mindset and strategies to help then with their SACs and examinations.

Part II

Intensive Weekly Tutorial Classes

Weeks 1 to 8: 3 hours per week for 8 Weeks (24 hours)

Students will be given a progressive and detailed revision of the subject content. The examinable topics will be addressed systematically and students will complete examination style questions weekly. A week by week description for the English Intensive Tutorial Classes is shown below:

Week 1

Area of Study 3

Effective Oral Communication Skills.

Week 2

Area of Study 3

Effective Oral Communication Skills.

Week 3

Area of Study 2

Analysing argument.

Week 4

Area of Study 2

Analysing argument.

Week 5

Area of Study 1

Reading and creating texts: Students study one chosen text from Text List one.

Week 6

Area of Study 1

Reading and creating texts: Students study one chosen text from Text List one.

Week 7

Area of Study 1

Reading and creating texts: Students study one chosen text from Text List one.

Week 8

Area of Study 1

Reading and creating texts: Students study one chosen text from Text List one.

Part III

Strategies for Exam Success Seminar

'Conquer the Exams' (2 hours)

In this 2 hour session you will learn the essential techniques and strategies used by high performing students to achieve elite results in their exams.

From high level exam skills and powerful study habits to how to maximise your time before and during the exam, you too can conquer the exams!

Add 'Extension 13' Classes (an additional 13 hours):

Students wanting a more extensive course for English are encouraged to enrol into the 'Advantage 8+' AND 'Extension 13' Classes. This additional 13 hours of tuition time with our expert VCE teachers, provided by adding the 'Extension 13' classes, will include:

  • FREE Subject Specific Exam Revision Day (9 hours)
  • Subject Mastery and Consolidation Session (4 hours)

Please click here for more information and to enrol.

Teacher Details

Mrs. Alexandra Rubenstein

VCE Presenter and VCE Author
Exclusive to TSSM
Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma of Public History
Master of History

Mrs. Carolyn Bryant

Head of VCE, Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Author
Yarra Hills Secondary College
Bachelor of Science (Honours - English Minor)
Master of Teaching (Secondary - English)
Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary - English)

Ms. Clare Mackie

Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and Debating Coordinator
Kilvington Grammar School
Bachelor of Arts (Honours - English)
Master of Education (Student Wellbeing)
Graduate Diploma of Education (English)

Mr. Peter Allen

Professional Practice Leading Teacher and VCE Assessor
Wheelers Hill Secondary College
Postgraduate Bachelor of Education (Primary & Secondary)
Bachelor of Arts (English Literature, Drama & Theatre Studies)

Venue Details:

TSSM’s VCE Centre (Level 14, 474 Flinders Street, Melbourne). Specific room details will be provided upon enrolment.

Total Length of Program:

A minimum of 33 hrs

'Maximise your ATAR' - Strategies for Success Seminar (7 hours)

Weeks 1 to 8 are 3 hours each (24 hours)

'Conquer the Exams' - Strategies for exam success seminar (2 hours)

Students will be provided with a 15 minute break period during each of the 8 weeks of the 3 hour weekly tutorial classes

**Tutorial Classes will not run during the Easter Holidays between April 8th and April 22nd 2019

Enrol Offline:

If you prefer to enrol offline, please download and complete our registration form and forward it together with your payment to our head office. Please note that you will need Adobe Reader to download this form.

Enrol Online:

For online enrolments, please make your choice below and then press add to cart to continue.

Weeks 1 - 8 (Preference 1): Please select preference 1 for weeks 1 - 8

Students must select two of the following texts from Text List 1 (please tick to select)

Please enrol me in the 'Maximise your ATAR' Strategies for Success seminar held in Melbourne (please tick to enrol)

Students may select one of the following 'Conquer the Exams' session times held in Melbourne (please tick one session to enrol)

Investment: $710.00

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