Have you got what it takes to be a Talent 100 Scholar?
Introducing some of the brightest minds across our Talent 100 Tuition Centres, comprising of students from Burwood, Epping, Chatswood, Hurstville and our latest Sydney City Campus – welcome to our 2020 Scholarship students!
We can share their unique personalities and passions both in and outside of our classrooms.
This week we’ve been chatting to our Scholarship student, Angela who is currently in Year 12, and will be sitting the HSC in 2020.
What is the best part about studying at Talent 100?
The best part about Talent 100 is the wide range of questions incorporated into the booklets that give us a sense of what we’re going to see in exams. Especially in the HSC Chemistry course, the number of questions each lesson have really increased in number from Preliminary Chemistry, so that we’re able to put into practice the theory that we’ve learnt.
A lot of useful exam technique arises from dedicating parts of the lesson to going through example questions, both on theory and on calculations.
Who have been some of your favourite or most memorable Mentors throughout the years and why.
My most memorable Talent 100 Mentor was Sandra (at the Epping Campus). She was genuinely such a nice teacher and you could see that she really cared about our ideas and our understanding of the English topics.
What are some of your hobbies or ways to unwind after school and tutoring?
There’s a channel on YouTube called Jubilee, and their videos are extremely interesting to watch because they often do debates on different topics, or game shows that challenge stereotypes and encourages discussion about the topic. I use this channel both as entertainment and as a way to hear different perspectives and learn how and what other people think in terms of social issues.
Are there any other extra curricular activities you also partake in apart from tuition?
I’m currently completing my Duke of Edinburgh award, so I’ve been doing piano, different types of sports and volunteering at Vinnies.
Can you share your number one study tip?
My number one study tip is very cliche, but it’s probably just know what works best for you before an exam: Do you perform at your best when relaxed, or with an average amount of stress, what should you eat? Things of that nature.
What’s a piece of advice you would give to other students?
For Maths, and especially with the new syllabus change, it’s important to know that the number of past papers you do does not have to increase exponentially or even proportionally to your chance of success. When you feel like you’re getting sick of studying, especially in the period after school trials and before the HSC, choose several medium to hard level questions from each paper and familiarise yourself with techniques, strategies, and tricks in solving different types of questions.
Sometimes a trick to solving a question could be emulated in another.
What are some of your career aspirations after completing high school?
Preferably I would like to work somewhere in Biomimicry or Artificial Intelligence (AI), or anything in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) area provided that it involves experimentation and invention.
If you could describe your experience at Talent 100 in one word, what would it be?
Priceless…literally. Joke aside, it’s been a pretty good experience so far.
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