English Holiday
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Targeted, syllabus-ready resources

Build confidence in all NSW Stage 4 (Year 7 – 8) English syllabus topics with targeted lessons covering high-level textual analysis and writing.

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Stage 4 English Course Details

English Holiday Courses focus on building the ability to read, analyse and then respond to texts.

At school, the curriculum is so crowded that it is sometimes not possible to focus on the specific skills needed to read a text for meaning, and then unpack what specific stylistic choices the author made to create the text. This is a vital first step in success across English at all grades.

Reading for understanding is the first step to then being able to analyse texts and respond. The students will then use their understanding of the text to write both creatively and critically.

All of these are vital English skills that build success and make assessment tasks easier. The skills are transferable and the building blocks of studying any and all types of texts in English.

on-campus

How our Stage 4 English holiday tutoring works

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1. Daily writing development

Gain practical writing experience with targeted analytical investigation and skill-based writing exercises in each daily lesson.

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2. Develop a full writing piece

Consolidate your writing skills to confidently develop various full-length writing pieces with in-class reflection and editing.

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3. Receive personalised feedback

Receive and apply feedback on daily in-class writing tasks from experienced teachers.

Course structure

What's included: Holiday course

  • Experienced English teachers

    Matrix teachers are experts in their field with vast classroom teaching experience and HSC and/or university teaching experience.

  • High quality English resources

    Get a 100+ colour page Writing Skills Book designed by experts to develop students’ practical writing skills with fun and engaging exercises.

  • Small class sizes

    We maintain small classes, with a maximum of 18 students arranged in a U-shape formation, ensuring an interactive and engaging classroom learning environment.

  • State of the art learning environment

    All Matrix Campuses are designed for student comfort and engagement. Make learning enjoyable with our comfortable and professional learning environment.

  • Expert academic advice

    Want advice on your child’s learning? Get exclusive access to academic advice, and invitations to events and seminars from the Matrix academic team.

Timetable

  • Epping

    15 - 19 July
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Parramatta

    15 - 19 July
    9:00am - 10:30am

Meet our English teachers.
Experts with real teaching experience.

  • Ms Miranda Michalowski
    BA(Hons)
  • Dr Benjamin Muir
    BA MRes PhD

Stage 4 English Pricing

on-campus
  • on-campus
    During the holidays

    Holiday course

    5 daily lessons over 5 consecutive days

    $315

    per holiday course

    • Taught by experienced Matrix teachers
    • Skills-based intensive writing practice
    • Maximum of 18 students per class
    • New-edition Writing Skills Book
    • Personalised feedback on written work

A word from our
Stage 4 English tutoring students

  • The English teachers at Matrix are really helpful in giving feedback on your writing and even school assessment tasks. Matrix teachers give you more thorough advice on how to improve for the future.

    Mei Yu Lim
    Mei Yu Lim

    Sydney Girls High School

  • The English Holiday Course was helpful with improving my creative writing and comprehension skills. Our teacher was patient and calm. They were willing to help us understand concepts. The activities were engaging and fun.

    Pranav Gurusubramanian
    Pranav Gurusubramanian

    Girraween High School

  • The learning facilities are so great! The things I’m taught are not only useful for school study but also better developed my knowledge on reading, writing and thinking skills.

    Rebecca Yap
    Rebecca Yap

    Hurlstone Agricultural High School

  • I’m enjoying English very much at Matrix. I find it very helpful for my schoolwork and have been getting outstanding results lately. My teacher is also very helpful and teaches valuable things. Highly recommend Matrix.

    Aayam Joshi
    Aayam Joshi

    Chatswood High School

  • The 5-day Holiday Course for English gave me a deeper understanding of creative writing and grammar. My teacher was super nice and had a lot of patience when we didn’t understand something, and explained things really clearly. We did many engaging activities to help us learn concepts. 

    Adrina Maharjan
    Adrina Maharjan

    Tara Anglican School for Girls

  • Matrix had a welcoming atmosphere and I settled in quite quickly into the friendly environment. I am so honoured to have been taught by such skilled professionals.

    Afrina Tanisha
    Afrina Tanisha

    St George Girls High School

  • This class was the best ever. My teacher taught me how to master writing essays and I had the best time learning about Romeo and Juliet.

    Afrina Tanisha
    Afrina Tanisha

    St George Girls High School

  • Studying English in Year 8 at Matrix enhances communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Through exploring diverse literature, like the novel we’re studying, students develop essential skills while gaining deeper insights into complex characters and themes.

    Ashal Joshi
    Ashal Joshi

    Chatswood High School

  • Matrix English is a very helpful experience that addresses all the important parts and aspects of the curriculum. This course has helped me heaps and now I understand a lot more of what I learn in class.

    Asliraf Chowdhury
    Asliraf Chowdhury

    Sydney Technical High School

Frequently asked questions

Teachers

Matrix primary teachers are experienced educators who have degrees in related disciplines. They are knowledgeable, know how to explain things clearly, and make learning fun.

Matrix Stage 4 (Year 7 – 8) English tutoring teachers deliver a structured and engaging learning experience through instructional and interactive teaching.

Program

Yes, the Matrix Stage 4 (Year 7 – 8) English tutoring course covers every aspect of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Syllabus thoroughly. The course helps students to develop strong foundations in all aspects of English.

Matrix teaches one term ahead of the school program with Term 1 starting in October each year. This means students learn ahead and gain a competitive advantage over their school peers when the topic is revisited at their school.

On Campus Course

All Matrix classes seat a maximum of 18 students arranged in U-shape formation to support an interactive and engaging student learning environment.

Each tutoring session is 90 minutes long and consists of Theory, Application and Guided Writing Practice.

Matrix provides students access to Online Theory Lesson Videos for missed lessons and revisions. The video lessons are easy to follow and paired with the Matrix Theory Book.

Term courses are structured, in-person courses that cover the contents weekly over 9 weeks during the school term. The weekly lesson structure helps students learn theory content timely. It’s an effective learning option if you prefer to learn in alignment with the school learning pace.

Holiday Courses are fun and engaging intensive writing courses that focuses on extending students’ writing skills over 5 daily lessons during the school holidays. The daily lesson structure helps students adopt an effective writing routine.

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