English Term
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Targeted, syllabus-ready resources

Build confidence in all NSW Year 9 – 10 English syllabus topics with targeted lessons covering high-level textual analysis and writing.

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Stage 5 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.


How our Stage 5 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.


  • Epping

    15 - 19 July
    2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Parramatta

    15 - 19 July
    10:30am - 12:00pm

Meet our English teachers.
Experts with real teaching experience.

  • Ms Miranda Michalowski
  • Dr Benjamin Cornford
    BA(Hons) MCW PhD
  • Ms Jade Gomez
  • Ms Deborah Prospero
    BA(AdvSt) MCW
  • Mr Edward Zhao
    BA BEd
  • Ms Chelsea Uthayaseelan
  • Ms Tram Tran
    BComm LLB
  • Dr Hope McManus
    BLS(Hons) PhD
  • Ms Scarlett Somlo
    BA(Hons) BEd
  • Mr Pablo Guevara
    BA BEd
  • Dr Katharine Pollock
    BA(Hons) PhD
  • Ms Sora Yang
    BA MA MDc
  • Dr Brian McMahon
    BA MSt MA PhD
  • Mr Weller Zheng
    BA LLB
  • Ms Renee Boulos
    BComm MA MTeach
  • Dr Benjamin Muir
    BA MRes PhD

Stage 5 English Pricing

  • on-campus
    During the holidays

    Holiday course

    5 daily lessons over 5 days


    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 5 English tutoring students

  • The Matrix Year 9 English course provided a wonderful learning experience, especially in helping me to build up the necessary skills required for pursuing more advanced courses in senior years.

    Isabel Gong
    Isabel Gong

    North Sydney Girls High School

  • The Matrix term course for Year 10 English helped me to build the skills needed for creative writing as well as increased my exposure to different texts.

    Landrie Zuo
    Landrie Zuo

    Sydney Boys High School

  • The Matrix English course allowed me to explore and experiment with different styles of writing while being supported by my teachers and peers who were all just as eager to learn as I was. This fun environment really gave me the confidence to find who I am as a writer.

    Mei Yu Lim
    Mei Yu Lim

    Sydney Girls High School

  • English at Matrix has a lot of useful resources that can be referred to for scaffolding when writing essays and creative pieces. Matrix has given me a solid foundation on how to write essays with effective analysis and strong thesis statements.

    Mei Yu Lim
    Mei Yu Lim

    Sydney Girls 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

  • 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

  • I joined Matrix in Year 10 and saw an immediate improvement. The resources, textbooks and teachers have definitely improved my studies particularly in English.

    Anhaar Kareem
    Anhaar Kareem

    Sydney Girls High School

  • Matrix is an amazing place to learn with approachable staff and the perfect work environment. Along with having one of the best teachers and educational textbooks, this forms the ultimate place to learn about the most important subjects. Highly recommended.

    Calvin Huang
    Calvin Huang

    The King's School

Frequently asked questions


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 5 English teachers deliver a structured and engaging learning experience through instructional and interactive teaching.


Yes, the Matrix Stage 5 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 Stage 5 English tutoring lesson 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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