High School Tutoring

Taking the HSC is one of the most stressful experiences a young person can go through. Students feel intense pressure to succeed, because their marks determine what pathways they can take in terms of tertiary education. Many university courses require excellent marks and prerequisite subjects at high school level.


Mathematics is one of the toughest subjects an HSC student can study. Over 50,000 HSC students take final maths exams each year, and the failure rate is relatively high compared to other subject areas. Some students avoid pursuing advanced units because of this. Even maths teachers admit that the exams are tough, and they’re only getting more difficult. However, maths is not only important for entry into many university courses, it develops essential thinking and reasoning skills for life.

Mathematics requires a particular mindset and analytical ability that can be difficult for some learners to develop. Each student has a different learning style and different aptitude/s, and without individual guidance, they may find it difficult to grasp concepts. That’s where tutoring can be useful.

MGM Coaching Solutions offers one-on-one tutoring for HSC students in the Sydney area. Our tutors have postgraduate qualifications in maths-heavy fields, as well as practical experience in guiding young learners. We will deliver the highest standard of service and best ethical practice.

We work together to identify areas of weakness, and to develop knowledge and analytical skills. Unlike other tutoring services in the area, there are no set curriculums or fixed packages – you’re not locked in to anything. You can take advantage of our tutors’ expertise for as long (or as little) as you need. We have a strong track record of dramatically improving marks. For example, Alison*, 17, came to us in her preliminary HSC year and was taken through the Extension 1 Maths curriculum all the way to her final exams. Initially, she was an average student achieving around 50% in her examinations. After she was tutored by our experts, this mark improved dramatically from higher 60%s to eventually in the 80%+ consistently through her HSC success.

Structure of Lessons for Year 7-12

In the initial session, the student is evaluated by what they are up to in the Mathematics curriculum. Any inherent weaknesses is also able to be identified with an action item and plan of what must be done moving forward to improve their teaching and development. The teaching of materials is done by using the relevant worksheet stencils and or recommended text books. The work is taught by the tutor giving demonstrated examples and teaching concepts around this for the student to understand the work. After student understands the work, he/she is then observed how they apply the topic/concepts by giving them self guided practice questions under direct supervision and observations. Further tuition is then enhanced when they are practically doing the question to ensure they know exactly what they have learnt and can apply it outside the lesson.

We are happy to answer any questions that students or their parents/caregivers may have regarding the curriculum, or how we can help. Call 0433 152 760 or contact us online to get started.


We primarily tutor students in:

  • Preliminary and HSC Standard 1 and 2 Mathematics
  • Preliminary and HSC Advanced Mathematics (2 unit)
  • Preliminary and HSC Mathematics Ext. 1 (3 unit)
  • HSC Mathematics Ext. 2 (4 unit)
  • Year 9 and Year 10 (differing pathways) preparation for HSC


Who we help

MGM Coaching Solutions is able to help students at all starting ability levels (NESA curriculum streams), from intermediate to those taking advanced and or Ext.1/Ext.2 Mathematics classes. We help students from schools across the Sydney area, including (but not limited to) Cranbrook, Sydney Girls’ High, Sydney Boys’ High, SCEGGS, The Scots College, James Ruse Agricultural High School, Kambala, St Catherine’s, Ascham School, Loreto, St Aloysius, Pymble Ladies’ College, The King’s School, MLC, Redlands, and many more. We’re proud to be able to say that our tutoring has helped several students achieve the high ATAR scores (90+) needed to get in to the most in-demand uni courses across New South Wales


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Maria, Munno Para, SAMaria, Munno Para, SA
I have run my own business for over a decade, but I’m new to study, and not that crash hot with computers. I needed to prepare a PowerPoint presentation on marketing strategy for one of my Diploma units, and I didnt have an idea on where to start. Good thing my daughter helped me find MGM Coaching Solutions. A few emails back and forth and I was given the right advice and help to help me aid my presentation. Thank you to MGM Coaching.*
John, Mosman, NSWJohn, Mosman, NSW
Mark is very skilled at teaching- he is structured in his approach and very practical. He also is a lot of fun and the lessons are interesting and enjoyable. I have been impressed with his knowledge of learning styles and his ability to teach in a way that is specific to the learner. More importantly, he has improved my results and I have learnt to apply mathematical concepts with a lot more confidence. Got my HSC exam next week so am nervous but welcoming the challenge and the tutoring I have received. Thanks Mark!*
  Jessica, Mosman, NSW Jessica, Mosman, NSW
Mark was very efficient with his tutoring methods. Very accommodating with his time and he was able to work around my schedule. His methods of communication were easy to understand yet very professional and his knowledge was second to none. This tutor is highly recommendable.*
Alex, Vaucluse, NSWAlex, Vaucluse, NSW
I have had Sir Mark from year 11 and has improved my Maths Marks considerably. I have excelled in Mathematics coming first in my year. Thanks for all your work and effort. After getting band 6 in my ATAR this year, many people are asking me for your referral. I am sure you will have your work cut in for the year 2010 preparation. Good luck and for the students get him early as he is a very busy person but has the time and dedication for his students. Thanks Mark.*
 Angela, Concord, NSW Angela, Concord, NSW
Great tutor. Highly recommended. Stats is such a hard subject for me and Mark has really been able to improve my understanding and thus my results in just a short time. He is obviously dedicated and passionate at teaching Maths and Stats. Thanks Mark.*
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