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BODMAS

How To Do BODMAS.

BODMAS stands for: Brackets()Orders√ , x2Division or Multiplication÷ , xAddition or Subtraction +, – In order to complete any mathematic calculation, we must follow BODMAS. This mnemonic helps us remember the order of operations for these sets of mathematical equations. BODMAS is extremely important to understand as it applies to ...
remote learning stress

How to manage remote learning and stay sane

How to manage remote learning and stay sane Remote learning is challenging, there is no doubt about it. It is hard for both parents and students. Whether you are a parent with a young child or an older student reading this, these are challenging and stressful times. But let’s talk ...
procrastination when studying

How to stop procrastinating

How to stop procrastinating when you should study Procrastinating school work? You’re not alone. Procrastination is very common in students (and in all walks of life), but in order to successfully complete our schoolwork, we need to overcome it. Let’s discuss some key tips for overcoming procrastination. Firstly, try keeping ...
Tutoring Is An Investment In Your Future

Tutoring Is An Investment In Your Future

Tutoring Is An Investment In Your Future. We here at Evergreen Tutoring Services see so much benefit in investing in education, because it is an investment in being a better you. ...
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Maintaining Mental Wellbeing While Studying VCE

Years 11 and 12 are busy years for students. Many people understand how important grades are durting this time. However, it is important to look after your mental health at the same time. ...
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How to catch up if you fall behind in class.

How to catch up if you fall behind in class. Are you falling behind with the coursework and behind in class? Don’t worry; you are not alone. Sometimes things happen, and it can cause you to fall behind in your work. Not to worry, let’s talk about some ways to ...
Choosing your year 12 subjects

How to choose my year 11 and 12 subjects

I know what uni course I want to do after high school. How can I use this to help choose my year 11 and 12 subjects? University is an exciting and amazing journey. But choosing what year 11 and 12 subjects you need to get into your desired university course ...

How to encourage a passion for science.

How to encourage a passion for science. A passion for science is one of the most fantastic and spectacular things to have. When we see a child with a strong passion for science, it is important to encourage it. Scientists have made so many incredible things possible in our world, ...

Raw study scores and scaled scores. Which one matters for my ATAR?

What is the difference between a raw score and a scaled score? Which one matters for my ATAR? For each subject you complete in Year 12, you receive a study score. In VCE, these study scores for each subject then form part of your final ATAR. But the study score ...
Extra subjects and your ATAR

Should I do six year 12 subjects?

Most students entering VCE often ask whether they should choose to do an additional subject in Year 12. There are many benefits to doing an additional subject; however, it won’t have much effect on your ATAR. ...

Should I write my own notes or should I buy them?

It can sometimes be challenging to decide whether buying notes is worth the money! So let’s go through some of the pros and cons for both writing your notes vs buying them! We have created a list to help you out. ...
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Section C – Argument and persuasive language

This section will discuss what is asked of students in Section C. How to effectively address the criteria to demonstrate an understanding of a persuasive piece of writing and develop a coherent response to it. ...
A+ exam

Acing Your English Exams Part 2: Section B

Acing Your English Exams Part 2: Section B Welcome to part two of Evergreen Tutoring Service’s study resource guide on how to ace your VCE English Exam. The first section provided us with an introduction to the structure of the exam, what it asks of students, effective ways to study ...
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English exam Section A – Analytical interpretation of a text

Are you stuck on the VCE English exam? This article will help you with what exactly is expected in section A of the English exam, how you can prepare for it and ways to ace it. ...

How To Ace Your VCE English Exam

How To Ace Your VCE English Exam If you have made it this far in your VCE studies, then first off, congratulations! It has been an enormously challenging year, with students adjusting to an entirely new way of studying. While this has certainly been a challenge, we can take away ...

How is university different from high school.

University learning is very different from high school. Here is how they differ and what you can do now to prepare for the change. ...

Why should we learn maths… what’s the point?

There are so many reasons why learning maths is important. Maths prepares our minds for encountering real-life problems. Maths allows us to break things down and to think analytically and critically. ...

Coping with Study Stress and Burnout

Coping with Study Stress and Burnout. If studying has got you feeling stressed and burnt out, please know, you are not alone. Here we talk about some strategies which will help you in coping with study stress and burnout. ...

Why should we be excited to study maths?

Why should we be excited to study maths? Maths is exciting. Let me tell you why. It is full of fascinating ideas and concepts, and maths is needed and hidden in our everyday lives. How does the Sydney Harbour Bridge stay standing? How did humans get to space? How was ...

Four Ways To Make Studying English More Enjoyable

A common criticism that English students have is that they find a text unengaging, or they do not agree with many of the points discussed in class. This article has tips on how to keep going when your English text is less than fun. ...

Make A Change: Why Study Goals Matter.

Some students experience performance anxiety over clearly setting their study goals, as they become overly focused on being ‘the best’. But students should focus on doing better than last time. This not only sets small achieveable goals, but it is better for their mental health. ...

Why Our English Tutors Are Awesome and Amazing

Why Our English Tutors Are Awesome and Amazing If you were to take the smartest rocket scientist in the world to a footy match, there is a chance they cannot make heads or tails of it. What’s more, take the most brilliant mathematician on the planet and ask them to ...

Helping your child with spelling

Helping your child with spelling Developing essential spelling skills is critical for improving your child’s overall literacy competency and giving them the skills and confidence they need to begin reading and writing independently. If they are doing well with spelling at school, that’s great! But if they have trouble learning to ...
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We Have The Edge When It Comes To Learning.

We Have The Edge When It Comes To Learning. If you had never owned a laptop before and wanted to purchase one, how would you go about it? For starters, you might go to a store and browse through all the different models, everything from HP to Acer, Dell to ...
what are themes?

What do ‘themes’ mean in English?

What do ‘themes’ mean in English? I have a habit of teaching people things I’ve newly learnt. Whether this has been through reading, things I’ve been told, information online, or through my experiences of everyday life. One of my golden mantras that shape my tutoring philosophy is that when a ...

How to edit your work to improve your grades and refine your essay

How to edit your work to improve your grades and refine your essay Here is a checklist that can help you gauge how well your essay will score as you write it: Have I answered the question? Ensure that every sentence you write has a purpose. The purpose should be ...

Finding Quotes: From Collection to Recollection

Finding effective quotes to use in your essay demonstrates that you are familiar with the text and its key themes. Here is how to find the quotes you need. ...

A Bright Idea for how to study English Texts

One question we get asked a lot is: how do I study my English Texts?Well, our English tutor James has laid it all out here for you. Many English students experience a common challenge remembering the key themes, characters, and quotes from the texts they are studying. This can be ...

How to study for your SACs and outcomes

At some point, everyone needs to prepare for a SAC or Exam in year 11 and 12. We often see students who just aren’t sure how to even begin studying for one. Many students get trapped in a cycle where they think the only way to study for a SAC ...

About Evergreen Tutoring Services

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. – Anthony J. D’Angelo Evergreen Tutoring Services is an exceptional tutoring service with high achieving and highly qualified tutors. Every tutor meets the highest standard possible to ensure they can give students high-quality educational guidance. We supply ...

Planning your study routine

Planning your study routine Welcome to Year 11 and 12, your final years of school. While an exciting time, it can also be quite stressful. One of the key ways to manage stress during Year 11 and 12 is maintaining an effective study routine so that you can keep up ...

How can studying maths methods be like carving a granite block of stone with a spoon?

How many times have you spent hours studying year 12 Maths Methods and felt like you got nowhere? This video has the answer to your problem. ...

Apply Our Methods to Maths and ‘Get’ With Maths Methods

One of the most rewarding aspects of learning is when you just ‘get’ something you previously struggled with. Perhaps you approached a text from a different perspective, worked backwards to solve a problem, or had a discussion with someone where they raised some points that you had not yet considered. ...

How to maximise your grades

Maximising your grades is on the minds of every year 11 and 12 across Australia. What is it that is going to give your grades that extra edge when it comes to crunch time? This video by our director and qualified teacher, Jessica Evergreen, will give you the tools you ...

How to teach mental maths to grade’s 1- 3

Electronic devices have transformed the way math is taught in schools. Unfortunately, children’s dependence on technology causes many of their prior knowledge of mental maths skills to slip away. However, it is still possible to teach students maths techniques that will help them mentally add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Parents and guardians, in particular, play an ...

What The Past Can Teach Us About The Present

Many of the English texts that are studied, in high school English classes, share a strong similarity. They were written in the present but set in the past. This might be anywhere from a few months before the author wrote it to several hundred years. Students often struggle with this ...

Managing ATAR stress in year 12

It is no secret that year 12 is an exceedingly difficult year for students, and many suffer from stress. In fact, over 75% of students experience ATAR stress at one point or another during their year 12.Some students begin to experience this as early as term 1. While your ATAR ...

Essay Writing tips and tricks

Essay writing is something most students are introduced to in early high school. It is also one of the areas most students find difficult. On of our expert English tutors, James, has written a short article to help you out. Essay writing, and the textual analysis within it, is a ...

VCE English creative text response

Are you stuck with how to study for your English creative text response? Do you often wonder, ‘How do I start my creative text?’ or, ‘What is supposed to go into a creative text?’Perhaps you are stuck with how to study for English in general or you are looking for ...

Our mission to be carbon neutral

Carbon neutral is our long term goal.For a long time, our director has been passionate about the pursuit of becoming sustainably friendly, and she incorporated these principles into her classrooms, office spaces and home. She even wrote and published a book a few years ago on how to become sustainable ...

The importance of student confidence

What is more important in a student’s education than English, maths or science?Confidence. Student confidence is the most underrated area of education. Often it is neglected, leaving some of the nations most intelligent students believing they can’t. Or worse, thinking they are stupid. In my many years as a qualified ...

How to use the TEEL essay formula.

TEEL formula. The TEEL formula is the standard essay structure taught by most (if not all) schools in Australia. TEEL is an acronym to help students remember the necessary steps for paragraph structure in essays. Every paragraph in every type of essay must contain these four elements; it does not ...

Methods Circle Symmetry

If you are looking for some help with mathematical methods circle symmetry, then you are in the right place! Read through our break down of how to complete circle symmetry questions with confidence. The unit circle is comprised of four quadrants. The y and x-axis break up each quadrant. These ...

Year 12 English- Analysing Alfred Hitchcock.

In year 11 and 12 English and Media Studies classes, you will often analyse the movies of Alfred Hitchcock. His movies are so widely studied because they are character-driven suspense stories which invite the audience to ask questions about human nature. Some of the driving questions of his stories are: ...

How to use Formal Language in your writing

Formal language is a way of articulating your thoughts, ideas, views and beliefs in a professional sounding manner. Formal language is used to express ideas in the most articulate way possible and as such, does not use slang, colloquialisms, contractions, or jokes. It is important to recognise that when you ...

Year 11&12 English study tips.

It is no secret that year 11 and 12 English is heavily text based, and that a sound knowledge of your texts is the way to get a fantastic score.Many teachers, authors and textbooks give great advice for how to write a text response essay, but before you begin planning ...

How to choose a tutor.

Tutors are a fantastic resource to help educate today's students in a world that is rapidly moving ahead. They can offer a level of interaction and education on a personal level that is just not possible in modern-day schooling. But how do we choose the right one? ...

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VCAL maths workbook: Unit 1
This comprehensive workbook covers every topic for VCAL maths unit1. Each section has a detailed explanation of how to complete the questions and examples of how these mathematical skills can be used in everyday life.
This book is designed to assist students in refining their skills and can be used as homework or study. Our workbook is conveniently spaced so students can fill in the questions, or they can feel free to complete their answers on an additional piece of paper.
It is important that all students experience confidence in their subjects, and this workbook will help to achieve that.

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