Rated 4.9/5.0 by parents and students (over 5000+ tutoring hours now completed)

Meet our tutor: Penny

Penny Rong

98.95 ATAR

Completed Tutor Training

Working with Children Check​

Extensive Tutoring Experience

Expected response time: within 24 hours

Hi, I'm Penny 👋

Hi, my name is Penny! I am currently studying Civil Engineering with Architecture at UNSW. I graduated from Willoughby Girls High School in 2020 with an ATAR of 98.95, which includes band 6s in Maths Extension 2 and Extension 1. One word to describe me would be enthusiastic, as I enjoyed helping people with what I am good at.

In teaching, the key skills that tutors should possess are Improvising and patience. I always aim to solve general types of questions with topics. I always try to elaborate from questions to related big topics, to help build connectivity and make the fundamental concepts straightforward. My teaching goal is to let students develop their confidence and spark their intelligence in learning maths!

What is my degree ?

Civil Engineering with Architecture

What school did I attend ?

Willoughby Girls High School

Where can I tutor?

Online, Sydney

What subject do I tutor ?

Maths Year 5-10, General Maths / Further Maths / Standard Maths Year 11-12, Maths Methods / Extension 1 / Advanced Maths Year 11-12, Specialist Maths / Extension 2 Year 11-12

Want to know more?

Private Tutoring

Private tutoring is where students undertake lessons with tutors (usually university students) to supplement their learning at school. Private tutoring is conducted 1:1 i.e. the tutor will one be teaching one student during the lesson. That way, students received more personalised attention, which makes it a lot easier for them to improve.

Our tutors are all top scorers (scored in the top 5% in Australia), subject experts and/or qualified teachers. We do a thorough background-check and ensure that they are licensed to work with children. Tutors have either completed the subject themselves, have taught the subject previously and/or are extremely familiar with the topics in the curriculum.

We offer a 15-minute free consultation with your prospective tutor before lessons begin, so you can decide if you’d like to give tutoring with them a shot! We assign tutors based on who would be the best fit with you and any specific requests you make as well.

If at any point, you are unhappy with your tutor, please let Sreeya know and she will arrange for a different tutor as well as another free consultation with them.

We try our best to pick the most suitable tutor for you and that you have consistency in your tutoring / your tutor. However, if you ever need to change tutors, please let Sreeya know and she will arrange it straight away.

In our initial consultation, we gauge an understanding of what is required, your specific topics, your current curriculum as well as your goals and areas of improvement. We then go on to make a lesson plan and structure based on all of this information, making sure to accommodate for your input or any requests you make along the way 🙂

For example:

If you are preparing for exams, we will go through several mock tests and practice exams.

If you are struggling with understanding concepts, we will take you step-by-step until you’re confident.

If you want to learn ahead, we will teach you advanced content specific to your curriculum.

We can tailor a plan for pretty much any goal you may have!

They are conducted via zoom or discord, with video on (face-to-face) and an interactive whiteboard. A demo is actually on the homepage of our website!

We make sure to show our working out and explanations, and also provide you with the opportunity to show yours as well as your understanding of every concept.

To avoid any risk on your part, you will only be required to pay AFTER lessons have been completed. Your flexibility is optimised with no lock-in contracts or packages.

PAYMENT PROCESS FOR INDIVIDUAL TUTORING:
Fill out the payment form we provide (you will be sent the invoice after each lesson to the email you provide). After the invoice for the first lesson has been paid manually, the card on file will be charged after each lesson in the future (PAYG) within 2 days of each lesson completion. This automatic payment process will reduce the hassle of manually paying each time. You will always be emailed an invoice for every single payment that has been made if you would like to double-check and keep track of everything. If in any instance, you do not agree with a charged amount or have questions about it, please inform us and we will sort it out.

PAYMENT PROCESS FOR GROUP TUTORING:
After the term has been completed, an invoice with all the lesson fees will be sent to the email you are using to complete this form. If you miss a group lesson, you will be sent the recording (you will be charged for the recording just as you will be charged for any normal lesson).

In summary:
  1. Fill in the payment form before the first lesson (no sensitive information is provided — just your email!). Included will also be our terms of service if you want to check that out (we highly recommend you do).

  2. We send invoices to your email after every lesson, following a pay-as-you-go arrangement

That is, you book a lesson with your tutor, have the lesson, and then pay for the lesson. And then repeat!

Due to our large cohort of students, we do not accept direct debit nor provide bank details for you to manually transfer the fees — instead, we simply ask you pay the invoice we send to your email.

We use an extremely secure software called Stripe (it’s a lot like PayPal) to create/send invoices, which several Fortune 500 companies use. If you’re concerned, we don’t actually store or have access to any of your payment information. Further security information can be found here if you would like to know more regarding the safety of the payment method: Security at Stripe

Nope! Your satisfaction is our #1 priority and we will never force you to stay if you are not finding lessons helpful. That’s why we provide free consultations and 24/7 support on top of a pay-as-you-go arrangement.

We will always accommodate for your availabilities and we are very flexible with timings. Being in direct communication with your tutor, you will always be able to arrange lessons that suit you. You can arrange extra lessons and/or longer lessons as well, since the timing and frequency of them are all up to you!

Check out or process here to learn more about how our private tutoring works!

Cancellation and rescheduling: let us know at least one hour before the lesson is meant to begin if you would like to cancel or reschedule. Failure to let us know within this timeframe will result in a fee of $30. Also, repeated cancellation at significant inconvenience to the tutor will cause a cancellation fee to be issued.

Late arrival: if the student is more than 15 minutes late without prior notice, the lesson will be cancelled and the same cancellation fee of $30 will be applied.

Group Tutoring

Group tutoring is where the tutor teaches 6-7 students during a single lesson. This is still more personalised than a classroom setting; however, the focus here is to complete all topics in advance and ensure students are being extended/challenged in their repsective subjects. That is, the main purpose is to provide students with extra practice and help them finish content early. It is also to be noted that due to the volume of students in the group, the content won’t necessarily be according to each student’s school curriculum – but rather complete all topics in the general curriculum.

Check out or process here to learn more about how our group tutoring works!

General

90% of our tutors are university students whilst 10% are qualified teachers and/or professionals in their field. The important part here is that each tutor is highly specialised in the subject they are tutoring by e.g. pursuing that subject at a tertiary level or completing a PhD in it.

Thus, you can be rest assured that your tutor knows their stuff! And they’re super friendly and relatable 🙂

Lesson timing, duration, and frequency are completely up to you!

Have an exam coming up in a couple days? You can bump your lessons up to two times a week and/or consider extending their duration. Due to our PAYG arrangement, you essentially book in lessons “as you go”, so you are never locked into any package and flexibility is optimised when it comes your tutoring.

Most of our students do 1hr/week, but for older students who may need extra support when completing their ATAR, we recommend 2hr/week. But again, this is completely up to you and your preferences! We are always here to offer you any advice 🙂

After a  phone call with Sreeya, we will have assessed who in our tutoring team would be the best fit for you. They will reach out to you within 24 hours to book the free consultation – and from there on, you will be in direct contact with your tutor via sms.

During the 15 minute consultation, we analyse your goals, past performance, current curriculum and requirements to start personalising a lesson plan for you. In this consultation, you will also be able to assess whether the tutor assigned to you is a good fit for you! It’s also a time for you to ask any questions you have regarding lessons or about the tutor if you are curious 🙂 Fundamentally, the purpose of this consultation is the same as a trial lesson; however, instead of teaching content (which we prefer to begin once we gauge a solid understanding of your requirements, so we can make the best use of your time with us), it is a casual consultation over Zoom where we get to know one another and make sure we’re all on the same page. Parents are welcome to join the consultation as well!

You can simply send a text message or email your tutor for when you would like to book in your lesson. If you ever need to reschedule or cancel, you can also just let them know via sms or email – it’s that simple!

Lessons are fully customised to your goals, past performance, and current curriculum. Regardless of whether you do the HSC, VCE, BSSS, WACE, QCE, or SACE – schools have their own, unique curriculums. But don’t worry! We ask you for your unit outline if you have access to it, and we personalise your lessson plan such that your tutoring is relevant and goes parallel to what’s being taught at school.

Although your tutoring will be well-structured, the lesson content is flexible. For example, if you have something from school you would like to go over during the lesson, just let your tutor know and we’ll be happy to help you out with it. During the lesson, we explain all concepts in a way that is best suited to your learning style and is easy to understand. As such, you’re slowly able to identify the study habits / techniques which work best for your and optimise your exam performance. We also provide countless resources, and several assessments to ensure we are keeping track of and accelerating your progress –  you even receive biweekly progress reports!

Check out or process here to learn more about what happens during your lesson!

You can find them here and you can find our Privacy Policy here

The main policies are that:

  1. If you miss lessons for more than 21 days in a row, we will no longer be able to hold your spot for tutoring i.e. another student may take your spot with your tutor
  2. We maximise flexibility as much as possible, but if a lesson is cancelled our rescheduled less than 1hr before the planned lesson date, a cancellation fee shall be charged
  3. You will be charged for lessons only AFTER they have been completed, following a PAYG arrangement

If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] or send a text to 0416174763

We will try our best to get back to you within 24 hours!

To find out more about who we are, feel free to check out this page: about us

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