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VCE success is made of

Hatch provides unique services designed to help students achieve VCE success:

  • building IQ through peer to peer tutoring, Masterclasses exam preparation and revision
  • developing EQ through transformational personal development and group leadership programs

  • As a social enterprise, all Hatch profits support more students to participate in Skyline Education Foundation's transformational VCE Program.

    Meet Theano, Skyline Alumna & Hatch EAL Tutor, and listen to why she's passionate about EAL!

    What does Josh, Skyline Hatch Chemistry Tutor, wish he knew before starting VCE?

    Want some exam advice? Meet Gypsy, Skyline Alumni and Hatch Mathematics Tutor!

    Beginning VCE? Susan, Skyline Hatch English Tutor, has some tips for you!

    UPCOMING APRIL SESSIONS

    Subject Date Time

    VCE English 3/4 - Argument Analysis Masterclass

    Tuesday, 13 April 2021
    10am - 12pm

    VCE EAL 3/4 - Ultimate SAC Preparation Masterclass

    Tuesday, 13 April 2021
    12:30pm - 2:30pm

    VCE Methods 3/4 - Functions, Graphs, and Calculus Masterclass

    Wednesday, 14 April 2021
    10am - 12pm

    VCE English 3/4 - Text Response Masterclass

    Wednesday, 14 April 2021
    12:30pm - 2:30pm

    VCE Specialist 3/4 - Functions, Graphs and Calculus Masterclass 

    Thursday, 15 April 2021
    9:30am - 11:30am

    VCE Chemistry 3/4 - Yields of Chemical Products Masterclass

    Thursday, 15 April 2021
    12pm - 2pm

    VCE Literature 3/4 - Creative Writing and Introduction to Analysis Masterclass

    Thursday, 15 April 2021
    2:30pm - 4:30pm
    VCE Further Maths 3/4 - Recursion & Financial SAC Masterclass
    Thursday, 15 April 2021
    5pm - 7pm

    Stress Hack

    Thursday, 29 April 2021
    5pm - 7pm

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    MASTERCLASSES FROM $30

    We know how important SACs are and how stressful they can be - that's why we've created the SAC preparation Masterclass series.

    The Skyline Hatch Masterclasses are a brilliant complement to classroom learning and will equip students with tried-and-tested tips, tricks and strategies to help maximise SAC marks and achieve VCE success.

    Meet Leah Davidson and find out more about Stress Hack!

    VCE 3/4 MASTERCLASS INFORMATION

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    The Skyline Hatch Masterclasses are the ultimate SAC preparation tool.

    We know how important SACs are and how stressful they can be - that's why we've created the SAC preparation Masterclass series.

    Therefore, the Skyline Hatch Masterclasses are a brilliant complement to classroom learning and will equip students with tried-and-tested tips, tricks and strategies to help maximise SAC marks and achieve VCE success.






    CHEMISTRY

    Come to Skyline Hatch’s Chemistry Masterclass and get the best-kept secrets for SACs and exams!

    This Masterclass will focus on the consolidation and practice of Unit 3 Area of Study 2, being how the yield of a chemical product must be optimised. Specifically, this will be topics such as rates of reaction, equilibrium, and electrolysis in the context of both SAC and exam preparation. Additionally, we will revisit basic concepts that students have learnt in previous years of Chemistry class. Students attending this session will not only leave with a greater knowledge of how to answer various types of VCAA and SAC questions, they will also have the opportunity to work through previous questions, gain advice on the best way to approach problems in SACs and exams, and explore complex question designs, all through the means of interactive activities and discussions.

    The skills offered will assist students in developing a high-level exam capabilities in answering questions with tailored explanations, before moving on to a custom practice SAC designed to facilitate students’ understanding of complex chemical ideas.

    LITERATURE

    Get your creative juices flowing and your analytical skills showing with Skyline Hatch’s Literature Masterclass!

    This Masterclass will focus on scoring highly and developing the creative writing skills required for success in the Creative Response to Texts Area of Study. Additionally, we will cover analysis skills vital for SAC and school assessments, as well as for end of year exams. Students attending this session will leave with a greater knowledge of performing well in the creative response, learning how to structure their critical reflection, how to emulate contextual and authorial language and how to design a response that seamlessly integrates into the original text.

    Additionally, the analysis skills offered will assist students in developing more complex and integrated ideas, as well as provide a good basis for exam preparation. In this session, we will integrate close analysis skills throughout the exploration of creative writing with interactive activities and discussions.

    ENGLISH TEXT RESPONSE

    Wanting to get a great mark for your English SAC? Come along to the Skyline Hatch Text Response Masterclass!

    This Masterclass will focus on scoring highly and refining students’ text response skills to best prepare them for the SAC and the exam. Specifically, we will cover the skills needed to analyse texts at a sophisticated level, break down an essay prompt, manage topic sentences, and express high-level ideas.

    Additionally, we will cover analysis skills vital for SAC and school assessments, as well as for end of year exams, which will be demonstrated in divulging in the themes, views and values, narrative construction, and text construction of any VCE English text. Students attending this session will leave with a greater knowledge of performing well in the text response, learning how to structure their essays, how to emulate the views and values in their writing, and how to design a response that seamlessly integrates succinct language into articulate language.

    The analysis skills offered will assist students in developing more complex and integrated ideas, as well as provide a good basis for exam preparation. In this session, we will investigate writing tips with vocabulary, sentence starters, and common mistakes, as well as analysing sample responses.

    ENGLISH ARGUMENT ANALYSIS

    Wanting to get a great mark for your English SAC? Come along to the Skyline Hatch Argument Analysis Masterclass!

    This Masterclass will focus on scoring highly and refining students’ analysis of argument skills to best prepare them for the SAC and the exam. Specifically, we will cover the skills needed to properly identify arguments, contentions, audience, and tone at a sophisticated level, annotate an article, analyse and not summarise, and express high-level ideas.

    Additionally, we will cover analysis skills vital for SAC and school assessments, as well as for end of year exams, which will be demonstrated in divulging in the themes, views and values, narrative construction, and text construction of any VCE English text. Students attending this session will leave with a greater knowledge of performing well in the text response, learning how to structure their essays, how to emulate the views and values in their writing, and how to design a response that seamlessly integrates succinct language into articulate language.

    The analysis skills offered will assist students in developing more complex and integrated ideas, as well as provide a good basis for exam preparation. In this session, we will investigate analysing an article, as well as analysing sample responses and examples.

    EAL

    Attend the Skyline Hatch EAL Masterclass to improve your skills and ace upcoming SACs!

    This Masterclass is designed to provide you with A+ skills for your Language analysis, Analytical text response and Listening SACs, as well as transferable skills you can use at your Comparative text response and Oral presentation assessment tasks. Looking at these three separate areas of study will include covering assessment criteria by VCAA, how to breakdown/interpret themes and symbols, paragraph breakdowns, use of persuasive language and its effects on audiences, common questions in listening exercises, interactive listening tips, and examples of delivery, tone and language use.

    We will cover skills for SAC and school assessments, as well as for end of year exams. Students attending this session will leave with a greater knowledge of performing well in the text response, argument analysis, learning how to structure their responses, how to identify different types of language, and how to answer questions from listening texts.


    Additionally, the analysis skills offered will assist students in developing more complex and integrated ideas, as well as provide a good basis for exam preparation. In this session, we will integrate language analysis skills throughout the exploration of writing with interactive activities and discussions.

    FURTHER MATHS

    Further your understanding of Further Maths, all for your upcoming SACs with Skyline Hatch!

    This Masterclass will focus on the consolidation and practice of topics in the recursion area of study, such as types of recurrence relations, modelling linear growth/decay, the ‘nth’ term rules, and analysis of reducing-balance loans with recurrence relations. Additionally, we will cover vital skills in the financial maths area of study, whereby content such as using the financial solver, annuities and their applications, perpetuities, investments, and nominal/effective interest rates will be discussed. Students attending this session will not only leave with a greater knowledge of how to answer various types of VCAA and SAC questions, they will also have the opportunity to work through previous problems and gain advice on the best way to approach problems in SACs and exams, all through the means of interactive activities and discussions.

    The skills offered will assist students in developing more complex and integrated understandings of these two broad topics in Further Maths, as well as providing a good basis for exam preparation.

    SPECIALIST MATHS

    Sign up for our Specialist Maths Masterclass at Skyline Hatch!

    This Masterclass will focus on the consolidation and practice of topics in the functions and relations area of study, such as types of functions, circular functions, inverse functions, trigonometry, and analysis of different types of graphs. Additionally, we will cover vital skills in calculus, whereby content such as differentiation, second derivatives, trigonometric values, and u-substitution will be discussed. Students attending this session will not only leave with a greater knowledge of how to answer various types of VCAA and SAC questions, they will also have the opportunity to work through previous problems and gain advice on the best way to approach problems in SACs and exams, all through the means of interactive activities and discussions.

    The skills offered will assist students in developing more complex and integrated understandings of these broad topics in Specialist Mathematical, as well as providing a good basis for exam preparation.

    MATHS METHODS

    Join our Maths Methods Masterclass at Skyline Hatch!

    This Masterclass will focus on the consolidation and practice of topics in the functions and relations area of study, such as types of functions (power functions, exponential functions, circular functions etc), inverse functions, rates of change, and equations of tangents to graphs. Additionally, we will cover vital skills in calculus, whereby content such as derivatives of simple functions, the chain/quotient/product rules, areas under curves, and integrals will be discussed. Students attending this session will not only leave with a greater knowledge of how to answer various types of VCAA and SAC questions, they will also have the opportunity to work through previous problems and gain advice on the best way to approach problems in SACs and exams, all through the means of interactive activities and discussions. Gypsy will be running through a practice SAC that he’s written beforehand, allowing students to better gauge how to approach these assessments, the first of them being an application task.

    The skills offered will assist students in developing more complex and integrated understandings of these broad topics in Mathematical Methods, as well as providing a good basis for exam preparation.

    Because a student's success is important

    Through our social enterprise Skyline will turbo-charge your students on their 2021 VCE runway with access to our inspirational Skyline Alumni and their peers sharing their secrets on how they achieved incredible results!

    Skyline offers unique services building IQ - tutoring, exam preparation and revision, and also developing EQ with our trusted experts for life planning and coaching.

    With your engagement, we will employ our Skyline Alumni, their carefully selected peers and our specialists to support your 2021 VCE students, and this will enable us to invest in growing the number of resilient high ability year 11 students who can commence our transformational Skyline journey in 2022.

    Join us in not only accelerating your VCE students’ success but also in enabling more students to join Skyline!

    Book now to avoid disappointment - 2021 places are strictly limited!

    Send your EQ/IQ booking request to Sally Watts, GM Skyline Hatch on sally@skylinefoundation.org.au.

    MEET OUR TUTORS

    ADRIAN FERDINAND

    Further Mathematics

    Adrian graduated from the Skyline Program and Keysborough Secondary College in 2011 and achieved an ATAR of 95.95 with a perfect score for Further Mathematics. He is currently the Marketing and Student Recruitment Coordinator for the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University. Adrian is also currently authoring the next set of Senior Mathematics textbooks with the Oxford University Press authoring team. He is extremely passionate about teaching and learning Mathematics and motivating students to achieve their full potential.

    THEANO SALTA

    English as an Additional Language (EAL)

    Theano graduated from the Skyline program and South Oakleigh Secondary College in 2019 with an ATAR of 94.70. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Monash University, and her goal is to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology.






    GYPSY AKHYAR

    Mathematic Methods & Specialist Maths

    Gypsy graduated from the Skyline Program and Northern Bay College in 2018 and achieved the highest ATAR (97.70) of any boy in the government sector in the Geelong region. He is currently studying his Bachelor of Science (majoring in pure mathematics) at the University of Melbourne. Gypsy hopes to inspire and excite other students’ passion for mathematics and is on a pathway to becoming an academic.



    SUSAN MALIKOFF

    English

    Susan graduated from Warrnambool College in 2018 with an ATAR of 97.70 and was dux of her cohort in English, History Revolutions, Global Politics and French. She is now studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History, at the University of Melbourne. A keen public speaker, Susan has been a state finalist in the 2018 VCAA Plain English Speaking Award and competed in various local competitions throughout her school years. As an English tutor for Skyline, Susan hopes to share her passion for English and the Humanities with students, not only to build the skills for obtaining high marks, but also to foster a love for learning itself.

    JOSHUA STRAUSS

    Chemistry and Literature

    Josh is a rural Victorian student who graduated in 2018 with an ATAR of 99.85. He is currently studying his Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine at Monash University and has worked and volunteered with VCE students for the past two years. Josh hopes to work in fields involving mental health, and the health of rural and regional Australians, and is passionate about philosophy.






    IQ Menu

    1. WEEKLY TUTORING - VCE SUBJECTS

    Subjects:

    • English
    • English Literature
    • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
    • Further Mathematics
    • Math Methods
    • Specialist Mathematics
    • Chemistry

    Our Tutors:

    • Are our gifted and talented Skyline Alumni and their carefully-selected peers
    • The brightest minds selected into the Skyline Program as a consequence of their commitment to learning and contribution to school and community
    • Outstanding achievers with recent ATAR results typically over 95

    Our Quality:

    • We have a Lead Assessment Tutor who supports our Tutoring Team with monthly coaching and monitor sessions
    • Tutors are dedicated to continuous improvement, regularly reporting on progress and opportunities for learning and growth
    • Our dedicated learning care team will check in with students through the tutoring block to optimise impact

    Our Pricing:

    • We offer one obligation free trial session
    • Only $50 per week for a minimum of five weeks

    3. MATHS METHODS WEEKLY TEST - BY SUBSCRIPTION

    Delivery:

    • Interactive online test delivery

    Duration:

    • A weekly one-hour session

    Program:

    Our high-quality Maths Methods Tutors will provide a test each week for students to complete in their own time. At the one-hour check in session, the Tutor will work through the answers to the test and provide guidance on how to optimise answers. This forum will also enable students to share their best tips and tricks.

    Our Math Methods Tutors:

    • Are our gifted and talented Skyline Alumni
    • The brightest minds selected into the Skyline Program as a consequence of their commitment to learning and contribution to school and community
    • Outstanding achievers with recent ATAR results typically over 95

    Our Quality:

    • Our Tutors collaborate to design these tests
    • We have a Lead Assessment Tutor who supports our Tutoring
      Team with monthly coaching and monitor sessions

    Our Pricing:

    • We offer one obligation free trial session
    • One session $15
    • Package of 6 weeks $60

    2. EXAM, GAT AND SAC PREPARATION MASTERCLASSES

    Delivery:

    • Interactive online sessions to learn the secret to achieving those strong results

    Duration:

    • Exam and GAT Masterclasses – Half Day or Full Day
    • SAC Masterclasses – Half Day (3 hours classes) 

    Subjects:

      • English
      • English Literature
      • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
      • GAT
      • Further Mathematics
      • Math Methods
      • Specialist Mathematics
      • Chemistry 

    Our Event Tutors:

    • Are our gifted and talented Skyline Alumni and their carefully-selected peers
    • The brightest minds selected into the Skyline Program as a consequence of their commitment to learning and contribution to school and community
    • Outstanding achievers with recent ATAR results typically over 95

    Our Quality:

    • Our Tutors collaborate to design these events to maximise the learning and impact
    • We have a Lead Assessment Tutor who supports our Tutoring Team with monthly coaching and monitors sessions

    Our Pricing:

    • Exam Revision (Full Day) $50 
    • Exam Revision (Half Day) $30
    • SAC and GAT Masterclasses (2-3 hours) $30

    EQ Menu

    1. SKYLINE MONTHLY MINDSET CHECK-IN

    Peer to peer inspirational learning, mentoring and role-modelling for your Year 12 Students facilitated by Leah Davidson and colleagues with Skyline Alumni.

    Connecting young people with a monthly dose of inspiring personal development

    Delivery:

    • Interactive online sessions

    Duration:

    • Ten monthly one-hour sessions

    Our Pricing:

    • $6,600 subscription for up to 100 Year 12 students

    2. LEAH DAVIDSON PRESENTS FOR SKYLINE 'THE FIVE YEAR PLAN'

    A transformational approach to making choices on subjects, lifestyle, university and careers through long term vision planning.

    In this one-on-one immersion, young people take the opportunity to pause and think deeply, possibly for the first time, about what they really want in life. Using science-backed mindset strategies, we explore what’s really possible in all areas of life. Looking through a new filter, we articulate what genuinely resonates and feels right while dismantling assumptions about what we ‘should’ do or what we feel we are expected to do.

    Young people are asked to make major choices like deciding what subjects to take, what career they want, whether they’ll go to university, learn a trade, travel… Decisions like these are so often made for the wrong reasons and under pressure. In fact, many adults have yet to feel that they’ve made the right choice and will often go back and re-think those early decisions.

    The Five Year Plan program offers a non-linear pathway to empowered decision making by helping young people start to know what feels right to them, and how to follow their passion by making choices that are not only sustainable but inspiring inside a long-term vision for life.

    Delivery:

    • Individual uniquely customised working directly with Leah

    Duration:

    • A three-hour discovery session, and two 30 minute set-up sessions

    Resources:

    • 5 Year Plan Workbook

    Our Pricing:

    • $1,800

    3. LEAH DAVIDSON PRESENTS FOR SKYLINE 'LIFE'S TOOLBOX WORKSHOP'

    In partnership with Leah, this transformational life skills program builds
    emotional intelligence in young people.

    “Because life doesn’t come with instructions…”

    Life’s Toolbox equips young people with evidence-based mindset strategies that develop their self-awareness, confidence and leadership. In this highly interactive and engaging program, we explore the fundamental principles of self-awareness and how to navigate life from a capacity to self-reflect. We explore the idea that there are ‘invisible forces’ at play in our minds that can both really support us and really hold us back. With awareness of these forces, we can utilise the ones that support and limit the power of the ones that hold us back giving us unprecedented access to personal growth and emotional intelligence.

    Delivery:

    • Group Workshop

    Duration:

    • One full day in person or alternatively six one-hour online sessions

    Resources:

    • Life's Toolbox Workbook

    Our Pricing:

    • $6,600 per group with up to 25 students

    4. LEAH DAVIDSON PRESENTS FOR SKYLINE 'STRESS HACK'

    "I had already failed my uni exam twice when I was given the opportunity to sit it again during COVID lockdown. After Leah's Stress Hack session, I not only passed the exam but received a High Distinction - my highest mark in uni ever."

    Stress Hack Participant

    2020

    How to avoid panic when working under pressure – weaponisation for exams, tests, presentations, interviews!

    Science-backed personal development session to help young people understand, manage and overcome the often debilitating feelings of stress while working under pressure. This highly transferrable life skill will serve young people throughout life when they are faced with stressful situations like sitting exams, public speaking and important interviews. And what’s really wonderful is that with the confidence that this session builds in young people, they are more likely to put themselves ‘out there’ and take risks because they know that they have the skills to manage the stress that may arise.

    Delivery:

    • Online

    Duration:

    • A two hour session

    Our Pricing:

    • $40

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