"Stam is absolutely brilliant. After jumping around to a variety of english tutors in year 7 that were not dedicated, knowledgable or passionate, I started tuition with Stam. I have recently duxed both English Advanced (Estimated 96/100) and English Extension 1 (Estimated 48/50) at my selective high school. Other tutors I used just gave me booklets of information and told me WHAT to write. I had no understanding of what I was doing and was simply preparing essays on what I was told. Stam does not do this. Stam teaches understanding. In analysing a text, Stam will guide me through the different perspectives I can take, and together we discuss the merits and fallbacks of each approach. In doing so, he provides me with a complete understanding of the text. This is something one can not learn by being told WHAT to write. Stam teaches HOW and WHY. Furthermore, Stam has provided me with an in depth approach on how to write and structure essays. My essay writing has been transformed from unstructured and confused, to clear but comprehensive. I strongly urge you to take up Stam's tuition. He will guide you on a pathway to success in English. Josh"