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Mr Selective Test Experts James Ruse Sydney Grammar

 Sydney - Chatswood

#1 Score, 39 James Ruse Entrants and 100% Sydney Grammar Scholarship

Sydney tutor in Algebra, Calculus, Creative Writing, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, Maths, Piano

Service areas
North Sydney, Mosman, Kirribilli, Milsons Point, Pyrmont, Chatswood

(9 student reviews)

ATTENTION: Y4 PARENTS who have just received OC Results

Does this look familiar?


10/20 English

13/30 GA

12/20 Maths

I have been bombarded with messages from Parents who gave just received OC results. Usually, they say the following:

' My son has never scored so low before in the trial tests. He usually always scores higher than 50% in English.'

'She was tutored for one whole year for the OC Test, we did both online trial tests and *** Coaching College. She has lost all confidence now.'

I receive these queries everyday from worried parents.

Yet, on the other hand, my students have attained successful entrance to top OC classes such as Summer Hill, Artarmon, North Rocks, Beecroft and Hurstville... just to name a few with scores of 250-280 being the norm (Check pictures for proof)

My name is Steve and I achieved successful entrance to James Ruse, numerous private scholarships and I have gone on to found ‘Scholarly Test Prep’ helping kids ace the Selective and Scholarship exams.

Our 2018 Results include:

-4 Students who achieved in the 270 range for Selective Schools Test (Top of NSW)

-Top mark of 280 in the OC Test

-10 James Ruse Entrants with scores of 250

-$1.8 Million in Scholarships awarded to various GPS, CAS and Independent schools

-Countless interviews to schools such as Sydney Grammar, Abbotsleigh, PLC…

100% Scholarship- Sydney Grammar
100% Scholarship- Abbotsleigh
100% Scholarship- Trinity Grammar
100% Scholarship- Knox Grammar
100% Scholarship- PLC 100% Scholarship- King's
100% Scholarship- SCEGGS
100% Scholarship- Barker
100% Scholarship- Wenona
50% Scholarship- Pymble Ladies College

So let’s make a few things clear…

1. You definitely NEED preparation for Selective and Scholarship Exams

2. However, most tutoring centres are merely ‘TESTING’ centres and do not PROPERLY teach the principles and intricacies behind the questions.

3. Mindlessly doing thousands of questions will not improve your child’s marks. They will simply get the same types of questions wrong over and over again.

The ‘business’ of most tutoring centres:

-Classes of 20-30 Students/class

-2 hour mock exam

-Half hour break

-1 hour explanation with most kids unengaged

-Receive results and go home.

So how do they get their results?

A very well-known tutoring college in Sydney boasted 50 entrants to James Ruse. Yet, most parents fail to realise that they had 2000 students in their pool.

Think about that…

2000 students and only 50 made it to James Ruse and further only 30 Scholarships awarded…

That’s less than 3%.

On the other hand, you have a handful of tutors charging over $100/hour on various tutoring websites, selling their overly priced incompetent information. I have seen a lot of parents ripped off by this.


-Breaking down and understanding the 7 Most Common Reading Comprehension Questions

-Modelling (‘copying’) from top-quality writing exemplars

-Poetry Analysis on works by Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson

-Understanding the Strategies to solve difficult General Ability Question types such as ‘sentence completion, ’ ‘logical reasoning’ and ‘matrices’ (pattern recognition)

All of the above and more are taught at SCHOLARLY MASTERCLASSES.

These classes are designed to challenge and teach students the principles and fundamentals behind the Selective/Scholarship Exams

Classes are held at St Leonards, 1 min walk from the train station

Small classes

Saturday Classes run in Morning (9am-12pm)- FULL and Afternoon (3pm-6pm) FULL

Sunday Classes run in Afternoon (1-4pm) 3 SPOTS LEFT

CURRENT QUALIFIED STAFF of ex-Private Scholars

Call 0433008863 for more details



Extensive experience in classroom environment
Taught 100+ students from all different learning backgrounds


Bachelor of Law (USYD)
Taught 39 James Ruse Entrants, 22 Scholarships to various private schools


$50 per hour




Joined Tutor Finder on 05-Aug-2016 (updated profile on 19-Feb-2020)
Tutoring Location
  • Tutor's Place in Chatswood
  • Private & Group Tuition


Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary)
English (Primary, Secondary)
English Literature (Primary, Secondary)
ESL (Primary, Secondary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary)


Algebra (Primary, Secondary)
Calculus (Primary, Secondary)
Maths (Primary, Secondary)


Piano (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

"Having Steven as my tutor throughout my HSC journey has not only helped me tackle the syllabus content effectively but also improved my examination technique, propelling me from the lower half of my cohort, into the Top 10. His lessons are extremely engaging, incorporating a balance between content and exam preparation, in a 1 on 1 setting to directly target my weaknesses but equally enhance my strengths."

Harry Jin    
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