Lesson
breakdown

 10 min
Review and Reinforcement
 
A review of prior week to reinforce learning and retention.and a quiz to assess their understanding of the previous week’s lesson.

 40 min
Explain and Explore
 
Students are guided through detailed analysis of the subject material by the tutor. The aim is to break up material so that it can be manageably understood and retained by students.

 30 min
Practice and Performance
A practical session where students are guided on how to answer math questions
and offered feedback on their answers and working out.

 10min
Synthesise
 
Students test their mastery of the concepts presented through a short quiz. Real
time feedback is given to identify areas for further practice.

Term course
program

Since we care about getting your child ahead, we teach our classes a term in advance of school to give your child the best opportunity to succeed.

Potentia term 1 Oct - Dec

Potentia Term 1

Lesson 1: Operating with surds review

Lesson 2: Applications and problem solving with Surds

Lesson 3: Surds Review & Topic Test

Lesson 4: Compound interest and depreciation

Lesson 5: Problem solving and application to financial situations

Lesson 6: Interest and depreciation Review & Topic Test

Lesson 7: Probabilities of two-step and three step experiments

Lesson 8: Dependent and independent events

Lesson 9: Introduction to conditional probability

Lesson 10: Probability Review and Topic Test

Potentia term 2 Jan - April

Potentia Term 2

Lesson 1: Solving simultaneous linear equations

Lesson 2: Solving monic quadratic equations

Lesson 3: Mixed examples and techniques

Lesson 4: Rearranging literal equations and harder topic examples

Lesson 5: Linear and quadratic equations Review & Topic Test

Lesson 6: Introduction to index laws

Lesson 7: Using the index laws for negative and fractional indices

Lesson 8: Indices Review & Topic Test

Lesson 9: Review of Terms 1 & 2

Lesson 10: Half Yearly Test

Potentia term 3 April - July

Potentia Term 3

Lesson 1: Review of right angled trigonometry ratios

Lesson 2: Using the results

Lesson 3: Solving simple trigonometric equations

Lesson 4: The sine rule and cosine rule

Lesson 5: Non-right angled trigonometry Review & Topic Test

Lesson 6: Review of data and mean, median and mode

Lesson 7: Determine quartiles and interquartile range

Lesson 8: Independent and dependent variables in bivariate data

Lesson 9: Data Review & Topic Test

Lesson 10: Graphs: Converting units

Potentia term 4 July - Sept

Potentia Term 4

Lesson 1: Review of graphing straight lines using x and y intercepts

Lesson 2: Finding the equation of the axis of symmetry of a parabola

Lesson 3: Graphing hyperbolas

Lesson 4: Graphing cubics

Lesson 5: Recognising equations and features of a variety of non-linear graphs

Lesson 6: Graphics Review and Topic Test

Lesson 7: Review of Year 9 materials

Lesson 8: Review of Year 10 Terms 1 & 2*

Lesson 9: Review of Year 10 Terms 3 & 4*

Lesson 10: Yearly Exam (Years 9 & 10)

Results

Improve your mark and rank at school by getting a head start on your subject. Potentia courses are three months (one term) in advance of the school year. Vertical streaming ensures that all students can be extended to their level of ability.

Confidence

As you achieve success build confidence in your ability. This will help you not just at high school but in your journey of lifelong learning.

Foundation

Continue to build a solid foundation for your future success both at school and in life. Learning at Potentia helps you to be expert inr your subject which prepares you for post-school learning.

Learning philosophy

Learning materials


Constantly updated to reflect curriculum changes as well as best practice in learning, our materials are uniquely developed by highly trained teachers with many years’ experience.

Expert tutors

From recent HSC high achiever mentors to qualified professional teachers with subject expertise, all our tutors are trained in our unique system.

Continuous tutor training

We’re at the forefront of teaching and learning leadership, continually adapting our programs and approach to ensure the very best educational experience for your child.

Learning software

Enhancing our face-to-face teaching, our leading platform provides additional material to aid learning, as well as online assessment and reporting so we can monitor your child’s progress.

Power sessions

Power Sessions reinforce the concepts explored in our Excel class groups, pairing your child with other high-performers in a small work group to review materials and practice study skills.

Wellbeing

We look after the whole child, not just their results. As the only tutoring college working with psychologists, we provide opportunities to learn additional life skills to foster both learning and wellbeing.

Learning Hubs

Designed to optimise your child’s learning experience and provide a safe, welcoming space, our tech-enabled classrooms provide digital screens and interactive digital whiteboards. We also offer quiet study areas, kitchen facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Feedback Loop

Potentia’s proven process of continual improvement draws on current best practice in achieving great performance – proactively supporting your child to unlock their potential.