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
Sythesise
 
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

Potentia term 1 Oct - Dec

Potentia Term 1

Week 1    Algebra: Formulae and equations 1 Calculation of distance, speed, time, changing the subject of the formula
Week 2    Algebra: Formulae and equations 2 Blood alcohol questions and limitations of estimating BAC
Week 3    Algebra: Formulae and equations 3 Medical Dosage and further BAC questions
Week 4    Algebra: Linear relationships 1
Week 5    Algebra: Linear relationships 2
Week 6    Test on Formulae and linear equations
Week 7    Measurement: Precision, limits of accuracy, metric prefixes and significant figures
Week 8    Measurement: Perimeter and area
Week 9    Measurement: Volume and surface area 1
Week 10    Measurement: Volume and surface area 2

Potentia term 2 Jan - April

Potentia Term 2

Week 1    Measurement: Trapezoidal Rule
Week 2    Measurement: Trapezoidal Rule
Week 3    Measurement: Units of energy and mass
Week 4    Measurement: Energy consumption
Week 5    Measurement: Review Test
Week 6    Measurement: Working with time 1
Week 7    Measurement: Working with time 2
Week 8    Measurement: Working with time 3
Week 9    Measurement: Working with time 4
Week 10    Measurement: Review Test

Potentia term 3 April - July

Potentia Term 3

Week 1    Financial Mathematics: Simple interest, GST, Profit and Loss in absolute and percentage terms
Week 2    Financial Mathematics: Depreciation, Straight line method calculations
Week 3    Financial Mathematics: Earning and Managing Money - Weekly, fortnightly, monthly, daily, hourly pay rates and penalty rates
Week 4    Financial Mathematics: Earning and Managing Money - Income tax calculations 1
Week 5    Financial Mathematics: Earning and Managing Money - Income tax calculations 2
Week 6    Financial Mathematics: Budgeting and household expenses 1 Electricity, water, gas usage calculations
Week 7    Financial Mathematics: Budgeting and household expenses 2 Plan for the purchase and maintenance of a car
Week 8    Financial Mathematics: Budgeting and household expenses 3 Personal budgets and budgeting 1
Week 9    Financial Mathematics: Budgeting and household expenses 3 Personal budgets and budgeting 2
Week 10    Review Test – Financial Mathematics

Potentia term 4 July - Sept

Potentia Term 4

Week 1    Introduction to statistical analysis
Week 2    Statistical Analysis – Data collection methods for a population or samples, classifying data
Week 3    Statistical Analysis – Organising data: tabular and graphical representations about: driver behaviour, accident statistics, BAC, running costs of motor vehicle, insurance, depreciation, rainfall, hourly, temperature, household and personal water usage
Week 4    Statistical Analysis – Mode, mean and median, measures of central tendency, Quartlies and IQR, box-plots
Week 5    Statistical Analysis – Review Test 1
Week 6    Statistical Analysis – Relative frequency and probability 1
Likely chance of occurrence, tree diagrams, two-stage events
Week 7    Statistical Analysis – Relative frequency as an estimate of probability
Week 8    Review Test – Statistical Analysis
Week 9    Course Review Test
Week 10    Course Review Test
 

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.