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: Algebraic products: Addition and Subtraction of Algebraic fractions

Lesson 2: Algebraic products: Expanding binomial denominators

Lesson 3: Algebraic products: Recognising and applying perfect squares

Lesson 4: Algebraic products Review and Topic Test

Lesson 5: Surds: Simplifying Surds

Lesson 6: Surds: Applications and problem solving

Lesson 7: Surds Review and Topic Test

Lesson 8: Surface area and volume: Composite shapes, rectangular and triangular prisms

Lesson 9: Surface area and volume: Cylinders, Pyramids, Cones, Spheres

Lesson 10: Surface area review and topic test

Potentia term 2 Jan - April

Potentia Term 2

Lesson 1: Algebraic factors: Factorising common factors

Lesson 2: Algebraic factors: Factorising quadratic expressions

Lesson 3: Algebraic factors: Mixed factorising

Lesson 4: Algebraic factors: factorising and simplifying algebraic fractions

Lesson 5: Algebraic factors review and topic test

Lesson 6: Trigonometry and Pythagoras’ Theorem: sine, cosine and tangent

Lesson 7: Trigonometry and Pythagoras’ Theorem: Applications and problem solving

Lesson 8: Trigonometry and Pythagoras’ Theorem Review and Topic Test

Lesson 9: Review of Term 1 and 2

Lesson 10: Half Yearly Test

Potentia term 3 April - July

Potentia Term 3

Lesson 1: Coordinate Geometry: Midpoint and Gradient Formula

Lesson 2: Coordinate Geometry: Equation of a line

Lesson 3: Coordinate Geometry: Linear Equations

Lesson 4: Coordinate Geometry: Application and problem solving

Lesson 5: Coordinate Geometry Review and Topic Test

Lesson 6: Linear Equations and Inequations

Lesson 7: Quadratic and Cubic Equations

Lesson 8: Solving Equations involving substitution into formula

Lesson 9: Linear and Quadratic Equations Review and Topic Test

Lesson 10: Congruent and Similar Figures

Potentia term 4 July - Sept

Potentia Term 4

Lesson 1: Congruent and Similar Figures: Tests for congruent triangles

Lesson 2: Congruent and Similar Figures: Similarity, scale factor and ratios

Lesson 3: Congruent and Similar Figures: Angle sum of a polygon

Lesson 4: Congruent and Similar Figures Review and Topic Test

Lesson 5: Introduction to Earnings (Wages, Salaries, hourly rates, penalty rates etc..)

Lesson 6: Investing money (Simple interest)

Lesson 7: Earning money review and topic test

Lesson 8: Review Terms 1 and 2

Lesson 9: Review Terms 3 and 4

Lesson 10: Yearly Exam

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.