Highly regarded English literature and Philosophy tutor with a focus on fostering creative, critical and higher order thinking.

Talent 100 Mentor
Aayushi Talwar
Learning Centre
University of Sydney (2019- current)
• Doctor of Medicine
Australian National University (2014-2017)
• Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Literature and Film Theory
  • Dean’s List Scholar at the Australian National University and recipient of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Literature and Film Theory.
  • Top mark in year 12 English and year 12 Philosophy at Narrabundah College.

My top 5 study tips

1Be curious! If you're reading something you don't like, ask yourself why you don't like it, and start from there. Any time a book makes you feel something, that's an opportunity for further exploration. Literature is a conversation, so don't be afraid to ask questions.

2If something seems too hard, or no fun, do it again and do it A LOT. Focussing on the things that come easy won't do you any favours, but if you can wrap your head around the harder bits you'll find yourself much more confident and relaxed overall.

3Try everything! You'll never know if a study style suits you unless you've tried it. Try reading out loud, writing practice questions and responses, making flashcards of literary techniques. The right way to learn is the one that works for you.

4Be concise, be clear and be convincing. There's no benefit in sounding like a thesaurus if the thrust of your essay is lost in the pretty language, so focus on crafting an airtight argument and the rest will follow.

5Don't compare yourself to your friends; remember that you're all on your own journeys, and focus on celebrating your successes and learning from your missteps.

Great futures begin with great HSC results

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