HSC Student Testimonials

Mat was my tutor through all of Year 12 and he helped improve my marks dramatically. He knows the syllabuses and texts thoroughly and knows the different ways to answer tricky questions and please the markers! His lessons are lighthearted and easy to digest. Thanks, Mat, for being a great teacher!

Dom D

Hornsby, HSC 2020

Honestly, the best English tutor you will find. It is guaranteed Mat will help you improve your skills considerably in any period of time.

Mebin L

Newcastle, HSC 2020

Best English tutor out there! He helped pull my grades out of the ditch and truely appreciate English and literature. Thanks mat for all of the help!

Shelby N

Sydney Grammar, HSC 2020

Mat is an incredible English tutor and has been supporting me in my learning for 5 years and most of my high school period. He genuinely loves English and teaching his students, and that comes across so clearly in our weekly lessons. Every lesson we had was different and exciting with new content, skills or practice exercises and unseen texts. Mat helped me greatly improve my essay writing which was so helpful when I studied the International Baccalaureate (IB). I would especially like to acknowledge and appreciate his willingness to explore a completely different course, the IB, despite his focus on HSC in his other students. Mat always ensured that he knew my texts well, even with some very obscure novels, and continually challenged me to develop new and fresh readings of the texts. He also supplemented my own ideas with unique thoughts of his own, which never ceased to provoke interesting conversations about different perspectives on the texts. I cannot recommend Mat enough, not only in his skill and expertise in English, but also for his friendly and laid-back character. I strongly believe that all students would greatly benefit from Mat's teaching. With Mat's incredible guidance and advice, I am proud to say that I have achieved the highest grade in English Higher Level for my final exams, and placed first in my cohort in the subject. Thank you so much Mat!

Emily S

Sydney, International Baccalaureate 2020

Mat was my English tutor for year 12. I began tutoring just before the trial exams, and in the time between the trials and the hsc I noticed a significant improvement in my ability to interpret stimulus myself. Mat’s tutoring sessions are very well planned and allowed me to focus on specific areas I needed to improve on. I would 100% recommend Mat as an English tutor, as he helped me a lot to achieve the best I could for the hsc English exams.

Benjamin R

Sydney, HSC 2020

Learning English from you has both boosted my confidence and my understanding of English. Before, I was unsure of what I was doing or how to make sense of the new English syllabus, but after I learnt from you, I had a whole different perspective on how to attack texts and create more cohesive essays. You later gave me tools to analyse not only text for exams, but how these can be applied to the real world and the implications it has. And for that I am very thankful.


St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton, HSC 2019

Mat was my tutor for years 11 and 12 and it was one of the best decisions I made. He helped improve my English skills so much. His wealth of knowledge made me really appreciate the nature of this subject. I ended up with a Band 5 overall and English was my top mark which I couldn’t be happier about. I definitely recommend Mat to anyone who needs an extra boost with their English!


Tamworth, HSC 2019

Mat's got a great teaching style and helped nurture my love for English! He definitely goes above and beyond.


Sydney Grammar, HSC 2018

… thank you for your help with English. I really appreciate the effort you put in and I’ll be sure to recommend you to other students if that’s okay with you!


Tara Anglican School for Girls, HSC 2018

Hi Mat! First of all I'd like to thank myself for choosing you as my English tutor for three years. My decision was an excellent one and without it, I would have chosen a lesser tutor. I'd also like to thank my parents for having me in the first place so I could grow up to choose a great tutor and get a band 6 for English Advanced. I'm now studying Economics and my confidence in writing and speaking is indeed a valuable asset! Oh and I should also say thanks to Mat!


Sydney, HSC 2017

Joining online tutoring with Mat in my final year of school was one of the best decisions I made in Year 12. Originally, I was a little apprehensive joining online tutoring through Skype, however the flexibility and comfort of tutoring in your own home (especially in my pyjamas) proved to be more beneficial than any other tutorials I had and thanks to him, I scored myself a Band 5 in English Advanced. Mat’s passion and love for English is contagious and my attitude towards literature completely changed because of him. Definitely recommend!


Riverside Girls High, HSC 2017

Mat is a great teacher, and always gave me exceptionally clear and direct guidance in my English work. He explains things in a straightfoward manner, and helped me rationalise and make sense of several texts and the relevant concepts within them, as well as developing clarity in my own writing. I thank him for all his work and cannot recommend him enough!

Nicholas D

Conservatorium High,Sydney, HSC 2016

Hi Mat, it’s Abhi. I just wanted to let you know that I got a 92 for English! I also got a 98.55 atar, which I’m so over the moon about. Anyway, thank you so much for all the help, advice and guidance that you’ve given me over the last few months. As well as all the essays you’ve marked, emails and discussions! I couldn’t have done it without all of those things.


Sydney, HSC 2014

Mathew is an absolutely amazing tutor who allowed me to reach my full potential in English and pulled me from the pit of band 3 into the luxurious band 5 category.


Georges River Grammar, HSC 2014

Mat was a phenomenal tutor who helped me during my HSC in 2011. He has a wealth of knowledge and genuinely cares about the students he teaches. The passion, energy, and insights he brought to each lesson has shaped the way I write and think about English as a subject and language. Even whilst studying engineering at university, I have found that his lessons have continued to benefit me throughout the years. I would highly recommend him to any student who wishes to write well for the HSC and beyond. (1st place for English Extension 2 and 3rd place for English Extension 1, Georges River Grammar HSC 2011)


Georges River Grammar, HSC 2011