We love our local wildlife and wanted to make everyone coming to/from the classroom aware of the local fauna in the area. Creatures are usually small and see you coming, but as the rain sets in during Winter, please be on the lookout for critters that may be on the footpath and give them plenty of room 🐸🐍🦎🐢
Secondly, a notice to be safe on the driveway during the rain. The surface may be slippery and it might be safer to walk over the grassed area as it will provide more grip!
We currently have positions available in Year 11 and 12 Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Call us if you would like some HSC assistance.
Following the success of our Year 12 HSC classes covering Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, we are very pleased to announce that in the 4:00pm-6:00pm timeslots, Year 11 classes have opened up for all subject areas.
Just a reminder- all year 11 tutoring lessons revolve around the NEW HSC syllabus. As a teacher I have already prepared content, questions, and will be able to lead the 2018 and 2019 students to HSC success.
We are now a one-stop resource for all things Science in the Wollongong region for senior (HSC) students. As the new syllabus comes in, it offers some new elements which we can offer to a wide range of students. If you want to ask us about Depth Studies for your subject, please get in touch with us for how we can help you.
We have a new toy!
This is a microscope which can attach to your smart-phone and take pictures (60x magnified) of what you see- perfect for integrating science experiments with current technology.
This is available free for all of our students to use and could be helpful for those independent research investigations.
We will be having some fun with this in some upcoming posts and trying to get you to guess what we are looking at.
Check our Facebook page for examples!
I have had a few nicknames over the years, but I have 2 favourites. The funniest is Miss Frizzle, because, like the cartoon character, I have bright red hair, eccentric dress sense and an enthusiastic love of science. I even have a pet lizard!
The second is my favourite: Hinestein! I apparently talk about Einstein a lot and my last name is Hines.
What has been your best moment as a teacher?
I don’t have one specific moment, more a series of them. I love it when students have been working hard to understand an idea, then they finally have that ‘lightbulb’ moment. I also appreciate when the most unexpected students love your subject because it means they can see your enthusiasm and passion.
How have your students described you?
I have been described as firm, but fair. My classroom runs on mutual respect and a genuine love for both my job and scientific knowledge.
How do you help students achieve their goals?
I listen to their goal and why they wish to achieve it. It does not matter what that goal is, whether they simply wish to pass or achieve 100%, I will do my best to help. I ensure there is a mix of written work, colourful notes, auditory explanations and hands on activities.
Anything else to add?
I try to have an infectious passion for teaching science. I have a genuine care and respect for each and everyone of my students. I also try to build rapport and get to know my students, so they feel comfortable with asking for help.
If you have a question, ask in the comments below 🙂