Our academic structure
A subject as complex as English can only be cultivated by a pedagogical approach that’s holistic and highly individualised. Students at Delta have full access to all the following components:
Unlimited 1-on-1 tutorials
Upon enrolment, all students are allocated a personalised, ongoing mentor. Unlimited 1-on-1 tutorials are available with your mentor to rigorously address your weaknesses, and prepare for upcoming assessment tasks.
Personalised & Tailored
Your mentor tailors the lesson to your specific needs. After each lesson, you'll receive an individualised plan of tasks to complete, ensuring your marks improve through practice.
School Assessment Driven
Your mentor specialises in teaching students from your school. During the 1-on-1 tutorials, they'll help you deconstruct your assessment notifications, and give you the exact steps to excel.
You schedule 1-on-1 tutorials directly with your mentor. It's designed to be flexible to your needs, whenever you require it.
Unlimited Essay Marking
One-on-one feedback on your practice essays and school assessments. Submissions are always marked by your personalised mentor to facilitate in-depth feedback.
Each submission receives the following:
- 500 Words Of Feedback Per Script Minimum
- Available 24/7 (Including Breaks And Holidays)
- Always Marked by Your State Ranking Mentor
- Average 90-Hour Turn Around Time
- Can Expedite For Urgent/Upcoming Assessments
- Can Accept Any Writing For English: Essays, Speeches, Creating Writing, Comprehension, Extension 1
How it works
Click through the options below to see how the marking process works.1. Get Overall Feedback 2. Ask Specific Questions 3. Get Detailed Explanations 4. Extensive In-Line Notations 5. Holistic Refinement
An overall comment is provided that summarises the main strengths and weaknesses of the student’s essay. A mark is given so that the student is aware of how the essay would fare in the actual HSC marking centre.
Students are encouraged to include questions, ask for advice or suggestions in their essays. Here, our student has asked rather involved question about her essay structure.
For issues that require more attention than just a simple correction or suggestion, your marker will provide a detailed explanation that addresses your concerns. Here, our marker has explained vital concepts that are essential in high-scoring HSC English essays.
Extensive in-line additions, deletions, corrections and suggestions are made to improve the student’s writing style, articulation and flair. It’s these factors that distinguish reasonable results from spectacular results.
Comments about the student’s approach, writing style, structure and textual analysis are made in the margins to provide holistic critique of the student’s essay, facilitating improvement towards the highest band.
Two hour, skill-based classes where you receive insider knowledge on how to score the top marks
Taught by a highly experienced state ranker with inside-out knowledge of the new syllabus, you'll perfect your understanding of textual analysis of your prescribed text, HSC rubric outcomes and examination technique. Classes are organised by text (Year 12) to our tuition remains relevant to your specific requirements.
Text Specific Material
Tertiary-grade course material that is text-specific, comprehensive analysis providing you with an unfair advantage for the new syllabus
Extremely comprehensive course material is provided for each student weekly. All of our course material is written and/or co-ordinated by our own state-ranking academic staff, who have spent thousands of hours researching, writing and compiling 200+ page course booklets for each text prescribed in Year 12. All material have been refreshed and tailored for the new syllabus.
- Orwell, 1984
- Poetry of Rosemary Dobson
- Poetry of Kenneth Slessor
- Miller, The Crucible
- Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
- Yousafzai/Lamb, I Am Malala
- O’Mahoney, Go Back To Where You Came From
- Walker, Waste Land
- Shakespeare’s Richard III & Pacino’s Looking for Richard
- Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway & Daldry’s The Hours
- Donne’s poetry and Edson’s W;t
- Keats’ poetry and Campion’s Bright Star
- Plath’s Ariel and Hughes’ Birthday Letters
- Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Atwood’s Hag-Seed
- Dickens’ Great Expectations
- Ishiguro’s An Artist of the Floating World
- Eliot’s Selected Poems
- Malouf’s Earth Hour
- Ibsen’s A Doll’s House
- Nabokov’s Speak, Memory
- Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck
- Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1
- Kate Chopin, The Awakening,
- Elizabeth Harrower, The Fun of the Fair
- Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis,
- Nam Le, Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice
- Colum McCann, Thirteen Ways of Looking
- Colum McCann, What Time Is It Now, Where You Are?
- Rohinton Mistry, The Ghost of Firozsha Baag
- Helen Garner, How To Marry Your Daughters
- Siri Hustvedt, Eight Days in a Corset
- George Orwell, Politics and the English Language
- Zadie Smith, That Crafty Feeling
- Margaret Atwood, Spotty Handed Villainesses
- Geraldine Brooks, A Home In Fiction
- Noel Pearson, Eulogy for Gough Whitlam