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About Save My HSC

Students learn when they are inspired. Informative English tutoring improves comprehension in nearly every single subject. Save My HSC's mission is to treat our English texts with love and respect so that students can find the beautiful gems of information that drive them towards authentic understanding.

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Tutor Profile

Paul tutor


Standard English, Advanced English, Extension 1 English, Extension 2 English, English as a Second Language

Paul has been tutoring for over half a decade. He knows exactly how to prepare students for their English HSC. From essays to creative writing and all the comprehension in-between, he will build skills and confidence in students. Paul earned himself a Master of Publishing at the prestigious University of Sydney which has honed his reading, writing and teaching abilities. His secret weapon for sharpening student grades is his immense love for literature, film and art. Paul knows and understands all the well-known texts, and he always does his best to fire a tiny piece of this devotion into the minds of the people he teaches. He assists students in weaving contextual information into succinct, comprehendible paragraphs.

Sample Texts

Paul has become familiar with a number of texts that are associated with the high school curriculum and often re-reads texts to deepen his level of understanding. As well as the prescribed texts, he has a large list of related material to augment his ability to assist students. 

Here are a few of the HSC texts that he is familiar with: 

Area of Study

  • Gow, Michael, Away
  • Gray, Robert, selected poetry
  • O’Mahoney, Ivan, Go Back to Where You Came From – Series 1, Episodes 1, 2 and 3 and The Response
  • Shakespeare, William, The Tempest
  • Bradley, James, Wrack
  • Winch, Tara June, Swallow the Air
  • Bryson, Bill, A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • Guevara, Ernesto 'Che', The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Harrison, Jane, Rainbow's End
  • Lee, Ang, Life of Pi
  • Dobson, Rosemary, selected poetry
  • Frost, Robert, selected poetry
  • Nasht, Simon, Frank Hurley - The Man Who Made History

Standard Module A

  • Lee, Ang, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Misto, John, The Shoe-Horn Sonata
  • Stewart, Douglas, selected poetry
  • Tykwer, Tom, Run Lola Run
  • Lawler, Ray, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
  • Komninos, selected poetry
  • Paterson, AB 'Banjo', selected poetry
  • Speeches
  • Lawson, Henry, selected short stories
  • Misto, John, The Shoe-Horn Sonata
  • Stewart, Douglas selected poetry

Advanced Module A

  • Shakespeare, William, King Richard III AND Pacino, Al, Looking for Richard
  • Austen, Jane, Pride and Prejudice AND Weldon, Fay, Letters to Alice on First Reading of Jane Austen
  • Orwell, George, Nineteen Eighty-Four AND Lang, Fritz, Metropolis
  • Joyce, James, Dubliners AND Heaney, Seamus, selected poetry
  • Donne, John selected poetry AND Edson, Margaret, W;t
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò, The Prince AND Shakespeare, William, Julius Caesar

Standard Module B

  • Haddon, Mark, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Howard, Ron, A Beautiful Mind
  • Noonuccal, Oodgeroo, selected poetry
  • Owen, Wilfred, selected poetry
  • Shakespeare, William, The Merchant of Venice
  • Day, Marele, The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender

Advanced Module B

  • Eliot, TS, selected poetry
  • Shakespeare, William, Hamlet
  • Speeches: Anwar Sadat, Paul Keating, Margaret Atwood, Noel Pearson, William Deane, Doris Lessing, Geraldine Brooks
  • Welles, Orson, Citizen Kane
  • Yeats, William Butler, selected poetry
  • Ondaatje, Michael, In the Skin of a Lion
  • Winton, tim, Cloudstreet

Standard Module C

  • Anderson, MT, Feed
  • Burke, JC, The Story of Tom Brennan
  • Daldry, Stephen, Billy Elliot
  • Herrick, Steven, The Simple Gift
  • Russell, Willy, Educating Rita
  • Gaita, Raimond, Romulus, My Father

Advanced Module C

  • de Botton, Alain, The Art of Travel
  • de Heer, Rolf, Ten Canoes
  • Huxley, Aldous, Brave New World
  • Wright, Judith, selected poetry
  • Levinson, Barry, Wag the Dog
  • Shakespeare, William, King Henry IV, Part 1
  • Miller, Arthur, The Crucible
  • Auden, WH, selected poetry
  • Reynolds, Henry, Why Weren't We Told?
  • Toibin, Colm, Brooklyn
  • White, Patrick, The Tree of Man
  • Wright, Judith, selected poetry


  • Beckett, Samuel, Waiting for Godot
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, selected 
  • Herbert, Frank, Dune
  • Le Carré, John, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  • Parisot, Dean, Galaxy Quest
  • Plath, Sylvia, selected poetry
  • Scott, Ridley, Blade Runner – The Director’s Cu
  • Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein
  • Wordsworth, William, selected poetry
  • Le Guin, Ursula, The Left Hand of Darkness
  • Clooney, George, Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein

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