Year 11
Yr 12
Chemistry

Year 12 HSC Chemistry Tutoring

Our Difference

Small Class. Same Price.

Single-Digit Student Classes

We know students are easily distracted and forgotten about in large classes, so we limit our classes to small, single-digit student numbers. Our average class size of 6 students support collaborative learning while simultaneously allowing you to receive the individual attention and care you need to succeed.

2 Hour Lessons

Through continuous feedback from our students, our lessons have undergone countless revisions to ensure that you are learning efficiently. We understand time is limited, so we make sure our lessons are worth your time and effort.

Tailored Learning

At Cognito, we adopt an interactive teaching approach that actively involves students in the learning process. Our tutors ask students questions throughout the lesson and offer continuous feedback to their responses to practice questions. This ensures that all students develop a deep understanding of the concepts rather than just memorising them.

Unmatched Resources

Each lesson, receive a printed booklet with colour-coded notes written by our subject specialists that comprehensively cover every dot point in the NESA syllabus. Our booklets are filled with unique HSC-style practice questions, homework and detailed solutions. We are proud to offer our students the best HSC notes in the industry.

HSC Chemistry Tutoring Notes

Exceptional Teachers

We are honoured to have the best tutors in New South Wales on our team. From state rankers to top ATAR achievers, academic achievement is only the beginning. Our HSC Chemistry, Physics and Maths tutors are role models our students can turn to for advice, mentorship, and support.

Abtin Moghadam

Abtin Moghadam

99.70
B. Sc. (Adv Maths)
Anna Wang

Anna Wang

99.45
B. Sc. (Comp. Sc.)
Bill Bao

Bill Bao

99.95
USYD Medicine
Bobby Wu

Bobby Wu

99.90
B. Adv. Sc. (Hons) / B. Sc. (Comp. Sci)
Eric Kang

Eric Kang

99.95
B. Sc. (Comp) / B. Sc. (Maths)
Eric Moon

Eric Moon

99.95
B. Sc.
Helen Gao

Helen Gao

99.60
B. Sci. / B. Adv. Studies
Helena Yang

Helena Yang

99.75
UNSW Medicine
Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman

99.95
B. Sc. / B. Adv. Sc.
Jasmine Hui

Jasmine Hui

99.55
B. Adv. Comp.
Jordan Ho

Jordan Ho

99.95
UNSW Medicine
Kerry Yang

Kerry Yang

99.85
WSU Medicine
Maggie Barnett

Maggie Barnett

99.75
Peter Zhao

Peter Zhao

B. Pharm. Med.
Philip Chen

Philip Chen

99.75
UNSW Medicine
Pouyan Babaee

Pouyan Babaee

99.65
Physiotherapy
Reanne Huang

Reanne Huang

99.50
B. Adv. Comp. / B. Sc.
Rishi Arora

Rishi Arora

99.90
B. Sc. / M. Sc. (Maths)
Will Zhao

Will Zhao

99.60
USYD Dentistry
Won Jae Lee

Won Jae Lee

99.50
B. Sc. / B. Adv. Sc.

Proven Results

Since our inception in 2020, we've taught hundreds of students from dozens of different schools and their results speak for themselves. We've combined our knowledge and experience to deliver the best education.

99.05
median ATAR of our students
99.95
highest ATAR achieved
82%
chemistry students achieved band 6

Ongoing Support

Weekly Tutorials

To supplement their learning, students can book up to 1 hour's worth of online tutorials each week. They can bring any questions they have, from our homework, or school and our brilliant teachers will guide them through. These tutorials are perfect for pre-exam preparation.

24/7 Online Support

Students are welcome to join our online Slack platform where they can ask questions 24/7! Our teachers will respond as soon as possible. Students can also ask for feedback on their responses and access exclusive resources such as past papers, worksheets and revision videos.

Workshops and Webinars

Throughout the year, in preparation for school assessments, we hold free workshops and webinars focusing on exam techniques as well as university related information such as degree selections, scholarships, medicine applications and more.

Study Space

Our newly renovated study space is available everyday during our opening hours (weekdays 4 pm – 8.30 pm, weekends 10 am – 5.30 pm). A great alternative to the library, students are welcome to come whether they have classes or not. Free wifi and snacks included!

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Young tutor helping students study for HSC Physics and Chemistry at Cognito Tuition in a classroom.

Completely Tailored Schedule

Many schools complete the modules in a different order and have unique assessment schedules. We strive to have tailored classes that will follow your school's unique progression to ensure you always stay one step ahead! If you are joining mid-module or miss a lesson, we will always catch you up through lesson videos and tutorials.

Term 1
Module 5

Standard Schedule

  • 25 September – 19 November
  • (First Week of School Holiday – School Term 4 Week 6)
  • This is our default schedule, and can be modified for each class!

Learn

1 Reversible Reactions & Equilibria
2 Collision Theory in Equilibrium Systems
3 Le Chatelier's Principle
4 Reaction Quotient & Equilibrium Constant
5 Determining & Applying Keq
6 Solubility Equilibria (Theory)
7 Solubility Equilibria (Calculations)

Exam & Review

Module 5 Exam + Review

Term 2
Module 6

Standard Schedule

  • 20 November  – 18 February
  • (School Term 4 Week 7 – School Term 1 Week 2)
  • This is our default schedule, and can be modified for each class!

Learn

1 Introduction to Acids and Bases
2 Indicators & Neutralisation Reactions
3 pH & Strength of Acids and Bases
4 Ka and Acid-Base Conjugacy
5 Acid-Base Titration
6 Titration Curves & Conductivity Graphs
7 Buffers & Applications

Exam & Review

Module 6 Exam + Review

Term 3
Module 7

Standard Schedule

  • 19 February  – 12 May
  • (School Term 1 Week 3 – School Term 2 Week 2)
  • This is our default schedule, and can be modified for each class!

Learn

1 Naming Organic Compounds
2 Safety, Economics, and the Environment
3 Reactions of Hydrocarbons
4 Reactions of Alcohols
5 Other Compounds & Reactions
6 Soaps & Properties of Organic Compounds
7 Polymers

Exam & Review

Module 7 Exam + Review

Term 4
Module 8

Standard Schedule

  • 13 May – 14 July
  • (School Term 2 Week 3 – First Week of School Holiday)
  • This is our default schedule, and can be modified for each class!

Learn

1 Monitoring & Identification of Ions
2 Quantitative Techniques & Colourimetry
3 Spectrometric Techniques & Organic Testing
4 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
5 Mass Spectrometry
6 Infrared Spectroscopy
7 Chemical Synthesis

Exam & Review

Module 8 Exam + Review

HSC Exam Preparation
Enrichment and Exams

Standard Schedule

  • 15 July – 22 September
  • (Second Week of School Holiday – School Term 3 Week 9)

4 Trial / HSC Mock Exams

Each 3-hour mock exam has been crafted by our team to perfectly mimic the style and difficulty of the HSC. Every exam you sit will be carefully marked by our talented team of tutors.

In addition, teachers who have achieved the highest marks in NSW will share their study secrets and exam techniques to help you follow in their footsteps and conquer the HSC!

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4 Exam Review Lessons

In each 2-hour exam review lesson, the tutor will walk through all mock exam questions with the students to ensure they fully understand the marking criteria. These sessions are designed to assist students in closing gaps in their understanding, boosting their exam skills, and maximise their marks.

University & Scholarships

Cognito teachers who are studying in fields including medicine, science, engineering, business and law will share unique insights and provide invaluable scholarship tips.

Young tutor helping students study for HSC Physics and Chemistry at Cognito Tuition in a classroom.

Completely Tailored Schedule

Many schools complete the modules in a different order and have unique assessment schedules. We strive to have tailored classes that will follow your school's unique progression to ensure you always stay one step ahead! If you are joining mid-module or miss a lesson, we will always catch you up through lesson videos and tutorials.

Term 1
Module 5/6

Accelerated Schedule

  • 25 September – 19 November
  • (First Week of School Holiday – School Term 4 Week 6)
  • This is our default schedule, and can be modified for each class!

Schedule

1 Solubility Equilibria (Theory)
2 Solubility Equilibria (Calculations)
3 Module 5 Exam
4 Introduction to Acids and Bases
5 Indicators & Neutralisation Reactions
6 pH & Strength of Acids and Bases
7 Ka and Acid-Base Conjugacy
8 Acid-Base Titration

Term 2
Module 6/7

Accelerated Schedule

  • 20 November  – 18 February
  • (School Term 4 Week 7 – School Term 1 Week 2)
  • This is our default schedule, and can be modified for each class!

Schedule

1 Titration Curves & Conductivity Graphs
2 Buffers & Applications
3 Module 6 Exam
4 Naming Organic Compounds
5 Safety, Economics, and the Environment
6 Reactions of Hydrocarbons
7 Reactions of Alcohols
8 Other Compounds & Reactions

Term 3
Module 7/8

Accelerated Schedule

  • 19 February  – 12 May
  • (School Term 1 Week 3 – School Term 2 Week 2)
  • This is our default schedule, and can be modified for each class!

Schedule

1 Soaps & Properties of Organic Compounds
2 Polymers
3 Module 7 Exam
4 Monitoring & Identification of Ions
5 Quantitative Techniques & Colourimetry
6 Spectrometric Techniques & Organic Testing
7 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
8 Mass Spectrometry

Term 4
Module 8 + HSC Prep

Accelerated Schedule

  • 13 May – 14 July
  • (School Term 2 Week 3 – First Week of School Holiday)
  • This is our default schedule, and can be modified for each class!

Schedule

1 Infrared Spectroscopy
2 Chemical Synthesis
3 Module 8 Exam
4 Revision Lesson
5 Revision Lesson
6 Revision Lesson
7 Mock Trial
8 Trial Enrichment

HSC Exam Preparation
Enrichment and Exams

Standard Schedule

  • 15 July – 22 September
  • (Second Week of School Holiday – School Term 3 Week 9)
  • Includes 2 weeks of flexible break aligned with your exam

4 Trial / HSC Mock Exams

Each 3-hour mock exam has been crafted by our team to perfectly mimic the style and difficulty of the HSC. Every exam you sit will be carefully marked by our talented team of tutors.

In addition, teachers who have achieved the highest marks in NSW will share their study secrets and exam techniques to help you follow in their footsteps and conquer the HSC!

icon of paper with writing on it and a tick next to it

4 Exam Review Lessons

In each 2-hour exam review lesson, the tutor will walk through all mock exam questions with the students to ensure they fully understand the marking criteria. These sessions are designed to assist students in closing gaps in their understanding, boosting their exam skills, and maximise their marks.

University & Scholarships

Cognito teachers who are studying in fields including medicine, science, engineering, business and law will share unique insights and provide invaluable scholarship tips.

Pricing

$1048 per 8-lesson Cognito term

  • 4 Cognito terms in Year 12
  • 1 Cognito term of HSC Preparation
  • $0 enrolment fee
  • Split payment options available
  • Enrolments in the middle of the term are encouraged and charged at a prorated rate
  • Multiple Subject Discount, Sibling Discount and financial assistance are available
HSC Chemistry Tutoring Notes

Inclusions

  • 2 hour weekly lesson
  • Flexibility with joining classes in person or online
  • Revision video course for each attended lesson
  • Comprehensive lesson notes and homework with worked solutions
  • End-of-module exams with a detailed post-exam breakdown
  • Detailed quizzes & exam analytics

Bonus Services

  • 1 hour of online tutorials each week via Zoom
  • 24 / 7 online platform access to the questions help forum
  • Live webinars for exam preparation, revisions, scholarship and medicine applications
  • Additional guidance and support tailored to your needs