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Specialty Tuition in HSC & Selective English

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“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results”
– Winston Churchill 

82% of our students have achieved a Band 6 in HSC English.
was the highest HSC Advanced English mark obtained from our students.
of our primary students received an offer into an OC and selective high school in 2020.
of our high school students came 1st in their school cohort for English in 2021 (James Ruse, Sydney Grammar, Knox, Manly Selective (x2), Newtown Performing Arts, Willoughby Girls & Chatswood).

HSC English

Our high school English courses are accelerated programs to provide students with an in-depth understanding of English fundamentals and prescribed school texts to ensure students feel confident with all facets of the school curriculum. Students gain an appreciation for English and an extensive range of text types and literary genres. With expert knowledge of the HSC prescribed texts, we help students unpack their relevant texts for the HSC English modules and provide tailored support during their HSC journey.

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OC & Selective English

Our Opportunity Class and Selective School Placement Test courses help students develop strong reading and comprehension skills and improve their creative and persuasive writing skills. We provide a comprehensive approach to preparing students for the OC and Selective School Placement Tests using a wide range of text types, literary genres, and advanced vocabulary. Students are able to integrate their learning with regular homework provided.

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Learning Management System

Our Opportunity Class and Selective  School Test Course students gain access to weekly homework online where they can practice their reading and writing skills.

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Years of collective teaching experience



Students supported



High schools across NSW

English Specialists


Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (USYD) (Distinction WAM)

Salina is the Head of English at Scholardome. She has an extensive background in helping numerous students from a wide array of private and top selective schools in Sydney achieve phenomenal results in English. With over 11 years of teaching experience, Salina brings specialised knowledge in helping students meticulously craft essays and develop their penchant for imaginative expressions. Salina helps students develop their confidence to perform their best by making lessons engaging and comprehensible and is passionate about building strong foundations and knows how to tailor lessons to best suit students’ individual needs and learning styles. Salina graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney with a Distinction WAM and worked as a consultant at a top international professional services firm.


Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (MQ) (Merit Scholar & Macquarie University Merit Scholarship Recipient)

James has helped students from a vast array of public, private and top selective schools in NSW make remarkable achievements in English for over 13 years. James has an uncanny ability to engage students and break down key concepts and complex ideas in an understandable and relatable way and has helped students to not only make dramatic improvements but find a greater appreciation of English through his unique teaching methodologies. James graduated as a Merit Scholar at Macquarie University and was the recipient of Macquarie University’s highest undergraduate university scholarship for academic merit. He is admitted as a solicitor in NSW and has worked as a lawyer and consultant at a top international professional services firm prior to pursuing his passion for education.


Thought Development

Students learn how to think critically and develop insight - we don't teach students what to think but how to think

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Specialised Lessons

Our private and group lessons focus on students' individual needs and are tailored to their school assessments and HSC preparation

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Accelerated Learning

Students under our tutelage may accelerate 1-3 years ahead of the school curriculum

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English Mastery

We help students to think beyond exceptional results and develop a mastery of the English language

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Our Students

We have mentored students from over 105+ high schools in NSW:


We make learning meaningful to nurture critical thinkers, and articulate and creative communicators.

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