Head Tutor (English)
Hey guys! My name is Fady Farid and I recently graduated as a part of the class of 2020 at Parramatta Marist High School with an ATAR of 96.55, whereby I was fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity to study Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2021. In my final year of High school i chose to study English advanced, Math advanced, Physics, PDHPE and Engineering studies but my favourite subject by far was English advanced. I can already see the perturbed expressions on your face as you realise that of all the subjects in the world I could have chosen to be my passion, it had to be English and it's understandable, not many people share my seemingly absurd passion. That’s exactly what I intend to change, to show you the beauty of English, as this is the crux behind many students loathing for the subject. Most students feel like English is pointless, all you do is read books written decades, if not centuries ago, by random authors who hold no importance in their lives and are enslaved to an institution that forces them to aimlessly compose “meaningful” essays to questions that only bring sorrow and anguish to you poor students. What if I told you this isn’t the case? What if, you only hate English because you haven’t been exposed to what the subject truly means? What if, you struggle to connect and empathise with these seemingly pointless texts because you haven’t been guided towards the truth they hold out for you to see? All it takes is the courage to seek the truth and embrace the lessons taught by literature and I hope that I can help you achieve this elusive meaning. As an individual who has experienced the ambiguousness and uncertainty of the new syllabus I understand the apprehension you may face as you begin your HSC journey but have no fear, help is always near. Here at FCT, I am not only your tutor but a companion, a friend and a guide who is with you every step of the way. I may be teaching you how to perfect your essay structure or adjusting your vocabulary to better suit a certain text but through it all, I'm here to support and strengthen you throughout this challenging year. I hope that in the future I will be honoured enough to assist you throughout your HSC journey whilst introducing you to the beauty of literature, a beauty that many shun due to a hatred that has become inextricably connected with the subject. Even though I have completed my HSC, my passion for the subject has never faltered and I wish to pass this earnestness onto you for none can excel at that which they despise. For this reason I truly enjoy the opportunity to teach English as it allows me to pass on the knowledge I have acquired from HSC markers and teachers alike, to instill within my students the same enthusiasm and excitement I hold for this edifying subject and to reveal to you the fascinating possibilities and meanings literature holds. I can’t wait to start this journey with you and i hope that you achieve all your dreams and goals in the years to come!