Tim Murray



Member since
03/05/2017

Tim Murray

An experienced educator with a focus on equipping teachers to help their students to analyse texts and write well.

I have been teaching in Government and Non-Government schools since 2003 and have a particular interest in developing approaches to teaching and learning that enhance students' skills in analysing and responding to various texts. I also aim to equip teachers to mark student work and provide meaningful feedback via practical and strategic learning activities and resources.

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HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

Great resources and lots of relevant information that was effectively broken down.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

The material was relevant and of good quality.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

The information contained in the course for the most part was very helpful.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

The course reviewed the fundamentals of Section 1 in a simple but thorough way. It provided some practical teaching strategies and useful teaching exercises.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

Apologies for the minimal response in the previous surveys- didn’t realise you couldn’t go back!

The teaching strategies and tips were relevant. Would be good to have further examples on the new syllabus. Still relevant and in depth.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

This course was of high quality, provided excellent resources and was very relevant.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

Quality was excellent and relevance is essential to better teaching of Paper 1 This was a fantastic online course that provided excellent resources and necessary knowledge for marking, creating and teaching English HSC Paper 1.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

Excellent. Great examples.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

I thought the quality and relevance were spot on.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

This was thorough, explicit and the skills and resources were highly relevant to the syllabus outcomes. This was a thorough course with explicit activities. All information was displayed clearly and the examples and samples were well chosen and highly relevant to the syllabus.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

I found the course quite relevant as our next task in my HSC Advanced English class is to revise the ‘Human Experiences’ module. Some of the suggestions, protocols and resources supplied will be extremely useful. For example I perhaps need to more closely reference the outcomes and performance descriptors of the course and not just the rubric, as I have been doing.. The LPSTARC protocol would be useful in analysing any text, not just the sample texts for Section One of the exam.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

This was an excellent course! So well laid out, with fantastic explanations and examples to guide me. As a newer teacher it was a tremendous help as I am still learning how to mark confidently – this has given me the tools I need to be able to do so. What a course! As a newer teacher, this course has given me the confidence and skills to mark English HSC courses. Building on what I already knew, the activities were relevant and the resources were extremely helpful!

Emily C
Wagga Wagga Christian College

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/10/2020

Some helpful explanations and resources, particularly for classroom teaching.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
08/07/2020

Relevant and concise

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
27/04/2020

This is really relevant to teachers who are teaching senior English courses.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
27/04/2020

The quality and relevance of the course content enabled me to improve the exam preparation strategies that I will use in future

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
27/04/2020

The activities for each modules does little to enhance my current understanding and knowledge of Paper 1.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
27/04/2020

This course was fabulous. The resources provided were very helpful. HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts was an excellent course. It gave me more confidence to prepare students for paper 1 of the new syllabus. Well presented, very thorough and great resources for the classroom. Many thanks.

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
27/04/2020

The course was relevant to my work as an English teacher and used current syllabus materials and samples. The practical guided marking activities were helpful in allowing me to determine my ability to apply the knowledge and understanding in the course.
Katrina – Parkes Christian School

HSC English Paper 1 Section I – becoming a better teacher and marker of unseen texts - Tim Murray
18/04/2020

Great quality, variety and very relevant. No