Learn To Write A Persuasive Essay In 30 Minutes

You will learn to write a highly effective persuasive essay within the two hour lesson - guaranteed!
The lessons are on demand so you can pause, rewind and repeat as many times as you like!

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Why You Need This Course

School based essays are completely different from exam style essays. In this course, students will learn how to structure and write an effective piece of writing in less than 30 minutes. 

Over 9 mini lessons, students will learn to:

  • Formulate a contention
  • Brainstorm arguments quickly
  • Plan an essay
  • Write a winning introduction
  • Structure body paragraphs
  • Write a rebuttal statement
  • Write a conclusion

By the end of the session, students will have written a fully structured and well thought out persuasive essay!

Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up


Instant access to on demand comprehensive video recordings of live, interactive online workshops, allowing students to learn to write a persuasive essay at their own pace.


Mini lessons containing engaging activities throughout the to keep students interested and motivated. 


Support through an exclusive online community where you can ask additional questions relating to the lessons

About Thuy Pham

 As the founder of Spectrum Tuition, Thuy is incredibly passionate about helping students achieve their educational goals - with a particular interest in preparing students to scholarship and selective schools entrance exams.

Course Modules 
What’s in the course?

Course Bonuses

Enrol today to take advantage of the following bonuses! 

Bonus 01

A PDF copy of our best selling digital book 'How to write a persuasive essay in 15 minutes'

Bonus 02

Sample essay book containing high average and superior essays

Bonus 03

Essay correction for up to 3 of your essays!

What Makes Us Different?

With over 20 years experience preparing students for the Victorian Selective Schools Exam,  we've refined our course to make it as simple as possible to prepare for competitive exams. 

Flexible Options Available


Learn to write a full essay by the end of the session!


  • Learn to write a winning persuasive essay in 2 hours!
  • 365 day access
  • Essay correction and feedback
  • PDF copy of our Persuasive Writing ebook
  • Essay samples

complete package

Get access to all six modules!


  • All six modules covering all aspects of the selective schools exam, including creating writing, persuasive writing, reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and mathematical reasoning
  • 365 day access
  • Practice exam papers with full solutions 
  • BONUS $149 voucher to download a full length exam package from our digital bookstore
  • Bonus video lessons guiding students through the answers to the practice paper
  • Immediate start
  • Essay correction and feedback

Module 1: Persuasive Writing

School based essays are completely different from exam style essays. In this course, students will learn how to structure and write an effective piece of writing in less than 30 minutes. Over 9 mini lessons, students will learn to:

  • Formulate a contention
  • Brainstorm arguments quickly 
  • Plan an essay 
  • Write a winning introduction
  • Structure body paragraphs
  • Write a rebuttal statement
  • Write a conclusion
By the end of the session, students will have written a fully structured and well thought out persuasive essay! 

Module 2: Creative Writing

Creative essays can be difficult for many students because they may not know how to structure their essays effectively, brainstorm, organise and develop complex ideas effectively, put thoughts on paper and do all the above in less than 30 minutes!

This course aims to do all the above and more by teaching students how to:

  • Revise sentence structures
  • Structure creative essays
  • Plan creative essays
  • Write an engaging hook
  • Apply writing techniques to move the story forward
  • Write an effective cliffhanger and conclusion
  • Use effective techniques to quickly edit essays and write within the time limit

Module 3: Numerical Reasoning

Numerical reasoning tests a student's ability to think and reason using numbers. Student will often struggle with this area because they may not be familiar with the content, they may not have an efficient strategy or they may not know how to link topics together to have a deep enough understanding to effectively reason through increasingly complex problems within the given 30 minute timeframe.

Over 25 mini digestible lessons, this course aims to address these issues in a systematic way by guiding them through how to solve:

  • Patterns and sequences gradually increasing in difficulty
  • Number puzzles and matrices
  • Problems involving diagrams
  • Reasoning problems using arithmetic and algebra gradually increasing in difficulty

Module 4: Verbal Reasoning

Verbal reasoning measures a student's ability to think and reason using words and language. Students often find these test items difficult because they may not have a limited vocabulary, they may not have a firm grasp of English language conventions or be familiar with efficient strategies to tackle specific questions all in the space of 30 minutes!

Over 20 mini lessons, this course aims to address these problems by teaching students how to:

  • Exponentially increase students' word power
  • Become familiar with and tackle different types of questions relating to vocabulary, word relationships, classification as well as logical reasoning and deduction in a systematic way
  • Apply grammar and spelling rules to solve different types of verbal reasoning questions

Module 5: Mathematical Reasoning

Mathematical reasoning measures a student's ability to answer questions relating to number, measurement, algebra, space and data. This exam can be difficult for many students because test items can include topics that may be several years ahead of a student's existing year level. Additionally, mathematical reasoning concepts can be increasingly complex and if students are unfamiliar with how topics may link together, it will be difficult for them to select an appropriate and efficient strategy to suit the specific question they need to answer.  Through this course, we have successfully managed to condense relevant topics from Year 7 to Year 10 in an easy to understand and engaging course to guide students through the mathematical reasoning section.

Over 49 lessons, this course aims to break down mathematics in a way that will help them feel confident with this section. In particular, we will guide students through specific strategies on how to:

  • Calculate quickly and efficiently saving valuable time and working space on the exam
  • Become more familiar to different types of questions increasing in complexity across algebra, geometry/ measurement, chance and data
  • Essential tips and techniques to solve problems efficiently and accurately

Module 6: Reading Comprehension

Without the right strategy, reading comprehension can be very challenging for many students. This exam measures a student's ability to read and interpret meaning from written passages with some questions also requiring students to correct, complete and punctuate sentences.

It's often challenging for many students who may lack concentration while reading, connect ideas in the passage, gloss over detail, have difficulty distinguishing significant information from minor details and are often confused about the meaning of words and sentences.

This course is broken up into four main sections and aims to address the above challenges and more in the following way:

  • In the first section of this course, students will learn essential speed reading skills.   
  • The second section will outline specific approaches on how to answer the different types of questions students will likely be faced with  
  • In the third section, students will be introduced to some of the specific text types that may appear on the exam   
  • The final section will go through grammar, punctuation and spelling questions may also appear on the exam. 


If, for any reason, you don't like this course, you can get a full refund
anytime within 30 days after your purchase. If you have any issues, just get in touch
with our friendly support team and they'll either help you out until you get
 the results you need or give you a swift refund.

Here’s what people are saying about the course

Dr. Maureen Vincent

Thuy has been an absolute delight and endured all my calls and questions with good cheer. She is a very committed educator and will do her very best to ensure your child's potential is reached and dreams realised. Thank you Thuy for all your support and providing a program that gives students the opportunity to shine. And isn't that what education should be about? Forever grateful Maureen X

Roslyn Devlin

We used both the classroom and private tuition options for our daughter in Maths and English as part of Selective testing preparation. We could not fault the consistent high standard of delivery by all the tutors especially Thuy who was incredibly supportive. Spectrum use excellent resources which they continue to review and update and they take the time to explain the best approach to what are many new areas for the students through practical advice. We were particularly impressed with the opportunity to undertake a mock exam prior with a feedback session and the post test follow up. Plus you could purchase additional resources through their online store. My daughter enjoyed it so much she has chosen to continue with extension classes. We would strongly recommend Spectrum for anyone seeking any type of tuition they get results.

Iain Ding

Started going to selective exam tuition for only 6 months before the exam and had already missed half of the syllabus. Made up by having private tuition from Thuy. She was knowledgeable, patient and motivating in her sessions and had relevant tutoring materials following the structure of the exams. Had doubts of being successful given the late preparation but was overjoyed when offered a place at the selective school. A lot of the capability was built by Thuy definitely and without her guidance and tutoring, it would not have been possible. 

Find Out What It's Really Like To Prepare For the Victorian Selective Schools Exam

A Personal Note

Thank you for your interest in this course. We've worked incredibly hard to make it as easy as possible for you to prepare for the Victorian Selective Schools exam.

Through our short bite sized lessons, interactive activities and careful sequencing of topics, we believe any student has the ability to gain more confidence prior to the exam.

We also offer additional support to help you achieve the best results possible.

Good luck with your preparation!

Kind regards,
Thuy Pham
Spectrum Tuition