SELECTIVE & SCHOLARSHIP INTENSIVE PREPARATION COURSE, 13 - 17 JANUARY 2020 (5 DAYS)


In 2019, 100% of my students receiving tutoring for the selective high school exam were offered placement into selective high schools in 2020!

My students have received scholarships to Sydney Grammar School, 

Trinity Grammar School and Santa Sabina.


CLASSES TAUGHT BY AMBER FOX WHO HAS WRITTEN & REVIEWED NAPLAN AND UNSW ICAS TESTS​



 Writing (3pm - 5pm)

* The focus is on persuasive and narrative texts
* I explicitly teach:
- text-type structure (narrative/persuasive)
- how to plan, write and edit writing in the 20 test time allowed for scholarship and selective high school test
- how to structure paragraphs using the TEEL/PEEL method
- how to elaborate on points and to back each point up with evidence and examples
- how to effectively use adjectives, adverbs, similes, metaphors and rhetorical questions as well as accurate punctuation, grammar and spelling.
* Writing is assessed using a comprehensive, criterion-based marking sheet as used by markers for NAPLAN, ICAS, Selective High School and Scholarship exams
* Every child receives individual attention, unlike other tutoring companies  


Duration: 3pm - 5pm from January 13-17, 2020
Cost: $500 for 5-day course 


English (2pm - 3pm)

• Students are given challenging comprehension texts covering all genres
* Students are taught proven and effective strategies to answer literal and inferential comprehension questions 

* Every child receives individual attention, unlike other tutoring companies  

Duration: 2pm - 3pm from January 13-17, 2020
Cost: $250 for 5-day course 


Mathematics (12:30pm - 1:30pm)


* I teach and revise key stage 3 maths concepts

* Students are given challenging selective/scholarship-style maths questions

* Every child receives individual attention, unlike other tutoring companies  

Duration: 1pm - 2pm from January 13-17, 2020
Cost: $250 for 5-day course 


General Ability (11:30am - 12:30pm)

* The focus is on working through challenging GA questions addressing:
• Spatial reasoning skills (numerical reasoning)
• Logical thinking (numerical reasoning)
• Verbal Reasoning skills (verbal reasoning)
• Grammar (verbal reasoning)
• Syntax (verbal reasoning)
• Language forms (verbal reasoning)
• Vocabulary knowledge (verbal reasoning)
• Problem solving (verbal reasoning)
• Logical and lateral thinking (verbal reasoning)
• General knowledge (verbal reasoning)

Duration: 12pm - 1pm from January 13-17, 2020
Cost: $250 for 5-day course




NAPLAN /ICAS INTENSIVE PREPARATION COURSE, 20 -24 APRIL 2020 (5 DAYS)


CLASSES TAUGHT BY AMBER FOX WHO HAS WRITTEN & REVIEWED NAPLAN AND UNSW ICAS TESTS​


Writing - Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 (3pm - 5pm)


* The focus is on persuasive and narrative texts
* I explicitly teach:
- text-type structure (narrative/persuasive)
- how to plan, write and edit writing in the 40 minutes allowed for NAPLAN and 30 minutes allowed for ICAS exams
- how to structure paragraphs using the TEEL/PEEL method
- how to elaborate on points and to back each point up with evidence and examples
- how to effectively use adjectives, adverbs, similes, metaphors and rhetorical questions as well as accurate punctuation, grammar and spelling.
* Writing is assessed using a comprehensive, criterion-based marking sheet as used by NAPLAN markers 
* Every child receives individual attention, unlike other tutoring companies 

Duration: 3pm - 5pm from April 15-19, 2019
Cost: $500 for 5-day course


English -Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 (2pm - 3pm)


• Students are given challenging comprehension texts covering all genres matched to their specific year level
* Students are taught proven and effective strategies to answer literal and inferential comprehension questions 
* Students are given challenging language conventions questions covering spelling, grammar and punctuation

Duration: 2pm - 3pm from April 15-19, 2019
Cost: $250 for 5-day course


Mathematics - Years 3 and 5 (1pm - 2pm)

* I teach and revise key maths concepts 
* Students are given challenging NAPLAN-style maths questions

Duration: 1pm - 2pm from April 15-19, 2019
Cost: $250 for 5-day course​