SELECTIVE & SCHOLARSHIP INTENSIVE PREPARATION COURSE,

11-15 JANUARY 2021 (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, The Scots College,  
Trinity Grammar School, Meriden, The King's School, Newington College, and Santa Sabina.


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



Writing 9:30am - 11:30am OR 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: 9:30am - 11:30am OR 3pm - 5pm (Monday January 11 - Friday January 15, 2021)
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 (Monday January 11 - Friday January 15, 2021)
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: 12:30pm - 1:30pm (Monday January 11 - Friday January 15, 2021)
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: 11:30am - 12:30pm (Monday January 11 - Friday January 15, 2021)
Cost: $250 for 5-day course



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NAPLAN /ICAS INTENSIVE PREPARATION COURSE, APRIL 5-9, 2021 (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, The Scots College,  
Trinity Grammar School, Meriden, The King's School, Newington College, and Santa Sabina.


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




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


* Prior to the course, all new students undergo comprehensive writing assessments so I can identify their specific strengths and weaknesses
* Writing is assessed using a comprehensive, criterion-based marking sheet as used by markers for NAPLAN, ICAS, Selective High School and Scholarship exams
* Tutoring is tailored to the unique academic needs of the group
* Every child receives individual attention, unlike other tutoring companies * 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.
* Students are given comprehensive assessment feedback sheets on each piece of writing

Duration: 3pm - 5pm

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

Cost: $250 for 5-day course


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

* Prior to the course, all new students undergo comprehensive diagnostic maths assessments to identify their specific strengths and weaknesses in maths
* Parents are given comprehensive feedback and I recommend high-quality, post-course textbooks to address the specific gaps their child needs to address prior to the NAPLAN exam
* I teach and revise key maths concepts based on the assessment results and learning needs of the group. Individual attention is given.
* Students are given challenging NAPLAN-style maths questions

Duration: 1pm - 2pm

Cost: $250 for 5-day course​