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​


ALL CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY ONLINE USING ZOOM IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19



Writing - Years 3 - 9 


* 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 (Monday April 20 - Friday April 24, 2020)
Cost: $500 for 5-day course


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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, 
Trinity Grammar School, Newington College 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 (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: 1pm - 2pm (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: 12pm - 1pm (Monday January 11 - Friday January 15, 2021)
Cost: $250 for 5-day course