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


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



 Writing (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 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.
* Students are given comprehensive assessment feedback sheets on each piece of writing

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 

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


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


* Prior to the course, all new students undergo a comprehensive Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) diagnostic maths assessment 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 selective/scholarship exam
* I teach and revise key stage 3 maths concepts based on the assessment results and learning needs of the group. Individual attention is given. 
* Students are given challenging selective/scholarship-style maths questions

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)


* 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 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)

* 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 from April 15-19, 2019
Cost: $250 for 5-day course​