​​All writing tutoring is taught by Amber Fox in Wentworth Point. Amber has written and reviewed both NAPLAN and UNSW ICAS tests. Tutoring is tailored to the unique academic needs of the group and is based on individual assessments.  

SELECTIVE HIGH SCHOOL / SCHOLARSHIP / NAPLAN / ICAS WRITING TUTORING ​​​


Over 90% of students have gained entry to selective high schools


Classes taught by Amber Fox who has written & reviewed NAPLAN and UNSW ICAS tests


TERM 2, 2019 ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN


​Wentworth Point (Fridays 4:45pm - 6:45pm), Pymble (Saturdays 3:30pm - 5:30pm) and Epping (Sundays 10am - 12pm)

Persuasive writing


* Years 2-6 and Years 7-9 small-group writing classes are offered

* 12-month program with the next cycle starting Term 2, 2019

* Students receive individual attention based on their unique academic needs

* 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.
* I explicitly teach:
- text-type structure 
- how to plan, write and edit persuasive texts in the time allowed (20 minutes for scholarship/selective high school, 40 minutes for NAPLAN and 30 minutes for ICAS)
- how to structure paragraphs using the TEEL/PEEL/PETAL 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

Cost per session: $50 per hour 
Lesson location and times:  

Wentworth Point - Fridays 4:45pm - 5:45pm (Term 1 class full)

Pymble - Saturdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm (Coming soon! Enrol now!)

Epping - Sundays 10am - 11am (Coming soon! Enrol now!)

Each term: NSW school terms dates apply (Term 1 = 11 weeks, Terms 2 - 4  = 10 weeks)


Narrative writing 

* Years 2-6 and Years 7-9 small-group writing classes are offered
* 12-month program with the next cycle starting Term 2, 2019
* Tutoring is tailored to the unique academic needs of the group and is based on individual assessments. 
* Every child receives individual attention, unlike other tutoring companies   
* 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.
* I explicitly teach:
- text-type structure 
- how to plan, write and edit narrative texts in the time allowed (20 minutes for scholarship/selective high school, 40 minutes for NAPLAN and 30 minutes for ICAS)
- 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

Cost per session: $50 per hour 
Lesson time:  

Wentworth Point - Fridays 5:45pm - 6:45pm (Term 1 class full)
Pymble - Saturdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm 
(Coming soon! Enrol now!)
Epping - Sundays 11am - 12pm 
(Coming soon! Enrol now!)
Each term: NSW school terms dates apply (Term 1 = 11 weeks, Terms 2 - 4  = 10 weeks)

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2018 RESULTS AFTER TUITION WITH AMBER FOX


* December 2018: Congratulations to my Year 6 English student who is the Dux of an exclusive Sydney private school! 



* December 2018: Congratulations to my Year 5 student who attends an exclusive private boys' school 
who has received the Academic Award THREE YEARS IN A ROW after 3 years of English and maths tuition!



* September 2018: Congratulations to 8 of my students writing tutoring

​for scoring in the top triangle (highest level) in NAPLAN!



*  July 2018: Congratulations to my Year 6 student who scored 261.93 on the selective high school test 
and has been offered entry to James Ruse Agricultural High School 
- the TOP selective high school in Australia! 



*  March 2018: My Year 6 student receiving writing tutoring was awarded a FULL scholarship

to Sydney Grammar School worth $240 000!



"My son attends a selective high school in Sydney and achieved an A grade on his English essay with Amber's help!"

Parent - Year 9


"My son has dramatically improved his writing style and structure. For the first time EVER his best marks were

in English on his report card! We are incredibly happy and thankful to Amber!"

Parent - Year 8



2017 RESULTS AFTER TUITION WITH AMBER FOX



* All mainstream students receiving writing and reading comprehension tuition scored in the top band for NAPLAN 

and achieved Distinctions or High Distinctions in ICAS. 


* All students with learning difficulties receiving writing and reading comprehension tuition progressed 2.5 times the state

average in NAPLAN moving up several bands from Years 3 to 5 and also made great improvement in ICAS.


* All students receiving writing and reading comprehension tuition received significantly better grades and school reports in English.