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



​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


TERM 1, 2020 ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN


​​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.  


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

I can clearly see the impact Amber has had on our kids these past 6 months. I highly recommend Amber's incredibly detailed and technical writing course, the school holiday workshops or private tuition. The way Amber teaches is not like your typical teacher. She is passionate, detailed, and extremely knowledgeable and will inspire and engage your child like no other. Our kids always leave her buzzing with ideas and inspiration. Thank you so much Amber for bringing out the very best in our children. I’m thrilled we have found such a high level of teaching support for our kids now in primary and well into high school.  
Ray - Parent of Year 4 and 5 students

Persuasive writing


* Years 2-10 small-group writing classes are offered

* 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 - Thursdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Wentworth Point - Sundays 10:30am - 11:30am

Each term: NSW school terms dates apply (each term runs for 10 weeks)


Narrative writing 

* Years 2-10 small-group writing classes are offered
* 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 - Thursdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Wentworth Point - Sundays 9:30am - 10:30am
Each term: NSW school terms dates apply (each term runs for 10 weeks)

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2019 RESULTS AFTER TUITION WITH AMBER FOX


* November 2019: Congratulations to my Year 8 student who received the academic award in English
at an exclusive private school AND received a High Distinction in the ICAS writing exam!


* November 2019: Congratulations to my Year 6 student who achieved a Distinction 
in ICAS Writing, which places her in the top 10% of Australian students!



* November 2019: Congratulations to my Year 6 student who achieved a Distinction 
in ICAS Writing and ICAS English, which places him in the top 10% of Australian students!



* November 2019: Congratulations to my Year 7 student who scored 18/20 on her English essay 
and TOPPED her class at an exclusive private school!



* November 2019: Congratulations to my Year 7 student who scored 23/25 on her essay 
and TOPPED her class at a prestigious eastern suburbs private school!



* November 2019: Congratulations to my Year 8 student who received 100% on her essay 
on Shakespeare's play, Much Ado About Nothing!



* November 2019: Congratulations to my Year 4 student who received a MEDAL from UNSW 
for obtaining 100% on her ICAS English exam!


* November 2019: Congratulations to my Year 9 student who received 100% on his poetry analysis assessment! 



* October 2019: Congratulations to my Year 3 student who after 2 years of tutoring with Amber Fox scored 
in the TOP TRIANGLE for Writing, Reading, Language Conventions and Numeracy in NAPLAN! 


October 2019: Congratulations to my Year 5 student who after 2 years of writing tutoring with Amber Fox scored 
in the TOP TRIANGLE for Writing in NAPLAN! 


* October 2019: Congratulations to my Year 3 student who after a few months of tutoring with Amber Fox scored 
in the TOP TRIANGLE for Writing in NAPLAN! 


* October 2019: Congratulations to my Year 9 student who after 2 years of tutoring with Amber Fox went from scoring 
below grade average in his Year 7 NAPLAN Writing and Reading to achieving WELL ABOVE GRADE AVERAGE in both domains!


* October 2019: Congratulations to my Year 7 student who after 2 years of tutoring with Amber Fox went from scoring 
below grade average in her Year 5 NAPLAN Writing and Reading to achieving in the TOP BANDS in both domains!


* October 2019: Congratulations to my Year 5 student who after 6 months of tutoring with Amber Fox scored 
in the TOP TRIANGLE for Reading and the TOP BAND for writing in NAPLAN! 


* October 2019: Congratulations to two of my Year 3 students who after a few months of tutoring with Amber Fox scored 
in the TOP BAND for Writing in NAPLAN! 


* October 2019: Congratulations to my Year 7 student who received an A grade on her English assessment!



* September 2019: Congratulations to my Year 7 student who received an A grade on her English assessment!


* August 2019: Congratulations to my Year 8 student who received an A grade on her English assessment!



* July 2019: Congratulations to my Year 6 student who received a scholarship to Trinity Grammar School in 2020!



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


* July 2019: Congratulations to my two Year 8 students receiving A grades in English on their school reports!


* July 2019: Congratulations to my Year 7 student receiving an A grade in English on his school report!


* July 2019: Congratulations to my two Year 6 students receiving A grades in writing on their school reports!


* July 2019: Congratulations to my two Year 4 students receiving A grades in English on their school reports!



* June 2019: Congratulations to my two Year 6 students accepted into Sydney Grammar School!  


* June 2019: Congratulations to my Year 6 student scoring in the top 10% for writing on a Year 7 entrance exam 
as well as being offered placement into a Gifted and Talented Year 7 class in 2020!

 
* June 2019: Congratulations to my Year 6 student offered placement into a Year 7 Gifted and Talented class in 2020!


* June 2019: Congratulations to my Year 6 student offered placement into a Year 7 extension class in 2020!


* June 2019: Congratulations to myYear 9 student receiving an A grade on her English assessment!


* June 2019: Congratulations to my Year 9 student achieving an A grade on her Semester 1 English report!


* May 2019: Congratulations to myYear 8 student coming FIRST in her grade for her speech!


* April 2019: Congratulations to my Year 8 student who achieved an A grade on her English essay!


* January 2019: Congratulations to myYear 7 student accepted into an English extension class in 2019!​



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.