WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

​We were so excited to learn that our daughter is the National Champion of the Storyathon writing competition in the upper primary category. She only started writing coaching with Amber at the beginning of the year. It’s amazing how much she has improved in just 3 terms. I’m sincerely thankful to Amber for all the effort she has put into bringing our daughter’s writing skills to an extraordinary level. We highly recommend you send your kids to Amber! 
Wendy & Richard – Parents of Year 5 student


"I’m so glad to have found Amber to be my daughter’s tutor. A very warm and lovely teacher, Amber has extensive expertise in teaching children how to read and write properly. Her unique way of teaching writing and vocabulary has enabled my daughter to develop her writing skills in a systematic way. With Amber’s wonderful guidance and support, my daughter’s writing has improved dramatically, and she has become such a confident writer capable of handling both persuasive and creative writings at a consistently high level for her age. Her enhanced writing skills have also helped her win a full scholarship to a prestigious school. I am sincerely thankful to Amber for all the support she has given to my daughter, without which my daughter would not have been able to achieve such an outstanding outcome. If you are eager to improve your child’s writing and vocabulary, I would strongly recommend you to send your child to Amber and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed."
Jing – Year 6 parent

My Year 4 daughter has just won the one and only 2022 Year 5 Open Academic Scholarship at Kambala! The scholarship will cover the full tuition fees for her next 8 years of education! It is incredible and we are so thrilled and humbled! We want to thank you for your excellent coaching, Amber. You did a marvellous job of teaching Olivia the structure and vocabulary to score well on her test. You really improved her writing in the process. As a result, she achieved band 9 (the highest possible score) in her written expression! I would highly recommend your coaching class to anyone who wants to do well on such tests. 
Cindy - parent


Thank you Amber for your fantastic work. Our children's writing abilities have improved dramatically over a short time. Your unique way of teaching, coupled with your genuine caring nature, has produced outstanding results. Our child received a scholarship to a prestigious private school, and we strongly believe our child’s writing abilities played a big part. I highly recommend Amber if you want your child to do well in writing but also enjoy it. Amber is experienced and very knowledgeable. She enjoys teaching and is very resourceful. We will be forever indebted to Amber. Thank you.
Julie - Parent of Year 1 and year 5


Mrs Cassar, thank you for teaching me in years 5 and 6. You are the most inspirational teacher I have ever had. It’s amazing that we have so many different teachers in high school, yet the only one a lot of us remember is you. Our primary teacher!! That speaks volumes for you as a teacher! You always put your students above anything else. Your wonderful nature and rapport, not to mention your humour, is what we all appreciated. You taught us things that have helped us throughout our lives and for some of us you challenged us until we reached our full potential. You did this because you care and are an outstanding teacher. You allowed us to achieve what we wanted, and for me, that was to make it into a selective high school.  So, thank you for being the most memorable teacher I have ever had for numerous reasons and thank you for believing in us all. You’re simply the best!!
Kate Rapinet - Student

"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 children 

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


for primary and high school



In 2020 and 2021, 90% of Clever Fox Education students were offered placement

into selective high schools including James Ruse, Sydney Boys, North Sydney Boys,

Sydney Girls, North Sydney Girls, Baulkham Hills, Chatswood, Normanhurst Boys,

Sydney Secondary College, Girraween High School and more! ​


Clever Fox Education students have obtained FULL scholarships​ to prestigious

private schools valued at over $3 000 000 including Sydney Grammar School,

The Scots College, Trinity Grammar, Newington College, Ascham, Kambala,

Meriden, The King's School and Santa Sabina.


In 2020, one of Clever Fox Education's Year 5 students won a NATIONAL writing competition!



Classes ARE DESIGNED AND taught by Amber Fox who has written & reviewed 

NAPLAN and UNSW ICAS tests.


ENROL AT ANY TIME! ​ ALL CLASSES ARE ONLINE USING ZOOM! 


Ready to enrol? Simply download the enrolment form below, fill it out and email it back to info@cleverfoxeducation.com.au


TERM 3, 2021, ENROLMENT FORM:

Clever Fox Education Term 3, 2021 Enrolment Form.docx


TERM 4, 2021, ENROLMENT FORM:

Clever Fox Education Term 4, 2021 Enrolment Form.docx

FIRST HOUR: PERSUASIVE ESSAY WRITING

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


STEP 1: Assessment

* Prior to joining a class, all new students must complete a mandatory writing assessment. This enables Amber Fox to identify each child's specific strengths and weaknesses in persuasive essay writing.
* Writing is assessed using the NAPLAN marking rubric and comes with an overall score, a score breakdown, text annotations and 2 pages of detailed written feedback. 


STEP 2: Detailed and structured lessons with modelled examples
* I explicitly teach:
- text-type structure 
- how to plan, write and edit persuasive texts in the time allowed (20-30 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 include high-scoring vocabulary from the NAPLAN Markers Guide
- how to effectively use an array of persuasive devices, adjectives, adverbs, as well as accurate punctuation, grammar and spelling.

Modelled examples
In every lesson, Amber Fox provides students with a FULL modelled plan, a FULL modelled, 5-paragraph persuasive essay as well as recommended high-scoring vocabulary words from the NAPLAN Markers Guide. This allows students to see what a high-scoring essay looks like.


Student of the Week

Every week, Amber Fox chooses a 'Student of the Week' from her array of classes. The winning student's exemplary work is emailed to all clients so students can learn from, and be inspired, by one another.


STEP 3: Homework

Homework is to complete the persuasive essay started in class.


STEP 4: Weekly assessment and feedback

Homework is marked using the NAPLAN marking rubric and comes with an overall score, a score breakdown, text annotations and 2 pages of detailed written feedback. 



SECOND HOUR: NARRATIVE WRITING

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


STEP 1: Assessment
* Prior to joining a class, all new students must complete a mandatory writing assessment. This enables Amber Fox to identify each child's specific strengths and weaknesses in narrative writing.
* Writing is assessed using the NAPLAN marking rubric and comes with an overall score, a score breakdown, text annotations and 2 pages of detailed written feedback. 


​STEP 2: Detailed and structured lessons with modelled examples
* I explicitly teach:
- text-type structure 
- how to plan, write and edit narrative texts in the time allowed (20-30 minutes for scholarship/selective high school, 40 minutes for NAPLAN and 30 minutes for ICAS)
- how to include high-scoring vocabulary from the NAPLAN Markers Guide
- how to effectively use an array of figurative language, adjectives, adverbs, as well as accurate punctuation, grammar and spelling.


Modelled examples
In every lesson, Amber Fox provides students with a FULL modelled plan, a FULL modelled introductory paragraph, recommended high-scoring vocabulary words from the NAPLAN Markers Guide as well as suggested figurative language. 

Student of the Week
Every week, Amber Fox chooses a 'Student of the Week' from her array of classes. The winning student's exemplary work is emailed to all clients so students can learn from, and be inspired, by one another.


STEP 3: Homework
Homework is to complete the narrative text started in class.


STEP 4: Weekly assessment and feedback
Homework is marked using the NAPLAN marking rubric and comes with an overall score, a score breakdown, text annotations and 2 pages of detailed written feedback. 


​​Terms 3 & 4, 2021 lesson times:  
Tuesdays 4:15pm - 6:15pm (Amber Fox) 

Tuesdays 6:15pm - 8:15pm (Amber Fox) 
Wednesdays 4:15pm - 6:15pm (Amber Fox) 

Wednesdays 5pm - 7pm (Helen Cassar) 
Thursdays 4:15pm - 6:15pm (Amber Fox) 

Thursdays 5pm - 7pm (Helen Cassar) 

Fridays 4:15pm - 6:15pm (Amber Fox) 

Fridays 6:15pm - 8:15pm (Amber Fox) 

Saturdays 9:30am - 11:30am (Amber Fox) 
Saturdays 11:30am - 1:30pm (Amber Fox) 


Cost per 2-hour session: $110 + GST
Each term: NSW school terms dates apply (each term runs for 10 weeks)

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2021 RESULTS AFTER TUITION WITH AMBER FOX

* In 2021, 90% of my students receiving tutoring for the selective high school exam 
were offered placement into selective high schools in 2022! 


* Congratulations to my Year 6 students who have successfully gained entry to an array of selective high schools in 2022
including James Ruse, Sydney Boys, North Sydney Boys, Sydney Girls, North Sydney Girls, Baulkham Hills, Chatswood, 
Normanhurst Boys, Sydney Secondary College, Girraween High School and more! ​



* April 2021: Congratulations to my Year 6 student who was awarded a FULL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP to Meriden valued at $250 000!



* April 2021: Congratulations to my Year 6 student who was awarded a FULL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP to Ascham valued at $250 000! 



* March 2021: Congratulations to my Year 4 student who was awarded the one, and only, FULL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

to Kambala which will cover her tuition fees for the next 8 years from Year 5 to the HSC valued at $350 000! 



2020 RESULTS AFTER TUITION WITH AMBER FOX  


* Congratulations to my Year 5 student who won a NATIONAL writing competition!

* In 2020, 90% of my students receiving tutoring for the selective high school exam 

were offered placement into selective high schools in 2021! 



Congratulations to my Year 6 students who have successfully gained entry to an array of selective high schools in 2021

including James Ruse, Sydney Boys, North Sydney Boys, Sydney Girls, North Sydney Girls, Baulkham Hills, Chatswood, 
Normanhurst Boys, Sydney Secondary College, and more! ​



* In 2020, Clever Fox Education students have obtained 5 FULL scholarships 
to prestigious private schools valued at over $1000 000!


* April 2020: Congratulations to my Year 6 student who received a FULL SCHOLARSHIP 
to The Scots College! This scholarship is valued at $200 000!



* March 2020: Congratulations to my Year 6 student who received a FULL SCHOLARSHIP 
to The King's School! This scholarship is valued at $200 000!



* March 2020: Congratulations to my Year 6 student who received a FULL SCHOLARSHIP 
to Meriden! This scholarship is valued at $200 000!



* March 2020: Congratulations to my Year 6 student who received not ONE but TWO FULL SCHOLARSHIPS 
to Trinity Grammar and Newington College! Each scholarship is valued at $200 000!



* February 2020: Congratulations to my Year 9 student who WON an Immerse Education Essay Competition 
and has received a scholarship to a summer school at Cambridge University! 
She will be spending two weeks living in colleges of Cambridge University, meeting international friends,

and learning from expert tutors.  



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.