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Ms Amber Fox qualified teacher 20yrs

 Sydney

NAPLAN/ICAS writer and expert tutor for Selective/Scholarship exams

Sydney tutor in Creative Writing, English, ESL, Essay Writing, Maths, Reading, Special Needs, Selective/Scholarship/NAPLAN/ICAS/OC preparation

Service areas
Wentworth Point

Congratulations to ​100% of my 2019 students who were offered placement into selective high schools in 2020! My students have received scholarships to Sydney Grammar School, Trinity Grammar School and Santa Sabina.

ABOUT AMBER FOX:

* 20 years experience in private and public schools across Sydney and London working as a classroom teacher, ESL teacher, learning support teacher, Multilit Reading, Reading Recovery teacher and gifted and talented teacher.

* More than two years experience working at Educational Assessment Australia, UNSW Global, developing world-class assessment resources for NAPLAN tests as well as UNSW ICAS English, maths, science and computer skills international tests. I continue to do contract writing and reviewing for all ICAS tests.

* Contract maths item writer and reviewer for 3P Learning - the creators of Mathletics.

NEWSFLASH!!!​​

* 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 4 STUDENT WHO RECEIVED A MEDAL FROM UNSW FOR OBTAINING 100% ON HER ICAS ENGLISH EXAM!

* IN 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 YEAR 6 STUDENT WHO RECEIVED A SCHOLARSHIP TO TRINITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN 2020!

* MARCH 2018: CONGRATULATIONS TO MY YEAR 6 STUDENT WAS AWARDED A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO SYDNEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL WORTH $240 000!

* 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!

* CONGRATULATIONS TO 8 OF MY STUDENTS RECEIVING WRITING, READING AND MATHS TUITION FOR SCORING IN THE TOP TRIANGLE (HIGHEST LEVEL) IN NAPLAN 2018!

* 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 HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD AT AN EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE BOYS' SCHOOL FOR 3 YEARS IN A ROW!

More reviews are available to read on my website: www.cleverfoxeducation.com.au

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL:
"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 student

You can read more testimonials at the bottom of this advertisement .

TUTORING SERVICES OFFERED:

SMALL-GROUP WRITING TUTORING - primary and high school. Term 1, 2020 enrolments now open!

* 100% of 2019 students gained entry to selective high schools​ *
* Students receive individual attention in group classes based on their unique academic needs *
* All programs are based on educational research *
* Classes are taught by Amber Fox who has written & reviewed NAPLAN and UNSW ICAS tests *

PERSUASIVE WRITING COURSE

* 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, and
Wentworth Point - Sundays 10:30am - 11:30am

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


NARRATIVE WRITING COURSE

* 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 location and times: Wentworth Point - Thursdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm, and Wentworth Point - Sundays 9:30am - 10:30am

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


ONE-TO-ONE TUTORING AT WENTWORTH POINT OR VIA SKYPE:

ENGLISH - Years K-10
- Writing, reading, comprehension, grammar, spelling, punctuation and editing
- NAPLAN, ICAS, OC, Scholarship and Selective High School test preparation
​​- English as a Second Language (ESL)
COST = $100 per hour for one-to-one tutoring​​​​

MATHEMATICS - Years K-8
- NAPLAN, ICAS, OC, Scholarship and Selective High School test preparation
COST = $100 per hour for one-to-one tutoring​​​​


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

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.
* 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)

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​


Visit: https:www.cleverfoxeducation.com.au, holiday-courses.html for more detailed information


MY UNIQUE AND PROVEN METHOD
- I identify the specific strengths and weaknesses of your child using a range of comprehensive Australian curriculum-aligned assessments.
- I develop tailored learning programs that target your child’s weaknesses and accelerate their strengths.
- I use curriculum-aligned, high quality educational resources to maximise your child’s academic achievement.
- I set homework tasks so that your child can consolidate new skills.
- I assess continually to ensure that your child has mastered new skills.
​- I provide regular feedback to parents about student progress.


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 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!

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

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

* 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 scoring 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!

* September 2018: Congratulations to 8 of my students receiving writing, reading comprehension and maths tutoring ​for scoring in the top triangle (highest level) in NAPLAN 2018!

* 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: Congratulations to my Year 6 student who was awarded a FULL scholarship to Sydney Grammar School worth $240 000!


2017 RESULTS AFTER TUITION WITH AMBER FOX
* My Year 6 student was awarded a partial scholarship to Santa Sabina College worth close to $100 000!

* 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 mainstream students receiving maths tuition scored in the top band for NAPLAN and achieved Credits, Distinctions or High Distinctions in ICAS.

* All students with learning difficulties receiving writing, reading comprehension and maths 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 tuition received significantly better school reports and grades in English and maths.


​WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING

"My son received a FULL scholarship to Sydney Grammar School in 2018 worth $240 000! We are blessed and so thankful to Amber!" Parent - Year 6 student

"My daughter received a partial scholarship to Santa Sabina College in 2017 saving us close to $100 000! We are thrilled that Amber's warm, supportive and systematic tutoring style helped achieve this amazing result!"
Parent - Year 6 student

"My son received an offer to attend James Ruse Agricultural High School after attending tutoring with Amber. We are ecstatic with the results!
Parent - Year 6 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 student

"I just received mid-year reports and both children (Y5 and Y4) earned the best results in English they have ever had. One child topped out English with an almost perfect score across all areas. The other, not far behind. Each child earned a personal best since starting school. I was so impressed to see how much they had improved over the space of 6 months. Thank you Amber. Janaia - Parent of Year 4 and 5 students

My daughter attends a private school and went from working below grade level in comprehension to working above grade level in 6 months of tutoring with Amber. We are so thankful and highly recommend Amber as a tutor!
Parent - Year 6 student

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 student

My son attends a private school and 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 student

​"My daughter loved writing tutoring with Amber to prepare for NAPLAN. She scored the highest band in her NAPLAN test results as a result of Amber's expert teaching!"
Parent - Year 5 student​

"My son in Year 4 received a High Distinction in ICAS Writing. We are blown away and so thankful to Amber! "
Parent - Year 4 student​​

"My son has topped his grade and received the academic award at his private school for the past two years as a result of tutoring with Amber "
Parent - Year 5 student​​

"Amber is a dedicated, patient, approachable and kind teacher. She is the best teacher I have ever met! My son's confidence in maths has grown and he has gone from failing maths to passing with flying colours!"
Parent - Year 7 student

"I am so grateful to Amber for helping my daughter improve her comprehension skills, especially inferential questions."
Parent - Year 6 student​

"We are so thankful to Amber for helping our daughter learn to read. In six months she has gone from reading level 1 to level 20! Her self-confidence has grown and she now looks forward to reading to us each night" Parent - Year 1 student​

"My daughter was failing English and really struggled with writing essays but with Amber's help, she is now passing her exams and assessments and her self confidence has grown. We are delighted!"
​Parent - Year 9 student​

​For more information, visit www.cleverfoxeducation.com.au

I look forward to helping your child achieve their personal best and educational goals.

Best wishes, Amber Fox
Managing Director, Teacher
Clever Fox Education
www.cleverfoxeducation.com.au
info@cleverfoxeducation.com.au
M: 0408 466 543

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Experience

* 20 years experience in private and public schools across Sydney and London
working as a classroom teacher, ESL teacher, learning support teacher, Multilit Reading,
Reading Recovery teacher and gifted and talented teacher.
* More than two years experience working at Educational Assessment Australia,
UNSW Global, developing world-class assessment resources for NAPLAN tests as well as
UNSW ICAS English, maths, science and computer skills international tests. I continue
to do contract writing and reviewing for all ICAS tests.
* Contract maths item writer and reviewer for 3P Learning - the creators of Mathletics.

Qualifications

* Post-graduate qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Teaching, Bachelor of Education
and a Graduate Diploma in TESOL

Rates

* One-to-one tuition = $100 per hour
* Small group tuition (group size 2-10 students) = $50 per hour

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in New South Wales until 07-Nov-2019 (details available on request)

Gender

Female

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Joined Tutor Finder on 20-May-2015 (updated profile on 08-Dec-2019)
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Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary)
English (Primary, Secondary)
ESL (Primary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary)
Reading (Primary)
Special Needs (Primary)

Maths

Maths (Primary, Secondary)

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Selective/Scholarship/NAPLAN/ICAS/OC preparation
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