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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, Pymble and Epping

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!!!​​

* OVER 90% OF MY STUDENTS HAVE GAINED ENTRY TO SELECTIVE HIGH SCHOOLS

* 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!


TUTORING SERVICES OFFERED:

SMALL-GROUP WRITING TUTORING - primary and high school. Term 3, 2019 enrolments now open!

* Over 90% of students have 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 2-6 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 COURSE

* 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 location and time: Wentworth Point - Fridays 5:45pm - 6:45pm (Term 1 class has 1 place left)
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)


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​​​​
** Fully booked for Term 2. A waiting list for term 3 is available **

MATHEMATICS - Years K-8
- NAPLAN, ICAS, OC, Scholarship and Selective High School test preparation
COST = $100 per hour for one-to-one tutoring​​​​
** Fully booked for Term 2. A waiting list for term 3 is available **


NAPLAN /ICAS INTENSIVE PREPARATION COURSE, 15 -19 APRIL 2019 (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​


​​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

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.


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 PEOPLE 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

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

Registered

Joined Tutor Finder on 20-May-2015 (updated profile on 18-Jun-2019)
Tutoring Location
  • Tutor's Place in Sydney
  • Private & Group Tuition

English

Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary)
English (Primary, Secondary)
ESL (Primary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary)
Reading (Primary)
Special Needs (Primary)

Maths

Maths (Primary, Secondary)

Other Subjects

Selective/Scholarship/NAPLAN/ICAS/OC preparation
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