At JP English, we understand that the foundations are essential for success in senior high school English. Therefore, we give you the best from day 1 so you always achieve the best.
Our focus areas
Our english tutors teach essay writing as early as Week 1 of Year 7, weekly booklets train students to understand grammar in the context of essay writing, and write PEEL paragraphs on a variety of text types: poems, novels, Shakespearean plays, films and speeches. We expand upon this by doing comparative studies and seeing how context shapes meaning.
We start off each lesson with a 15min quiz to consolidate previous material. Working under time pressure weekly also allows students to practice answering the question and improve exam technique. Model answers are provided to show what is needed for top marks.
School Assessment and Exam Preparation
There are designated times throughout each lesson to edit school assessments. For Terms 2 and 4 every year, we have 4 weeks of exam preparation for the half yearlies and yearlies, where we cover: comprehension exams, essay writing, creative writing, school assignments.
Creative, Discursive and Persuasive Writing
We encourage artistic flair with writing, yet also have a structured approach at breaking down key elements of the writing styles required by the NESA syllabus. We also teach students how to write reflections that have what markers are looking for.
Free Unlimited Marking Service
Students enrolled in weekly group classes are entitled to submit unlimited number of scripts for online marking throughout the term. This, combined with our in class assessment help, helps to maximise school exam and assessment performance.
Sample Answers and Student Exemplars
We believe in the value of having model answers for our weekly booklets so students know exactly what markers are looking for. Also, we discuss student exemplars from our state ranking ex-students to guide current students towards achieving top marks.
Head Start to High School
Our course starts in Term 3 of Year 6, right after the Selective Test. We give students a head start to high school english, introducing students to essay writing, creative writing and a variety of text types that will be studied throughout their high school years. There will be an emphasis on grammatical structuring of essay sentences in the opening few weeks.
We focus on developing distinct arguments that logically progress throughout essays, and encourage a more nuanced understanding of texts and their contexts. We inspire students to write with flair in their creative writing. Exemplar responses and activities that build exam technique are also incorporated throughout lessons.
Senior School Preparation
We focus on comparative studies and deepen understanding of how contexts shape meaning in respective texts. Tutoring lessons focus on guiding students in having a greater control of language and symbolism in creative writing. Exam technique, exemplar responses and teaching students how to critically edit their own work is heavily focused on.