HOW ARE SELECTIVE SCHOLAR WRITING COLLEGE'S CLASSES STRUCTURED AND DELIVERED?
Every lesson is THREE hours long.
1:4 or 1:5 teacher to student ratio.
We teach students from Year 1 to Year 12.
Each student is taught according to their own level, with their workbooks matching their current ability.
All material is prepared individually for each student, so no two students will be doing the same work or homework.
Up to two pieces of writing are done during class and fully corrected by our experienced teachers.
The writings are then rewritten at home, as homework, and marked the following week.
Techniques of writing will be taught, including: text type, metaphors, punctuation, and grammar.
Also, teachers will teach background information, such as: world history, science, and news, that is essential for students who want to write well.
Additional materials are given, based on needs. For example, if the student is having grammar problems in their writing, grammatical material will be provided in order to aid them.
We concentrate on building a student’s vocabulary, as this is essential to writing.
We don’t just give students a list of words to be memorised, but rather we have a set of material that is unmatched, and perfectly tailored, to tackle the challenge of learning new words.
Vocabulary and spelling tests are done randomly during the lesson, in order to prevent students from ‘cheating’ by revising the words before class. We stress long-term memory, which can only be gained by daily revision of words, and not cramming.
Progress is tracked with frequent testing and assessments.
In addition to good writing skills, we at the writing college believe that every student needs to develop sound reading comprehension skills and learn to appreciate other writers’ writing styles, before they can craft their own masterpieces on paper.
So, in every lesson, we not only target a student's writing, but also build upon reading comprehension skills in a variety of texts, including: fairy tales, short stories, newspapers, poetry, narratives, plays and other forms of literature.
To stimulate our students’ interest for reading, we include texts from famous writers, such as: William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl, Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and many other renowned writers.
In each lesson, around one hour is devoted to reading comprehension work.
WHO ARE SELECTIVE SCHOLAR WRITING COLLEGE'S TEACHERS AND ARE THEY THE BEST?
Your child will be taught by local Australian teachers who specialise in English writing.
All our teachers are the best of the best. We can guarantee it. They all are local Australian teachers with primary, secondary, and tertiary teaching experience.
Each is selected from a pool of hundreds of candidates by passing TWO rounds of interviews and ONE examination.
They are then trained for one month before they are allowed to teach our students.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
Each student’s writing will be marked carefully, adhering to strict guidelines, in accordance with writing competition standards.
Please check out our sample markings on our website or in our school. You will be impressed by the rigour that is put into marking.
We keep a detailed history of each and every student in order to track his or her progress. At the end of each term, a package will be sent to the parent, containing all writing and other work completed by the student.
All our students improve dramatically after joining selective scholar. The only way to really see this is to visit our centre and try our lesson. Please call or email to book an appointment with one of our teachers to see how we can help your child achieve some dramatic improvements.