“WONDERFUL TEACHERS, WELL-STRUCTURED PROGRAM, EXCELLENT WRITTEN MATERIALS My son and his cousin went along to SPECTRUM (the Footscray Maths/English Scholarship Preparation classes) on Saturdays for the best part of a year. I was surprised and pleased that both boys were offered scholarships at APS schools and the course provided a huge confidence boost.” – Tara Wilkinson, Parent.

At Spectrum Tuition, we are passionate about scholarship examination preparation. We believe that every student should be given the opportunity to perform at their best in order to improve their chances of securing one of these highly sought after positions at their chosen school.

Preparation for scholarship and selective exams differ greatly from school work and we have spent many years developing a program and accompanying materials to improve your child’s chances of success.

Even if your child is already quite talented at school, we have found that questions on scholarship and select entry exams test students on material that may be one or two years ahead of the school curriculum. Additionally, many students may not be accustomed to answering 60 of these types of questions in 30 minutes! It is therefore vital to help your child become familiar with the different types of questions that are likely to come up, as well as practising good test taking techniques so your child is more confident during the test, which will help put your child in a much better position to gain a scholarship or place in a selective program.

Due to the extremely challenging nature of these exams, we recommend that you give your child ample time to prepare.

If your child will be sitting a scholarship or selective exam when they are in Grade 6, our 40 week program starts at the beginning of Term 2. If your child will be sitting the selective schools’ entrance exam when they are Year 8, our 40 week program starts at the beginning of Term 3. We have the following options to help your child get the preparation they need to improve their chances of success:

1. Weekend classes

The most complete option to give your child every chance of achieving success. Through weekly classes, we will teach your child the actual steps on how to answer specific questions that are highly likely to come up on the exams. We take students through a carefully designed course, building up confidence and knowledge through worked examples, practice questions to complete, the opportunity to ask questions and receiving detailed feedback via our online tracker: www.myspectrumtuition.com.

We provide carefully designed regular cumulative exams to test students’ knowledge from the beginning of the course up to that point to allow your child to continually revise and consolidate their knowledge to increase the likelihood of remembering concepts taught even at the beginning of the course. Enrolment in our selective preparation courses will familiarise students with types of questions likely to come up on the exam. We have three campuses located around Melbourne: Footscray, Albion and Hoppers Crossing.


“We are very happy with the entire service provided by Spectrum. The fact that our son was able to take in so much in a relatively short period of time, from subject matter, examination tips and study preparation. He was successful in his aim to gain entry into his choice of school and now has the best opportunity to achieve his goals in life. We believe it was his time with Spectrum Tuition which made the difference and we are very grateful for all they did for Daniel.”

– Daniel Rogers, Parent


 

2. Correspondence courses

Useful in catching up on missed work in the event of late enrolment or if you cannot attend classes at our campuses in Melbourne. Our course books used in classes will be available to purchase containing explanations, worked examples and practice questions. You will be assigned a dedicated person to personally correct your work and provide you with written feedback on how to improve.Correspondence courses come with 10 email support questions to follow up on feedback or to clarify any concepts presented in the course materials.

Prices are as follows: 

Year Level One Subject Two Subjects
Year 1-10 $300 $550
Year 11 – 12 $400 $600
Selective & Scholarship $500 $750

Each package includes:

  • Course books for 1 term (10 booklets);
  • Personalised correction;
  • Delivery of booklets; and
  • 10 email support questions per subject.

Completed booklets may be scanned & emailed back for correction and feedback (Please allow 14 days for correction and return).

If you’re interested in purchasing booklets orders can be made by click the button below:

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3. Private tutoring

One on one tutoring to teach and consolidate knowledge required for the exams. We highly recommend

.Click here to find out more about our private tutoring services

4. Exam packs

Recommended after the majority of topics have been introduced so students can begin to focus on their timing. Our exam packages will cover the widest range of questions in a very short timeframe to familiarise your child with the format and level of difficulty. Our advanced packages will contain FULL worked solutions for each question so your child will understand why they answered specific questions incorrectly.

“Selective entrance exams are very competitive and providing the ability for kids to do more practice in timed conditions simulating the exam pattern is the best gift we can give to our children. Spectrum has complemented this and made it easy for kids to practice the exam at home. The books cover all the aspects of the exam pattern and the detail answers help the kids to develop fast and innovative techniques for performing the best. These books are a must for anyone preparing for the selective school exams and will surely increase your children’s chances of success” – Srinivas, parent whose child successfully gained entry into the MacRobertson Girls’ School in 2014.

Click here to purchase exam packs or call 1800 668 177 for free to find out which exam pack is right for your child.

5. ‘Learn it quickly’ essay writing books

We specifically designed these writing books to help students who are anxious about the writing component of any selective entry or scholarship exam that requires a narrative and persuasive essay to be written under strict time constraints.We GUARANTEE your child will be more confident approaching the writing components and learn innovative techniques to produce winning essays after working through these practical guides. Click here to purchase our high value persuasive and narrative writing bundle now!

6. Mock exams

Our simulated exam is designed to provide you with feedback and guidance on what it’s like to sit the Selective Schools Entrance Test. It’ll also highlight areas you still need to work on before the big day. If you want to be prepared for the real exam this is the program for you. Prepare for the Selective Schools Test by sitting a simulated exam – real time constraints, real exam conditions and relevant questions. Receive answers and advice during a 3 hour feedback session from our team of expert tutors.

Our Recommended Timeline

The following timeline outlines the recommended options available to help your child get prepared, depending on where they are in the preparation cycle.

More than 12 months to go
Recommended options: enrol in our regular English and Maths weekend classes at a higher level before enrolling in our test preparation classes. This will ensure that your child will be able to keep up with the test preparation course.
6 months to 12 months to go
Recommended options: book a free assessment and begin weekend test preparation classes at one of our campuses. Enrolment in our scholarship preparation courses will provide your child with all the skills they need to be competitive on the exam.
Other options: students who can’t attend weekend classes may consider our correspondence course or private tutoring.
3 months to 6 months to go
Recommended options: book a free assessment and begin weekend test preparation classes at one of our campuses. Enrolment in our scholarship preparation courses will provide your child with all the skills they need to be competitive on the exam. If necessary, classes can be supplemented by targeted private tutoring.
Other options: Our correspondence course can be useful in catching up on missed work in the event of late enrolment.
1 month to 3 months to go
Recommended options: use our exam packages to familiarise your child with the structure of the exam. Use private tutoring to address any areas of concerns.
1 month to go
Recommended options: Our writing bundle can help students who are having difficulty with structuring and writing narratives and essays to time. Our Exam Packages give your child invaluable experience covering the widest range of questions in a very short timeframe to familiarise them with the format and level of difficulty expected on exam day. Our advanced packages will contain FULL worked solutions for each question so your child will understand why they answered specific questions incorrectly.
Other options: use private tutoring to address any areas of concern.
2 weeks to go
Recommended options: complete a Mock exam. In this exam, students are given the opportunity to sit a full length exam under real time constraints, followed by a feedback session. For more information on the next mock exam, email enquiries@spectrumtuition.com


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