Parents often have a difficult decision where to get their child help. Some tuition centres focus on practice exam after practice exam leaving their child frustrated and tired. Exam Success' online course helps your child get closer to the 30% group (and we've helped many before you - see our Google+ Reviews, Herald Sun article or check out the Case Study below) through:
After purchase, you get immediate access to your courses for 6 months so your child can get a head start on their test prep!
It's great that you're planning ahead. Once you purchase, access is provided for 6 months from the date of purchase. After that, if you choose to extend, just get in touch with us. An extension is $19 per month for an individual course or $39 to have your whole originally purchased course package renewed per month. To get extension access, we send a paypal invoice and upon payment, create the extension.
As a minimum, per course there are 10 questions x 10 checkpoints = 100 questions (some courses/checkpoints have more). The final checkpoints (Checkpoint 11 / 12) is the practice exam which has for the Year 7 exams, approximately 30-45 questions depending on the course and for Year 9, this is 50-65 questions depending on the course. The course should provide all the practice questions you require in order to prepare effectively for the exam.
Parents don't often realise that too many practice questions is not a good thing because students are more likely to skim over the question and 'do it' and opposed to understanding the logic more deeply. Understanding the logic leads to Exam Success!
I've seen this problem happen a lot where parents buy all this practice material and become confused and stressed not knowing where to start! Focus on quality of practice questions over quantity and your child will be less stressed, more focused and better prepared for the exam. It's about studying smarter not harder!
As this course is supposed to be an independent work through course, your child should be checking through the completed tests/worksheets. When they finish their worksheet, they simply watch the solutions video. The solutions via goes through and explains what the correct answer is and how they get to the correct answer. As part of this process of going through the solutions, they will pick up where they've gone wrong to help them improve for next time. It's really important that you child does this because it's the understanding that helps them in the exam. Some other tuition centres never fully explain their solutions (we've helped students that used to go to these centres), they simply correct homework sheets with a tick or cross so the only feedback that your child gets is a number. That's useless because how will they know where or how to improve? Instead, we go in depth in EACH question to show how to get to the answer.
Again, as they go through the solutions video they will given the explanation on how to get to the correct answer. Naturally, they will see why a certain answer is incorrect or why their reasoning was incorrect.
If you have the time for example, 6 months to spare, I'd recommend 3.5 hours each weekend. Each course has 12 checkpoints and there are 7 courses altogether (84 checkpoints - approximately 84+ hours of exam preparation. If you have 3 months to the time of the exam, I'd recommend doing a checkpoint per day (if doing the full package of 7 courses). Some students say it takes on average 37 hours to complete one course (for 7 courses that would be 210 hours) so potentially, your child could do the course full time during the summer holiday period and beyond.
After purchase, we'll get notified of any essays that you write on our practice writing app if you click on the button to request your ranking. Once we get your request online, we'll rank and provide feedback for those essays up until the 5th one or until your course package expires - whichever comes first.
Yes they certainly are. ACER style exams really focus on reasoning and thinking while incorporating quite simple patterns/mathematical questions. We focus on strong thinking skills.
The course covers everything we think you need to know to go into the exam and do well. It covers the base knowledge and then extends for additional components e.g. the year 9 extension. Actually, things like reasoning are based on rigour and logic that once learned can be applied at all levels - it's not curriculum based like in schools (where your learn by grade - with the exception of maths).
When you say the NSW exams are 'tougher', that's because the NSW exams really focus on logical rigour and 'thinking for yourself' as opposed to learning a curriculum which anyone with a text book can do. That's where we differ and get results - our focus is on developing rigorous thinking skills.
Yes - that's what we wanted as students often have to reinforce their knowledge. You can revisit the unit whenever you like. It's like having the ultimate text book in video format and you can flip ahead or back whenever you need. Access is granted for a period of six months. If you need an extension it is $19 per month for an individual course or $39 per month to have your whole package extended per month.
No the videos cannot be downloaded, everything is available to access on the site.
There is a plan that includes all 7 courses in 1 package (full package) that is $349.99 (pre-sale price before 1 November 2014) that provides a saving of 50% ($350). If you buy individual packages it comes $700.
Individual packages are there as sometimes, students may only need to polish up on one area and this provides them with that polishing up.
We price our products based on the work involved to prepare them and we put in alot of effort as shown by our results and reviews from students and parents. When you think about it, we are value for money compared to other providers as:
At the end of the day, it all comes down to the teacher. I've heard stories where students have a good teacher at a tuition school and when they don't they don't really take much in.
At Exam Success, we make sure that what your child is watching is effective so that they get the best learning possible and preparation for their exam.
There are detailed solutions and explanations (via video and some via text) for all practice questions. We encourage students to compare their work against the provided solutions. There's also 5 writing ranking + feedback provided as part of the course packages. One of the best ways for your child to learn is to check their own work and understand why a particular answer is correct. I've actively encouraged my past students to do this, this is what's helped them to achieve school spots, but beyond that, an interest in life-long learning.