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NAPLAN TUTORING

Secondary NAPLAN

All Cluey programs can include a NAPLAN module to help tackle exam anxiety, boost confidence and maximise results.

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Cluey NAPLAN modules provide

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Revision and consolidation

Exercises designed to revise topics and concepts which align with the NAPLAN assessment.

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Confidence

Build your skills from home with our live online tutoring platform.

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Mock tests

Realistic NAPLAN mocks, with tutor feedback and revision after every test.

Tailor a NAPLAN numeracy or literacy prep program for...

NAPLAN is different from regular classwork

Children in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 at ALL schools are required to sit four separate tests over three days between May 12-22.

Tests are overseen by the teachers and principal at each school and usually take place in a hall or large classroom. Although NAPLAN gives parents, teachers and schools an idea of where each individual student is at in their development, it’s mostly used to compare a school’s average with the national average. NAPLAN results are used in planning, and to determine which schools, programs or skills need to be prioritised and scrutinised.

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What makes our NAPLAN prep modules different?

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Our education team have analysed questions from several years worth of past papers.

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Each program is led by an expert tutor who is matched with your individual needs, providing targeted help which builds skills and confidence.

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Learning journeys don't end after NAPLAN, which is why we offer next steps so that you can continue developing.

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NAPLAN prep is available in both a one-to-one and small group format, depending on the style that suits your individual needs.

Literacy

 

 

The NAPLAN programs for Years 7 and 9 build the same fundamental skills in reading and comprehension, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and writing, at increasing degrees of difficulty and complexity.

1-to-1 and group course NAPLAN literacy modules are available and will follow a similar structure:

  • Learning sessions: Students will have as many sessions as needed to learn the topics below and practice applying them.
  • Simulated test: All NAPLAN modules include a simulated NAPLAN quiz which students can do in their own time.
  • One-to-one feedback session: Test review, feedback and module reflection session, advice and future directions.

 

NAPLAN literacy module topics

Year 7 & 9

Reading and comprehension

  • Read an imaginative text and use analytical skills to answer inferential and applied knowledge questions.
  • Read a persuasive text and develop skills for finding literal and implied meaning. 
  • Read an informative text and answer multiple choice questions.

Writing

  • Write, edit and improve a narrative and/or persuasive writing task with a focus on audience.
  • Write, edit and improve a narrative and/or persuasive writing task with a focus on devices.
  • Write, edit and improve a narrative and/or persuasive writing task with a focus on structure.
  • Write, edit and improve a narrative and/or persuasive writing task with a focus on vocabulary.
  • Write, edit and improve a narrative and/or persuasive writing task with a focus on ideas.

Language conventions

  • Apply spelling, punctuation and grammar rules to exam-style multiple choice questions.
  • Apply time management skills when answering multiple choice questions on language conventions, reading comprehension and completing writing tasks.
  • Discuss and apply different strategies for answering multiple choice questions about punctuation and grammar.

Simulated NAPLAN quiz and feedback session covering:

  • Review of quiz results.
  • Individualised feedback.
  • Learning reflection and consolidation.
  • Tutor advice on future direction.

 

Tailor a NAPLAN literacy learning program

 

 

 

Numeracy

 

 

The NAPLAN programs for Years 7 and 9 build fundamental skills at increasing degrees of difficulty and complexity.

1-to-1 and group course NAPLAN Numeracy modules are available and will follow a similar structure:

  • Learning sessions: Students will have as many sessions as needed to learn the topics below and practice applying them.
  • Simulated test: All NAPLAN modules include a simulated NAPLAN quiz which students can do in their own time.
  • One-to-one feedback session: Test review, feedback and module reflection session, advice and future directions.

 

NAPLAN numeracy module topics

Year 7

Identifying  and using  patterns  in  tables and number sentences

  • Use a pattern to identify a missing number.
  • Find and use a rule.
  • Substitute to find the greatest value of an expression.

Applying skills with fractions and decimals

  • Determine a fraction of a quantity.
  • Subtract fractions with related  denominators.
  • Find the value of a decimal on a number line.
  • Find the value of numbers into the thousandths.

Operations with fractions, decimals and percentages

  • Use a calculator to express a quality as a percentage of another.
  • Use a calculator to perform two successive percentage reductions.
  • Use a calculator to multiply and divide whole numbers by decimals.
  • Use a calculator to answer a question with all four operations.

Operations with numbers

  • Select the appropriate number sentence to match division problems.
  • Solve a multistep problem using a variety of operations.
  • Solve problems  involving  time.
  • Subtract a negative integer from a positive integer.

Measurement

  • Calculate the perimeter of a composite shape.
  • Convert from square centimetres to square millimetres.
  • Choose an appropriate unit of measurement for capacity.
  • Calculate the volumes  of  objects.

Measurement and Geometry

  • Convert 12-hour time to 24-hour time.
  • Determine  a given  view of an object made from  cubes.
  • Identify the image of an object after rotation and reflection.
  • Use a Cartesian plan to locate point.

Simulated NAPLAN quiz and feedback session covering:

  • Review of quiz results. 
  • Individualised feedback. 
  • Learning reflection and consolidation.
  • Tutor advice on future direction.

 

 

NAPLAN numeracy module topics 

Year 9

Integers

  • Evaluate expressions using order of operations.
  • Express a 5-digit number in scientific notation.
  • Evaluate the sum of numbers expressed as powers of positive integers.
  • Solve division word problem that involve interpreting the remainder.

Fractions and decimals

  • Identify the correct representation of decimals on a number line.
  • Represent the numerical form of a decimal that is given in context.
  • Round numbers to the nearest hundredth.
  • Subtract decimals using mental and written strategies.

Rates and ratios

  • Subtract fractions with related denominators in context.
  • Calculate fractions of quantities where the result is a whole number.
  • Solve a simple rate problem in context, using technology.
  • Solve rate problems in context involving multiplying and dividing decimals by whole numbers. 

Percentages

  • Use direct proportion relationships and ratios to solve a problem in context.
  • Solve problems using algebra involving percentage and ratio.
  • Calculate percentages of one quantity in relation to the whole.
  • Calculate simple interest earned.

Algebra and percentages

  • Calculate the percent increase using technology.
  • Solve multi-step problems expressing one quantity as a percentage of another.
  • Calculate total profit for different sales.
  • Understand the rule to continue a multiplicative sequence. 

Measurement

  • Convert metric units of length.
  • Calculate scale factors that involve changing of units.
  • Calculate partial perimeters in metres from dimensions provided in millimetres.
  • Use area and length to determine the length of another side.

Simulated NAPLAN quiz and feedback session covering:

  • Review of quiz results. 
  • Individualised feedback. 
  • Learning reflection and consolidation.
  • Tutor advice on future direction.

 

Tailor a NAPLAN numeracy learning program

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Experts in Secondary English

Secondary English at Cluey

Based on the Australian National Curriculum for Years 7-10, Cluey’s approach to secondary English focuses on developing students' literacy skills with in-depth studies of Shakespeare and essay structure in the early years, and deeper analysis of different texts and topics in Years 9 and 10. Our personalised approach gives you the opportunity to focus on areas you find challenging and maximise your understanding of each topic.

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Head of Department, English

Brenton Boswell

BA, LLB, G.Dip Ed, G.Dip Legal Studies

Brenton is responsible for leading our English Department and developing and overseeing excellent English programs of learning and tutoring across years 7-12. Previously, Brenton held the roles of Assistant Head of English at Newington College, Head of English at Kambala, and Dean of English and Dean of Knowledge Systems at Trinity Grammar School.

Meet some of our 570+ expert Secondary English tutors

Our tutors are all qualified teachers, exceptional ATAR achievers or experts in their respective fields.

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Caitlin

VIC University Student (Bachelor of Arts and Law (Major English Literature))

English: Yrs 7-12

NAPLAN English: Yrs 7-9

Thanks to her analytical mind and empathetic approach, Caitlin offers expert guidance to secondary English students looking to improve their comprehension and essay writing skills.

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Aaron

NSW Teacher

English: Yrs 7-12

Aaron has a Master of Educational Leadership and has taught for over a decade. He is also passionate about theatre and brings his creative, dynamic approach to his tutoring.

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Kevin

VIC University Student (Masters of Teaching (Secondary))

Mathematics: Yrs 7-10

English: Yrs 6-8

With a background in economics, Kevin works with his students to simplify and build confidence around core Maths concepts. He has a knack for making sine curves less scary.

Experts in Secondary Maths

Secondary Maths at Cluey

Based on the Australian National Curriculum for Years 7-10, Cluey’s approach to secondary Maths focuses on developing students’ numeracy skills with algebraic techniques and properties of geometrical figures in Years 7 and 8, and functions, indices and data analysis in Years 9 and 10. Our personalised approach gives you the opportunity to focus on areas you find challenging and maximise your understanding of each topic.

Cluey Expert

Head of Department, Mathematics

Karen McDaid

BEd, MEd

Karen is responsible for leading our Mathematics Department, and developing and overseeing excellent Mathematics programs of learning and tutoring across years K-12. Previously, Karen was a Mathematics teacher and Lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Western Sydney.

Meet some of our 570+ expert Secondary Maths tutors

Our tutors are all qualified teachers, exceptional ATAR achievers or experts in their respective fields.

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Victor

NSW University Student (Computer Engineering and Physics)

Mathematics Standard: Yrs 11-12

Mathematics: Yrs 7-10

Victor is currently completing a Bachelor of Engineering and Physics and uses his detailed knowledge of the Maths curriculum to help his students master every topic.

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Tyron

VIC University Student (Bachelor of Commerce)

Mathematics: Yrs 7-10

Tyron achieved an ATAR of 95.40 and is now completing a Bachelor of Commerce in Melbourne. Tyron specialises in breaking down Maths topics for secondary students.

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Angela

ACT University Student (Bachelor of Commerce)

Mathematics: Yrs 7-10

Angela completed an International Baccalaureate in 2018, with a top ATAR equivalent. She’s currently working towards a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of International Relations.

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Looking For More?

Here are some of our frequently asked questions to help you out.

You can enrol directly on our website through our online enrolment process. During this process, we’ll ask you a few simple questions and recommend a learning program to suit your needs. If you have any questions, you can contact our Learning Advisors on 1300 182 000 or admissions@clueylearning.com.

Yes. Our Education Team maps all our content to the Australian Curriculum in each state. All content is relevant to your child’s school syllabus and what they’re covering in the classroom.

Yes. During your child’s first Cluey session your tutor will gauge their level of skills and knowledge and identify any strengths and weaknesses they have. We then customise a personalised learning plan for the student, tailored to their areas of need.  This plan is updated after every learning session.

You don’t need any special software or downloads for your Cluey Learning tutoring sessions, just a laptop or computer with an internet connection, audio and a web cam. We provide everything else. The sessions are always live, in real time and interactive. 

The Cluey platform runs on Windows or Mac desktop and laptop computers. In addition, a mouse, camera, microphone and speaker are required. A digital pen may also be useful. Our platform doesn’t yet work on mobile devices.

When you enrol, we’ll send you a link to our learning platform, and run some tests to make sure everything’s working before your first online session.

Minimum system requirements for running the Cluey platform:

Windows computers

Windows 10 (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7)
1 GHz processor
512MB RAM

Browsers:
Firefox – Latest version
Chrome – Latest version

Mac computers

Mac OS X 10.9
1 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)
1 GB RAM

Browsers:
Firefox – Latest version
Chrome – Latest version

Generally, children of all ages respond very well working with their personal tutor on our online platform as most of them already use similar the technology at school. Our personalised approach and regular reporting after each session provide students (and parents) with confidence. You can also track your child’s progress and engagement through session recordings, available via a private link that we can email to you.

In most cases, it’s even better! In addition to high quality tutors, live online face-to-face sessions and personalised content, our A.I platform measures every interaction we have with a student – ensuring a consistent, quality experience for our students. Access to regular reports and video recordings means you’re always across your child’s progress.   You also have flexibility and control over when you have your tutoring sessions.

Every tutoring session is designed to be very interactive with their private expert tutor guiding the student through theory, worked examples and practice questions. Integrated video and audio communication is two way, which is the most effective method of learning. Our tutoring platform encourages high levels of engagement and focus for children of all ages.

Primary Students
For Primary school students we offer 1-to-1 (Years 2-6) and small group (Years 3-6) tutoring. You have the option to choose which mode best suits your child’s needs.

Secondary and Senior Students
For Secondary and Senior students (Years 7-12) tutoring sessions are 1-to-1. Your tutor will be focused solely on your learning during the session, maximising your results.

 

It depends on what the student needs and the individualised learning program that we design. Our flexibility means you can step-up the number of sessions when there is an immediate need, and reduce frequency when required.   You have several options, including whether you pay-as-you-go or purchase a package of sessions. And we never make you commit to any long term contracts. Once we understand your child’s needs, we help you work out the best package that will work for you.

Yes, you can start by committing only to two sessions. But keep in mind that a reasonable part of the first session revolves around getting to know your tutor, introducing the platform and learning content, and your tutor understanding your needs. The first session is less content intensive than subsequent sessions, hence students should do at least two sessions to start with. Regardless, you are never locked into a long term contract at Cluey Learning and you can choose to have as much or as little tutoring as you desire.

It depends on your child’s learning needs and their current level of knowledge. We recommend once a week to start with and reassessing as your child progresses.

You can schedule sessions anytime between 7am and 10pm, Monday to Sunday. Our support team is available from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 6pm on weekends.

Yes. You can change your session times by:

  • Requesting a change via your ‘Upcoming Sessions’ link emailed to you once you start.
  • Logging into your Cluey Hub and sending us a request via the ‘Contact Us’ button.
  • Contacting our Customer Care team on 02 8311 3964 or support@clueylearning.com. They’re available Mon-Fri 9am to 9pm, and Sat-Sun 9am to 6pm.

You’ll be able to reschedule your session free of charge if you do so at least 48 hours before it starts. Any sessions rescheduled with less than 48 hours’ notice will incur the full charge.

Any content you were due to cover will automatically move to your next session. As long as you give us at least 48 hours’ notice, we won’t charge you for missing a session. Any sessions missed with less than 48 hours’ notice will incur the full charge.

Instead of doing a formal assessment that’s often stressful for your child, we get straight into tutoring. As the lessons progress, your tutor, supported by our learning platform, determines where your child is at in each area, and personalises the learning plan and upcoming tutoring sessions specifically to meet their needs. We refer to this as continuous assessment.

After each tutoring session, your tutor will share a report highlighting topics covered in the session, areas your child did well in or needed extra help with, and their overall progress. You can access these reports and session recordings at any time. If you have any concerns, you can discuss these with the tutor at the start or end of a session, or speak with our Customer Care team.

Our tutors include Teachers, top ATAR achievers and subject matter experts who are located throughout Australia. Before becoming a Cluey tutor, every tutor goes through a rigorous selection process to ensure we recruit the best people, with only 2% of tutors who apply making the grade. Thereafter, we train, support, develop and constantly review our tutors to ensure they provide consistently good quality teaching that’s right for your child.

Once we’ve matched the student to the best available tutor, our team can provide you with specific information on that tutor.  You can also read about our tutors on our website.

We aim to book the same Cluey tutor for each session. If your tutor is on leave or your availability changes, we’ll match you with another suitable tutor and update them on your child’s progress. We keep in touch regularly to discuss your tutor preferences, and any potential changes.

Although we’d all love to be responsible for the next baby Mozart, our programs are very specifically designed to build your child’s confidence in their abilities and help them reach their (personal) potential. This might well be top marks in the state. Or it could be good marks achieved with pride. Either way, our goal is to instil a love of learning in every one of our students, so that they’ll continue to do it for the rest of their lives.

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