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As parents, you may have had an argument with your children or teenagers about getting them good English tutors in Sydney tutoring centers. They are barely passing the subject, so of course they need help. But then they would argue, “I’m Australian, Mum, Dad. I’m already speaking English. Ain’t it good enough for you yet?” As if the word “ain’t” is considered “good” English when it is not. Certainly not in the formal sense.
If your kids don’t understand the need for an English tutor, let the tutors of Step Ahead Coaching enumerate the reasons why.
Many students have a shaky foundation in English. Partly to blame is the lack of individualised instruction in regular schools. You also have the overuse of contractions, like “ain’t”, Australian slang, and others that comprise informal speech. If this is not corrected early, their formal English writing and speaking – which is vital in all careers they choose to pursue in the future – will suffer.
Step Ahead Coaching tutors directly address these problems head on. The first step is to rebuild the students’ English foundation through a thorough and more understandable review of the basics, particularly grammar, spelling, and punctuation. The use of slang and contractions in class are prohibited. Any errors in grammar and spelling are corrected on the spot. This is very important especially if the student makes the same mistakes over and over again. With repeated corrections, the student will be able to retain the proper English forms more.
Nothing can be more demoralising to a child or teen than to have their English criticised by Grammar Nazis. Yes, they make mistakes, but this is not a good reason to insult them as many of these critics are doing, especially those who are lurking online.
Good English tutors in Sydney, like in Step Ahead Coaching, do not criticise or insult. As was mentioned earlier, correction is given, but it is in the form of kind yet informed instruction and reminders.
With this approach, the child or teen gains greater confidence in both written and spoken English. This increased confidence also motivates them to read and analyse English texts more and to voice out their ideas and opinions in class. Best of all, the child or teen is more confident of attaining greater success in state-wide exams like the NAPLAN and especially the more challenging HSC exams.
Without a doubt, next to Maths, the English exams is one of the most difficult tests in the HSC exams. These exams are not just about the basics anymore. They are intended to determine the students’ capacity for understanding a wide variety of English texts and express their thoughts and ideas about these texts using formal English.
At Step Ahead Coaching, our tutors already make preparations for these exams as part of their study plans. Test questions are formulated similar to what the students will find in the NAPLAN and HSC exams and the answers are discussed in class. In addition, students are taught stress and time management techniques so that they are capable and confident of answering exam questions fully and within the prescribed time limit.
If you are searching for good English tutors in Sydney, you need look no further than Step Ahead Coaching. To learn more about our English tutoring classes, book an assessment with us today.
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