- Essay writing
- Creative writing
- Persuasive, Reflective, Discursive, Informative and other writing
To make sure your student is assured of success, the Cluey Education Team has an ever-expanding bank of resources as well as units ready to support essays, oral presentations, creative and persuasive writing – as well as grammar and spelling to give that final polish. If you’re looking for assistance or extension in Year 8, our tutors are ready to help.
Your content plan appears in the learning environment, sequenced to your learning needs and accessible with ease by you and your tutor.
An example content plan sequenced in the Cluey Learning Platform.
Year 8 English involves a range of texts - novels and newspapers, poems and plays, digital media and dreamtime stories. There will be new kinds of vocabulary and assessments, not to mention new perspectives from around the world.
We've got the entire syllabus covered
Text analysis and comparison
Perhaps the classroom just isn’t meeting all of your child's learning needs or they want to prepare for a specific assessment
Structured around your individual needs and goals, our learning programs adapt over time to build your confidence and offer the right help at the right time.
Optional practice questions and exercises to work through between sessions.
Feedback after every session helps you keep track of your progress.
Learn from home (or anywhere) via our online platform.
Schedule sessions when they suit you, between 7am and 10pm, 7 days per week.
Reschedule easily when things get busy
From step one to step done, we're with you for your entire learning journey.
Session recordings allow you to revise at any time.
Progress reports ensure you are getting the right help at the right pace.
Guided tutoring helps you realise your potential.
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.
Head of Department, English
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.
Our tutors are all qualified teachers, exceptional ATAR achievers or experts in their respective fields.
VIC University Student (Doctor of Philosophy)
English: Yrs 7-10
Ariane is working towards a Ph. D in Philosophy after graduating with first class honours. She has worked as a senior writing mentor and teaching assistant in the past.
SA University Student (PhD Medicine)
English: Yrs 7-10
After achieving honours in Psychology, Sarah is working towards her Ph. D in Medicine. In addition to her work as a secondary tutor, Sarah runs undergrad tutorials in psychology.
VIC University Student (Bachelor of Arts)
English: Yrs 7-10
An ATAR high achiever, Amy is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Law) in Melbourne. She believes that secondary English can and SHOULD be fun for students.
From catching up, building confidence and excelling in school, parents and students alike agree that Cluey works.
82% of Cluey parents agree their child’s grades have improved
85% of Cluey parents agree their child is more confident
“My Y9 student has seen fantastic results from his English tutoring with an increase of 20% in his assessment marks. His tutor has been able to drill down to the specific problem areas and work on them each week until he is confident.”View on Google
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Weekly learning through live tutoring sessions, feedback & practice
Each student’s individual learning journey is supported through a series of live face-to-face sessions with an expert tutor matched to the student's needs. We cover all the theory and examples needed to ensure comprehension, and our sessions are designed to be engaging and encouraging.
Our expert tutors offer guidance through demonstration and worked examples and assign targeted practice questions to help students master the topics and concepts covered.
After each session, personalised feedback is provided to help students and parents track their progress.
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