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Hey parents! Here is a cheeky look into my NCEA English tutorials (Part 1)

Isn’t a tough decision parents have to make when choosing a tutor for their children. They have to consider whether or not their child is happy during the tutorial and whether or not they are benefitting from their tuition. I completely understand this. It would be wise to mention now that your child will be in safe hands if you choose Tovah’s Tutoring as we are caring and highly experienced qualified teachers. But read on to learn more about what we get up to in our tutorials.


As many parents decide to put their children into NCEA tutoring close to their NCEA English exams, time is of the essence and it is crucial that the tutorials prepare their child for their NCEA English examinations. Our busiest time is about a month before NCEA English examinations, and therefore the students who attend tutorials are after a quick look into what they need to prepare and also have a few practices so they feel ready to sit the official NCEA English examinations.


It is likely you are reading this wondering what our NCEA English tutorials are like and whether it will be a good fit for you, your child, and possibly other siblings later down the track.


Well, the following series of blogs will discuss what I personally do during my NCEA English tutorials.



NCEA English tutorials are purposeful and focus on preparing NCEA students for their NCEA exams.
NCEA English tutorials are purposeful and focus on preparing NCEA students for their NCEA exams.


Make sure the NCEA English student is aware of what to expect:


It is important that NCEA students know what it is like to sit an NCEA English exam. They need to see and experience the little things within an NCEA English external examination so that it no longer feels intimidating or overwhelming.


So, this is what I like to do:

  • Show them what an NCEA English exam paper looks like

  • Show them how to read an NCEA English exam paper so they know which one is the right one (especially since the majority of NCEA English students sit multiple papers at once, per class

  • Talk about the length of time you have to sit the NCEA English exam and an appropriate amount of time to allocate to each NCEA English exam paper

  • Talk about the strict rules to abide by in the NCEA English examination

  • Talk about what they should bring to their NCEA English exam and what not to bring

  • Talk about and show them what to do if they run out of space on their NCEA English exam paper

  • Practice selecting NCEA English questions to write about

  • Practice answering NCEA English exam questions

  • Practice proofreading their work so that they have included everything they’d like to include in their answers

  • Talk about what happens with your NCEA English assessment once it has been submitted and where to look for your final NCEA grades


Check out Part 2 of this blog here.


Your child’s education matters to me. NCEA tutorials are available now in English, Drama, Dance Physics and Chemistry.



Tovah O’Neill

Tovah’s Tutoring Company Ltd


Email: info@tovahstutoring.co.nz

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