At Master Coaching Hurstville, we offer extensive Opportunity Class (OC) preparation courses that build fundamental core skills needed in partaking in the exam. The OC exam is broken down into 3 parts; Thinking skills, mathematical reasoning and reading comprehension. In our OC preparation program, students will learn and develop a strong conceptual understanding of all key concepts in Maths, English and Thinking skills. Students will receive one on one support where our skilful tutor will cater to each students weakness and work along with them to perform their best. Each week we provide mock exams for students to practice the test under exam conditions and will then receive detailed feedback on where to improve. Tutors will also go through each question in a detailed manner and ensures to keep up with the student’s pace, ensuring they do not fall behind and motivate them to excel and build confidence.
This course provides students with the ability to identify and interpret all genres of texts that are required for the OC test. Each week students will read and answer exam-style texts that require critical and deep thinking. Tutors will help them understand the structure of the texts and use step by step approach to teaching students how to answer various questions. The course also ensures students expand their vocabulary and learn grammar and punctuation.
The new test format requires students to solve questions critically and tackle word-based problem-solving questions. Not only do students need to learn the fundamentals of primary school maths they must also utilise this knowledge to tackle scenario-based questions. At Master Coaching Hurstville, we provide weekly mock exams to ensure students understand the format and structure of the exam. The mock exam features a range of different types of problem-solving questions where students are taught to analyse and think critically in answering them. Each week they will learn strategies on how to solve the questions where Tutors will break down concepts in order for students to understand the content easier.
Thinking Skills replaces the General Ability section in the OC test and was introduced this year. At Master Coaching Hurstville, we have adapted to the new test format where we focus on developing students problem solving and critical thinking skills. The test includes two main components: problem-solving and critical thinking.
Problem-solving consists of mathematical and logical problem questions where students need mathematical knowledge and analytical skills to solve them.
Critical thinking consists of inductive and deductive reasoning where students are asked to evaluate the impact of additional information and give a conclusion or statement. Students will need to develop general knowledge and common sense in tackling these questions. At Master Coaching Hurstville, we aim to provide both of these new components into weekly lessons where students will undertake mock exams to practice thinking broadly and engage with a variety of different levels of questions.
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