At this time of the year, I tend to start arranging mock exams for students who are sitting their exam in the October season here in Australia. I normally get students to sit at least one mock exam, preferably two, prior to their actual exam and I generally use my own teacher and/or friends who are teachers to conduct them.
I find that mock exams are beneficial for a number of reasons:
The process got me wondering: How many other teachers do this for their students? Do you believe it’s important? If you use them, who runs them for you? I also recently had a parent question the need for a mock exam as their child’s previous teacher(s) had never done them. I was brought up with them when I was learning and I continue to run my studio in the same way.
What about you?[polldaddy poll=6509261]
For what level students do you request mock exams? ie. do you do it for all exam grades or just advanced students? Personally, I do it for any student sitting any level exam.[polldaddy poll=6509265]
I generally ask my teacher to run mock exams for my students. Who do you use?[polldaddy poll=6509270]
Looking forward to your feedback!
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