The Secondary 1-4 English Tuition Programme is a whole new different learning experience. This is a tuition program that has been designed by our best & most experienced MOE teachers. Students will enjoy engaging lessons that touch on real-life issues to prepare them for the global world.
Our classrooms are designed to be conducive for learning, they are small (since our class size ranges from 1-4 students), with professional multi-media fittings so that our English tuition classes will be efficient and exciting. We use projectors or large flat-screen TVs to go through the lesson plan, so that students will be able to easily follow the teachers and understand the content.
Our English tuition Programme courses place significant emphasis on enabling students to attain a global mindset by systematically developing their critical thinking and advanced reading skills. Weekly reading assignments require students to read about up-to-date news issues or real-life problems, then to summarise the readings into note-taking points for their revision during the exams.
At the end of our Secondary English Tuition Programme, our students will be extremely well prepared to take the English O-Level Exams. In addition, our students would also have attained a proficiency in the English language that puts them ahead of their peers as they move on to JC or polytechnics.
Our Secondary 1-4 English Tuition Programme is designed with a very specific goal in mind — to enable your child to outperform in English O-Level Exams. Upper secondary students are required to have proficient writing skills and a widely-read knowledge base. In addition, the students need to be well versed in exam strategy and time management skills so they perform at their best.
We understand this. Thus our English tuition programme repeatedly teaches, and repeatedly practices the various sections of the English O-Level Exam paper. From continuous writing, to oral communication, to listening comprehension, to summary writing — our syllabus requires that every student goes through at least 12 different types of exam practices throughout the year. So when our students walk into the examination hall, we have quiet confidence in their ability to excel, and to outperform their peers.
Language Foundation: During most English tuition lessons, we have editing and grammatical practices for students to hone and perfect their use of words, punctuation, and grammar. In formal education, secondary school is the last time that students will be learning the basic use of punctuation, sentence structures, spelling, and paragraphing. We take every effort to ensure that every student learns to master these basics before they move on to tertiary education and beyond.
Reading & Writing: As our English tuition syllabus ultimately focuses on enabling our students to do well in the English O-level exams, our reading and writing aspects of the class are aligned closely with attaining that goal. Our weekly reading module aims to transform students into knowledgeable, learned individuals.
Our writing module helps to fine-tune our students exam strategies, and teach them time-management techniques. We also have specific modules for improving the composition (essay) writing portion of the exam. This is an important section, with a large allocation of marks, and students must complete the essay within a tight time-span. Our syllabus also teaches students to gain a thorough understanding of the various texts in the exam — the visual text, and narrative as well as non-narrative passages.
Speaking Development: The Oral examination portion of the English O-level exam is also one of the most dreaded by students. Within a short span of 10 minutes, they have to read a short passage, comment on a picture, and hold an intelligent, meaningful conversation with two senior teachers. Moreover, the oral exam also makes up a significant portion of the total grade for the entire English exam.
At The Education Lab, our professional English tutors are specially trained in phonetics and teach our students how to articulate themselves clearly and eloquently. We also believe that learning to speak well is a life-long endeavour, that’s why we spend significant time and class resources ensuring that every single student trains to become the confident, articulate individual that they aspire to be.