I am so Proud of Amelia (Pri 6)

Amelia, a Pri 6 pupil from Evergreen Primary School, joined our centre in February. I was quite surprised that her mother chose us as they live in Woodlands. Her mother told me that although Amelia had a tutor, she had been failing her paper 2 English papers. I assured her that if Amelia worked  hard, she would improve.

I am so happy to hear from Mrs Ong today that Amelia has shown a vast improvement. She has done very well in her Prelim exam, scoring an A, a first for her, since she was in Pri 5. In the past, she only scored 23/40 for her compositions. In her recent exam, she scored 33/40. What an improvement!

How did she do it?

Amelia pays great attention in class and is very diligent. She is very receptive to advice and works hard to improve.

This is what I did to help her improve:

  • Expanded her vocabulary (weekly lists and monthly tests)
  • Worked on commonly tested grammar items
  • Taught her how to identify and tackle the various comprehension questions
  • Taught her how to develop a solid plot, create suspense and describe emotions and characters
  • Used guided compositions (proven to be most useful in helping pupils improve) to teach writing.
  • Exposed her to many model essays. She gets lots of practices (at least 2 compositions a week) and constructive feedback.
  • Gave her termly tests and practice papers.

I am elated with her results and her vast improvement.

I must thank Mrs Ong for believing in me and entrusting her 3 daughters to me. After signing Amelia up for classes, she also enrolled Odelia (Sec 3) and Otylia (Sec 4)  for English tuition too.


English Bridging Programme For Secondary 1 Pupils

Dear Parents of Pri 6 Pupils,

The requirements of the Secondary 1 English examination vary greatly from the requirements of the PSLE. Next year, your child will be placed in a different environment from what he/she is used to in Primary Six.

In the first two months, he/she will be busy adapting to this new environment.

In addition, the school will arrange for orientation activities and camps to help your child acclimatise to his/her new learning environment.

Your child will also be sitting for his/her first test as early as February, although he/she may not have been exposed to all the skills (e.g. summary writing) required to excel in the test.

I will be conducting a Bridging Course in October/November to expose your child to the requirements of both Paper 1 and Paper 2 which includes summary writing (something not tested in Pri school)

You are strongly encouraged to enrol your child for the classes so as to give him/her a head start over his/her peers. Feedback from pupils who had previously attended the course was good. All of them, who went on to Secondary 1, mentioned that their teachers only started teaching them summary writing skills in April. Hence, they found the Bridging course useful. It’s a great boost to their confidence too as they find themselves ahead of their peers.

There are two sessions. You can choose either session 1 or 2. Places are limited and I will not be starting new classes. You can register as soon as you can. Some slots are already taken.

Please click on the link below for the dates. Do email me at janice@mckaylan.com or contact me at 98214603 for more information. Thank you.