Mrs Janice Chung
ex-MOE senior teacher for English
MEET THE TUTOR
Mrs Janice Chung
23 years of experience teaching English

Ex-MOE Senior Teacher, specialising in enhancing the standard of English in the school

Her tried-and-tested curricula and teaching methods have guided at least 2000 pupils to improve their English and achieve distinctions


Has a Specialist Certificate in Language Curriculum and Materials Development by SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC)
(Only 5 Singaporean teachers were selected to attend this course with teachers from other countries)

Nominated twice for the 'Inspirational English Teacher Award', organised by The Straits Times


She teaches most of the pupils from Pri 3 to Sec 4
Janice has used her experience and knowledge to develop a robust curriculum that will help your children holistically, so they can score for English.

In MOE, she specialised in English and was sent for specialised training by SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, where she learnt about the different approaches and issues with language curriculum design, implementation and materials development. 

This has given her the privilege of being one of the best English-teaching experts around with her in-depth curriculum not found anywhere else.
Janice's love for teaching led her to estalish McKaylan.  She personally teaches most of the classes, ranging from Primary 3 to Secondary 4.  Many of her students have been under her tutelage for 4 years or more, allowing her to gain a deep understanding of their strengths and areas for improvement.
We are confident our methods work. 
Pupils playing games (developed in-house) to learn English.
We have received many good reviews and feedback from our pupils and their parents.

Pupils do not have a wide vocabulary

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Pupils do not have a wide vocabulary as they do not read enough or are not exposed to good words.

  • Pupils do not enjoy reading or are not reading widely and regularly.  We will expose them to a myriad of interesting texts pitched at the right difficulty.

 

  • Research shows that students need to encounter a word about 12 times or more before they know it well enough to help them comprehend it

 

  • When students have enough encounters with a word, they’ll begin to use it in their writing and speech. That word then becomes a part of their personal vocabulary bank.

 

  • We have a tried-and-tested structured method of teaching vocabulary.  Pupils are taught 10 new words every week. After 4 weeks, the pupils will be tested on the words via games and a written test.

 

  • We also ensure repeated exposure to the words by incorporating them in other texts and worksheets.  This enables students to remember the words easily and use them..

Can't excel in reading comprehension

Pupils do not know how to excel in reading comprehension exercises.

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  • They may not have been taught how to answer the questions.

 

  • They may not comprehend the texts as they don’t understand the words in the text.

 

  • We teach pupils techniques to answer the various types of questions.

 

  • We use multimedia elements like videos, PowerPoint slides and even music to engage our learners.

 

  • We expand their vocabulary so they understand the texts and answer the questions correctly with the right words.

Can't improve their writing

Pupils do not know how to improve their writing.

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  • We teach pupils the structural and language features of different types of compositions. [recounts, narrative, descriptive, argumentative, expository]

 

  • We teach pupils how to brainstorm for ideas and craft the composition.

 

  • We teach pupils how to use interesting and precise words to enhance their compositions.

 

  • We also teach pupil techniques to tackle the situational writing tasks, which require more elaboration in Secondary school.

Not motivated

Pupils are not motivated to learn or improve their English.

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  • There is never a dull moment here. Pupils often comment about how times passes so quickly in our classes. Our reply would be times flies when you are having fun.

 

  • We use interesting teaching resources to engage our learners.

 

  • We conduct competitions and games to make learning fun and meaningful.

 

  • Pupils are rewarded with prizes when they do well.
5 most common challenges English learners face
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2024 Class Schedule
Primary 3 to 6
In each lesson, a variety of skills will be taught to prepare pupils for the rigours of the English Language examination.

Hence the materials are specially designed to help pupils develop the strategies and skills necessary to excel in their examinations.

Most importantly, the materials are pedagogically written and based on the latest MOE syllabus.

Secondary 1 to 4
In each lesson, a variety of skills will be taught to prepare pupils for the rigours of the English Language examination.

Hence the materials are specially designed to help pupils develop the strategies and skills necessary to excel in their examinations.

Most importantly, the materials are pedagogically written and based on latest MOE syllabus (1184 - ‘O’ level).
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June 2024 Holiday Classes
Primary 3 to 6
We would be conducting special lessons during the Jun. holidays. Each lesson is designed to be modular.

These lessons focus on skills mastery and pupils who have previously attended all the lessons find them beneficial and parents have given us good feedback.

There are at least 5 intensive writing or comprehension lessons for each level. All pupils are required to choose at least 4 lessons e.g. a primary 3 pupil can choose lessons 311, 313, 321 and 322. Pupils are encouraged to take as many lessons as possible.


Secondary 1 to 4