Secondary English Tuition, Singapore
Cultivating competent learners of the English Language
In continuation of the language study at the primary level, secondary students will advance to more specific aspects while they refine their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The study of English is an intricate and complex process that can be achieved with proper guidance. Therefore, the secondary English tuition classes are useful in helping students to dissect the essentials of language study, like grammar and vocabulary development.
Objectives of the Sec English Tuition
Redefining the meaning of education
The secondary English tuition programmes are organized and held with the consideration of making learning enjoyable and effective. While it is undeniable that students will vie for the best possible results in their study of the English language, the tutors also value the development of other aspects like awareness of current affairs and relating personal experiences to the application of English language skills. Hence, students will achieve several differentiated learning objectives along the way as they satiate their thirst for knowledge.
Strengthen your English language fundamentals
To achieve precision in the application of the English language, students must establish a stable foundation, seen in terms of their grammar and vocabulary usage. The English tutors will guide students through the examination of sentence structure formation and appropriateness of vocabulary usage. For example, one of the tested-and-proven methods is to attempt and review the writing expression and description.
Nurture the sensitivity to identify and apply writing methods
The secondary English tuition programmes feature class activities that help students to understand and utilize the distinctive styles of writing in every exam component. For continuous writing, as an example, students will be introduced to argumentative and descriptive writing. Argumentative writing focuses more on the analysis of viewpoints, whereas descriptive writing emphasizes on figurative language usage to embellish the answers.
Attain better understanding of current events and issues
Learning English is incomplete unless students can apply them to real life situations. In particular, students will learn to appreciate the knowledge and skills by relating to personal experiences and the developments that occur around them. For instance, students will read newspaper articles to enhance their information extraction skills for the comprehension questions component, especially for the non-narrative type.
Features of our Programme
How students study during the secondary English tuition classes
The secondary English tuition programmes consists of exam-driven features that will enhance the capability of students in absorbing, processing, and applying knowledge to excel every exam component. The classes are conducted to guide students through the rigorous process of language study through the use of defining features, like study resources and practice questions. These features will streamline and accelerate the learning process for students to attain the desired level of competency to handle the exam-related challenges.
Reference to revision materials
Students can tap on the educational resources of the English tutors to value-add their own revision programme. During the secondary English tuition classes, students will receive concise notes for the main components, like comprehension questions, continuous writing and situational writing. These notes hold valuable information that are summarised and condensed for students to learn efficiently.
Access numerous practice questions
To ace the secondary English examinations, students are strongly encouraged to attempt practice questions on a regular basis. The rationale stems from the common observation of tutors that students lack adequate practice to recognize the required answering techniques to apply for different questions.
Review answering techniques
Students who enrol in the secondary English tuition programmes can seek guidance and consultation from the tutors on their answers. Tutors offer constructive and insightful feedback for students, such as the assessment of grammar usage, spelling and point elaboration.
O Level English Syllabus (1128)
Understanding the learning requirements
It is important for students to know and understand the O Level English syllabus (1128) as they can recognize the value of the secondary English tuition programme, seen in terms of the wide coverage in areas of study for exam preparation. The tutors conduct class activities that enlighten students on the implications of the syllabus set by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB). Hence, students can then capitalize on this information source to intensify revision efforts and realise their aspirations.
For the O Level English syllabus (1128), there are four papers that students must attempt.
Paper 1 Writing
Paper 1 covers writing, in which students will attempt situational writing (such as letter, speech and report) and continuous writing (argumentative or descriptive writing). Students must be aware of the nuances used in each writing format and the required phrases and expressions to be used to excel in the paper.
Paper 2 Written Comprehension
Paper 2 features written comprehension questions that contain narrative and non-narrative passages. Students must pay attention to the specific requirements set by each question to attain the maximum allocated marks. Furthermore, the non-narrative component features a summary question that involves the application of word substitution
Paper 3 Listening Comprehension
Paper 3 involves listening comprehension questions that students can answer after they listen to a series of audio recordings. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this format of assessment by listening to radio broadcasts and video news reports.
Paper 4 Oral Communication
Paper 4 comprises of oral communication, whereby students are given a written text to read aloud and conduct a short discussion with the examiners over a topic. Students can score in this paper by developing the confidence to express their own opinions with friends, educators, and family members, with regards to relatable issues like school experiences.
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Read, write, and think critically
Develop confidence and proficiency at writing at our secondary English tuition programme. Students will learn how to phrase their thoughts and ideas in creative and coherent ways to be prepared for the O Level examination.