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Since the introduction of smartphones, the way the world lives and communicates has changed radically. This change does not just affect adults. Studies have suggested that this increased use of technology among children has brought about multiple issues, from sleep problems to childhood obesity, depression and suicide amongst others.

In view of these negative implications, most parents today h...

In our last post, we shared three of the seven skills that every child needs for the future according to Tony Wagner, co-director of the Change Leadership Group (CLG) at Harvard Graduate School of Education. They are (1) Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, (2) Collaboration and Leadership Influence, and (3) Agility and Adaptability.

In this post, we will continue the topic by sharing the re...

Our role as educators is to equip students with the skills they need to achieve success in their lives and livelihoods. In our rapidly-changing world, students need to learn much more than basic reading, writing, and arithmetic. According to Tony Wagner, co-director of the Change Leadership Group (CLG) at Harvard Graduate School of Education, there are seven skills that every child needs for...

Dear Parents,

We are more than halfway through the June holidays! To help your child spend the remaining days of their school break meaningfully, we have curated some books for their reading pleasure. Covering the age groups of our students, recommended titles feature a retelling of Singapore tales, and books with themes on inclusiveness, courage, friendship, love and family. We hope your chil...

Dear Parents,

Happy Lunar New Year from all of us at TWC!

For the festive month of February, we have selected quite a few books for younger readers to keep them engaged during and between all the house visiting. Featuring the legendary Nian Monster, the Chinese zodiac animal of 2019 (and his other 11 friends!) and fables that are easily understood, these reads should keep the young ones enterta...

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Happy Lunar New Year! TWC would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family success and prosperity in the year of the Pig. To spread the festive revelry, all existing customers and new customers who sign up for our programmes will receive a complimentary pack of TWC red packets.

*Red packets will be given out to TWC students during their classes in the week of 14 Janu...

Dear Parents,

For the recommended reads of January, we curated books based on common themes from the Term 1 journal topics of our Prep Matters English Tuition programme.

Be it hanging out with wacky animals or experiencing wild travel adventures from the perspective of book characters, we are sure you will enjoy these reads as much as your child.

With the International Holocaust Remembrance Day...


'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' by Dr. Seuss

Age Group [4+]


"The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!

Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason...

With a heart two sizes too small, the Grinch is the meanest creature you'll ever meet. He hates Christmas and the whole festive season. But when he hatches a dastardly plot to steal Christmas, he's in for a big surpri...

Score in the PSLE: Comprehension Cloze

In the comprehension segment of Paper 2, many children continue to be baffled by the cloze section. This component of the English Paper 2 is considered to be one of the most challenging sections because it is a test of many skills. The comprehension cloze questions not only test a child’s vocabulary, but also their grammar and ability to identify contextu...

Score in the PSLE: Composition Writing

When it comes to composition writing, students need to think and write strategically from the beginning of the story. This sounds like a given, but a child’s mindset differs greatly from that of adults. If your child has missed the opportunity to attend our English Tuition (ET) Boot Camp, which covered a wide range of skills and strategies to tackle Paper...

Read between the lines. This is a crucial skill to possess as it affects our comprehension of a text and our response to it. The key skill of making inferences is often a stumbling block for students. In the comprehension section, your child will be required to deduce a conclusion by identifying the correct contextual clues from the passage.

For example, your child may be asked to explain an...

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Typical Comprehension Mistakes Explained

Regular practice is essential to help your child hone their Comprehension Skills. Although students have been told countless times to read the Comprehension Passage carefully and locate the key words, many still make the same mistakes. How can students improve in the precision of their answers?

Over the years, we have compiled a list of typ...

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