"When you encourage young minds to read and write, you give them the greatest gift that will endure throughout their lifetime." 

Prep Matters English Tuition™

2 Hours ; Primary 3 - 6

After extensive research and development by a team of strategists and specialists consisting of highly qualified and experienced TWC teachers and managers, we are proud to introduce our enhanced Prep Matters English Tuition™ programme!

 

TWC’s 2020 Prep Matters English Tuition™ programme teaches your child the right strategies for all components of the PSLE English Language paper with our Strategic Exam Thinking™ methodology.

TWC's Strategic Exam Thinking™ Methodology

1. OUR LEARNING CYCLE

In our lessons, your child will be guided through the following learning cycle to help them master the exam-smart strategies to maximise their scores in the various sections of the PSLE paper:

1. Framing Context:

  • Exploring general knowledge and world affairs with children to increase knowledge

  • Sparking interest in themed discussions

  • Facilitating deeper understanding of issues discussed

2. Explicit Thinking Strategies:

  • Step-by-step approach to questions

  • Thinking like the Examiner

3. Application:

  • Going from “Think” to “Do”

4. Weekly Check-Points:

  • "Bite-sized" and independent practices

  • Assessing if learnt skills are successfully applied 

  • Allowing teachers to close gaps in learning

2. HOW YOUR CHILD WILL BENEFIT

  • Focus given to heavier-weighted components in examination:

    • Continuous Writing (20%)

    • Comprehension (10%)

    • Listening Comprehension (10%)

    • Comprehension Cloze (7.5%)

    • Stimulus-based Conversation (7.5%)

    • Situational Writing (7.5%)

  • Fast-and-easy techniques taught to secure marks in tricky components such as Synthesis and Transformation (5%) and Editing for Spelling and Grammar (6%)​.

  • Each examinable component is covered at least once in each cycle of 4 to 7 lessons.

  • Summary Lessons at the end of the academic year to consolidate learning and prepare for examination.

1. Structured According to
Weightage of Components in PSLE
  • Theme-based curriculum covers a broad range of subject matters and real-world situations.

  • Framing Context and the content of various sections are linked to the theme to spark interests and build general knowledge.

  • Build your child’s vocabulary for different contexts and scenarios to allow transfer of knowledge into various English papers and test components.

  • Deepen your child's general knowledge and update them in current affairs, which empowers them with knowledge that is beyond the requirement of examinations so that they become a truly confident individual.

3. Be World-Ready through
Theme-Based Curriculum 
  • Heavier focus to score on the often overlooked but critical components such as Listening Comprehension and the Oral examination.

  • Explicit teaching strategies and targeted exercises to hone your child’s skills to conquer challenging and heavily weighted components such as Comprehension Cloze (7.5%), Stimulus-based Conversation (7.5%) and Listening Comprehension (10%).

  • Through this learning process, your child will develop metacognitive skills that will power higher-order thinking and enable them to achieve their life goals. 

2. Filling the Gaps
  • Keep up-to-date with your child’s progress through our termly progress reports.

    • Better understand your child’s areas for improvement and teacher’s strategies to help him/her in these areas.

  • Weekly independent practices to evaluate your child’s understanding of new concepts.

  • Termly assessment testing all components of Paper 1 and 2, to gain practice in exam-simulated conditions and prepare psychologically for exams.

  • TWC advocates a reflective, growth mindset approach towards our practices and assessments:

    • Students are equipped with the right mindset and training to succeed.

    • Guided to take responsibility in finding solutions for challenges, building them into resilient individuals to face life's challenges.

4. Evaluation of Progress and
Regular Progress Updates

3. COURSE OVERVIEW

Primary 3 – Primary 4

 

Our lessons cover all aspects and skills of learning the English language.

 

Lessons are tailored according to MOE’s requirements with a broad range of general knowledge and current affairs topics. Our highly trained and caring teachers also focus on examination skills and techniques, including Composition, Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Writing, Oral and Listening. Right from Primary 3, your child will be exposed to various forms of Functional Writing to introduce them to the genre, and, starting from Primary 4, your child will then be taught to confidently handle various forms of Situational Writing. These language and examination skills lay the foundation and exposure to help your child progress seamlessly to Primary 5 and the PSLE.

 

Primary 5 – Primary 6

 

A strong foundation in English is never complete without mastering all aspects of literacy. Our lessons will give your child the expertise and know-how to tackle every component of the English examinations in school.

 

With weekly practices covering all components of the latest Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), your child will not only achieve academic excellence but also gain valuable analytical skills that are useful across other disciplines in learning. The rich content will serve as a powerful springboard to help your child acquire the various skills, strategies and techniques required for lifelong success. 

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Our Curriculum Creation Teams (In-House)

1. Curriculum Development Team

  • K Barg, B.A. with Dip Ed, Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education (English and English Literature), MCom, University of New South Wales, Ex-MOE Teacher, Teacher Trainer

  • N Lim, B.A., National University of Singapore (Political Science and Sociology), PGDE (National Institute of Education), Dip. TESOL, London Teacher Training College, Ex-MOE Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Ex-HOD of English (Pte Sector)

  • R Gibson, B.A. (Hons), University of Oxford (Classics), Experienced editor

  • Lim Y S, B.A. (Hons), Nanyang Technological University (English Literature, Creative Writing) 

  • Lee M Y, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Singapore Management University

  • Peh Y X, B.SSc (Hons), National University of Singapore (Sociology)

  • S Leong, B.A. (Hons), Monash University, B.A., University of Melbourne (History and Art History) TWC Centre Manager

  • Mohamed S, B.Sc, University of London (Accounting and Finance), TWC Centre Manager

 

2. Research and Development (StrETegies Team)

  • A Tan, B.A., University of Melbourne (English Literature and Philosophy) 

  • A Lam, B.Sc (Hons), University of Manchester (Biomedical Sciences)

  • A Chan, B.A. (Hons), National University of Singapore (English Literature and Philosophy)

  • B Tan, B.A. (Hons), National University of Singapore (Psychology)

  • B Lye, B.A. (Hons), Nanyang Technological University (Sociology, Communication Studies)

  • C Chia, B.A., University of Buffalo, The State University of New York (Communication Studies)

  • G F Chan, B.A. (Hons), Nanyang Technological University (English Literature)

  • H Chee, B.A., National University of Singapore (English Literature)

  • J Wong, B.BM, Singapore Management University

  • Lee H J, B.A. (Hons), National University of Singapore (English Language and Linguistics)

  • M Ho, B.A. (Hons), University of Buffalo, The State University of New York (Communication Studies)

  • M Mak, B.A. (Hons), Singapore Management University (Sociology and International & Asian Studies)

  • N Hong, B.A., National University of Singapore (English Language and Linguistics)

  • S Viarakanu, B.A., National University of Singapore (Political Science)

  • S Saravanan, Dip. Ed., National Institute of Education, Ex-MOE Teacher

  • S Ho, PGDE, National Institute of Education, B.A., Singapore Institute of Management, Ex-MOE Teacher

  • Saw S H, B.A. (Hons), National University of Singapore (Global Studies)

  • Tay J L, B.A. (Hons), Nanyang Technological University (English Literature)

  • T Seow, B.A. (Hons), Singapore Management University (Psychology)