We formulate the right Chinese and Higher Chinese tuition ingredients for your child taking the Singapore O Level syllabus.


    At Inspiren, our teachers pique our lessons to your child's interests, and improve his or her language abilities with our unique language strengthening curriculum, while also reinforcing school syllabus and catering the best guidance for your child's learning needs.


    Experienced in the MOE system, our bilingual teachers ensure a stronger interest in the language and a marked improvement in the subject.


    我 们 带 您 迈 向 理 想 成 绩






    +65 9831 8018


    Tampines West | Sengkang | Merryn Ave

  • Why choose us?


    Unique Teaching Pedagogy 独家教学秘方

    Chinese Strenghthening Programme + exam skills/techniques

    Through 通过:

    Native understanding of Chinese words and expressions 母语式理解华文表达;

    Picking up of proper grammar and sentence structure 掌握正确华文句式;

    ✔Acquiring skills on reading and how to learn new words and vocabulary independently 学会独立掌握新词.


    Achieving 取得:

    ✔Learning how to speak and write confidently 自信书写及表达;

    ✔Knowing and including the elements of a good essay 懂得好文章要素;

    ✔Picking up the techniques and skills in answering comprehension questions 有效回答阅读理解问题.

    Education Credentials & Teaching Experience 经验丰富

    Highly-qualified and deeply-experienced teacher

    BA (Arts) (Honours) in Chinese Studies, Nanyang Technological University 南大中文系专业

    MOE Teaching Award Recipient 教育部教学奖学金得主

    NIE graduate, PGDE (Post-Graduate Dip in Education)

    Highly bilingual and versatile 双语表达自如

    ✔Graduated from Nanyang Junior College and Catholic High School 南初及公教毕业

    Full-time teaching experience in MOE schools in Singapore 曾任学校全职华文教师

    Taught Higher Chinese and Chinese at all Secondary school and JC levels 中学及高中各级华文教学经验

    ✔5 years teaching experience in schools and private practice 私教与校教经验

    Strengths & Achievements 成绩优异

    Able to guarantee improvement and distinctions

    Thorough understanding of MOE teaching syllabus and examination techniques 深谙教育部教学与考试要求

    Streamlining of lessons to suit individual students' needs 给学生提供针对性协助

    Bilingual in both English and Chinese 双语辅助教学

    Good inspiration to students to spark their interest in language and life 启迪学生对语文及生活的热爱

    80% distinction for Higher Chinese graduating class in Serangoon Garden Secondary School (2017) 2017学校高华毕业班学生佳绩 (80%优等)

    90% distinction for all tuition students in Secondary and JC levels 补习学生优等比例占90%以上

    Student sources 学生来源

    List of schools his students come from

    Students from Hwa Chong Institution, Tao Nan School, Anglo-Chinese School, Methodist Girls' School, St Andrew's Secondary School, St Joseph's Institution, Dunman High School, Temasek Junior College, St Andrew's Junior College, Broadrick Secondary, Serangoon Garden Secondary, etc.


    Convenient lesson locations & affordable fees 地点及收费优势

    Centre location near MRT

  • More About His Chinese Tuition Programme

    独特课程 有效教学

    Background 教师背景

    As a Singaporean and former MOE school teacher, Inspiren's Chief Mentor Mr Chang Jie Yu / Teacher Jaye has more than five years of experience teaching in MOE schools (Kuo Chuan Presbyterian High/Serangoon Garden Secondary) and in private practice. Holding a Chinese honours degree from NTU and NIE's PGDE, he has experience in teaching Chinese across all levels and streams, including a Higher Chinese graduating class (80% distinction) in 2017.


    作为前MOE学校教师的新加坡籍Inspire人首席指导员张捷宇老师(Jaye老师) 拥有超过五年的教学经验,包括政府学校(国专长老会中学、实勤中学)及私人家教的教学经验。南洋理工大学中文系毕业后,张老师入读NIE 毕业生教育课程 (PGDE),后在学校服务数年。学校教学期间,他执教于各个年级、源流的华文班,接触面深且广。2017年,他带领中四高级华文毕业班学生取得80%优等成绩的佳绩。


    He also marked O Level written examination scripts and examined pupils taking the O Level Oral Exams.




    As a private tutor, Mr Chang had the opportunity to work with a even wider range of students, including those taking Higher Chinese (IP) at Hwa Chong Institution (HCI), Higher Chinese (GEP) at Tao Nan School, JC Chinese at St Andrew's Junior College (ACJC) and the IB/IGCSE syllabus (ACS/SJI). He also taught China Studies in English at the JC level (TJC/NYJC).


    私教期间,张老师有幸接触到更广泛的学生群体,包括在华侨中学修读直通车(IP) 课程的高级华文学生、在道南学校修读高才班课程的学生、在初级学院修读高中华文的学生,以及在英华中学、圣约瑟书院修读IB课程的学生。他也教授过高中年级的中国通识(英文)课程


    Unique Programme 独特教程

    After his experience both in the private and public sector education, and dealing with students from both English and Chinese-speaking backgrounds, Mr Chang found that students sometimes do not improve because they don't even understand the content in the exam paper, hence repeated drilling and paper-practising alone doesn't work.




    Differentiating from the norm, Teacher Jaye formulated his own set of teaching materials that can build a solid foundation in a child's Chinese learning journey. Calling it the "Chinese Strengthening Programme", it involves mulitple topics of learning, covering various areas to build on basic vocab, Chinese directional and locational expressions, verbal vs written forms of expressions, Chinese sentence structure, character strokes writing, amongst others, side-by-side schools' exam-targeted elements like cloze passage, comprehension and oral answering and composition writing skills.




    All these done in a natural way, infusing in the lessons:


    ✔Native understanding of Chinese words and expressions 母语式理解华文词汇与表达;

    Picking up of proper grammar and sentence structure 掌握正确华文语法及句式;

    ✔Acquiring skills on reading and how to learn new words and vocabulary independently 掌握独立学习新词语及阅读的能力;

    ✔Learning how to speak and write confidently 能够自信表达及书写的能力;

    ✔Knowing and including the elements of a good essay 写好文章诀窍;

    ✔Picking up the techniques and skills in answering comprehension questions 掌握回答阅读理解题目的技巧及方法.


    Topics covered in his Chinese Strengthening curriculum:


    Names of Places and Countries (In Chinese) 地方名称 |

    Action words and position phrases (How to say it right in Chinese) 方位表达 |

    Adverbs (Word-joining in Chinese) 副词 |

    Speaking vs Writing (What is the difference in phrasing) 说与写的不同 |

    Chinese characters (How to recognise and remember better) 认字 |

    Strokes and sizes (How to write Chinese characters the right way and beautifully) 汉字笔划 |

    Reading and comprehending 阅读和理解 |

    Prose and story constructing 故事构建及书写 |

    Logical thinking and comprehension 逻辑思维与阅读理解 |

    Tackling Cloze (Words with similar meanings) 综合填空攻略 |

    Functional writing 实用文 |

    Oral presentation and reasoning skills 口试及论证技巧 |

    Vocabulary practice (Based on required school curriculum) 词汇练习(按学校课文走)


  • Join our Chinese, Higher Chinese and Chinese Oral class today!

    加入我们的华文 高级华文 口试训练班




    Our classes are mixed-level due to the nature of our lessons being half-common-language-skills, and half-level-specific-training-practices. Our experience has proven that students learn better in this arrangment and environment.


    Feel free to join any of the classes for normal or makeup (when your child cannot make it on certain days), so less worries about missing lessons!


    Our fees are $45 per lesson, and $160 for whole-month (4 lessons).


    Whatsapp us for more: +65 9831 8018









  • Inspiren's ACS student gets distinction for Chinese for the first time.

    Why group classes?


    Conducive learning environments



    Our Tampines West centre location is furnished with air-conditioning,

    comfortable chairs and restroom facilities. It is also conveniently located next to MRT and neighbourhood eateries and convenience stores.




    Centre/group lessons also help the child develop certain skills and aptitude

    in a way that 1-1 tuition cannot. We list 7 ways below.



    1. Interactive component 互动元素:

    We all know textbooks today are so different from those of yester-years. Today's education landscape also emphasises a lot on collaborative learning and peer sharing. Your child will most likely land in a job that requires him to work with many stakeholders and colleagues, and present in front of a large audience, rather than a solo work project. Groupwork skills and interactive engagement are essential skills that not only help learning, but also help in their future careers.


    2. Creativity 创意元素:

    What makes a child gain more knowledge and experience in the world? Hearing from peers and learning from others. While the teacher can do all the talking and cite all the examples, hearing it from someone of the same age group helps give the child a sense of relation and is something he can easily link and associate with. The brainstorming of ideas in the group sessions help spark creative juices and new ideas in their work of writing and even speaking.


    3. Less stress on the student 零压力:

    Would you rather your child feel 'pressurised to perform' or 'prove himself' during every 1-1 tuition lesson, or would you rather him go and 'enjoy a lesson in a group and have fun while learning'? All qualified educators would recommend the latter as a more effective and holistic approach to educating and acquiring knowledge and wisdom. Imagine yourself attending a Korean or Arabic lesson on your own, versus having a whole class to chat and mix and share learning insights with - the answer should be obvious!


    4. Leadership 塑造领导性格:

    21st century workplaces are all about leadership. So many corporate relationships turn sour due to lack of leadership effectiveness; and so many companies fail as a result of poor corporate management. A child who can learn to facilitate, support and lead, is way ahead of others in terms of personal and corporate qualities. And these can only be honed through the frequent exercise of such qualities in none other than the classroom.


    5. Attentiveness 集中注意力:

    We all know home is a place for shelter and rest - and alas, it is also a place for leisure and play! Sometimes, the home can just be a little too 'comfortable' to get children into the 'mood' for learning. An external envrionment that is conducive facilitates the learning process by setting the child's mind and soul right, and he has less 'lackadaisical' tendency.


    6: Peer learning and support 互相学习:

    This is by far the most important and relevant reason why group lessons are better than individual 1-1 lessons. Studies have shown that learning in a group, especially one with varying learning levels and abilities, helps all children in the class learn better: "Mixed-level classes can help everyone learn more. The lower-level learners will be pushed more than if they were alone, and the higher-level learners can solidify their knowledge by helping others."


    7: Quality guarantee and zero agency fees 品牌保证•价格合理:

    Most tuition agencies engage 1-1 tutors because it is easier to facilitate and they get to earn a lucrative 50% off the first month of a tutor's tuition fees. That is a substantial sum of money, and in fact gives the agency an incentive to help parents find more 1-1 tutors, even if it means parents keep changing tutors. Also as a result, tutors' quality is hard to control and monitor as agencies work on a one-off basis with these tutors. Whereas, for centre/group lessons, the teaching staff would need to guard his teaching and the centre is entirely responsible and accountable of teaching quality. Group lessons are also generally priced lower than 1-1.


    Read more here: Why small-group classes help language learning 小班上课益处多 | Inspire人


  • Timetables for 2019


    Our Secondary Chinese and Higher Chinese small-group classes

    (3-8 students) are available on:




    Contact us now!


    June Holidays Schedule


    July Schedule


    Other programmes


  • June Holiday Programmes


    This June Holidays, we are conducting two sets of programmes.

    (*Set B's Grammar Editing and Summary is more suitable for Higher Chinese.)



    (注:Set B的病句改正和片段缩写比较适合高级华文学生。)

    Students can choose to enrol into either set of programmes,

    or just 1/few lesson(s) out of any set.


    (Of course, fees will be cheaper when students attend the whole set.


    Sign up here


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  • Contact Us


    Phone 电话

    Call ☏ 9831 8018

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    Email 电邮

    @ |inspireneducationforlife@gmail.com


    Address 地址

    | Blk 929 Tampines St 91 (#01-439) (3 mins from Tampines West MRT)



    How to Get Here 如何到达

    If you are taking the MRT:

    Alight at Tampines West MRT Station, and take Exit "A".

    If you are taking the bus:

    Take 22, 46, or 129 and alight at the Blk 801 bus stop (Stop ID: 76289) and cross the road.


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    +65 9831 8018
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    Call/Whatsapp |+65 9831 8018 for queries.


    我们按月付款,Inspire人 官方银行账号为 OCBC 519-333165-001.

  • Our other courses


    Study Skills Workshop




    Training and counselling in study habits and steps.

    ✔To find out a child's inner strengths and weaknesses, and hone knowledge in self-help, self-care and self-learning skills and habits.

    1-day workshop (2 hours).
    Payment to be before start of lesson.

    Materials include personality tests, instructional notes and worksheets.

    Exercises include voicing out one's personal and studies' problems, drawing resolution plans and reasonable targets.


    Chinese Journalism/ Current Affairs Workshop



    Special training in critical reading and writing.

    ✔To hone knowledge and interest in current affairs and skills in opinion expression, and argumentative/discursive writing.

    3-month workshop.
    Payment to be made on a monthly basis.

    Materials include news articles and past-year exam model essays.

    Exercises include speaking in front of an audience, news reporting, news analysis, opinion/essay writing.



    Critical/Logical Thinking Workshop



    Special training in critical and logical thinking.

    ✔To hone thinking skills to aid understanding and deciphering of comprehension passages and questions.

    1-month workshop. Payment to be made upfront.

    Materials include schools' past-year and centre's own comprehension questions with thinking elements.

    Exercises include deciphering meanings, critical reading, logical thinking, and comprehension-questions tackling.


    Sec 1-4 Chinese Crash Course



    Comprehensive coverage of basic skills in composition, comprehension and oral.

    ✔To hone skills in essay-brainstorming and ideas-generation, confident expression at oral exams and comprehension answering techniques.

    2-hr workshop. Payment to be made upfront.

    Materials include unique notes compiled by Inspiren.

    Exercises include little writing exercises and other practices.



    Understanding Chinese History Through 9 Individuals (Corporate Course)

    Conducted in English.

    Attend as individual or company.

    10-week course to get a brief understanding of the ancient history of China.

    Brief Chinese history told through the stories of 9 unqiue individuals who each represent a turning point in Chinese history.

    2-hr lessons each week touching on: time, space, individuals, as well as the role of power, bureacracy and ideology in the different stages of change and transformation in Chinese history.

    More details.


    Bilingual city tour


    One-day course (2-3hrs) 一天课程(约2-3小时)

    Secondary and tertiary students 初中以上学生

    Tour of Singapore's city scape 游览新加坡城市风景区

    Brief introduction to Singapore's history and education system 介绍新加坡现代历史及教育体制概况

    Bilingual conversations 中英文语会话交流

    Bilingual worksheets 中英文活动纸


    Chinese Strengthening Programme-infused Tuition


    Weekly centre-based/1-1 foundation-building and skills-based lessons to hone and strengthen language skills and exam techniques

    Bilingual city tour


    One-day (2-3hr) walk around Marina Bay area and introduction to some new vocabulary

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