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    We'll customise the right Higher Chinese and Chinese language tuition solution for Secondary and JC students in Singapore.

     

    At Inspiren, our teachers pique your child's interests in Chinese with his unique language strengthening curriculum and adjust teaching to suit every child's learning needs.

     

    +65 9831 8018

    inpsireneducationforlife@gmail.com

    Bugis | Tampines | Home

  • Why Inspiren Chinese?

    Unique Teaching Pedagogy

    Mr Chang's lessons are all infused with his own Chinese Strenghthening strategies on top of school exam-targeted practice and techniques, to let students better grasp the nuances of the Chinese language and to express themselves better both verbally and in written form.

     

    Step-by-step approach in building the basic learning 'blocks' of the Chinese language

    Deep explanation of word meanings to let students make logical links (联想) with other words and phrases

    English explanation to word use to aid understanding and learning

    Paragraph memorising and dictation to further strengthen grammar and sentence structure acquisition and form early writing skills

     

    Education Credentials & Teaching Experience

    Highly-qualified and deeply-experienced teacher

    BA (Arts) (Honours) in Chinese Studies, Nanyang Technological University

    MOE Teaching Award Recipient

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

    ✔Nanyang Junior College

    ✔Catholic High School

    Full-time teaching experience in MOE schools in Singapore

    Taught Higher Chinese and Chinese at all Secondary school and JC levels

    ✔5 years teaching experience in schools and private practice

    Strengths & Achievements

    Able to guarantee improvement and distinctions

    Thorough understanding of MOE teaching syllabus and examination techniques

    Streamlining of lessons to suit individual students' needs

    Bilingual in both English and Chinese

    Good inspiration to students to spark their interest in language and life

    80% distinction for Higher Chinese graduating class in Serangoon Garden Secondary School (2017)

    90% distinction for all tuition students in Secondary and JC levels

    Students

    List of schools his students came 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

    Central and East locations near MRT

  • More About His Programme

    Background

    Former MOE school teacher and 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.

     

    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).

     

    Own Programme

    After his experience both in the private and public sector education, and dealing with students from both Ensligh 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, he has also 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 direction and location expressions, verbal and written grammar, sentence structure, strokes writing, in conjunction with school 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:

    Step-by-step approach in building the basic learning 'blocks' of the Chinese language .

    Deep explanation of word meanings to let students make logical links (联想) with other words and phrases.

    English explanation to word use to aid understanding and learning.

    Paragraph memorising and dictation to further strengthen grammar and sentence structure acquisition and form early writing skills.

     

    Desired outcomes of the Strengthening Programme-infused lessons include:

    Deep understanding of Chinese words and vocabulary, their meanings, how they form into a 词 (word compound) and 词组 (groups of words).

    Writing of proper, grammatically-correct Chinese sentences, instead of 'English-translated sentences'.

    Understanding of the nuances of different words and phrases in the language in both written and verbal form, so as to be able to use the correct vocab in the correct contexts, etc.

     

  • Happy Student Reviews

    | Mr Chang starts his lessons with 谜语 that gets me interested with the cute pictures and large words. The guessing of the correct word of the riddle makes learning Chinese much more fun! But he always goes into thorough training for my tests and exams - which have improved tremendously under his guidance. For the most recent CA2, I got A1 for the first time in my life for Chinese (from C6), I was so happy!

    Grades: C6 to A2.

    Secondary 1 student SHI MIN, Presbyterian High School.

     

    | Mr Chang is very engaging and insightful in his lessons, sharing thoughts on social issues and ideas that can be used in our essay and compositions. His guidance on answering comprehension questions also helped me grasped the skill in this area greatly. I am now far more confident in Chinese than ever before.

    Grades: D7 to A2.

    Secondary 2 student MEGAN, Methodist Girls' School.

     

    | He is very helpful and tries his best to help me understand and improve my Chinese. He also makes the lesson more enjoyable by smiling and brightening the mood and makes me look forward to the lesson. He also does not criticise me when I make mistakes but encourages me to do better all the time.

    他很乐于帮助我明白一些华文句子,让我的华文进步。他也时常微笑让我放轻松,使得上课比较轻松愉快。他也不会在我写错字时批评我,而是鼓励我做得更好,不断进步。

    Grades: C6 to A2.

    Secondary 3 student WEI ZHI, Anglo-Chinese SchooL.

     

    | Mr Chang's lessons are stress-free and we talk a lot about general issues and daily life. While fun, his lessons are also rigorous at the same time, drilling me in with the necessary skills and knowledge to ace the exams with ease. Somehow, my exam results magically improved from just pass to high distinction without me realising how I actually did it.

    Grades: C6 to A1.

    Secondary 4 (O Level) student JUN LE, Serangoon Garden Secondary.

     

    | Mr Chang makes comprehension really easy for me. Before his lessons, I did not have a hang of how to read and answer comprehension questions, and was very afraid of them. After Mr Chang taught me using his methods, I am able to do compre and cloze with ease. I also understand what it takes to write a good and interesting composition.

    Grades: C6 to B3.

    Secondary 4 (O Level) student MALVIN, Broadrick Secondary.

     

    | Mr Chang is really skilled at comprehension and composition skills training. Under his guidance, I finally understand what it takes to write a good story and 'inspire' readers. I am also better at the consolidation and summary questions in the comprehension section. I am now more confident in Chinese even though I have only had lessons with him for less than 3 months.

    Grades: D to A.

    JC1 student (A Level CL) EDWIN, St Andrews JC.

     

    | I think it's my best performance at the A Levels this year, so I'm very satisfied with the paper. Overall very doable! Thank you for your guidance, Mr Chang!

    Grades: D to A.

    JC2 student (CSE) ZIKUN, Temasek JC.

     

    | I think it is very good to attend Teacher Jaye's lessons for mandarin. i have learnt a bit of Mandarin in Beijing, but have not had the opportunity to use it much when I was back in the States. Coming to Singapore makes me want to learn the language again, and practise it more often. I like Chinese and would love to go to China again some day, so the sessions are really useful!

    Usage: Mediocre to Proficient.

    Adult Mandarin learner MARTHA, from the United States.

     

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  • Classes for 2019

     

    ~2019 SCHEDULE~

    Wednesdays

    Sec 1 Chinese | Sec 2 Chinese

    2 - 4 pm | 4 - 6 pm

    BUGIS

     

    Thursdays

    Sec 3/4 Chinese | Sec 1/2 Higher Chinese | JC Chinese

    2 - 4 pm | 4 - 6 pm | 6 - 8 pm

    TAMPINES WEST

     

  • Sign Up For A Free First Lesson

    Bugis | Tampines
    Wed 2-6pm (Bugis)
    / Thu 2-8pm (Tampines)
    +65 9831 8018
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  • Contact Us

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome.

     

    Phone

    Call ☏ 9831 8018

    Message me on |Whatspp

     

    Email

    @ |inspireneducationforlife@gmail.com

     

    Opening Hours

    Wed 2-6pm

    Thu 2-8pm

    Closed on Public Holidays

     

    How to Get Here

    Best way is by MRT.

    Bugis: 3mins from Bugis MRT Exit C

    Tampines: 1min from Tampines West MRT Exit F

     

    Address:

    Bugis: |Bugis Village 67B Queen St (3F), Singapore 188546

    Tampines: |802 Tampines Ave 4 Unit 01-11 (2F), Singapore 520802

     

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  • How group classes can help your child?

    Centre/group tuition or enrichment lessons help the child develop certain skills and aptitude in a way that 1-1 tuition cannot.

     

    1. Interactive component (互动性):

    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 (创意思维):

    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 (压力较小):

    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 qualities (领导能力):

    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 (专注力):

    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: Learning from peers (同侪间学习):

    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: More quality-guarantee and no agency fees (更高质量保障/没有介绍费):

    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.

     

    Read more here: Group lessons are better for learning Chinese than individual ones | Inspiren Education

     

  • Payment matters

    Prices are for per month.

    Payments can be made via bank transfer to Inspiren's OCBC Account: 519-333165-001.

    Call/Whatsapp |+65 9831 8018 for queries.

  • Free Gifts for 2019

    New Inspiren students will get a Doraemon notebook each upon commencement of class.

    Parents get a free Inspiring Stories for Parents guidebook containing useful parenting tips and insightful articles to help you cope better with parenting challenges.

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    Sign up for your free first lesson with us here!

    Is your child taking Chinese/Higher Chinese in school, and desiring to get better grades for his/her exams? O Levels or A Levels coming soon, and you want them to do better? Look no further! Bilingual Chinese teacher, Mr Chang/ Teacher Jaye with 5 years of experience teaching in secondary schools and helping IP, JC and Secondary students alike, can bring your dream score closer to you!

  • Full list of Inspiren's courses

    Inspiren Language School provides a full-range of Mandarin/Chinese courses from Secondary/JC Chinese Tuition to Adult Mandarin Classes, and even Corporate Chinese History Courses.

     

    Secondary Chinese Programme

    1.5/2hr lessons

    Weekly skills-based lessons to hone composition writing, comprehension answering and language/grammar practice

    BUGIS/TAMPINES

     

    JC Chinese Programme

    1.5/2hr lessons

    Weekly skills-based lessons to hone composition writing, comprehension answering and language/grammar practice

    BUGIS/TAMPINES

     

    Adult Mandarin classes

    1.5/2hr lessons

    Weekly/fortnightly lessons to practise Mandarin conversation and cover various topics of interest

    BUGIS/TAMPINES

    Topics include:

    Greetings and Titles 问候及称呼 | Numbers and Dates 数字和日期 | Names of Places 地方名称 | Actions and Positions 动作和方位 | Adverbs 副词 | Speaking 说话 | Recognising words 认字 | Writing strokes and words 笔画和写字 | Reading 阅读 | Writing prose 书写

     

    All our classes contain the following

    Customised Chinese Strengthening Content

    *to be adjusted based on students' ability

    Elements include:

    Names of Places and Countries (In Chinese) |

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

    Adverbs (Word-joining in Chinese) |

    Speaking vs Writing (What is the difference in phrasing) |

    Chinese characters (How to recognise and remember better) |

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

    Reading and comprehending |

    Prose and story constructing |

    Logical thinking and comprehension |

    Tackling Cloze (Words with similar meanings) |

    Functional writing |

    Oral presentation and reasoning skills |

    Vocabulary practice (Based on required school curriculum)

     

    Centre venues

    Bugis | Bugis Village 67B Queen St (3F), Singapore 188546 (3 mins from MRT)

    Tampines West | 802 Tampines Ave 4 Unit 01-11 (2F), Singapore 520802 (1 min from MRT)

    Home | at your convenience*

    *rates higher for Home tuition (refer to 'How we charge' section below)

     

    Chinese Strengthening-infused Tuition Programme

    语文强化华文补习班

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

    Adult Mandarin Classes

    成人汉语班

    Weekly face-to-face/online lessons to practise Mandarin conversation and cover various topics of interest at place of student's convenience

    China Studies in English (JC)

    中国通识班

    Weekly face-to-face/online lessons to build on and reinforce content concepts and and analyses

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