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What our students say
Javier, Sec 1, Anglican High School:
| It has only been a month or less and I can already feel the potential of continuing this class with Inspiren. Teacher Jaye gives us interesting worksheets and has a unique way of teaching which makes it easier to learn.
Shimin, Sec 1, Presbyterian High School:
| Inspiren's lessons really make me more confident in my Chinese. The guidance given for my tests and exams also helped me obtained A1 for the first time in my life. :)
Ariel, Sec 1 HCL, Anglican High School:
| Inspiren has extremely helpful and fun teachers, helping us improve our Chinese through intriguing activities in the lessons that are always enriching!
Yuyang, Sec 1 HCL, Catholic High School:
| Teacher Jaye is a very creative teacher who doesn't just use textbooks or workbooks but uses interesting videos and unique materials to help us understand Chinese better. I slowly grasp Chinese words and phrases better with the school's in-depth explanation that I can understand.
Megan, Sec 2, Methodist Girls' School:
| The lessons are very engaging and insightful, teachers share their thoughts on social issues and ideas that can be used in our essay and compositions. Guidance on answering comprehension questions also helped me grasp the skills very well.
Steven, Sec 3, ACS(I):
|The school's unique worksheets remind me of my time with TLL learning English. The lessons also break the monotony of reading passages from the textbook and learning key phrases and words.
Zhiyi, Sec 3 HCL, Temasek Sec:
| Teacher Jaye is really helpful and gives a lot of examples to help the students understand. The in-depth explanations help students comprehend the meanings of words and passages. The classmates here are also very friendly :)
Marvin, Sec 4, Broadrick Secondary School:
| Apart from comprehension and cloze training, I also got to learn about how to write a good story and 'inspire' readers. I am satisfied with my O Level Chinese result and will not be retaking it end of year :)
Romaine, Sec 4 HCL, Nan Hua High School:
| Inspiren has aided me in the different components of the HCL paper. The model essays and short stories given have also helped me come up with better stories for my Paper 1, and many suggestions were also given on how to improve on my Paper 2 that I greatly benefitted from.
Edwin, JC1 H1 Chinese, SAJC:
| As an English speaker at home, I did not have a hang of how to read and answer comprehension questions and was very afraid of them. But the teachers here made comprehension, summary and all the difficult words much easier for me now.
Kok Hou, JC1 H1 Chinese, ACJC:
| Coming into JC Chinese, my background was rather weak as I had only attained a C5 for O level Chinese. However through the 3 months of lessons with Inspiren, I now feel more confident in my oral, compo and compre skills!
BONUS: SEE BELOW Recently (May 30), our ACS student Steven obtained his first A2 in his 3 years of Secondary school life. He even wrote about it in his Chinese journal (it sure looks like all the hard work paid off!)
Chinese Strengthening Programme™ that works
language strengthening + exam skills
✔Training in proper grammar and sentence structure.
✔Efficient expression of words and phrases.
✔Oral communication and mastery.
✔Proficient comprehension answering and effective essay writing.
MOE- and O Level marking-background
subject speciality + exam experience
✔Local Singaporean university graduate.
✔Former MOE Chinese teacher.
✔Thorough understanding of MOE teaching and exam syllabus.
✔Examiner Experience for O Level Chinese Oral.
✔Marker Experience for O Level Chinese written papers.
Massive grade improvements
passing + distinctions
✔Rapid improvements from pass to A.
✔High percentage of distinctions.
✔Satisfied students at O and A Level national exams.
Different stages of learning
multiple streams + levels
✔Secondary Chinese students from Zhonghua Sec, Tanjong Katong Sec, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian, ACS, MGS, SJI;
✔IP/non-IP Higher Chinese students from Kong Hwa, RI, Chung Cheng High, Maris Stella, Hwa Chong, SCGS, RGS, Anglican High, Dunman High;
✔JC H1 Chinese students from Temasek JC, Innova JC, St Andrew's JC, etc.
✔North Bridge Centre, Bugis | 3 mins walk from Bugis MRT (EW/DT Line)
✔Opposite National Public Library.
✔Newly-furbished and conducive classrooms.
✔No registration or administration fees.
Effective Group Learning That Works
1. Interactive component ⋆:
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 ⋆:
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 ⋆:
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 ⋆:
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 ⋆:
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 ⋆:
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 ⋆:
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.