MOE and schools have vowed to 'shift' from 'rote learning' to a more creative and flexible style of learning, known as 'Teach Less, Learn More'.
Under this framework, students can no longer rely on just memorising some words and phrases to do well in the Chinese exams.
Assessments now require thorough understanding of word and language use, deep understanding of the passage and critical understanding of the questions asked. Hence, logical and critical thinking skills are tested, on top of good language proficiency.
Our students speak and use English most of the time nowadays. It is no wonder that they find Chinese exams hard.
CHINESE STRENGTHENING PROGRAMME™ THAT WORKS
LANGUAGE STRENGTHENING + EXAM SKILLS
✔Thorough coaching in proper grammar and sentence structure.
✔Working on efficient and effective expression of words and phrases every lesson.
✔Working through tough, thinking comprehension passages and questions to 'spur' the brain.
✔Reading and then writing mini-essays, opinions, diaries every lesson to hone expression and articulation in writing.
MOE- AND O LEVEL MARKING EXPERIENCE
SUBJECT SPECIALITY + EXAM EXPERIENCE
✔Local Singaporean university graduate who is effectively bilingual.
✔Engaging teacher who understands the unique characteristics of Singaporean students and the Singapore linguistic environment.
✔Former MOE teacher with thorough understanding of MOE teaching and exam syllabus.
✔Former Examiner for O Level Chinese Oral, and Marker for O Level Chinese written papers.
PAST RECORD OF HIGH DISTINCTIONS
✔Happy learning experience with high-performing results.
✔Coached hundreds of students using our tested and proven methods.
✔Promised rapid improvements from fail to pass, and from pass to distinction.
✔Satisfied customers with high take-up rate after trial class, and high retention rate.
✔High percentage of distinctions in our past cohorts at school and national exams.
✔Testimonials available on Google and Facebook with more than 4.5 stars rating overall.
VARIED STUDENT BASE EXPERIENCE
WIDE RANGE OF EXPERTISE
✔Secondary Chinese students from elite and non-elite schools alike, for eg. Zhonghua Sec, Tanjong Katong Sec, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian, ACS, MGS, SJI;
✔Higher Chinese students from IP/non-IP schools alike, for eg. Kong Hwa, RI, Chung Cheng High, Maris Stella, Hwa Chong, SCGS, RGS, Anglican High, Dunman High;
✔JC H1 Chinese students from Nanyang JC, Temasek JC, Innova JC, St Andrew's JC, etc.
OPPOSITE LIBRARY + TOWN AREA
✔North Bridge Centre, Bugis: 3 mins walk from Bugis MRT (EW/DT Line).
✔Opposite National Public Library and right smack amongst many language learning and Secondary enrichment centres.
✔Newly-furbished and conducive, air-conditioned classrooms.
✔Affordable fees with free materials, e-books, perks and discounts.
✔Our other locations: Bishan, Ang Mo Kio
HOW OUR STUDENTS MASTER CHINESE
GRAMMAR AND NUANCES TRAINING
We train them in adopting the right mindset and approach to learning Chinese so that they are 'in tune' right from the start.
VOCABULARY AND SENTENCE STRUCTURES
We teach basic, necessary vocabulary and words and phrases that they can use in their daily conversations and writing assignments.
EXAM SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES
We coach them in specific exam techniques and answering skills that would help them write what the exam requires.
ABOUT TEACHER JAYE
Having marked O Level Chinese exam papers and examined consecutive years of O Level Oral Exam as a MOE school teacher, Mr Jaye is highly familiar with the Secondary school syllabus.
Being Singapore-born, Teacher Jaye is also effectively bilingual and can explain words, idioms and passages clearly in both languages.
Through guiding students from various backgrounds, Jaye found that the most common problem amongst students is the serious lack of vocab and grammar skills, and this is something that most exam drilling and tuition, cannot help in as students only keep doing practice papers without improving their language standards overall. Most of them still cannot comprehend the passages and questions in the exam paper.
Jaye felt the urgent and essential need to build a strong foundation in a child’s Chinese in terms of language and vocab use, before embarking on practices.
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