Christchurch Secondary, 2018
Mr Chong, my English tutor, is a great teacher as he is able to facilitate one’s learning and impart to each and every student a joy of learning the language. I went under his care after my mid-year examinations due to my poor English grades, and I could not have made a better choice. As he pushed us harder, I have seen my composition grades moved from 18 to 21, and then to 23/24! He always gave me tips on how to improve and methods to solve existing problems. I am grateful to have him as my English tutor.
Pillars of Success for English Language
43% Distinctions over 7 Years
Weekly Feedback on Written Work
At Humanities Hub, we believe that one of the key factors for our students performing well in the English Language is getting timely, regular feedback on their work from our tutors. This is largely absent in the school environment due to the workload of teachers, or in tuition centres focusing only on delivering lectures to large groups of students. Afterall, practice makes perfect.
Intensive Timed Practices
Our essay-writing skills programme will enable our students to develop a strong writing ability that will help them score distinctions in the essay paper. In addition, we have regular timed practices so that students learn the important skill of time management while delivering a top level essay. Specifically, students will be taught how to analyse questions; brainstorm for ideas; develop paragraphs; strike a balance without contradictions; write effective introductions and conclusions; infuse evaluation in argumentation; use a range of techniques in writing (such as literary devices) to engage readers; develop a personal voice; and much more.
Comprehensive, yet Concise Notes; Improving Vocabulary
Students will be provided comprehensive, yet concise notes covering all topics of the syllabus. More importantly, through the use of real world scenarios presented in the form of newspaper articles, news clips, videos and other alternative modes of teaching, students will be engaged in interactive discussions on current affairs, local and global issues and construct arguments. We will also spend significant time to build up the vocabulary prowess of our students, which will help them in composition, comprehension and even oral.
Students who are unclear about any content gaps etc will have plentiful opportunities to clarify and hone relevant skills in a small classroom setting. Should they be too shy to speak up in class, our tutors will always be available for 1-to-1 consultations before or after class.