English Tuition Classes

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Happy Tutors is known for its proven track record in enhancing the academic performance of students. Our English tutors are trained ex-MOE teachers and subject specialists with outstanding academic backgrounds in English and English-related fields. They motivate students to find their inner drive and desire to acquire a better grasp of the language, and express themselves fluently.  

Our students don’t just attain mastery in the subject, they develop a love for the English language and enjoy expressing themselves and learning more about the world around them!

What You Can Expect In Our English Tuition Classes:

  • Patient and motivating tutors who genuinely take time to educate each student
  • Engaging and effective lessons
  • Small group classes with focused individual attention
  • Pace ahead of syllabus for students to gain an advantage in school
  • Rigorous practice using our vast library of quality resources and practice papers

 

Our English Tutors Develop The Following Competencies In Each Child:

In our English lessons, many important skills are developed to enhance a student’s language proficiency and communication abilities. The above four skills are often emphasized and cultivated in various ways. 

Critical Thinking: Our English lessons encourage critical thinking by engaging students in critical thinking activities that require analysis, evaluation and interpretation of texts. Students are often prompted to ask questions, examine different perspectives and develop their own opinions. In the process, they will learn to assess the credibility and reliability of sources. Through discussions, debates, and close reading exercises, students can refine their ability to think critically and make informed judgments about literature, media, and real-world issues.

Creative Content: Our English lessons foster creativity by providing opportunities for students to express themselves through various forms of writing, such as essays, short stories, poems, and scripts. Students are encouraged use their imagination to develop unique ideas and communicate them effectively. They will learn to experiment with language and craft compelling narratives. They will also be assign with open-ended assignments that encourage students to explore their creativity, allowing them to develop their own writing style.

Fluent and Sharp Writing: We focus on developing fluent and sharp writing skills that emphasises on grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, and coherence. This will help students express their thoughts clearly, concisely and coherently. They will practice how to organise their ideas logically, using appropriate transitions, and maintaining a consistent tone throughout their writing. 

Strong Personal Voice: We encourages students to develop a strong personal voice by fostering individuality and self-expression. Students are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and values and incorporate them into their writing. They will learn to convey their individual perspectives and engage the reader with their personal voice. Teachers will provide guidance on balancing personal expression with effective communication, enabling students to develop a writing style that is both engaging and reflective of their personality.

Primary School and PSLE English Tuition

Primary English Tuition

English is one of the most important subjects in school. Since it is the mode of instruction for all subjects, a poor grasp of the English language may impede your child’s performance in other subjects.

As the main language in Singapore and the global lingua franca, English is crucial for your child to excel in the outside world.

English tuition classes at Happy Tutors are taught by trained ex-MOE English teachers and subject specialists with outstanding academic backgrounds in English and English-related fields.

Using tried and tested strategies, we help our primary school students lay the foundation to excel in English from young.

What’s in our Primary School English Tuition Classes?

There are 4 different components of the PSLE English paper, which test a variety of skills and content. We prepare our students intentionally and rigorously so that they can confidently tackle each component and excel.

Primary English components

Paper 1: Writing 

Our writing activities focus on developing basic writing skills and nurturing creativity.

Strategies:

  • Sentence formation: Students will practice on how to construct simple and compound sentences using appropriate vocabulary and grammar structures.
  • Guided writing: Teachers will provide prompts, story starters or picture stimuli to inspire students’ writing and guide them in organizing their ideas.
  • Creative writing: Students are encouraged to write imaginative stories, poems or descriptive paragraphs, allowing them to explore their creativity and develop their personal voice.
  • Editing and revising: Students will learn to review their own writing or peer’s writing, focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar errors to make necessary revisions.
  • Journaling: Students will maintain personal journals to practice daily writing, express their thoughts and reflect on their experiences.

Paper 2: Language use and Comprehension

Our English lessons aims to enhance vocabulary, grammar and reading comprehension skills.

Strategies:

  • Vocabulary games and activities: To learn new words and reinforce their understanding.
  • Grammar exercises: Grammar concepts practices provided through interactive exercises, worksheets, and games focusing on basic sentence structure, verb tenses and parts of speech.
  • Reading comprehension tasks: Students will read short stories or informational passages, followed by comprehension questions, discussions and activities to develop reading comprehension skills.
  • Storytelling and role-play: Students will participate in storytelling sessions or role-play activities to improve their understanding of narratives, dialogue and contextual language use.

Paper 3: Listening comprehension

Activities aim to improve their ability to understand spoken English.

Strategies:

  • Storytelling and audio books: We provide audio resources to engage students in storytelling sessions or play audio books, allowing students to listen to stories and comprehend the content.
  • Listening exercises with visual aids: Students listen to short dialogues or descriptions accompanied by as pictures or drawings to reinforce comprehension.
  • Listening comprehension games: Interactive listening games to enhance students’ listening skills while making it enjoyable and engaging.

Paper 4: Oral examination

Our classes encourage students to express themselves verbally and develop their speaking skills.

Strategies:

  • Show and tell: Students will be tasked to share and talk about a personal item or picture, allowing them to practice describing objects and expressing their thoughts.
  • Group discussions: Students to participate in guided group discussions on various topics, expressing their opinions and listening to their peers’ perspectives.
  • Presentations and speeches: Students to prepare and deliver short presentations or speeches on topics of interest, building their confidence and public speaking skills.

Secondary School and O Levels English Tuition

Mr Kornelius Wang

At Secondary School level, students are expected to comprehend texts well and write fluently. The jump in expectations from primary school can be overwhelming for students who are not adequately prepared.

During Happy Tutors English tuition classes, we help our students excel throughout their Sec 1 to Sec 5 years by equipping them with strategies and practice exercises to develop higher-level comprehension and writing skills.

What’s in our Secondary School English Tuition Classes?

Our Secondary School English Tuition builds on the foundation laid at primary school to help students achieve a higher level of mastery of the English Language. Students are rigorously prepared to confidently tackle each component of the O/N Level English Paper.

Secondary English components

Paper 1: Writing 

Writing is a fundamental component in English. Students will be taught different types of writing such as essays, narratives, reports and letters to develop their writing skills.

Strategies:

  • Brainstorming and outlining: Students are encouraged to generate ideas and organise them logically by creating an outline before starting their writing.
  • Drafting and revising: Students will learn to write a first draft, then review and revise it for clarity and grammar.
  • Peer feedback and edits: Students with exchange their work with peers for constructive feedback and revise their drafts based on the feedback received.
  • Grammar and vocabulary exercises: Practice exercises for the use of appropriate grammar structures will be given and they will be taught to expand their vocabulary to enhance the quality of their writing.

Paper 2: Language use and Comprehension

We focus on developing students’ language proficiency and comprehension skills.

Strategies:

  • Grammar package: Lessons will cover grammar rules, tenses and sentence structure to improve students’ language accuracy.
  • Vocabulary building: Students learn new words and how to use them through context, word families, synonyms and antonyms.
  • Comprehension reading: Students will practice reading various texts, such as articles, stories, and poems, followed by comprehension questions to enhance their reading skills and understanding of the content.
  • Analysis and interpretation: Students will be taught how to analyze literary texts, identify literary devices and interpret their meanings to develop critical thinking and comprehension skills.

Paper 3: Listening comprehension

Listening comprehension is a crucial component.

Strategies:

  • Audio materials: Students listen to a variety of dialogues, interviews, podcasts and speeches to improve their listening skills.
  • Note-taking: Students will be taught effective note-taking skills and how to summarize information, extract key points and demonstrate understanding.
  • Comprehension exercises: Students will engage in exercises and discussions based on the audio material to check their comprehension, answer questions and discuss their thoughts and opinions.

Paper 4: Oral examination

We help students to demonstrate their spoken language skills and ability to express themselves effectively.

Strategies:

  • Discussions: Students participate in group discussions to practice expressing ideas, presenting arguments and engaging in conversations.
  • Presentation skills: Students will be tasked to prepare and deliver presentations on various topics to enhance their speaking skills, organization and clarity.
  • Pronunciation and intonation practice: Students will receive guidance on correct pronunciation, intonation and stress patterns to improve their oral communication.

Enrol today for our Primary and Secondary English tuition classes!

Our English Tutors:

Serene

Ms Serene Lim

Ms Serene Lim has 14 years of experience tutoring in primary English, Math and Science. Her dedication goes beyond teaching subject related content, often extending to give advice to her students on how to best cope with school and achieve greater performance.

For that reason, her students enjoy her classes tremendously as they feel really taken care of in her classes, propelling them to greater heights.

Ms Gladys Teo

Miss Gladys Teo

Miss Gladys Teo has taught English and Phonics at various enrichment and tutorial centres prior to joining Happy Tutors as a tutor.

Equipped a respository of experience, Miss Gladys Teo ensures that her classes are engaging and interactive. She provides ample opportunities for learners to explore the complexities of the English language and interact with the resources she meticulously prepares.

Selected Testimonials:

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Kahveari Suppaiah
Kahveari Suppaiah
2021-10-15T11:15:09+0000
I am Kahveari and I started tuition with Kornelius to prepare for my O-levels this year. It was a good experience. He... is friendly and understanding. When we are tired after school, he tends not to pressure us that much compared to other teachers. In his classes, I learnt communications and how to answer some of the questions in my work. The techniques he taught for Paper 1 are useful and he taught us how to do planning properly and to think and to expand our ideas more.read more
Ng Xin Yi
Ng Xin Yi
2021-07-30T11:28:13+0000
ms serene teaches me science in tuition.she is vv nice and friendly!she often praise us when we improve in our... science!being in her class is vv fun as she shows us images and videos so we can understand better!read more
Oil Nana
Oil Nana
2021-07-18T05:37:53+0000
The tutors are really good and patient with teaching . my son very happy The teacher Ms Rena Chong
Okay Gyong
Okay Gyong
2021-03-16T10:30:16+0000
The tutors are really friendly and patient with their teaching! A very good place for students to study at.
Lerissa Tan
Lerissa Tan
2021-03-16T07:06:06+0000
Great lessons! 10/10 would recommend
Sherwin Leow
Sherwin Leow
2021-01-02T06:14:31+0000
My overall experience with Kornelius has been enjoyable. I feel happy and appreciative as his student. He is an... engaging and responsible tutor. He makes sure each and every student is on the same page in terms of teaching and makes sure no one is left stranded with questions. He engages me, when I feel bored in his class, with jokes and different examples from my daily life (e.g. movies, shows and games) to make learning fun and interesting. He is a unique tutor that goes the extra mile to improve his students to become learners and people with good qualities. I feel that Kornelius puts his students as a priority as he is a caring and wholesome tutor. He would occasionally check in on me to make sure I don't lag behind in class or if I am going through sadness I may feel in my life. He would offer ideas and methods to counter those problems unlike other tutors I have encountered. On an interpersonal level, I find interacting with him is fun and relaxing. Kornelius will occasionally post memes on the tuition WhatsApp group to brighten our mood and relieve some tension our lives. Whenever I have a question about life or English, he will try his best to help me find the answer.I have benefited from Kornelius' class in my academic performances. He has helped me advance from Normal Academic English to Express English. My English hasn't been the best since the start of Secondary 1, but ever since I took lessons from him, my English has improved dramatically and I find it easier to take exams by using Kornelius' methods and tips. Some aspects of Kornelius' lessons that stand out to me are that it is interesting and relaxing. He has managed to engage the class in a unique manner such as 'breaking down the questions' and 'using live examples to make learning relatable'. The more useful techniques taught in Situational Writing helped me a lot. Kornelius taught me how to break down the paragraph and text into easier words and ideas to increase efficiency and reduce time wasted on reading the text. This helped me to avoid careless mistakes and unnecessary loss of marks just because I misunderstood the question or text. These have really benefited me in my learning as I find Express English extremely difficult with the many long words and phrases that my school teachers don't teach but expect us students to know the meaning of. Kornelius doesn't give too much homework and gives an extra week of homework extension if I fail to complete the homework. This benefits me as a student as I find that school gives too much homework and Kornelius giving less homework makes my student life more bearable.read more
Lucius Lim
Lucius Lim
2020-10-04T08:20:25+0000
I've been Kornelius' student for slightly over a year. Kornelius is a passionate tutor and will try his very best to... help his students take a grasp of the key concepts. He is more carefree and will at times go out of syllables to make the lessons more fun. He focuses a lot on Compo writing. I get more practice and learn how to break down my key ideas into different paragraphs. I am now able to write on topic.read more
Haha Wint
Haha Wint
2020-10-04T06:22:26+0000
Me, Kornelius’ student from 2016 - 2020. I found his lessons fun and effective and Kornelius was a kind and friendly... tutor. One of the things that set him apart from other tutors was that he shared a lot of his life experiences during break time, which I found very interesting. As a whole, I had a good experience in his class and I noticed an improvement in how I tackled my comprehension passages. Even with the more difficult passages, where I had difficulty understanding what the entire passage was about, I was still able to tackle the questions using his techniques because I could break down the questions and use the keywords to find the answer. His techniques for analysing compo questions, brainstorming and writing different types of details and understanding essay structure were especially helpful because I knew what were the key components I needed to answer them.read more
Jden Yhy
Jden Yhy
2020-09-21T11:21:59+0000
My 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝙼𝚛 Kornelius was a lot 𝚘𝚏 𝚏𝚞𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 I learnt 𝚊 𝚕𝚘𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚜 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚞𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 lessons. As... a student, I felt that his style of teaching was great and a lot of fun. 𝙼𝚛 K𝚘𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚞𝚜 is 𝚊 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚝𝚞𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚛 and he is always concerned about how my classmates and I are doing in school, and our wellbeing. I found that h𝚒𝚜 𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚞𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚜 because he always 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚊 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚏𝚞𝚗 𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚗 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢𝚍𝚊𝚢. O𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚞s 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 to do, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚞s 𝚍𝚘 it, 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚖𝚊𝚛𝚔 𝚒𝚝. His explanations for his lessons were always very clear and detailed and the techniques that he taught were easy to understand and use. By using them and applying them in my schoolwork, I was able to understand how to answer them better and more quickly. 𝙸 𝚋𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚏𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚊 𝚕𝚘𝚝 𝚍𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚗s, 𝚖𝚢 𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚖𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝙲 𝚝𝚘 𝙱+. I had to stop lessons with him for a while during the Circuit Breaker period but I’m looking forward to improving in my grades further with him for secondary school.read more
Jaekn Horsey
Jaekn Horsey
2018-07-18T13:25:47+0000
HappyTutors had provided extensive help to me throughout my JC years in preparation for As! Other than their convenient... neighbourhood location, I appreciated their flexibility in lesson arrangement. Most importantly, HappyTutors is set apart from typical tuition centres by its small classes for targeted teaching, and by the tutors who are knowledgeable about skills for A level and effective in tutoring. Also, you can expect to meet friendly and caring tutors and staff :))Recommended for all, especially those in need of help for national exams!!read more
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