The Happy Tutors’ Teaching Methodology

Continuous Improvement Cycle in Teaching - Enhancing Learning and Instructional Methods

Introduction:

At Happy Tutors Learning Centre, we firmly think that a student’s academic path can be greatly impacted by an effective teaching style. The constructivist methodology and the continuous improvement concept contained in the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle work in tremendous harmony to support the achievement of our students.

The Constructivist Approach: Fostering Active Learning

Constructivism is the foundation of our teaching philosophy since it actively involves students in the learning process. This student-centered approach promotes the development of a deep understanding of the subject matter, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. It involves more than just taking in information; it involves creating your own knowledge and making it your own.

This is achieved through our dedicated teachers who go the extra mile to identify the learning needs of individual students. In class, the progress is set according to the competency of the student group, letting them reach the required stage of mastery quickly.

Scaffolding for Success:

Scaffolding, a key element of our approach, supports our learners as they navigate the educational journey. It supports students to continuously perform at their potential. This gradual and structured approach empowers them to tackle progressively complex concepts with confidence and enthusiasm.

The PDCA Continuous Improvement Cycle: Constantly Refining the Learning Experience

The commitment we have to refining the learning experience at Happy Tutors Learning Centre extends beyond providing top-notch instruction. With renewed insights from the classroom, we adopt the PDCA cycle to continuously improve and hone our teaching techniques.

Plan: Setting up our students for success

Our team of experienced educators carefully design each of our classes to allow students to achieve their learning milestones more efficiently.

We carefully chart our learning pathways so that students’ are always immersed in a positive learning environment that is well directed by their teachers.

Do: Active Teaching, Listening, and Engagement

In the classroom, our dedicated teachers put the meticulously planned lessons into action. Equipped with the myriad teaching tools, they interact with students, adapt to their questions and concerns, and create a supportive atmosphere that encourages active learning.

Check: Monitoring success in class

We constantly gather and assess the effectiveness of our lessons through observation, feedback and performance data. We monitor students’ progress, scrutinize their performance in class work, homework assignments and school exam performance. All students’ feedback are taken seriously. This critical assessment stage helps us identify areas that require attention.

Act: Adjusting our lessons to maximise the learning experience

Our teachers proactively adjust their teaching methods based on the insights collected during the tuition classes. If a particular concept proves challenging for a group of students, we find new ways to explain it. When we see a teaching method that resonates well, we build on that success. We regularly adopt new customisations because every student deserves to be heard and taught in the way most suitable to their learning styles.

Small Class Sizes

The other key component is the controlled class sizes of our tuition groups. By having small class sizes of a maximum of 7 students, we are able to cater to every student and help them deliver significantly better results in their academic performance.

Teaching the Latest MOE Syllabus

We ensure that the contents taught are simplified and adhered to the MOE syllabus. We simplify the syllabus contents into specific skill sets so that our students are able to string up related content in order to achieve a highly coherent understanding.

As the studying regime gets more rigorous, we enlighten students by breaking concepts down into bite-sized information and teaching them the step-by-step process of tackling problems.