Small Group (2-6 Students)
N-Level / O-Level
Improve 2 Grades in
just 12 Weeks!
Ms Mavis | National University of Singapore
Mr Neo | English Tutor
National University of Singapore
Also brainstorms and prepares his own materials so as to explain mathematical concepts more clearly to students
Creates creative & engaging ways to teach languages and to sustain his students' interest in them
Aside from school curriculum and assessment books, he creates & prepares own materials for lessons that would increase students' vocabulary
Fun activities that students can relate to in their daily lives are incorporated into sessions, providing fun & conducive environment to learn languages
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78% ‘A’ Rate in 2018 A-Level exams.
Personalized learning. Stuck questions get asked.
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Your Weak Chapters!
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Focus On Your Weak Chapters
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96.7% of students improved 2 grades or more in 12 weeks
96.7% of students improved 2 grades or more in 12 weeks
78% ‘A’ Rate in 2018 A-Level Examination, 99.6% Positive Feedback
Almost 80% 'A' Rate in past A-Levels
We Answer Every Question Your Child May Have
78% ‘A’ Rate in past A-Level
Examinations, almost double the National average results.
Proven to Improve By At Least 2-Grades
Personalize your child’s learning based on his/her specific needs & clear ALL questions they may ask
Strictly follows your child’s learning progress in school, revise all weak chapters & prepare for examinations
Guaranteed 2 grades improvement or more in 12 weeks! Regardless of your child’s progress now. We focus on improvement
Doing chapters different from school progress.
Large class size, no personal attention.
No chance to ask individual questions.
No strict tutor selection progress.
Mostly unprofessional part timers.
Little teaching experience.
No reliable reviews & no track records
Wasting student’s time and effort.
SIgn Up process
How Are The Lessons Conducted?
Our Lessons Are In Small Groups With Tutoring Basis. Before Every Lesson, Students Will Need To Update Tutor His/her Learning Progress In School And Study Needs, Our Tutors Will Customize Notes And Worksheets For Each Students. During The Lessons, Students Will Get Summarized Teaching And Practice Customized Worksheets To Solidify Their Learning. All Questions Each Student Have Problems With Will Be Cleared During Individual Consultation.
Will The Teachers Be Able To Take Care Of All The Students?
Our Tutors Are Trained To Tutor Students In Small Groups. With Many Years Of Experience In Teaching Students From Different Backgrounds And Various Study Needs, Our Tutors Know The Best Learning And Teaching Techniques Which Maximizes Each Student’s Potential And Learning Speed. They Are Able To Explain Difficult And Abstract Questions With Crystal Clear And Down-To-Earth Explanations. Most Importantly, Our Tutors Know That The Best Way To Learn Is To Give The Students The Correct Instructions And Let The Students Work Out The Correct Solutions Independently.
Is It Possible For My Child To Catch Up With Others During The Tuition Lessons?
Over The Years, We’ve Come To Understand That Pushing A Child Too Hard Can Be Dangerous, And Can Hinder Their Progression Even Further. There Is No Need To Force Students To Get An “A” Grade Immediately. Success Takes Time, And Every Student Is Different. Some Learn Faster Than Others, And That’s Not To Say That One Student Is Better Than The Other. The Goal Is To Reach The Same Target – A Good Grade – No Matter How Long It Takes. It’s Not A Matter Of Catching Up; It’s About Getting Better And Better, Day By Day.
My Child’s School Performance Is Weak. Can Sophia Education Definitely Help?
Yes. 98% Of Our Students Saw An Improvement Of About 1-3 Grades Within Just 12 Weeks. We Begin By Analysing Your Child’s Unique Personal Problems So That We Would Be Able to Customize A Tailored Plan Of Action Accordingly.
Can My Child Ask Questions From Her/his School?
Yes! They May Ask Any Questions, At Any Time, For Any Reason. Our Teachers Are Prepared For This, And Will Be Pleased To Demystify Any Queries Your Child May Have. Your Child’s Understanding Of The Topic At Hand Is The Most Important Factor, At The End Of The Day.
Is It Too Late To Start Tuition Now
“Better Late Than Never!” It’s Never Too Late To Discover What Is Holding Your Child Back, Where They Need To Be, And What It Will Take To Get Them There. No Bad Grade Is Unsalvageable. We’re Here To Prove It. Please Sign Up As Soon As Possible, Rather Than Wait For The Last Minute Before Exams.
Is There Homework?
To Ensure That Students’ Stay Consistent In Their Learning And Produce Best Possible Results, They Will Generally Be Given a 2-Hour Workload Homework Per Week.
Can My Child Change Their Lesson’s Slot?
Yes, Students Can Apply A 'Lesson Slot Change' If They Have Informed the Centre At Least 48 Hours Before Their Original Slot/Date.
When Do We Pay The Fees?
All Fee Payments Are Due At The Start Of Each Set Of 4 X Lessons.
Can We Ask For A Refund?
Students Can Request To Stop and request for a refund if they are unsatisfied with their first lesson. You will be required to inform the centre at least 48hrs in advance before your original scheduled lesson slot.
Is There A Free Trial?
While We Do Not Offer Free Trials, We Do Promise A 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Should You Be Unsatisfied With Your First Lesson, You May Request to Cancel Your Child’s Remaining Services At Least 48 Hours Before Your Next Original Lesson Slot And Receive A Refund.
What Are The Students Required To Bring For Their First Lesson?
Be Sure To Pack A Bag Including Their Calculator, Stationaries (Pens, Pencils, Sharpener Etc.) As Well As Their Worksheets And Relevant Books If They Have Questions To Ask From Them.
(2) cheque (payable to Sophia Edu Pte. Ltd) to do so
at least 48hrs before the original scheduled lesson slot.
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How Does The Guarantee Work
Sophia Education Has A 99.8% Satisfaction Rate, And Our Track Record Speaks For Itself. However, Should You And/Or Your Child Be Unsatisfied With Our Teaching Methods After Your First Lesson For Any Reason, You Can Request For A Refund At Least 2 Days Before Your Next Original Lesson Slot
15. Is It Possible For My Child To Join His/Her Own Classmates?
The Majority Of Our Students Are Introduced To Sophia Education Through Referral/Word Of Mouth. We Are Always Thrilled To See Just How Many Parents And Students Enjoy Great Success As A Result Of Our Classes. We Pride Ourselves On Offering Positive Learning Experiences, Equipping Children With The Confidence They Need To Improve Their Grades In Record Time.
Scoring A1 For O-Level English in Sophia Education: Top English Tuition’s Secret Advices
While English as a language seems to be the lingua franca, many Singaporean students still continue to struggle to score that elusive A1 for English and hence, turn to O-Level English tuition. However, this comes as no surprise when we consider the demands of the O-Level Examinations.
The English Language O-Level Examination tests students on a range of areas from Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Reading Comprehension. It is a rigorous assessment that demands a different array of skills for every one of its components.
In this article, we will break down the English O’ Level Examination into its main constituents, and find out exactly what you’ll need to do to nab that A1 grade for each paper.
Paper 1 - Writing
Tip 1: Read As Much as You can.
Get your hands on essay examples, newspapers, online articles, or even your favourite novels. Reading exemplifies the proper sentence structures and grammatical rules in writing. Learning from professionals’ unique writing-styles is a great springboard for you to develop your own writing-style too, as an interesting writing style is a key part of writing that makes you stand out in the sea of essays.
Tip 2: Peer-reviews
Other than getting valuable insight from your fellow peers on your work, reviewing other’s works will make you start having a keen eye for the common mistakes in writing, and hence apply that same cautiousness to your own essays. Likewise in tip 1, if your pal is a particularly talented writer, you can also incorporate some of their writing-style into your own.
Tip 3: Always Plan Before You Write
You may think that you’re racing against time to finish 3 sections under 1 hour and 50 minutes, but never skip over the planning stage. Always take 10 minutes to plan out your essay by highlighting key words in the question, and plotting down a short skeleton of your essay. This will, in fact, make the eventual writing process much faster as you are less likely to panic on what to write next during the examination. Planning also makes your essay have a clear and proper flow, making it much more enjoyable for your examiner to mark.
Paper 2 - Comprehension
Tip 1: Familiarise yourself with the different question types
When you practice Paper 2 enough times, you’ll start to see a certain pattern in the question types. There are some questions where you can find the answers straight from the passage. The common issue, however, is answering the more difficult ones like inference, literary, or vocabulary questions. I have found that English tuition centres and tutors take a very methodical approach to answering each specific question, thereby making the paper a breeze. Learn more from our Super tutors here.
Tip 2: Scan The Questions Before Reading The Passages
Likewise in the tip I mentioned for LC, reading the questions beforehand keeps vigilant when searching for your answers and points, giving you more time for the more taxing parts of the paper (i.e. Summary writing).
Tip 3: Keep a Vocabulary-bank
Aside from needing to expand your vocabulary due to vocabulary questions in Section A and B, having a wide arsenal of words is especially important for the Summary portion of Paper 2. The Summary component requires students to rephrase the points made in the passage, in 80 words or less. Knowing many words will help you as you are able to come up with synonyms for words more easily.
This is typically the first hurdle you’ll come across, and this component constitutes 20% of your grade.
Tip Number 1: Practice Anywhere, Anytime, and with Anyone
Two problems students often encounter during the Oral Exam is anxiousness and mental-blocks when responding to questions. Well, practice makes perfect. You can start by voicing out your opinions about issues to friends and family, trialing past-year questions with your classmates, or recording yourself speak. Practising gets you more comfortable with speaking aloud.
Tip 2: Listen To & Learn From Others
During the Oral Exams, examiners are also looking out for proper pronunciation and enunciation of words. Pronouncing words the Singlish way may pass for casual interactions, but you will be penalised for exams. Immerse yourself in media like the News or TedTalks to pay close attention to how certain words are pronounced. These media may also teach you how to speak with good rhythm and expression- criteria that examiners also focus on!
Tip 3: Structure Your Responses
Examiners are also looking out for your ability to express your thoughts and opinions clearly. You don’t want to ramble on aimlessly, as this may cost you mark-deductions. I would suggest using the P.E.E.L format- a tried and tested to help you streamline your responses, and make your arguments more coherent.
LC is what many consider the ‘easiest’ paper to get marks, try and score as well as you can here. This section holds a weightage of 10%.
Tip 1: Read The Questions Beforehand.
This gives you a heads-up on what the conversation will be about, as well as exactly which parts of the conversation you can find the right answers.
Tip 2: Note Down Key Points.
Pay special attention to any nouns, places, time, direction and any specific instructions, opinions or facts given during the conversations you hear in the audio.
Tip 3: Move On and Just Infer.
The information relayed through the audio may not always be easy to process, questions are not always straightforward. Rather than fixating on information you missed, move on and infer an answer based on what you were able to catch.