Small Group (2-6 Students)
H1 / A-Level
Improve 2 Grades in
just 12 Weeks!
Ms Chin | National University of Singapore
85% of her students are able to transcend from 'S' to at least a 'C' grade by JC2 Prelim
Patient, diplomatic, considerate, approachable
Teaching style: updated exam-smart content materials & smart-learning skills for both Essay Writing & Comprehension to empower students to score beyond the average points
Ms Chin | GP Tutor
NUS Bachelors Degree in Art & Social Sciences
NIE Certificate in Education
MOE and NIE-Trained Teacher with more than 20 years of experience in GP teaching
NUS Bachelor's Degree with Double Major in
History & English Literature
Well-versed with current syllabus and taught student with wide range of backgrounds
Has encouraging and energetic personality
Focuses more on skills over content, will teach students how to study, rather than regurgitate what has been taught in school
Full-Time Tutor with more than 5 years experience specialises in teaching JC General Paper and English
Ms Sim | GP Tutor
Mr Neo | GP 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
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
Personalized Small Group Tuition
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.
Let your child experience 360 Degree Study Support
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 Education) to do so
at least 48hrs before the original scheduled lesson slot.
(3) bank transfer to OCBC: 6878 4262 5001.
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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.
How To Excel in A-Level General Paper? - Ex JC lecturer’s secret advices
Forget O-Level English, A-Level General Paper (GP) is a whole different ball game. Not only does GP demand a stronger command of the English language, it also puts your critical thinking and general knowledge (current affairs, societal trends etc.) to the test. Many students therefore find GP one of the most overwhelming and daunting subjects to excel in- even with help from GP tuition.
While getting A forGP is an elusive endeavour, it’s not an impossible goal. Here are some tips to get you your dream grade.
The Exam Format
The assessment is broken down into two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Paper 1, the Essay Writing component requires students to write a 500-800 word essay-response. This constitutes 50% of the total grade.
Paper 2 tests on Comprehension, where students are to analyse 1-2 passages. This paper is separated into 3 separate sections.
Section A tests students’ through different questions based on their understanding of the passage(s), and Section B is the Summary where students have to paraphrase the passages’ key points. Section C is the Application Question, where students are tasked to write a mini-essay response to an issue and relate it to their society. This paper makes up the remaining 50%
Invest int 2-3 Topics that Interest You
Having good content-knowledge is extremely important when writing your essays as you’ll need sufficient knowledge to even engage with the question, and also provide examples to back up your claims.
The thing is, however, you don’t need to know everything about every topic. Essay questions differ every year, but they always revolve around the same few themes:
Arts & Culture
Science & Technology
Media & Information
The most economical thing you can do is to consistently read and research on 2-3 topics that particularly interest you, and focus on writing essays related to them. Studying issues you’re passionate about also makes the subject a lot more engaging, and gives you a better shot at scoring well.
But, Also Know About Your Society’s Affairs
You, however, also need to be well-informed on the current affairs in your society. This is especially important for the Application Question in Paper 2 where you’ll be required to provide a short essay-response to the paper’s given topic.
Take 30 minutes out of your evening to watch the daily news, download your local news app on your phone, or have conversations with your peers about recent events- this will help fill up your arsenal of knowledge, and train you to engage critically with information. Sophia Education’s GP tuition classes often provide a good platform for such conversations, do consider joining us!
Always Plan Out Your Essays
With only 1 hour and 30 minutes per paper, it feels like you’re racing against time. You might want to jump right in, jotting down the first thing that comes to mind.
Taking 10 minutes to plan, however, can actually expedite your writing process, as you become less likely to panic mid-way through as you rack your brains for the next point to write. Planning also gives your essay a clear and proper flow- a key criteria for a solid essay.
To plan, highlight keywords in the question and draw up a quick skeleton of your essay: write down your topic sentences for each paragraph, and include 1-2 lines of elaboration and examples.
List Down The Different Question Types
This is particularly so for the first section of Paper 2, where you’ll find that every question can be categorised into different question-types. Some of the question-types include language-style questions, irony/paradox/contradiction questions, final-line effectiveness questions, punctuation symbols’ questions, and many many more.
For each question-type, there is actually a specific structure you can memorise to approach the different questions. I have found, however, JC teachers often tend to gloss over this due to the jam packed timetables of their students. In our GP tuition classes, however, we readily prepare you for any and all of the possible questions.
Expand your vocabulary bank
Note that a substantial part of your grade is attributed to your language use (20 marks in Paper 1, 15 marks in Paper 2). One way you can bump up your marks in this component is by using more sophisticated language. Afterall, having good vocabulary is a solid indication of your ability in the language.
You can start by reading books or sample essays, and noting down new words in a ‘Vocabulary bank’. Consistently fill up this bank, and practice using these words in your daily life and especially in your essays.
If you really want to nab that A for GP, practise is key. Rome wasn’t built in a day and being a good writer requires a lot of practice. Try and go about writing an essay every 1-2 weeks so you can really get into the groove of writing, as well as receive as much feedback as you can from your school and tuition teachers. Timing yourself during these practices will also train you to think and write quickly during the actual timed exams.
If you’re really pressed for time, however, you can also practice by writing up essay skeletons that can be done in a quick 10 mins. You can then proceed to develop a full paragraph from one of your points. Doing a little bit of practice is much better than none at all.