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The Ace Academy  |  Secondary English Tuition

Sec 1 English
Headstart Program

Prep Your Child for Success in Secondary English by Learning Ahead to the Secondary English Syllabus

Secondary 1 English Tuition
Sec 1 English Tuition

New Environment, Different Syllabus, Greater Difficulty..

Secondary 1 English Tuition - Headstart Program

Scoring an AL1 in PSLE Does NOT Guarantee Similar Grades in Sec 1

The Secondary English Syllabus assumes that your child has a decent grasp on the language fundamentals taught from P1 to P6.

As such, there are no longer Grammar or Vocabulary MCQ segments. In their place, you find Comprehension questions, with these language fundamentals incorporated as pre-requisites. 

Answering these questions requires critical thinking, inference skills and advanced answering techniques.

This is the philosophy behind our Secondary 1 English Headstart Program 

Familiarize with new question types, recap on language fundamentals and picking up advanced answering techniques

Pave A Smoother Journey:
Acquire the Skills and Knowledge to Tackle the Challenges Ahead

A Three-Pronged Strategy to Excel at Comprehension & Composition Writing at Secondary Level.

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Recap English Language Rules

Recap Essential Language Fundamentals & How They Are Applied

Secondary English involves more writing and are more open-ended in nature.

This means that strong language fundamentals are essential to do well.

In this Workshops, we will reinforce key Language Skills and demonstrate how to apply them to write coherent and structured answers.

Secondary 1 English Tuition

Recognize the new question types and what it takes to excel

The biggest struggle that students face is the inability to write answers that hit marking requirements.

Using the same technique of lifting and writing will not work in Comprehensions at Secondary Level.

In this program, we will expose your child to various questions types and demonstrate how to craft "exam-grade" answers.

Secondary English Tuition Techniques

Develop Confidence Through Structured Techniques

Techniques simplify the learning process.

They provide a structured framework to fall back upon, to deal with every question systematically.

Your child will receive condensed notes that will come in handy when they face challenges with school work and practices.

Sec 1 English Headstart Workshops

Introduction to Comprehension, Summary and Composition Writing Based on the Latest Secondary 1 English Syllabus

Sec 1 English Headstart Class
Sec 1 English Headstart Class
Secondary 1 English Compositiion Writing

Workshop #1: Composition Writing

(Focus on Narrative Writing, based on Sec 1 English Syllabus)

What is Covered:

i) The Structure of Narrative Essays: How to plan and organize your content to optimize your essay presentation

ii) Content Strategies: How to brainstorm and craft content that demonstrates depth and rigour 

iii) Make Your Stories Stand Out:  Language Elements such as "Descriptive phrases" and "Literary Devices" to make your composition stand out.

v) Guided examples & Model Answers: For easy reference and revision across various composition themes

Dates (Attend any ONE):

i) 29 Nov 2023, 10am to 2pm
ii) 6 Dec 2023, 10am to 2pm
iii) 13 Dec 2023, 10am to 2pm
iv) 20 Dec 2023, 10am to 2pm

Location: 140 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Beauty World Plaza, #02-03, Singapore 588176
(Right Beside 'Beauty World' MRT)

Secondary 1 English Comprehension Class

Workshop #2: Comprehension Mastery

(Includes all 6 question types + summary writing)

What is Covered:

iHow to extract information effectively: Infer and read between the lines to pull out critical information as you read

ii) Question Analysis: Identify keywords and marking requirements by analyzing the question 

iii) Rephrase in your own words: Include keywords and phrases in your answers based on marking requirements, while maintaining the intended meaning

v) Guided examples & Model Answers: We break down Comprehension into individual question types and provide model answers & notes for revision.

Dates (Attend any ONE):

i) 28 Nov 2023, 10am to 2pm
ii) 5 Dec 2023, 10am to 2pm
iii) 12 Dec 2023, 10am to 2pm
iv) 19 Dec 2023, 10am to 2pm

Location: 140 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Beauty World Plaza, #02-03, Singapore 588176
(Right Beside 'Beauty World' MRT)

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Designed to Be Informative,
But Not Overwhelming

Sec 1 English Tuition

The aim of this Headstart Program is to give your child insights into the Secondary English Syllabus so he/she knows what to expect and what is required to excel.

We break down Comprehension and Composition into bite-sized segments so your child can understand the thought process and techniques to approach such questions. This goes a long way in helping them cope with school lessons in 2024.

Taught by Head Tutor Alison, you can expect enjoyable yet informative sessions that help your child excel from year 1!

Embark on Your Secondary Journey
on the Strongest Footing Possible

Secondary 1 English Headstart

Be 100% Prepared From Day 1

1. Get Acquainted with key segments and possible question types before starting Secondary 1

2. Learn Advanced Techniques that are easily applied to derive the right answer consistently 

3. Receive condensed notes with a summary of techniques taught for each segment

4. Practice on Curated worksheets that are broken down into parts for easy learning.

5. Direct Whatsapp line for support beyond the classes 

Hear It From Parents & Students Who Attended Classes

O level English Testimonial
O level English Testimonial
O level English Testimonial

"Particularly like the tricks she shared for Comprehension"

"Teacher Alison is very clear in her explanations"

"How to write composition with a structure this is easy to follow"

"You guys are so good that I've referred my niece to you too"

"...Really helped my son jump a few grades"

Helmed by Teacher Alison, An Ex-MOE Teacher, who Taught O Level English for 20 Years 

Secondary English Ex MOE Teacher Alison

- Graduated from NTU with PDGE (Sec) in English & Literature

- Taught at 2 MOE Schools, Specializing in Secondary English

- Involved with Crafting Lesson Materials for Secondary English while teaching in MOE School.

Teacher Alison uses her 20 years of teaching experience to craft an O level English Curriculum that simplifies learning for students. Through specially designed lesson materials and annotated notes, she equips students with the skills and techniques to tackle Comprehension and Essay Writing.

Gain exposure to 'Must-Know' O level questions and targeted practice on challenging types to see swift improvements of 2 grades or more within 12 weeks!

Register For Secondary 1 English Headstart

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Sec 1 English Headstart

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Tune Your Child's Mindset in Preparation for What's to Come

The most crucial thing to do, is to prepare your child mentally for the challenges that lie ahead.

Help them to understand the new syllabus and equip them with the skills and knowledge to succeed. The level of confidence that comes from this Headstart is crucial if you want them to settle in well into Secondary School

We regret that slots are limited to keep the class size compact.

Sign up below and we will see your child in class!

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