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Primary English Tuition: Finally Ace English With Our Proven Equation-Style Learning Approach

With our method, even a 5-grade jump is possible.

Dear Parents,

Can you explain why this answer will get 0 marks...

Here’s another common answer that gets 0 marks:

“If you want to be expert in something, you have to break the rules.”


While this gets the full mark?

It sounds right? Longer answer? Not sure why?
How would you feel as a student if you were left to wonder why?

Unfortunately, this is a classic example of the experience students have with English comprehension. Students would receive marked assignments with red crosses all over, alongside model answers or essays to refer to—without further explanation on why those are grade ‘A’ answers or essays or how to avoid making the same mistakes. They are practicing blindly without more specific steps on what to improve in their answers.


The tendency then, is for students to think “it’s just like that,” go by “feel”, or try to memorise model answers to help them tackle similar exam questions.


And when they leave the exam hall feeling that they have done well—their grades often say otherwise.

The truth is, as compared to Mathematics or Science where identifying the right topic, plugging in the right formula and solving the equation (without mistakes) will help your child secure the marks, there exists no clearly-defined way in school to help him/her nail an ‘A’ in English, until now.

As an ex-MOE English teacher and private tutor for over 14 years, nothing is more fulfilling than watching my students regain their confidence in English. I have witnessed some achieve an astounding 5-grade improvement for their national exams.


After spending years in a relentless pursuit to demystify English, I developed my unique Equation-style learning that has helped hundreds of students achieve better grades in the subject.

Here are some students I have taught:

Rowena Chia

Rivervale Primary School

“I have achieved an A for PSLE!”


I faced challenges in constructing grammatically correct sentences and had difficulty in expressing my thoughts in written form. In school, teachers often rush through basic grammar lessons due to time constraints. However, in Good School, they focus more on a strong foundation and thereafter creating space for creativity to flow which boosts the confidence in me. Through that, I have improved tremendously! My results were Bs and occasional Cs which were not very ideal. After joining Good School, I have achieved an A for PSLE!”

Mabel

Rivervale Primary School

“My result was near 55-60 range. After joining, I attained an A grade for my PSLE!”


Before joining Good School, I was not satisfied with my primary school English results. English lessons to me at that time were tedious as I could only memorise the different questions that came out in past year papers with hope that the same questions would come out for the exams... the Grammar classes that were taught by Mr Tan allowed me to understand the reasoning behind every answer... Additionally, Mr Tan was able to make lessons enjoyable by coming up with acronyms and different methods to help us remember the different components of grammar. My primary school English result before joining was near the 55-60 range. However, after joining Good School, I attained an A grade for my PSLE English results.

Revealing Our Success Formula

Through my years of teaching, it has come to my attention that, every year, an alarming 60% of students have no idea what the Cambridge markers are looking for. After all, no matter how extensive your child’s vocabulary bank is or how well he/she thinks he/she did during the exams, it boils down to whether their answers meet the strict marking standards of Cambridge.

In light of this, I have deep dived into the scoring rubrics used by Cambridge markers and broken it down into clear, unmistakable grading criteria that students, even parents, can understand. With these criteria in mind, lessons are purposefully planned in a way that teaches your child how to use specific answering techniques that will transform his/her grades drastically. If you have ever wondered what your child is missing to secure his/her ‘A’, here’s your chance to see the “checklist” that will lead to distinction!

Watch what our students have to say:

Who Am I

Hi, I am Tan Wei Jie, co-founder and English Specialist of Good School Learning Hub. I am an NIE-trained, ex-MOE teacher with over 14 years of experience in helping students jump 2-3 grades in as little as 3 months.


I was also among the pioneer batch of teachers to be certified under the STEM Skilful Teaching Programme awarded by MOE. Only a small group of teachers, across the whole of Singapore, were selected for the pioneer batch that received this certification from Dr Jonathan Saphier in 2011.

Why Choose Good School?

MOE lesson plan

Our curriculum is meticulously planned by ex-MOE teachers who have taught in schools for many years. We follow the syllabus used in the national exams closely, to ensure that our content coverage is complete.

24/7 Support

Our tutors are always available, even after class, to address any doubts that students may have. We also encourage our students to WhatsApp us in the event they have questions outside of our centre, as we really want students to maximise their learning with us.

Conducive Environment

Our students have full access to our study area, pantry and available classrooms during our operating hours daily, which they can use for a more focused self-revision or group discussions. This helps to support both self-directed and collaborative learning.

Who We Help

Upper Primary

Some kids breeze through Lower Primary English easily, but experience a sharp increase in difficulty during Upper Primary. You may have seen a drastic drop in their grades because of the steep learning curve. Help your child learn the techniques to study effectively for English so that when it comes to PSLE, you won’t have to panic because the foundations have been laid for your child‘s success.

Lower Secondary

If Primary level English is a walk in the park, then Secondary level English will be a climb up the mountain. Unprepared, the higher demands of the new syllabus and exam format will really stress out any Secondary 1 or 2 student. Building a strong foundation certainly helps to ease them into Lower Secondary levels and gives them an edge over their peers.

Upper Secondary

For unprepared students, overloading content and assessments is common when the national exams are near as they know that this is their last opportunity to pull up their grades. A poor English grade will eventually pull down your child’s L1R5 or L1R2B2 score, making it difficult to enter his/her ideal Junior College or Polytechnic courses. With our help, it’s not too late to improve their grades.

Why struggle with English? With our help, you can be the next success story.

Arden Koh - D7 to B3

Cheong Yee Chern - D7 to B4

Earl Ang - C6 to B4

Linus Koh - E8 to B3

Liu Zizhan - D7 to C5

Lye Xing Yu - C6 to A1

Rachel Lai - E8 to B3

Tan Hui Qing - C5 to A1

Wang Bohan - E8 to C6

Zenise Tey - D7 to C5

FAQs

Can my child apply your method?

Are your lessons planned according to MOE syllabus?

How big is the class size?

What if my child can’t make it for the lesson?

Are your tuition fees expensive?

How fast can I see results?

While PSLE results have now been replaced by the Subject-Based Banding system for secondary school postings, English remains a compulsory L1 subject for polytechnic or junior college admission. Failing English means failing the entire GCE exams, no matter how well a student does in other subjects.


At the very least, he/she should come down for a Free Diagnostic Consultation to pick up one or two answering techniques that will improve his/her grades in the next exam.


During the 1-on-1 Diagnostic Consultation, I will:

  • Look through your child’s recent English paper
  • Identify and share what criteria your child is missing for an ‘A’ grade
  • Let your child try out a sample question on-the-spot for immediate feedback
  • Guide your child step-by-step on how to apply one of our techniques
  • Give actionable tips on how to help your child achieve a higher band in the next exam

Fill in the form below to book your Free Diagnostic Consultation now.

Our Centres

Kovan


1026A Upper Serangoon Road (2nd level) S534764
Weekdays: 3pm to 9pm
Sat: 10am to 6pm
Sun: 10am to 5pm

Closed on Wednesdays

Tampines


824 Tampines St 81 #01-20  (2nd level) S520824

Weekdays:    3pm - 9pm

Weekends:    10am - 6pm


(Access through entrance at public carpark)