Designed by Ex-MOE HOD, PSLE English Marker.
Proven track record of achieving A* for PSLE .
We help your child improve by at least one grade and reach for A*

Learn More About Our Strategy

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Dear Parents of P6 Students aiming to attain A* for PSLE English by using our proven CRW Strategy!

Is your child
- lacking confidence in answering Synthesis & Transformation (S&T) questions?
- putting in the effort but still scoring 10/20 for Comprehension Open-ended?
- struggling with plot, character and language in Composition?

The problem is…

Students are struggling in S&T because they are unsure of the grammar rules, resulting in inconsistent performance for this section.

Students are losing marks in Comprehension Open-ended as they are unable to understand the context of the passage and lack answering techniques.

Composition is also seen as an obstacle for students as they lack the technique to improve specific parts of their composition and are unable to identify and fix their weaknesses in writing.

Here at Cognitus Academy...

We have assembled our team of trained PSLE English specialists, comprising of:

- Ex-MOE Head of Department
- PSLE English Markers
- Trained teachers from the Gifted Education Programme (GEP)
- All with at least 8 years of teaching experience

Among our past PSLE students, an average of 83% achieved distinction (A and A*), with many improving by at least one grade.

One of the areas that students make the most significant improvements in is Composition.
Guided by our dedicated team of teachers, students start seeing improvements within 3 months!

How Cognitus Academy Gives Your Child the Edge

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✅ Our teaching approach is guided by CRW Strategy, maximising lesson time for your child’s learning. Your child might have spent many months, even years, in some tuition centres but have not seen improvement because they do not impart proven strategies to fundamentally improve your child’s English.

✅ Our class sizes are kept small for your child’s maximum contact time with teachers. Let’s face it. Students are not learning effectively in schools because of massive class sizes and overworked (and overwhelmed) teachers. Looking for big tuition classes will be just as ineffective.

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✅ Our team is passionate and experienced, with a proven track record. Home-based one-to-one tuition can cost $70/80 per hour for experienced teachers. On the other hand, teachers who charge lower fees are often current students and untrained teachers. With us, you get value for money, but more importantly, value for your child’s precious time.

Through Our Training in the Gifted Education Programme (GEP)

we have developed the Critical Reading & Writing (CRW) Strategy, which was derived
from the research of Professors Richard Paul and Linda Elder.

We have refined our approach to the CRW Strategy,
with 4 levels of Critical Reading and 2 emphases on Critical Writing.

Our students apply the CRW Strategy to achieve improvements in their English results,
some progressing from C to Distinction.

Don’t just take it from us!

Here’s what our parents and students say after they have learnt and applied our strategy.

“Has been a short runway, but am glad you were there to guide him and clear any doubts he has with English. Especially his S&T! He used to score just 2 points for that section, and I was so worried for him. Ryan was so happy he scored A for PSLE!”
Parent of Ryan Chew
Primary 6
"Enjoyable and friendly learning environment. Lesson is cut into bite size, making it easy to follow and understand. Class size is small, the teacher is able to give full attention to every student and answer to their questions before class ended."
Parent of Emily
Primary 6
“My daughter improved in her English from C to B in her PSLE. And, this improvement was seen in a span of just 1 month before her PSLE!”
Parent of Twylla Teo
Primary 6
“The teacher has in-depth understanding of the usual problems faced by students when handling sections like Synthesis, Oral, Situation writing and Comprehension. He is able to devise alternative way to ensure student’s understanding.”
Parent of Jun Yang
Primary 6
"Well planned lessons and curriculum. Engaging teacher."
Parent of Summer
Primary 6
“Thanks to Cognitus, I see the progress of my child. Got his confidence in Composition!”
Parent of Takuya
Primary 6

Here are some of our students who achieved massive improvements in their English exams

Student Name School Grades Improvement
Alexandra Primary
49% --> 75%
Nanyang Primary
71% --> 89%
Wei Xin
Mee Toh School
74% --> 87%
SJI Junior
55% --> 70%

So if you’re interested to help your child achieve these results using our CRW Strategy,
we are offering a one-time 90-minute immersion session for your child.

Here’s what we’ll be covering in 90 minutes

We have developed our CRW Strategy, which was derived from the research of Professors Paul and Elder.

✅ Students should email us their recent test papers in advance for our teachers to look through. A 15-minute pre-lesson diagnostic assessment will be scheduled with the student.

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✅ Experience our teachers’ lively and engaging classroom teaching, as they optimise student engagement and provide easily comprehensible instructions in our 90-minute immersion session.

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✅ Evaluation of the student’s learning in class will be given to parents after the immersion session.

Class Size

Due to our small class size of 8 students, we are left with very limited slots for our Primary 5 and 6 classes.
Once these classes are full, we will not be opening any new classes for this year.

The CRW Strategy develops critical thinking and takes time to master. Although some students see improvement right away, most will take 2-3 months to see results.

In order to help your child improve his/her English results as soon as possible, schedule an immersion session with us today!

Programmes We Offer

Find out how our GEP approach equips students in their reading comprehension and composition skills, while building strong foundation in grammar and vocabulary.
Discover how we help students develop answering techniques for visual text, narrative and non-narrative comprehension, as well as writing skills across genres.
General Paper
Taught by a university professor with a doctorate, students engage in rigorous discourse about a broad range of GP topics and current affairs weekly.
Writing Masterclass
Equipped with the building blocks of narrative, descriptive, expository and situational writing, students of every writing ability have found a range of useful tips to improve their writing.
Exam Masterclass
Covering exam-specific techniques, these courses reveal tips on improving exam results. Mock exams help to identify your child’s weaknesses and offer an opportunity to pitch your child’s standard across a range of schools.
DSA Masterclass
Find out how Junior Model United Nations and the Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition can set candidates apart from the rest when they submit their DSA portfolio.

Thanks for taking time to read about our programme.

These are the underlying principles behind
some of the strategies taught to gifted kids.

We want mainstream students to also benefit from them
because we have seen how powerful they can be.

If you want your child to try out our Critical Reading and Writing strategies,
sign up using the form below.