From Cognitus Academy’s Founder, Dr. Daniel Chua, To All P3-P6 English Parents

Master PSLE English with Cognitus Academy’s Innovative CRW Strategy... Developed By Former English HOD & Gifted Education Teacher!

Cognitus Academy PSLE English
Dear Parents of Primary 3 to 6 Students,
I’m Dr. Daniel Chua, founder and director of Cognitus Academy, a centre where English mastery becomes reality for Primary 3 to 6 students. 
With an outstanding 88% of our students achieving distinctions in PSLE English, let me introduce you to our game-changing approach to mastering English for the PSLE — the Critical Reading & Writing (CRW) Strategy.

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The Shortcomings of Conventional English Teaching

Many traditional teaching methods in English only scratch the surface, offering temporary fixes rather than long-term mastery:
Short-lived Fixes: 
Conventional teaching often gives students momentary boosts but fails to build lasting skills.
Surface-level Engagement:
Traditional approaches may not go deep enough, leaving students with a shallow understanding of the language.
Limited Skill Development: 
Often, these methods do not fully equip students to tackle the complexities of PSLE English, focusing more on rote learning than on developing analytical and critical thinking skills.
Neglect of Root Causes: 
Many English programmes do not address the foundational gaps in students’ language skills.

Introducing The Critical Reading & Writing (CRW) Strategy

Cognitus Academy’s Critical Reading & Writing (CRW) strategy transcends traditional boundaries, offering a comprehensive and deep understanding of English that is essential for excelling in the PSLE.
Our dedicated team, comprising ex-MOE educators and seasoned instructors, undergoes rigorous training to deliver exceptional education, continually evolving our curriculum to meet the latest educational standards.

Why the CRW Strategy Excels:

Primary 3:

We smooth the transition into higher primary, laying the foundational skills necessary for advanced learning.

Primary 4:

As the curriculum intensifies, we prepare students for the exam format changes, focusing on time management and exam strategies.

Primary 5:

Transitioning into PSLE mode, we emphasise critical thinking skills essential for tackling complex texts and questions.

Primary 6:

In the crucial final year, we ensure students are adept at all exam components, with a special emphasis on Composition and Comprehension skills.

Your Child’s Journey to PSLE English Success

Our CRW strategy is meticulously integrated into our Primary English Programme, breaking down learning into digestible and manageable steps, from paraphrasing and identifying main ideas to analysing and evaluating text logic.
A Closer Look at Our Programmes:
– Primary Regular English Programme: Focuses on enhancing comprehension and writing skills, crucial for excelling in Paper 2 of the PSLE English exam.
– Primary Regular Writing Programme: Develops substantive and reflective writing skills, enabling students to craft high-scoring compositions through our structured feedback and revision process.
Beyond the classroom, we offer Cognitus Online for independent learning, engaging instructional films on our YouTube channel, and a robust support system through WhatsApp, ensuring a holistic and supportive learning journey.

Experience the Cognitus Difference

Innovative Approach:
The CRW Strategy offers a unique advantage in mastering English, reminiscent of breakthrough solutions in the medical field.
Track Record of Success: 
Backed by our expertise, our strategy has consistently led to remarkable improvements, with more than 88% of our students achieving top Distinction grades.
Expert Team: 
Guided by a former MOE Head of Department, our educators are not just teachers but mentors who inspire and transform.
Future-Ready Skills: 
We don’t just prepare students for the PSLE; we equip them with abilities for lifelong success.

Transform Your Child’s English Learning Experience

Join us and witness the transformative impact of our CRW Strategy on your child’s English proficiency. 
Experience the Cognitus difference with our structured programmes, including CRW strategy sessions, intensive workshops, and mock exams, all designed to give your child an edge in PSLE English.
Embark on a transformative English learning journey with Cognitus Academy today.

What Parents Say:

Desmond Chew:

“My son has been an avid reader since young and do have a relative good command of the English language. However, there are times when the construct of his sentences were not quite up to mark. Thus, to improve his language further, we decided to enroll him in an English enrichment class. 

Cognitus focuses on critical thinking and integrating the English language skills that is required to manage the school exams. Critical reading and writing skills is also imparted to my son to allow him to manage his language better. 
Having been in Cognitus for 3 years, I can see the vast improvement in his English and will highly recommend if you are looking to improve your child’s language skills.”
Steve Siu: 

“Cognitus Academy uses unique methods in training and motivating students in their development of critical thinking skills, awareness of current social and domestic issues. Best GP and English tuition centre!”

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Cognitus Academy - Singapore's Premier PSLE and O-Level Tuition Centre, Celebrated by Thousands of Parents and Students

At Cognitus Academy, an astounding 88% of our primary students and 80% of our secondary students achieve distinction, thanks to our pioneering CRW™ Learning Systems. This system is especially effective for those who initially scored ‘B’ grades or lower.
As one of the few tuition centres in Singapore to apply a “Gifted Education Programme” (GEP) approach across all subjects, including English and Mathematics, we have become the go-to for comprehensive PSLE and O-Level preparation. Our offerings extend to nurturing young minds from primary through to secondary levels.
Our team of educators includes award-winning former MOE Heads of Department (HODs), NIE-trained teachers, and full-time tutors with advanced qualifications. These professionals bring a wealth of experience and dedication, having guided thousands of students to excel beyond their expectations.
Cognitus Academy stands out for its proven track record of transforming students’ academic performance, making us a top choice among parents and students. Dr Daniel Chua, our founder and an award-winning former MOE HOD, brings over a decade of educational expertise and recognition to the academy.
Enrol your child at Cognitus Academy and join the many who have soared to academic success, where every student’s potential is realized and nurtured to achieve extraordinary results.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How does your programme benefit my child?
    After more than ten years of refinement, our Critical Reading & Writing (CRW) Strategy and DEPTH Framework has helped hundreds of students improve their results by at least one grade, with several achieving Distinction for PSLE and O Levels.
    We have infused the essence of the Critical Thinking approach and created the CRW Strategy that has an impact on students’ Comprehension Open-ended, Comprehension Cloze Passage, Comprehension Short Answer Questions (SAQ) and Summary. Our CRW Strategy develops students’ writing ability, helping them in their Continuous Writing.

  • How qualified are teachers at Cognitus Academy? Are they NIE-trained?
    We share the same concern with the parents of all our students. We want the teachers teaching your child to be the best at what they do and demonstrate the professionalism befitting an educator. All Cognitus Academy teachers undergo a stringent interview process, rigorous training programme and aptitude tests before they are allowed to teach our students. All our teachers have completed university education with high achievements and have wealth of experience teaching English, including writing. Guided by Dr Daniel Chua, an NIE-trained ex-teacher and a former NIE lecturer himself, our teachers meet weekly for professional development and mentoring. 
    Not all our teachers are former MOE teachers. While we believe that the training and experience of a former school teacher can be invaluable, our observation has been that students taught by former school teachers may not always do well when it matters. Otherwise, parents would have sought their children’s school teachers for guidance. Armed with our strategy and teacher development programme, we believe that our team of teachers will help your child improve and excel.

  • Do you offer a trial lesson for new students before they commit to termly lessons?

    Yes, we offer a trial lesson for students who are new to Cognitus Academy. We understand that parents need to know that our programmes can meet the needs of their children before they commit their time and resources at our centre. Therefore, we will arrange for a trial lesson in one of our available class slots for new students to try out the teaching approach, lesson material and classroom environment before joining us. The teacher will conduct a brief diagnostic session with the student 15 minutes before the lesson. After the lesson, the teacher will conduct a 15-minute feedback session with the parent. Please note that the teacher may conduct these sessions over a phone call due to the teacher’s lesson schedule.

  • Do you offer replacement lessons if my child misses a lesson?

    To fully benefit from the programme, students are strongly encouraged to attend lessons consistently. In the event that students are unable to attend a class due to school events or medical leave, we offer replacement lessons to be scheduled within the same lesson week. Students are allowed to join an existing class of the same level if there are available seats. Should your child be unable to attend a replacement lesson during the week, lesson materials will be passed to him/her in his/her next lesson. While we will try our best to schedule a replacement lesson for our students, we regret that replacements classes are not guaranteed. We also seek your understanding that fees collected are not refundable because resources have been committed to provide the lesson for your child on the scheduled time. 

  • How many students are there in a class?

    We keep our class sizes small for conducive learning, around 10 for English. The aim is to provide the best individualised support for students within a group. Our consistently good results are a testament to the effectiveness of our class sizes.

  • Why are Primary English lessons 90 minutes long? Is it enough for my child to make improvements?

    For Primary English lessons, we conduct 90-minute lessons that are engaging, energetic and paced appropriately to maximise our students’ learning. After experimenting with different lesson durations, we conclude that a 90-minute session is optimal for primary school students because it gives them optimal concentration, helps them absorb the strategies and lessons taught and leaves them wanting for more at the end of every lesson. Students are expected to reinforce the lessons taught through homework assigned by teachers every week. A small class size also allows our teachers to fully focus on each student’s areas of weakness and give targeted support.

  • What else is Cognitus Academy doing to enhance my child’s learning?
    In addition to weekly lessons with our teachers, Cognitus Academy offers the following channels to help our students improve their English results.
    – Our Blog pages feature study tips, exam techniques and model compositions to support our students and parents
    – Our student online portal, Cognitus Online, provides supplementary materials, such as past exam papers, for students to practise before their exams.
    – Our teachers hand-pick more than 200 titles for our Centre library, which exposes students to a range of genres and literature.

  • Where is Cognitus Academy located?
    1 Goldhill Plaza Podium Block,
    #02-39 (main office) & #03-05,
    Singapore 308899
    (Located Beside United Square)
    Nearest MRT: Novena MRT Station