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Thanks for dropping by!
The fact that you are here may mean that your child needs help with English.
You’ve come to the right place because we have been teaching English for
more than a decade and are parents, too. We feel (and live) your concerns and anxieties.
Please keep reading and see if we can help your child improve and reach greater heights for
his/her English exams.
WE UNDERSTAND YOUR PROBLEM AND YOUR NEEDS
PARENTS AND STUDENTS IN SINGAPORE OFTEN FACE THESE QUESTIONS:
Is your child putting in all the effort he/she possibly can but still getting stuck at 60-70 marks for English or GP exams?
What is the secret to scoring high marks for Comprehension?
What is holding your child back from being a great writer?
Is there a way to learn and remember English language conventions and grammar?
If your child urgently needs to know the answers to these questions, you have come to the right place.
THE SOLUTION YOU NEED
At Cognitus Academy, we adopt a strategy that teaches students
CRITICAL READING and CRITICAL WRITING.
Critical Reading and Writing are really subsets of Critical Thinking.
Whereas many tuition programmes claim to teach Critical Thinking, not all fully understand
the philosophy and pedagogical principles behind Critical Thinking.
Having been trained to teach in the GEP, our founder, Dr Daniel Chua,
puts Critical Thinking approaches into action by designing clear steps
for students to develop Critical Reading and Critical Writing.
As a university lecturer, Dr Chua also integrates current affairs into every lesson.
How would you like your child to have a class discussion about climate change
and the US-China Trade War with a real expert?
Here’s what Critical Reading and Critical Writing look like:
Who benefits from Critical Reading and Critical Writing?
We help Primary Students develop
- Precision in grammar conventions
- Appreciation and application of vocabulary
- Accuracy and consistency in reading comprehension
- Flair and creativity in written and oral communication
We also conduct termly assessment according to PSLE exam format designed to diagnose and stretch students’ abilities.
Our Secondary Students are taught
- Tools for developing strong analytical thinking
- Strategies for essay writing:
- Two-plot approach for narrative essays
- Eight Elements of Thought for analysing essay questions
- Reflective writing approach that enhances plots and language
- Reading skills that maximise understanding of narrative and non-narrative comprehension texts
We also conduct termly assessment according to O-Level exam format designed to diagnose and stretch students’ abilities, as well as customised revision plans to prepare students for oral and listening exams.
Our General Paper (GP) Programme covers
- Tools for developing strong analytical thinking
- Strategies for essay writing robust and coherent argumentative essays
- Reading comprehension texts for critical understanding
- Weekly discussions about current issues and trends
- Content lectures delivered by Dr Daniel Chua and other guest lecturers on these topics:
✔ Human Rights
✔ Social, Gender, Culture
✔ Law and Justice
✔ War and Conflicts
We also conduct termly assessment according to A-Level exam format designed to diagnose and stretch students’ abilities, as well as customised revision plans to prepare students for GP exams.
MEET OUR TEAM
Led by Dr Daniel Chua, an ex-MOE teacher and HOD, Cognitus Academy is blessed to have a strong team of teachers who are passionate about teaching, especially teaching the English language. We have an eclectic group of teachers who make English fun to learn and inspire students to enjoy reading and writing.
BA Hon (Ed), MA (Soc Studies), PhD (History) Executive Director and Head of Curriculum
Read on to hear what our parents have to say about our approach!
THANKS FOR READING UP TO THIS POINT.
LIKE ALL PARENTS, WE WANT TO FIND THE BEST ENGLISH TUITION FOR OUR CHILD.
Why choose Cognitus Academy over other learning options?
Let’s face it. Students are not learning effectively in schools because of massive class sizes and overworked (and overwhelmed) teachers. (We know because we were once teachers in schools. In fact, as former Heads of Department and Senior Teachers, we had to work much harder than ordinary teachers.)
AT COGNITUS ACADEMY, OUR CLASSES ARE KEPT SMALL FOR YOUR CHILD’S MAXIMUM CONTACT TIME WITH TEACHERS.
Some tuition centres may provide extra coaching for your child, but do not have proven strategies and strong pedagogies to fundamentally improve your child’s English. Sometimes, their teachers may not have gone through proper training and class size can reach 20. Worse, some programmes are purely based on worksheets and drills and do not teach during precious lesson time.
AT COGNITUS ACADEMY, OUR TEACHING APPROACH IS GUIDED BY A COMMON STRATEGY TO TEACH CRITICAL READING AND WRITING, MAXIMISING LESSON TIME FOR YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING.
Home-based one-to-one tuition can cost $70/80 per hour for experienced teachers. That’s too costly! On the other hand, teacher who charge lower fees are often current students and untrained teachers who do not know the exam requirements well enough to guide your child successfully.
AT COGNITUS ACADEMY, OUR TEAM IS PASSIONATE AND EXPERIENCED, WITH PROVEN TRACK RECORD. YOU GET VALUE FOR MONEY, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, VALUE FOR YOUR CHILD’S PRECIOUS TIME.
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