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SECRETS TO SCORING IN ‘O’ LEVEL ENGLISH

Intensive ‘O’ Level EL Programme 

by Qualified & Experienced Ex-School EL Teachers

Would you like to learn the SECRETS to doing well in your ‘O’ Level English paper?

Do you know what the changes in the new format of the GCE ‘O’ Level English Language (EL) paper are? Many secondary school students are now faced with greater challenges in mastering the English Language skills required by the new GCE ‘O’ Level syllabus.

The English Language Programme is open to all Secondary 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 students. Its aim is to equip students with skills to excel in the EL paper (particularly the new syllabus 1128)

It will give students an edge in English as it focuses on helping them succeed in the ‘O’ level examination, with emphasis on the following skills:

  • Oral
  • Editing
  • Essay writing
  • Visual stimulus
  • Comprehension
  • Summary writing
  • Situational writing

The programme is open to: Secondary (1, 2, 3 , 4 and 5)

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RESULTS OF CLASS 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 (‘O’ levels)

2010 GCE ‘O’ Level EL results  – 83% of IEL students secured a minimum 1-grade improvement in their ‘O’ Level English Language results.

2011 GCE ‘O’ Level EL results - 80% of IEL students secured a minimum 1-grade improvement in their ‘O’ Level English Language results.

2012 GCE ‘O’ Level EL results – 81% of IEL students secured a minimum 1-grade improvement in their ‘O’ Level English Language results.

2013 GCE ‘O’ Level EL results (New Syllabus 1128) – 86% of IEL students secured a minimum 1-grade improvement in their ‘O’ Level English Language results.

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SCHEDULE FOR 2015 (TENTATIVE SCHEDULE) 

- One 2-hour lesson per week

  • Secondary 1
    • Wed (4.00 to 6.00pm)
    • Thu (4.00 to 6.00pm)
  • Secondary 2
    • Fri (4.00 to 6.00pm)
    • Sat (9.00 to 11.00am)
  • Secondary 3
    • Thu (6.15 to 8.15pm)
    • Sat (9.00 to 11.15am)
  • Secondary 4 Exp & 5 NA
    • Thu (6.15 to 8.15pm)
    • Fri (6.15 to 8.15pm)
    • Sat (11.15am to 1.15pm)

NOTE: When students miss a lesson (for whatever reason/s), there will be NO make up lesson as they are expected to attend the other designated slot/s in the same week for their particular level.

VENUE

IEL Training Centre
12, Arumugam Road
Level 2 Suite N
Lion Building B
Singapore 409958

Macpherson MRT (CC10) Exit B

ENQUIRIES

For more information, please contact Mrs Ng at 9338-5155
or email her at ielprogram@gmail.com

Updated: 27 Oct 2014

2014 Holiday Programmes

COMPREHENSION SKILLS WORKSHOPS
3-DAY (6 X 2-HOUR SESSIONS)

During the November and December school vacation, Intensive Comprehension Skills workshops have been planned for the different secondary levels of students.  These programmes aim to equip them with English Language skills for their new academic year in 2015.  There will be 2 x 2-hour sessions per day (6 sessions in total). At these workshops, students will learn how to master the following skills:

  • Reading and comprehension of the different types of texts
  • Analyzing the types of comprehension questions
  • Using the appropriate strategies to answer the questions

SCHEDULE FOR SEC 1

17 to 19 Nov (Mon-Wed)

SCHEDULE FOR SEC 2

17 to 19 Nov (Mon-Wed)

SCHEDULE FOR SEC 3

20 to 22 Nov (Thu-Sat)

TIME FOR EACH DAY

1st session – 9.30am to 11.30am

2nd session – 12.00noon to 2.00pm

LUNCH (AT OWN EXPENSE)

11.30am to 12.00noon

(There are 2 eateries on the ground level near the training centre) 

For more information, please contact Mrs Ng at 9338-5155 or email her at ielprogram@gmail.com

Updated: 27 Oct 2014

Soar with the IEL Programme

Elijah Han
ACS Independent (2013 GCE ‘O’ Level)
C5 to A1 (English Language)
C5 to A1 (Literature-Unseen Prose)

Before I attended Mrs Ng’s English Tuition Programme, my English was hovering around a C5 grade. However, under her guidance, I am more than delighted with the A1 grade obtained for my ‘O’ level English! The skills taught were of great value to me and greatly improved my command of the English Language. One of the areas where I applied the skills was in the Comprehension section. She taught us about several important methods that need to be applied in Comprehension Paper that helped me find and locate information much better.

Furthermore, she taught me how to answer the various different types of questions appropriately and that they can all be easily answered without being too much of a hassle. Also, she has taught me how to write a proper essay. With tips on how to layer the essay in a clear and concise way, it definitely helped me to express myself clearly.

Also, I took her course on Unseen Prose helped me to analyse literature unseen passages and find the key topics to write in my essay. For example, she mentioned that we cannot just analyse the surface meaning of a quote in the passage. Rather, there is also another, deeper insight to it and the knowledge of this definitely helped me flesh out my essay. I managed to score a distinction in the subject at the ‘O’ levels.

Overall, Mrs Ng is a caring and patient tutor, and her skills and expertise have led me to greatly benefit from the programme. I am sincerely thankful to her for all her help, and I strongly recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their English.

(For more enquiries, please contact Mrs Ng at +65-9338 5155)

An Inspiring & Fulfilling Journey

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Methodist Girls’ School (2012 GCE ‘O’ Level)
D7 to A1 (English Language)
B4 to A1 (Literature-Unseen Prose)

Having Mrs. Ng as a teacher was undoubtedly inspiring and powerful. The world of language arts (English and Literature) is a profound discipline. For a fifteen year old, grasping the rudiments was a challenge.  However, Mrs. Ng, within a span of 5 months, brought my English grades up from a ‘D’ to an ‘A’. What was even more of a marvel was her crash course in ‘O’ level Literature. Within 7 lessons, she imparted tips and tricks that would ultimately help me procure my ‘A’ at the ‘O’ level Literature examinations. It is undeniable that without her guidance and encouragement, I would not have accomplished so.

In class, she keeps her lessons fun and engaging by showing a genuine interest in the well-being of her students. Every lesson is packed with snippets of insight towards scoring an ‘A’ at the ‘O’ level English and Literature examination. She has a wealth of teaching resources that would probably not be found in any common tuition centre. After spending a period of time with her, you realize that her goal is not just result oriented but rather to inspire a desire to learn. I realized this upon graduation, where I had come to appreciate the language arts more.

Mrs. Ng’s passion for the English language and Literature is particularly infectious. Her love for the discipline is evident in the lessons where she passionately imparts her knowledge to her students. I have been impressed by the life-giving power of the language arts.

As a young person, trying to gain a sense of self in the world, Literature does just the job in providing compasses and inspiring young minds. I have learnt and am continuing to learn from this discipline because Mrs. Ng has inspired me to enjoy the learning process while helping me to ace the subject.

I cherish and praise her and thank her for being there and presenting me with the precious gift of the English Language and Literature. Thank you Mrs. Ng.

(For more enquiries, please contact Mrs Ng at +65-9338 5155)

My IELP Experience

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Joshua Immanuel Sjarifudin
Hai Sing Catholic High (GCE ‘O’ 2013)
C6 to A1

The day I attended Mrs Ng’s lesson, I knew that it was different from the ones that I have attended before. Equipped with years of experience, Mrs Ng brings the quality of her teaching to a whole new level.

Incorporating different strategies, Mrs Ng makes sure that her lessons are focused on skills that will help her students excel. As a result, her lessons are interesting. Notes provided are neat and filled with useful tips.

Under Mrs Ng’s care, any student, as long he or she is willing to work hard, can attain an A1 for English so long as they use the strategies taught.

Before attending Mrs Ng’s lessons, I barely passed my English Language.  I am extremely pleased (with myself for the effort put in) and grateful (to Mrs Ng for sharing with us the secrets to scoring in the ‘O’ level English).

As long you do your part, together with Mrs Ng’s wealth of knowledge, scoring well in English is a piece of cake.

(For more enquiries, please contact Mrs Ng at +65-9338 5155)

An Incredible Leap

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David Samuel Lim
ACS (Barker) (GCE ‘O’ 2013)
C6 to A1 (English)
C5 to A2 (Lit – Unseen Prose)

I would like to thank my English and Literature tuition teacher, Mrs Ng Mew Leng, for her tremendous care and guidance throughout my Secondary 4 year. Because of her, my English grade leapt from a borderline C6 to an incredible A1!  At the same time, my Combined Humanities / Lit Elective also showed a marked improvement from a mediocre C5 to an impressive A2!

In her classes, she taught me a myriad of skills covering the different aspects of the ‘O’ Level English Language examination – Oral, Editing, Situational writing, Continuous writing, Visual text, Comprehension and Summary Writing. Among the techniques taught, I find “+2/-2” one of the most effective.

Her lessons on effective analysis of the Unseen Passage have also worked wonders for me. I was taught different ways to analyse the Unseen text. Skills taught were reinforced through constant practice, as we were given new exercises every lesson and later guided through them. Furthermore, her tips on scoring well in the Unseen Section have proved useful to me when I sat for my Literature ‘O’ Level examination.

All in all, if you are looking for an effective and passionate English and Literature tuition teacher, Mrs Ng will be your best bet. Not only does she have a vast array of knowledge, she is also kind and caring. Mrs Ng’s classes will leave you well equipped with the tools needed to scale the foreboding mountain that is the English Language ‘O’ Level Examination. As someone who has survived the arduous journey, I can testify to this.  Words cannot express my gratitude towards the teacher who had helped me emerge from the depths of poor grades.

If you are in need of help for English or Literature, attend Mrs Ng’s classes NOW. You will not regret it!

(For more enquiries, please contact Mrs Ng at +65-9338 5155)

An Enjoyable Journey

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Tay Ming Kiat
Bukit Merah Sec (GCE ‘O’ 2013)
C6 to B4

Thank you Mr and Mrs Ng, I am so glad to have scored a B4 for English in the GCE ‘O’ Level Examination. Before attending the IEL programme, I usually scored C6.

The Summary Question which requires one to locate and rephrase the main points was a challenge to me.  I tended to spend too much time on it.  Now, I no longer dread the summary question as well as the other comprehension questions.

Furthermore, Mrs Ng provided me with useful tips and notes on descriptive expressions that helped me “paint” a more colorful essay allowing me to score better. The Intensive English Language programme also helped expand my limited vocabulary, resulting in better written essays than before.  Not only that, each time Mrs Ng marked my essays, she would indicate where my mistakes were and explained why they were not acceptable.

Most importantly, Mrs Ng is an encouraging teacher who motivates her students to excel as well as live meaningful lives. She makes learning English Language an enjoyable time for me. Thank you very much Mrs Ng!

(For more enquiries, please contact Mrs Ng at +65-9338 5155)

Twin Surprise

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Daing Nurfarahin
Woodlands Sec (GCE ‘O’ 2013)
D7 to B3

My twin sister and I were introduced to the IEL programme a few months before the GCE ‘O’ level examination commenced in October. Applying the skills and strategies taught, I was very happy to note an amazing leap from D7 to B3!  Under the guidance of Mr Ng and Mrs Ng, I surpassed my expectations in the GCE ‘O’ Level English Paper.

If I had attended the programme earlier in January 2013, I believe my results would have been better. Who knows? I could have scored an ‘A’ for English! The skills and techniques taught on how to analyse and answer comprehension questions were very helpful and easy to apply. The writing skills taught enabled me to improve my essay writing skills.

I am very thankful to Mr and Mrs Ng for their encouragement and belief in me. Without their help, I would not have been able to achieve such a good grade. Both Mr and Mrs Ng are very experienced and knowledgeable teachers and are passionate about helping their students. I am very grateful to both of them for taking us in at short notice especially when we had lost hope and were struggling with English.

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Daing Nurfarahan
Woodlands Sec (GCE ‘O’ 2013)
E8 to C6

The IEL programme helped me understand the English Language better. I became interested in English when I attended the IEL Programme. With the help and encouragement from Mr Ng and Mrs Ng, I managed to secure a C6 from a dismal E8.

The skills that I had learnt during the last few months before the final examination were worth it.  Applying the techniques and strategies taught, I managed to get a pass. I was struggling with the subject but Mr Ng’s teaching method was easy to understand. When I made any mistakes, Mr Ng would alert me to my mistakes and, at the same time, explain why my answers were not acceptable.

I would truly recommend this programme to anyone who wants to improve their English. Thank you so much Mr Ng and Mrs Ng!

(For more enquiries, please contact Mrs Ng at +65-9338 5155)