Great news for 2019. Sign up for at least two Humanities and English and receive almost 5 hours of free English tuition. This is the place to come for all under one roof sessions that will save the student time and the parents money. It is also proven to be effective. Call now at 98761777. Terms and conditions apply
I believe in giving more than my best to my students and have now completed reading all the new texts! Yes all seven of them! What is more I am giving unprecedented discounts to those who will be calling me for the first time for Lit and Humanities tuition for O- and N-level exams. The offer lasts till end of April. Hurry as places are limited! For a sample of the areas covered, I have chosen Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. In my sessions on the book, the areas covered are as follows:
key insights on George Bernard Shaw, the playwright, activists and self-anointed saviour of society
a brief outline of his colourful and eventful life, focusing on his creed and the various causes he championed and supported.
a close insightful study of issues raised in the play such as the social divide, class conflict, transformation, the status of women, gender issues, etc
insightful and profound comments and interpretations of the play, plot, characterisation, themes and issues
language and wordplay in the text and many others ( some of which are my trade secrets)
Last but not least I role-model a lot to show them how to analyse questions, and answer them. I do impart certain secret skills to give them that edge in the exams and of course for most of my students, I teach them sentence skills and essay organisation as well because in the final analysis, Lit students need to write very well.
Really if one is in it strictly for the money, one would have given up by now. The texts are changed with alarming frequency. Every change of texts means new work for teachers and at least ten times more work for Lit tutors. This is because an ardent Lit tutor has to tutor all the titles! It is no wonder tutoring Lit is a place where angels fear to tread! Hahaha.
Some of them do not have convenient guides – no Sparknotes or Cliff Notes, the more reliable sources. Everything is done by the tutor from scratch. Even when there are guides, they are at best rudimentary and lack the depth of analysis that is required in the students’ answers.
In the last two years as well as 2016, twenty new titles will be added to the list of texts I am teaching for Literature. They include “A Christmas Carol”, “Emily of Emerald Hill”, “Wonder”, “Hamlet”, “I’m the King of the Castle”, “Boom”, ” The Tempest”, “24 Favourite One Act Plays”, “A Man for All Seasons”, ”An Enemy of the People”, etc.
Many students are getting help in Geography, History and Social Studies from me. Even for IP Geography and History, schools are refreshing the syllabuses regularly.
Sec 4 express student from Geylang Methodist Girls: “She has learnt a lot from you. She said you are a nice teacher too.”
Sec 4 express student from Edgefield Secondary (his younger brother who is in Sec 3 in 2015 will be attending sessions with me for English and Social Studies) “Madam Yu is strict but I have learnt a lot from her.”
Sec 3 academic student from St Patrick’s Secondary (Pure Literature & Elect Geography): “He finds it useful and wants to work to get better. He topped the class for Literature and his Geography has improved tremendously too”
Mother of Sec 4 express student from ACSI (Literature & Social Studies): “He is enjoying lessons with you. We are very glad to have found you to help him with his Literature and Social Studies.”
Father of Sec 2 student from ACS International (IGCSE English and Literature) “J has got a good result for English [including Literature]. Thank you for your guidance and patience to him. Very much appreciated.”
Mother of Sec 1 student from ACSI (History and Literature): “He has definitely improved from 60% to 75%. He found it useful especially teaching him how to answer the History and Literature questions.”
Year 2 IP student from CHIJ St Nicholas (LA): “The practices I did in class were useful as they really helped my score in my exams. The pace was also just right and I can catch up easily.”
Sometimes reading fees are charged for new texts and a small subject registration fees are charged per subject every semester. Title fees per text is also charged in lieu of new texts if the texts has been previously taught by me. All these fees are non-refundable regardless of whether the sessions are terminated by the tutor or the parent.
There are some tools in the toolbox. Some of them I picked up from my professors and some I have learnt the hard way over the years. I applied them and they worked for me. Now I get my students to use these strategies and they work for them.
Unbelievably low fees – only $40* for both the English and Literature papers. What is even more earth-shaking is that there are no registration fees or advance payment to be made. In addition, there is also no constant change of tutors. Help will be provided for all coursework, IOC/P* and projects.
Maximum class size is only 5, not 10. Guaranteed to be fun, enriching and most important of all – I will do my best to improve your grades. I have helped most of my students score a 7. For the rest, they have moved up at least 2 grades – from 4 to 6.
The sessions will consist of:
close and insightful reading of texts
using appropriate theories such as structuralist, new criticism, cultural materialism, psychoanalytical, marxist and post-colonial approaches to read the texts.
acquistion of an impressive literary vocabulary
mastery of answering techniques
A trial sessions of one hour at half the cost, i.e. $20 is available. Call 98761777!