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Creative Writing

Our Primary Creative Writing Programme will transform our students into A* virtuoso writers, where the pen becomes mightier than the sword. Effective guidance will be provided to students at different stages to harness their writing potential to suit different themes and contexts.

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Journey through our creative writing courses

Primary 1 & 2 Budding Writer

At primary 1 and 2, students are developing basic skills in reading and writing. In order to help them gain confidence in acquiring these skills, our Budding Writer programme focuses on helping students build a strong foundation in writing clearly and accurately.

Students will learn to construct clear and grammatically-correct sentences, and generate interesting and authentic content through lively class discussions. They will also acquire Mind-Stretching vocabulary phrases, and learn to use relevant vocabulary to express ideas accurately. To reinforce learning, students will be provided model compositions to model after.

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Primary 3 & 4 A* Writing Lab

At primary 3 and 4, students are beginning to find a voice in their writing. They are also more eager to try new skills and techniques to make their writing more interesting. Our A* Writing Lab programme encourages students to move out of their comfort zone and experiment with writing creatively and well.

Students will practise applying writing skills and techniques effectively to write an interesting and compelling composition. They will learn how to edit their writing for clarity, effectiveness and interest value, brainstorm good and relevant ideas that address specific task requirements, and expand their repertoire of Mind-Stretching vocabulary to bring their writing to the next level.

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Primary 5 & 6 PSLE A* Writer

At primary 5 and 6, students want to be equipped with skills that they can confidently apply in order to score in writing assessments and in the PSLE. They are passionate about engaging the readers and are ready to sharpen their swords to tackle various writing prompts.

Our PSLE A* Writer Programme is designed to give students an unfair advantage in writing and maximise their chances of scoring AL1-2 in the PSLE for their composition exams. We will consolidate the learning of various writing skills and techniques, so that students may apply this masterfully in a variety of writing tasks. Students will set clear writing goals and objectives to achieve specific purposes and engage readers, and analyse and model after best-in-class writing skills and techniques in Mind-Stretching A* model compositions.

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I am writing this email to compliment one of your teachers at your centre, who had taught my son, Gan Eu Jin, for the past one and a half years. In view of a change of Eu Jin's CCA training schedule as of 1 Jul 2017, I had no choice but to pull him out of Teacher Rachel's Sat 2pm Pri 5 class as of last week and transferred him to another session at the East Campus. As such, I would like to covey my thanks to Teacher Rachel for her patience, guidance and care given to Eu Jin during her weekly session with him for the last many months. Teacher Rachel has always been so reassuring and encouraging towards my son. In addition, I am very sure her teaching techniques, emotional support, dedication and commitment had, in no small way, contributed to my son's enthusiasm in attending classes at Mind Stretcher as well as his good results so far in writing tests. Pls convey my thanks to Teacher Rachel and I will definitely recommend Mind Stretcher for their Writer Toolbox classes and especially with awesome teachers like Teacher Rachel helming them! Keep up the good work MS!

Parent of Gan Eu Jin
Hi Teacher Ryan, Ruoke has shown improvement in school. Her recent score in a school test was 18/20. Thanks so much for the nurturing. Her year end SA2 composition will be next week. Hopefully she can get a better score than SA1.

Parent of Li Ruo Ke
My child likes Mr Ryan’s writing class. Mr Ryan conducts the class with passion. He not only teaches and explains the lesson content clearly, but also puts great effort in marking the student’s worksheets detailedly for their improvement. He also goes the extra mile in helping our students in learning English subject, not only in writing but also in the language usage part. Other than the weekly writing class, he teaches 3 times of lessons weekly to help our students improve in their language usage. He shares his valuable knowledge and advice with great dedication. Mr Ryan also inspires our students in preparing for PSLE. He often sends motivational messages to parents to be conveyed to the students. His messages motivates the student greatly.

Parent of He Daile
My daughter just started taking Mind Stretcher's Primary PSLE A* Writer classes a few months ago. the course is super fun, interesting and the notes are comprehensive.

Parent of Khor Swee Sim Clarice
I am really grateful to all the teachers who helped me achieve what I have. I was really poor in writing and achieved borderline passes. However, the PSLE A* Writers tuition provided me with many materials. The writing style, phrases and content really helped me improve my writing. I also did not have a wide vocab range and used words that were vague. However, the summary of the vocab words provided in the materials really helped have a wider vocabulary bank which still helps me now in secondary school

Rishika Kashyap
Thank you Teacher Wai Chu for helping me to improve my writing skills! During first week of PSLE A* Writers tuition, my composition grades were very low. Gradually, after your constant helpful nagging and encouraging, my grade started increasing. From 17/40 to 37/40, my grades became higher and higher. I became the top in class at school and then my level! Thank you for encouraging me!

Jacinta Lin
I have a few Mind Stretcher teachers that helped me to be where I am today. One of them is Mr Muizz, he taught me Writer's Toolbox during P5. He also told a lot of jokes and it was quite funny. My classmates and I really enjoyed his lessons.

Tristan Tang
Just wanted to say thank you so much! I would never have been where I am today in SOTA as a Literary Arts student if it wasn’t for the Primary 5 Writers Toolbox classes and Teacher Asoda who taught me how to get my creative juices flowing!

Dhruv Praful Saijare
Thanks a lot, Ms. Christine for your message. I am Nidhi's mother. I do keep checking her work she brings back home and fo find a good improvement each time. Also she did significantly well in her SA1 creative writing exams as compared to the one a year before. Thank you so much for your guidance.

Nidhi Madhavan
Thanks a lot, Ms Christine! Haochen said he learnt many useful and good phrases, and he felt he sees improvement in his writing under your professional guidance!

Parent of Lyu Hao Chen
Thanks teacher, I realized his compositions have improved and some of his essays are now being chosen as Model essays in school!

Parent of Ye Htet Tun
Dear Mdm Low, I like how you teach. I know you are very passionate about us. You want to push us to our best potential. I’ve learnt how to start a compo using different methods and how to use the vocabulary taught in Mind Stretcher

Bhone Myint San
I’ve learnt new words and phrases, idioms and hyperboles and how to conquer compo writing from Mdm Low’s lessons! I got full marks for compos in school 5 times in a row, no corrections!

Phyo Ko Ko Thant
Dear Mdm Low Thank you very much for your teaching and guidance to Trinity for several years. We also noticed that her writing skills have improved a lot especially in primary 3.

Parent of Trinity Htu Myat Noe
Since the P2 Budding Writer classes, Louis has improved a lot in writing skills. Normally Louis finds very difficult to express himself when comes to writing but could see him improve and more confident in expressing himself which enhanced his writing skills. Finally, I would like to thank Teacher Ryan for putting in a lot of effort in guiding Louis to become a better writer.

Louis Phone Nanda Thein
Dear Mdm Low, Thank you for teaching Beverly for the past years. You have been an effective teacher and she has definitely picked up a fair share of vocabulary for interesting phrases and ideas for her compo writing (hope she does well in her SA2!) I did listen to bits of the lessons once in a while when I happened to be in the room - thank you for being so jovial and making your lessons so interesting! Beverly always tells me that Mdm Low is very "dramatic" and I always see her laughing at your jokes, haha. You'll be missed and I hope Beverly will still see you when she returns to the centre for her classes. Take care and best wishes!

Parent of Tan Si En Beverly
My son improved a lot after attending MS English and Writer's toolbox lessons. He started in P1, initially quite weak in everything. Now, he looks forward to his MS lessons, he likes to read and write. This year his term 1 school test he got 29/30. He was so happy.

Parent of Tang Tyler
I can still recall the lessons taught like the back of my hand. It was the same for my first ever teacher, and the most memorable lesson I had with her started out with a recap of phrases. I learnt phrases and idioms like “had a whale of a time” and “on seventh heaven” through her. She had built the foundation of my journey in weaving stories.

Lu Zi Xian Chloe
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Since our genesis in 2002, we have been the Education Partner of choice for many students & their parents. More than 150,000 students (and counting) have walked through our doors. Our excellent track record over the years says it all.

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