Primary English

Our Primary English programme enables students to build proficiency in the English language and excel in the examinations. Through exposure to a wide variety of text types, genres, intellectually-stimulating exercises and model compositions, students will  develop a strong foundation in the subject.

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Journey through our Primary English courses

P1 & P2 English

Our Primary 1 and 2 English Programme helps students to cultivate an appreciation of the English language, and develop a robust foundation across the key areas of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Students will gain a repertoire of new vocabulary and learn basic grammar rules.

We will also lay the initial groundwork for students to become effective orators and writers over time. They will build confidence in public speaking through classroom discussions and our Show-and-Tell component, and pick up fundamental writing skills, which include techniques on how to brainstorm and develop storylines in a creative and imaginative manner. 

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P3 & P4 English

At the Middle Primary level, students will sharpen their foundational skills acquired from Lower Primary. Students will expand their library of vocabulary with our Mind Stretching Vocabulary list, and build upon their proficiency in grammar to effectively manipulate and transform sentences. They will be introduced to a broad range of narrative and information-based text types, to train their ability to analyse implied meaning, and respond critically.

Students will continue to hone their skills in communicating effectively, both in the spoken and written form. With the help of proprietary frameworks such as R.E.A.P and P.E.E.R.S, they will acquire good practices in reading fluently, and communicating their ideas in a structured and coherent manner. They will also be trained to effectively brainstorm, structure, and enliven their essays with writing techniques reinforced through our regular writing tasks.

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P5 & P6 English

Our Primary 5 and 6 Programme will gear students up for the PSLE, and equip them with exam-smart techniques and skills to ace the examinations. Students will master core grammar rules, and continue to strengthen their knowledge of vocabulary, which will enable them to tackle multiple sections of the English paper more effectively.  

Students will become well-acquainted with trending PSLE composition themes and common mistakes made by students in the examinations. They will reinforce their techniques in analysing composition questions, and brainstorming storylines, and acquire more tools to ace their writing tasks, through the use of impressive opening hooks and good vocabulary phrases demonstrated through model essays. Through continuous practice with our R.E.A.P and P.E.E.R.S framework, students will also master the skill of communicating effectively, and differentiate themselves from their peers in the oral examinations.

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What our students & parents say about us

Mrs Shum is a very dedicated teacher. She has given me detailed feedback to improve my writing and her lessons are very engaging. I really appreciate the personalised feedback which helps me identify areas I should work on more. She goes the extra mile to share interesting facts every lesson which has helped expand my general knowledge in so many ways. With Mrs Shum's tips and MS Worksheets explaining how to master various components, I'm able to answer questions with greater confidence. Lastly, Mrs Shum cares deeply about our emotional well-being, and she always reminds us that trying our best is more important than the results.

I would like to thank the Chinese Language teacher very much for her effort, concern and encouragement for my child! He is very happy to be in her class and has enjoyed the Chinese Language lessons very much. He has tried his very best in the PSLE examination last year 2022 and his Chinese has improved. The constant encouragement from his Chinese Language teacher makes a difference and goes a long way!  Thank you Mr Kuek and all the teachers very much who has taught him and shared during the online bootcamp and the webinars! We really appreciate the effort, time, love and understanding put into preparation of the examination booklets and materials and staying behind after the online lessons to answer the students' questions! Wishing all the teachers and staff a very Happy blessed year 2023 ahead! 

Parents of U Hian
Dear Mrs Shum, thank you so much for all the guidance and support you’ve given me since i joined ms. Since i joined at a pretty late stage, i didn’t expect myself to acquire so much valuable knowledge that allowed me to learn English from a whole new perspective, as well as to perceive life in many different aspects. Thank you for always being so generous in sharing with us your personal experiences that engaged us during class, and making English such a fun subject for us explore the wonders of it! Thank you for taking the extra mile to further support me in English Literature as well, it really has been very useful!! It has truly been an eye-opening experience learning from you and I will remember these lessons as part of the unforgettable memories of learning in this subject❤️🥰

Mrs Shum is a caring teacher who is concerned about her students and their well-being. She has helped me improve in my English and has always been very caring towards me. She stresses on our mental health and has encouraged us a lot. Her teaching is amazing and i love how she shares interesting facts related to the topic we were studying and she exposed us to the basics of general paper too. To add, Mrs Shum gives specific feedback on our work which allowed us to know what we can improve on. The MS comprehension worksheets were also of great help as they allow me to know how to answer certain questions in a straightforward manner. Mrs Shum marks quite strictly which also further prepared me well for the O-levels where the marking is usually more lenient. As a result, I learnt how to do better and could gauge where i stand. Mrs Shum also made me realise that i was better in personal recount essays which allowed me to do well in the O-levels. Overall, MS worksheets were of great help and useful with specific tips and strategies. Thank you so much.

Sevvel Selvam
Hi Ms Mavis, I would like to thank you for the teaching. Your lessons are engaging and I can always focus on it. I still remember vividly your patience when answering all my questions. Even though I have a lot of questions, you still answer them using your best effort which I appreciate very much. You are a great teacher 👍 Thank you very much and wish you a great year ahead !

Tao Weiqi
Dear Mr Alvin, Just want to text you to say "Thank you for all you have done for all the kids! Elvyn scored AL6 for his 2022 PSLE!“ A special mention to Teacher Meili, Teacher Audrey, Teacher Ryan and 丁老师。Not only were they never annoyed by his endless questions and constant requests for ways to improve himself, they guided him and encouraged him to do more and better. We are so blessed to have met all of you! I had introduced friends to send their kids to MS and will surely help to promote MS in the future too!

Mother of Elvyn Ee
Hi Mrs Shum, THANKS so much for offering these extra sessions. You are truly a very dedicated teacher full of passion for teaching and the children. Richard will happy to attend except 2 weeks in Dec when we are out of the country. Thank You once again!

Parent of Lee Jinn Wing Richard
I got 59 out of 67 for my English exam. It included grammer cloze, editing, comprehension cloze, synthesis and comprehension. Thanks for teaching us the techniques!

Mahek Paliwal
Dear Teacher Ryan.….. Thank you so much for the extra lessons, daily inspirational wisdom and all the efforts put in. Deeply appreciate it. Apologies for not being able to answer all your text messages in the past months. But we do and we're appreciative of your kind gestures to Jerome. It's now up to him to fight! Thanks again!

Parent of Ong Pin Yi Jerome
Definitely no doubt that he has improved significantly after he joined your EL class Mrs Shum. Its a blessing that he has gotten you as his Mind Stretcher EL teacher

Parent of Toh Jia Yang Kenneth
I came from China when I was in P5. Mind Stretcher English classes benefited me greatly. I also improved tremendously through the Oral Bootcamp classes. Through Mind Stretcher's help, I was able to achieve my dream grades for the 2021 PSLE and get into my dream school

Li Chengjun
Thanks a lot teacher... you are always motivating him. Because of you he got a good score for English

Parent of Shamik Karthik
We Would like to express our sincere thanks to Ms Rozi who taught our son Justin Lo High Achiever English @ East Campus MS. Ms Rozi is instrumental in Justin achieving A* in the 2018 PSLE English and furthering his interest in English. Ms Rozi is able to delve deep and be flexible in explaining difficult words/grammar concisely and continuously encouragees the students to read. She is also an engaging teacher whose passion and dedication is palpable in her lessons and interactions with students. We are very fortunate to have such a responsible and passionate teacher.

Parent of Lo Lit Jie Justin
Teacher Ryan is the best teacher we ever had who is very responsible and dedicated.We'd like to thank him not only because my son's English writing improved a lot, but also the spirit he conveys; you can really feel his passion for teaching and his love for the children.

Parent of Chen Chu Yu Anakin
I would like to thank Cheryl's P6 English Teacher Mrs Shum for asking her to re-attempt her composition questions every time. It really helps! I have never seen her getting such high marks(33.5) previously. While she may not be the best in class, I am comforted by her great improvement!

Parent of Ang Min Xuan Cheryl
Many questions that were asked during our Primary 6 English lessons in MS, were relevant to the questions tested in my school examinations, as well as in PSLE. Those lessons were extremely useful for I applied those techniques taught, in my PSLE. My MS teacher, Mrs Shum was very supportive and she always encouraged me, standing by my side during all tough times. As a result, I was able to obtain a score that was higher than I had expected.

Harini Sree
Dear Teacher Ryan, Thank you for everything you have done to help me learn and grow. I really enjoyed your lessons and looked forward to your classes.

Rezaul Aqeel Dhani Bin Mohd Rezuan
Teacher Grandville is taking active interest in the progress of each student and keeping parents informed. I have seen improvement in my sons grades and learning ability due to his teachers continuous encouragement and suggestions.

Parent of Tanush Nimitkumar Sheh
I Would like to pen this thank you message to Lesley Owyong who taught my child, Jerome, English for the last 2 years. Teacher Lesley is a very caring nurturing and encouraging Teacher and Jerome has made a lot of progress in his English ever since he joined her class last year. As a parent, I am very touched by the time and effort she puts in to mark the work of my child for the class in particular the composition work as sne improves the sentences and puts in encouraging words for Jerome and the areas to improve on. Jerome feels motivated and looks forward to attending her lessons every week as the lessons are always fun and engaging. Please do vour best to keep wonderful teachers like her in MS and recognize her hard work

Parent of Goh Ching Zhe Jerome
Hi Teacher Colman, I just want to thank you for teaching Shao Heng for Primary 5 English! You have made the lessons so interesting and he has picked up his confidence in English with your help. It was a challenging 2 years with the Covid 19 situation and I'm glad all of us pulled through the PSLE paper. Thank you once again!

Parent of Ong Shao Heng
Hi Teacher Rae, Just want to say I think that you are a wonderful teacher. I like how you teach and the firmness that you have, while teaching the class. Thanks for always going the extra mile to send over the screenshots that Zac may have missed out during class. I really appreciate your dedication.

Zac Ong
Rebeca has been attending Mind Stretcher's Primary 4 English classes. Thanks to Teacher Ryan, she has improved a lot compared to last year! We are confident she will keep improving her English under your coaching in the future.

Parent of Cai Yun Shan Rebeca
A fruitful year for Brien! Brien’s journey has been very smooth with all the help given. We are grateful to both committed teachers who have guided him so well. Teachings are very detailed and Brien enjoyed every lesson. And most importantly, we are extremely happy to see Brien’s improvement this year! His English has improved from 66% in Primary 3 to 83% in Primary 4. Thank you to all Tampines Junction staff too. All of you worked hard for Mind Stretcher and deserved this compliment I have called in numerous time, went down personally, Whats App, and emailed for enquiries. Every time my queries are answered. We are thankful for all your help you have given to us. Mind Stretcher is indeed an amazing tuition centre. I was strongly recommended by a friend, Kerine. Last year, I was searching and searching. Happened to meet Kerine and she recommended Mind Stretcher to me. She accompanied me to Tampines Junction too.

Parent of Brien Ng Ruitian
Teacher Wai Chu stays closely in touch with parents and giving her advice. My son loves her lessons because she encouraged students in the class with joyful activities

Parent of Dang Minh Quan
Teacher Mei Li takes the initiative to weekly update my child’s progress and also to keep us update on the homework assigned. I’m very happy my child is able to cope with her English. Thank you very much Teacher Meili 👍🏻👏🏻😊

Parent of Megan Wong Yan Yun
Teacher Wai Chu is very dedicated and systematic in her work . She conscientiously follow-up on the markings and corrections required, enforcing discipline in my son’s writings for neatness and clarity. This really showed her professionalism, dedication, positive attitude and hard work.

Parent of Koh Zi Rui
Teacher Ryan has helped my kid improve a lot in the English subject through his Primary 2 English lessons. He delivers his lessons in an engaging way!

Parent of Huang Xuanhan
Teacher Ryan provides regular individual feedback about Marianne’s learning progress. Take extra initiative to communicate with parent and feedback about Marianne’s weakness and area of improvement that she needs to work on. I’m impressed about the extra steps that Teacher Ryan taken and the level of attention details he has to my daughter and taking time to update me after few lessons. He had also called to follow up and updated me about Marianne’s learning progress particularly when she was not able to attend the physical lesson but via zoom meeting during school holiday period. He is truely a good teacher that I can feel that he wants every student to excel in their studies. His passion and dedication towards teaching really impressed me and I’m grateful to have such a good teacher being Marianne’s English teacher. I appreciate for teacher Ryan’s teaching efforts and concern that he expressed towards my child. Most importantly, my daughter enjoys every English lesson that he had taught and always looking towards to teacher Ryan’s lesson. His engaging of regular communication with parent is something that I really treasure and feel appreciative.

Parent of Marianne Lee Ying Xuan
Thank you for teaching me well and correcting the mistakes that I did. Happy teachers day Teacher Ryan!

Deeksha Bhaskaran
Dear Miss Celia, Noted on the spelling. And thank you for your kind compliments for Leroy. You made my day. :) He also enjoys attending your lesson very much. :) He often shares with me what he has learnt from you during the lesson. I was quite amazed at times too. Thank you! Stay safe and take care!

Parent of Lin Qiyang Leroy
Teacher Ryan is a kind teacher who motivates his students to do their best. He goes the extra mile and we see an in improvement in Deeksha's P1 English grades!

Parent of Deeksha Bhaskaran
Hi Teacher, Bala here. I got 35/40 for my English Compo, thank you for your help!

Balaprathyush Damodharan
Teacher Ryan is responsible and loving. He constantly updates me on Jayden's progress, as well as his shortcomings and behaviour in class.

Parent of Jayden Fang Junpeng
Clarissa Lim En Ning
In addition to the regular weekly classes, I also attended many Mind Stretcher boot camps, webinars and workshops. My teachers have always been there to support and encourage me - ensuring I understand what needed to be understood, teaching me important and effective answering techniques as well as how to avoid making common mistakes in the exams.

Clarissa Lim En Ning
MS Student for 4 subjects in Pri & Sec School (2015-2022)
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