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Secondary English

The Secondary English programme aims to enable students to become highly competent in using English effectively as a communication tool and to excel in school examinations. Armed with a repertoire of reading and writing skills, students will be well-equipped to do well in any English examination.

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Journey through our Secondary English courses

Sec 1 & Sec 2 English

As students move from Primary to Lower Secondary, they will have to improve the versatility of their writing for different contexts, and hone their logical and critical thinking skills to effectively tackle various components of the examinations such as Comprehension, Summary Writing and Literature.

Our Sec 1 and 2 English Programme will equip students with the integral writing and speaking skills, and sharpen their critical reasoning abilities to thrive in secondary school. Students will pick up effective writing techniques across text types such as narrative writing and personal recounts. They will also learn to draw upon contextual clues to answer more difficult inferential questions in comprehension, and develop the ability to summarise key information.

Students will build a good foundation across reading, writing, and speaking, that will serve them well in Upper Secondary.

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Sec 3 & Sec 4 English

At Upper Secondary, students would be exposed to a wider array of literary techniques, and tackle more complex text types such as argumentative writing and hybrid essays. Our Sec 3 and 4 English programme will hone students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills to handle the rigour of the Upper Secondary curriculum, and ensure they are well-prepared to tackle the O-Level English examinations.

Students will learn methods to effectively structure their essays for more complex text types, and differentiate themselves from their peers by adding deeper layers of introspection in their writing. They will also sharpen their techniques to tackle a wide variety of inferential questions in comprehension, and master the art of summary writing.   

As part of our intensive revision for the O-Levels, students will access trending essay themes and questions, best-in-class model essays, and learn to avoid common mistakes made by students.

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Ms Christine Ong is an extremely benevolent teacher and a role model for my classmates to emulate. Not only is she kind and patient when covering new concepts, she will constantly share with us her vocabulary bank and drop gold nuggets on tips to do well in our essay. As a result of her passionate teaching, I managed to jump from a C5 grade in secondary 1 to an A1 grade in secondary 4. Apart from assiduously preparing comprehension papers from other schools for us to practice, she always conjures up a myriad of vocabulary expressions for us to memorise and utilise in our essay. Due to this, my essay has jumped to a 26/30 just for my prelim alone, which is an extraordinary feat for someone born in a Chinese speaking background like me. Additionally, she will require us to scan our examination papers so she can better comprehend our weaknesses and work on addressing that. Moreover, she will keep us up to date with global affairs taking place around the world every lesson. I remember vividly when she shared with us the story pertaining to an old Asian lady being accosted by a caucasian man during a hate-crime incident happening in the US. Furthermore, Ms Christine will go the extra mile of highlighting the misused vocabulary terms in editing and explain to us the wordclass and noun forms that are improperly used, which is not required in the Mind Stretcher curriculum. In a nutshell, Ms Christine is undoubtedly one of the best teachers I've had in my school life. I fervently hope that she is offered a larger platform to inspire minds and nurture our nation's future. Thank you.

Li Long Guang
Mind Stretcher had been very helpful in my Secondary 4 learning journey, almost miraculously turning a mere pass into a distinction. Mrs Shum, my English teacher at Mind Stretcher, had provided us with plenty of resources, and practised with each and every one of us tirelessly.

Tenzin Dhakar
Before I enrolled in Mind Stretcher in Sec 3, I was doing very badly in my common test exams. I was getting around C6 or near failure for my English. But now I’ve gotten A1 for my O-Levels and I can see that I’ve made steady progress throughout my 2 years in Mind Stretcher.

Subramaniam Karthikeyan
Mrs Shum's lessons have equipped me with the essential skills required to tackle the English Language paper, allowing me to become more confident when writing. Furthermore, her lessons not only helped to cultivate a deeper interest in the languages and the humanities, but also a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world we live in. Her sharing of personal experiences is always something to look forward to!

Tan Dan Feng
Ms Joyce helps improve our grades with interesting lessons, and help give personalised feedback as well as come up with her own questions to make sure that her lessons are tailored to suit every student’s needs.

Low Yuxian Florence
Teacher Joyce is engaging, enforces discipline and communicate with my son to improve his grades.

Parent of Koh Zi Xuan
Dylan joined Mrs Shum in Sec 3. He originally resisted having tuition but he was completely sold after just 1 lesson. Mrs Shum is a very dedicated teacher and knew my son's character well. Dylan was motivated with her teaching and never missed her lessons. I am happy that Mrs Shum has managed to stretch his potential from a B4 student into an A2 for O'Levels. We are so lucky to have her. Thank you Mrs Shum!

Chan Jun Wei Dylan
Teacher Mavis is extremely thorough with her explanation of the course content. She has always been so assuring and encouraging towards us, making learning fun. In addition, her teaching techniques, emotional support, dedication and commitment have contributed to my enthusiasm in attending her classes. I will definitely recommend Mind Stretcher to others!

Liu Yuxuan
I will like to thank my past Mind Stretcher Teachers, Mr Saiful, my lower secondary English teacher, for his kind encouragements when I was struggling with English

Ng Min Jun Leon
My daughter has been taking Mind Stretcher's Secondary 2 English classes at MS East Campus. She really enjoys participating in class with Teacher Joyce and her classmates. Thank you very much for your great efforts!

Parent of Tjipto Ruby
Good evening Teacher Mavis this is Yuxuan's mom! He enjoys your lessons and finds them beneficial for his english, As a parent I would like to express my gratitude to you for being so responsible and patient with kids. Yuxuan is blessed to have you as his teacher.

Parent of Liu Yuxuan
The Secondary 1 English teacher is very nice. She gives us notes which are useful and helps us during last minute revision. We see an improvement in grades since joining!

Parent of Moe Thu Kha
Dear Teacher, Thank you so much for coaching Jencine through Secondary 1 English. She is coping well with Maths and Science but told me that she has been struggling with her English. Thank you for your help!

Parent of Ou Wen Ying Jencine
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