Getting Ready for the DSA

Over the past 16 years, we have helped at least 2,000 students secure their places in their dream secondary & tertiary schools (JC & Poly) through the DSA. Learn valuable insights on the DSA process in our informational DSA webinars & DSA workshops!


Workshop Highlights

Comprehensive Coverage

As the Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) & junior colleges (DSA-JC) is a first for many, Mind Stretcher's Academic Experts are here to guide parents and students alike in the preparation process and highlight key factors for consideration. 

Strong Team of Academic Experts

Our panel of experts bring years of experience and insiders' perspective to the table, helping parents and students clarify their doubts and make an informed decision regarding the DSA.

DSA Track Record of Successful Placement

Since its inception, Mind Stretcher has helped mentor and guided at least 2,000 students to secure their DSA places in secondary & tertiary (JC & Poly) schools.

What you are paying for

Incredible value from our Edu-events

Fees (with GST)

50 SGD + 180 SGD*

*DSA Interview Workshop


Join our Academic Experts as they unveil 3 hours of insight into the DSA interview process and how to sufficiently prepare for it. 


Fees (with GST)

110 SGD + 360 SGD*

*DSA Interview Workshop


Join our Academic Experts as they unveil 3 hours of insight into the DSA interview process and how to sufficiently prepare for it. 


Webinar / Workshop Dates

Getting Ready for the DSA
Zoom (Run 2)
24 Apr (Wed)
7pm – 10pm
Zoom (Run 1) - Over
30 Mar (Sat)
7pm – 10pm
DSA Interview Workshop
30 Jun & 1 Jul (Sun & Mon)
2pm – 5pm


Getting Ready for the DSA
  • Should my child apply for DSA?
  • Key Considerations in choosing a DSA school
  • What is involved in the DSA selection process?
  • How should my child prepare for the DSA?
  • Preparing your DSA portfolio
DSA Interview Workshop
  • DSA Interview Prep Secrets
  • Sharing by Successful DSA Students
  • Frequently-asked DSA interview questions
  • Common interview pitfalls
  • “Live” Demonstrations
  • Notes & Templates will be provided

Master teachers

Alvin Kuek
Mind Stretcher Co-Founder & Master Teacher

An ex-RI & RJC ASEAN Scholar, and a Kuok Foundation University Scholar, Alvin is Mind Stretcher's Co-Founder. His passionate, engaging and effective delivery style has made him a huge favourite of many students and their parents. In the past 15 years, Alvin has taught, mentored and inspired thousands of students (including 3 President's Scholars). He is a highly sought-after Master Teacher & Expert Speaker, given his diverse experience & extensive knowledge of the education landscape.

Wei Lun
Master Teacher

Wei Lun was one of RI's top students (with a perfect 10A1s) in his GCE O-Level cohort. A winner of the RI Academic Award & the Prime Minister’s Book Prize (for top-scoring in the English & Chinese O-Level Exams), he was awarded a government overseas scholarship to pursue his studies at Columbia University (Ivy League) & Cambridge University. Wei Lun is the Academic Team Lead at Mind Stretcher, and a very popular Master Teacher across a wide variety of academic domains.

Our testimonials

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
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If my child has a question, what can he/she do?
  • During the session, you can pose the questions in the webinar "Q&A" box or chat and our teachers will reply to you. If the question is commonly asked, our teachers will address it 'live'.
  • There will also be intervals throughout the session (depending on time) that parents and students may be asked to raise their hands and ask questions 'live'.
  • At the end of each session, you can also stay around to ask questions.
Can I skip Getting Ready for the DSA webinar and only sign up for DSA Interview Workshop?

It is important to note that the "Getting Ready for the DSA" webinar covers essential information about preparation and the selection process that won't be repeated in the “DSA Interview Workshop”. "DSA Interview Workshop" will focus on specific tips and strategies to excel during the interview. We recommend attending both online events for comprehensive preparation.

Will there be any materials provided for "Getting Ready for the DSA" webinar?
  • No, this event will not come with any materials. 
  • You may wish to keep a notebook around for taking down useful pointers shared by our Master Teachers and speakers.
Will there be any materials provided for DSA Interview Workshop?
  • Yes!
  • You will be notified via email once materials are ready for collection from your preferred MS centre (indicated at the point of registration)
  • We are present in over 20+ locations in Singapore, so check out our locations near you!
If I'm unable to attend this webinar, will a recording of the session be provided?

A recorded version of this webinar session will be made available to all eligible registrants for a limited viewing period.

Considering my child's previous enrolment (i.e. ex-student), or recent registration for Mind Stretcher's Bootcamps / Short courses / Workshops / Webinars / Events, can we still enjoy special discounts or benefits as a returning participant?

No, unfortunately, we do not offer special discounts or benefits for returning participants at this time.

Our MS student rates for any events are specifically reserved for students who attend our regular weekly programmes. They do not extend to ex-students, trial class students, and participants of our bootcamps, short courses, workshops, webinars, or events.  Should your child wish to attend our Edu-events at the exclusive MS student rate, you can enrol him/her in at least one of our regular weekly  programmes. That would then qualify your child as a MS student.

Can I cancel my registration if I change my mind?

No, all fees paid for any of our events are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.

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