2023 Secondary 1 Jumpstart Holiday Bootcamp

Get a head start in your Secondary school journey by mastering the core skills needed for each subject with our Sec 1 Jumpstart Holiday Bootcamp!


Workshop Highlights

Comprehensive coverage

The bootcamp will cover all the core subjects offered in Secondary 1 -  English & Literature, Mathematics, Science & Chinese/Higher Chinese.

Strong team of Master Teachers

Mind Stretcher's Master Teachers provide invaluable insights on various teaching methodologies through their extensive years of experience in the education field.

What you are paying for

Incredible value at an affordable price point

Starting from


  • 5 to 6 hours of lessons per subject.
  • High-quality curriculum materials will be provided 

1 Subject – $240
2 Subjects – $320
3 Subjects – $360
4 Subjects – $370 (Best value! Only $370 for 21 hrs of lessons!)


Dates and Timings

Chinese/Higher Chinese
5 & 12 Dec 2022 (Mon)
1.30pm - 4pm
6 & 13 Dec 2022 (Tue)
9am - 11.30am
7 & 14 Dec 2022 (Wed)
9am - 11.30am
English & Literature
8 & 15 Dec 2022 (Thu)
9am - 12pm


Chinese / Higher Chinese
  • 扩大词汇量的方法和练习

Strategies & Practice to build up essential Chinese vocabulary

  • 记叙文命题作文的审题和构思技巧

Question analysis & idea-generation for A* Chinese essay topics

  • 中学实用文的要求和写法

Key techniques to tackle Chinese Functional Writing

  • 阅读理解的基本术语和应用

Core terminologies & their applications in Secondary Chinese Comprehension


Essential Skills & Foundational Mathematical Knowledge

Number Systems

  • Mathematical operations on Real Numbers
  • Solving real-world problems using Real Numbers

Fundamentals of Algebra

  • Solving equations in a real-world context
  • Simplifying algebraic expressions
  • Essential Scientific skills & base knowledge 
  • Fun with the Periodic Table
  • Elements, mixtures & compounds 
  • Separation techniques    
  • Density
  • Reflection & refraction of light
English & Literature


  • Comprehension passage types & tasks
  • Effective use of language & literary devices
  • Summary Writing: A brief introduction


  • Key features of various literary genres
  • A brief introduction to Literary Analysis

Essay Writing

  • Types of Secondary School Essays
  • Core Skills of A* Sec School Student writers
  • Dissecting two masterfully-written essays

Master teachers

Alvin Kuek
Master Teacher

An engaging and dedicated Master Teacher who is well-loved by students, his effective teaching has helped numerous students over the past 20 years.

Steven Sim
English Master Teacher

An ex-HOD of English, Literature and General Paper, he is known for his humorous and thought-provoking teaching style.

Jason Ng
Mathematics Master Teacher

A former HOD of Mathematics at RGS and an animated Master Teacher, he is highly experienced and effortlessly keeps students engaged.

Hui Sun
Science Master Teacher

Armed with over 15 years of teaching experience, students love her for her comprehensive and effective teaching methodologies.

Yu Man
Chinese Master Teacher

As our Head of Secondary Chinese XHL with over 12 years of teaching experience, she is well-loved for her engaging and effective lessons.

Our testimonials

What our students & parents say about us

Thank you Mr Chew, your efforts have been reflected as her marks... She loves your class and in fact she keeps her fingers crossed for you to be her Science teacher for the whole of Secondary schooling... 😁

Parent of Zaheer Abbas Nashwa Shanum
Mr Praga. What a teacher. He teaches with sheer commitment and leads the class with honour and humility. He is like the human version of google but more interactive and helps us when we are struggling and praises us when we succeed. Helps us by making us write notes for every worksheet. He is so good at that I got a 20%grade improvement.

Pennabadi Rohith Reddy
Mr Praga, thank you for teaching me Science as I have improved tremendously after your teaching. It was always hard for me to score in Science and I could not get an A1 no matter how hard I tried. After attending your lessons, I managed to score full marks for my Science WA3 and it's all thanks to you. Besides that, you are very approachable and I am not afraid to ask you any questions I have, different from how I feel when asking questions to my school teachers. Moreover, you go the extra mile by making your own notes for us which are much shorter than the ones provided, making it easier for us to refer when attempting the questions. You are the only teacher that have done that for students throughout all my years in MS and I appreciate every bit of your effort. One more thing, I used to detest Science as I could never understand anything that was taught but after that short period when you taught me, I started to spark an interest in Science and it is now one of my favourite subjects. You are truly one of the best teachers that have taught me in MS and honestly the best Science teacher. I really hope you can teach me Science next year and I will continue to do my best. 🙂🙃

Clarissa Lim En Ning
Hi Teacher James, Badrul here. I am Rania's dad. I am not sure if Rania updated you but for her latest Science SA, she got 27.5/40. She was one of the top 5 in class. We see this as a positive improvement. Thank you Teacher James!

Parent of Mairania Salama Putri
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
Hi Teacher James, Badrul here. I am Rania's dad. I am not sure if Rania updated you but for her latest Science SA, she got 27.5/40. She was one of the top 5 in class. We see this as a positive improvement. Thank you Teacher James!

Parent of Mairania Salama Putri
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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.
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