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A "Survival Guide" to Sec 1 Core Academic Subjects

Transitioning to Secondary 1 may sound daunting but it does not have to be. Join us in this enriching webinar series to understand key factors of building a strong foundation in Secondary education!

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Workshop Highlights

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Expert Perspectives

With years of experience in the school system and knowledge on the various academic pathways, our team of teachers will share their insight so students and parents can make informed decisions. 

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Comprehensive Coverage

This webinar will cover essential foundational must-knows for core academic subjects and bridge the gap between PSLE and Secondary 1 requirements. 

What you are paying for

Incredible value at an affordable price

Complimentary

AY2022 MS P6 Students* & their Parents 

Features:

9 hours of insightful sharing by our Academic Experts on key factors to aid in the transition from PSLE to Secondary 1. 

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Fees (subject to GST)

50 SGD

Features:

9 hours of insightful sharing by our Academic Experts on key factors to aid in the transition from PSLE to Secondary 1. 

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Event Dates

Subjects
Maths
1 Dec (Thu)
1.00pm – 3.00pm
Chinese/Higher Chinese
2 Dec (Fri)
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Sci
3 Dec (Sat)
7.30pm – 9.30pm
English & Literature
4 Dec (Sun)
2.30pm – 5.30pm

Topics

What will we do?

Maths 

  • Core Foundational Skills needed for S1 Mathematics (IP/O-Level)
  • Fundamentals of key building-block topics like Algebra & Arithmetics (and their integration with other mathematical topics)
  • Effective problem-solving & presentation of solutions
  • Problems faced by students in Mathematics & how to mitigate/overcome them

Chinese / Higher Chinese

  • Understanding the wide gap between S1 Chinese and Primary Chinese
    (中一华文和小学华文的巨大差异)
  • Knowing the difference between S1 Chinese and Higher Chinese
    (中一华文和高级华文有何不同)
  • Knowing the Focus and Methods of learning Sec 1 Chinese - including vocabulary, E-mail, transition from picture composition to situational narrative writing, reading comprehension
    (中一华文的学习重点和学习方法,涵盖字词、电邮、从看图作文过渡到情景记叙文、阅读理解)
  • The progression of Secondary Chinese in the next four years
    (中学华文未来四年的学习历程) 

Science

  • Overview of Lower Secondary Science
  • Differences between Primary Science & Lower Secondary Science
  • Tips & strategies in tackling Secondary 1 Science
  • Studying & building a strong foundation for Secondary Science

English / Literature 

  • Why your A* in Primary English won't get you an A for Secondary English
  • Difficulties faced by students in Secondary English
    (Essay Writing, Varied Comprehension Types, Knowledge Accumulation, Language & Literary Devices)
  • Why students fail in Literature, and ways to handle this difficult subject
  • The importance of grammar & expanding your arsenal of words/phrases
  • The overarching reach of English and its implications for subjects like History, Geography & Social Studies

Master teachers

Teacher
Hui Sun
Science Master Teacher

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

Teacher
Yu Man
Chinese Master Teacher

As our Head of Chinese XHL, she possesses deep knowledge on exam scoring strategies, and keeps students well-engaged.

Teacher
Jason Ng
Maths Master Teacher

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

Teacher
Alvin Kuek
English 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.

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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FAQs

How do I know if I qualify as an MS Student?
  • 'MS student', in this context, refers to students who had weekly courses/ attended Short Courses or main Bootcamps at Mind Stretcher in AY2022.
  • We also welcome students who have already enrolled in Mind Stretcher's AY2023 weekly programmes (you may register as 'MS Student').
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.
If I'm unable to attend, will a recording of the session be provided?

We regret to inform you that recordings of our webinars are done for internal review and improvement of our future events only, hence they will not be made available to attendees. If you need further assistance, you may write to events@mindstretcher.com. 

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