Integrated Programme (IP) English and Language Arts Tuition

Mr Liew Shan Hao teaching an IP English Tuition class
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Why IP English and Language Arts Tuition at illum.e?

We at illum.e are experts in the English Language and General Paper. As such, you can expect our Integrated Programme (IP) English and Language Arts tuition to always have high-quality lessons that build the key foundational skills for students to score and be ready for General Paper studies.

Our IP English and Language Arts Tuition delivers proven results with students scoring 'A's in various schools, like Hwa Chong Institution, Dunman High, Nanyang Girls' High School, Temasek Junior College, National Junior College and much more. illum.e's lessons are always in high demand as we cover skills in a deeper yet understandable way for students from various IP schools!

Teacher discussing with students in small group tuition class for GP and English
Mr David giving insights to the class during IP English Language Arts Tuition

What Does an IP English and Language Arts Lesson at illum.e Look Like?

In a word, 'stimulating’.

Our highly qualified tutors have specifically designed our Integrated Programme English tuition to stimulate the intellectual curiosity of our students. Our IP English tuition aims to nurture the student’s foundational skills in English and Language Arts, including key strategies and structures for writing, application questions, and comprehension questions.

Expect high-buzz intellectual discussions as we illuminate students to the key issues around the world before reconnecting them to similar issues in Singapore through application questions.  At illum.e, lessons will typically begin with in-depth and specially curated content notes, which the tutors will discuss and build on with the students. After that, students will engage in a series of curated tasks with our tutors closely monitoring them and providing feedback to close any learning gaps.

Why Choose IP English and Language Arts Tuition by illum.e?

For a comprehensive Integrated Programme English that fosters secondary students’ potential in English and Language Arts, you can guarantee that our tuition centre in Singapore will deliver. Here’s why you should choose our English tuition centre:

Unlike other centres, illum.e has a dedicated team that specialises in the IP English and Language Arts curriculum. They produce rigorous content notes and lesson plans, ensuring students receive the highest quality materials for their studies.

Tutors at our tuition centre possess expertise in General Paper (GP), enabling them to develop and provide "bite-sized" thinking frames for students to grasp key skills and strategies that are often challenging at Junior College (JC) level. This approach establishes a strong foundation and promotes intellectual development, leading to outstanding results. As a result, in 2022, all our students achieved an 'A1-2' grade for IP English and Language Arts.

Each tutorial at illum.e includes comprehensive step-by-step strategies that emphasise different skills and specific techniques to excel in English. This approach allows parents to track their child's learning growth in English through mini-successes and expands the student's repertoire of skills, fostering excellence in English Language (EL).

As experts in the English Language and General Paper, illum.e consistently delivers high-quality IP English and Language Arts lessons. Lessons at our tuition centre are in high demand as they cover skills that students from various IP schools seek. Students can expect to gain the foundational skills required to excel and be fully prepared for General Paper studies.

We boast a team of dedicated and passionate tutors who are committed to assisting students in developing necessary skills, from understanding concepts to producing accurate and high-quality answers that demonstrate critical thinking. The tutors continuously scan school papers and national examinations to ensure their content remains rigorous and up to date.

Our tuition centre provides IP English and Language Arts lessons that go beyond the curriculum taught in many schools, bridging the gaps by teaching essential skills such as effective writing, impactful expression, and various reading and comprehension techniques. Students who attend illum.e's tuition classes can expand their perspectives and develop a love for language.

Mr Chia giving students direct feedbak during IP English Language Arts Tuition

Our IP English Tuition Curriculum

Step by step strategies are provided in each tutorial, with emphasis on different skills and specific techniques to excel in English! This will enable you to chart your child's learning growth in English with mini-successes and expand their repertoire of skills as they gain enlightenment for EL excellence.

By utilising different strategies and in-depth analysis, our tuition centre equips secondary school students with the essential skills needed to excel in their IP English and Language Arts examinations. Here is what you can expect from our curriculum.

Paper 1

In this curriculum, we refine the students’ writing skills which will help them express their points eloquently and effectively. You can expect the following:

  • Lectures and strategies on essential skills for effective writing, such as how to describe vividly using 'Show not Tell' for specific writing scenarios within the literary genre
  • Guides to help them to understand the 16 different question types that anchor argumentative questions in IP English and Language Arts, with key steps and strategies, structures and thinking frames to achieve maximum content marks
  • Thoroughly researched content notes, which are constantly updated to help students study smart, providing a convincing array of concise arguments and examples
  • Effective strategies for different writing components and recognising question analysis, developing their ability to conduct the deepest analysis and deliver evaluative answering techniques
  • Intensive application practices, which enable students to connect the gaps between Reading and Writing in different genres
  • Key and foundational grammar skills inclusive of resolutions of common grammar mistakes inculcated to master editing and enhance writing skills not taught elsewhere
students brainstorming with Mr Yeo during IP English tuition
Mr Liew gives close feedback at the Best English tuition centre

Paper 2

For Paper 2, we guide students in developing their ability to analyse text, improving their critical thinking skills, and honing their skills in expressing their ideas through writing comprehensively. This curriculum includes the following:

  • Comprehensive and updated techniques to systematically perfect answers to all question types
  • Specific step-by-step techniques and practices for varying question types to master how to answer comprehension questions, particularly more complex ones, successfully to attain full marks
  • Thorough analysis and annotation of texts to dissect Paper 2 passages and select the best Application Question arguments, along with rigorous skill notes examining different structures and answers
  • Formulaic structures for various language techniques seen in question types, inclusive of thinking frames and impactful writing application practices to cement understanding
  • Thematised Reading Analysis in conjunction with Paper 1 practices (based on content themes and genres) to understand the reading-writing connection
  • Key skills on how to read and annotate passages of varying genres succinctly and effectively to aid answering of comprehension questions
  • Inculcation of contextual clues and analysis of texts for Application questions, together with augmented notes on the Singapore context
  • Extensive literature notes and essay analysis for students pursuing language arts

How Much Does IP English and Language Arts Tuition Cost at illum.e?

At illum.e, we cater to students from both lower secondary and upper secondary levels, providing comprehensive English and Language Arts classes tailored to their specific needs. Here are our rates:

Lower Secondary IP Students: $70 per 2-hour session

Upper Secondary IP Students: $80 per 2-hour session.

To find the perfect slot when you enrol in our programme, you can check out our class schedule. Take the first step towards empowering your child's language skills by joining illum.e's dynamic and effective tuition programme today. We also offer other programmes, such as primary school English tuition and Economics tuition.

Meet the Qualified Tutors of Our IP English and Language Arts Tuition

TIMOTHY JOSHUA CHIA-LEE

Curriculum Lead and Head Tutor

Mr Timothy is a former MOE Subject Head of English, developing redesigns of curricula aligning with 21st century learning along with the latest English Syllabus 2020. He possesses decades of teaching and tutoring experience in English and General Paper, having taught since his National Service days. Additionally, Mr Timothy has experience leading the training of other educators and professionals.

DAVID LEE

IP and Humanities Lead

Mr Lee is a MOE-trained teacher and former subject coordinator with extensive experience in designing and teaching engaging curricula. With a wide repertoire of teaching approaches across all streams, Mr Lee has been known to make the subjects he teaches easy to understand, enabling students to achieve success in their assessments. He aims to continuously give confidence to those under his charge so that they cultivate their skills and achieve their academic goals.

FARIS RIDZUAN

IP English and General Paper Specialist

Mr Faris is a First Class Honours graduate majoring in Sociology and minoring in European Studies. Currently, Faris is a Masters of Arts student at the National University of Singapore. He also serves as an academic tutor for Asian Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences. To add to his outstanding resume, Mr Faris is a recipient of the Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Scholarship, the Malay Studies Postgraduate Scholarship, the Muis-Warees Bursary and the National University of Singapore Tuition Allowance Award.

TIMOTHY JOSHUA CHIA-LEE

IP English and General Paper Specialist

Mr Allan, a passionate and driven law graduate from the UK, brings a wealth of teaching experience and a commitment to making a positive impact. Drawing on his legal background, Mr Allan excels in developing students' ability to construct strong arguments and analyse comprehension passages effectively. Guided by critical discourse and critical thinking pedagogies, his General Paper students benefit from his expertise in reasoning frameworks, logical thinking, and persuasive argumentation. In his GP lessons, aspiring lawyers and students alike engage in thought-provoking discussions and cultivate critical thinking skills.

ROGER-ETIENNE

English Language Lead (Jurong Campus)

Meet Roger, an esteemed English Language specialist at illum.e with decades of experience as a former MOE English teacher. Since embarking on his teaching journey in 2000, he has honed his expertise in multiple primary and secondary schools across various streams. Adored by his students, Roger brings a diverse range of teaching experiences to the table, guaranteeing top-notch IP English language learning at illum.e.

LIEW SHAN HAO

Language and GP Specialist, JC 2 Lead

Meet Shan Hao, illum.e's esteemed teacher and curriculum expert with 8 years of invaluable teaching experience. Having taught in renowned MOE Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges, Shan Hao brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. Holding a double major in Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies from NUS, he is a dedicated specialist in politics, economy, governance, and the intricacies of Southeast Asia and the wider Asian Region.

ANDRE YEO

English Language Lead (Novena Campus)

Andre, a former MOE English Subject Head, brings over 8 years of exceptional teaching experience to illum.e. Throughout his tenure, he led the school's English syllabi and curriculum, focusing on preparing students for success in national examinations. With expertise in teaching all levels and streams, Andre is well-versed in various pedagogical methods to help students excel. His vast experience enables him to craft streamlined and impactful curricula, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of IP English and fostering academic excellence in every student.

KP CHUAH

Language and General Paper Specialist

With an NIE background, KP brings a wealth of expertise to his role as an English and GP teacher, where he has excelled for over a decade. As a decorated educator, KP holds a Masters of Education from NIE and a prestigious CELTA Teaching Certificate by Cambridge. His passion for teaching and commitment to his students shine through as he tirelessly works to unlock their full potential and help them reach new heights of success.

ELIZABETH LIN

English and Humanities Teaching and Curriculum Specialist

Meet Elizabeth Lin, an exceptional IP English tutor with a Masters’ in Teaching and eight enriching years of experience in esteemed schools across Singapore. Her dedication to her students' well-being and learning has earned her the esteemed Most Caring Teacher Award. Elizabeth firmly believes in making learning enjoyable, employing student-centred methods and engaging pedagogical tools, such as intriguing facts, tasks, and extension materials. Her approach not only fosters academic excellence but also keeps students curious and captivated throughout their learning journey.

DAEMON LEONG

Language and General Paper Specialist

Meet Daemon, a recent NTU graduate with a B.A. (Honours, Highest Distinction) in English, now pursuing a Master of Arts by Research. With a wealth of tutoring experience and a fervent interest in current affairs and language, Daemon is committed to helping students establish a solid language foundation. Her true passion lies in empowering students to express original perspectives, crafting incisive and well-thought-out responses both in and out of the classroom. With her guidance, students are inspired to develop their unique voices and excel in language comprehension.

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The illum.e-minated minds

illum.e lessons were always very useful as the teachers would explain the notes in great detail, and makes us do many timed practices. My tutor is a super understanding teacher, and responds to all my questions by even going above and beyond to mark extra assignments and giving consultations. Illum.e’s notes are informative, well-explained and the lessons enable me to get immediate feedback to improve my answering techniques. I’m super grateful that teachers at illum.e are really of the best teachers out there!

Belle

HCI - A for GP A Levels

illum.e's notes provided were extremely helpful in helping me master the the basics of the English language, allowing me to try out even more advance skills to strive for even greater results. Furthermore, Mr Chia's unique views has inspired me greatly, allowing me to generate more content for my compositions, and his effective drills has allow me to experience a drastic improvement in my comprehensions. These two years have been a great experience. Thank you!

Jarold

Catholic High - A1 for English O Levels

Thanks to illum.e, I managed to score A1 for my language arts at IP Year 4. I would like to thank my teacher for being a very patient teacher and believing in us – my teacher’s guidance has really helped us to improve our English abilities and boost our confidence!

Lessons at illum.e have helped to boost my confidence and interest with regards to learning English. Before coming for lessons here, English was originally my worse subject and I struggled to score well all the time. 

Ashlee

NYGH - A For LA, IP4