The illum.e IB English Language and Literature Tuition Curriculum

At illum.e, our tutors are experts not only in Language and Literature, but in the IB syllabus itself. Our lessons are structured to help students critically study and interpret both literary and non-literary texts, whilst fostering awareness of social, cultural and historical contexts.

Our tutors develop frameworks and materials that aid students in digesting materials and developing critical thinking and writing skills. Our approach to teaching literature champions providing structures as a framework for the study of language and literature, yet within that structure allowing ample flexibility for students to critically engage with texts and sources.

This allows students to more deeply engage with texts and contexts not delved into in the school curriculum. Widen your worldview and sharpen your critical analysis at illum.e today!

*Frameworks which are developed in-house and are applicable to the study and analysis of various text types are introduced and used in classes.

Paper 1

Unseen Literary/ Non-Literary Texts

-Guiding students with essay templates and scaffolds

-Engaging with text, audience and purpose

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Paper 2

Paper 2: Comparative Response (Seen)

-Guiding students with essay templates and scaffolds

-Keeping Literary Spreadsheets for set texts

-Comprehensive Question Bank for practice essay writing

-Engaging with language, culture and contexts of production and consumption


-Guiding structure, critical discussions and group brainstorm


Parent of Student N
"Hi Ms Charis. I would like to inform you what did [Student N]
score for his IB English final paper. We were shocked that he got
96%, . Thank you so much for the last minute help. 😊."

Parent of Student A
"Hi Ms Charis, just to let you know that [Student A] passed
her IB Lit paper... Thanks to your guidance, she has definitely
shown a marked improvement! me most importantly is
she has improved... She is happy of course… she thought
it was amazing she actually passed lit 😂"

Parent of Student J
"Charis,谢谢你的辅导,[J] 才会有这么⼤的进步. [J] 是很


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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!


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!


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. 


NYGH - A For LA, IP4