The illum.e Primary School English Curriculum

Our tuition centre takes a unique dual approach, stretching students' creative thinking and writing skills while also using an effective, step-by-step approach for acing English.

We believe in adopting a holistic approach to teaching English where every section of the English paper is accorded significant attention. Our tuition centre focuses particularly on difficult yet important aspects of the English paper such as grammar, oral, comprehension and creative writing. ​ Our tuition classes will not only help your child gain confidence in applying what they have learnt in class, but they will also learn how to check for errors, minimise them, and strive for accuracy in their work. 

Tuition classes are designed with the goal of being enjoyable, impactful, clear, and structured. Students will learn critical language skills that will help them succeed in primary and secondary school by tackling every component of the English paper. They will learn how to cope with the rigour of formal exams while maintaining a positive learning attitude and using the techniques we teach to effectively answer questions. 

We also tailor our strategies to help individual students regardless of their foundation to ensure that all students benefit from joining our tuition centre. Our lessons are tailored to current exam formats and question trends to help students excel academically and understand what is required to answer every exam question well.

With weekly practices covering all components of the latest Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), your child will not only attain academic excellence but also gain valuable analytical skills that are useful across other disciplines in learning. We are undoubtedly the best English tuition for PSLE in Singapore as our lessons will serve as a powerful springboard to help your child acquire the various skills, strategies and techniques required for lifelong success.

A list of the MOE syllabus can also be found on the MOE website, with downloadable 2020 syllabus located here. Alternatively, you may contact us for more details on our english tuition services.

Paper 1

  • Key skills and strategies to excel in writing, with various writing strategies, loaded vocabulary lists, and targeted writing drills based on different writing scenarios in Primary School. With our writing drills, your child will be prepared for any writing scenario or question!
  • Clear scaffolding to understand Purpose, Audience, Context and Culture, in order to write well thought out Situational Writing essays.
  • Key and foundational grammar skills inclusive of resolutions of common grammar mistakes to master writing.
  • Specialised writing drills with sample paragraphs to help craft and improve your child's writing immediately!
General Paper Tuition
General Paper Tuition

Paper 2

  • Specialised skills and strategies for all aspects of Paper 2, with elimination techniques for MCQ, and proper annotation and referencing to perfect comprehension and comprehension cloze.
  • Use of grammar word classes to better understand which choice of words to use for the tricky comprehension cloze segmenrt.
  • Targeted drills for different skill sets, such as Synthesis and Transformation, and use of contextual clues in selection of vocabulary MCQ.
  • Foundational grammar skills taught to ensure grammar MCQ is perfected.

Paper 3

  • Scaffolds and key strategies to eliminate and select the best answers.
  • Listening tips and frameworks to score for the most difficult listening comprehension questions.
Primary English Tuition
Primary English Tuition

Paper 4

  • Key and specific pronunciation, enunciation, word stress, fluency and pitch tips and strategies to perfect your Reading
  • Scaffolded thinking frames for well thought analysis for spoken interaction, together with brainstorming tools and answering techniques
  • Rigourous practice and drills before examinations to make sure your child is ready to face the examiners


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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