by Queen Elizabeth Academy
English
Tutoring
Class
to
enroll:
Grade 5 to 8
  • Small class sizes / teacher to student ratio (6 students per class)
  • 1x a week on lesson (1 hour) + 1x a week on homework take up (0.5 hour)
  • Delivered over zoom
Package
Basic
  • Full assessment
  • 1.5 hour lesson per week
  • Homework, writing exercise. Book list
  • One teacher marked writing assignment per month
  • 1 Test per 8 lessons (2 months)
Gold
  • Full assessment with teacher’s comments
  • 1.5 hour lesson per week
  • Homework, writing exercise. Book list
  • One teacher marked writing assignment per week
  • 1 Test per 4 lessons (1 months)
  • 1 private tutoring session (0.5 hour) per month to address weakness of the student
Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary
Reading
Comprehension
Common Writing
Challenges for children
  • They write the way they text
  • Improper sentence structure
  • Ideas aren’t organized
  • Blanking out
Vocabulary
Our Approach to
Vocabulary Building

Children tend to memorize vocabulary and take the ‘short cut’ by googling definitions. This approach leads to a poor understanding of the words and an inability to know how to use them in their correct contexts.

For a child to build their vocabulary, they must start by writing the definition in their own words. In our lessons, we have writing exercises, where the student will write their own definition, and then construct their own sentences based on the word they defined.

Einstein Practice

CHARGE means:

  • (a) prevent
  • (b) demand
  • (c) accuse
  • (d) offend
  • (e) prosecute
Definition in your own words
Write a sentence using CHARGE
Words have multiple meanings, and children need to understand each of these meanings, and know how to use them in their own writing:
The Einstein Approach

Understanding: write the definition in your own words

Application: write your own sentences

Writing
Our Approach to
Writing Lessons

A common challenge for children, is that they do not approach writing as a process. They immediately try to write a paragraph without any planning and blank out. They also struggle with proper sentence structure and expressing their thoughts in a concise way.

Writing involves a series of steps. It starts with brainstorming the ideas, organizing those thoughts into mind-maps, and then writing the rough draft. Frequent reading also helps students with their writing, which is why our Einstein Porgram provides a significant amount of reading and summarizing exercises based on a variety of texts (stories, news articles etc.). Writing takes practice and with consistent homework and informative lessons, children can build this valuable skill. It will also help them prepare for high school and university.

Writing Prompt: I can’t believe this place...
The Einstein Approach
Mind maps
to organize ideas
Essay
Writing
Our Approach to Essay
Writing (Advance level)

Mastering essay writing is critical to prepare students for high school. This skill is essential as the student needs to write essays not only for their English classes, but also for other subjects such as: business, geography, biology and physics.

Students find essays a major hurdle because they do not learn a systematic approach to them and do not receive proper lessons dedicated to essay writing. In many cases they are given the assignment in school and need to figure out everything else on their own.

How do you write a good introduction to compel the reader? What makes a good thesis vs. a poor thesis? How to build arguments around the facts and data? These are several of the important elements that we teach in our essay writing class.

The Einstein Approach
an Essay structure
Paragraph What students
need to learn
Introduction

How to compel the reader to explore your ideas in the essay.

How to narrow down your ideas into the thesis (what you are arguing about).

Thesis

How to explain your position in your thesis.

How to make your thesis concise.

Body Paragraph
Facts / Support

How to explain your reasons.

How to relate your arguments to your thesis.

How to use transition words make your arguments flow.

Conclusion

How to summarize your reasoning in your conclusion.

How to finish up with a strong ending.