Frequently Asked Questions
How are our classes different from other big-name English enrichment centres?
* Our directors were very much involved in the training of teachers and curriculum development at a previous elite enrichment centre. In fact, Ms Geraldine Chew was spearheading the training of the teachers and Mrs Elizabeth Yeo was heading the curriculum development team.
* The directors have drawn from their rich experience to refine teaching methods at Creative Campus. The curriculum at Creative Campus is also developed in-house by a very experienced team of writers and teachers, and deals with many current issues and themes.
Is my child more suited for group classes or 1-1 classes?
A. 1-to-1 tuition is best for a child who is very weak in his foundation. Why? The tutor can drill the child and work on the basics.
B. For an average child, group classes are highly beneficial, especially for languages. Why?
- Kids learn from the interaction with teachers as well as among peers. Our teachers are very experienced in creating a cooperative and interactive learning environment where cross-learning is encouraged.
- If a child is alone, he only learns from his ideas and the teacher's feedback; this can be very tiring for the child. However, if he's in a group, the number of ideas generated is multiplied. In this way, each child learns more in the 2 hours.
For a more detailed response, see our blog post on The Benefits of Group Classes.
How are classes conducted at Creative Campus?
* Students are exposed to current affairs weekly. The curated topics boost their general knowledge and give them information to use in school exams.
* Lessons are conducted workshop style. At Creative Campus, we focus on imparting skills and techniques.
* In a composition component, we might focus on the introduction. So the students will brainstorm on a few ideas, based on the title or the picture. Then they will work on how to craft a good introduction and how to reel the reader’s interest in.
* In the second week, they could move on to the body of the composition. The students will again brainstorm on how the story might unfold. They could work on techniques on how to elaborate on their points and how to keep the reader interested. They might use techniques such as emotions, slow-motion or even speech.
* In the third week, they could move on to the conclusion of the composition. For eg. How to craft a solid conclusion to wrap up the story nicely. The students will be given a chance to write a full composition.
* This way, students can retain and internalise the information and apply what they have learnt.
Students discuss the topic for the day and attempt the questions that are relevant to their examination needs.
Can a 2-day essay writing holiday workshop help my child? Is it a practical crash course?
* Students are expected to complete two essays at the end of a holiday workshop. Each two-hour lesson targets a specific skill which can be applied across other essays.
* Usually, students will brainstorm together and bounce ideas off each other, targeting one theme at a time. We believe that this process of idea generation, as well as guided planning and curriculum, will yield immediate benefits for the student.
Click HERE for a sample of our curriculum.