Mrs D's English Enrichment
Distinguishing Excellence through Mrs DE




I am Mrs Nora de Silva, a specialist English Language and English Literature teacher and curriculum developer. I have the rare distinction of being one of the very few teachers who can claim to having taken many students from the Singapore (SEAB) PSLE EL to the A'Levels General Paper.

Find out more about my English Enrichment lessons below.


 


If you find yourself asking
"Why do I need an English tutor for my child?" click here. 


English Enrichment Lessons

devised and taught by an ex-RI GEP teacher, who

  • was involved in curriculum design in the pivotal first 10 years of Singapore's Gifted Education Programme (the precursor of Singapore's Integrated Programme)
  • is an English Language and Literature specialist (not a cross-over Sec/JC Geog/History/Econs specialist or in primary school, a Maths/Science teacher)
  • is a "Lit-crusader", 
  • is familiar with the route to scholarship awards (even sifted out President's Scholars when they were only Sec 2!),
  • has taught humanities scholars in a top JC, as well students from mainstream schools but with special needs (dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger's, expressive language disorder, specific language disability, to name a few),
  • has converted erstwhile Maths-inclined students and computer geeks into published poets,
  • has transformed students from Chinese Language dominant family backgrounds into humanities scholars,
  • has helped the lower Sec ACS (Ind) students make the cut (with my Lit Unseen Poetry programme) to get into the International Baccalaureate programme,
  • has motivated Normal stream students to make that jump to Express stream,
  • served as practicum trainer/examiner for professional courses for senior PSLE EL teachers.  


Interested parents and students, please SMS/WhatsApp at +65 8138 6011, 

or continue reading below for more information.



Group Class Information

Location


20 Kramat Lane, United House, #05-02, 
Singapore 228773 (near Dhoby Ghaut & Somerset MRT stations)

Class Fees

S$569 per term, with 10 classes per term (following Singapore school terms)

Class Duration

1.5 hrs lesson per week

Class Size

Max. 12 student per class



One-to-one English Enrichment Lessons

  • Error analysis & exam coaching for students with special needs or hybrid conditions (usually post-intervention, eg. a dyslexia specialist might refer a gifted but dyslexic student to me) 
  • Study skills, learning styles profiling and self-motivation strategies
  • SATs (Scholastic Achievement Tests)



Group Class Types

Each programme = Two distinct full-year programmes. 

Start as soon as you can and don't wait till the final year!

General Paper

JC 1 & JC2 (or equivalent)

Upper Sec English Language

Sec 3 & Sec 4 (or equivalent)

Core Sec English Language & Literature

Sec 1 & Sec 2, for all exam pathways in Singapore:

  • Express Stream to O’Levels
  • Integrated Programme to A’Levels,
  • Integrated Programme to International Baccalaureate,
  • the IGCSE

With lessons in Literature Unseen Poetry, Literature Unseen Prose, Studying Shakespeare and Studying Set Texts.

PSLE English Language

Primary 5 & Primary 6




Current Class Schedule

latest update: 18 April 2018


MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

SUN

CORE SEC ELL

4 – 5.30pm

CORE SEC ELL

4 – 5.30pm

CORE SEC ELL

4 – 5.30pm

CORE SEC ELL

4 – 5.30pm

GENERAL PAPER

9.30 – 11am

GENERAL PAPER

9.30 – 11am 

PSLE EL

5.30 – 7pm

UPPER SEC EL

5.30 – 7pm

UPPER SEC EL

5.30 – 7pm

UPPER SEC EL

5.30 – 7pm

PSLE EL

11.15am – 12.45pm


 
 
 

For information on available places, SMS/WhatsApp at +65 81386011,

or email enquiry@english-enrichment.com

Please include the following information:
  • Student's Full Name
  • Student's Level in School
  • Exam Pathway & Stream
  • How you came to know of Mrs D's English Enrichment



My students come from all over Singapore, from

  • Independent schools like Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Raffles Institution (JC & Secondary), Hwa Chong Institution (JC & Secondary),  
  • Autonomous schools (such as Zhong Hua Secondary School, Tanjong Katong Secondary School), 
  • Mainstream as well as GEP primary schools and junior colleges in Singapore,
  • International schools (in Singapore) and schools overseas (United World College (SIN), ST Paul's Prep (UK), School of the Arts (SOTA),  School of Science and Technology, Hwa Chong Institution (International), St Joseph's Institution (International)).  
The list continues to grow.


 Why do I need a tutor for my child, you might ask?

Give them confidence, a headstart in school, cover gaps in their knowledge and understanding, convey the passion for an area of study, make them appreciate the rigour in the study of a subject, devise strategies for tackling the exam, offer targeted practice, trace the origins of a field of scholarship, and establish connections between different classes of subjects, chart out a path for developing their skills in their subject, demonstrate ethical research practices, prompt and initiate higher-order thinking, make the correlation between what’s studied and what’s happening, and above all, help the student make that natural transition from doing well in a subject to having an enduring regard for the subject. In short, to a make a scholar of your child.