5 Best English Tuition Centres in Singapore

5 Best English Tuition Centres in Singapore
5 Best English Tuition Centres in Singapore
Image: Cognitus Academy

English is the No. 1 language used in the world and it is the primary language used in business and education settings in Singapore. Learning this skill is not only an academic requirement, it would also be very useful when your child goes out into the world.

If you have a child who is struggling in English or who wants to score better in English at school, enrolling him in an English tuition centre can be a great help.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A TUITION CENTRE

When choosing a tuition centre, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • Track record: This can be checked online as most tuition centres post their achievements on their websites.
  • Class size: Smaller studying groups promote better student-teacher engagement.
  • Teacher experience: Expertise comes with experience.

TYPES OF ENGLISH TUITION IN SINGAPORE   

English tuition centres in Singapore may offer one or all of these 3 types of English tuition:

  • Group tuition: Small group in a classroom setting.
  • 1-to-1 private tuition: Personal tutoring conducted at the student’s home or any convenient location.
  • Online tuition: Home-based or off-site learning conducted online.

There are a number of English tuition centres in Singapore to choose from and it is important that you pick the right one. To help parents like you, we prepared this shortlist of the 5 best English tuition centres in Singapore, based on track record, teaching experience, and student feedback.

1. Brightminds Education

Brightminds Education Image: Brightminds Education
  • Operation
    >12 years
  • Level
    Primary
    Secondary School
  • Class size
    Small
  • Trial lesson
    No
  • Teaching modes
    Onsite
    Online
  • Number of Centre
    3
  • Address
    763 Woodlands Ave 6, #01-70,
    Singapore 730763
  • Phone
    +65 6366 6865
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 16:00-21:00
    Sat: 09:00-14:00
  • Website
  • Brightminds Education is an English tuition centre that has gained various awards over its 12 years in operation. ‘Best Enrichment & Learning School 2015/16’ by Parents WORLD Magazine is one of those.

    The centre is famous for its quality lessons that aim for excellence.

    Most of the tutors have over 10 years of teaching experience and they are passionate about motivating the students and guiding them to attain their full potential.

    Highlights

    • English tutorial classes focus on creative writing, close passages, comprehension, and others.
    • Its full-time tutors are all familiar with the current MOE syllabus.
    • Worksheets have been designed in line with the latest MOE syllabus.
    • The focus is on developing thinking and analytical skills.
    • Each classroom has a video camera that records the learning process to monitor quality.

    TRACK RECORD:

    • In 2019, 90% of the students achieved A or A* for the PSLE.
    • Since inception, 1,295 Primary and Secondary students have achieved ‘A’s in their final SA2 exams.

    FEES:

    Level One Subject for 4 weeks
    Primary 1&2 $100
    Primary 3&4 $110
    Primary 5&6 $140
    Secondary 1&2 $150
    Secondary 3,4,5 $160

    2. Learning Journey Education Centre

    Learning Journey Education Centre Image: Learning Journey Education Centre
  • Operation
    >10 years
  • Level
    Pre-school
    Primary
    Secondary
    Junior College
  • Class size
    6-8 students
  • Trial lesson
    Can be arranged
  • Teaching modes
    Onsite
    Online
  • Number of Centres
    3
  • Address
    Blk 540
    Serangoon North Ave 4 #B1-109
    Singapore 550540
  • Phone
    +65 6555 1849
  • Opening hours
    Tue: 12:30-21:00
    Wed, Thu: 12:00-21:00
    Fri: 12:00-20:00
    Sat: 09:00-18:00
    Sun: 10:00-18:00
  • Website
  • Established in 2011, Learning Journey Education Centre has provided a nurturing environment conducive to learning. Its quality curriculum has aided a large number of students to perfect their composition skills and obtain good results in exams.

    Teacher Grace Tan, the founder, and principal of the school is an education specialist and author of a series of comprehension cloze assessment books. She possesses a Master's degree in Education (NIE-NTU).

    The facility was presented with a “Best in Happy Kids Learning Programme’’ award for the ‘Best Enrichment and Learning School’.

    Highlights

    • The centre offers guidance on useful techniques that students can apply to excel at compositions.
    • Online trial lessons are available.
    • Various online workshops are organized during the school holidays.
    • Lessons are customized to suit individual students.
    • Classes sizes are kept small with a ratio of 1 teacher per 6 students. This enables the students to get the most out of each lesson.

     

    FEES:

    • The centre charges a one-time registration fee for new students.
    • Fees are payable a month before the new term begins.
    • A $20 fine is levied for late payments.
    • Rates are subject to change.

    3. The Write Connection

    The Write Connection Image: The Write Connection
  • Operation
    >9 years
  • Level
    Pre-school
    Primary
    Secondary
  • Class size
    6 students
  • Trial lesson
    Available
  • Teaching modes
    Onsite
    Online
  • Number of Centre
    10
  • Address
    1 Fifth Avenue
    #03-05 Guthrie House
    Singapore 268802
  • Phone
    +65 6816 0803
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 14:30-21:30
    Sat: 08:45-18:15
  • Website
  • The Write Connection (TWC) is a MOE registered centre that aims to build the English Language skills of its students to globally accepted competency levels. The centre places a strong focus on developing English language skills through writing instruction.

    Found in 2012 by Mrs Katherine Barg, an educator with a passion for both English teaching and writing. Over its 9 years in operation, the centre has offered a safe and fun learning environment for students of all backgrounds.

    Being an NIE-trained English teacher and an English assessment books author, Mrs Katherine Barg understands what it takes to successfully assist students to acquire languages skills.

    Highlights

    • The centre has the latest teaching materials and state-of-the-art facilities.
    • TWC teachers are recruited based on technical competence and their dedication to the profession.
    • Its world-class curriculum conforms to the changes in the education system.
    • An online marking system is used, making it possible for individualized feedback.
    • The centre is easily accessible through its 10 location across Singapore.

    TRACK RECORD:

    • More than 13,000 students have successfully been assisted through TWC programmes.
    • 83% achieved A/A* grades in English.

    FEES

    The fees below apply per lesson:

    LevelCourseWeekdaysSaturday
    Primary 1-6Writing Enrichment$64.20$69.55
    Primary 1-6Prep Matters$64.20$69.55
    Secondary 1-4Critical Reading and Writing$69.55$74.90
    Kindergarten 2Preparatory$48.15$53.50

    In addition, the following charges are payable:

    • One-time registration fee of $53.50
    • A refundable deposit fee of $100

    4. EduEdge English Specialists

    EduEdge English Specialists Image: Edu Edge Learning Hub
  • Operation
    >8 years
  • Level
    Primary
    Secondary
    Junior College
  • Class size
    Regular
  • Trial lesson
    Not available
  • Tutors
    16
  • Teaching modes
    Online
    Onsite
  • Number of Centre
    1
  • Address
    301 Serangoon Avenue
    Singapore 550301
  • Phone
    +65 9797 6581
  • Opening hours
    Mon, Wed, Fri: 16:00-21:00
    Sat: 09:00-17:00
    Sun: 09:00-17:00
  • Website
  • Since 2013, EduEgle has helped over 1,800 students to gain mastery over the English language and to excel in their examinations.

    The Principle and founder of the centre, Mr Edwin Edanggeus Cheng formulated a unique English learning method, using a structured approach. This ‘Formula-Style’ technique transforms English into a subject that is both doable and learnable.

    Highlights

    • “Formula-style” learning method is created and widely introduced at the centre.
    • The Achievement Progress Tracker software is used to monitor the student’s progress.
    • The centre has adopted a Co-Teaching System which involves the presence of  2 to 3 teachers per class.
    • 1-hour free assessment session can be arranged.

    TRACK RECORD

    EduEdge has recorded an improvement rate of 94.5% of all students enrolled in their programs. Of this number, 85% have improved by 2 or more grades. The centre attained a 38.8% distinction rate in the English National examinations against the national average of 23.3%.

    5. Cognitus Academy

    Cognitus Academy Image: Cognitus Academy
  • Experience
    >8 years
  • Level
    Primary
    Secondary
    Junior College
  • Class size
    Maximum of 8
  • Trial lesson
    Available
  • Teaching modes
    On-site
    Online
  • Number of centres
    1
  • Address
    1 Goldhill Plaza
    #03-05 Podium Block
    Singapore 308899
  • Phone
    +65 8321 8252
  • Opening hours
    Tue-Fri: 13:00 – 21:00
    Sat & Sun: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Website
  • Email
    admin@cognitus.edu.sg
  • Cognitus is a Latin word that means “to know, learn, or recognize”. It is by these guiding words that Cognitus Academy aims to fulfil its mission of helping students achieve their full potential.

    The academy believes in the value of critical thinking and how it helps a child succeed, not only academically but in all aspects of human life. Based on this philosophy, Cognitus Academy focuses on developing a child’s critical thinking skills through critical reading and writing.

    The academy’s founder, Dr Daniel Chua, is an innovative educator who currently serves as an adjunct fellow at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and a consultant of the Ministry of Education’s Curriculum Planning and Development Division.

    Highlights

    • The centre’s lead tutor, Dr Chua is a multi-awarded teacher who counts a Fulbright Research Award from the US Embassy among his numerous achievements.
    • The centre’s teachers had to go through a meticulous screening process and 3 months of training before they started handling classes.
    • Critical Reading & Writing (CRW) Strategy is refined and applied at the centre.
    • The centre uses innovative tools such as a student’s online portal and a digital library to further support a child’s learning.
    • All students have access to the centre’s library (200 titles) and various online periodicals such as The Straits Times, Time, National Geographic kids, and BBC Earth.

    TRACK RECORD:

    • 83% of students achieved AL1 to AL4 in PSLE English Exams.
    • 82% of the inaugural Primary 6 class scored an A in PSLE English Exams.
    • All students showed improvement by at least one grade after enrolment.

     FEES

    Details on fees for each programme are available upon inquiry.

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