The Thought Tailor Learning Centre
420 North Bridge Rd #05-09, North Bridge Centre (188727) , Singapore
About The Thought Tailor Learning Centre
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Thought Tailor Secondary Curriculum
What makes the TTT Curriculum so
unique that parents and students from other centres and schools are requesting
to purchase our notes just before their examinations?
It's simple really. Our team of
experienced teachers do careful, critical and extensive research on top school
papers and the national examinations before formulating our signature rich and
thorough resources that emphasize on step-by-step strategies for grammar,
writing, comprehension, speaking and listening. At TTT, we aid your child in
picking up the right skills for understanding concepts, interpreting questions
and crafting precise answers while sharpening critical thinking and problem-solving
Have you been constantly worried about
your child not having proper, structured, step by step guides to scoring for
English? Worry not, for we take our students' learning needs seriously and are
devoted to constant refinement of our work to help your child better. We do the thinking for your child first, so
he or she can think and apply better in his or her examinations!
The Thought Tailor Curriculum is
specifically designed to help your child acquire the key skills and content
knowledge to excel in their subject levels. Our curriculum is designed around
essential concepts and themes to help contextualize your child's learning.
During their TTT experience, we seek to empower students to pursue higher
education at choice schools.
FEATURES OF THE TTT SECONDARY PROGRAMME
Approach to Accelerate Growth
Apply essential technical skills in a
step-by-step manner for efficient growth in comprehension, essay writing and
Skills Application and Drills
Regular Essay, Comprehension and Oral
Drills to sharpen techniques as well as understand and avoid the common pitfalls
and bad habits that students make
Annotation Techniques for Effective Understanding
Learn annotation and close reading
techniques to help you mine difficult texts for meaning.
Content Lessons and Materials
Apply our carefully selected, high
impact current affair knowledge for topics that are frequently tested, based on
our meticulous analysis of past-year O level papers.
Better Analytical Tools and Writing Skills
Learn to apply TTT’s unique analytical
tools and writing skills, especially in areas such as creative writing (e.g.
how to slow down or quicken a story) and argumentative writing (e.g. different
forms of rebuttals).
Teacher Mentoring and Guidance
Enjoy learning in an exciting and stimulating
environment with rigorous 24-hour supervision, teacher support, drill practices
and constant feedback.
· Clear and
structured approaches to master secrets and techniques for acing all forms of writing
(situational or continuous) which most teachers do not teach in school
preparation for Hybrid essays (which feature yearly in National Examinations),
with specialized strategies for each specific type of hybrid combination, unlike
other schools or centres
content drills to ensure that you have the necessary content required to build
good argumentation for argumentative writing, as well as to develop more
interesting stories for hybrid writing.
effective and targeted vocabulary solutions to solve students' problems in
applying high-impact powerful words to ace language component
Grammar Skills taught and simplified for easy application and self-monitoring
· Easy to
apply formula sheets for formats and content for various writing tasks to get
your child started easily
· 1 to 1
exclusive teacher mentoring to ensure success
· Learn to do
comprehension through an efficient and systematic approach by first learning
how to analyze and identify all question types and how to answer them to score
· Learn the
different types of Unusual & Effective questions, and Writer's Craft
questions and how to handle them. This is usually not covered adequately in
worksheets and step-by-step targeted drill practices for each question type
from beginning to intermediate and more
text annotation so your child can handle all types of texts of all difficulties
with great ease
· Learning how
to guess the meaning of difficult words based on clues in the passage
· Pick up
paraphrasing skills to enhance In Your Own Words questions and Summary
analysis and weighing skills to score for flowcharts
AND LISTENING SKILLS
researched yet simplified content based on analyzed O Level Examination themes
(e.g., sports, science and technology, education), so that you will have
interesting and sufficient content to engage in better conversations to ace
your oral examinations! (This is not provided in most centres and schools)
approaches to answering techniques for each specific type of oral questions to
ensure your child will never be flustered or nervous during examinations
analysis of every oral examination question in the last five years arranged in
themes for easy revision and application
notes on various pronunciation, intonation, word stress and reading aloud
techniques to ace reading
· Focus on
essential listening skills within lessons and targeted practice to overcome an
often overlooked yet important component of examinations
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2.General Paper - JC
Excellence in your Paper 1 - Essay Writing
· A macro
strategy for content mastery - Concise content notes covering all key topics,
with easy-to-remember examples and points that can be easily applied in your
essays, and across all related issues on a specific topic.
analysis, theories and insights for different topics, picked up by our teachers
when they were doing their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in
Cambridge/Oxford/UCL. These are made easy for students to use and apply, giving
them a winning edge over their peers. A significant number of our students score
over 37/50 for their essays.
Outlines covering over 50 essay questions so that we tackle all the different
types and sub-types of questions that may appear for a particular topic (e.g.,
for the topic on media and censorship, we cover questions on whether censorship
is good/bad, whether censorship is increasingly challenging to implement, as
well as other aspects of censorship such as the arts and censorship. This gives
you a thorough understanding of censorship and the ability to answer any
question on censorship).
· A thorough
analysis of the 10 different essay question types and special key words,
including how to identify the question, the question requirements, and also
strategies on how to plan and write the essay.
· Learn useful
techniques, structures and strategies at both the micro level (within a
paragraph) and also at the macro level (essay-wide). These strategies were
picked up by our top teachers in their professional training at the master and PhD
level. Given that all our teachers have either a master or PhD level, you can
be assured that you will not be able to learn this anywhere else.
micro writing drills and regular feedback for GP essays. Our markers are
highly-experienced, having served in a number of top JCs for numerous years. We
will provide the best and most critical feedback, so you will always be in safe
your Paper 2 skills - SAQ
instruction and regular drill sets covering all the different compre question
types including the step-by-step strategies to find the answer, and important
tips on how to present your answers to get maximum marks.
· We also
provide a list of ‘template’ answers whenever possible, such as for the 6 types
of Author’s Purpose questions, so you will find it increasingly easy to obtain
maximum marks for such questions.
· Macro level
analysis of all A level papers, including an analysis of popular answers
provided by other sources and schools, and why these answers are wrong or not
· An efficient
analysis of the A level Marker’s Report from 2013-2021 in which we deconstruct
all the skills needed - such as, for instance, the need to demonstrate a
nuanced appreciation of the language as seen in the 2014 marker’s report.
drills are provided, organized based on question types, or as full paper. These
are either covered in class as timed assignments (20-30 mins) or as homework.
Our J2 students will usually cover all the A level papers from 2013 to the
latest year, so you will always be prepared for the national exams.
your Paper 2 Skills - Summary and AQ
· A thorough
understanding of the two different types of summary and the strategies that one
should take to do well in both summary types.
summary drills assigned either as homework or timed practices. Learn to work
efficiently under timed conditions.
instructions for AQ, including a detailed analysis of the marking rubrics,
structure and winning strategies carefully crafted by our ex-teachers from RI
strategies on how you can provide examples and the necessary evaluation. Learn
to adopt efficient multi-layered (but still concise) analysis, grounded in not
just micro but also macro level contextual specificities of Singapore, to
develop arguments to logical conclusions.
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focuses on a unique DUAL approach of stretching the creative thinking and
writing skills of students, and concurrently, employing a more effective
systematic, step-by-step structural approach for other components that
specifically requires such skills.
We believe in
adopting a TOTAL approach in doing well — every section of the EL paper is
given significant attention, although some parts may be given more attention,
such as grammar, oral, comprehension and creative writing. We not only help
students build confidence in applying the skills they’ve taken away from class
but also equip them with ways to check, minimise errors and strive for accuracy
in their work.
specially designed to be fun, impactful, clear and structured. Students will
pick up critical skills that are useful in tackling every component of the
English component and doing well for PSLE and secondary school. They will learn
to manage formal assessments with positive learning attitudes and apply exam
techniques to tackle the questions effectively.
specialised strategies will also be designed for each student, to ensure that
while students may start at different levels, they will ALWAYS make significant
progress during their journey with TTT. Analysing key question trends and exam
formats, we prepare our lessons to help students excel academically, using
systematic approaches to understand what is required for each question and to
craft precise responses to answer every exam question well.
practices covering all components of the latest Primary School Leaving
Examination (PSLE), your child will not only achieve academic excellence but
also gain valuable analytical skills that are useful across other disciplines
in learning. The rich content will serve as a powerful springboard to help your
child acquire the various skills, strategies and techniques required for
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