We can almost smell the holidays coming up right soon!

I will dive straight to the point – many parents are keen and curious to find out more about the B.T.S Holiday Programme 2022!


NOVEMBER

7th – 11th (Mon to Fri)

14th – 18th (Mon to Fri)

5.00pm – 6.30pm (EL) | 6.30pm – 8.00pm (SCI)


DECEMBER

5th – 9th (Mon to Fri)

19th – 23rd (Mon to Fri)

9.00am – 10.30am (EL) | 10.30am – 12.00pm (SCI)


For this B.T.S Programme 2022, it is a modular kind of learning. It is always a challenge for us when the holiday season comes a-knocking. It is tough for us to find a matching time for our different students at different levels, taking different subjects, students with siblings, and the list goes on. Thus, with this modular learning environment, the time slots are very flexible to cater to the various groups to the best we can.


Follow these steps to get started on booking your slots for our B.T.S programmes.

1. Look at the calendar schedule (E: English / S: Science) in the ‘Course Details’ tab.

2. Check against the dates you are available for the B.T.S Programme.

3. Choose the timing available in 1.5h blocks.


1 slot trial: $80 per pax

4 slots: $80 x 4 x 5% off per pax

8 slots: $80 x 8 x 10% off per pax 

Materials included.

  •     Course Details    
  •     Registration    
  •     Terms & Conditions    
  •     Testimonials    
  •     FAQs    
  •     Q&As    
    Course Details    

This B.T.S Nov-Dec programme covers the written aspects of the English language, using W+H to stretch a student’s sentence.

This B.T.S June SCI programme covers experiential, hands-on activities and related questions to help your children make the connection and score AL1 in their Science.

ENGLISH

Writing Aspects: W+H framework 

Who, What, Where, When, Why, How

SCIENCE

• Topics according to MOE syllabus 

(Diversity, Interactions, Cycles, Energy, Systems)


• R.I.S.E.N framework

R – Read

I – Identify

S – Sift

E – Elaborate

N – Neaten


ENGLISH

Writing Aspects: W+H framework

This program aims to instill confidence in students to stretch their sentences and improve their composition writing.

  • Eg: She is a teacher to: Maddie (who) is a mad scientist (what) who is determined to create many inventions to sell (how) so he can be rich (why), and buy a big house (where) for more inventions.
  • Crafts are weaved to create more meaningful engagement.


SCIENCE

R.I.S.E.N framework

Using this framework helps your children to identify crucial contextual prompts from Science questions and answer them confidently.


Lessons are to be conducted physically.


NOVEMBER

7th – 11th (Mon to Fri)

14th – 18th (Mon to Fri)

5.00pm – 6.30pm (EL) | 6.30pm – 8.00pm (SCI)


DECEMBER

5th – 9th (Mon to Fri)

19th – 23rd (Mon to Fri)

9.00am – 10.30am (EL) | 10.30am – 12.00pm (SCI)

    Registration    

As this B.T.S programme is very interactive and hands-on, I am keeping this course to 6 participants with maximum engagement with my students. This ensures there is sufficient time for a ’round robin’ discussion, space for each student to absorb and apply what they have learnt, and ample ‘air time’ for the participants to engage with me. In this case for my objective, it is “Practice Makes Perfect”!

20 lessons. 20 different writing and crafts per lesson. NO repeat.

Parents able to choose the subjects and the number of lessons, with different topics on any given days.

Please check course details on the first tab to choose the lessons with the best date and time for you.

New registrants:

1 slot trial: $80 per pax

4 slots: $80 x 4 x 5% off per pax

8 slots: $80 x 8 x 10% off per pax

*materials included

• Or send a Whatsapp to 91287376 with the phrase: BTS PROG 2022 to book your slots.


• You will receive a confirmation when your booking is successful.


• You will then Paynow to 91287376 (Shirleen Tan) ONLY when you receive a message from me to confirm.


• Screenshot your payment details and wait for the final confirmation.


•Note: total payment will be dependent on the Course fees and add ons.


NOTE: Course needs a minimum of 4 participants to commence. A full refund will be made if course is cancelled

    Terms & Conditions    

As this course is specially designed for students who are really focused and motivated to learn more about this holiday programme, and want to have a breakthrough in their scores, please consider the course dates, and ensure your child is able to attend ALL sessions before signing up. There will be make-up classes, subjective to availability, and no refund of lessons. 

As a final note, all my teaching materials in this course are subjected to copyright and strictly limited to use for this B.T.S English Holiday Programme only. My current students do not have these materials at all, so I hope you can respect this by not sharing the materials around. 

Thank you for your kind attention, and I am looking forward to see your child!

Warmest,

Shirleen Tan (Sowing Seedz)

    Testimonials    

Feedback from Parents

    FAQs    

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW to choose?

Refer to the calendar dates in the ‘Course Details’ tab. Choose a minimum of 4 dates for your child/children, according to the subjects.

Case Study 1: Parent keen in 4 slots English and 4 slots Science

  • chooses E1,E2,E3,E4 / S1,S2,S3,S4
  • time slots: 9-1030 (English), 1030-12pm (Science)
  • enjoys 10% off (most savings)


Case Study 2: Parent keen in 4 slots Science

  • chooses S1, S4, S6, S8 
  • time slots: 230-4 pm
  • enjoys 5% off

Case Study 3: A parent looking for a trial

  • keen on English
  • chooses E3
  • time slot: 1-230 pm
  • pays full rate (no savings)


*However, if a parent decides to sign on for another 4 or 8 lessons, child gets to enjoy discount*


WHY group the different ages together?

A common logistic issue for parents with more than a child. Some parents have asked about the possibility of rooming their children together due to logistics reasons. So here we are to help lighten their load. Hence, a modular programme is birthed just for that. We find it hard to specify the classes/time/subjects/levels like our regular classes as the holiday period is such that we need our own respite and time off, thus a free and easy booking of slots is the most viable option. Also, many parents are unwilling to commit to weekly lessons due to holiday plans too. Thus, this model suits the needs of everyone!


HOW will this be effective since some ages are quite far apart?

Learning is definitely still possible, as the activities done at the beginning of every lesson is packed with hands on activities. The later part will then ease into a differentiated setting, where different age groups will complete tasks according to their levels. As the class size per slot is small, we are able to ensure your child is engaged in their work throughout. It is also healthy to mix different ages together occasionally to sharpen their interpersonal skills, a platform where students also mingle and co-operate with one another.


WHAT lessons are covered? Will the topics be repeated?

Lessons and activities ARE NOT repeated, except on the same days. For example, Activity A (English) will be repeated at 9-1030am, 1-230pm slots on Monday. Activity B (Science) will be repeated on 1030-12pm, 230-4pm slots on Monday. Both Activities A and B will NOT BE repeated on other dates anymore. Thus, be assured of the different activities crafted out daily.


WHAT programmes are available?

For English, we focus on the writing aspects. Looking at the MOE guidelines, more emphasis has been placed in oral and written skills, and with the limited exposure students get to write in schools, we are here to plug in the gap and support. Details attached below.

For Science, we like to engage our students to start loving the subject as young as possible. Although Science is taught from Primary Three, most kindergartens do start exposing their charges to simple Science experiments. So we thought, why not us too? Ignite their spatial awareness to have a deeper foundation. For the rest of the levels, more details attached below.

    Q&As    

The main reason why I start my Holiday Programmes during the first two weeks of Nov over the school curriculum, is that even if the exams are over, learning should not stop. Especially now that we are slowly transitioning back to pre-Covid days, many families are travelling during school holidays, me included. Hence, I made the decision to kickstart my Holiday programme first, then take a break, then resume lessons.

 

Below are some questions you may be asking yourself too. Here goes.


Q1. My child is in lower primary. They do not have to start so early, right?

A1: Regardless of the level in primary school, it is a good idea to have some a headstart to the following year, especially Composition writing. The earlier the exposure, the lesser the stress in PSLE.


Q2. School is already so stressful. Exams are over; why must I let my child continue learning when they should be resting now?

A1: As I mentioned earlier, it is good to have a break, but too long a break will cause any child to lose momentum when they attend the following year’s academics. There are no right or wrong answers, but more of responsibility. If your child is unable to catch up with their peers who attended any form of holiday classes (including mine), parents need to ensure their child self-studies on their own.


Q3. 2023 is not here yet. How will you teach will be relevant to my child for 2023?

A3: For English, I focus mainly on writing. There are many layers of writing skills and techniques for a child to acquire. Hence, my holiday programmes cater to such needs. Do note that language cannot be mastered within a short-term frame. There must be a structure, which students slowly develop overtime.


For Science, I do experiments related to MOE syllabus, helping students make relevant and concise connections when it comes to answering Open-ended questions. They get to learn specific key vocabulary words to structure their answers.


Q4. There are so many holiday assignments. Will you also be able to guide them for those given by the school?

A4: I have stated clearly to parents that I will not answer any questions from schools. This is to allow their school teachers to grasp their students’ learning needs and remediate them accordingly. I have taught in schools before, and there were times when I assumed a particular student was adept but ended up the weakest among the rest. I can, however, give prompters and guides for their children to follow up on their own.