A Personal Letter From Former MOE Subject Head Mr Edwin Edangelus Cheng To All Concerned Parents
Your Child Can Excel For O-Level English – They Just Need The Right Teaching Approach.
Dear Parents, I’m Edwin Edangelus Cheng, Founder and Principal of EduEdge Learning Hub.
My Team and I specialise in helping students transform their English grades in a short period of time so that they can achieve their best ever English grade for their O-Level national exams.
Here at EduEdge, every 3 out of 4 students improve by 2 grades or more and every 8 out of 10 students achieve their B3, A2 or A1 for O-Level English!
Before founding EduEdge to help students master English easily, I was a school-appointed Head of Department (English), as well as a MOE-appointed Subject Head (Curriculum Innovation).
My specialisation is in making learning more engaging and effective for students.
My unique method of learning English using Formulas has been so successful in helping students achieve remarkable improvements that they have been featured across various media such as Singapore Motherhood, The Asian Parent , The New Age Parent, our national papers (Straits Times) and national radio (93.8 Live).
Here at EduEdge, we are the English Language Specialists.
What this means is that because we focus on ONE subject only, we have a deep mastery and understanding of how English should be taught.
The end result? We have developed effective exam techniques that are not just easy-to-apply but have proven to help students ace their English exams.
Using our unique “Formula-Style” method of teaching and learning English, our team of Language Specialists has helped over 3,500 students from more than 150 schools across Singapore to jump 1-2 grades for English, even if they were not ‘language’ type of students and had been consistently stuck with low B / C grades before joining our programme.
If Your Child Is Struggling With English, It’s Not Their Fault!
Having supported thousands of students from different schools, I realise that in almost every case when students struggle in English, it was because they were not taught using an easy-to-learn and structured methodology.
Drawing upon my 20 years of teaching experience, and my in-depth study of education research, I was able to identify the major challenges and obstacles that students typically face when learning English.
Complex Language Learning
Unlike other logic-based subjects like Math and Science that you can learn based on well-defined parameters, English is a language that is very fluid and flexible. So it’s a lot more complex than learning Math or Science.
Because it’s so fluid and complex without a clear, easy-to-understand structure, most students find it very hard to study for it. So parents often end up with the misconception that it comes down to their child’s “natural talent” to do well in English. (This is absolutely wrong!)
ore Demanding syllabus
The new syllabus being taught in schools is vastly different from the old syllabus that parents went through when they were students. It is much more challenging and demanding.
Many students who previously scored AL1 or AL2 for PSLE English suddenly find themselves struggling when they progress to Secondary school.
Even parents with English-speaking backgrounds do not know how to help their children because the English syllabus is so different from what they have learnt before.
Students from non-English speaking families have a huge disadvantage as they have to adopt the right grammar, sentence structures, vocabulary and many other important elements of the English Language.
Because they’re so used to thinking and speaking in their Mother Tongue, this makes it even more challenging for them.
Worse, there’s no standardised, systematic and structured way to teach English. While schools may be following the same curriculum, one school can be teaching English one way, another school can be teaching English in a very different way. Even teachers within the same school often teach English very differently from one another.
Students are not acquiring the important skills which are crucial for language success.
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing, Reading, Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking skills are not properly taught nor covered with students.
Most other centres or programmes simply just focus on drilling students with past year exam papers, which is an extremely limited approach if students do not have a strong language foundation or the right techniques.
Feedback & Guidance
Students have very little, if any at all, customised, constructive feedback and guidance from teachers.
To help students overcome their challenges when learning English, I spent many months carefully analysing English essays and Term Papers written by students who scored Distinctions. I examined the similarities in how they wrote their essays and analysed their patterns.
My hard work paid off and revealed some surprising secrets!
After years of intensive research, I managed to “crack the code” and developed a unique method to learning English - by using Formulas!
What’s uniquely different about this method from other traditional methods is that it helps students recognise the patterns in English.
Once students can spot the patterns, they no longer have to rely on their ‘gut feel’.
Thus, learning English becomes much easier and more effective.
In fact, this “formula-style” method is so easy to learn and apply that even the weakest students can experience a significant improvement within a short period of time if they put in their best effort to master it!
I further develop this revolutionary method of mastering English using Formulas into a system and call it the Total English Mastery System (TEMS)..
The EduEdge <Total English Mastery System> To Learn English in a Step-By-Step way, Just Like Math Or Science.
With EduEdge’s Total English Mastery System™ (TEMS), any student will be able to learn English in an easier, faster and smarter way, and score higher marks in their exams.
TEMS has helped more than 3,500 students improve by at least 2-3 grades to score high Bs and As in their English national exams, even when they used to struggle with the subject.
What most parents don’t realise is, the English Syllabus comprises 6 core skills (inner ring): Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
These core skills may be further divided into 32 sub-skills (the multi-coloured spokes).
By analysing top students’ thinking patterns and how they approach the different paper components of the English exam, we have eventually mapped out a specific formula for each of the 32 sub-skills.
All students, including your child, can use and apply these formulas even if they are currently struggling with English right now.
Using this system, learning English becomes much more systematic & structured, and scoring well in exams is much easier and more predictable.
This is why many students and parents are raving that EduEdge is the Right English programme for them.
IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS HELP FOR O-LEVEL ENGLISH, GET THEM STARTED ON THEIR ENGLISH MASTERY JOURNEY WITH US RIGHT NOW.
Parents, if your child is in Secondary 1 to 4/5 this year and needs help to score better for O-Level English, do speak to us immediately.
English is a skills-based subject that takes time to improve – So do not wait until there’s very little time left for your child to catch up.
As you already know, English is the L1 subject for the O-Level national exams.
This means that it is the most important subject for your child.
Unfortunately, many students and parents often neglect English in favour of other subjects like Math and Science… until it is too late.
You are wiser than them.
Think about this: Even if your child performs well for other subjects but scores just a C6 or D7 for English, their L1R5 will still be pulled down drastically.
This is such a huge pity.
If your child is aiming for the Junior College (JC) route, they will need a L1R5 score of 7 and below for a top JC.
Whereas if they are opting for the Polytechnic route, they will need to score at least a B3 or better grade for English, and a cut-off point (COP) of 12 and below for many of the popular courses like Biomedical Sciences, Business or Banking & Finance.
As you can see, English is a TOP priority for your child, no matter which education route they’re aiming for.
Give your child the EDGE they need to excel with the support of our high-quality teaching that you won’t find anywhere else,
So that they can improve quickly and achieve their best English grade ever!
See you at EduEdge soon!
Let our Language Specialist Give You and Your Child Personalised Attention and Customised Feedback:
Come to EduEdge Now for a Private 60-Minute Diagnostic Consultation & Assessment (DCA) Session (worth $158)!