Lower Primary years are foundational to a child’s overall academic success. From Primary 1, children will begin to grow in confidence as readers, in speaking and writing, and in listening and comprehension. As they pass through each learning stage, they will progress at different paces, sometimes requiring additional support and attention to help them stay engaged. Here are some of the reasons why you might consider primary English tuition for your child.
Reasons to enrol in primary English tuition
It improves all-round academic performance
Tuition in English can help your child make significant strides at school. Being able to read is key in all subjects, as is the ability to listen and communicate to teachers when they need help.
A good tutor will nurture your child’s holistic development as well as their language skills, encouraging them to take pride in their work and think creatively to solve problems. It goes without saying that children need to be challenged in order to progress in any area, but they also need to connect with learning as a positive and rewarding experience.
It’s an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom
If your child is struggling with the transition to Lower Primary, it may be that some extra support away from the classroom environment could make all the difference. English tuition allows children to learn in smaller class sizes, providing them with access to more personalised teaching methods and individual attention. Some children may find a tuition centre a less daunting environment than a school, helping them to cope more easily with the step up in expectations.
English tuition can help tremendously in building a child’s confidence. They will become more able to express themselves verbally in front of their peers and adults, from reading aloud to presenting ideas, sharing their opinions and asking questions. As they progress in English, this boost to their confidence will help them to thrive in social interactions as well as in their school work.
It prepares children for future success
Lower Primary lays the groundwork for the important school years ahead, preparing students for their first milestone exams and the demands of more challenging curriculums as Secondary students. Staying ahead academically will give them an early advantage, but moreover, with the right tuition your child can begin to develop essential 21st century skills like creative thinking, resilience, self-directed learning and confident communication.
It provides peace of mind for parents
Every parent wants their child to do well at school and to enjoy their time there each day. English tuition can give you extra peace of mind, in the knowledge that your child is being fully supported to reach their potential.
Find out more about English for kids with the British Council in Singapore.
The British Council in Singapore offers a wide range of English enrichment classes for young children – including group courses, one-to-one private lessons and study camps.
Experience the British Council’s Young Learner courses at their Open House this school holidays on 26 November 2022 at Napier Road centre and 3 December 2022 at Toa Payoh. Trial classes and exclusive perks are available! Sign up today.
Why the British Council?
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. For several decades, the British Council has helped elevate the English standards of pre-schooler, primary and secondary school students in Singapore. Through well-planned courses by highly-qualified and experienced teachers, their enrichment courses hope to nurture children’s interest in the English language, through a fun and interactive learning environment.