We are glad to announce that the Study Room will be located in Toa Payoh from 2015 and we are offering classes throughout the week!
It has been a great year and thank you for all the support. You may have known us from our blog posts on KiasuParents or our Facebook. If you are new to us, let us tell you what we stand for.
Study Room is set up by two friends who have a passion for teaching. Wallace is a trader, while Wei is a reporter. We took tuition classes when we were children and dreaded every second of it. The vision for Study Room is to have a place where children love learning and can ace the exams at the same time.
In 2013, we started helping parents and children online. Wallace is the Maths and Science expert with his degrees in computer engineering from Stanford and Imperial College. Wei has been a writer for the past decade with articles published on the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post among other international publications so he would help students with their English problems.
We loved what we did so much we decided to help Primary School children on Fridays and Saturdays in 2014.
This year, it was tiring but we totally enjoyed ourselves. For Maths and Science classes, Wallace conducts games and experiments to ignite the child’s interest in learning.
Through patience and careful explanation, he tries to make the subjects come to live and more importantly, the students learnt the techniques of answering open-ended questions and interpreting problem sums.
For English classes, Wei invited pilots, save-our-street-dogs volunteers and celebrities to the lower-Primary class, brought them to the library and museum to practise their show-and-tell. For the upper-primary children, he used games to get them interested in the language and he spotted the right questions for the PSLE oral and composition question.
Students are exposed to the latest current affairs every week too; lower primary students are given exerpts of the hottest news of the moment while upper primary students are given articles from international publications such as Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
As a result, we decided to start classes throughout the week in 2015 and have our permanent nest in Toa Payoh. It’s at HSR building, next to Pei Chun Public School- just a stone’s throw away from Braddell MRT and also easy to reach via a free shuttle bus from Toa Payoh HDB Hub.