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Postby snowz » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:00 am

babysz wrote:4) Planet A Star : ds attends the programme conducted in a condo in Bukit Timah only during school holidays. The teacher, Rosalind (spelling?), speaks English very well and has published a number of assessment books on this subject. She teaches all the students personally.


Ms Rosalind teaches creative writing based on her books. Do you think it helps with 5 days' lessons? Do you think the books are useful? The fee is the most expensive among the 4. When did your ds attend the programme? I am thinking to register my kid as well. Need some advice. TIA.

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Postby panicmum » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:58 am

snowz wrote:
babysz wrote:4) Planet A Star : ds attends the programme conducted in a condo in Bukit Timah only during school holidays. The teacher, Rosalind (spelling?), speaks English very well and has published a number of assessment books on this subject. She teaches all the students personally.


Ms Rosalind teaches creative writing based on her books. Do you think it helps with 5 days' lessons? Do you think the books are useful? The fee is the most expensive among the 4. When did your ds attend the programme? I am thinking to register my kid as well. Need some advice. TIA.


do you have her contacts and how much is it? thanks.

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Postby babysz » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:05 am

sleepy wrote:
babysz wrote:4) Planet A Star : ds attends the programme conducted in a condo in Bukit Timah only during school holidays. The teacher, Rosalind (spelling?), speaks English very well and has published a number of assessment books on this subject. She teaches all the students personally.


Hi, did you notice any improvements?


Hi sleepy,

Unfortunately there is no ground for comparison; like 'before'and áfter' test results because ds attended her lessons prior to primary one. But I believe he would have learnt something. By the way, she also teaches Cloze Passages and Comprehension so you can also consider that for your child. :D
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Postby babysz » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:20 am

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babysz wrote:4) Planet A Star : ds attends the programme conducted in a condo in Bukit Timah only during school holidays. The teacher, Rosalind (spelling?), speaks English very well and has published a number of assessment books on this subject. She teaches all the students personally.


Ms Rosalind teaches creative writing based on her books. Do you think it helps with 5 days' lessons? Do you think the books are useful? The fee is the most expensive among the 4. When did your ds attend the programme? I am thinking to register my kid as well. Need some advice. TIA.


hi Snowz,

Yes, she teaches from her books most of the time. When I went to fetch my ds home from lesson one day, though, I saw some notes written on her whiteboard. Those were strategies on creative writing which I didn't see those on the books we bought, so she probably also taught them something extra if you take her lessons.

As mentioned in my post prior to this, I do not have any basis for comparison when it comes to the learning effect, but I think the lessons should be helpful. I do not know to what extent it helps though, sorry I can't offer much information in this. We speak Chinese at home and I seldom interfere with ds's English learning, I worry that the more I interfer, the worst things become. ds also has mild dyslexia and so I don't find getting him to memorise vacabs and things useful even if I want to help. He will just forget everything very quickly. In short, I have to rely on others totally.

Not sure if this information is useful: When ds got back his SA2 paper last year, he made a number of mistakes. But he had perfect scores in cloze passage, comprehension and only lost one mark due to carelessness in the story writing section. As I did not send him for English tuitions in comprehensiona and cloze passages, I think it is fair to contribute the perfect scores in these sections largely to her teaching. HTH.
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Postby babysz » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:24 am

panicmum wrote:
snowz wrote:
babysz wrote:4) Planet A Star : ds attends the programme conducted in a condo in Bukit Timah only during school holidays. The teacher, Rosalind (spelling?), speaks English very well and has published a number of assessment books on this subject. She teaches all the students personally.


Ms Rosalind teaches creative writing based on her books. Do you think it helps with 5 days' lessons? Do you think the books are useful? The fee is the most expensive among the 4. When did your ds attend the programme? I am thinking to register my kid as well. Need some advice. TIA.


do you have her contacts and how much is it? thanks.


She charges S$60 per lesson of two hours each. The total fee for 5 days is S$300. You can reach her at : 6444 5228.

If you are interested, you can also refer to her website for more details:
http://www.planetastar.com/

HTH.

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Postby babysz » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:39 am

snowz wrote:
babysz wrote:4) Planet A Star : ds attends the programme conducted in a condo in Bukit Timah only during school holidays. The teacher, Rosalind (spelling?), speaks English very well and has published a number of assessment books on this subject. She teaches all the students personally.


Ms Rosalind teaches creative writing based on her books. Do you think it helps with 5 days' lessons? Do you think the books are useful? The fee is the most expensive among the 4. When did your ds attend the programme? I am thinking to register my kid as well. Need some advice. TIA.


Sorry I missed out this one. ds attended two times in total: once right before primary one and once before primary 2. I intend to send him to her class this holiday too. :D

I think her strength is in the quality of the books she has written. Her approach is rather drilling based, in my opinion. Very academic, result oriented and systematic. If this type of course is what you are looking for, maybe you can give her a try. Personally I prefer a more 'lively' type of lesson if available, something to inspire my child.

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Postby Joy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:46 am

Hi babysz

May I know which level is your child now?thanks

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snowz wrote:
babysz wrote:4) Planet A Star : ds attends the programme conducted in a condo in Bukit Timah only during school holidays. The teacher, Rosalind (spelling?), speaks English very well and has published a number of assessment books on this subject. She teaches all the students personally.


Ms Rosalind teaches creative writing based on her books. Do you think it helps with 5 days' lessons? Do you think the books are useful? The fee is the most expensive among the 4. When did your ds attend the programme? I am thinking to register my kid as well. Need some advice. TIA.


Sorry I missed out this one. ds attended two times in total: once right before primary one and once before primary 2. I intend to send him to her class this holiday too. :D

I think her strength is in the quality of the books she has written. Her approach is rather drilling based, in my opinion. Very academic, result oriented and systematic. If this type of course is what you are looking for, maybe you can give her a try. Personally I prefer a more 'lively' type of lesson if available, something to inspire my child.

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Postby babysz » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:48 am

Hi Joy, ds is in primary 2 this year.

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Postby Joy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:55 am

thanks babysz
I was looking at the site and is wondering how the 3 hours creative writing for parents is like..anyone attended before?


babysz wrote:Hi Joy, ds is in primary 2 this year.

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Postby snowz » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:42 pm

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