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Postby caroline3sg » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:07 pm

snowz
it seems they are selling books & CD through the intensive course.

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Postby edanson » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:09 pm

Hi ,

Just a little feedback about Rosalind's method of teaching. I felt that it is not too good. Reasons being that she will have as many students as she can recruite. She will just brush through whatever she wants the child to do and leave him/her alone to do the work in another room. She will see them again only when the child finishes the task or when they have queries ( but normally the kids do not dare to ask as she looks fierce ) as she will need to attend to all other kids of different level. She marks her work very quickly as she has too many to mark and she will mark everything before the child returns home. If your kids are not independent enough, he or she will be left aside to day dream. However,, if you are new to her ( first timer ), she may pay more attention to the child. Her main purpose is to sell her books which i think is extremely expensive.If you have bigger kids, pobably they can feed back to you. ( My kids were P6 and P4 when I placed them with her for once a week for ten weekly sessions - I have to pay for the complete ten sessions.) Although her book is not bad and her English sound great but I had never want to put my kids with her again after trying my kids with her once ( ten sessions).

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Postby Joy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:24 pm

Hi Edanson

Thanks for the feedback.

Hey, are you still having the same english school teacher for your two kids?

Did your child show improvement with the teacher?thanks


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edanson wrote:Hi ,

Just a little feedback about Rosalind's method of teaching. I felt that it is not too good. Reasons being that she will have as many students as she can recruite. She will just brush through whatever she wants the child to do and leave him/her alone to do the work in another room. She will see them again only when the child finishes the task or when they have queries ( but normally the kids do not dare to ask as she looks fierce ) as she will need to attend to all other kids of different level. She marks her work very quickly as she has too many to mark and she will mark everything before the child returns home. If your kids are not independent enough, he or she will be left aside to day dream. However,, if you are new to her ( first timer ), she may pay more attention to the child. Her main purpose is to sell her books which i think is extremely expensive.If you have bigger kids, pobably they can feed back to you. ( My kids were P6 and P4 when I placed them with her for once a week for ten weekly sessions - I have to pay for the complete ten sessions.) Although her book is not bad and her English sound great but I had never want to put my kids with her again after trying my kids with her once ( ten sessions).

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Postby Joy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:05 pm

There is another centre that teach creative writing too.Its call LEWIN EDUCATION CENTRE.There are few branches...the charges is reasonable.They teach very good structure.

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Postby lezzi » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:46 pm

Joy wrote:There is another centre that teach creative writing too.Its call LEWIN EDUCATION CENTRE.There are few branches...the charges is reasonable.They teach very good structure.

Joy, have you tried out this centre? What is the teacher and student's ratio? Am searching for one for my son.

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Postby lill » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:16 pm

Just to add comments to Ms Rosalind's Planet A Star creative writing course. My son just attended the 5 days session with her in Upper Bukit Timah frm 8-12 June. I'm really disappointed with the way she handles the children & her method of teaching is too strict. She leaves the children to do their work independently. doesn't really guide & access the child individually, unless the child has queries for her. Homework is given, but I find the assignments too difficult for a P1 child to do on his own without any guidance.
Her main intention is to sell her books which cost $100 & her 5 days course is only an introduction to her books afterwhich the parents are supposed to follow up with the child when the course ends. Of the 7 books I've bought, she only managed to touch 3 books, maybe 4-5 pages each. The rest of the books are left untouched. She's also not friendly & warm towards the children & parents..When you ask her questions or feedback, she'll just brush you off..I find she's very money minded & doesn't really has a passion for teaching.
My son didn't benefit much at all, infact feels worried after every lesson cos her teaching method is too 'stern' for the lower primary children.:-( Really feel my $$ wasted!!

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Postby Joy » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:10 am

yes, i did , tried out for a month and i stopped as its too far for me.My the other gf is still with them.This centre is operated by ex rgs student.Student ratio is around 1;10.Just one hour of writing, monthly 45 dollars.For those poor or average writer . you can see improvement as they guide on structure and exposed them to different way of writing...You may call them and check.

milo wrote:
Joy wrote:There is another centre that teach creative writing too.Its call LEWIN EDUCATION CENTRE.There are few branches...the charges is reasonable.They teach very good structure.

Joy, have you tried out this centre? What is the teacher and student's ratio? Am searching for one for my son.

Joy
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Postby lezzi » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:59 pm

Joy, which beanch did you went? I'm looking at the one at Hougang, called this afternoon and was told that their English prog is 2hrs. $85/mth.
The lady who pick up the phone doesn't seems to be keen to talk, so I rush through what would be taught and cost timings. Forgotten to check the ratio... think i have to call back and ask again

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Postby Joy » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:24 am

Yes, that is the branch that I went.The counter is like that but the manager is nice.

milo wrote:Joy, which beanch did you went? I'm looking at the one at Hougang, called this afternoon and was told that their English prog is 2hrs. $85/mth.
The lady who pick up the phone doesn't seems to be keen to talk, so I rush through what would be taught and cost timings. Forgotten to check the ratio... think i have to call back and ask again

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Recommendation for English Creating Writing for Pri 2-4 kids

Postby JJT » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:10 pm

[Moderator's note: Topics merged.]

Hi,

Any recommendation for enrichment centre conducting English creative writing to primary 2-4 children?

Regards;
JJ

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