The Writer's Place @ Woodlands

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The Writer's Place @ Woodlands

Postby Worry_Mommy » Fri May 10, 2013 12:25 am

Anyone tried sending their child to Writer's Place? How you find it? How much is the fees. Please advice. Thanks :smile:

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Re: The Writer's Place @ Woodlands

Postby Wesim » Sat May 25, 2013 1:46 pm

Hi
12 lessons for $357.
I like their materials. There will be spelling each week, so that the kids will be able to remember the new vocabularly they have learnt and put into use when writing composition.

They have only two branches in the north. So, classes tend to fill up pretty fast.

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Re: The Writer's Place @ Woodlands

Postby Steadyberry » Sat May 25, 2013 2:17 pm

Hi Wesim

Yr dc is at which branch? Mine doesn't hv weekly spelling but once in awhile the teacher will test them on things learnt. Then u will know who revised and who did not. My friend's ds goes to the one in galaxy cc. I know he has spelling every week. Or maybe it depends on the teacher.

Hi worry_mommy

Same as Wesim, I really like their materials. Most of the stuff you don't get to learn them in schools. You can request to see their worksheets before signing up. Take a look at the samples of compo on the notice board. I wish my dc could write like that.

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Re: The Writer's Place @ Woodlands

Postby Wesim » Sat May 25, 2013 2:48 pm

My ds goes to the one at galaxy cc. She is in the P1 class. Now the teacher is revising with them what they have learnt previously.

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Re: The Writer's Place @ Woodlands

Postby Steadyberry » Sat May 25, 2013 3:13 pm

Wesim wrote:My ds goes to the one at galaxy cc. She is in the P1 class. Now the teacher is revising with them what they have learnt previously.



Mine is at woodlands cc, p1 too. So far no spelling lei. Maybe only the teachers at galaxy cc give spelling.

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Re: The Writer's Place @ Woodlands

Postby Worry_Mommy » Sat May 25, 2013 9:09 pm

Thanks for sharing. It is good to know that which branch has good teachers.

I agree with Wesim. With good knowledge of Vocabulary, it does help to write much better compo. However, every week got spelling. I find it may be a bit stressful on both kids and mom.

Hi Steadyberry,

Thanks sharing with me your views on the Woodlands Branch :).Will sure get them to show the worksheets if I do decide to put my son there.

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Re: The Writer's Place @ Woodlands

Postby Steadyberry » Sat May 25, 2013 9:34 pm

Hi worry_mommy

I agree with you on the spelling part. Schools have spelling and ting xie. I wouldnt want to stress my kids more with additional spelling. But it really depends. If my kid is weak in spelling, maybe additional spelling is good.

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Re: The Writer's Place @ Woodlands

Postby kat78 » Tue May 28, 2013 8:55 am

Wesim wrote:My ds goes to the one at galaxy cc. She is in the P1 class. Now the teacher is revising with them what they have learnt previously.


hi, my girl is also in P1 class at galaxy CC. her no spelling. can pm me the teacher name? thks!

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Re: The Writer's Place @ Woodlands

Postby coolbaby » Tue May 28, 2013 9:25 am

ds was there when he was at P3. We stopped after a year. We realised they used lots of bombastic words and phrases that's I think it's beyond his level. Subsequently I sent him to a tutor, ds continued to use such bombastic words/phrases in his compo which she also disagreed.

by the way, he never had spelling when he was there.

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Re: The Writer's Place @ Woodlands

Postby Steadyberry » Tue May 28, 2013 11:04 am

coolbaby wrote:ds was there when he was at P3. We stopped after a year. We realised they used lots of bombastic words and phrases that's I think it's beyond his level. Subsequently I sent him to a tutor, ds continued to use such bombastic words/phrases in his compo which she also disagreed.

by the way, he never had spelling when he was there.



Hi coolbaby

So the reason you stopped yr ds is bec you do not like the bombastic words/phrases taught or you think those words/phrases are not necessary for his level?

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