Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by annalee » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:37 pm

Mrs Ang wrote:
annalee wrote:
Mrs Ang wrote:Dear all,

Thanks a lot for all the encouragements and help! My DC is currently in Busy Bee as couldn't get a place in Wang. She commented that those difficult words learnt are of no use and not related to what she is learning in school. I did break down the spelling into a few days but she rather spend her time on her favourite subjects and reading story books.
I have a friend whose 2 kids are in Busybees, she said their work is a tad harder than Wang. But if they start young in Busybees, they can score well. To me, besides the materials and methods, the teachers are very important as well. My kids are in HCL now but just want to gather more info now for future possible use, could I know how you find the teachers in Busy Bees?
I find the teachers hardly talk to the parents. The teacher don't follow behind the kids when they got out of their classroom, which part of the reasons are the kids completed their work at different timing. The parent have to find the teacher if have any questions or concerns.

How do you find the teachers at HCL?
HCL teachers are very good. They will follow up well, and will go the extra mile to stay back to help. That is what I hear from parents whose kids are there too. The work given is not as advanced as Wang but more suitable for Singapore's system in my opionion.

But I did hear good reviews of Busy Bees so wanted to find out more..

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by Mrs Ang » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:47 am

annalee, I was at HCL enquiring on the lesson and overheard a teacher asking if the mother can come earlier as her DC is able to learn the spelling better. I didn't see such extra mile at Busy Bee.

The materials at Busy Bee are more advance and if the kids can cope will be good for their PSLE and early secondary days.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by sky minecrafter » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:08 am

Apologies for barging in... annalee's idea of leveraging the strengths of different enrichment centres is insightful...

I'd, rather, sign up a more challenging centre for lower primary (/preschool), build a strong foundation. The child has only to handle 3 subjects; there's more leisure time, less academic stress. When the child reaches upper primary (P5 at the latest) & one needs to gear up for national exams, that is then a good time to move to an exam-focused, less challenging centre cos enrichment work would preferably be purposeful (not simply piling students with extracurricular contents). Just a thought...

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by private » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:41 pm

What is WLC class size? Does WLC provide free extra stretched lessons for P6?

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by private » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:48 pm

Anyone knows the class size at WLC? I am comparing with HCL for my P4.

Do you know if WLC provides free extra classes for P6 students, to prepare them for PSLE?


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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by phtthp » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:58 pm

HCL class size : max 6 to 8 kids

WLC class size : max 10 to 12 kids
sometimes on weekend : students come over for make-up class, so week end classes tend to be big.

No free lesson for P6 students, provided by WLC.

if p6 students wish to attend extra lessons during June / Dec holidays, they need to pay, not free.


But in terms of personal touch, HCL teachers are more personal, more helpful. After lesson End, can ask Tr progress about your child, and they are spontaneous & helpful.

For WLC teachers : some of the P5 Teachers can be quite cold, like not interested to give parents feedback, although some are friendly. So, depend on your luck, which Tr been assigned to your class

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by private » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:14 pm

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by private » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:14 pm

Totally agree it all depends on the tutors. If you are lucky, you get good, passionate ones! My first choice is always smaller class size so I think HCL works better for my younger boy.

Beside regular classes, HCL provides weekly free additional classes for their P6 students to stretch them for PSLE. Heard from other parents that the additional oral classes before PSLE were very good because local students very weak in oral, cannot speak well so it helped. That was 3-4 years ago, not sure about now. I think should still have.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by sky minecrafter » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:15 pm

WLC P1 Jun holiday program has been teaching poems instead of idioms - 悯农,春晓;drilling Compre OE, the usual Oral script. Draft 2 is still recommended for Compos but there's no related 听写 (instead, 句子的背诵). If interested, there's 1 more week (18-22 Jun) of the program available.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by cindycsm » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:20 pm

Hi, is the K2 pitch at high level? Thank you.

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