Writing Crash Course for O-LEVEL ENGLISH by Gerald Chew

Dates: Saturday 3rd Oct or Saturday 10 Oct (choose one)

Time: 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm.

Location: Blk 644, Bukit Batok Central, #01-68. S(650644).

(Our location is just a 3-min walk from either the Bukit Batok MRT station or the Bukit Batok Bus Interchange. Buses that stop along the roads surrounding our location are numbers 157, 178, 66, 506, 173, 174, 176, 187, 985. Buses services which terminate at Bukit Batok Bus Interchange are 61, 77, 106, 173, 177, 189, 852, 941, 945, 947)

Fee: $120

Aim of the writing crash course:

The aim of the writing crash course is to provide an overarching structure for weak students. This course is particularly recommended for students with a weak grasp of writing and is looking to make swift improvements to writing styles. Strengthening of writing structure can help to provide coherence and flow to a student’s essay.

Areas to be covered:

Skills Description
Hamburger & PEEL structure Providing flow and coherence to writing
Strengthening Linkages Go from “B4” to “A1” with analysis
“Lubricating” Brainstorming Techniques Feeling stuck? Learn how to break writer’s block
Identifying Pitfalls Learn about common mistakes and avoid them
Topic vs Issue Separate subjects and arguments
Idea vs Example Avoiding “example-driven arguments”
Writing great introductions and conclusions Set yourself apart from the cliché writing


Benefits of the course:

  1. Inspire greater confidence for O level English
  2. Provide structure to score better marks
  3. Promote deeper analysis for higher scores
  4. Providing checklists to avoid going out of point
  5. Limit bad habits that prevent students from excelling


About the tutor:

Gerald Chew is a BBA (Hons) graduate from the National University of Singapore and an affiliate accountant with the ACCA. A voracious reader since young, Gerald has spent years honing his writing and argumentative ability. He is able to break down even the most complex of issues into understandable terms for his students and takes pride in expanding their areas of expertise. Gerald is no stranger to the argumentative style of writing and has represented his alma mater, Pioneer Junior College, in debating competitions. Gerald has also actively participated in Singapore’s local poetry scene but has since taken a step back to focus on his real passion, teaching.

TO REGISTER, SMS <STUDENT NAME> , <ENGLISHCC> TO 97860411. Please indicate 3rd or 10th Oct.

As places are limited, pre-payment is encouraged to confirm your attendance. You can make cash or cheque payment by visiting the centre at the address above.

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