GP Tuition – Teaching Activities
At GP Tuition Bukit Timah, our GP tuition programme, it will cover the following learning activities for the regular tuition which will include these main components, namely Comprehension Learning Skills, Essay Writing Skills, Knowledge Enrichment, Intellectual and Reflective Discussion and Class practices and Review. There are also Special Skill Development Workshops which will be done during school holidays with the aim to sharpen students’ skills in comprehending the A Level GP examination.
Comprehension Learning Skills
Through our GP Tuition programme, the focus of this module is to teach student on the understanding of the requirements of different types of questions and the skills needed to answer these questions. Contents of teaching in this module include, reading procedure, implication of information, answering techniques on factual explanation, factual inference, language and factual inference, summary answering techniques and AQ answering skills. In this learning module, student with weaker language proficiency will also be taught on how to improve their grammatical and sentence structure so as to ensure that they can dictate their language to develop accurate answers for the respective types of questions.
Essay Writing Skills
Based on our GP Tuition programme, the focus of this module is teach students on the understanding of the requirements of the three main types of essay questions and on the writing structures required to answer these types of questions. Students will be taught the skills on how to develop and apply knowledge to create ideas for the content of the essay questions and effective structure for the development of the essay, write with causation and make evaluation and analysis in respective paragraphs and develop links among the paragraphs to create a cohesive and persuasive essay. Contents of teaching in this module include skill development on categorization, conceptualization, topic sentence and paragraph development on introduction, rebuttal and conclusion, causation, writing structure and sentence development.
For students in our GP Tuition programme, the focus of this module is to enrich the general knowledge of the students to enable them to derive information to create relevant points of discussion for their essay writings. It will raise academic understanding of the content of discussion in comprehension so that they can better comprehend the passage to conduct inference and derive points to answer the application question. Contents of teaching include academic knowledge, dialectical discussion of issues, main theoretical ideologies, empirical examples, statistical data and these teachings will be conducted with relevant to local and general context to create analytical causation.
Intellectual and Reflective Discussion
Through our GP Tuition programme, the focus of this learning activity is to cultivate student’s ability to derive intellectual and reflective opinions on issues which are relevant to essay questions and application questions in comprehension. The development is done through discussion and class practices that will help student to build their spontaneous reflection on issues which is an essential set of skills in helping student to do well in General Paper. This learning activity will also help student to think more analytically to poise them in their tertiary education in the future.
Class Practice and Review
Through our GP Tuition, class practices are also given to assess our students’ performance which will be marked and reviewed by the tutor. Through these class practices, our students’ common errors and writing inadequacy will be identified and taught on how to correct them. These practices will also enable the tutor to assure that their thinking and writing skills are effectively applied in their assignments. Lastly, the class practices will serve as time trials to train students’ capabilities in doing time management under examination conditions.