General Paper Tuition
Many students do not realise the benefits of doing well for the ‘A’ Level General Paper (GP) and do not focus on it. However, acing your GP is possible with our unique GP tuition curriculum. The General Paper requires Junior College and Integrated Programme Year 5-6 students to be able to interpret current affairs and posit their viewpoints critically and coherently while demonstrating a good command of English.
Our GP tuition focuses on a three-pronged approach
Skills required to Ace GP Comprehension
At The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre, we strive to instil in our Junior College students the appreciation for General Paper (GP) as a subject, rather than just adopting a rote learning approach. We believe in building a strong foundation of Linguistic Skills (the scientific study of language) in our GP tuition students. As a result, they can confidently answer the Short Answer Questions and tackle the Summary well in their ‘A’ Level General Paper examination. Additionally, our GP tuition curriculum focuses on the fundamental skills required to write GP Application Questions and the provision of ample current affairs for exemplification.
Skills required to Ace GP Composition
The ‘A’ Level General Paper (GP) essay writing demands that one have a vast library of content knowledge. However, having not just good, but quality content is the linchpin of an A-grade essay. Our GP tuition programme consolidates and deconstructs current affairs from an array of highly regarded international newspapers and journals. We also teach our Junior College students how to synthesise germane information into writing a cogent argumentative essay. Our dedicated research team spend hours week-on-week researching and sorting through useful articles from a gamut of reputable journalistic entities. This is to provide our students with not only the latest but also the highest quality materials to boost their learning capabilities.
Critical Thinking and Content Knowledge
Apart from the skills and methodologies, we establish an optimal environment for critical thinking during our GP tuition lessons. By encouraging the sharing of different perspectives from each individual, cross-fertilisation of ideas occurs. Thus, enabling our students to explicate and posit their arguments effectively. Armed with both content knowledge and eloquence, our students are able to outperform their peers in the ‘A’ Level General Paper examination. Furthermore, these transferable skills also prepare our GP students for further studies and the ever-transforming workplace.
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General Paper Tuition Class Schedule
JC 1 & IP Year 5
This JC 1/ IP Year 5 General Paper Tuition programme is specially curated to suit the curriculum needs of our JC 1 and IP Year 5 students, enabling them to master the skills to tackle General Paper. The GP tuition classes are conducted on every:
1) Sunday | 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
2) Sunday | 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Fees: $90/ lesson*
JC 2 & IP Year 6
This JC 2/ IP Year 6 General Paper Tuition programme is specially curated to suit the curriculum needs of the JC 2/ IP Year 6 students, preparing them for the final lap to achieve that ‘Distinction’! The GP tuition classes are conducted on every:
1) Saturday | 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm
2) Tuesday | 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Fees: $90/ lesson*
The following tuition fee adjustments will apply to all new JC2/ IP Year 6 students who enrol into The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre from May onwards. This is to cater to the contents that the student missed prior to his/ her enrolment. For enrolments between:
May – June: $95/ lesson*
July – August: $100/ lesson*
after September: $110/ lesson*
Notice on tuition fee adjustments
Please note that the aforementioned rates are effective 1 Jan 2022, all enrolments prior to 1 Jan 2022 will continue to enjoy their existing rates at their respective levels.
*All fees quoted above are for one lesson only and are exclusive of material fees. A material fee is chargeable at an affordable rate of $3/ lesson. Fees are charged on a per term basis. Each term consists of 10 lessons with the exception of Term 5, which has 8 lessons and the fees will be prorated accordingly.
Term Calendar and Fee Schedule
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FAQ about our General Paper and IP English tuition programmes
What tuition programmes are offered at The Rationale Thinking?
The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre currently offers you two unique tuition programmes to choose from – ‘A’ Level General Paper tuition and the IP English tuition. Find out more about our unique approach to our tuition curriculum here.
Why is there a need for General Paper Tuition and IP English Tuition?
The preponderance of students in Singapore struggle with mastering the Language subjects. However, the English language is arguably the most important subject in Singapore as it is our lingua franca. Furthermore, the daily use of Singapore Colloquial English (commonly known as Singlish) is exacerbating this problem further. As a language specialist, we aim to tackle this prevalent issue. A strong foundation in the English language is vital to acing other subjects such as General Paper, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, etc. and ultimately getting coveted placements in Ivy League Universities.
Here at The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre, we specialise in coaching our students in the English Language and General Paper. Our specially curated curriculum aims to break down the complexity and technicalities of mastering the English language and General Paper to give our students the confidence to attain their Distinctions.
Why should I join The Rationale Thinking?
The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre prides itself in not just enabling our students to score Distinctions for the ‘A’ Level General Paper and the IP English examinations, but we also firmly believe in moulding the next generation to become Global Thinkers. With our carefully curated in-house notes assembled by our dedicated research team, we train and impart our students with the skills and knowledge that are not taught in school. Not forgetting to build up a good character to prepare them for their future careers in the world’s leading industries.
For a start, we offer all prospective students of The Rationale Thinking one trial lesson*. More details about our trial lesson can be found here.
Are your tuition classes conducted in a group setting or individual tuition?
Our General Paper and IP English tuition classes are conducted in a well-controlled group. Unlike Science and Mathematics, the IP English language and General Paper requires more than just rote learning of formulas. It is through the cross-fertilisation of ideas while studying for the language subjects that our students are exposed to various ideas, opinions and perspectives – the perfect environment that stimulates critical thinking. This will ultimately aid them in crafting a coherent essay during their examinations. While we aim to provide a broader view of the language subjects, we also refine the curriculum to suit our students’ needs, rectifying their weaker aspects and cementing their foundation before building upon it.
Who is the tutor?
Mr Edwin Wong personally coaches his students for both General Paper and IP English tuition programmes. He is a well sought-after English language specialist, revolutionary thinker and transformational teacher. He has helped numerous students achieve Distinctions in their IP English examinations and their ‘A’ Level General Paper and many of them have gone on to secure placements in competitive academic courses in local universities or obtained Public Service Commission (Overseas Scholarship) with Ivy-League Universities.
I am interested in the tuition programmes. Are trial lessons offered?
Thank you for your interest in our tuition programmes. Yes! We offer all prospective students of The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre one trial lesson* of either General Paper or IP English tuition programme. The trial lesson is chargeable upon official registration for regular classes. Otherwise, your trial lesson will be complimentary. More information and details can be found here.