Thanks Gloria! The time you must have dedicated to your criticism and marking of my assignments was not just staggering, but let me know that you cared. I owe some of my success to that, and the rest to you. 

I had attended a number of tutorial centers. None could have ever offered the attention and detailed markings I got from Gloria’s.  She is awesome.

When I first attended Gloria’s class, I was so out of practice that I could barely write an English sentence.  I could not believe that after a couple of terms, I am already writing sophisticated argumentative essays.  She helps me to overcome my anxieties in writing, and I will not disappoint her in my DSE English exam. 

I am a manager for an international brand in Hong Kong.  In a matter of weeks, Gloria taught me IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), report writing and presentational skills. She has boasted my English confidence significantly.  Thank you, Gloria.  You’re a great mentor.  

I consider myself fortunate to have had Gloria as my DSE English Literature teacher. Many thanks for her precise notes and devotion to the detailed correction of my essays. During the relatively short time Gloria taught me (I came to know her when I was S6), my English Literature rose from the 50s to 70s within three months.  I wish I’d known her in S4.

Thanks Gloria for training my eight-year-old daughter to complete at the Hong Kong English Speech Festival and thanks for teaching her IPA in such a short time.  I give you the credit for her winning the first prize.  This is one of the comments I received from the adjudicators: “[My daughter] takes care in making the pronunciation accurate”. 

Never have I had an English teacher who would devote such a great deal of time marking my essays.  She has made me take my writing seriously.  Thank you for your support.  

My son has exceeded all expectations in IGCSE English exam.  Gloria deserves tremendous credit for his achievement.  She continues to tutor my son even after we moved to England! 

I came for Gloria’s assistance after I received a 6.5 on IELTS, and asked her assistance to boost my marks to 7.5 within a month (for university admission)!  I nailed 7.5 in four lessons, and with my third attempt I got 8. I’ll keep booking writing lessons with her whenever time allows.  

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Feb172014

Senior Primary (P4 – P6)

Academic languages, critical questioning and thinking, and sentence elaborations are introduced at the Senior Primary level.  The senior primary students, like those at all levels, are required to work on their logical reasoning skills, proofreading, and presentation skills to prepare themselves for the academic challenges at the Secondary level. The focus will be on applications of the English literacy skills acquired in class.

Grammar

Advanced grammar, including the use of perfect and conditional tenses, and learning to adapt formality and grammar will teach students fluency in the appropriate situation or context in which they are communicating. There is a specialized component on the de-muddling of prepositions for senior primary students. At the Senior Primary level, the instructor will help students in identifying and constructing the four main types of sentences: statements, questions, exclamations, and commands, and understanding the concept of clauses and phrases.

Writing and Logical Reasoning

Our advanced writing techniques are geared to composing persuasive essays, descriptive essays, compare-and-contrast essays, and creative writings. Besides, students will learn to employ academic languages to deliver sophisticated ideas logically; they should learn to establish a main idea or argument, devise supporting evidence for their argument, and draw logical conclusions. They will subsequently be exposed to advanced proofreading techniques at this stage and learn to read their own work with a critical eye, and acquire basic varying sentence techniques. In addition to simple rhetoric skills, such as similes, metaphors and analogies, they will develop knowledge of synonyms and antonyms, and will learn to apply the skills learned.

Reading Comprehension and Oral Presentation

Reading comprehension skills—understanding text on the literal and metaphorical levels, locating the main ideas, building vocabulary from context clues—continues to be an essential part of English literacy acquisition. The works of classic literature, such as those of William Shakespeare (simplified version), Roald Dahl, Christina Rossetti, and Salman Rushdie, will go a long way to nurturing the love of English. 

Students will construct imaginative dialogues for plays or picture books to stimulate creative and critical thinking.  Each will be given an opportunity to present their ideas in front of a small, encouraging group of others. Further, secondary school interviewing techniques will be taught through a variety of activities.

The learning atmosphere is relaxed, to mesh with the purposes of fostering the love of English, building good reading habits, and gaining confidence in writing and speaking English.