Who is it for ?
For P1 to P6 students, in either English, Maths or Science.
What is it about?
The ILLAC Program is a powerful and effective programme that uses the theories of neurology and psychology to help students learn faster and perform at their peak. The programme uses brain priming activities to prep the brain to work at its tip-top condition before any exercises they need to embark on; be it Cloze Passage, Comprehension, Problem Solving or Science Experimenting, the children’s brains are primed for receiving the necessary information that they need in order to perform at each task.
Throughout each session, your child’s working memory, mental flexibility and inhibitory control will also be systematically stimulated through our specially-designed activities to ensure they not only excel in class but also in life. The programme also includes Speed Reading and Character Education to ensure your child is not only excellent in his/her studies but also has excellent decision-making skills in life.
The subjects we offer include:
To help your child master the English language, every single worksheet component is preceded by a brain priming activity that stimulates the brain to learn and to become heightened in its ability to deal with the questions that follow. Brain priming is a process that could effectively increase the processing speed of the brain and stimulate memory so that learning becomes more effective.
Besides stimulating the brain for effective learning, the program adopts a very systematic approach to teaching Grammar.
We use very concise terms in explaining the Grammar rules and will never tell your child to analyse their mistakes by saying “if it doesn’t sound right, it’s most likely wrong”.
Unfortunately, children would not know it sounds wrong if they are always saying it wrongly, would they?
This is precisely why a very clear and systematic approach to teaching Grammar is very important.
To further strengthen your child’s ability to take on the world stage, we stimulate your child’s IQ with newspaper articles and moral dilemmas to help them negotiate around this global economy.
Yes, your child will be reading articles from the Straits Times and many other media from around the world! Children love it! They look forward to reading these articles and are always asking for more despite having to answer comprehension questions pertaining to these articles. This is one way in which we arouse interest and motivate students in loving to learn!
Last but not least, we adopt the VISUAL WRITING™ technique in developing your child into a young author. Visual Writing™ taps into the child’s ability to visualise and to transform that vision into words. This method is uniquely ours and it has gained a loyal following since its induction in Singapore. It is extremely easy to understand, helps save tonnes of time in planning, yet so powerful in delivering high quality compositions.
This method of writing helps even the weakest student in class write a full page of composition with ease.
With the above strategies in mastering the English language, your child not only becomes confident in school, he is a master learner who is ready for the world of knowledge.
To help your child master Mathematics, brain priming activities, that stimulates the brain to learn and to become heightened in its ability to deal with Maths questions, are used throughout the worksheets. Brain priming is a process that could effectively increase the processing speed of the brain and stimulate memory so that learning becomes more effective.
Being experts of the curriculum, we approach Mathematics from the most challenging component, Problem Sums.
It is the struggle of most students and the nightmare of ALL parents.
Our program faces this head-on and provides the most impactful approach to ensure the mastering of the mathematical problem-solving skills.
All our students are able to glide through problem sums with ease and hardly cringe even at the face of some of the hardest (those that reaches Facebook if you know what I mean ;).
Above that, we also ensure lots of IQ-stimulating activities to drive your child into high gear so that they can effectively deal with the demands of any Maths questions with a logical deduction ability that is turned on and ready to rev.
No expense is spared into providing concrete manipulatives that students need in order to understand the abstract mathematical concept.
Thus, you will see many different mathematical manipulatives used in class to help the weaker students achieve the highest level of understanding.
With the above strategies in mastering Mathematics, your child not only becomes confident in school, he is a master learner who is ready for the world of knowledge.
Seriously, it’s the easiest subject to tackle. Being experts of the curriculum, we present Science topics in a simple and easy to understand Study Map™ which students can easily replicate.
Through the Study Map™, students know exactly what is required of each topic and use this knowledge to answer any questions in the exam papers. This technique is fool-proof and has helped many students score their A* in their PSLE.
But why stop at exam papers when Science is more than that?
We challenge your child with questions that deal with daily life and answer their own Science questions with hands-on experiments that excite not just the student but the teacher too!
Science will never be the same again with ILLAC.
With the above strategies in mastering Science, your child not only becomes confident in school, he is a master learner who is ready for the world of knowledge.
Speed Reading is a fixed component in our ILLAC program regardless of subject chosen. We train them to speed read using our very own Super Reader application on the iPad (you won’t be able to find it in iTunes, don’t bother ;).
We teach children to speed read using visualisation skills which broaden their ability to comprehend stories that they read in an instant.
Speed Reading takes place every single session (about 10min per lesson), hence the more times they come in in a week, the faster they are able to speed read!
But why speed read?
Imagine your child being able to read at half the time he usually takes, understand the demands and finish what is expected all in a jiffy.
You will not only save your breathe in chasing him to finish his work, he will have more time to relax and engage in other stuff which he likes!
Speed reading will also prepare your child for higher academic achievement by ensuring that he will be ready to read, visualise and understand anything that he needs to digest in order to prepare himself for the world-stage.
You might think this is not important, or why would you need to sign up for an enrichment class that teaches “character”. Actually, character education is more than just teaching children to be good, our “Character Education” teaches students situational analysis, exposes them to current affairs, and guides them in developing decision-making skills.
Research shows that students who go through high-quality character education perform better academically due to their heightened ability in making good decisions in life.
Character Education in ILLAC takes many forms. Most of our Comprehension Passages and Cloze passages teach either a moral or is based on current affairs that stir thinking. Teachers will also take about 10min per lesson to conduct discussions in class using our Character Education materials. From there, students develop oratorial skills in presenting their thoughts.
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What is the schedule ?
You can choose between once a week per subject, or twice a week, 2 hours each subject/lesson. Multiple combinations of classes are available, please call or email us to find out the most updated schedule.