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Workshop for Parents/Children



Write a better essay: A hands-on parent-child workshop 


This hands-on workshop is designed to give parents and pupils better insight and more practice in writing essays. It is structured in the following way:

  1. Pupils submit an essay (hard or soft copies) that they have written before the workshop. This can be an essay written as part of their school work.

  2. Pupils will get one-to-one feedback about their writing at the workshop.

  3. The 3-hour workshop will revise some of the key components of essay writing. Pupils will get hands-on practice and will work with their parents in attendance. The specific aspects of writing to be taught will depend on pupils’ needs based on their writing samples.

This 3 hour workshop, conducted by Dr Cheah Yin Mee, is limited to 8 pairs of parents and upper primary pupils. The fee per pair is $220 (or $330 for parent and two children). This fee includes all materials and refreshment.


Comprehension Strategies: A hands-on parent-child workshop 


This hands-on workshop is designed to give parents and pupils better insight and more practice in reading comprehension texts and answering comprehension questions. 

The 3-hour workshop will revise some of the key strategies for reading comprehension texts effectively. Careful reading of texts is the key to good answers, so time will be spent on helping pupils develop useful habits of mind for reading. There will also be a discussion and review on how to understand the requirements of the questions and how to analyse questions carefully. Dr Cheah will then review the answers to the task set and discuss the answers students submitted and compare these to the model answers. Pupils will learn to understand what makes for an adequate answer.  

This 3 hour workshop, conducted by Dr Cheah Yin Mee, is limited to 8 pairs of parents and upper primary pupils. The fee per pair is $220 (or $330 for parent and two children). This fee includes all materials and refreshment.