English Writing Accelerator (9-Weeks Course)

The Writing Accelerator is a structured programme specially designed to help students learn to craft coherent compositions while developing their writing voice.

Primary 3 and 4

Mon 3-4pm 
Dates: to be confirmed

Fee: $480 for Pri 3; $520 for Pri 4
Priority registration: Deposit of $40 to be on wait list. 

Primary 5 and 6 (the ONLY class in 2023)

Wed 5pm-6pm (the first 3 Wednesdays of Feb to Apr) 
Dates: 1/2, 8/2, 15/2, 1/3, 8/3, 15/3, 5/4, 12/4, 19/4

Fri 5.30pm-6.30pm (the first 3 Fridays of Feb to Apr)
Dates: 3/2, 10/2, 17/2, 3/3, 10/3, 17/3, 7/4, 14/4, 21/4

Fee: $560 for 9 lessons. 


How does it work? 
1. Students attend a 60-min group lesson conducted LIVE via Zoom.
2. Learn skills and techniques through lesson notes, discussions, lesson tasks and writing assignments. Submit written work via email.
3. All written assignments are returned with detailed feedback via email.
4. For each composition topic, either draft 1 or 2 is graded with assessment rubric and recommendations so students/parents can understand the strengths/weaknesses to work on. 
5. Lesson materials will be emailed. 

Email from-tiny-acorns@hotmail.com with your child's name, academic level and your mobile number enquire/register. 

Registration closes once the classes are filled. 
Confirmation of places can only be done with full payment. 


How to Score above 17/20 and 35/40 for Compositions?

Like all skills, writing skill can be honed. But it takes time, positive learning attitude, perseverance and effective guidance. 

If you are learning to play tennis, or hoping to pick up archery, which approach will you take?

(1) Read many books. Practise frequently by yourself. 
You have to figure out your own mistakes and try to correct them yourself. Since you have YET to figure out how to play properly, your methods of correcting mistakes and learning new techniques may not be effective too. 

(2) Have an expert guide you on the BEST ways to learn. 
The expert will point out the mistakes you have made and coach you to avoid the mistakes. You will even learn to play like a champion.

Which approach will SAVE more time and effort? 

Which approach will enable you to have a better chance of early MASTERY of the skill?

The same goes for improving your Writing Skill. 

If your child is not already scoring 17/20 consistently, writing weekly by himself without proper guidance is like shooting at targets blindfolded. 

Avid readers may have a stronger vocabulary than those who do not enjoy reading. However, not all avid readers can naturally write well. Why? 

The reason is simple. Most avid readers read for pleasure, hence they focus on the plot and may read so fast that they may not reflect on the writing style, sentences and vocabulary used.

So they will still need guidance to show them 
(1) HOW to craft a vivid story;
(2) HOW to use what they already know; and
(3) HOW to learn from the books they read. 

If your child does not enjoy reading, it does not mean he/she cannot write well but the fact is, it will take more effort and time. He/she will have to learn effective strategies to overcome the hurdles and craft an outstanding story in 50 minutes. 

If your child needs guidance, you will not want to miss our upcoming 9-weeks courses in 2023. Stay tuned!

Email from-tiny-acorns@hotmail.com with your child's name, academic level (in 2023) and your mobile number to join the wait lists. 





Term Dates for January to June 2023

Term 1/2023 (10 weeks: 3 Jan – 14 Mar 2023)

Week

Tue

Wed

Thur

Sat

Sun

Mon

1

3 Jan

4 Jan

5 Jan

7 Jan

8 Jan

9 Jan

2

10 Jan

11 Jan

12 Jan

14 Jan

15 Jan

16 Jan

3

17 Jan

18 Jan

19 Jan

21 Jan

PH 22 Jan

M.U. 21/1

PH 23 Jan

M.U. 19/1

4

PH 24 Jan

M.U. 28/1

25 Jan

26 Jan

28 Jan

29 Jan

30 Jan

5

31 Jan

1 Feb

2 Feb

4 Feb

5 Feb

6 Feb

6

7 Feb

8 Feb

9 Feb

11 Feb

12 Feb

13 Feb

7

14 Feb

15 Feb

16 Feb

18 Feb

19 Feb

20 Feb

8

21 Feb

22 Feb

23 Feb

25 Feb

26 Feb

27 Feb

9

28 Feb

1 Mar

2 Mar

4 Mar

5 Mar

6 Mar

10

7 Mar

8 Mar

9 Mar

11 Mar

12 Mar

13 Mar

No classes on Public Holidays between 22 January and 24 January.

No lessons between 14 March and 19 March.

 

Term 2/2023 (10 weeks: 20 Mar – 3 June 2023)

Week

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Sat

Sun

1

20 Mar

21 Mar

22 Mar

23 Mar

25 Mar

26 Mar

2

27 Mar*

28 Mar

29 Mar

30 Mar

1 Apr

2 Apr

3

3 Apr

4 Apr

5 Apr

6 Apr

8 Apr

9 Apr

4

10 Apr

11 Apr

12 Apr

13 Apr

15 Apr

16 Apr

5

17 Apr

18 Apr

19 Apr

20 Apr

PH 22 Apr

29 Apr

23 Apr

6

24 Apr

25 Apr

26 Apr

27 Apr

6 May

30 Apr

7

PH 1 May

8 May

2 May

3 May

4 May

13 May

7 May

8

15 May

9 May

10 May

11 May

20 May

14 May

9

22 May

16 May

17 May

18 May

27 May

21 May

10

29 May

23 May

24 May

25 May

3 June

28 May

No classes on Public Holidays 22 April and 1 May.

27 Mar* to be rescheduled. Details to be confirmed.