ENGLISH ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMES by Mrs D
Mrs Nora de Silva (a.k.a. Mrs D) 1964 - 2019
A specialist English Language and English Literature teacher and curriculum developer with over 25 years of experience, Mrs D had the rare distinction of being one of the very few teachers who could claim to have taken many students from the Singapore (SEAB) PSLE English Language to the A-Level General Paper.
Over the years, Mrs D devised her time-tested lesson plans. Designed to hone foundational skills while providing insights on advanced exam strategies, the lessons also cover a range of content from enduring topics to fresh materials on current affairs.
Mrs D was an ex-Raffles Institution (RI) GEP teacher who
was involved in curriculum design in the pivotal first 10 years of Singapore's Gifted Education Programme (the precursor of Singapore's Integrated Programme)
was an English Language and Literature specialist
was familiar with the route to scholarship awards (even sifting out President's Scholars when they were only Sec 2!)
taught humanities scholars in a top JC, as well students from mainstream schools but with special needs (dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger's, expressive language disorder, specific language disability, to name a few),
converted erstwhile Maths-inclined students and computer geeks into published poets
transformed students from Chinese Language dominant family backgrounds into humanities scholars,
helped the lower secondary ACSI students make the cut to get into the International Baccalaureate programme
motivated Normal stream students to make the jump to Express stream
served as practicum trainer/examiner for professional courses for senior PSLE EL teachers
The lessons are currently being taught by Ms Nicole de Silva (Ms D).
Weekly Ongoing Programme
Each programme consists of 2 distinct full-year programmes.
Start as soon as you can and do not wait until the final year!
Primary 5 & Primary 6
Sec 1 & Sec 2, for all exam pathways in Singapore:
Express Stream to O’Levels
Integrated Programme to A’Levels,
Integrated Programme to International Baccalaureate,
With lessons in Literature Unseen Poetry, Literature Unseen Prose, Studying Shakespeare and Studying Set Texts.
Sec 3 & Sec 4 (or equivalent)
JC 1 & JC2 (or equivalent)
Click here for the current schedule of ongoing classes.
A programme tailored to your child's ability and needs. Click here for more information.
English Literature Programmes
Give your child a head start and an enduring advantage in Literature/Language Arts with my English Literature Programmes. Click here for more information.