Exam Skills : Creative Thinking : MOE Syllabus : Homework Support
Mrs Elizabeth Cheng has taught English, General Paper, and Communication Strategies at University, Junior College, Polytechnic, Secondary and Primary School levels in Singapore, San Francisco, and Tokyo. Her achievements and teaching successes are extensively featured by the local and international press.
As Communications Director at San Francisco City Hall, she wrote press releases, white papers, and speeches for senior politicians on education, transport, government/legislation, economic issues, societal developments, and crisis situations. Citibank conferred their Most Effective Business Presenter Award on Elizabeth. In 1980, she scored the highest possible marks in the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam - the TOEFL has been taken by more than 27 million people globally.
In Singapore, Elizabeth uses the MOE syllabus. She has partnered with the Singapore Ministry of Education's Gifted Education Branch. Elizabeth is regularly invited by schools and universities across Asia to speak on her methods of teaching English, Creative and Analytical Writing, and Public Speaking. For many years, she served on the judging panel of the Plain English Speaking Awards, which is supported by the Ministry of Education, the National Library Board, and the Speak Good English Movement.
Elizabeth chairs a research team comprising leading educationists and English specialists from Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore. She also created the Education and Development in a Global Environment (EDGE) Method so that her students can confidently achieve rapid and sustainable academic improvements when guided by her goal-oriented teaching techniques and resources.
Elizabeth is a full-time tutor. Her students' grades before attending her lessons have ranged from E/Grade 4 to A1.
A solid education is the best investment that parents can give to their children. Increasingly, students are not tested on what is explicitly stated in their textbooks, nor in the practice sheets that are sold in major bookstores. Exam stress is caused by this uncertainty, as well as by the very real fear that our minds will go blank once we start reading the exam questions.
Competent and nurturing tutors know what the student should focus on, so that learning can be more efficient. This increases the exam-readiness of the child - and can greatly help in building self-esteem, and in delivering the best exam results.