Eye Level from the perspectives of our Parents (Part 2)

This month, we share with you blogger mummy, Cherry’s experience with Eye Level Singapore 🙂

Here is an excerpt from her blog, Sweet Memoirs, on how Eye Level has developed the confidence of her boy who is currently in K2:

“I have never seen G doing some number problems before ever so confidently and enthusiastically until he started his lessons at Eye Level. Every time we come back from his lessons, he would ask me to set the timer for him while he works on his assignment to be submitted on the next session. “Please turn on the timer for me, mom. See how I can finish it very fast”, he’d proudly declare.”

Find out what else she said about Eye Level by visiting her blog, Sweet Memoirs, today!

Eye Level from the perspective of our Parents!

Mummy blogger, Jolin, tried our Math programme on her boy, Big J! Here is an excerpt from her blog, The JS Arena after joining us for two months:

“What I really like about Eye Level Math is the individualised curriculum which starts teaching from his eye level. This allows him to learn at a pace and level that is comfortable to him and not feeling too stress.

The blend of BTM and CTM is also interesting to me. I feel that this is very suitable for pre-primary level as the combination is useful for the child’s developing brain. The systematic and progressive curriculum helps in building a strong foundation for learning more complex concepts.”

Learn more about her journey with us by visiting her blog The JS Arena today. You may even pick up useful parenting tips from her along the way!

 

Images courtesy of The JS Arena.

Reading Fluency vs. Grammar Accuracy. Which is more important?

The debate about which is more important, reading fluency or grammar accuracy, is a long standing one. Such is a chicken or the egg problem, which unfortunately, Critical Thinking Mathematics will not help.

Traditional educators would argue that a child develops its ability to form grammatically correct sentences by imparting technical knowledge such as the recognition and usage of verbs, nouns, punctuations and tenses. On the other side of the fence, the liberal educators would stand by their pedagogy that fluency would help with a child’s understanding of meaning and context.

However, it is truly the case that one method is more superior than another? According a research in cognitive psychology, the brain is divided into different areas. The area that focuses on grammatical processing is known as the Broca’s area, a small part of the left frontal lobe. Its general function includes language comprehension, action recognition and production, and speech-associated gestures, such as using sign languages.

Learning language fluency, however, triggers the whole frontal lobe, which has also been linked to executive functions, such as attentional control, working memory, reasoning and problem-solving.

So, which is truly more important? Perhaps there isn’t a strictly correct answer. Perhaps both arguments are correct. Non-native learners would benefit more with the study of grammar as it taps on a smaller part of the brain. This would progress towards a fuller understanding and comprehension of the language as they develop larger parts of the frontal lobe later. Native learners, on the other hand, benefit by first understanding context and meaning as these help them form meaningful relationships with others, which also develops the self-identity of the child. They would then work towards refining their understanding of the language through the study of grammar. Either way, both go hand-in-hand and are equally critical to the study of a language.

On a side note, scientists have researched and determined that the chicken did come first. Mindblown!

Continuous Study Makes a Difference

Eye Level focuses on building each student’s foundation in Math and English, as well as helping students gain Self Confidence, Interest in Learning, and develops a child’s Critical Thinking and Analytical skills.

Eye Level programmes are inter-related. Only through the mastery of basic foundational skills can the student then advance to more complex skills. This improves the child’s speed and accuracy when dealing with complex questions. It will also develop his Self-Directed Learning ability, independence as we as time management.

We are now in West Coast Plaza

Eye Level @ West Coast Plaza is Open!

At Eye Level, we respect children’s views and dreams, rather than impose rules and thoughts from adults upon them. We consider each child’s individuality and ability, and we encourage children to be the leaders of their own learning. Since each child grows at his or her eye level, we guide students to become those who learn and think for themselves, similar to the benefit of teaching people how to catch a fish, instead of catching the fish for them.

We expect our students to be proactive learners, so they get motivated to study, plan strategies at their eye level, and implement the plans using good time management. Our Instructors provide a better learning environment and external motivation so that the student keeps on studying. They also help the student to set a goal and provide guidance towards achieving the goal.

Visit our new Eye Level @ West Coast Plaza Learning Centre to find out more.

Eye Level @ West Coast Plaza
154 West Coast Road
#02-52/53, West Coast Plaza
Singapore 127371
Contact : 9739 4448
Email : westcoastplaza@myeyelevel.com
Centre Manager : Ms Jenny Wang

We are now in Our Tampines Hub

Eye Level @ Our Tampines Hub is Open!

At Eye Level, we respect children’s views and dreams, rather than impose rules and thoughts from adults upon them. We consider each child’s individuality and ability, and we encourage children to be the leaders of their own learning. Since each child grows at his or her eye level, we guide students to become those who learn and think for themselves, similar to the benefit of teaching people how to catch a fish, instead of catching the fish for them.

We expect our students to be proactive learners, so they get motivated to study, plan strategies at their eye level, and implement the plans using good time management. Our Instructors provide a better learning environment and external motivation so that the student keeps on studying. They also help the student to set a goal and provide guidance towards achieving the goal.

Visit our new Eye Level @ Our Tampines Hub Learning Centre to find out more.

Eye Level @ Our Tampines Hub
51 Tampines Ave 4
#02-89, Our Tampines Hub
Singapore 529684
Contact : 8389 6488
Email : ourtampineshub@myeyelevel.com
Centre Manager : Ms Serena Khoo