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2019 Holiday Phonics Crash Course

Our intensive holiday phonics programme is back!

Date : 18 Nov – 23 Dec
Session : 16 lessons

‘Read in a Week’ Phonics programme has been around Singapore for the past 19 years, and many children have benefited from it.

If you like to know more of course information, please refer to the Phonics page

For more information, please contact us via
Jurong West Branch (KRTC@JW)
Email : jurongwest@krtc.com.sg
Hotline : (+65) 6397 0444

KRTC/ Power Phonics & Literacy reserve the rights to amend the terms & conditions without any prior notification.

Crash Course for P5 Maths Heuristics

Crash course for P5 mathematics heuristics are back. This is a great opportunity for student to revise up to 9 mathematics concepts in 4 weeks before examinations.

Course Details

  • Class Size : 8
  • Date : October 2019 (5, 12, 19, 26)
  • Time : 10:30am -12:00PM
  • Venue : KRTC@Jurong West branch (Blk 692, Jurong West Central 1)
  • Prices : $140++

Topics Covered

Heuristics Strategies

  • Model: Comparison Model, Transfer Model, Quality x Value Model
  • Equations: Number Equations, Simultaneous Equations, Unitary Method
  • Patterns: Diagram Patterns, Make a supposition, Assumption Method

Mathematics Topics

  1. Ratio
  2. Decimal
  3. Average
  4. Percentage
  5. Reverse Rounding Off

For more information, please contact us via

Jurong West Branch (KRTC@JW)
Email : jurongwest@krtc.com.sg
Hotline : (+65) 6397 0444

Crash Course for P4 Maths Heuristics

Crash course for P4 mathematics heuristics are back. This is a great opportunity for student to revise up to 9 mathematics concepts in 4 weeks before examinations.

Course Details

  • Class Size : 8
  • Date : October 2019 (5, 12, 19, 26)
  • Time : 3:30-5:00PM
  • Venue : KRTC@Jurong West branch (Blk 692, Jurong West Central 1)
  • Prices : $140++

Topics Covered

Heuristics Strategies

  • Model: Part-Whole Model, Comparison Model, Transfer Model
  • Equation: Number Equations, Simultaneous Equations
  • Patterns: Number Patterns, Diagram Patterns, Make a supposition, Guess & Check

Mathematics Topics

  1. Decimal
  2. Fraction
  3. Area & Perimeter
  4. Time
  5. Angles

For more information, please contact us via

Jurong West Branch (KRTC@JW)
Email : jurongwest@krtc.com.sg
Hotline : (+65) 6397 0444

3 Days 3 Hours PSLE Crash Course

PSLE crash course for P6 students is back. A great opportunity for student to revise certain mathematics and science concepts during holidays.

Class Size : 8
Date : 9, 11 & 12 Sept
Time : 2:00-3:30PM, 3:30-5:00PM
Venue : KRTC@Jurong West branch (Blk 692)
Prices : From $200

Topics Covered

Topics Covered Mathematics Heuristics Science Heuristics
Day1 (9 Sept) Remainder & Repeated Identity Energy & Forces
Day2 (11 Sept) Equal concepts & Simultaneous Concepts Plants & Animals
Day3 (12 Sept) Internal & External Transfer Heat & Light

For more information, please contact us via

Jurong West Branch (KRTC@JW)
Email : jurongwest@krtc.com.sg
Hotline : (+65) 6397 0444

2019 Mid-Year Intensive Phonics & Reading Programme

Our intensive holiday phonics programme is back!

‘Read in a Week’ Phonics programme has been around Singapore for the past 19 years, and many children have benefited from it.

If you like to know more of course information, please refer to the Phonics page

For more information, please contact us via
Jurong West Branch (KRTC@JW)
Email : jurongwest@krtc.com.sg
Hotline : (+65) 6397 0444

KRTC/ Power Phonics & Literacy reserve the rights to amend the terms & conditions without any prior notification.

Memory Tricks to Enhance Your Brain Power

Among the hectic lifestyle and stress, we thought that these memorization tips would be helpful for children to improve their memory. Something they can work on during their free time. Not only does it help with memory work for facts and figures, but it also helps to reduce the chances of one of the most feared scenarios – when a child’s mind goes blank.

Therefore, we are giving you these 5 tips and tricks. We hope that they will make good use of them during their learning. We here at Kent Ridge Education Hub hope that these will be beneficial to the students.

1. Story Telling Using Information

Memory performance tends to decrease when we try to memorise large chunks of data or information. This make it worst if we do not have a strong interest in the subject or if the information is very dry. One way we can overcome this obstacle is to break the information into smaller parts and to create a story to link all these parts together. The story can be entirely imaginative and out of the world, but if it helps you to remember, then it is a good story!

2. Taking a Walk Before the Examination

This can be an interesting tip. By taking a walk before our examination helps us to boost memory and brain power! In an experiment that is being carried out, students taking the same exam were asked to either sit quietly or go for a walk. Surprisingly, those who went for a walk did better and brain imaging showed a higher amount of brain activity. Now you know what to do before an examination!

3. Reading Aloud vs Reading Quietly

Most students tend to read their textbooks silently and pray for the information to be stored in their memory. According to the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve, almost 40% of the information that we have just learned get forgotten merely after 20 minutes. This is how scary it is. Thus, one way that students can do to help increase the rate of retention would be to verbalize the content out while they are studying. This also helps to keep them more alert and focused, instead of day-dreaming or dozing off!

4. Create Mental Associations from Drawing Diagrams and Mindmaps

There is a reason why mind maps are so popular and in fact they do work! By drawing a mind map, you can make the connections between seemingly different concepts clearer. This also serves as a handy revision tool as you get a whole visual overview of the chapter just by looking at your mind map! Other than that, it is easier to memorize from a mind map as compared to the content in your textbook. Lastly, the retention would be higher as well because you would have a mini revision when doing up the mind map, so it is a win-win situation!

5. Mnemonics

Many children tend to underestimate the ability of mnemonics. Mnemonic is a method that transforms large amount of information into an alternative form that makes it easier for one to remember. The list of facts would generally be in a certain order and it can be in the form of a song, acronym, image, or a phrase. A useful tip when thinking of mnemonics would be that the funnier or more absurd the mnemonics, the easier to remember!

For example, the order of the planet can be remembered as:

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles
(Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)

Another example, to remember the value of pi:

May I have a large container of coffee?
(The number of letters in each word equals the numerals in pi = 3.1415927)

Last but not least, the order of the rainbow can be remembered as:

ROY G. BIV
(Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet)

We hope these tips could help your kids memorize better!

If you need further assistance, please do not hesistate to contact us via

Jurong West Branch (KRTC@JW)
Email : jurongwest@krtc.com.sg
Hotline : (+65) 6397 0444

Examination Preparation for O-Level Students

With 2 more months left till O levels, we know that many of you are trying to ramp up any studying sessions that you have currently. Some of you have been studying at a constant pace, while there are many who are still struggling with basic concepts or doing some last minute cramming.
No matter if you are somebody who is confident about facing O levels yet or are internally panicking as you read this, here are some tips for you to DO RIGHT NOW to prepare for the O levels.

1) CREATE A TIMETABLE FROM NOW TILL THE BIG DAY

The process of planning a timetable helps you to realise the amount of work you have to complete each day to be prepared for the big day. Without a timetable, it is very easy for you to procrastinate and you will tend to push your work till a later date as you will believe that there is still time.
Furthermore, a timetable helps you to study multiple subjects in a day and to ensure that you have sufficient breaks in between studying to maintain maximum efficiency, which are two factors students tend to neglect.
Many tend to just focus on one subject per day, but it is actually easier for your brain to absorb and memorize information if they are of different subjects. There is also no point having a straight 14 hours study marathon if your brain is already saturated midway and you’re not focusing at all. So do remember that breaks are there to help you and not to waste your time.

2) THE TEN YEAR SERIES (TYS) SHOULD BE YOUR BFF

It is common knowledge that exam questions over the years tend to be quite similar with a few surprises. Examiners always like to test on the same concept with just a different phrasing of the question. Since there are 2 months left only, you should definitely be practising your TYS right now. This is because doing it once is not sufficient at all. You should aim to redo the book at least 3 times.
Many students protest about this, as they felt that their knowledge level is still not adequate to be attempting the questions. However, by the time these students feel confident enough, there is simply not enough time left anymore.
Hence, even if you feel unprepared, just attempt the questions and understand the steps behind the solution. It is also more efficient to do so as TYS are usually organized by chapters, and thus, you can get a clearer idea of what you need more conceptual understanding or practice in.

3) MAKE CHEAT SHEETS

Cheat sheets are useful for both everyday uses and for just before the exam. Ever become frustrated because you have seen the question for the fourth time but you still cannot remember the formula to solve that question? This is exactly where cheat sheets can come in.
Throughout your current study period, write down any formulas or definitions you find hard to remember on a piece of paper that is called your cheat sheet. This way, you can always spend a short 10-15 minutes a day reading through this sheet of paper and as time goes, they will be ingrained into your memories.
This is also relevant for questions that you kept getting it wrong. Hence, you can refer to all of these just before the exam as well to remind yourself of the common mistakes you tend to make and the concepts you tend to forget.

4) SLEEPING PATTERNS

If you know that you have many morning exams, please do not cultivate a sleeping pattern of waking up at 12/1 pm daily.
Research has already proven that performance is improved if you studied at the same period of time as your actual examinations. If you want to enjoy this benefit, do start this habit early as there will not be much effect if you just do it one day before the exam.
Also, do you know that humans sleep better in blocks of 3? This is why you might feel more refreshed after a 3 hours nap as compared to a solid 8 hours of sleep. This is because our sleep cycle spans for around 3 hours starting and ending with light sleep with deep sleep in the middle. Wake up in the middle of your deep sleep and you’ll feel extremely lethargic.
That is why you should use a sleep calculator (many available on the internet!) to calculate the most optimum time for you to wake up based on the time you’re sleeping at.

5) JOIN A CRASH COURSE

It might be useful for you to join a crash course where you can consolidate your knowledge, identify your weak topics, and learn how to answer exam questions in the shortest amount of time.
Crash courses, even though intense, are very effective ways to get you up to speed. These classes usually focus on popular exam questions and their solutions, common misunderstanding of concepts, examination tips, and sometimes even provide predictions of O levels questions. You can see why they are so popular nowadays.
So do join one if you feel that you need an extra boost.

“It won’t be easy, but it’ll be worth it”

Creative Writing Classes

Bring out your flair in writing.
Creative Writing Classes For Primary 3 to 6.

Course Name : Thematic Learning in Blocks of 10 Lessons.
Cost : $240/10 Lessons.
Class Size : (max) 10 Pax/Class
Starting Date : Starting in June 2018.

Registration Starts Now!

For more information, please contact us via
Jurong West Branch (KRTC@JW)
Email : jurongwest at krtc.com.sg
Hotline : (+65) 6397 0444

Center Closure during Chinese New Year Break

Dear Parents/Students,

In celebration of the festive seasons, our centre will temporarily be closed and there will be NO lessons on the following days
– Chinese New Year Break : 15 Feb 2018 (Thu) to 19 Feb 2018 (Mon)

All lessons will carry on as usual from 20 February 2018 (Tue) onward.

For any enquiry or course registration, please feel free to call us @ 6397 0444 or email us at jurongwest(at)krtc.com.sg.

we wish you and your family a Prosperous Chinese New Year!

Best Regards,
The Management of Kent Ridge Education (Jurong West)

KRTC Jurong CNY AngPao Lucky Draw

KRTC Jurong would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Chinese New Year.

Hope the new year brings the greatest share of happiness, good fortune, prosperity, productivity and success!

We also have our CNY Angpao Lucky draw, with the following attractive prize:
1st Prize: 3 MONTHS of FREE LESSONS for 2 subjects worth ~$1070
2nd Prize: 3 MONTHS of FREE LESSONS for 1 subject worth ~ $535
3rd Prize: 1 MONTH of FREE LESSONS 1 subject worth ~ $180

How to Participate?
1. Log-in facebook and go to www.facebook.com/krtcjurong
1. Share the post to stand a chance in the lucky angpao draw
2. Comment “PM” to find out more

Each entry will entitle you to the latest 2017 Top Schools Mathematics Examination Papers for FREE!
Or a FREE TRIAL LESSON of any subject and level of your choice.

For more information, please contact us via
Jurong West Branch (KRTC@JW)
Email : jurongwest(at)krtc.com.sg
Hotline : (+65) 6397 0444

KRTC reserve the rights to amend the terms & conditions without any prior notification.