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The Learning Lab is located across the island in the East, West and Central regions.

In the East

 

The Learning Lab Marine Parade Central

87 Marine Parade Central,

#02-00 Singapore 440087

                                

The Learning Lab Tampines Mall

Tampines Mall

4 Tampines Central 5, #05-07

Singapore 529510

 

The Learning Lab Tampines Point
NTUC Income Tampines Point

2 Tampines Central 6, #03-00

Singapore 529483

 

In the West

 

The Learning Lab Jurong East Mall

50 Jurong Gateway Rd, #04-45 to 51

Singapore 608549

 

The Learning Lab Choa Chu Kang Centre

309 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, #05-03

Singapore 680309

 

The Learning Lab Westgate

Westgate

3 Gateway Drive, #04-33

Singapore 608532

 

The Learning Lab Rochester Mall
Rochester Mall

35 Rochester Drive, #02-26 to 35

Singapore 138639

 

In Central Singapore

The Learning Lab United Square
United Square

101 Thomson Road,

#03-03 Singapore 307591

We go beyond preparing each student for tests and exams and also prepare them for life beyond academia.

We have a team of 50 dedicated curriculum specialists who plan and write our curriculum with specific learning outcomes for each level and subject according to school needs. They also consistently monitor the latest updates from MOE to ensure that our lesson materials are relevant to current syllabus and help your child reach academic and learning milestones needed at his or her level.

Our lesson materials are refreshed on a weekly basis and incorporate general knowledge, real world events and trends in technology and science to keep each student captivated whilst broadening his or her knowledge acquisition for exam needs and beyond.

TLL is a tuition and enrichment centre. We are the leading provider of tuition and enrichment services in Singapore and we have been in this industry for more than 15 years.

We believe in giving your child the right guidance and tools to achieve both exam excellence and learning excellence. This means that your child will not only be able to score well in exams but will learn effectively to understand, retain and apply knowledge. Besides learning about the subjects tested in school, TLL will also teach your child how to manage time, apply techniques to identify and analyse question requirements in order to maximise efficiency in applying learnt knowledge.

We strongly believe in empowering each student to achieve his or her best at the exams and in life.

The TLL Student Experience is all about helping your child to build the important Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions. This means that your child will get the right content knowledge that aid him or her to do well in exams. He or she will also be taught the right skills and techniques to conquer specific exam components. Our teachers also guide your child so they can develop positive attitudes to learning / how to be motivated in learning.

In line with national viewpoints, we stopped disclosing PSLE results of our students from 2013. However, we have continued to maintain our tradition of academic excellence, with many of our students at the top end of achievements in nation, school and class, year after year.

Our 2018 course fee schedule is as follows :

Subject Level 4 Lessons (excluding GST) Termly Fee* (excluding GST)
English N2 – K2
P1 – P4
P5 – P6
S1 – S4
$360.00
$390.00
$400.00
$420.00
$1,170.00
$1,267.50
$1,300.00
$1,365.00
Chinese N2 – P6 $290.00 $942.50
Mathematics N2 – K2
P1 – P4
P5 – P6
S1 – S4
$360.00
$390.00
$400.00
$420.00
$1,170.00
$1,267.50
$1,300.00
$1,365.00
Science P2 – P4
P5 – P6
S1 – S4
$390.00
$400.00
$420.00
$1,267.50
$1,300.00
$1,365.00
General paper/ H2 mathematics JC1 – JC2 $440.00 $1,332.50

*One term = 13 lessons.

Registration fee: one-time fee of $80 (excluding GST) per student

Deposit: $120 per subject

Our weekday classes typically start from 3pm with the last class ending at 9pm. 

Our weekend classes typically start from 9am and go up to 6pm.

Class schedules differ by location and depends on demand and teacher availability.

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For TLL Junior (preschool), our class size is on average 6-8. 
Lower primary classes are, on average, 10 students per class.
Upper primary classes are, on average, 12 per class.
Secondary classes are, on average, 14-15 per class.

We believe in assigning homework to our students as a way of evaluating their understanding of what was taught in class. However, we understand that students may be overwhelmed with other commitments and if you do not wish for your child to have any homework, you may inform the teacher, and any homework assigned to the class will be optional for your child.

If your child’s class is affected by two public holidays a term, we will replace one class.  If there are three, we will replace two. (This is only valid for the one specific class; i.e. if your child takes English and Math and each subject is affected by one public holiday, we will not replace any classes.)

We will replace up to a maximum of two classes per term (e.g. if your child misses a class because he is sick, on holiday, busy with school activities etc.)

Please contact us by submitting a form on our website (www.thelearninglab.com.sg/contact-us). Our enrolment team will contact you within 3 working days to discuss your child’s needs and find a suitable class for your child.

You can also call the enrolment hotline 65001350. Please have the following information at hand.

  • Level of child
  • Subject of interest
  • Birth cert no
  • Postal address
  • School
  • Average scores (final semester of last year)

No. We do not believe that a student can appreciate the benefits of our programme in just one lesson alone.

All our teachers are graduates and come from a variety of disciplines. All our teachers are selected with care and for their expertise, passion and belief in giving each child a quality education. Additionally, our teachers are enrolled in a multifaceted training programme that includes modules on pedagogy, content mastery, classroom delivery, relationship management and marking before they enter the classroom.

Our teachers communicate regularly with parents regarding their child’s progress. We also have Student Progress Reports, which are communicated to Parents via the Parent Portal twice a year. If you have questions you may request to speak with your child’s teacher(s) via the Parent portal.

The Learning Lab’s Teaching and Learning Model is a philosophy that embodies what we want for each TLL student. In a nutshell, it contains the core beliefs that drive us to create an enriching and happy student experience for your child.
Some key elements of our TLM include:

  • helping students develop the key knowledge, skills and dispositions for happy and effective learning
  • helping students achieve performance excellence (training for exams and tests)
  • helping students achieve learning excellence (develop key skills and habits for effective learning)
  • helping students to develop a growth mind set in order to continually make positive progress

TLL curriculum can fit your child’s needs because it is very well planned according to school needs and interests by level and subject. This means that your child’s academic abilities will be developed systematically.

For each level and subject, our curriculum specialists have planned specific learning outcomes. This means that our materials are purposefully designed and created to help your child reach academic and learning milestones that are needed at his or her level.

For K1, Hanyu Pinyin is not the main focus. However students are exposed to it in their worksheets and words cards to prepare them for our K2 programme.

For K2, Hanyu Pinyin is an integral part of the curriculum. Students learn the complete HYPY syllabus (including tones and word blends) to better prepare them for their transition to Primary 1.

For Primary 1, our curriculum continues to emphasise on HYPY as students will be tested on HYPY in school assessments. The systematic learning of HYPY (based on MOE syllabus) is incorporated into our weekly curriculum and students are required to do more HYPY exercises in Term 1.

For Primary 2 to 6, HYPY is practised through language use practices, vocabulary drills and mock assessments.

Our lesson materials are directly relevant to your child’s school needs as we monitor trends in MOE schools, exam papers and national exams (SEAB).

TLL also gathers constant feedback from teachers, students and parents to ensure that our materials are useful tools for students and are effective for teachers to use in class

In our lessons, we do encourage students to continually improve. One of the ways to do this is to help students to master concepts or skills and guide them on how to apply this learnt knowledge to a slightly more complex task. This is done incrementally and with guidance from teachers. Our curriculum is not set so difficult that students cannot manage. Rather, we systematically guide students to think deeply and to excel by encouraging them to think deeply about what they learnt and to make improvements with each task they do. This way, they can be more effective in what they do and they can be more aware of their strengths!

A teacher may employ one or a few of several methods.  Our teachers assess the needs of the class as a whole and the time of year (i.e. start of the year, near the exams, post-exams etc)

In class a teacher may modify tasks for students in terms of the number of questions or the complexity of questions for verbal or board work responses.

A teacher may also work closely with parent(s) to talk about homework load and additional ad hoc assignments.

Additionally, a teacher may sometimes assign a “buddy” in class to help any particular student to adjust to academic rigour. Above all, each teacher is nurturing, supportive and attentive, constantly monitoring the needs of individual students as well as the needs of the class.

Heuristics are a set of problem-solving techniques that help us discover the best and most practical ways to solve mathematical word problems. They develop one’s logical thinking and ability to solve complex mathematical word problems.

 

During the early years, students will be exposed to heuristics through tactile and visual learning approaches, such as using tokens and stickers, to build on their fundamental understanding of the various techniques.

Mainstream classes follow the O Level syllabus very closely and are meant to prepare students for the O Level examination.

 

Our IP classes have a bigger focus on higher order inference and crafting arguments. 

IP classes cater to students who go to schools with an Integrated Programme and who do not take the O Levels after four years. In general, IP students study for six years leading to either the A Levels or the International Baccalaureate (depending on the school).

 

Our English IP classes are catered to students who take the A Levels at the end of 6 years, not schools whose students take the IB at the end of 6 years (e.g. SJI, MGS, ACS etc). In general, we do not recommend that students from one stream attend a class meant for another stream due to the differences in curriculum and teaching focus.

 

Our IB classes cater to ACS Independent students in the IB stream ONLY. This is because the ACS(I) IB curriculum for Years 1-4 is very specialised and focuses heavily on literature. Other schools that follow the IB syllabus do not structure their curriculum the way that ACS does, and as such, the TLL IB programme is exclusively for ACS IB students only.

The GEP curriculum covers materials that are only done by students in the GEP programme in schools, for example: genre studies or complex tense grammar cloze passages.

The requirements for some GEP questions are different from mainstream and attending a GEP class would affect mainstream students’ grades as they are marked according to mainstream requirements.

Due to the specificity of our tailored GEP curriculum, a mainstream student might not get enough practice on mainstream components that they will be tested on in their school examinations.