Skip links

For Students & Parents

For students in top-tier education programmes, flipped learning, academic research, oral and poster presentations, participation in knowledge building and knowledge sharing communities, student-led analytics and big data inquiry are just some of the concepts, approaches and deliverables that are part and parcel of school life. Some students find it a challenge to keep up with, or maintain, the intense pace of learning. Others grapple with insufficient scaffolding. The ensuing stress and anxiety may create or augment disorganization of the student’s brain and study environment. Periods of sub-optimal learning create gaps in learning and functioning.

Students who are not selected to participate in top-tier education programmes also face challenges.  Parents worry that their children may not acquire essential workplace skills such as critical thinking and effective communication. The students themselves are often plagued with feelings of inadequacy and fail to see that they have it within themselves to dream and achieve beyond prescribed boundaries which they have come to accept as their reality. Paradoxically, some of these students have multiple strengths and talents but are unable to ace standardized tests and other assessments to access rich educational experiences within the formal school system.

Who We Support

Students in gifted education programmes (including the Gifted Education Programme (GEP))

Secondary school students (including Integrated Programme (IP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) students)

Students taking the Direct School Admission (DSA) and like pathways

Individuals undertaking personal inquiry-based projects

How We Support

We assist with the following matters.

We help students explore topics and themes of personal interest or relevance through guided inquiry. We facilitate the systematic and habitual consideration and evaluation of multiple perspectives, different ways of framing an issue and the formation, discussion and defence of opinions in a flexible and non-combative manner. Students identify and manage their strengths and weaknesses. They take ownership of processes and products and tell their stories orally or through self-crafted artefacts. We encourage students undertaking personal projects not subject to set rubrics or external considerations to express themselves through frameworks and media that are different from what they are accustomed to.

We provide support as required in any aspect, and at any phase, of school-based project work to complement school-based research, writing and coaching initiatives. We place particular emphasis on the management of interpersonal communication and offer cognitive strategies for achieving effective relationships. We also explicitly teach conflict resolution techniques. We have been involved in projects featured at national exhibitions which showcase student researchers’ work. For the avoidance of doubt, please be informed that we do not provide language tuition or language enrichment programmes. We also do not offer ghost writing, proof reading or editing services.

Some students may come to a stage in their lives when they discover that skills, habits and approaches which helped them succeed at a previous level do not seem adequate or relevant anymore. Others who have breezed through school and life intuitively may suddenly find themselves at a loss for what to do. Yet others struggle when they question aspects of their sense of self. We explore how existing resources can be built upon and offer solution-oriented pedagogical intervention to help students make sense of, manage and redirect their thoughts, emotions and actions.

Everyone faces ethical and moral dilemmas in their daily lives. We encourage students to make genuine and concerted attempts to consider such dilemmas long before they get caught up in the busyness of the workplace and adult life. While some schools offer explicit instruction in such matters, we find that many youths and young adults overestimate their capacity to make ‘good’ decisions at their point of entry into the workforce and, sometimes, well beyond. For this reason, we offer discourse on ethics, morality and decision-making with a particular focus on accountability to self and others.

We work with our clients in person, virtually or in hybrid environments by way of individual consultations and customized programmes.

Confidentiality

Our work with our clients is confidential. We do not provide identifying details of our clients and their work. Artefacts created by, or relating to, consenting students are accessible via the Internet or available for inspection at our office premises.

Collaboration

We work within a social pedagogical framework for multi-professional collaboration as required.