Monday, April 10, 2017

Eye Level Learning at City Square Mall

I'm the type of MUM who loves to expose my kids to various enrichments, trying out new strategies to enhance their learning journey. When Eye Level approached me to do a review, I decided to send Junior YS try out their Math programme. Since he has just started Primary 1 and I felt there is a need for him to have a solid foundation. After one month of lessons, these are our findings:

About Eye Level:
The Eye Level education originated from Daekyo, one of the world's leading companies in the educational service market - it started from South Korea, and currently they have 1258 learning centres in over 20 countries. Although the specifics in delivering the instructions may differ by country, every Eye Level Learning Centre aims to meet the same goal of nurturing problem solvers, critical thinkers, and life-long learners.

Eye Level begins teaching every child at the level most appropriate for his or her individual knowledge, ability and learning style - designs and tailors enrichment programmes so children can learn and progress steadily at a comfortable pace. Eye Level is unique due to its underlying philosophy, which sees learning challenges from the child's perspective.

How is Eye Level different from others?

Individualised learning pace
Every child will go through a diagnostic test to determine his/her ability and progress level. This is to make sure the child is able to master the fundamentals and has a solid foundation before progressing to a higher level. In return, this will build up the child's confidence level. It's the same principal as learning to crawl before you walk and learning to walk before you run.

Learning duration
The lesson is kept at about 30 to 45 minutes per lesson depending on each individual child. I felt that this timing is just nice for the child who has short attention time span.

Continuous and repetition practices
After each lesson, the child will need to bring home a few booklets for continuous repetitive practices. This is to make sure the child understand the concept as well as train on their speed and accuracy.

Every child is required to log in to register their attendance before the lesson starts. An email notification will be sent to the parent's inbox. Likewise, they are required to log out after the lesson ended.

Every time the children come for lessons, they are required to take out their own practice booklets from their folders (nicely labelled with their names).

The teacher will take turns to go through the topic with each child individually.

Junior YS will bring back the learning material and more exercises each week for continuous practices at home.

He started the Eye Level Math from Level 5 Booklet 14 and now he has progressed to Level 6 Booklet 6 after 4 lessons. He is quite pro-active to finish his homework (without constant nagging from me *surprised*) and I realised that his speed in answering each question is getting faster and faster. Of course, the centre has a reward sticker system for him to paste on the map. Once he has accumulated enough stickers, he can exchange a toy from the centre.

The practice books are very colourful and interesting. Thus, it's quite enticing for Junior YS to complete his work without much complaints. He enjoys his lessons there and told me the teacher is very kind to him. No wonder, he looks forward to his weekly lesson at the centre, haha!

Eye Level Math (suitable for age 4 to 14)
Eye Level Math takes the student through a continuum of study areas covering basic skills, as well as advanced concepts and applications. Each level emphasises critical thinking through reasoning skills that students can apply to everyday life.

BTM – understanding the foundation of mathematics
The Math programme allows students to master basic arithmetic operations and mathematical thinking, while developing greater concentration, self-confidence, and better study habits. It cultivates critical and analytical thinking skills with Basic Thinking Math (BTM) and Critical Thinking Math (CTM):
·         Numbers
·         Arithmetic
·         Measurement (application of arithmetic)
·         Equations
·         Relationships & functions
·         Probability & statistics
·         Variables & equation
·         CTM – develop problem-solving skills
·         Patterns & relationships
·         Spatial sense
·         Problem solving
·         Measurement
·         Reasoning
·         Geometry

Eye Level English (suitable for age 3 to 14)Eye Level English starts at the basic motor skills needed for reading and writing, goes onto the building blocks of grammar and phonics, and then to the more complex concepts that allow the mastery of verbal and written communication. The key language skills to be developed are listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Using a thematic and integrated approach, Eye Level provide students with the confidence in learning English through its systematic language acquisition programme.

Programme Fees  (Each lesson is 30 to 45 minutes.)

Note: 1 month’s deposit is to be utilised when the student decides to quit the programme, and students have to give at least one month notice to the Learning Centre.

Once a Week Lesson
Twice a Week Lesson
Eye Level Math
Eye Level English

Currently, there are 19 centres located in various parts of Singapore. Call them now to find out more about their programmes!

Eye Level Global Events:
In addition to their academic programmes, Eye Level organises global events annually to actively encourage their students to discover their oratory, literary, and mathematical talents. Call and check with their Centre Managers for more information on:
    • Literary Award 

Great news! Eye Level Learning Centre is sponsoring 1 month of complimentary lessons for 5 winners in this giveaway! 
(4 lessons - either Math or English)

To participate in the giveaway, all you have to do is:
2. Like and Share this FB post (make sure it's visible by public)
3. In the FB post's comment section, tag 2 friends and tell me why you wish to win this giveaway?

Giveaway Terms & Conditions:
* Giveaway ends 23 April 2017, Sunday 2359 hours (Singapore time) 
* The winner will be selected on 24 April 2017
* Giveaway promotion not applicable for existing students
*Subject to learning centre's class availability
*Only applicable to City Square Mall Learning Centre
* Open to anyone and everyone living in Singapore
* Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
* Winners will be contacted by Facebook PM
* Unless otherwise stated, or agreed upon, the prize is non-transferable
* All personal details provided in this contest will be kept confidential. Only details of the winners will be shared with Eye Level Learning Centre to facilitate the redeeming of prize
* We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice

Congratulations to these 5 winners:  
Chai Ooy Mei
 Robert Sim
Carol Mei Mei Lim
Brenda Lim
JingRong Loh  

Eye Level Learning Centre
City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road
Singapore 208539
Tel: 6509 1317

Disclaimer: Eye Level Learning Center sponsored 2 months of Math lessons for review purpose. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are our own.

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