Mastereign A’cademy provides an enriching and fun-filled environment for students who wish to boost their academic prowess and progress from one level to another. Our niche lies in our ability to provide a holistic learning experience and we constantly seek to use a creative and interdisciplinary approach to impact learners of this generation. This is possible because we are able to collaborate with our other Mastereign entities to customise fusion courses under the A’cademy Fusion label.
We believe that students, like good seeds, are basically pure, potent and full of life force. In other words, if they are sown in good soil, they will grow roots and sprout shoots. With the right measure of care and attention given by gardeners, these young plants will grow healthily and blossom in due time.
In Mastereign A’cademy, we are relentless in matching the best trainers to meet the learning needs of different types of students. We constantly seek to create courses that are relevant to the needs of students and we believe in working closely with all key stakeholders in the school.
StarHub-Central Singapore Nurture Programme,
Central Singapore CDC (Community Development Council)
Since 2012, Mastereign A’cademy was the appointed service provider of lead teachers to support the StarHub-Central Singapore Nurture Programme. It primarily develops the literary strengths of children aged between seven and twelve old from low-income families. The lead teachers worked closely on a weekly basis with a pool of dedicated volunteers to equip these children with fundamental reading and comprehension skills.
In the last two years, Mastereign A’cademy has served more than five hundred children in fifteen Nurture Centres throughout the Central Singapore CDC.
In 2013, we started conducting pre- and post-programme reading tests to measure the reading level and progress of the children in the programme. We also revised their NurturePlus literacy curriculum and provided volunteers training workshops on the use of the enhanced curriculum.
Funtastic Mathematics, Global Indian International School
Funtastic Mathematics was successfully carried out to build up the average pupil’s interest in Maths. It was done through fun and play for a full five hours. Elements such as the ‘Magix’ portion, the logical brainteasers and ‘mathentertainments’ were conducted in a game-oriented challenge environment. The students had to talk and move around to find the answers such that the bright and energetic students in Global Indian International School wanted more and did not want the workshop to end.
Students will find learning English fun when they get to step out of the four walls of the classroom and acquire knowledge and vocabulary from the fascinating world of marine life. This course invites students to the Marine Life Park, Underwater World, Sentosa.
At the end of the programme, students will discover the less explored treasures of marine life and be inspired to write imaginatively or logically with themes on conservation of the marine world as a backdrop.
- Vocabulary Power
- Journal Reflection
- Expository Writing
- Imaginative Writing
- Presentation Skills
- A learning journey to the Marine Life Park and Underwater World, Sentosa
- A portfolio of marine facts
- Personal journal and reflections
- Creative writing
LIKE AN EXPLORER
Students will capture their creative thoughts and reflections through exploring the various attractions in the island of Sentosa.
At the end of the programme, students will learn to write from an immersive sensory approach from their ride on the cable cars to frolicking at the beach.
- Ideas Generation
- Vivid Vocabulary
- Imagistic Language
- Descriptive Writing
- Poetic Literary Devices
- A booklet of poems
- Personal journal and reflections
SPEECH PERFECT (Primary to Junior College)
Students will learn to compose speeches from scratch and deliver them in an engaging and exciting manner. They will be taught key presentation skills that will enable them to capture their audience’s attention. They will be exposed to various forms of texts in order to encourage spontaneity and confidence in their newly acquired skills.
At the end of this programme, students will be able to craft and present their thoughts clearly and confidently and speak before a live audience.
- Overcoming Self-consciousness
- Perfecting Pitch, Tone of Voice
- Structuring Short and Succinct Speeches
- Creating Strong Openings
- Making Convincing Speeches
- Speak off the cuff
- Make an informed choice on the topic for presentation
- Structure their speech using a simple speech outline
- Make a convincing one minute speech
- Participate in a “1-minute Speech Competition”
FIRST IMPRESSIONS (Upper Secondary)
Students will acquire insights of the interviewing process in the real world and what to expect from it. They will be taught to anticipate common questions to bizarre ones as well as be taught specific mistakes to avoid.
At the end of this programme, students will be able to articulate and learn to present themselves in a favourable light in an interview.
- Handling Types of Interview Questions
- Oral presentation
- Role play
- Q & A
- Video recording and critique
WRITE LIKE A JOURNALIST (Primary and Secondary)
Students will learn to write like a journalist and brainstorm newsworthy blog ideas.
At the end of this programme, students will be taught practical skills for newspaper report writing. They will learn to pick out potential stories, gather information, structure an interview and write a report.
- Sniff Out an Interesting Story
- Prepare for an Interview
- Interview People for Stories
- Write up News Stories
- Create and maintain a news blog for the class or school for the purpose of raising awareness of local news and happenings
OF EXPOSITORY AND ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING (Secondary)
Students will be taught aspects of both expository and argumentative writing so as to write logically and persuasively.
At the end of this programme, students will be given references from various sources for expository writing and benefit from step-by-step guidance. In the argumentative writing section, they will be taught the rubrics of argumentative writing and be clear and precise in their writing.
- Brainstorming Techniques
- Linguistic Features
- Organisational Patterns and Structures
- Thesis Statement and Topic Sentences
- Effective Arguments
- Reading and analysing well-known essays and taking annotated notes
- Application of critical thinking skills to produce original essays that are compiled into a book
BEING A PHOTO-JOURNALIST! (Upper Primary and beyond)
Students will infuse text and images to give greater impact to a message.
At the end of this programme, students will learn to write in accompaniment with images. They will also be taught skills in photography to capture captivating images to create their own unique photojournalistic pieces.
- Fundamentals in Journalistic Writing
- Components of Photojournalism
- Composing Photos
- Photographing Subjects
- Lighting and Background
- Editing with Adobe Photoshop Basics
- Participate in an interclass photojournalism competition
- Stunning pieces to be selected to create functional and creative showpieces
Bridging the Language Gap (All Levels)
Students will pick up fundamentals in the language. International students will find this course especially helpful in developing their English Language skills.
It is an ideal course to place students on the RMIT English Worldwide Pathway Program of which Mastereign Enrichment is an appointed partner to teach the courses.
At the end of this programme, students will gain greater confidence in handling the English Language as their fundamental grasp of the language is strengthened and they are given many opportunities to practise what they have learned in the real world.
- Upper Intermediate
- Advanced Plus
- Online Learning
- Academic Skills
- Critical Literacy Skills
- Cultural and Social Knowledge
THAT’S MY THING! (Primary)
Students will be taught to present and showcase their items for show and tell in a positive environment. Activities such as mini role-plays, discussions and oral presentations will be used to ensure fun learning.
TACKLING COMPREHENSION AND SUMMARY (Secondary)
Students will be taught techniques that would enable them to identify specific question types in the comprehension section as well as grasp the techniques of answering those in the summary section. Visual texts and questions that are in line with the new O Level syllabus will be used to give students the practice they need to gain confidence in handling the new exam format.
THE WRITER’S CRAFT (Primary and Secondary)
Students will learn literary techniques essential to writing creatively and to better express themselves. They will be exposed to a range of interesting short stories to understand the workings of various elements such as plot, themes, structure, characterization and dialogue and how they contribute to the entire piece of work.
LOVING LOCAL LITERATURE! (Upper Primary and Lower Secondary)
Students will be taught to identify the structure of the local short stories by Catherine Lim, Ovidia Yu, Tan Mei Ching and Ho Minfong. Through a series of activities, they just may gain a greater appreciation of the texts.
INTRICATE LITERATURE (Primary)
Students will engage in activities such as role-playing, scrapbooking and discussion to help them engage with the text on a critical level as well as draw on their creativity and imagination. Narrative techniques and symbolism will be explored in detail for the selected texts.
- “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White
- “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen
- “Fantastic Mr Fox” by Roald Dahl
- “On My Honor” by Marion Dane Bauer
- “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson
POETRY, MUSIC AND LYRICS (Upper Primary and beyond)
Students will be taught to compare and contrast poetry and song lyrics, discuss the messages within and also learn about poetic devices. There will be many discussions and journal writing before students can translate their thoughts and reflections into poetry.
E’MAZING ENGLISH RACE (All levels)
Students will learn the English language through physical activities that are stimulating and exhilarating. They will learn to work in teams and be pitted against each other in friendly rivalry. Students will be engaged kinaesthetically, both stretching their bodies and minds.
FUN JOURNALING AND CREATIVE SCRAPBOOKING (All levels)
Students will learn new and creative methods of recording events and documenting occurrences as well as be motivated to write and journal more. They will be provided with templates and art materials to create journals that are appealing and which capture significant moments and feelings.