learnMOJO

Master Social Studies and History with learnMOJO

An online coaching programme in Singapore since 2014

~ 70% A1/A2s at the O level exams

Stop wasting time on futile practices and long-drawn tuition classes

And get coached by ex-MOE teachers with at least 10 years of teaching experience each

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Are you thinking about seeking help because you’re unable to guide your child who is struggling in History and/or Social Studies?

Before working with us, many of our students were:

  • Discouraged about repeatedly getting low scores for Social Studies and/or History
  • Hardworking but just couldn’t figure out what was pulling down their grade
  • Coping well in Mathematics and the Sciences but struggling a great deal in the Humanities subjects
  • Eager to do the work to improve, but didn’t know how or where to start
  • Too busy for yet another long and draggy tuition class

Memorising and regurgitating facts alone no longer guarantees an A.

In fact, many students who come to us are like your teen:

GREAT at understanding and remembering the content, but still fail or barely pass their History or Social Studies exams.

Why? Two reasons:

1. INFO OVERLOAD

2. They haven’t mastered HOW TO APPLY what they learn.

It’s like your laptop being crammed with work files, photos and video downloads. And when you want to access a specific file, you have no idea where to find it.

So what’s so UNIQUE about our methodology that has helped hundreds of secondary students to do well in Social Studies and History, and even transfer these learnings to other subjects?

We follow a simple four-step D.A.T.A. methodology:

1. DO

For your child to start improving, he does a weekly bite-sized assignment to show to the coach based on his needs and level.

  • Requires 30 to 45 minutes each week, submitted at least a day before the weekly live online coaching sessions.

  • Coaches will provide an overview and provide guides for new skills

  • Access to coaching support (Mondays - Saturdays) via a private Whatsapp chat group to help your child get unstuck

2. ASSESS

Your child will then hop on a 1-hour LIVE group online coaching session with his coach every week. Each group has no more than 4 students.

During the session, the coach will point out:

a) Easy-to-score areas that your child has missed out, improving his score by up to 5 marks (or MORE) just by tweaking parts of the answer.

b) If your child does well: Show your child exactly why the answer scores high marks, so that he can replicate high-scoring answers for similar questions in future.

Your child will get the chance to edit his answer (or draft a second/third version) to score TOP MARKS, and

CORRECTIONS WILL ALWAYS BE CHECKED AND MARKED.

Over time, your child builds up a bank of his/her own model answers that can be pulled out for exam revision.

3. TEACH

Your child’s coach will help to bridge gaps in his/her understanding of content or concepts.

This helps your child acquire deep understanding of historical and social studies concepts without sitting through draggy and passive lectures.

We point him to the necessary resources e.g. our in-house guides, the textbooks and/or any external resources to bridge those gaps.

We’ll also show your child what to ignore, to save time and combat information overload / fatigue.

4. ACCELERATE

With the first three steps in place, we reinforce and repeat the process.

This accelerates your child’s progress towards his/her ideal grades.

No waffling, no wasting time on long and draggy online or in-person classes.

So that your child has more time to put towards other important subjects as well.

Did we mention? Our Group Sizes are TINY so that your child SAVES TIME

Our groups have a maximum of 4 students each.

Most centres cram 8 to 20 students in a single class with a duration of 1.5 hours to 2 hours weekly.

Keeping our groups small allows us to keep our weekly coaching sessions to 1 hour, shaving off 50 percent of the time commitment on your child’s part.

Your child’s time is a precious resource.

We want to help your child maximise your Return on Investment (ROI).

Imagine what it would be like if your child…

  • Looks at a question, and within seconds, knows what to do to produce an answer that the O level Social Studies or History marker loves…

  • Can speedily break down and make accurate inferences on any Social Studies or History source that is thrown at him/her…

  • Is able to complete the History / Social Studies exam comfortably within the time limit, writing LESS but getting HIGHER scores…

  • Is able to stay calm and formulate well-thought responses to unexpected Source-based Questions (SBQ), Structured Essay Questions (SEQ) and Structured Response Questions (SRQ) that cause other students to panic…

  • No longer feel anxious, lost, confused or discouraged about History and Social Studies, but tackle each exam with calm and confidence.

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Of course, do take your time to decide.

But we need to let you know that keeping our intake small also means that our programmes fill up fast.

We can’t guarantee that there will be seats available if you wait until your child is in Secondary 4 to apply.

Our Upper Secondary Combined Humanities (Social Studies & History Elective) programme is usually FULL by Term 1 of your child’s Sec 4 year, and unfortunately we’ve had to turn away many parents of Sec 4 students.

There are good tutors and tuition centres out there. Why us?

There might be a chance that we’re NOT the right fit for you, of course!

Take a look through the following options to see what would suit your child’s needs better.

Option 1: A qualified ex-MOE or current MOE teacher to be your home tutor (~$480 to $960 a month)

For students who are totally unable to attempt assignments on their own and need someone to sit with them as they do the work.

Typically 1.5 to 2 hours a week.

It’s also the costliest of all the available options.

Option 2: Group classes at traditional tuition centres (~ $300 to $400 a month)

The typical tuition centre class is 2 hours long per week with anywhere from 8 to 20 students in each group.

If your child loves big groups and extended contact time with his/her tutor, that would be a great choice.

But what if he/she already has a packed schedule and has a lot of learning to catch up on?

Can you imagine your child:

  • Spending up to 5 hours a week travelling, attending class, doing homework, and
  • Competing with many more students for the tutor’s attention?

learnMOJO’s History and Social Studies Mojo

With our online group coaching programme, your child shaves off at least 50% of the time investment required, while achieving even better results.

We run them throughout the school year for all levels from Secondary 1 to 4.

The forward-thinking parents we work with (like you) understand that it takes a great deal of time and effort to coach efficiently and effectively the way we do.

To help your child learn effectively in much less time, our coaches put in an incredible amount of effort outside of the coaching sessions to plan, create additional practices, mark and offer personalised feedback on your child’s work, offer encouraging support, communicate with you and track your child’s progress.

Each seat in our programme is easily worth $1440 per month, going by our coaches’ years of expertise and the amount of time and effort they pour into guiding your child.

But our fees are less than half of this amount.

Secondary 1: $290 / 4 weeks

Secondary 2: $320 / 4 weeks

Secondary 3: $350 / 4 weeks

Secondary 4: $380 / 4 weeks

You’re billed on a monthly basis (first bill prorated according to which week of the month you start).

We’d love your child to be with us for the entire year, but you’re also free to learn with us for a month, two, or three.

No minimum lock-in periods; we’re not a bank issuing you a mortgage loan.

As parents ourselves, we believe that our students should be free to seek other options if our coaching doesn’t work out for them.

There are also no deposits, material/admin fees at all.

We trust the parents and students who work with us.

We simply want your child to succeed.

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It breaks our heart to hear a child say, ‘I am just not smart enough’, or ‘I’m just too slow/stupid’.

We believe every child has the ability to improve in Social Studies and History if they follow our system.

Our belief is not founded on wishful thinking. The results don’t lie.

Every year, about 70% of the students at learnMOJO get distinctions in History and Social Studies.

Most of them come to us with a fail or borderline pass grade.

Ready to work with us? Let’s go!

What Parents and Students Say

 

“Mr Ho is able to point out to my child the reason behind why she was not able score full marks in attempted assignments. Additionally, Mr Ho is patient and very knowledgeable in the subject matter, History. I have no regrets in engaging LearnMOJO online coaching programme. The programme itself is very structured, methodical and effective. My daughter has never been able to tackle SEQ and SBQ questions until she is coached by Mr Ho. Give your kids the LearnMOJO advantage.”

Charles Lim

Celeste's dad

2020 O level student (Fail to B3 for Pure History)

Coach: Mr Paul Ho

“Thank you for helping my child to improve in his grade. It’s not easy but Coach Ms Teo is always ready to tailor to his needs and guide him. Great support from admins team too. Always prompt communication via whatsapp. Thank you. Looking forward to continuing our partnership next year.”

Esther Lim

Caelen's mom

2020-2021 Lower Sec History

Coach: Ms Teo Li Hoon

“The programme is very effective! Tutor Kavitha is able to engage with my son in just 30 min. Effectively taught him the key technique of answering questions, especially inference questions. Ms Kavitha is very encouraging and nice! Short and sweet lessons yet effective! I was sceptical at first, was worried that during the lesson, he might not pay attention, play with his devices secretly, not able to comprehend…so on… I was wrong! He looked forward to every lesson as he saw his work improving based on the mini tests at school. It also has given my son a chance to learn on his own pace and with his own effort. Unlike the conventional way of tuition, dragging his feet, travelling to and fro. Online coaching has saved us a lot of time.”

Cheryl Kwek

Tristan's mom

2020 Sec 2 History, C6 to A2 for History

Coach: Ms Kavitha

“Mr Paul was able to teach Nadia the techniques and guide her to express herself much better in history structured and essay questions. As a result, her results improved tremendously from borderline pass in IP1 and 2 to an A in the year end IP3 exams. Along the way, Nadia’s interest in history also grew and she enjoyed her lessons with Mr Paul very much. Thank you Mr Paul for your patience and dedication to help Nadia build an interest in History and improve her grades.”

Vicky

Nadia's mom

2021 IP Yr 3 History

Coach: Mr Paul Ho

“There is personal attention given to me allowing me to ask whatever questions I need. Ms Karen is also very motivating :). There isn’t much of a difference [between online coaching and in-person tuition] since Ms Karen will be there to answer the questions anyway. Saves time travelling for the student/teacher.”

David L.

2020 O level student (B4 to A1 for Social Studies & History Elective)

Coach: Ms Karen Ang

“What I found most helpful: personalised feedback, guided practices and targeted practices regarding weaknesses. It is a lot more convenient & efficient than physical lessons as quite a lot is accomplished in a single lesson.”

Laura T.

2020 ‘O’ level student, A2 for Combined Humanities (Social Studies)

Coach: Ms Charmaine Lappen

“The lessons allowed me to understand the different techniques and skills I needed for essays and source-based questions. They also allowed me to understand the history content much better in a deeper context. I would highly recommend joining the online classes.”

Jaynia

2017-2019 student (E8 in Lower Sec to A1 in History for O levels 2019)

Coach: Ms Karen Ang

“From ‘I hate History’ in Lower Sec to A1 in O levels…your coaching works for her and she saw improvement, hence she is willing.”

Jaynia's mom

Enrol now if you want to see your teen

  • Achieve a breakthrough in his/her History and Social Studies
  • No longer discouraged, demotivated and disillusioned
  • Believe in his/her ability to do well in his/her studies
  • Reclaim his/her sense of self-worth, and no longer say, ‘I’m just no good at this.’
  • Confidently manage his/her own studies, going forward

Enrolment closes when all places are filled.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What will we get when we sign up for the History and Social Studies Mojo programme?

All these goodies:

  • LearnMojo’s Source-based and Structure Essay Skills Guides in one place for easy reference to help your child write high-scoring answers
  • At least one weekly marked assignment with personalised feedback, to help your child know exactly how to improve
  • 1 round of marked corrections for each assignment
  • 1 hour of LIVE group online coaching per week to review completed assignments and learn new skills, which is recorded and stored in the private virtual classroom
  • Access to a private virtual classroom containing all guides and assignments
  • Ongoing support via a private Whatsapp chat group, so your child can seek help with school and learnmojo assignments.

Who is the History and Social Studies Mojo online coaching programme for? And who is it NOT for?

If your child is willing to put in 30 minutes to 1 hour every week to do some extra guided practices, GAME ON!

We don’t care if he is failing right now. With the willingness to do the work, there’s no reason he won’t improve.

This programme is NOT for students who:

  • Do not complete existing school assignments
  • Are unwilling to do any extra practices
  • Expect us to spoonfeed them with answers
  • Want us to provide stacks and stacks of content notes that they may not even have the time to read

Do you offer free or paid trial for 1 lesson?

We don’t have a 1-lesson trial, as we understand that parents and students may need more than 1 lesson to determine if the programme is useful for them. Instead, we have a 30-day Guarantee with a prorated refund.

Try us out for 30 days. If your child doesn’t find the coaching helpful despite doing all the assignments, let us know and you can stop immediately.

We’ll give you a prorated refund of the fees for the remaining weeks of the month.

Just let us know at least 3 working days in advance.

What if I want to withdraw my child from your programme?

We’d love for your child to learn with us until she graduates secondary school, but ultimately you’re in control and can cancel at any time.

This ensures that we do our best and earn the privilege of having you as our client.

Details of our cancellation policy as follows.

Within the first 30 days:

You may stop without finishing out the current month. We’ll give you a prorated refund of the fees for the remaining weeks of the month.

After the first 30 days:

Finish out the current month, and you’re free to go. Let us know at least 7 days before the next invoice is issued. (Our invoices are issued 1st day of each month.)

What happens if my child cannot attend any class due to competition or other official school activities? Can he/she hop in another class on a different day?

As we tailor the the revision plan to each group, other classes may be working on different assignments from your child’s usual group. Hopping in to another class wouldn’t be the best use of your child’s time.

Instead, your child should (a) watch the recorded video replay of the missed session and (b) complete the weekly assignment.

His/her coach will mark the work before the next coaching session.

If needed, the coach will arrange for a separate 15 to 20 minute 1-to-1 review with your child.

In our experience, this proves to be better use of your child’s time.

Got further questions?

Email us and we’ll get back to you as fast as we can. 🙂

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