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10 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Social-Emotional Learning

  Children of all ages require social-emotional skills to help them succeed in various areas of their education – skills such as recognising and managing emotions, being a good friend to peers, controlling impulses, communicating effectively, and working well with others. At Boutique Education, we understand the importance of these skills to bolster a sense…

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How Do Good English Skills Improve Grades in Other Subjects?

We all know that English is an essential subject for your child to do well in at school. However, many of us don’t realise quite how far-reaching its benefits are. English can support and improve grades in other subjects, and Stanford researchers have even identified that good English skills can actually help students’ achievements in…

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5 Great Ways To Improve Your Child’s Focus

Concentration is like a muscle – it requires regular exercise for it to strengthen. Your child might have relatively good focus skills, but most children struggle with it, affecting their ability at school, self-confidence, and self-esteem. As a private tutor, I teach all ages of children who all have different focus levels. Although it may…

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How Home Tuition Can Help With Summer Learning Loss

The summer holidays are fast approaching and after another unsettled past year, thanks to COVID, you and your children are likely looking forward to a well-earned break.  However, with some children possibly suffering from what is referred to as summer learning loss, it might be worth thinking about some additional tutoring in the long holiday…

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Space – What Are the (Out of This World) Learning Opportunities for Kids?

Kids today are witnessing a space revolution, with the Perseverance Rover recently landing on Mars and companies planning lunar and Martian bases in the near future. Space provides a galaxy of learning opportunities across many subject areas that can be really beneficial for your child. But how? Sparking imagination and igniting curiosity, it’s all about…

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Top tips on how to support your child during exams!

Exam time can be extremely stressful – and not just for your child but for you as a parent! We’ve seen many a parent stress about their child and the amount of work they are (or aren’t) doing, how well they think they’ll do, and the impact it will have on their  future.   As parents,…

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Why you need a Home Tutor to help with Homeschooling

If you’ve decided to homeschool your child, it can be a daunting prospect. Whatever the reason – academic underachievement, a lack of places at your preferred school here in Singapore or a medical condition, for example, it’s a big responsibility. And even if homeschooling might only be for a short time, moving into the role…

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Is Your Child Allergic To Maths?

Subtract the frustration and multiply your child’s confidence with these top tips. Having difficulties with maths at some point in your child’s formative years is both common and frustrating for everyone. If left unchecked, or approached in the wrong manner, this problem can grow into a strong aversion, or even hatred, of mathematics and often…

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The Powerful Benefits of Reading for your Child

    Reading is an essential tool for learning and navigating our way through the world. It helps build intelligence, vocabulary and creativity, with numerous studies showing that reading has a distinct impact on a child’s success across the curriculum. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that many of us parents are anxious for…

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No, But Where Are You Really From? Identity and Transitions For Third Culture Kids

  It’s safe to say that a hub like Singapore has no shortage of Third Culture Kids (TCKs). The term was first coined by American sociologist Ruth Hill Useem in the 1950s, referring to children who spend a significant part of their formative years outside of their parents’ culture. TCKs often feel that they are…