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Parents' Seminar December 2016
by Pamela Lim - Thursday, 8 December 2016, 8:33 AM
 
Parental Seminars

Parental Seminars December 2016

... it is about maximizing a child's potential 

Dear friends,

Many have asked me to conduct parents seminars so I have put together these. It took me a while to get organized. 

Over the last twelve months, things have changed much. Some of my patents ...

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Available courses

Setting the Foundations Right Seminar - 2019

Our hottest selling seminar and meant for parents with preschool children has now been improved and updated. Suitable if you have children aged below 7 years old.

I have never imagined how important those preschool years were, and how early reading gave my children head starts in their academic studies. My oldest son started sighting words at 9 months old because I purposefully taught him to read at 3 months old, while my youngest still could not read at 7 and a half because I had no time.

Yet the methods to teach them to read can be universal once we know their learning styles. In addition to reading, there are many more activities to help them develop during the first six years of their lives, the time when their brain grow the fastest.

This seminar will cover these:

  1. How do I prepare my child to be a gifted learner
  2. How to teach my child how to read
  3. How to prepare my child for academic pursuits
  4. Early childhood thinking skills

Venue: Singapore Management University, School of Law,  Basement 1,  Seminar Room B1-1. Singapore Management University, 55 Armenian St, S179943

Time: April 13, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Nurturing Academically Gifted Children - February 2019

Many parents of older adolescent approach me to help them with their children when they have lost that zest in learning. It is a pity many parents, in their eagerness to push their children for academic excellence, forgot that children can lose that enthusiasm. But that need not always be the case.

I used the preschool years, the first six years of the child's life to teach the most vital skills, including the concept of literacy and numeracy. And then, I used the primary school years to expose my children to all sorts of activities hoping to help them discover themselves and find their passions.  To me, besides basic numeracy and literacy programs, it is important to find out who the child is before he/she reaches puberty and starts to build a personality of his/her own.

From seven to twelve years old, my task was to discover their passion and start to look for programs that feed that passion.  This is important to a parent because the earlier a child understands himself or herself, the easier it is for the parent to guide the child.
This seminar covers how you find out where the child's gifts are, and how to go about accelerating the child in these areas, and start preparing for tertiary studies in the chosen areas.

  1. How do I prepare my child for a differentiated education
  2. How do I know my child is academically gifted
  3. How do I accelerate my school-going child
  4. Finding the passion and igniting it for secondary school, tertiary and beyond

Date: February 23, 2019 at 1400 hours

Venue: Singapore Management University

Price: $125 per pax (50% discount)



All Gifted K-6 Mathematics Course

The All Gifted Course K-6 is targeted at children who already can read and write to those below eleven years old.

The course is different from most others in that it is not grade based. It is designed with All Gifted's methodology of grading students based on their abilities and not age. It advances students based on their potential in each area of maths rather than a prescribed grade-based pedagogy.

In essence, a child is allowed to progress as far as he/she can without inhibition, and in accordance to his abilities. It is therefore suitable for both gifted children who are looking to be stretched, to weak students who need a bit more time.

Based on our research that started since 2012, the system has successfully helped students advance at least 4 years in a few months. Such performance, however, is not uniform across all students, and depends on the child's commitment to spend time on the system, ability and inherent passion for the subject.

Emeritus Mathematician: Pamela Lim, Andy Soh

Alternate Education Pathways - Dec 2016

There will still be ample opportunities to go to the universities, and this seminar will introduce the alternate pathways to tertiary education. It is suitable for parents or students who would like to attend university ultimately and plan early.


Quite contrary to common belief, we shouldn't plan our children's tertiary education only when they are 18 years old. I planned my children's studies when they were about seven years old. Observing what they like to do from young and then prepare them rigorously for their academic pursuits. This is quite contrary to chasing academic results and PSLE scores in the primary school blindly.

To plan with the education end goal in mind is what this seminar is about.

This seminar covers:

  1. Different forms of schooling
  2. Tuition or not
  3. Better ways to supplement regular school
  4. Latest Enrichment and Acceleration
  5. Motivating a school going child to excel
  6. Early entrant to university or dual enrollment
  7. Pathways to graduate from university as a teenager

Date: Dec 10, 2016 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Seminar Room 1.1

Price: $200 per pax.  Early Bird: $150/person or $250/couple till November 15, 2016

*Any cancellation or withdrawal will attract an administrative cost of $50 if notified less than 1 week before the day of the seminar.

Teacher: Pamela Lim

Nurturing Early Primary School Years - December 2016

Many parents of older adolescent approach me to help them with their children when they have lost that zest in learning. It is a pity many parents, in their eagerness to push their children for academic excellence, forgot that children can lose that enthusiasm. But that need not always be the case.

I used the primary school years to expose my children to all sorts of activities hoping to help them discover themselves and find their passions.  To me, besides basic numeracy and literacy programs, it is important to find out who the child is before he/she reaches puberty and starts to build a personality of his/her own.
From seven to twelve years old, my task was to discover their passion and start to look for programs that feed that passion.  This is important to a parent because the earlier a child understands himself or herself, the easier it is for the parent to guide the child.
This seminar covers how you find out where the child's gifts are, and how to go about accelerating the child in these areas, and start preparing for tertiary studies in the chosen areas.

  1. How do I prepare my child for a differentiated education
  2. How do I know my child is academically gifted
  3. How do I accelerate my school-going child
  4. Finding the passion and igniting it for secondary school, tertiary and beyond

Date: Dec 10, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration: Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Venue: Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Seminar Room 1.1

Price: $200 per pax



Teacher: Pamela Lim

Reading K-12 2016-17

All Gifted Reading Program is an interactive, self-paced and individualized program that can be accessed anywhere from mobile or internet devices. The reader will have digital access to fiction and non-fiction materials to strengthen their reading speed, comprehension and vocabulary.
The fee is from 1 September 2016 till end August 2017.

List Price: $50/month

Students are tested to ascertain their reading level and put into the right level accordingly. It is therefore not specific to age but tailor-made for each child.

Our teacher will adjust the reading material for each child according to the history of his/her reading pattern. The teacher will also mark the child's written work.

READING PROGRAM FAQ

How will the teacher find the child's enrolling reading level?

When we get your enrollment with payment, the teacher will assign a level according to the child's age. The first lesson is very important because it is when the system tries to find your child's reading level to pitch the right materials in future reading sessions. Parents should monitor/encourage but not tell the answers to the child, especially in the first lesson.

How does the system pitch reading materials to a child?

The system will present materials that matches the child's reading level to him/her. He/she can choose the topics or genre that interest him the most to read.

After each passage, the child will be presented activities and comprehension questions. When those are done, we will know how well he comprehended.

How does the system level up the child?

If the child is at too high a level due to parent intervention in early sessions, he will get many mistakes, and the system will pitch at a lower level the next session. If the child consistently does well, he levels up. If the child is interested, he/she can do more than one passage a day.

How long should a child spend on the system?

From our research, a child should not spend more than 15-30 minutes a day to do one passage. However, at secondary levels, the passages become longer and takes a longer time. So, as the child progresses, he can spend more time if need be.

How do I maximize the usage of the All Gifted Reading Program?

Ensure the child spends 15 - 30 minutes a day whenever possible to finish one passage, give lots of encouragement but do not answer the questions. The child's reading level, comprehension and oral skills will definitely improve. Trust the system and not try to beat it or the child might find it hard the next session.

Which devices can I use to access the program?

You can use an iPad or computer or any tablet. But for the reading fluency part, recording cannot be done on devices without a recording function, so please check that.

Even though the system can be accessed through 3G mobile phones, prolonged usage is not encouraged for the child's eye health reasons. Therefore, we recommend using the mobile phone as a backup device only.

What if my child is not doing well?

This program is pitched at a level higher than average Singapore system and will be difficult for even high achievers at certain juncture though easy most times. A good curriculum cannot be difficult all the time, or easy all the time. So if your child falls short and becomes 'lower' than his/her assigned grade, don't worry. That will be temporary and he will level up and be ahead of the normal in time. Just be patient.

What if my child is doing really well?

Remember the system does not stop leveling up the child once he/she is really good at any level.

When we find the child capable, we accelerate, so he/she will come to a point where materials are difficult. Be supportive. Don't expect the same kind of results as things get tougher, but help the child understand there's nothing wrong not getting a perfect score every time.

He/She will get his perfect score sooner or later at this higher level, if he/she refuses to be defeated.

When the child has gone beyond the system's level, we will inform the parents to move him/her on to university level courses.

If my child is only reading words and not sentences, is it suitable to enroll him/her in the program?

Our simplest reading level is as below, meant for preschoolers. Please remember that our program is one that is difficult for non-native speakers in Asia. If your child can read most of the words in this passage, he/she can enroll in the program, and we will work with him/her to level up on comprehension.


* In accordance to All Gifted's policy, all rebates, special discounts or partial refund or change of program will attract an administrative fee of $50. No refund is applicable once a program has started, or an access given.

Talent Finder - below 9 edition

This assessment takes 1/2 day of observation, tests and assessments that include:

  • Strength Assessments
  • Academic Achievement
  • Creativity Tests
  • Behavioral Checklists
  • Executive Function

  1. Strengths and weaknesses of the child will be identified
  2. Parent's strengths and weaknesses will be identified
  3. Suggestions on how parents should approach child's learning patterns based on the similarities or differences between child and parent.
  4. If any disabilities is found, suggestions on therapies or intervention.
  5. Suitable enrichment or activities may be suggested based on child's identified giftedness in the different areas.
  6. This is not an IQ test.

The Beginnings - December 2016

This seminar is meant for parents with preschool children.  Suitable if you have children aged below 7 years old. 

I have never imagined how important those preschool years were, and how early reading  gave my children head starts in their academic studies. My oldest son started sighting words at 9 months old because I purposefully taught him to read at 3 months old, while my youngest still could not read at 7 and a half because I had no time.  

Yet the methods to teach them to read can be universal once we know their learning styles. In addition to reading, there are many more activities to help them develop during the first six years of their lives, the time when their brain grow the fastest.  


This seminar will cover these:

  1.  How to prepare my child for academic pursuits
  2.  Finding the gifts of my child
  3.  Teaching a toddler to read without stress
  4.  School readiness
  5.  Early childhood thinking skills


Date: Dec 10, 2016 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Time for registration: 8:30 a.m. Seminar starts at 9:00 a.m.

Venue: Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Seminar Room 1.1

Price: $200 Early Bird: $150/person or $250/couple till November 15, 2016

* Any rebate, partial refund or change of course shall attract an administrative charge of $50.00.

Teacher: Pamela Lim

Reading K-12 2017-2018

All Gifted Reading Program is an interactive, self-paced and individualized program that can be accessed anywhere from mobile or internet devices. The reader will have digital access to fiction and non-fiction materials to strengthen their reading speed, comprehension and vocabulary.
The fee is from 1st January 2018 till 31st August 2018.

List Price: $50/month

Students are tested to ascertain their reading level and put into the right level accordingly. It is therefore not specific to age but tailor-made for each child.

Our teacher will adjust the reading material for each child according to the history of his/her reading pattern. The teacher will also mark the child's written work.

READING PROGRAM FAQ

How will the teacher find the child's enrolling reading level?

When we get your enrollment with payment, the teacher will assign a level according to the child's age. The first lesson is very important because it is when the system tries to find your child's reading level to pitch the right materials in future reading sessions. Parents should monitor/encourage but not tell the answers to the child, especially in the first lesson.

How does the system pitch reading materials to a child?

The system will present materials that matches the child's reading level to him/her. He/she can choose the topics or genre that interest him the most to read.

After each passage, the child will be presented activities and comprehension questions. When those are done, we will know how well he comprehended.

How does the system level up the child?

If the child is at too high a level due to parent intervention in early sessions, he will get many mistakes, and the system will pitch at a lower level the next session. If the child consistently does well, he levels up. If the child is interested, he/she can do more than one passage a day.

How long should a child spend on the system?

From our research, a child should not spend more than 15-30 minutes a day to do one passage. However, at secondary levels, the passages become longer and takes a longer time. So, as the child progresses, he can spend more time if need be.

How do I maximize the usage of the All Gifted Reading Program?

Ensure the child spends 15 - 30 minutes a day whenever possible to finish one passage, give lots of encouragement but do not answer the questions. The child's reading level, comprehension and oral skills will definitely improve. Trust the system and not try to beat it or the child might find it hard the next session.

Which devices can I use to access the program?

You can use an iPad or computer or any tablet. But for the reading fluency part, recording cannot be done on devices without a recording function, so please check that.

Even though the system can be accessed through 3G mobile phones, prolonged usage is not encouraged for the child's eye health reasons. Therefore, we recommend using the mobile phone as a backup device only.

What if my child is not doing well?

This program is pitched at a level higher than average Singapore system and will be difficult for even high achievers at certain juncture though easy most times. A good curriculum cannot be difficult all the time, or easy all the time. So if your child falls short and becomes 'lower' than his/her assigned grade, don't worry. That will be temporary and he will level up and be ahead of the normal in time. Just be patient.

What if my child is doing really well?

Remember the system does not stop leveling up the child once he/she is really good at any level.

When we find the child capable, we accelerate, so he/she will come to a point where materials are difficult. Be supportive. Don't expect the same kind of results as things get tougher, but help the child understand there's nothing wrong not getting a perfect score every time.

He/She will get his perfect score sooner or later at this higher level, if he/she refuses to be defeated.

When the child has gone beyond the system's level, we will inform the parents to move him/her on to university level courses.

If my child is only reading words and not sentences, is it suitable to enroll him/her in the program?

Our simplest reading level is as below, meant for preschoolers. Please remember that our program is one that is difficult for non-native speakers in Asia. If your child can read most of the words in this passage, he/she can enroll in the program, and we will work with him/her to level up on comprehension.

Secondary Math Elementary Level

This course introduces elementary mathematical concepts at the secondary school level. To qualify, a student using the Singapore Math system must have scored 100 and above for Primary 4 Math (Final exam) or pass the PSLE Math with A* (>90% in a school exam).  If the child is not from the Singapore Math system, we will either require them to take an entry test or review their school syllabus. Typically, a student will require Grade 8 or Year 8 achievement in any other country's system to be able to complete the program without being frustrated.

Teacher: Jo-ann Lim

Reading for SAT/Exam Prep

Reading course to prepare for entrance exams into universities. Typically useful for SAT and ACT.


This subscription will last 4 months from the time of payment.

Reading K to 12 - up to 31 August 2016

All Gifted Reading Program is an interactive, self-paced and individualized program that can be accessed anywhere from mobile or internet devices. The reader will have digital access to fiction and non-fiction materials to strengthen their reading speed, comprehension and vocabulary.
The fee is from 1 September 2016 till end August 2017.

List Price: $50/month

Students are tested to ascertain their reading level and put into the right level accordingly. It is therefore not specific to age but tailor-made for each child.

Our teacher will adjust the reading material for each child according to the history of his/her reading pattern. The teacher will also mark the child's written work.

READING PROGRAM FAQ

How will the teacher find the child's enrolling reading level?

When we get your enrollment with payment, the teacher will assign a level according to the child's age. The first lesson is very important because it is when the system tries to find your child's reading level to pitch the right materials in future reading sessions. Parents should monitor/encourage but not tell the answers to the child, especially in the first lesson.

How does the system pitch reading materials to a child?

The system will present materials that matches the child's reading level to him/her. He/she can choose the topics or genre that interest him the most to read.

After each passage, the child will be presented activities and comprehension questions. When those are done, we will know how well he comprehended.

How does the system level up the child?

If the child is at too high a level due to parent intervention in early sessions, he will get many mistakes, and the system will pitch at a lower level the next session. If the child consistently does well, he levels up. If the child is interested, he/she can do more than one passage a day.

How long should a child spend on the system?

From our research, a child should not spend more than 15-30 minutes a day to do one passage. However, at secondary levels, the passages become longer and takes a longer time. So, as the child progresses, he can spend more time if need be.

How do I maximize the usage of the All Gifted Reading Program?

Ensure the child spends 15 - 30 minutes a day whenever possible to finish one passage, give lots of encouragement but do not answer the questions. The child's reading level, comprehension and oral skills will definitely improve. Trust the system and not try to beat it or the child might find it hard the next session.

Which devices can I use to access the program?

You can use an iPad or computer or any tablet. But for the reading fluency part, recording cannot be done on devices without a recording function, so please check that.

Even though the system can be accessed through 3G mobile phones, prolonged usage is not encouraged for the child's eye health reasons. Therefore, we recommend using the mobile phone as a backup device only.

What if my child is not doing well?

This program is pitched at a level higher than average Singapore system and will be difficult for even high achievers at certain juncture though easy most times. A good curriculum cannot be difficult all the time, or easy all the time. So if your child falls short and becomes 'lower' than his/her assigned grade, don't worry. That will be temporary and he will level up and be ahead of the normal in time. Just be patient.

What if my child is doing really well?

Remember the system does not stop leveling up the child once he/she is really good at any level.

When we find the child capable, we accelerate, so he/she will come to a point where materials are difficult. Be supportive. Don't expect the same kind of results as things get tougher, but help the child understand there's nothing wrong not getting a perfect score every time.

He/She will get his perfect score sooner or later at this higher level, if he/she refuses to be defeated.

When the child has gone beyond the system's level, we will inform the parents to move him/her on to university level courses.

If my child is only reading words and not sentences, is it suitable to enroll him/her in the program?

Our simplest reading level is as below, meant for preschoolers. Please remember that our program is one that is difficult for non-native speakers in Asia. If your child can read most of the words in this passage, he/she can enroll in the program, and we will work with him/her to level up on comprehension.


Academic Quotient Consultancy and Strength Analysis

Academic Quotient and Tertiary Studies Consultancy

unlock your child's potential by knowing his abilities, strengths and passions...

This course will help you find out your child's natural inclinations, abilities and talents. With these, the assessor will be able to match possible career or courses to pursue in the university.

In addition, you will find out

  • Is what you want is really what the child wants to pursue?
  • Is what your child wants what you can afford financially?
  • Can your child be who he wants to be with his abilities?
  • What are the courses in the universities that suit your child?
You will need to fill out a list of tests and questionnaires that the parent and child need to go through..

This course will also entitle the family to a total of 2-hour's in-depth discussion of needs and recommendation. A report of possible educational paths specific to each child with a summary of financial costs will be made available.

To be effective, participants have to be at least 9 years old.

Life is what you make of it. You're dealt a pack of cards, your DNA is fixed by your mother and your father. . . ~ Lee Kuan Yew
Assessor: Eric Tham

Research Participation for gifted learners

This is for parents with children who are born in 2005,  2006 or 2007 only.

This project is in support of a PhD research for studying the efficacy of self-paced instruction using technology for gifted students. The observation period is expected to be 12 months, and selected students are expected to:

1. Participate in a free IQ test (WISC-V or an equivalent) at the start

2. Participate in a free Reading program for a period of 3 to 12 months (duration to be confirmed)

3. Participate in a free self-paced Mathematics program for a period of 3 to 12 months (duration to be confirmed)

4. Be tested three times on their achievement on Reading and Mathematics at the start, middle and end of the observation period.

FAQ

What is expected of the child?

1. To attend the IQ test (unless prior IQ tests with results have been done)

2. After the IQ test, we will put your child to the gifted group if he is tested gifted, and the non-gifted group otherwise. The programs administered will be the same, though the reporting will be slightly different.

3. Attend achievement testings.

4. Fill out surveys forms.

What will you receive at the end of the period?

1. Result of the IQ test.

2. Reading and mathematics achievement score at the beginning, middle and end of the observation period, to indicate how the child has progressed during the observation period.

Parental involvement

1. We welcome parental involvement in ensuring the child does his work. However, we do not want parents to participate by giving solutions, hints or answers to them. The child is expected to research, find answers and explore on his own.

2.  We will do intermittent checks to ascertain the efficacy of the research and our online programs. Any parental involvement can be easily detected through such checks. As our objective is to measure a child's performance and not the parents', we will have to leave a child out of the program should we suspect any parental involvement.

3. Parents will also be required to sign a form to approve the usage of any data collected from their children's participation, as well as participate in surveys as and when required by the research.

Availability of reports

1. The reports on a child will be made available to the parent/designated care giver within 12 months after the observation period. They include the IQ test result, achievement tests results taken beginning, in the middle and at the end of the observation period.

2. If a child leaves the program half way, we are not obligated to produce any report for the child.

CBMC ASEAN Convention 2016

These courses were delivered at CBMC ASEAN Convention from September 23-24, 2016. They are available for access free of charge.

Teacher: Pamela Lim

Idea to Business Plan

The seminar is run over two days, and will help would-be and new entrepreneurs work out a viable business plan, tapping on their experiences, passion and knowledge.  At the end of the two days, a business plan presentation will be completed by each participant. Topics covered:

1. Identifying a business idea

2. Developing a business opportunity

3. Workshop: Find a business and strategy that works for you.

4. Ensuring your business is viable.

5. Workshop: Develop your own business plan

6. Financials and why it is important to for business owners to know their numbers

7. Learn the numbers in a day

8. Workshop: Work out the financials

9. Presenting your business plan

Next planned class: July 5-6, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. + homework on the night of July 5.

Signup before June 20, 2014: S$900

Usual Price (from June 21, 2014): S$1,200
Only a limited number of seats are reserved for early signup, and I cannot really extend it.  This is offered so that I have time to work with the Teaching Assistants to profile our participants. So please sign up early.  Thank you. 

Ideation

This seminar is run at ACE for three hours, and will help would-be and new entrepreneurs work out an idea tapping on their experiences, passion and knowledge.

Next planned class: June 25, 2015, 6 p.m. to 9p.m.

Thank you. 

Faulty Parenting

This stack of notes were provided by Dr Ang Yong Guan, a famous Singaporean psychiatrist.

Consultant Psychiatrist: Yong Guan Ang

Alt Path 2018

There will still be ample opportunities to go to the universities, and this seminar will introduce the alternate pathways to tertiary education. It is suitable for parents or students who would like to attend university ultimately and plan early.


Quite contrary to common belief, we shouldn't plan our children's tertiary education only when they are 18 years old. I planned my children's studies when they were about seven years old. Observing what they like to do from young and then prepare them rigorously for their academic pursuits. This is quite contrary to chasing academic results and PSLE scores in the primary school blindly.

To plan with the education end goal in mind is what this seminar is about.

This seminar covers:

  1. Different forms of schooling
  2. Tuition or not
  3. Better ways to supplement regular school
  4. Latest Enrichment and Acceleration
  5. Motivating a school going child to excel
  6. Early entrant to university or dual enrollment
  7. Pathways to graduate from university as a teenager

Date: Dec 10, 2016 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Seminar Room 1.1

Price: $200 per pax.  Early Bird: $150/person or $250/couple till November 15, 2016

*Any cancellation or withdrawal will attract an administrative cost of $50 if notified less than 1 week before the day of the seminar.

Alt Path 2018

There will still be ample opportunities to go to the universities, and this seminar will introduce the alternate pathways to tertiary education. It is suitable for parents or students who would like to attend university ultimately and plan early.


Quite contrary to common belief, we shouldn't plan our children's tertiary education only when they are 18 years old. I planned my children's studies when they were about seven years old. Observing what they like to do from young and then prepare them rigorously for their academic pursuits. This is quite contrary to chasing academic results and PSLE scores in the primary school blindly.

To plan with the education end goal in mind is what this seminar is about.

This seminar covers:

  1. Different forms of schooling
  2. Tuition or not
  3. Better ways to supplement regular school
  4. Latest Enrichment and Acceleration
  5. Motivating a school going child to excel
  6. Early entrant to university or dual enrollment
  7. Pathways to graduate from university as a teenager

Date: Dec 10, 2016 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Seminar Room 1.1

Price: $200 per pax.  Early Bird: $150/person or $250/couple till November 15, 2016

*Any cancellation or withdrawal will attract an administrative cost of $50 if notified less than 1 week before the day of the seminar.

Alt Path 2018

There will still be ample opportunities to go to the universities, and this seminar will introduce the alternate pathways to tertiary education. It is suitable for parents or students who would like to attend university ultimately and plan early.


Quite contrary to common belief, we shouldn't plan our children's tertiary education only when they are 18 years old. I planned my children's studies when they were about seven years old. Observing what they like to do from young and then prepare them rigorously for their academic pursuits. This is quite contrary to chasing academic results and PSLE scores in the primary school blindly.

To plan with the education end goal in mind is what this seminar is about.

This seminar covers:

  1. Different forms of schooling
  2. Tuition or not
  3. Better ways to supplement regular school
  4. Latest Enrichment and Acceleration
  5. Motivating a school going child to excel
  6. Early entrant to university or dual enrollment
  7. Pathways to graduate from university as a teenager

Date: Dec 10, 2016 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Seminar Room 1.1

Price: $200 per pax.  Early Bird: $150/person or $250/couple till November 15, 2016

*Any cancellation or withdrawal will attract an administrative cost of $50 if notified less than 1 week before the day of the seminar.

Alternate Education Pathways

There will still be ample opportunities to go to the universities, and this seminar will introduce the alternate pathways to tertiary education. It is suitable for parents or students who would like to attend university ultimately and plan early.

Quite contrary to common belief, we shouldn't plan our children's tertiary education only when they are 18 years old. I planned my children's studies when they were about seven years old. Observing what they like to do from young and then prepare them rigorously for their academic pursuits. This is quite contrary to chasing academic results and PSLE scores in the primary school blindly.

To plan with the education end goal in mind is what this seminar is about.

This seminar covers:

  1. Different forms of schooling
  2. Tuition or not
  3. Better ways to supplement regular school
  4. Latest Enrichment and Acceleration
  5. Motivating a school going child to excel
  6. Early entrant to university or dual enrollment
  7. Pathways to graduate from university as a teenager

Date: Dec 10, 2016 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Seminar Room 1.1

Price: $100 per pax (50% discount). 

*Any cancellation or withdrawal will attract an administrative cost of $50 if notified less than 1 week before the day of the seminar.

Is my Toddler Gifted?

Rise and Shine

Is my Toddler Gifted?

This seminar was conducted for Rise and Shine during the Educational Fair on the 14th Augst 2016. You will need to register with Rise and Shine to participate in this event.

The topics covered in this seminar includes:

  • Identifying the gifted child
  • Engaging with gifted children and how to unleash their potential
  • How should parenting differ for a gifted child
  • Nature vs Nurture – How can we nurture our child to be gifted.

The access code to this course were dispensed at the seminar

Post Secondary Education/Career Path Seminar

We spend many of our years helping our children get through to primary school. Then, somewhere around the early teens, their characters start to form and they start to have a mind of their own. This is great news. But the problem is, many parents may not have caught up with their teens. Each time we think we are close to know the child, he/she keeps on growing. The times keep slipping through our fingers. Quite often, we fail to understand our children enough to help them plan their educational path and careers well. Time is wasted, and parents find that we are lost as to where to lead them. In this seminar, we will decode how to plan the best education for your children. We hope that through this seminar, parents will have a better understanding in choosing the right courses for beyond secondary school for the child. Whether it is considering a post-secondary, university or post-graduate studies, it is about finding the passion within ourselves first. We will cover these topics in this seminar: The parent-student gap in education How to find the best post-secondary path for your child How to find the best university course for your child The best career for this generation of teenagers and young adults How to have a great start in the best education that leads to the best career This is suitable for parents of teenagers and young adults aged 13 and above, who would like to help their children find a fulfilling educational path. Also suitable for young adults above 16 years old, to know the different options available after secondary school.

Being exceptional at sports and aesthetics

In Asia, we parents place a lot of emphasis on academics. But what about sports and aesthetics? What if your child is gifted in those areas, so how do you nurture them and bring their gifts to the fullest?

I have the opportunity to work with five of my own children and thousands of students on finding their passion outside of academics. Having a passion outside academics is not just important but vital. Many of us find not just fun and happiness doing things outside studying. In fact, most of us will find a career involving one of our passions.

How do we balance these activities with academics? How do we become great advocates? How do we fan that fire in their bellies when they tell us what they want to achieve in their area of passion?
We will discuss all these in this seminar. Hopefully, we will raise more Michael Phelps and Joseph Schoolings in our midst. Definitely a reborn of Mozart among our children, and see Picasso or Steven Spielberg challenged in our era one day.

Topics covered:

  1. When will I know what my child's passion is?
  2. How to introduce new hobbies
  3. When to be serious about hobbies
  4. When the going gets tough
  5. Finding the right coach or teacher
  6. What is a parent's role
  7. Handling competitors/collaborators

Venue: SMU (exact location TBC)

Time and place: January 12, 2019, 2p.m. to 5 p.m. (Registration starts at 1:30 p.m.)

Raising exceptional kids while having a phenomenal career

Some people believe that in order to raise great children, one has to give up a good career. Some people believe that in order to have a great career, they have to give up precious time with their children. Some people want to have it all.

I am one of those who want to have it all. Yet, over the last 15 years, my priorities circle around my children and the home.

My career includes 30 years as an IT person, working from a programmer to the CEO of a GLC, the Managing Director for ASEAN and India of a Nasdaq listed company, as well as being the first and only Singaporean who founded and obtained a first-level Nasdaq-SGX listing for a company as its CEO and its majority shareholder.
I also am humbly the mother of five great children who are all radically accelerated, all homeschooled at some point, out of which four have graduated, three in postgraduate programs. Three of children are also national athletes, one was in the Olympic team, and four finished their music grades before they reached teenage. Some of them have multiple learning disabilities as well.

None of these achievements beat having raised adult children who are now my best friends. We go out shopping and traveling together. I get to be their consultants when it comes to dating, and they are my consultants in social media and fashion.

The magic is in the balancing, and I will be sharing how it is possible for all of us to have it all, prioritize and enjoy both our careers and our families. Children grow up really quickly, I wished someone had told me how to do these better. And now, I will be sharing with you my experience, so that you can do it better!

Topics Covered:

  • Career vs Calling
  • Working with other family members
  • Working with Schools, Teachers and Coaches
  • Leveraging on other resources
  • Raising motivated and capable children
  • Ensuring academic excellence
  • When to give and when to take

Date of Seminar: January 12, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon, registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Venue: Singapore Management University (Exact location TBC)

Alternate Education Pathways - Feb 2019

There will still be ample opportunities to go to the universities, and this seminar will introduce the alternate pathways to tertiary education. It is suitable for parents or students who would like to attend university ultimately and plan early.


Quite contrary to common belief, we shouldn't plan our children's tertiary education only when they are 18 years old. I planned my children's studies when they were about seven years old. Observing what they like to do from young and then prepare them rigorously for their academic pursuits. This is quite contrary to chasing academic results and PSLE scores in the primary school blindly.

To plan with the education end goal in mind is what this seminar is about.

This seminar covers:

  1. Different forms of schooling
  2. Tuition or not
  3. Better ways to supplement regular school
  4. Latest Enrichment and Acceleration
  5. Motivating a school going child to excel
  6. Early entrant to university or dual enrollment
  7. Pathways to graduate from university as a teenager

Date: Feb 23, 2019 

Venue: Singapore Management University

Price at $150/pax (usual price: $250/pax)

*Any cancellation or withdrawal will attract an administrative cost of $50 if notified less than 1 week before the day of the seminar.

Setting the Foundations Right Seminar

Our hottest selling seminar and meant for parents with preschool children has now been improved and updated. Suitable if you have children aged below 7 years old.

I have never imagined how important those preschool years were, and how early reading gave my children head starts in their academic studies. My oldest son started sighting words at 9 months old because I purposefully taught him to read at 3 months old, while my youngest still could not read at 7 and a half because I had no time.

Yet the methods to teach them to read can be universal once we know their learning styles. In addition to reading, there are many more activities to help them develop during the first six years of their lives, the time when their brain grow the fastest.

This seminar will cover these:

  1. How do I prepare my child to be a gifted learner
  2. How to teach my child how to read
  3. How to prepare my child for academic pursuits
  4. Early childhood thinking skills

Venue: Singapore Management University, School of Law,  Basement 1,  Seminar Room B1-1. Singapore Management University, 55 Armenian St, S179943

Time: October 13, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Nurturing Academically Gifted Children - October 2018

Many parents of older adolescent approach me to help them with their children when they have lost that zest in learning. It is a pity many parents, in their eagerness to push their children for academic excellence, forgot that children can lose that enthusiasm. But that need not always be the case.

I used the preschool years, the first six years of the child's life to teach the most vital skills, including the concept of literacy and numeracy. And then, I used the primary school years to expose my children to all sorts of activities hoping to help them discover themselves and find their passions.  To me, besides basic numeracy and literacy programs, it is important to find out who the child is before he/she reaches puberty and starts to build a personality of his/her own.

From seven to twelve years old, my task was to discover their passion and start to look for programs that feed that passion.  This is important to a parent because the earlier a child understands himself or herself, the easier it is for the parent to guide the child.
This seminar covers how you find out where the child's gifts are, and how to go about accelerating the child in these areas, and start preparing for tertiary studies in the chosen areas.

  1. How do I prepare my child for a differentiated education
  2. How do I know my child is academically gifted
  3. How do I accelerate my school-going child
  4. Finding the passion and igniting it for secondary school, tertiary and beyond

Date: October 13, 2018 8.30 a.m. to 12 noon

Venue: Singapore Management University

Price: $125 per pax (50% discount)



Teacher: Pamela Lim

Alternate Education Pathways - 2018/2019

There will still be ample opportunities to go to the universities, and this seminar will introduce the alternate pathways to tertiary education. It is suitable for parents or students who would like to attend university ultimately and plan early.


Quite contrary to common belief, we shouldn't plan our children's tertiary education only when they are 18 years old. I planned my children's studies when they were about seven years old. Observing what they like to do from young and then prepare them rigorously for their academic pursuits. This is quite contrary to chasing academic results and PSLE scores in the primary school blindly.

To plan with the education end goal in mind is what this seminar is about.

This seminar covers:

  1. Different forms of schooling
  2. Tuition or not
  3. Better ways to supplement regular school
  4. Latest Enrichment and Acceleration
  5. Motivating a school going child to excel
  6. Early entrant to university or dual enrollment
  7. Pathways to graduate from university as a teenager

Date: Aug 26, 2018 

Venue: Singapore Management University

Price at $100/pax (50% discount)

*Any cancellation or withdrawal will attract an administrative cost of $50 if notified less than 1 week before the day of the seminar.

Teacher: Pamela Lim

All Gifted K-6 Singapore Mathematics Course - 2019

The All Gifted Course K-6 is targeted at children who already can read and write to those below eleven years old.

The course is different from most others in that it is not grade based. It is designed with All Gifted's methodology of grading students based on their abilities and not age. It advances students based on their potential in each area of maths rather than a prescribed grade-based pedagogy.

In essence, a child is allowed to progress as far as he/she can without inhibition, and in accordance to his abilities. It is therefore suitable for both gifted children who are looking to be stretched, to weak students who need a bit more time.

Based on our research that started since 2012, the system has successfully helped students advance at least 4 years in a few months. Such performance, however, is not uniform across all students, and depends on the child's commitment to spend time on the system, ability and inherent passion for the subject.

Reading K-12 2018-19

All Gifted Reading Program is an interactive, self-paced and individualized program that can be accessed anywhere from mobile or internet devices. The reader will have digital access to fiction and non-fiction materials to strengthen their reading speed, comprehension and vocabulary.
The fee is from 1st January 2018 till 31st August 2018.

List Price: $50/month

Students are tested to ascertain their reading level and put into the right level accordingly. It is therefore not specific to age but tailor-made for each child.

Our teacher will adjust the reading material for each child according to the history of his/her reading pattern. The teacher will also mark the child's written work.

READING PROGRAM FAQ

How will the teacher find the child's enrolling reading level?

When we get your enrollment with payment, the teacher will assign a level according to the child's age. The first lesson is very important because it is when the system tries to find your child's reading level to pitch the right materials in future reading sessions. Parents should monitor/encourage but not tell the answers to the child, especially in the first lesson.

How does the system pitch reading materials to a child?

The system will present materials that matches the child's reading level to him/her. He/she can choose the topics or genre that interest him the most to read.

After each passage, the child will be presented activities and comprehension questions. When those are done, we will know how well he comprehended.

How does the system level up the child?

If the child is at too high a level due to parent intervention in early sessions, he will get many mistakes, and the system will pitch at a lower level the next session. If the child consistently does well, he levels up. If the child is interested, he/she can do more than one passage a day.

How long should a child spend on the system?

From our research, a child should not spend more than 15-30 minutes a day to do one passage. However, at secondary levels, the passages become longer and takes a longer time. So, as the child progresses, he can spend more time if need be.

How do I maximize the usage of the All Gifted Reading Program?

Ensure the child spends 15 - 30 minutes a day whenever possible to finish one passage, give lots of encouragement but do not answer the questions. The child's reading level, comprehension and oral skills will definitely improve. Trust the system and not try to beat it or the child might find it hard the next session.

Which devices can I use to access the program?

You can use an iPad or computer or any tablet. But for the reading fluency part, recording cannot be done on devices without a recording function, so please check that.

Even though the system can be accessed through 3G mobile phones, prolonged usage is not encouraged for the child's eye health reasons. Therefore, we recommend using the mobile phone as a backup device only.

What if my child is not doing well?

This program is pitched at a level higher than average Singapore system and will be difficult for even high achievers at certain juncture though easy most times. A good curriculum cannot be difficult all the time, or easy all the time. So if your child falls short and becomes 'lower' than his/her assigned grade, don't worry. That will be temporary and he will level up and be ahead of the normal in time. Just be patient.

What if my child is doing really well?

Remember the system does not stop leveling up the child once he/she is really good at any level.

When we find the child capable, we accelerate, so he/she will come to a point where materials are difficult. Be supportive. Don't expect the same kind of results as things get tougher, but help the child understand there's nothing wrong not getting a perfect score every time.

He/She will get his perfect score sooner or later at this higher level, if he/she refuses to be defeated.

When the child has gone beyond the system's level, we will inform the parents to move him/her on to university level courses.

If my child is only reading words and not sentences, is it suitable to enroll him/her in the program?

Our simplest reading level is as below, meant for preschoolers. Please remember that our program is one that is difficult for non-native speakers in Asia. If your child can read most of the words in this passage, he/she can enroll in the program, and we will work with him/her to level up on comprehension.

Preparing a Toddler to Read - 2018

Yes, we do have a course to teach a baby to read!
Preparing a baby to read means to making him understand that symbols relate to meanings. The course will teach a toddler to understand and link to alphabets and numbers.

This course is a 6 months' access to materials to teach a baby up to three years old to read. If your baby is older than 2 years and 9 months old, the benefits might not as visible.

Our course is based upon tried and tested methods researched through decades and tested on millions of children.

 Although many children who have been through the program gained photographic memory, we do not have enough statistics to prove that this is indeed true, and thus this is not our claim. While millions start to read at record age, we believe results do vary with the way the parents use the resources we provide.

Talent Finder and Tests Under-9 (Junior)

What is your child's gift and strengths?

Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.
~Albert Einstein

This is an assessment to find out your child's gifts and talents, and then the best way to use his strengths to help him maximise that gift. Each child has a gift and a talent. It may or may not be the same as your own. It may or may not even be what the education system values. In these sessions, we will help you find out what his talents are, and how you can, through your own strengths and abilities, help him to understand himself better and then help him reach his best potential.

What we will do

We will unpack your child and break down the gifts and talents he is bestowed with, we will then rank them, so that you and he know how best he works. We will also work with you and your child to find the rest of the important attributes that are deemed important that may be his weaknesses, so that together, we can work on them.

Why do this?

You can trial and error with your child on what suits him, or spend the time and resource to do this in a methodical way. Our value is to make this discovery exercise faster, less frustrating. Ultimately, we hope the child will learn about himself faster, Assist the parent in getting him what he cares the most, and then have a good outcome in his education.

Teacher: Eric Tham

Talent Finder and Tests 9-16 Edition (Intermediate)

What is your child's gift and strengths?

Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.
~Albert Einstein

This is an assessment to find out your child's gifts and talents, and then the best way to use his strengths to help him maximise that gift. Each child has a gift and a talent. It may or may not be the same as your own. It may or may not even be what the education system values. In these sessions, we will help you find out what his talents are, and how you can, through your own strengths and abilities, help him to understand himself better and then help him reach his best potential.

What we will do

We will unpack your child and break down the gifts and talents he is bestowed with, we will then rank them, so that you and he know how best he works. We will also work with you and your child to find the rest of the important attributes that are deemed important that may be his weaknesses, so that together, we can work on them.

Why do this?

You can trial and error with your child on what suits him, or spend the time and resource to do this in a methodical way. Our value is to make this discovery exercise faster, less frustrating. Ultimately, we hope the child will learn about himself faster, Assist the parent in getting him what he cares the most, and then have a good outcome in his education.

Teacher: Eric Tham

University Course Choice and Path Consulting

University Path Consulting

When I was an academic counselor at the Singapore Management University, I have met with hundreds of students who just came to the university without knowing what they really want for a career. So, I have spent years just counseling students so that they can find courses and paths that match their interests and passion.

This product is an extensive one where I will do the following for the family:

  1. Finding and rank the different gifts and strengths of the child.
  2. Find the natural way in which the child processes information, reacts to situations and think
  3. Discover the passions and motivation for the child
  4. Discover the career goal of the parent(s)
  5. Work out the affordability index with parents
  6. Two sessions of 1 hour session with child and 1 hour with the family to go through our findings and reports

The following are the reports that we will provide for the family:

  1. A list of the child's natural intelligence gifts and talents, ranked from the most gifted area
  2. Findings on the child's strengths and weaknesses, ranked
  3. Proposed areas of interests
  4. Gap between child's perceived interests and abilities and strengths
  5. Gap between parents' expectations and child's abilities
  6. Gap between choiced career move and family financial capabilities
  7. A list of possible institutions to consider for child's university pursuit/li>
  8. Possible paths: acceleration or dual enrolment recommendation if required
  9. Possible list of university courses and recommended paths

As university planning has to be long and deliberate, this is recommended to be done below 16 years of age, and above 10 to be meaningful.

Teacher: Eric Tham

How to make SGD half a million in 2 years

People often ask me why some of my students are wildly successful as entrepreneurs. Since I started teaching entrepreneurship in 2004 in the university at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, many of my students have become multi-millionnaires.

Many have asked me the secret to their success. Indeed, I have seen some students earning tens of millions a year, some even more. And as to why so many under my tutelage are so successful? It is largely because they are hardworking, and they possess knowledge and tenacity.

In this new series of my entrepreneurship program, I will be showing you how to make your own half a million in two years. Yes, I am so confident, that I will refund you the course fees if you do not make your half a buck in two years.

What is the catch? You have to spend one weekend (day and night) with me in a lecture theature doing some serious work. After that, I will track you for a year! You have to be focussed and hardworking. You can keep your day job initially, but I require you to submit your homework without excuse (even if you are traveling, even if your grandfather is getting married). If you submit your work late (without prior agreement from me or the TA) or do not submit your work at all, the agreement to refund will be void.

Pre-requisites:

1. You have to find a way to pay for this seminar fee. I assure you that the fees will be used to build schools in South east asian countries, and benefit many children who are at risk of not being educated.

2. You have to raise some money to buy your own inventory. This is not being paid to me. Normally, a credit of at least US$3000 is sufficient to start buying from your suppliers.

3. You must work really hard during these 2 years (2 hours a day, in addition to your day job). If, in your first year, you make more than half a million, be ready to quit your job.

4. If your family salary is below $2000, on condition that you do (1), (2) and (3), I will refund you all the course fees. If your family salary is less than S$3,000, I will refund you half.

5. Join us with a positive mindset, and be ready to change your own life.

6. You will need a network device, like a laptop, a PC or a smart phone.

Important Note: not all my students are wildy successful financially. There are always those who choose not to pursue, some who have other priorities.

I seldom repeat my entrepreneur series because it takes a lot of effort to organize. So if you are interested, please sign up early. These seminars are often fully booked. 

Change your own life, it is possible. I have witnessed too many to believe otherwise.

* Please note that cancellation of enrolment will attract a $100 fee and cancellations are not possible after March 9th, 2019.