Even though it’s only been 3 months, we’re noticing a marked improvement in Buddy’s attention span and emotional regulation. He is a very sociable and inquisitive child but we realised he’s lacking in some Executive Functioning skills. After attending a talk by TLE’s Founder, Michelle, we were convinced that the earlier Buddy masters EF skills, the easier his transition to Primary school.
Many mainstream children struggle in school on a daily basis as they lack resilience and have a fixed mindset about their innate capabilities. The Little Executive develops these essential skills in a fun, hands-on way! I have seen the results on my kids and I can tell you that it works. J has become more conscientious in class, taking more pride in his work while E has started revising her Chinese language readers on a daily basis. Needless to say, I am more than pleased!
Racheal Olivero (Mrs SIngapore 2017), mum of 2
This is the place to be! It’s all about the right attitude towards learning to get any child to cope, be great in life and for the future. I’m truly inspired by their unique approach!
As a preschool teacher, I have learnt that academics is not everything. It’s common for kids to experience failure, being easily distracted, give up easily, scared to give the wrong answer. I strongly agree with TLE’s skills based classes. The 4 quotients - Resilience, Emotional, Intelligence and Executive Function, are crucial in a child’s development. Give your child the right head start that other academic-based enrichment classes don’t offer!
Michelle’s presentation was far from boring. It left a deep impression on me. TLE’s unique programme transforms their fixed mindset into a growth mindset, increases self-awareness and cultivates responsibility. They learn to take ownership of their goals. From a ‘I can’t do my Chinese. It is too difficult’ mentality, he actually set his goal ‘To improve his Chinese.’ For once, as an educator, I am happy to outsource my kids to a meaningful enrichment programme.
Our journey at TLE was very effective. We are really happy with how Camilla has changed. She used to cry a lot but it has vanished, like magic! She is now more confident and has adopted good learning habits and is more motivated. Her teachers in school have commended that she has improved a lot emotionally. We are so happy watching her enjoy school now.
These soft skills are important in giving kids a head start in life by understanding how to be in control of their emotions, actions and behaviours. Thereese has become less distracted and able to spend a longer time focused on something. She’s also more empathetic towards her friends and their feelings. I’m so relieved.
Dr Elizabeth Oei, mum of 4
Thank you to the dedicated and caring TLE team who have helped our little princess rein in her inner banshee in the most insightful and respectful manner. We are loving the peace and quiet. Thank you!
Julian attended TLE’s non-academic P1 Prep Camp and the skills taught helped him to be more confident and able to adapt to P1 very well. At the end of the year, he received the Ministry of Education (MOE) Edusave Learning Achievement Award and I attribute it to the positive learning attitude and behaviours he picked up from TLE. The camp gave them a taster of what the demands of formal schooling entails and he was better prepared for the changes ahead. He has been managing his responsibilities independently, able to pack his school bag properly, take out forms for me to sign, handle his pocket money, and is very happy and well-adjusted. I will chope my spot early for this signature camp for my next boy!
Jennifer Yeo, Director, mum of 1
My son’s journey with TLE has been just amazing! Aaron enjoys his weekly classes very much and thanks to his educators who are so dedicated, patient and nurturing, he has become more independent, resilient and focused. These are important qualities which I believe will prepare him for his Primary school education in the next few years. He has also learnt not to give up, throw tantrums or get frustrated when things don’t go his way and he is acquiring the very important skill of learning to self-regulate. Thank you TLE!
Dr Florence Wong, mummy of Janine
Initially, I didn’t see much change in Janine but at the Progress Tracker meeting, her educator was able to easily point out her difficulties, which impressed me. I realised that while change was happening internally, it took time for us to notice it. Over the years, we have seen tremendous improvement in Janine and she has a very positive growth mindset, is not afraid to try new things, can articulate her thoughts well, focus better and complete activities even if they are challenging. It’s been 4 years and she still enjoys coming to TLE!
We’ve seen a lot of changes in Reyhan especially in school. His teachers have told us that he is opening up more and willing to try new experiences. He’s not a morning person but makes an effort to get up early every Saturday to attend TLE! The educators are very attentive and are a positive influence on him.
Marilyn & Daniel, parents of Lovelyn
Lovelyn has been attending TLE for more than 3 years and she’s become more independent, self-motivated and organised. The educators are passionate and experienced and the feedback shared with us parents about our children is extremely beneficial to help us understand and guide them better.
Lauren, mother of 6
My older girls started attending TLE holiday camps about 5 years ago and really enjoyed them! That’s when I learnt about executive function and believe children need these skills to help them manage. When I had difficulty helping my younger girl with her emotional issues I sent her to TLE for the weekly classes and it has helped her to regulate herself better. I’m relieved that she enjoys the lessons and says she wishes she can go to TLE everyday!
As parents, the subtle changes in Aariz was easily detected. We were able to recognise the “before” and “after” TLE in Aariz. He is now self-motivated and showed his willingness to be independent in minor things in his daily affairs like waking up for school, making his own bed, going to school on his own, completing his homework, etc. These may sound simple, but as parents we all know, these are the little things that progressively build the good character of a person.
We are very appreciative to TLE educators for the strong commitment they show to the children in paving their way - the right way. They are doing a thankless job day in, day out, with great dedication. Kudos to TLE!
Yaoxian, mum of Charlotte and Lincoln
My kids attended TLE for 2 years during their lower primary years, and now they are back for the EF camps. They thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and I love that this is one enrichment that doesn't focus only on academics - In life, there are many other aspects for success! The lessons are always creatively curated, igniting curiosity and interests of the children. I believe this is suitable for all primary school children, all the way from P1 to P6. Can't wait to see the centre opening classes for upper primary too! My children will be ecstatic to continue their journey with TLE
Matthias has been attending TLE for a year. I'm very impressed with all the educators and staff here. It is evident from the way they speak that they truly care about each child.
Matthias has shown improvement in his ability to behave himself, sit still and wait for instructions; something he was not able to do before. When lessons went online for a few weeks, we had a chance to observe the classes and the educators' professionalism can be seen in the quality of the zoom lessons and resources that they prepare for the children.
I am truly grateful for all the love and hard work of the team at TLE in nurturing my child.