Specialist Tutoring FAQ

Our students require a psychological assessment with a confirmed diagnosis of a Specific Learning Difference such as Dyslexia, ADHD, Maths difficulties. This will enable the Specialist Teachers to provide support that is based on the learning needs of the student. 

Students who are below 6 years do not require a formal diagnosis

The Specialist Tutoring Programme is guided by the following Orton Gillingham principles:

  • Language-based
  • Structured, cumulative and sequential
  • Simultaneously multi-sensory
  • Emotionally sound
  • Cognitive

An IEP is the Education Plan which the Specialist teacher customises for your child. This is used to define clear SMART targets for the duration of the support given at DAS International with the student. The targets and objectives given will have both long term and short term for your child should be:

  • Specific
  • Manageable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

The IEP is shared with parents with input from them, after the 2nd session so that there is a clear understanding of the expectation and the targets that are in place for the duration of the block.

Based on the targets set on the students IEP, a progress report will be shared with parents after the completion of either a 10 or 20 session block. Targets are revised and a IEP which is dynamic is then updated.

We see parents as partners in supporting the child. Our Specialist Teachers provide regular updates to parents through their preferred means of communication. Parent/teacher face-to-face meeting is also conducted to formally discuss the child’s progress.

Through active dialogue with permission from the parent, we meet up with the child’s learning support and classroom teacher along with the parents. This is vital in ensuring that our support is relevant to the needs of the child and is transferable to his curriculum.

SPECIALIST TUTORING FEES

Fees below are for Specialist Tutoring, Curriculum-Based Remediation and Intensive Tutoring.

Programme  Fees Effective from January 2019 
 Specialist Tutoring Fees (1-hour session) Specialist Senior Specialist
1 Session $145 $160
5 Sessions $725 $800
10 Sessions $1,450 $1,600
20 Sessions (Afer 10% discount) $2,610 $2,880
Specialist Tutoring Fees (1.5-hour session) Specialist Senior Specialist
1 Session  $217.50 $240
5 Sessions $1,087.50 $1,200
10 Sessions $2,175 $2,400
20 Sessions (After 10% discount) $3,915 $4,320


 Fees are inclusive of GST.

With effect from January 2019

You can complete the Online application form here: https://i.das.org.sg/das/maf_new 

For more info, call 6444 5700 (Mon to Fri, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm)

Parents are informed of placement by the Centre Managers. Depending on the requests for classes and the requested centres, the waiting time for classes would be approximately 3 to 4 weeks upon receipt of application. Parents will be informed should the wait be longer or sooner. An offer of placement will then be generated depending on the preferred block of sessions. 

Depending on the requested programme, the minimum class attendance is once a week while some students attend up to 5 times a week for curriculum support. 

Lessons are conducted at the following DAS Learning Centres:

  • REX
  • Chinatown Point
  • Parkway Parade
  • Queenstown
  • Jurong Point
  • Bishan Junction 8.

Depending on the availability of classes alternative centres may be given. We will do our best to accommodate to parents' request. 

Online tutoring is conducted for both local and overseas clients. Some of our students attend the lessons onsite at our learning centre and have an online session at home.

For more info on Online Specialist Tutoring, check out the following:

All you need to know about Online Specialist Tutoring

FAQs

 

Depending on the schools, we can certainly look into the option of in-school support. Sessions are conducted during the child’s curriculum time.

The Specialist Tutoring Programme is guided by the following Orton Gillingham principles:

  • Language-based
  • Structured, cumulative and sequential
  • Simultaneously multi-sensory
  • Emotionally sound
  • Cognitive

We conduct make-up sessions if we have received notice before 12pm in the case of students attending the afternoon sessions. Alternatively, we will also accept a Medical Chit informing that the child is ill. For students attending the morning sessions, we should receive notice the day before. Otherwise, without notice the missed session will be billed as the Specialist teacher had planned for the session.