7 Skills Students Should Be Taught in Schools
Crucial life skills shouldn’t wait. Learn more about why these skills matter and how to practice them.
Crucial life skills shouldn’t wait. Learn more about why these skills matter and how to practice them.
Top entrepreneurs of the world receive valuable guidance from their family. Find out what these parents say to encourage their children.
We’re reflecting on our achievements this year and would like to extend a sincere thank you for all your support in 2022!
Is politics a tough topic to tackle? Don’t shy away from informing your child Follow our tips on how to talk to them about politics.
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Literacy is more than just reading and Maths. Can your child understand information in different forms? Here’s 4 types of literacy they need.
Sending in your application for UK universities? Avoid these common mistakes with your personal statement.
Gear yourself for success with our new education programme for 14 – 17 year olds. Our all new StarWorks programme has the whole package!
Should your child study locally or abroad? Watch our talk with HSBC and industry experts on the great debate.
Here’s some enrichment workshops and suggested activities your child can pick up during the summer holidays.
Thinking about university? Here’s a list of our resources and articles for those interested in studying abroad or in top institutions.
Give a boost to your child’s learning this summer with PrepWorks Academy. No deposits, short classes and engaging lessons to be had!
Hesitant about getting a postgraduate degree? Check out reasons why it might suit you and how PrepWorks can help you make it happen!
Study in a top university and work in the UK! Announced in 30 May 2022, Britain will now offer work visas to graduates. Read to learn more.
Suffering from exam stress? Read our blog post for some ideas on how to manage it and enjoy a special discount on tutoring.
Considering what to do for summer that is entertaining and beneficial? Have fun, bolster academics or help the world with these activities.
Increase your chances of entering a top university via our mentorship program. Learn more about it and how it can help you.
Should kids learn coding to boost their intelligence? MIT neuroscientists look at this misconception in education.
PrepWorks is offering a limited time discount from 5 – 15 Apr 2022. Enjoy 15% off when you register a sibling for any of our services.
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Doomscrolling is the new bad habit in the information era. Read about the importance of stopping yourself from fixating on bad news.
Find out how learning has evolved throughout the years. Subscribe to a new style of education with PrepWorks Academy
Find out how the pandemic has changed top university admissions and whether studying abroad is worth the effort.
Change your mindset on ‘uncomfortable silences’ in conversations and use it to your advantage instead. Read on to find out why.
Need to explain COVID variants? We’ve got you covered. Includes additional questions and discussion points for parents.
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Cultivating crucial skills take place at a young age. Here’s 5 ways to develop the in-demand skills in your child.
These top 5 skills are a must for job seekers. Build these in your child by developing 21st century skills.
Running out of ideas for things to do during the school holidays? Read this to find out how you can keep your child productive during their break.
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Stumped for things to do during the school holidays? Click here for 6 ways you can keep your child engaged during their break.
Don’t put off your personal statement to the last minute. Sign up for our 1-day workshop or package today!
Speaking clearly and persuasively is a skill often overlooked by schools. Find out how public speaking can help your child.
Have an upcoming interview with the university of your dreams? Get some quick tips to improve and sign up for our special interview course.
Pave your child’s path to top UK boarding schools and top universities by inculcating 21st century skills. Learn more about them in this post.
Get your child to ask ‘why?’. Learn more about critical thinking, an in-demand skill, and how to cultivate it in children.
The Guide to Studying in the USA for Malaysians The USA is one of the most popular university destinations for international students, and for very good reasons.
Looking for holiday workshops? PrepWorks is here to help! Get discounts when you sign up early or join 2 courses.
Is ‘top university material’ nature or nurture? Read our insightful piece on The Star that covers what our founder learned from experience.
It’s impossible to aim for perfect sustainability, but teaching these habits from a young age can do wonders for the future.
Ivy League applications are significantly different from UK university applications. Check out our new guide to demystify the process.
We’ve missed you! Book physical classes and consultations today. Check out our guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Inspired by student efforts, PrepWorks aims to help students get access to education. Join our talk to support underprivileged children in Malaysia.
Want to improve your writing? Check out these tips from Harvard Linguist, Steven Pinker. Explanations and examples included.
Grab a chance to learn more about Oxbridge by signing up for their Virtual Open Days. Featuring live chat and Q&A sessions.
Our enrichment program, StarWorks, is set up to help bridge the gap between local and global education systems so that younger students can start training their brains earlier.
What are the signs of screen addiction in adolescents? Here are the red flags to watch out for & the steps that parents can take to combat the problem.
Find out how excessive screen time can affect your child’s social skills and what you can do to promote healthy smartphone usage.
Adults are not the only victims in the current mental health crisis. Children need support more than ever. Find out why and how you can help.
We are in the news! We would not have done it without your support. Check out the articles PrepWorks is in via this post.
Learn what makes a top university entry challenging and how PrepWorks can help close the gap a student has.
Is a work experience that necessary? We explore the benefits of a work experience and options you can go for despite lockdown restrictions.
Are you a Singaporean looking to apply to a UK university? Here’s a comprehensive step-by-step guide for UK university admission.
Unsure of whether you should study abroad at a UK university? Here are six reasons why you should acquire a UK university degree.
Choosing a course and career path? Learn why almost half of older millennials wish for a different career path.
Read this exclusive interview with our founder, Tamara, where she answers questions about entering top universities.
Take this opportunity to work on skills outside of school and boost your university application through competitions, work experiences and more.
Find out how PrepWorks provides an edge to students aiming to enter top universities via the personalised support we provide.
Is your child experiencing post-holiday blues? Find out how you can help your child beat the blues and ease back into the school routine.
Unsure of how the new PSLE scoring system will affect your child? Find out what the new scoring system entails & what you can do to tackle it.
Confident learners don’t falter in the face of challenging lessons or questions. Find out about the qualities a confident student has.
Read about how our students got into their top university of choice and they overcome the obstacles they faced.
We’ve interviewed one of our students, S.C. who has successfully obtained a place in their first choice, London School of Economics.
We’ve interviewed one of our students, Jarell, who has successfully obtained a place in both Harvard and Cambridge.
We reflect on the issues students are facing due to the pandemic affecting university admissions, and how our students overcame these obstacles to succeed.
Have lockdowns, and social distancing made the youth less sociable? Find out how you can improve your child’s social skills in the pandemic.
You don’t just need A’s and B’s to be competitive in Singapore’s workforce. Click to learn about the top 5 in-demand skills today!
A positive learning environment leads to a positive learning experience. Find out what makes classes fun and educational through our post.
Get rewarded when you recommend PrepWorks to people you know. Read more to find out about our referral program.
Critical Reading is a vital skill many people do not apply when consuming media. Learn how critical reading can help students in school.
Improve your chances of entering the university of your dream through our mentorship program. Find out how you can work with experts.
Creative thinking is not only in art, but also problem solving. Encourage creative thinking by following our tips today.
What is creativity? How do we nurture it in children? Follow these methods to help kids become more creative.
Mental health matters. We’ve compiled a few tips you and your loved ones can put into practice for your well-being.
PrepWorks is now also in Singapore to provide guidance for top university admissions. Check out the details for our Singapore branch.
Spending too much time staring at your screen? You’re not the only one. Learn about the effects of excessive screen use.
Like it or not, students are going through online classes once more. Here’s a few tips on how to help them focus better.
Entering a top university goes beyond getting good grades. Read our brief guide on university admissions and timeline for some insight.
Get started with your top university admissions early. This post includes a timeline to help students visualise what they need to prepare for.
Is the pandemic causing you to fall behind in your studies? Find out how to catch up with six helpful tips.
Get to know why students who are thinking about living in the UK should study there. Read more to learn about the new immigration route.
Thinking of activities for your kids this December holidays? Make full use of it with PrepWorks’ workshops!
This December, join our PrepWorks Academy tutor, Nadia, in learning how to answer Maths questions in 2 fun-filled workshops.
Creative writing need not be a boring activity. Take part in our Creative Writing Workshop to learn tips and tricks on how to make it fun.
Give your child some stability in education and book their slot in PrepWorks Academy. Interactive, engaging classes for 21st century skills.
Pandemic fatigue is a real issue. Learn what it is and how to combat it with out guide. Stay safe and stay healthy.
From developing skills to paving their education pathway. Learn why parents send their children to top boarding schools in the UK.
Want to know the different types of boarding schools in the UK? Read more about them in our comprehensive article.
Get to know UK’s top 5 universities and what popular courses students go for in these institutions. Includes helpful links to ranking methods.
Critical thinking is the judgement of your thought process. Learn how to practice a skill valued by business leaders and top universities.
PrepWorks has an updated website and a whole new look. Check out our new methodology established to help students succeed.
Studying in a top university gives one an education experience you cannot find anywhere else. Here’s 5 benefits to studying in a top university.
Clarissa has recently joined the University of Cambridge. Learn how PrepWorks has helped her during the admissions process.
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Are your kids building the skills they need for success? Set your kids up with 21st century skills so they can adapt to the everchanging world.
From building empathy to widening their perspectives, find out why kids should keep up with the news and current events.
Learn about Fulfilling Your Child’s Dream of Studying Abroad 64% of parents wished they had started saving earlier for their child’s education* Join our panel of speakers as they share their own personal experiences and views on preparing financially for your child’s overseas education. Additionally, we will be sharing how Covid-19 has impacted the university…
Level up your child’s online learning space to help them focus on classes better. You can even apply this to your own workspace at home!
Financial Education for Children is now available! Starting your child on their financial journey may be challenging for some parents. Listen to our panel of speakers whom will be sharing their view and personal experience on the value of money growing up, and how they teach their children now. Join our Financial Education for Children…
Read about the pros and cons of online schooling and how PrepWorks works around the main problems with e-learning.
Top universities welcome anyone regardless of their background. Follow these 5 tips to find out what you need to do to get in.
“Homework should be banned!” Why kids share this sentiment and how we can overcome it. One of the biggest complaints kids will have about their life is the homework they get. Granted, some students actually love doing homework, but recent studies have shown that students are feeling stressed out from the amount of work they…
Why do kids not read much these days? Despite being surrounded by words, some of them are more content to immerse themselves in games or watching videos. Cultivating a good reading habit can be challenging, but the effort you put into getting your child to read will be well worth it! Read on to find out why a reading habit is good for your child, and a few tips on how to encourage them.
Sign up for our Online Primary School this summer! Worried that your children might be falling behind in their academics? Let them make new friends during the summer and meet highly qualified and interactive teachers from universities like Cambridge, Nottingham and Birmingham University through our online primary school. Our engaging classes provide a global education…
Learning Mandarin made easy For parents, pushing kids to learn a new language they don’t speak at home can be a real challenge. Mandarin is no exception, especially with a completely different writing system. Students may end up feeling left out compared to more fluent classmates, as they lack the opportunity to practice it with…
Are you the ideal candidate for US institutions? Students taking the next step in their education sometimes find the application process confusing. While sending in transcripts of your good grades are a given, universities and colleges look beyond just that. No matter which institution you intend to apply for, your application will be given careful,…
Are you suited for the US or UK’s higher education systems? If you’ve decided to study abroad, there’s always the conundrum of which country to study in. The United States and United Kingdom are both popular destinations for international students, offering a wealth of opportunities, courses and institutions to pick from. The facilities available and…
Empower Your Child With Intrinsic Motivation – Part 2 In our previous article, we looked into why intrinsic motivation is necessary for a healthy, happier mindset and provided a few steps you can take to introduce it to your child. To recap, intrinsic motivation is when someone is able to motivate themselves without the need…
Empower Your Child With Intrinsic Motivation – Part 1 It’s a common tactic to use extrinsic motivation as a means to encourage children to do something. These include a promised trip if they get good grades, or dessert if they finish their vegetables. Although offering rewards makes them repeat good behaviour or actions, children may…
How to Beat Procrastination We all get that feeling once in a while, when we think of the tasks we need to complete today and all the hassle it will bring – sometimes it’s so easy to just sigh and say ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’. Procrastination. Although it’s defined in a rather blasé term by…
The negative impacts of a sedentary lifestyle were being talked about 80 years ago. In the 1940s, a Scottish epidemiologist named Morris investigated the risks of what was then called ‘sitting disease’. He discovered conductors were at lower risk for coronary heart disease than their bus-driving colleagues. When he expanded the study and compared postal delivery workers to sedentary postal clerks, similar results were found.
Prepworks is happy to announce that we can now bring classes to you from the 4th of May onwards! In light of the loosening MCO measures, we can arrange to have a tutor who lives within a 10km radius from your home to travel to you for lessons.
How students handle and respond to online learning will definitely vary due to their personality and preference. A good online learning environment and engaging class are crucial to boost your child’s learning. Joining StarWorks can be a way to help your child accustom themselves to online learning. As the lesson goal is less rigid and not tied to a school syllabus, your child can learn crucial skills at their own pace in a fun and encouraging environment.
Help your child speak clearly and confidently. Some kids are too shy to talk no matter how much you encourage them. Some kids talk too much and end up with a whirlwind of words you just can’t catch up to. Speaking clearly and confidently is a valuable skill that often gets neglected by most, until…
Research from home and gain experience you won’t get from school. Our program costs RM17,500 to have a US professor as a mentor, and RM20,000 for a UK professor.
We’ve already talked about how to design the perfect morning routine, so why stop there? Unsurprisingly, our night-time routine can be just as important in helping us to navigate through our lives as the best version of ourselves. Unlike morning routines, which are designed to solely prepare you for an awesome day, evening routines have…
Since we’re all cooped up at home, your schedules might end up a bit more relaxed. You should be getting your well-deserved rest, and while getting ready in the morning is different from what you usually do, a morning routine can help kickstart your day. It’s not about waking up at 6 a.m. to run…
Why writing skills are vital even in our digital world. It’s often said that kids these days just don’t bother with reading or writing anymore. Gone are the days of writing letters or recording your day in a diary. Why write three paragraphs when you can take several pictures? The media we consume nowadays are…
Stuck at home? We have some cabin-fever hacks for you! 5 tips to prevent cabin fever As the world shudders into a halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone is staying home to prevent the spread of the disease. Even though we know that it’s for the best, everyone, kids especially, can’t help but feel…
Major exams cancelled! What do I do? In lieu of the coronavirus outbreak, many major exams have been cancelled to protect the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved. It is definitely a sad, but necessary decision. Students and teachers have been toiling for months to prepare for the examination, spending long hours studying, discussing past…
With Malaysia’s Movement Control Order being extended to 14th of April, it’s vital to set up an academic schedule for your kids. PrepWorks is now offering online services to make sure your kids can continue learning.
COVID-19: An Explanation for Kids. The coronavirus has affected more than 169 countries, and claimed many lives. It’s difficult not to worry about the illness, known as COVID-19, especially when everyone is talking about it. But what we need to do now is to stay calm and follow a few rules and instructions. Here is…
In light of the lockdown and to prevent further spreading of the Covid-19 virus, PrepWorks is doing our part in taking all our 1-on-1 in-home tutoring, weekly classes, holiday workshops and events online!
How To Remedy A Damaged Attention Span The internet used to be a luxury tool which we only switched on when we wanted to do something specific. Now, it is incredibly sophisticated and what we can use it for is potentially limitless. You may have noticed that these days, most of us have checked our…
Explore our Writing Workshop for 11-13 year olds coming up this Easter if you would like to pull the handbrake on technology and allow your child to discover the wonder in this contagious art form that classrooms might be making too technical and sterile. As for reading, start with a Kindle. Quoting Margaret Atwood who wrote The Handmaid’s Tale : “In the end, we’ll all become stories” so learn to create and write yours the best you can.
People with low self-esteem tend to not be very kind to themselves, judge their own actions negatively, and take on less challenges in life due to a belief that they will inevitably not succeed. Building self-esteem is a process, and it can take time to shift beliefs. Find out how.
The Case For Studying Arts and Humanities In the words of Steve Jobs, “Technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.” Here at Prepworks, we can’t help but agree. It has come into our awareness that the majority of…
To celebrate we would like to extend a special Chinese New Year offer of 30% off all our Oxbridge, Ivy League and Non-Oxbridge Admissions packages.
Results are out! A Message from our Director I can imagine a day like 15th January would be filled with mixed feelings to the extremes – some elated and some huge disappointments. Getting into Oxford or Cambridge is no easy feat and a big achievement. However for some of us who hold ourselves to the…
Why is it that many children find it so challenging opening up to their parents and what can parents do to improve the quality of these dialogues? We hope that this article will provide you with some resources to further enrich your connection with your kids!
Undecided which boarding school to apply for? Join us to meet top UK Boarding School representatives and the Admissions Directors First-Hand!
Need to be more mindful, self-aware and have improved focus in school? Or is 2020 a big year for you – full of important exams and you need to find that motivation, self-discipline and get your study habits on track?
Mindfulness, Meditation, And How To Practice Them: Part 2 In part one of this two-part article, I explained how hitting what could be described as a rock-bottom led me down the beautiful and challenging path of completely redesigning my habits, involving reconnecting with my deeper self and the present moment through practices of conscious awareness.…
Mindfulness, Meditation, And How To Practice Them: Part 1 In this two-part article, our Prepworks tutor bravely shares about her personal experience involving mental exhaustion and transformation through meditation, in the hopes that it will inspire other people to take better care of themselves so that they don’t end up in a similar situation. She…
The Importance of Developing Critical Thinking Skills We live in a society where we are constantly being bombarded with advertising and subliminal messages; so much so, that we are somewhat immune to the fact that these signals are overtly trying to influence our thoughts and behaviours. Let’s look at an average day for evidence of…
“What job can you get with this degree?”
This question would probably be a familiar one to many parents out there worried for the future of their children who will be taking a closer step into the real world.
It is a fair concern as humanitarian subjects such as language, philosophy, history, and many others within the category does not have a direct application to the job market. However, how true is it that degrees such as these would lead you nowhere? Well, according to PrepWorks’ Tutor, Carmen Thong, it is true only to a limited extent.
Ever thought what books your child should have read by the time they were 18? Or just looking for the perfect reading list of educational, inspirational and thoughtful literature. If these questions have crossed your mind, especially for some of us a million times, you are reading the right blog! Below we have a collection of books and their summaries: a list to inspire, to educate and for fun!
Put together by one of our top English tutors, having just got accepted (on full scholarship) to do her PhD in English Literature at Stanford University, PrepWorks brings you their favourite under 18 book list. We recommend you to get these books today or borrow them from our updated PrepWorks library!
As a teacher for over a decade, my question has always been ‘What sets one student apart from another?’ Is it nature or nurture? Usually, by the end of the first class, I have a feeling who will do well and who would need extra help. What did the kids who I knew would do well have in them? What were the qualities I was unconsciously looking out for?
A guide on when to register. It is very normal to think that applying to boarding schools in the UK can be thought of a year in advance, just like any other international school. However this is unfortunately too late by top UK boarding school standards.
Should I send my child to International School, Chinese School, the local system? Is the international school system worth it? What is the value of a Chinese school education – can my child get to Oxbridge that way? Should I consider sending my child to a Top UK boarding school and what benefit does that bring? We interviewed some of our tutors who kindly shared with us their education pathways.
Ever wondered what it was like to be in a Top British Boarding School? How dramatically life would change from the comforts of your own home, from being able to have your own bedroom and bathroom, from feeling the warm sunshine, from having more free time to do as you wish, from eating Malaysian food and from seeing your parents everyday?
Every parent wishes the best for their child. If you are reading this you are probably of the opinion the best is to send them abroad for university.
As November nears its end, some applicants may have already received interview invitations from their respective colleges and universities. After getting over the initial excitement, the nervousness will set in and the big question will be – what can I do to prepare?
At PrepWorks we aim to cover all the skills the normal academic curriculum may not focus on: the skills that are what I would like to call the ‘last mile’ skills. One of these skills is Public Speaking or really the art of Speaking.
3 Handy Tips for 15 – 18 year old students as they approach their final years in high school and begin thinking of the next important step: university.
Simple questions to ask yourself before you pick a degree and university.