X’MAS 2018 – ENGLISH, MATH & STEM COURSES  
Academic Writing Workshop – Christmas 2018
 
Our intensive academic writing workshop enables students to learn the practical skills needed to express their ideas in an eloquent, skilled and well-developed writing style. The workshops emphasise the two main skills of the most successful writers; to be precise and concise. Students are taught to unpick the grammatical mechanics of the English language, which enables them to use more sophisticated and mature grammatical structures. The skill of successful writing is required for students to excel across a wide range of subjects, making the workshop both enriching and widely beneficial.
The small class sizes mean that will receive plenty of one-to-one support from their tutor to address their individual weaknesses and writing style. They will also, in addition, enjoy the great benefits of reviewing and editing work along with their peers. The workshop is designed to aid students with writing in a number of different styles. Student's creative writing skills are challenged by 'Finish the Story' tasks, a writing format that is now commonly used in UK Independent School entrance exams. Here they will be encouraged to use figurative language and extend their vocabulary. In addition, students will receive guidance on writing to critically analyse, to persuade and to inform. The workshop includes tasks that help students ensure their writing is always evidenced and explained, an essential skill for the most successful writers. Simplistic language is replaced by mature and eloquent phrases, leaving each student with a unique and developed writing style.
 
Suitable for students in Grade 3-8 or Year 4-9
Trains students to write academic essays such as research papers, opinion pieces, personal statements and more
Small class size not exceeding 4 students
 
 
Public Speaking & Debate Workshop - Christmas 2018
 
Our public speaking & debate workshop introduces students to the power of language, allowing them to become skilled and competent users. The course is highly interesting and engaging for students, covering the key topical areas of their generation, including; the impact of technology, globalisation and political and moral issues. Students are challenged to think independently, argue in favor of positions not naturally adopted, assess the relative weight of arguments and anticipate critiques.
Small class sizes enable students to engage in lively and topical debates with their peers, but also benefit from the close attention of their tutor and receiving personalised support. The course mainly focuses on improving students' ability to persuade, inform and entertain through spoken English. Written English, however, is also improved through written homework tasks, by refining student's argumentative techniques and encouraging them to write more precisely and persuasively. By creating an environment where no answer is 'wrong', the workshop offers the perfect course to build students' confidence to ask questions, have a go and think both logically and imaginatively.
 
 
Suitable for students in Grade 5-7 or Year 6-8
Practise and improve both written and verbal communication skills through in-depth public speaking tutorials, writing debate speeches and participating in class debates
Develop a greater understanding of persuasive and informative speaking
Learn the art of “thinking on your feet”, making good points and rhetoric in limited time
Learn how to prepare a speech in a short period of time i.e. 5 minutes
Implement rhetorical techniques via body language
 
 
Critical Reading & Writing Workshop – Christmas 2018
 
The intensive critical reading & writing workshop introduces students to the essential skill of critiquing the work of a variety of authors, and articulating their ideas through eloquent, evidenced and well-structured writing. Students are introduced to a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts over the four lessons including poetry, short stories, novel extracts and media articles. The selected texts are rich in encoded meaning and provide the perfect material to encourage students' to think beyond the superficial analysis of the literal text. The practice of comparative analysis is also introduced to students', enabling them to compare texts on the basis of themes, literary techniques, argumentative style and their relative merit.
The workshop will not only work to improve students' ability to critique, but their ability to successfully translate their ideas into writing. Student's must think about the most suitable way approach and structure their answers, based on the question at hand. The importance of evidencing and explaining every point made is also emphasised throughout the workshops. The course steers students away from the blind acceptance of a text, and towards a more critical and evaluative role as a reader. The workshop encourages speedy and sharp analysis of texts, and reminds students that it is not only important to read critically, but also efficiently. The ability to read carefully and selectively will aid students across all subjects and is particularly useful for examination technique.
 
Suitable for students in Grade 6-8 or Year 7-9
Teaches students to perform critical analyses of all genres of literature
Cultivates sophisticated appreciation of English literature
 
Course
Level
Dates
Day
Time
Code
Fees (HK$)
Academic
Writing
G3-4 / Y4-5
18 Dec - 21 Dec
TUE - FRI
10:00 - 11:30
XM18-AW-1A
$2,640
($440 / hour)
1.5 hours x 4 lessons
02 Jan - 05 Jan
WED - SAT
XM18-AW-1B
G5-6 / Y6-7
18 Dec - 21 Dec
TUE - FRI
10:00 - 11:30
XM18-AW-2A
$2,760
($460 / hour)
1.5 hours x 4 lessons
02 Jan - 05 Jan
WED - SAT
XM18-AW-2B
G7-8 / Y8-9
18 Dec - 21 Dec
TUE - FRI
14:30 - 16:00
XM18-AW-3A
$2,880
($480 / hour)
1.5 hours x 4 lessons
02 Jan - 05 Jan
WED - SAT
XM18-AW-3B
Critical Reading
& Writing
G6-8 / Y7-9
18 Dec - 21 Dec
TUE - FRI
11:30 - 13:00
XM18-CRW-1A
$2,880
($480 / hour)
1.5 hours x 4 lessons
02 Jan - 05 Jan
WED - SAT
XM18-CRW-1B
Public Speaking & Debate
G5-7 / Y6-8
18 Dec - 21 Dec
TUE - FRI
13:00 - 14:30
XM18-PSD-1A
$2,760
($460 / hour)
1.5 hours x 4 lessons
02 Jan - 05 Jan
WED - SAT
XM18-PSD-1B
 
Mathematical Thinking - Christmas 2018
 
This course is designed to guide students through the art of applying mathematics to analytical problem solving and further their critical thinking skills. They are appropriate for any student wishing to further their mathematical knowledge beyond what is taught in schools.
Problems are designed to enhance contextual relevance, complexity, versatility and creativity. They are presented in a progressive structure and designed based on questions found in Thinking Skill Assessment, UK Maths challenge, International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), MAT and other tests that require higher level thinking.
 
Suitable for students in Grade 3-8 or Year 4-9
Emphasis on word-based math questions and forming methods to solve them
Carefully guided instruction to allow students creative problem solving skills to be developed
Comprehensive practice of a variety of new mathematical problems and concepts
 
Course
Level
Dates
Day
Time
Code
Fees (HK$)
Mathematical Thinking
G3-4 / Y4-5
18 Dec - 21 Dec
TUE - FRI
16:00 - 17:30
XM18-MT-1A
$2,400
($400 / hour)
1.5 hour x 4 lessons
02 Jan - 05 Jan
WED - SAT
XM18-MT-1B
G5-6 / Y6-7
18 Dec - 21 Dec
TUE - FRI
13:00 - 14:30
XM18-MT-2A
$2,520
($420 / hour)
1.5 hour x 4 lessons
02 Jan - 05 Jan
WED - SAT
XM18-MT-2B
G7-8 / Y8-9
18 Dec - 21 Dec
TUE - FRI
17:30 - 19:00
XM18-MT-3A
$2,640
($440 / hour)
1.5 hour x 4 lessons
02 Jan - 05 Jan
WED - SAT
XM18-MT-3B
 
STEM Workshop- Christmas 2018
 
Our STEM course offers students an experience of a fun and different approach to Science and Mathematics. STEM elements in our daily lives, and topics favored by children, will be discussed in each class. Students are encouraged to participate in class and personal involvement is the key aspect. Knowledge will be absorbed naturally when students come to understand how things work around us. Through experimenting, researching, deducing, understanding, and manipulating knowledge, they practice their thinking skills. Such experience will be more memorable and personal than traditional school classes.
Suitable for students in Grade 4-6 or Year 5-7
Interactive activities encourage creative and critical thinking
Small class size not exceeding 4 students
 
Course
Level
Dates
Day
Time
Code
Fees (HK$)
iTHINK STEM
G4-6 / Y5-7
18 Dec - 21 Dec
TUE - FRI
11:30 - 13:00
XM18-STEM-1A
$2,280
($380 / hour)
1.5 hour x 4 lessons
02 Jan - 05 Jan
WED - SAT
XM18-STEM-1B
 
Discount & Offers
 
Early Bird Discount – Sign up before 8 DEC 2018 and enjoy 5% off!
 
Bundle Offer A - for grouped students who join the same course
10% off if 2 friends join together
15% off if 3 friends join together
20% off if 4 friends join together
 
 
 
 
iTHINK Education
7/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel. +852 2234 4038 | E-mail. [email protected]