Our Mission and Vision
The Primary Incubator is a community of mentors and students who grow together with integrity, curiosity and grit. Our mentors love students regardless of race, language or religion, just as how Christ loves them. To find out more about our mentors, visit this site.
OUR MISSION is to support primary and secondary school students in the English and Chinese languages so that they not only perform in their language papers but they also see languages as a beautiful tool of communication with themselves and others.
Have you ever thought to yourself:
“What have I done
“I dread going to the parent-teacher meeting at the end of every semester. The teachers say the same thing about my girl. She still writes badly.”
“I see the drastic drop in his English grades and I can’t help but worry. It’s lower than the average score of his cohort! What if he falls behind everyone?”
If you have, you are in the right place.
Hi, I’m Rosalind Ong, the founder of The Primary Incubator.
As a Bilingual Specialist, I help students achieve their personal best grades in English and Chinese languages by guiding them to develop effective language learning strategies and skills.
Having taught local and international students in private and school settings over the last 10 years, I’ve seen many students struggle with languages.
Their eyes would glaze over when they are asked to do language assignments.
They may pay lip service and say ‘ok’ but their work remains undone.
Outside of language lessons, they do not read or practise writing.
Do these sound familiar?
If so, it’s no wonder that you also start to wonder…
…can my children really:
– Get into the schools and courses they want because they qualify with their language grades?
– Put their iPad and Wii aside for a while and take a pen or laptop to write without being forced to do so?
– Pick up a book and share the story with me instead of glueing their eyes to their mobile phones all the time?
– Remember new words fast and not stare at them blankly the next moment?
– Learn and revise on their own without engaging in a tug-of-war with me?
Fortunately, the answer is: “Yes, it’s possible…”
“…if you and your children know the right language learning strategies.”
The Primary Incubator is here to support you with proven language study tips, strategies and materials that have worked well with students from 9 to 16 years old.
How Do I Know My Strategies Work?
I’ve used them to achieve fluency in multiple languages (English, Chinese and Korean) and hold the record of ‘A’ grades and distinctions for English and Higher Chinese in major exams even though I was in the triple science stream in my pre-university days.
All these paved the way for my certifications in teaching and translation as I pursue my passion for language learning and teaching.
And, it’s not just me.
My students have also achieved breakthroughs using my SPEED Language Learning methodology:
Student-Centric SPEED Language Learning
With little voices spurring me on, it has been a heartening journey:
“Remember the game you played with me last time? I L-O-V-E it. Can we play it again?” said my 10-year-old student. He was referring to an English language game I had created 4 years ago to pique his interest in learning. Back then, he had close to zero English literacy and hesitated to speak
“Teacher Ros, your class is different. It’s fun,” my 8-year-old student suddenly commented during a lesson. She was referring to craftwork, creative writing, story-telling games and other language learning activities which she enjoyed doing during my lessons. When she first joined my class, she disliked speaking Chinese. Today, she tells elaborated stories in Chinese. Chinese is now one of her best subjects in school.
“Somehow, I have more confidence in English now,” said my 16-year-old student. When she first came to me, she had just received her GCE O level English results. She had failed with a D7 grade and her morale was at an all-time low. Within 8 months, she gained enough confidence to re-sit her GCE O level English paper and managed to achieve a B3 grade with her existing skills by applying the strategies I taught her.
What Your Children Need To Succeed
Language learning is a long journey. However, we can speed it up and make it enjoyable with the right strategies and activities. Your children need not be stuffed with knowledge for the sake of exams.
The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting. —Plutarch
In this fast-paced information age, retaining an inquisitive mind is the key to success. As your children develop skills and strategies that ignite their interest in learning, they can learn anything effectively on their own.
This is why I created The Primary Incubator — not to force-feed your children with tonnes of information but to help them develop effective language learning skills and strategies. With the right groundwork, they will be rewarded with the examination grades they desire.
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Thank you for dropping by. I hope you can give me a chance to add value to your child’s language learning journey and bright future.
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To your child’s massive improvement in languages,
I had been looking for a responsible and patient English teacher who could motivate my children to learn and I’m glad I heard about Miss Rosalind late last year. Since then, she has been teaching my two daughters and two sons English.
All my kids love to play Miss Rosalind’s educational games and are keen to attend her lessons. This is important to me as one of my boys had previously dreaded lessons by other teachers and even hid under the table in fear.
My kids see her as a mentor and do not hesitate to ask her for help in their work. Miss Rosalind guided my daughter in the writing and interview components of her DSA application and I’m proud to say that she was accepted into a prestigious SAP school before the PSLE results were released.
My P6 girl also achieved an A* for her PSLE English and so did my P4 girl for her SA2 English. My P2 boy attends a school which is well-known for setting challenging papers. He is more playful and used to get 60 marks for English so when he started scoring 80 marks within 6 months of coaching, I was pleasantly surprised.
Overall, I feel at ease putting my kids in her charge.
Mrs Liew, Mother of P6, P4, P2 and K2 children (2017)