Conducted By Top IGCSE Examiners

Success is a standard that raises itself to no one. You raise yourself to its level. 

QE is a leading provider of tutorial and enrichment programmes for secondary and pre-tertiary students. Since our inception, QE has developed a reputation for our highly regarded E3 methodology., intelligently designed to impart content, problem solving skills, and insider strategies. QE’s students have consistently outperformed the national standards, achieving a 89% distinction in 2019, 4 times the IGCSE global average. We have also nurtured multiple scholars, valedictorians, and regularly place students to the likes of Cambridge, Stanford, and beyond.  More than a source of tutorial services, QE encompasses a highly regarded brand of education designed to promote academic success and character development. 

Conducted By Top IGCSE Examiners

Success is a standard that raises itself to no one. You raise yourself to its level. – Quintessential

QE is a leading provider of tutorial and enrichment programmes for secondary and pre-tertiary students. Since our inception, QE has developed a reputation for our highly regarded E3 methodology, intelligently designed to impart content, problem solving skills, and insider strategies. QE’s students have consistently outperformed the national standards, achieving a 89% distinction in 2019, 4 times the IGCSE global average. We have also nurtured multiple scholars, valedictorians, and regularly place students to the likes of Cambridge, Stanford, and beyond.  More than a source of tutorial services, QE encompasses a highly regarded brand of education designed to promote academic success and character development.

QE Curriculum Design Principles

Setting the gold standard in Education. 

Today’s IGCSE curricula is increasingly extensive, memorising textbook content no longer suffices. QE adopts a time-proven exam based teaching, centred on highly targeted drills and definitive questions analyses. We design our curriculum with the following elements in mind.

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Smart Learning

Study smart. Each QE lesson is intelligently designed with carefully selected resources and practice sets to provide effective solutions for targeted learning objectives.

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Exam Focused Learning

Practice makes perfect. QE is highly exam centric; we regularly conduct simulated exams to monitor student learning, recognise learning gaps, and help students develop key problem solving skills.

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E3 Teaching Model

Expose: Question exposure is key to effective learning. Unlike typical classes that begin with textbook content, QE commences with exam question analysis to systematically address learning priorities, deconstruct key question types, and introduce new content.

Elaborate: Next, the class learns textbook content by solving key exam questions. Such ‘learning from doing’ enhances problem solving skills and conceptual understanding for productive learning. Our insider knowledge ensures a highly advanced curriculum with optimal question exposure and hands on learning for comprehensive syllabus coverage.

Execute: Practice, practice, practice. E3 concludes with timed trials and topical drills for targeted revision and advanced application skills. QE’s industry leading question banks are intelligently designed to address all question types, consider the learning style of each student, and maximise knowledge retention. More importantly, we emphasise post practice reviews with respective tutors to leave no questions unanswered.

PREMIUM TUTORS

Junior: They graduated from top IB schools with stellar grades (IB 43+), many of whom are ex QE tutees who have been cherry picked to join our teaching team. Having first hand experience in both the IB and QE courses, they offer invaluable support to students for effective learning and continue to share a proven formula for success.

Senior: Graduates, current, and ex school teachers with minimum 5 years experience and bachelors’ degree with top honours. All QE tutors go through a stringent 3 stage selection. First, screening of credentials for top tutors with proven teaching record at established schools (Mean IB score > 6.5). Next, a personal interview to ensure these candidates are likeable and effective communicators who can lead and inspire. Finally, a session where prospective tutors deliver a lesson to our interviewers. QE works with only the best in the industry.

Examiners: IB examiners who have been teaching their entire careers and consistently rank top among their colleagues. They have experience marking IB papers and know exactly what examiners are looking out for. Students who need pinpoint help for exam skills, answering techniques, and focused drills, often benefit the most. Rest assured, your children will thrive under their mentorship.

Biology

Our IGCSE Biology programme is designed to cope with the content heavy nature of the subject, build holistic understanding of how various chapters are related, and compartmentalise core concepts.

Through kinaesthetic and visual learning, our students develop comprehensive understanding and are best able to learn and retain information. In addition, our curriculum places emphasis on data-based questions and analysis of experimental data, which are key components of the IGCSE biology course. 

Chemistry

Our IGCSE Chemistry programme is designed to build solid grounding in content knowledge, develop skills for practical assessments, and review application skills for evaluative questions; all of which are key requisites of the IGCSE course.

Through questions carefully selected to reflect IGCSE exam needs, our classes address segments like manipulation of numerical data, quantitative questions, and inferences of phenomena to help students gain exposure to an indicative range of questions.

Economics

Our IGCSE Economics programme is designed to help students contextualise key content, develop highly advanced essay writing techniques, application skills, and an evaluative mind for quantitative reasoning. 

Through essay reviews and targeted case studies ranging from the EU monetary policies to US trade sanctions, our curriculum deconstructs each question type and provides rigorous coverage for question analysis, the key component of IGCSE Economics. Students learn to present their analysis in a highly effective manner to adapt to every question type.

English

Our IGCSE English programme is designed to give a comprehensive overview of language mastery, writing skills,, and critical analysis. Tutors methodologically identify the needs of each student and review writing techniques needed to address each question type.

Through rigorous and intensive pitstop practices , students learn to employ a wide-range of vocabulary, use grammar in appropriate contexts, and develop a distinctive style to communicate effectively in both speech and writing. Regular feedback on written work is also a key feature of our course, having proven to be highly effective in language mastery.

Literature

Our IGCSE Literature programme is designed to impart critical skills in text analysis, mastery of literary devices, and writing techniques for literary finesse. 

Through exploration of a holistic range of set texts, students are taught to identify literary conventions specific to each text type, incorporate them into their analyses with strong argumentative flow, and explicate their literary functions. Each class works on materials specifically curated based on past IGCSE questions, with regular feedback on written work a strong emphasis.

Mathematics

Our IGCSE Mathematics programme is designed to build firm foundational understanding of key content, develop problem solving techniques, and build higher-order application skills. 

Through the use of focused practice sets and iterations of key exam questions, our curriculum provides a systematic framework to build understanding and reinforcement, making each session doubly effective for intelligent learning. Trend analysis, key question review, and intensive practices across a broad range of past IGCSE questions are key features of each class. Questions are specifically selected based on the answering skills required, thus exposing students to a wide range of question types.

Physics

Our IGCSE Physics programme is designed to help  develop the right foundation so that students can always work out their solutions from first principles. Each class is carefully designed to ensure that students retain contextual knowledge and learn key problem solving skills. 

Through a well-defined set of questions and real world examples. students are able to identify how Physics concepts relate to daily phenomenon, and better appreciate their importance and relevance in real life. Trend analysis, key question review, and intensive practices across a broad range of past IGCSE questions are key features of each class. 

University Applications Advisory

Success that lasts a lifetime.

University Applications Mentoring has become par excellence for many students to get every advantage possible. From Early Years Mentoring, Personal Statement Review, to Entrance Test Preparations, QE’s multi year program helps students to stay ahead of competition, and build lasting friendships with overachieving mentors from the worlds’ best universities. QE has an unrivalled success rate – >90% acceptance for U.K. and Oxbridge schools, >70% acceptance for Top U.S. Universities. Our students regularly secure offers from the likes of Cambridge, Stanford, and beyond. Read about our U.S, U.K, Medical, and Law School advisory here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

QE was established with you in mind – whether you are struggling academically in school, topping your cohort or achieving average grades, our lessons are designed to help you maximise your potential and challenge yourself. For students who struggle to keep up with their syllabus in school, and require a tutor to help them identify their misconceptions and provide insights on how to improve on their practices, QE’s curriculum is designed to guide you through that. Our tutors have years of experiences honing the skills of students and providing insider knowledge on examination and answering techniques which will allow you to see significant improvement in your academics.

Of course, attending tuition is not a necessity for every student. However, even for students who may cope well in school, QE’s curriculum is streamlined to help you better understand and pick up concepts efficiently. Customised notes and practices are crafted such that you can master topics and subjects in the shortest period of time, and have more time to pursue a greater depth of knowledge in these areas. Students who constantly seek to better themselves find QE’s lessons enriching and eye-opening.

QE works with the best in the industry. Each QE tutor is an IB graduate, IB teacher, or IB Examiner with vast experience at the best schools and knows the curriculum inside out. On average, each tutor teaches 12 classes a week, way more than an average school teacher or tutor does, allowing us to stay ahead of the syllabus and consistently deliver classes at a highest level. We demand such a level of perfection that we only hire 1-2 tutors from every 100 profiles we see. Each tutor is cherry-picked and teaches a customised curriculum built on our highly rated E3 pedagogy for maximum productivity and exam performance.

Yes. At QE, we offer a trial lesson for each subject. What’s more, you only pay for the trial lesson if you decide to sign up for classes, there will be no charge should you decide that you do not wish to enrol with us.

Inform your teacher if you are unable to make it for a lesson; you will be able to attend a makeup class. Alternatively, if the rest of the group class is agreeable to reschedule the class, the entire class will attend lessons on another arranged date.

For new students, we offer a paid trial lesson. This means that:

  1. You only pay for the trial lesson when you enrol.
  2. We do not collect your material fee and deposit upfront.
  3. Only when you decide to continue with lessons, will we itemise the material fee and deposit in your bill.

The joining fees applicable are:

  1. A one-time material fee of $80.
  2. 1 month of course fee as deposit for each subject.
  3. A termly fee for each subject.
Listed fees are for four classes per month; in the event where there are five classes, fees will be pro-rated.
Group class sizes at QE are kept small, at 4 to 8 students, depending on the subject taught. Small class sizes like ours help ensure that each student is given targeted attention from their tutor – tutors are able to monitor their progress throughout lessons and ensure that each student has a holistic and coherent understanding of every concept taught.

We also believe that class sizes should be kept small to facilitate the discussion and discourse between students during lessons. The dynamism and effectiveness of such discussions are ensured by our small class sizes.

Should you wish to form your own group class, we are happy to start with a count of two students and you are free to propose your preferred timing.
Group classes are conducted on a weekly basis over two-hour sessions.

Individual classes are conducted on a weekly basis over one-half hour sessions.