Testimonials

After a series of private speech classes with us, Stephanie Hsi participated in the 66th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival and was placed in the Top 5 participants in the Solo Verse Speaking Competition. We at The Open Classroom would like to congratulate Stephanie on her latest achievement!

Program:
Interview, Writing, Resume, Speech Private

Stephanie Hsi

P2, SPCC Primary School

My daughter took private lessons with The Open Classroom for four months before she attended the admission tests in three top international schools in Hong Kong last year. She passed the tests and got admitted to the school of our top choice. My daughter has been a student of The Open Classroom since its inception. The teachers understand very well about her strength and area of development. They designed a very effective program to customize her needs. The results have been very satisfactory. We are very grateful.

Program:
Private Tutoring

Sonia

Parent of Y11 , CIS

Hebe Tang (Yew Chung and alumni of our 2014 YLOT program) took private interview classes with Ms. Agnes and was successfully accepted into Li Po Chun United World College after three competitive rounds of interview. Congratulations to Hebe!

Program:
Interview, Writing, Resume, Speech Private

Hebe Tang

, Yew Chung International School HK

Agnes is a really great teacher. She not only helped me with my SSAT but she also helped with school. She is not only a teacher but a friend too. Whenever I am learning with Agnes she always finds a way to make each lesson fun and I never have to be hesitant to ask questions if there is something I don't understand. My SSAT class with Agnes really helped and I owe my great SSAT score to her.

Program:
Intensive SSAT

Amanda

G7 , HKIS

This year I applied to boarding school and successfully got into Choate Rosemary Hall! This would never have happened had I not taken the SSAT and private classes offered at the Open Classroom. Prior to taking the class, my vocabulary was sub-par and my initial SSAT score was unsatisfactory. The class educated me on testing strategies, writing techniques and vocabulary. These all came in useful in my final SSAT test. I am grateful to the instructors.

Program:
Intensive SSAT

Matthew

Year 9, GSIS

The Open Classroom has been a terrific experience over the last two years. Our daughter has been participating in various modules since The Open Classroom started and we couldn't be happier. The Open Classroom helps young people build confidence while learning about interesting and socially meaningful topics such as fair trade and helping people with disabilities. Most recently our daughter has taken part in an Intensive Writing module as well as an SSAT Preparation course. The time and attention that the instructors have provided has given our daughter significantly more confidence and meaningful advantage. In the end our daughter was accepted at both of her target boarding schools. More importantly, however, we feel the students are really inspired by the instructors and look forward to attending. We fully recommend The Open Classroom as a wonderful supplement to any child's education.

Program:
Private Tutoring

Eric

Parent of G7 , HKIS

After doing poetry workshops with Mr. William Wong, Christopher Chow participated in the annual Hong Kong Young Writers Awards. For his submission, he wrote a masterful and eloquent poem about the Pearl River Delta. His poem was selected as one of the award-winning works, and will be published in the upcoming HKYWA Anthology. We at The Open Classroom are delighted and would like to congratulate him on his achievement.

Program:
Private Tutoring

Christopher Chow

P5, ISF

I really enjoyed learning at the Open Classroom this year for writing and SSAT prep. I learnt so much in the past few months here. One of the most useful studying tools that have been used to help me learn are the mock SSAT section tests I was given to take, which are just like the sections on the actual SSAT test. I enjoyed seeing my mock test math scores went from sub-par to slowly improving and hopefully will keep going up.  I've also really enjoyed being taught by my teacher here. She's always really kind and helpful and is always coming up with creative ways to explain difficult ideas to me. I will definitely be coming back for more courses next year.

Program:
Intensive SSAT

Sharon

G7, HKIS

Whitney Deng takes private lessons with Miss Yvonne Chu. Recently, she was one of the students to be nominated by her school to participate in the Hong Kong Young Writers Awards. We are very proud of her hard work, and we wish her the best of luck in the upcoming competition!

Program:
Interview, Writing, Resume, Speech Private

Whitney Deng

Form 1, Maryknoll Convent School

This year, I was applying for the University of Hong Kong's fast track program. Having had no experience with college admissions, I decided to take classes at The Open Classroom. My teacher first helped me with the personal statement, she guided me through what I was expected to write and even gave me a few suggestions. I found her help very useful since the application was rather vague on what they looked for in the essay. I was delighted to be offered an interview with the HKU medicine program. And I decided to continue taking interview lessons at The Open Classroom where I had a few mock interviews to prepare me for the upcoming interview. Like the personal statement, I had no idea what was expected of me so I was very glad to have been well prepared before my real interview.

Program:
Interview, Writing, Resume, Speech Private

Maxime

Year 12, GSIS