Testimonials

After joining this class, I learnt the reasons why crime exists in the world and how crime also changes the world. Moreover, the class has increased my interest in social issues that have been discussed in class. Discussing these issues with other is important.

Program:
History

Daniel Kwok

Form 3, St. Paul\'s College

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

I learnt that in order to be a leader, the way you carry yourself, the way you express yourself, the way you lead other people, is important. I learnt that I have much more room left to improve, and I am only going to continue to improve... Very, very satisfied with the outcome of this program. Thank you Agnes, Sophia, and Allanah.

Program:
“Young Leaders of Tomorrow”

Benjamin Yeung

12, Renaissance College

This is my son's second year with The Open Classroom. Under the guidance of the teachers, he has been exposed to a lot of new topics, and has opportunities in sharpening his writing and presentation skills. With his new found confidence, he's brave enough to tests his skills by joining writing competitions and participating in public magic show. More importantly, credit to The Open Classroom, he has developed a passion for writing. He even won a writing competition with his classmates recently. I have no hesitation in recommending The Open Classroom to other parents

Program:
Writing Enrichment & Advancement

Felix

Parent of P6, Renaissance College

My daughter has always been a bookworm. However, her writing skills were not improving from reading books because her reading habit was to simply scan through a book to find out the ending of the story. After joining The Open Classroom programs, she was taught to take time to analyze the characters and content of different stories. Then I noticed that she started to read books in a different manner. Her reading habits have changed and her writing skills are improving. She has less grammatical mistakes in her written work. I am impressed that her writing speed has improved significantly under the teacher's guidance. I hope she can gain more from this program in the future.

Program:
Writing Enrichment

Mei Yee

Parent of P5, St Paul’s Convent

Until recently, I had not realised leadership was a skill I could learn. Then last summer, I enrolled in the Young Leaders of Tomorrow summer leadership program organized by LEAP Studio (now called The Open Classroom). We spent much of our time doing case studies, and looking at situations where a leader can make a difference. We honed skills such as public speaking and analysis. I took all these into the real world when my team and I took on the responsibility of supporting the Hong Kong social enterprise, Diamond Cab. Diamond Cab provides essential taxi services for the handicapped. Our stretch project was to brainstorm and come up with new concepts to expand their range of services, to reach more people in need and ultimately boost revenue.

Program:
“Young Leaders of Tomorrow”

Jacob

Year 10, Chinese International School

"Young Leaders of Tomorrow" serves as a stepping-stone for students to reach the real world. The microfinance simulations provides students with the rare experience to assume leadership roles in dealing with a current crisis of great magnitude in real-world India, prompting us to make decisions with challenges the actual leaders face. Besides, the program offers students the opportunity to engage with NGOs and communicate with their leaderships in projects that will actually help further their respective social missions, allowing us to make meaningful contribution to society in which we live. The networking events and talks by inspirational speakers also give students the chance to meet successful people in various callings, helping us explore our aspirations at an early age.

Program:
“Young Leaders of Tomorrow”

Shirley

Year 12 , CIS

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

Heart-warming personalized and non-commercial immersion approach of The Open Classroom helps bring out the goodness and creativity in our child as we watched him grew leaps and bounds to reach greater heights. The private lessons definitely reinforced critical skills in exhibiting his best at the primary school interviews and assisted our son in getting into his dream school.

Program:
Kindergarten Topical

Sophia

Parent of K3, Braemar Hill

One of the main goals I set for myself before the leadership program was to improve my critical thinking skills, and I‘ve been seeing major differences in both my written and oral contributions in class. So I’d like to show gratitude to the program directors who helped out with developing and achieving the goal that I set out to accomplish before the program.

Program:
“Young Leaders of Tomorrow”

Nathan

Grade 11, ICS