Specialist Teaching FAQ


DAS International will accept all learners who struggle to learn. Struggling learners are students who encounter difficulties in their learning journey for various reasons, such as a lack of foundational knowledge or skills, executive functioning challenges, attention and focus issues, and emotional and behavioural difficulties.

These students may not be formally diagnosed with a learning difference but require additional support to reach their full potential. DAS International can provide intervention that can level the playing field for struggling learners and equip them with tools and strategies for them to achieve success!

Students who have a psychological assessment with a confirmed diagnosis of a Specific Learning Difference such as Dyslexia, ADHD, or Maths difficulties will enable Specialist Teachers to provide support that is based on the learning needs of the student. Although an Assessment helps us to develop a learning profile for support, we will still be able to do this if you do not have an assessment report.  Students who are below 6 years do not require a formal diagnosis.




The Specialist Teaching Programme is guided by the following Orton Gillingham principles:

  • Language-based
  • Structured, cumulative and sequential
  • Simultaneously multi-sensory
  • Emotionally sound
  • Cognitive

Specialist Teaching is tailored to meet the needs of the student.



An IEP is the Education Plan that the Specialist teacher customises for your child.

This is used to define clear SMART targets for the duration of the support given at DAS International with the student.

The targets and objectives given will have both long-term and short-term for your child should be:

  • Specific
  • Manageable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

The IEP is shared with parents with input from them, after the 2nd session so that there is a clear understanding of the expectation and the targets that are in place for the duration of the tutoring block.



Based on the targets set on the student's Individualised Education Plan (IEP), a progress report will be shared with parents after the completion of either a 10 or 20-session block.

Targets are revised and an IEP which is dynamic is then updated.



We see parents as partners in supporting the child.

Our Specialist Teachers provide regular updates to parents through their preferred means of communication.

Parent/teacher face-to-face meeting is also conducted to formally discuss the child’s progress.



Through active dialogue with permission from the parent, we meet up with the child’s learning support and classroom teacher along with the parents.

This is vital in ensuring that our support is relevant to the needs of the child and is transferable to his curriculum.



Specialist Teaching Fees can be found here



You can complete the Online application form here:

For more info, call 6444 5700 (Mon to Fri, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm)



Parents are informed of placement by the DAS Centre Managers.

Depending on the requests for classes and the requested centres, the waiting time for classes would be approximately 3 to 4 weeks upon receipt of the application.

Parents will be informed should the wait be longer or sooner. An offer of placement will then be generated depending on the preferred block of sessions. 



Depending on the requested programme, the minimum class attendance is once a week while some students attend up to 5 times a week for curriculum support. 

We also offer INTENSIVE TUTORING during the school holidays to give students a chance to close a gap in learning.


Lessons are conducted at the following DAS Learning Centres:

  • REX House (Little India)
  • Parkway Parade
  • Jurong Point
  • Serangoon

Depending on the availability of classes alternative centres may be given. We will do our best to accommodate parents' requests. 


Online Specialist Tutoring is conducted for both local and overseas clients.

Some of our students attend the lessons onsite at our learning centre and have online sessions at home too.

For more info on Online Specialist Tutoring, check out the following:

All you need to know about Online Specialist Tutoring



Depending on the school, we can certainly look into the option of in-school support.

Sessions are conducted during the child’s curriculum time.

Collaboration with the school is necessary and DAS International will organise this with the support of parents.



The Specialist Teaching Programme is guided by the following Orton Gillingham principles:

  • Language-based
  • Structured, cumulative and sequential
  • Simultaneously multi-sensory
  • Emotionally sound
  • Cognitive



We conduct make-up sessions if we have received notice before 12 pm in the case of students attending the afternoon sessions.

Alternatively, we will also accept a Medical Certificate informing us that the child is ill.

For students attending the morning sessions, we should receive notice the day before. Otherwise, without notice, the missed session will be billed as the Specialist teacher will have already planned for the tutoring session.