iStudySmart Programme

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet." - Bobby Unser

iStudySmart™ aims to empower students in the areas of planning and organisation, presentation and writing skills. We firmly believe that preparing our students for the future is an important role of education and therefore, the acquisition of these skills enable our students to stand in good stead as they prepare to transition into tertiary level education and institutes of higher learning. 

The 4 Modules

  • Time Management and Prioritisation Skills
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Presentation skills
  • Tertiary Writing skills

The next iStudySmart intake will take place in Term 1, 2022 (Jan–Jun). *Limited slots are available, on first-come-first-served basis.
iStudySmart is NOT funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the MOE only supply a grant for the DAS Main Literacy Programme (MLP).

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Unique Features of iStudySmart™


Learn at your convenience


iStudySmart™ is delivered through blended learning where it combines both e-learning and online consultation sessions.

*Blocked slots (Tue-Sat) will be provided to parents and students to select from during the scheduled online consultation weeks.


Learn to become a more Confident and Effective Speaker


Our ability to speak and present especially in formal situations makes an enormous difference to the opportunities that will give to us by people/employers who assess us our capacity firstly based on how we present ourselves and our ideas. Therefore, iStudySmart™ provides students with the opportunity to learn and practice life skills that will matter very much in their future academic and professional careers. - Dr Shanti Benjamin, DAS ELL Curriculum Team consultant and iStudySmart™ judge


For more information about iStudySmartTM, please call 6444 5700 (Mon to Fri, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm) or email [email protected]

Learning Objectives of iStudySmart™


Module 1:
Time Management and Prioritisation

Module 2:
Planning and Organisation
Module 3:
Tertiary Writing Skills
Module 4:
Presentation Skills
  • Manage their schedule based on the level of importance and urgency
  • Differentiate and prioritise between long and short-term goals
  • Plan and organise ideas based on a chosen research topic
  • Create a timeline to complete a research project
  • Gather relevant information
  • Synthesise and organise information 
  • Create informative and engaging presentation slides
  • Grow and become a better and more confident speaker

For more information about iStudySmartTM, please call 6444 5700 (Mon to Fri, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm) or email [email protected]

Who is it for?

The iStudySmartTM 2021 intake is open to the following students with a diagnosis of dyslexia:

  • Upper Secondary Students (Sec 3/4/5) 
  • Tertiary Students
    • DAS Alumni
    • Students from Institutes of Higher Learning (ITEs, Polytechnics, Junior Colleges, Universities)

For tertiary students without a formal dyslexia diagnosis, a screener will be administered to better understand their learning needs as well as the suitability of the programme.

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For more information about iStudySmartTM, please call 6444 5700 (Mon to Fri, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm) or email [email protected]

(Sec 3/4/5) 

Bursaries are available

The 2nd intake, 2021 will take place over Term 34 (JulDec).
*Limited slots are available, on first-come-first-served basis.

To register:

  • Current students: call or approach the learning centre's student service associates (SSAs)
  • New students: call 6444 5700 (MonFri: 9:00am to 5:30pm)


Bursaries available – STF Funding & LHF Funding

Some reflections from our students about iStudySmart!


Read what our parents have to say!

"Thank you very much for your coaching and guidance provided to my son. Indeed, we are very comforted to have witnessed his progress and his confidence to present. This is in fact the first time we saw his sharing on this topic.

We are very grateful for your care and guidance provided to him that has helped shape his frame of thoughts during the presentation stage and has helped him improve on his presentation skills. We believe that this platform has provided a great opportunity and exposure to learn and help boost the confidence level of an individual.

We are glad that he has enrolled in this class and so fortunate to have you as his mentor. Thanks so much!"

"I do believe the programme has helped my daughter be more focused in searching for information[for her] research.

A tool that is definitely useful in her studies now. I'm just so glad we've decided to let her join iStudySmart. She has truly benefited a lot."



Watch the latest iStudySmart final presentations by our students below!

iStudySmart Final Presentations - 27 November 2021