Our Curriculum

At Tutor Time we offer a School Readiness Pathway leading to the most popular primary schools in Hong Kong through our full-immersion, bilingual English Mandarin curricula.

We recognize that each child is one-of–a kind and so we arrange a customized curriculum to nurture every aspect of a child’s development, while stimulating creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills. We focus on your child’s unique interests and abilities through hands-on active learning and opportunities for self-expression. Regular assessment and intentional planning mean that we ensure our students achieve the academic and social skills needed for primary school.

Creating Character

Fundamental to our curriculum is the recognition of the importance of empathy and compassion, friendship skills, problem solving and skills for learning like concentration and perseverance. We encourage social-emotional skills in all our students, from our youngest learners to our K3 students, to help prepare them not only for the transition to primary school but also for future academic and social success.

Grow Fit

The Grow Fit strand of our curriculum helps pave the way for a lifetime of healthy habits by promoting good nutrition, excellent hygiene practices and physical activity in early childhood. Grow Fit activities occupy regular timeslots in our daily schedule and can also be special events that families can join e.g., our Hiking Day.


Tutor Time has embraced the interdisciplinary approach to the S.T.E.A.M. subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Students at all age levels take part in inquiries and experiments, developing their critical thinking, creativity, innovation, problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills.

Learn from the Start

Learn from the Start is Tutor Time’s unique theme-based curriculum addressing the developmental needs of infants, toddlers and twos. Children learn skills and concepts in sequence at their own unique pace through our carefully designed learning spaces, planned experiences and interactions with our highly trained and caring teachers. Spaces and experiences are designed to encourage healthy, whole-child development in the following domains: Approaches to Learning, Cognitive Development, Language Development, Physical Development/Health, and Social-Emotional Development.

Baby Signs®: Early Communication

Embedded in our Learn from the Start curriculum is our Baby Signs® program, encouraging communication in pre-verbal babies, as well as providing a link between concepts and vocabulary encountered in both English and Mandarin sessions.

S.T.E.A.M. Explorative Learning

Each week, in the Toddler Activity Group, the classroom or playground will be transformed as children explore and experience a concept in depth e.g., Light Learning (an exploration of light and shade) or Making Spring Rolls (one of our many popular cookery activities).


Our LifeSmart curriculum was designed for our K1 to K3 students and follows seamlessly from the Learn From the Start curriculum. Inspired by the Multiple Intelligences theory of educational psychologist Howard Gardner, LifeSmart embraces each child’s unique “smarts’ to help them learn best. With the help of our lesson-planning tool, teachers offer a customized curriculum to focus on each child’s needs, observing and assessing their progress on these 10 developmental scales:

  • Approaches to Learning
  • Creative Arts
  • Language (English and Mandarin)
  • Literacy (English and Mandarin)
  • Logic and Reasoning
  • Early Math
  • Nature and Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Development/Health
  • Social/Emotional Development

Special emphasis is placed on Language, Literacy and Math, while encouraging our students’ confidence, curiosity and critical thinking. Tutor Time’s carefully planned learning experiences provide our kindergarten students with comprehensive preparation for primary school and beyond.