Archive: January 2020

Testimonials from Stella, Leonard, Joey and Xin Ying (English Tuition)

English Tuition Singapore GCE O-Level 2018 G3

I definitely learnt a lot from this class that was not taught in school. Although there was a lot of information to remember, Teacher Adeline made things really simple for us. For instance, a bombastic word or an important idea would appear in several model essays, not just one. This constant exposure really reinforced my learning and I didn’t have to make so much effort to memorise stuff. Teacher Adeline, thank you for being so helpful and approachable. Most of all, thank you for helping me get A1 for O-level! 😁

Stella Chua, Pasir Ris Secondary School

 

In sum, this tuition class has been extremely helpful. I picked up a lot of comprehension and writing techniques that were not taught in school. Teacher Adeline is also a very knowledgeable, responsible, dependable, helpful, engaging and humorous tutor who never fails to blow our minds away!

Leonard Goh, Ang Mo Kio Secondary School

 

This English tuition class has helped me tremendously as my English is definitely less broken now. Haha! 🤣 My vocabulary has also expanded and I no longer use the same words all the time. Teacher Adeline is one of the nicest teachers I have ever known and the best I can ever find! 😁

Joey Tai, Guangyang Secondary School

 

Teacher Adeline is a very funny and enthusiastic teacher. Her lessons are never boring and I love the way she teaches! 😁 Even though she has been feeling unwell, she tries her best to make every lesson fun and interesting. She is also very encouraging and she would never give up on us. I think her notes and ideas for composition and situational writing are really useful, and she makes it very easy for us to understand and remember the points with her clear explanation and funny stories. 😁

Kong Xin Ying, CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School

Testimonials from Cassandra, Venice, Charissa, Zhi Yi and Celest (Maths Tuition)

Maths Tuition Singapore Class 2018

Leon’s math tuition class has exceeded all my expectations! His lessons has allowed me to learn more about the origins of the concepts used in mathematics which is one of a kind from all the tuition classes I have attended – a class I look forward to every week. The most eye-opening lesson I learnt from Leon was the need to truly understand the concepts behind each formula and not memorise the formula or method steps blindly.

Leon’s class is the most engaging tuition class I have ever attended, including those from school. He is the reason why I look forward to his lessons every Friday – he makes class so enjoyable! 😁

Cassandra Mahia, CHIJ St. Joseph Convent

Note from Cassandra’s Mother – “Hi Leon, thanks for all your help!! Cassandra scored distinctions for both A Math and E Math. I couldn’t believe it! 🙀 Frankly, I was expecting a B only. 😉 Thank you very much!!!”

 

The tuition class has helped me to better understand the different mathematical concepts that I did not understand and the worksheets provided really helped me gain more experience with the topics that I was unsure of. Tuition was fun and I made a lot of new friends! 😬 Teacher Leon is a very patient and understanding teacher. He makes lessons very interesting. A very amazing teacher!👍👍😊

Venice Tan, Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)

 

Teacher Leon has helped me to understand difficult chapters like binomials through practices in the worksheets. His worksheets are helpful as they separate the chapter into different parts and enable me to have a better grasp on the different aspects of each chapter. The worksheets also include concise and useful notes and formulae to help me recall concepts faster. The class environment and small class size encourages deeper discussion and more time is allocated for each student.

Teacher Leon is a very engaging teacher who can explain difficult concepts by relating them to real life examples or by breaking them down into simpler parts. He also makes time to address our questions and is patient while explaining and clarifying our doubts.

Charissa Cheok, Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)

 

After joining Teacher Leon’s tuition class, I gained interest in mathematics and became comparable to my other level mates. The worksheets provided have different level of difficulties which guide me on how to improve one level at a time. Class is always very fun and interesting!✌️😁

Teacher Leon is very patient and understanding. When it comes close to exam period, he will give us more time to complete his homework assignments, as he is aware that we have many other subjects to focus on as well. He also ensures that every single one of us attempt, practise and understand all the important exam questions.

Lew Zhi Yi, Mayflower Secondary School

 

Teacher Leon has helped me with my weaker A math topics like integration and trigonometry. He has also helped clear many of my doubts in other topics. He uses fun facts about math to get us interested in the subject and is loud (not in a bad way 😬) and engaging which prevents me from sleeping.😜

Celest Sim, Xinmin Secondary School

Discursive / Argumentative Model Essay #4

What good shall I do this day cup

What are some of the values one can learn from the Values in Action Programme (VIA)?

In Singapore, it is compulsory for students of all levels to participate in the Values in Action Programme (VIA). The programme, which requires students to fulfil at least six hours of community work a year, was implemented with the aim of introducing youths to the notion of volunteerism and encouraging them to contribute back to society. As a student who has taken part in several VIA projects, I personally find the programme an educational one that cultivates many good values.

Firstly, VIA inculcates a sense of altruism in students. These days, many parents and educators use the carrot and stick approach to motivate the young to behave well or study hard. While the method has its merits, it also inevitably gives the wrong impression that a good deed should always be rewarded. Such self-serving mindset is unacceptable and can be corrected through VIA. As the programme requires students to volunteer their service for a good cause without expecting remuneration or other forms of reward, they learn to put the needs and happiness of others before their own. This fosters a sense of community spirit and teaches them to be selfless givers, not just takers.

Secondly, VIA nurtures students into caring and compassionate individuals. As Singapore is an affluent country, the majority of youths here lead a comfortable and somewhat sheltered life. Consequently, many are blissfully ignorant of the plight of the less fortunate. VIA awakes their social conscience and allow them to become aware of the problems that affect some people in society such as being poor or suffering from terrible illnesses. Through helping these less fortunate brethren, students will not only learn to show compassion, but also count their blessings and appreciate what they have in life. 

In addition, VIA instils the value of hard work into students. For instance, students participating in a flag day are given the responsibility to collect money in public places for charity. The task is a real test of their diligence and perseverance as they have to be on their feet for hours and overcome all kinds of weather conditions. To raise as much funds as possible, they also have to be bold and conquer their fear of rejection by actively approaching people for donation. Sometimes, they even have to explain what the charity is about and convince people to give generously. It is by no means an easy task but students can look back with great satisfaction that they have worked hard and carried out their duties to the best of their ability.

Apart from that, VIA teaches students the importance of good teamwork. Besides donation drives, the programme also involves students in other volunteer work such as visiting the homes of the underprivileged where they help to clean, paint and repair. These homes are usually in a state of dilapidation and a lot of work is required to improve their condition. Thankfully, many hands make light work and students will learn that with cooperative teamwork, they can get the job done swiftly and successfully. Through the experience, they will also learn to deal with different types of personalities and enhance their interpersonal and communication skills.

In a nutshell, VIA is an educational programme that develops students into caring and socially responsible individuals. Even though students are not financially rewarded, they will benefit from the programme in more ways than one and learn important values that money cannot buy through volunteering their time, effort and skills.

Secondary 2, 2018, English Tuition