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17313. Song Jia Hao Jess

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Teaching level and subjects

Primary/ PSLE
English, Chinese, Maths, Science, Higher Chinese, Creative Writing
Secondary/ O level
English, Chinese, Higher Chinese, Maths, E Maths, A Maths, Chemistry, Geography, History, Literature
Junior College/ A level
General Paper, Chinese, History, Geography, Literature
Music
Piano
Language
English

Ratings Breakdown (Find out how ratings are given)

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Gender Male
Age 26 to 30
Date Joined Jun 2009
Occupation Part-time Tutor
Teaching at W
Harbourfront
Telok Blangah
Clementi
Dover
Buona Vista
Queenstown
Commonwealth
Bt Merah
Redhill
Alexandra
Outram
Tiong Bahru
Holland
Ghim Moh
Bt Timah
Old Turfclub
Bt Timah
King Albert Park
Jurong East
Jurong
Joo Koon
Jurong West
Lakeside
Boon Lay
Bt Batok
Bt Gombak
Woodlands
Marsiling
Admiralty
Sembawang
Yishun
Khatib
 
 
2009 GCE A (Hwa Chong Institution)
General Paper (A), H2 Literature (A), H2 History (B), H2 Economics, H3 History (Distinction), H2 Mathematics
2009 GCE A Prelim (Hwa Chong Institution)
H1 Project Work (A), General Paper (B), H2 Mathematics, H2 English Literature (B), H2 Economics (B), H2 History, H3 History
2008 Music (Trinity College London)
Level 4 Associate Diploma in Solo Piano Performance
2007 Integrated Programme (Hwa Chong Institution)
English Language (A1), Higher Chinese Language (A1), Integrated Mathematics (A1), Chemistry (A1), Physics (A1), Literature in English (A1), Humanities Programme (A1)
2007 GCE O (Hwa Chong Institution)
Higher Chinese Language (A1)
2009 SAT (The College Board)
Critical Reading (750), Math (710), Writing (720)
2007 Others (Hwa Chong Institution)
Academic Achievement Award for outstanding result in English Language
2006 Others (Hwa Chong Institution)
Academic Achievement Award for outstanding result in English Language
2007 Others (Hwa Chong Institution)
Outstanding Student Award for outstanding achievements in all fields of endeavour
2004 Music (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)
Grade 8 Piano
2007 Testimonial (Hwa Chong Institution)
2006 Others (Hwa Chong Institution)
Certificate of Participation for Creative Arts Seminar
2003 PSLE (Nan Hua Primary School)
English Language (A*), Chinese Language (A*), Mathematics (A*), Science (A*), Higher Chinese Language (Distinction)
2002 Music (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)
Grade 5 Theory of Music

Other Qualifications

2002 Grade 3 Theory 100/100 2007 Sec 4 Overall Integrated Programme Results English Language 89 A1 Rank 2 Percentile 99% (Obtained 20/20 for Stimulus Response Question in the End-of-Year Exam, similar in demands expected of the Application Question at Junior College level, equivalent to Functional Writing.) Humanities 88 A1 Rank 8 Percentile 98% (Humanities comprises 2 subjects Pure History and Pure Geography.) Chemistry 89 A1 Rank 24 Percentile 95% Higher Chinese 80 A1 Rank 47 Percentile 90% 2008 JC1 GP Result GP(H1) 70.5 A Rank 4 Percentile 99% (These results are extracted from the Hwa Chong School Portal.)

Experience/Remarks

I am a dynamic person that is creative when it comes to teaching methods. I have been involved in peer tutoring for primary and secondary school students. I have periodically helped weaker students in English, helping them edit their essays.

I am deeply passionate in English and Chinese and believe in a four-pronged approach in approaching these.

(1) Research and discussion into examples/articles has to be undertaken for the necessary information to write comprehensive essays. A list of common topics will be provided as a guide. (2) A set of appropriate strategies and answering techniques has to be developed to equip students in approaching comprehension. (3) Critical analysis must be used to determine the student's strengths and weaknesses. I pay attention to detail and will provide extensive corrections and comments for students' essay submissions. (4) The student's command of grammar and vocabulary has to be strengthened gradually. Students are often doubly penalised for poor expression in essays in language and content.

I can comfortably teach Humanities subjects, especially Lit, and up to Sec 4 Chemistry.

I provide piano tuition up to Grade 8.

I have 1 year of formal experience in tuition. I have helped a P6 student improve from B to A for PSLE, and spotted the PSLE composition question correctly. I have tutored a Sec 3 pupil for 1 year to date, with improvements in Literature and History. I have experience tutoring P6, Sec 1-3 and JC students.

Commitment Level

Generally, I am not available from 1-6pm on Saturday and up to 3pm on Sunday.

I will stay beyond the stipulated time period if necessary to provide help to the student (eg. before major tests/exams) without extra charge, as the student's understanding is paramount.

Assignments (9 Taken)

Home Tuition

# Date Area District Level Subjects Sessions Per Month
1 30 Dec 09 E Bedok Reservoir O1 English, Chinese 4 x 2hrs
2 10 Mar 10 E Tampines, Simei O2 English, History, Literature 4 x 1.5hrs
3 19 Mar 10 NW Bt Panjang P6 English, Creative Writing 4 x 2hrs
4 26 Mar 10 W Jurong East P6 English, Maths 4 x 2hrs
5 11 Jul 10 NW Bt Batok, Bukit Gombak P6 English, Science 4 x 1.5hrs
6 16 Jan 11 S Harbourfront, Telok Blangah A2 General Paper 4 x 2hrs
7 22 Mar 11 N Yishun, Khatib A1 General Paper 4 x 1hrs
8 14 Jun 11 - Woodlands, Marsiling, Admiralty O2 English, Literature 4 x 2hrs
9 20 Jul 11 C Outram, Tiong Bahru A2 General Paper 4 x 1.5hrs