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17747. Sylvia Tan

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Teaching level and subjects

Secondary/ O level
Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physics/Chem

Ratings Breakdown (Find out how ratings are given)

(Top 2%)

Tutor's Buddies

Gender Female
Age 31 to 40
Date Joined Aug 2009
Occupation Ex-Teacher
SMS Responses 4
Teaching at
Clarke Quay
Hill Street
Toa Payoh
Geylang Bahru
Potong Pasir
Paya Lebar
Geylang Serai
2012 Testimonial (Ministry of Education)
2011 Diploma (National Institute of Education)
Specialist Diploma in Teaching & Learning for Allied Educators (Secondary)
2011 Transcript (National Institute of Education)
Specialist Diploma in Teaching & Learning for Allied Educators (Secondary)
2011 MOE Pass (Ministry of Education)
2006 Bachelor (Nanyang Technological University)
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) with Merit
2001 GCE A (Temasek Junior College)
Mathematics (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (A)
1999 GCE O (Dunman High School)
English Language (A2), Mathematics (A1), Additional Mathematics (A2), Physics (A2), Chemistry (A2)


- Most students experience visible improvement in 3mths.

- teaching/tutoring/training - 7yrs, (incl teaching in MOE sec school)

"My science tutor is Ms Sylvia Tan. She helped me a lot for my sciences. My Chemistry in Secondary 3, before attending her lesson, was F9 (less than 30/100). After attending her lesson, my grades shot up to an astounding A2!!! She is really a good teacher. Patient in her teachings and would make her lessons as fun as possible. Really enjoyed going to her tuition. =)" Joshua Lee, Bendemeer Sec

"Ms Tan is a great teacher that helps and inspires her students to do well in chemistry. She uses creative and good teaching methods that will help me to remember all the important points..It is also easy to grasp the contents and tips that she teaches us." Zann, CHIJ Toa Payoh

"Thank you for the commitment and passion that you have put into teaching me.I have understood more of Science and have a better motivation in life..keep doing what you like!" Gurvinder Singh, Serangoon Sec, 2012

"...You were very patient.. and made sure I completely understood the things I was unsure of before moving on. You were also very caring and motivated me to work harder... My A1 would not have been possible without you! Thank you so much! " Deseree Oon, Cedar Girls

"...Her excellent results in both Physics and Chemistry would not be possible if it is not for your dedication and patience in teaching. She made such a remarkable improvement under your

Commitment Level

Specialise in upper sec science and lower sec maths

How I help my students -

- believe that every child can, and wants to excel. I project confidence into them, as having confidence is half the battle won.

- provide a positive environment for optimised learning. I am strict, but am affirming, encouraging. students often find me personal and relational.

- determine student's natural learning personality (i.e. Visual/Audio/Kinesthetic, Multiple Intelligence) and customises teaching accordingly to maximise student's ease of learning.

- customise teaching according to the student's level of competency in the subject.

- emphasis on exam techniques, including analysis of questions, and having all the keypoints for scoring. (worksheets will be given as practice.)

- highlight important concepts and questions that appear frequently to streamline studying.

- provide tips on good studying skills to help the student to study smart, on top of studying hard.

- encourage students to understand concepts instead of memorising to handle questions of varied difficulty with flexibility.

- use Science Inquiry model (required by MOE) to teach.

- in line with MOE's vision of incorporating IT into lessons, i will show students relevant videos to help them understand the lessons better.

- I also do Skills Coaching on SolidWorks 3D CAD. (equipment, software and scope of lessons to be provided by student.)

- I can start ASAP, and am flexible with class

Assignments (13 Taken)

Home Tuition

# Date Area District Level Subjects Sessions Per Month
1 25 Oct 09 E Loyang O3 Physics, Chemistry 4 x 2hrs
2 14 Jan 10 C Balestier, Bendemeer O Physics/Chem 4 x 2hrs
3 12 Feb 12 C Braddell, Toa Payoh O3 Chemistry 4 x 1.5hrs
4 17 Apr 12 E Siglap O3 Chemistry 4 x 2hrs
5 20 May 12 NE Serangoon O4 Physics/Chem 4 x 2hrs
6 02 May 13 NE Ang Mo Kio O4 Physics 4 x 1.5hrs
7 08 Jun 13 NE Serangoon O4 Physics, Chemistry 4 x 2hrs
8 09 Aug 13 C Braddell, Toa Payoh O4 Physics 4 x 2hrs
9 22 May 16 C Geylang Bahru O4 Physics/Chem 4 x 2hrs
10 27 Dec 16 E Katong, Joo Chiat O2 Physics/Chem 4 x 2hrs
11 08 Feb 17 NE Hougang, Yio Chu Kang O2 Science 4 x 1.5hrs
12 23 May 17 E Katong, Joo Chiat O3 Physics, Chemistry 4 x 2hrs

Tuition Centre

# Date Area Centre Level Subjects Sessions Per Month
13 10 Feb 12 NE - O3 Chemistry 4 x 2hrs