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18605. Alvin

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Teaching level and subjects

Secondary/ O level
Junior College/ A level
General Paper

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(Top 14%)
Gender Male
Age 26 to 30
Date Joined Nov 2009
Occupation Undergrad
Teaching at E
Marine Parade
Chai Chee
Changi South
Pasir Ris
2011 GCE A (Catholic Junior College)
H1 General Paper (A), H1 Economics (B), H2 Chemistry (B), H2 Biology (B), H2 Mathematics (B)
2010 Others (Queensland Studies Authority)
Cognitive Skills Test, Verbal (A), Quantitative (A)
2010 GCE A (Catholic Junior College)
H1 Chinese Language (A), H1 Chinese Language (Oral/Aural) (Distinction), H1 Project Work (A)
2009 GCE O (Victoria School)
English Language (B3), Combined Humanities (B3), Mathematics (A1), Additional Mathematics (A2), Physics (A1), Chemistry (A2), Biology (A2), Higher Chinese Language
2008 GCE O (Victoria School)
Chinese Language (B3), Chinese Language (Oral/Aural) (Distinction)
2007 Others (The University of New South Wales)
International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (Mathematics), Secondary 2 (Distinction)
2005 PSLE (Bedok Green Primary School )
2005 Others (The University of New South Wales)
International Competitions for Schools (Mathematics Assessment), Primary 6 (Distinction)
2004 Others (The University of New South Wales)
International Competitions for Schools (Computer Skills), Primary 5 (Distinction)
2001 Others (International Abacus Education Research Institute Commission)
Class 8 in Mental Arithmetic, National Abacus Test

Other Qualifications

2011 GCE A (Catholic Junior College)

H1 General Paper (A), H2 Biology (B), H2 Chemistry (B), H2 Mathematics (B), H1 Economics (B)

2005 PSLE (Bedok Green Primary School)

English (A), Mathematics (A*), Science (A), Chinese (A), Higher Chinese (Pass), Aggregate 253


I was previously a contract teacher with a tuition centre in the north east area (kovan).

Privately, I had 14 students. Of the 14, I would give one of many success stories. Clement Chai had made a leap from a C6 in Science to A1 within 12 hours of lesson in the final lap for his Sec 3 Streaming Exams in EOY 2012.

I admit I do have limited experience of 4 years, but I do make up for this lack of experience with being an effective and strict teacher as I have freshly left school and understand the strategic thrusts of Cambridge and what kind of answers they are exactly looking for.

I have also aligned my specialty to English and General Paper.

The following trick is what sets me apart from other tutors. This is not an corny trick like "love". This is one trick that really works. That is, REVIEW. Many tutors, too often, forget to review. They run through papers after papers and wonder why students keep getting the same old mistakes. I have to agree that review does take up precious tutoring hours, but THIS IS WHAT THAT WORKS! Only when students understand where they've gone wrong, can they make it right!

Commitment Level

I am available to teach for the next 5 years.

I specialise in General Paper and English not only because I can acutely assess what is lacking in each individual that is stopping them from getting the A.

However, I am not only committed in helping students get the A. I want to change the way they write, to make them more convincing and confident writers. This is a life skill that I want my students to be equipped with, even after they graduate.

All these commitments are subject to the condition that the student is him/herself committed, as no tutor will work out well if student is not willing to commit. Above all, I am known (amongst my friends through peer-tutoring and ex-students) for being able to ignite this excitement in writing. This is probably the key to getting the student to even start committing himself to the tuition.

Assignments (2 Taken)

Home Tuition

# Date Area District Level Subjects Sessions Per Month
1 17 Dec 11 NE Seletar O3 Physics, Chemistry 4 x 2hrs
2 30 Jan 12 E Pasir Ris O3 English, E Maths, Physics/Chem 4 x 1.5hrs