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34693. Shaw Wee

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Teaching level and subjects

Secondary/ O level
Maths, E Maths, A Maths, Physics, Science, Physics/Chem

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Gender Male
Age 31 to 40
Date Joined Sep 2015
Occupation Teacher
Teaching at NE,C
Pasir Ris
Tampines
Simei
Tanjong Pagar
Harbourfront
Telok Blangah
 
 

Experience/Remarks

1. Experienced in both Express and Normal Academic Physics(SPA) and Science(Physics) syllabus. Also proficient in E-Math, A-Math and Chemistry for 'O' and 'NA' syllabus.

2. Been teaching for almost 8 years.

The main issue faced by students in Physics stems from poor conceptual understanding and a lack of exposure to a variety of questions. Currently, there is a clear trend towards more application-based and conceptual questions, more qualitative than quantitative questioning.

Self-study has only a limited effect on a student's understanding and may perpetuate misconceptions due to a lack of guidance from school teachers and/or incorrect methods picked up from peers. Thus, the "need" for proper supervision. This unfortunately is how competitive the educational landscape has become, and will continue to be for decades ahead due to Singapore's strategic focus on human capital.

I use ICT tools in my profession as an MOE teacher to enable students to visualize concepts taught as Physics goes beyond just mathematical formulae. Indeed, proper appreciation of the subject matter requires a student to have a mental picture of the relationships between math and physical phenomenon. Once this foundation has been laid, the student can then build on it and handle higher-order questions. More importantly, the student will come to enjoy Physics and how it can be used to better our environment instead of treating it as just another examinable subject.

Commitment Level

1. Once/twice a week for 1.5-2 hrs for each session

2. Open to both travelling to student's home or for the student to come to my home