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18194. Lawrenz Tan

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Teaching level and subjects

Primary/ PSLE
English
Secondary/ O level
English, History, Accounting, Social Studies
International Baccalaureate
Business
University
Marketing
Language
English
Coaching
Business, Academic, Life

Pro Rates

Pre-School
$35/hr
Pri 1-4
$40/hr
Pri 5-6
$45/hr
Sec 1-4
$50/hr
Lang. 1
$90/hr

Ratings Breakdown (Find out how ratings are given)

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32.3
18
(Top 1%)

Tutor's Buddies

Gender Male
Age 31 to 40
Date Joined Sep 2009
Occupation Fulltime Tutor
Teaching at E
Kembangan
Katong
Joo Chiat
Katong
Tanjong Rhu
Marine Parade
Siglap
Bedok
Chai Chee
Bedok Reservoir
Loyang
Tampines
Simei
 
 

Lawrenz says

I was an English lecturer to foreign students in Kaplan for the past two years while tutoring upper secondary school students in English and Humanities. Prior to my lecturing stint, I was a full-time tutor for 5 years, and a part-time tutor since I was 18.

I am curious about educational methods and research, so I try to adapt these methods for each individual student. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all.

Past successful cases were a student who came to me within a month of his O level English papers and jumping three grades from C6 to B3, another Secondary 3N student had a turnaround of four grades from D7 to B3 (has since graduated and gone on to Canada for further studies.). An O-level student went from C6 in English, Literature and Social Studies to A2 in Secondary 3. Another student with slight learning disabilities went from C6 to A2 in English and F9 to C5 in Social Studies and History.

StarTutor's Review

Lawrenz has 6 years of tutoring experience and currently an undergraduate with UniSIM, pursuing his degree in Bachelor of Science in Finance. Other than being a student, Lawrenz is also a Certified Master Life Coach and a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Using what he has learnt as a life coach and a NLP trainer, he has helped many of his tutees not only to achieve better academic results, but also motivate them for the betterment of themselves. He specializes in English and History.

Lawrenz is a dedicated tutor who tailors makes his teaching method based on the learning styles of each individual tutee. He employs a simple Visual-Audio-Kinesthetic (VAK) test to find out whether the student learns best through pictures, sounds or by hands-on work. Lawrenz will then adapt his teaching methods to the student, ensuring that they are able to absorb what they are taught to the best of their capabilities. Lawrenz is also well equipped with the skill set on how to solve questions in critical thinking subjects such as History, being well versed in thought flow and problem-based learning.

Other than being an effective tutor, Lawrenz is also very amiable and believes in building a good rapport with his students. He encourages a two way channel through feedback with parents, ensuring that he is doing his best for their child. Lawrenz is seen as a valuable mentor to many of his students as he is keen to impart to his students lifelong skills that help them academically and their personal well being.

Lawrenz is an academic coach who believes that learning is synonymous with life, where both are fraught with challenges. He seeks to be that extra boost to surmount a challenge, that positive reminder of a milestone achievement and most gratifying of it all, to be that smile of encouragement and pat on the back when the fruits are ripe to be savoured.

- Interviewed by StarTutor (Arthur, Jerry, Weichao), 4 July 2010
2017 Others (Cambridge CELTA)
2017 Others (Cambridge CELTA)
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
2013 Bachelor (Edinburgh Napier University)
2013 Bachelor (Edinburgh Napier University)
Bachelor of Arts
2004 Diploma (Temasek Polytechnic)
Diploma in Electronics
1998 GCE O (Siglap Secondary School)
English Language (B3), History (C6), Mathematics (C5), Science (Phy/Chem) (C6), Art (C6), Principles of Accounts (B3), Chinese Language (B4), Chinese Language (Oral/Aural) (Merit)

Other Qualifications

Professional Development - British Council Teaching Awards How to be an effective tutor, Know it - Teach it Text Types, Know it - Teach it Grammar , Know it - Teach it Pronunciation, Know it - Teach it Young Learners.

Commitment Level

I am looking for students who are doing their major examinations this year and desperately need help. The commitment for next year will be negotiated depending on the student's commitment and attitude.

Assignments (23 Taken)

Home Tuition

# Date Area District Level Subjects Sessions Per Month
1 27 Oct 09 E Bedok, Chai Chee P5 English 4 x 1.5hrs
2 17 Nov 09 E Tampines, Simei O3 English, History, Social Studies 4 x 2hrs
3 26 May 10 E Tampines, Simei P3 English 4 x 2hrs
4 27 Jul 10 E Tampines, Simei P5 English 8 x 2hrs
5 31 Jul 10 E Tampines, Simei P6 English 4 x 1.5hrs
6 30 Sep 10 - Tampines, Simei P5 English, Maths 8 x 1.5hrs
7 01 Nov 10 E Kembangan O4 English, History, Social Studies 4 x 2hrs
8 08 Dec 10 E Loyang P4 English, Creative Writing 4 x 1.5hrs
9 08 Dec 10 E Loyang P3 English, Creative Writing 4 x 1.5hrs
10 17 Dec 10 E Bedok, Chai Chee P5 English, Maths, Science 8 x 1.5hrs
11 10 Jan 11 E Bedok, Chai Chee P5 English, Creative Writing 4 x 2hrs
12 12 Mar 11 E Tampines, Simei O2 English 8 x 1.5hrs
13 06 Apr 11 E Bedok, Chai Chee O4 English, History, Accounting, Social Studies 8 x 2hrs
14 12 Aug 11 S Kembangan P5 English, Maths, Science 8 x 1.5hrs
15 20 Dec 11 E Kembangan O3 English, Literature 8 x 2hrs
16 10 Feb 12 E Changi Coast P6 English, Maths 8 x 1.5hrs
17 07 Jun 12 E Tampines, Simei P4 English 4 x 1.5hrs
18 02 Feb 13 E Bedok, Chai Chee P0 English 4 x 1.5hrs
19 03 Feb 13 E Marine Parade P6 English, Science 4 x 2hrs
20 25 Feb 13 E Stadium P5 English, Science, Creative Writing 4 x 2hrs
21 24 May 13 NE Sengkang, Buangkok P5 English, Science 4 x 2hrs
22 05 Mar 17 E Bedok, Chai Chee P5 English, Creative Writing 4 x 1.5hrs

Group Tuition

# Date Area District Level Subjects Sessions Per Month
23 20 Oct 12 - Bedok, Chai Chee O2 English 4 x 2hrs