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17747. Sylvia Tan

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Teaching level and subjects

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

Ratings Breakdown (Find out how ratings are given)

(Top 2%)
Gender Female
Age 31 to 40
Date Joined Aug 2009
Occupation Ex-Teacher
Teaching at
Buona Vista
Scotts Rd
Bt Timah
Stevens Rd
Bt Timah
Farrer Rd
Ghim Moh
Thomson Rd
Toa Payoh
Thomson Rd
Bt Timah Hill
7 Milestone
Bt Timah
King Albert Park
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)


I am a full time tutor, specialising in O level Chemistry, Physics (Pure and Combined), Mathematics, Additional Mathematics. I have been teaching since 2009, and experience includes MOE sec school and BCA academy.

Look for me if your child needs help in their foundation. Most of my students' grades jump from grade C to grade A. The rest make significant strides from fail to good pass. See some testimonials below

"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

"...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

"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

Commitment Level

I can start ASAP and as I am a full time tutor, I can commit to end of your O levels.

How I help my students -

- believe that every child can, and wants to excel. I work to instil a confidence but prevent complacency in my students. Having the right attitude is half the battle won.

- use assessment books, school papers and ten year series to build conceptual knowledge and coach students to handle questions (including examination techniques) in preparation for their exams with ultimate aim of O levels.

- 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.

- use NIE techniques to customise teaching according to the student's level of competency in the subject, so he can understand my lessons without getting bored.

- 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.

Assignments (17 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
13 19 Jan 18 C Tanglin, River Valley O4 Physics, Chemistry 4 x 1.5hrs
14 12 Mar 18 C Braddell, Toa Payoh O Physics/Chem 4 x 2hrs
15 23 Nov 18 NW Bt Timah Hill, 7 Milestone O4 Physics, Chemistry 4 x 2hrs
16 05 Sep 19 NW Bt Timah, King Albert Park O3 Physics, Chemistry 4 x 2hrs

Tuition Centre

# Date Area Centre Level Subjects Sessions Per Month
17 10 Feb 12 NE - O3 Chemistry 4 x 2hrs