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Now, hear what our students have to say about our IP English tuition.
Prior to joining Mr Wong’s Integrated Programme (IP) English Tuition class at the beginning of June, I had barely scraped a meagre 2.5 GPA. I had difficulty with inference, paraphrasing and had no idea whatsoever of IP English Linguistic Skills. It was not just comprehension skills that I had trouble with, but I was also at a loss as to the structure of expository writing.
Mr Wong, who shows a burning passion for teaching, constantly gives feedback and guidance for me to improve, even going the extra mile to make his own set of notes and practices. Furthermore, he strongly emphasises on using the latest articles from a variety of credible sources which provides his students with ample content and he also produces his own model essays. Despite Mr Wong’s IP English tuition lessons being a group tuition, he still ensures that he attends to the needs of each student, and always offers a helping hand to assist any individual in grasping each topic.
During the short time of just 2 months with Mr Wong, not only was I able to pull up my GPA to 4.0, I am also thankful to be a part of The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre's IP English Tuition and Mr Wong's tutelage in helping me to achieve this substantial achievement.
I joined Mr Wong's IP English tuition in May after my SA1. I was struggling with my IP English comprehension as the inference questions had pulled my marks down and I only attained 21/40, which is a GPA 2!
A friend of mine recommended me to join Mr Wong's IP English Tuition Programme. Through the curriculum, he managed to help me tackle the comprehension questions easily and taught me to use the right keywords and how to answer different types of questions systematically (Linguistic Skills). He also taught us many skills that I had found interesting, like the different methods to tackle direct lifting and summary questions. He also taught us how to differentiate the different types of questions accordingly and answer them with ease.
With alacrity in his IP English tuition classes and his assiduous spirit in the way he carried out things, I achieved a perfect GPA 4 for my CA2 comprehension exam, scoring full marks for all inference questions.
"Since IP Year 1, my English grade was hovering around a B4. The IP English language has always been a challenge for me which weighed on my overall performace in Hwa Chong Institution (HCI). Mr Wong is a very dedicated teacher who frequently checks in on me, asking if I faced any difficulties in school, and answering any other questions that I had regarding comprehension and composition. The materials provided are extremely helpful and of high standards"
(Hwa Chong Institution)
"My first IP English exam was egregious and I was one of the lowest scorers in class. After enrolling into The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre's IP English tuition, I found the notes that Mr Wong gave out were very helpful as it simplified IP English Comprehension answering skills into bite-sized chunks that I was able to internalise and apply the skills taught very quickly. I soon achieved a perfect GPA of 4.0"
Ang Chong Zhe
(Dunman High School)
"I feel that Mr Wong's teaching method is very effective as he is very experienced and knows what kind of knowledge to impart to us. Despite feeding us with lots of information, his IP English tuition lessons are always fun as he frequently shares stories that are relevant to the topic. Not only did I improve in my studies, I also started to know more about the news around the world"
(Dunman High School)
I joined Mr Wong's General Paper (GP) lessons when I was in IP Year 6 in Hwa Chong Institution (HCI). As a foreigner, the English language was not my native language, thus both content and language had always been a huge challenge. Before joining the GP tuition lessons, my GP grade was hovering between D and E.
At first, I was a little sceptical about whether GP tuition lessons would make any difference given such a short time to the final A Level exam. However, after listening to Mr Wong's clear explanation of GP topics and seeing genuine improvements in my class assignments after applying what I have learned from him, I have cleared all previous doubts.
In addition to all of the detailed analysis of current affairs and ample opportunities to practise our skills, Mr Wong's openness towards different methods and ideas has also helped me to like the subject more. He will look into every individual student’s strengths and weaknesses and recommend a strategy on which key topics to focus on. I believe this customised teaching has helped me to achieve such a big jump in such a short time. At the final A Level exam, I achieved an A grade! This feat would not have been possible without Mr Wong's guidance. Thank you, Mr Wong!
Despite being from the Integrated Programme (IP) track in Raffles Institution (RI), my English foundation was never strong. When I was in IP Year 3 to 4, my IP English results hovered between a GPA of 2.8 and 3.2. During my IP Year 5 Promo, I got a D grade for my General Paper (GP). Throughout Year 6, my GP result was, at best, a C grade.
After joining Mr Wong’s GP tuition classes, I found the curriculum to be very well suited to my style as he finds a good balance between the sharing of his extensive content knowledge on various topics (including Science and Tech, Politics, Arts and Social Issues) and the teaching of important skills that help us to critically tackle GP Comprehension and AQ better.
He also puts in the extra effort to compile and analyse with us weekly current affairs readings in addition to the usual content notes that were being taught. Apart from the well-designed GP tuition curriculum, Mr Wong is also a very caring and passionate teacher. He is always checking in on his students, not just in terms of their progress in GP but also how they are doing in school in general. I always find Mr Wong’s GP tuition classes to be both enjoyable and enriching. The content taught was definitely relevant for GP exams and it also helped to widen my perspectives on global and local issues. In the end, I managed to jump to an A grade at the final 'A' Levels exam! All within 3 months!
The change in IP Year 4 English to General Paper is huge and I strongly recommend all IP students to start early with Mr Wong. Let him build a strong English foundation in you and an appreciation for Politics and current affairs.
I first joined Mr Wong’s General Paper tuition after attaining an egregious E grade for my General Paper (GP) at Dunman High School (DHS). Being in the Integrated Programme (IP), I was more comfortable with topics like Science & Technology and the Environment. However, moving up to IP Year 5, the exam questions became more difficult and the marking was also more stringent. Being well versed in Science & Tech, Mr Wong brushed up my skills in that area.
Furthermore, he began to expose me to hard topics like Democracy, Human Rights and the Arts. These topics, if taught well, could help a student increase his chances of scoring an A-grade. With Mr Wong’s encouragement, I now dare to come out of my comfort zone and venture into writing challenging GP topics like Democracy and Governance and I scored well.
Mr Wong’s teaching of GP Comprehension is driven by the aim of laying a strong foundation of Linguistic Skills. With the many practises that we did in class, he ensured that we mastered the skills and understood them before we moved on. Before our 'A' Level exams, he conducted additional consultation lessons for us. These lessons were tailor-made for the students to correct the mistakes that we made during our prelims, to fully prepare us for General Paper at the 'A' Levels.
Mr Wong is not only a passionate teacher that is willing to spend his time teaching but also a competent and clear one.
"I was delighted to find such useful and targetted resources that made studying for General Paper (GP) a joy. The in-house GP Linguistic Skills notes provided are exceptionally helpful in tackling the various types of SAQ and Summary well. Moreover, the weekly current affairs provide a refresher of real-world issues that Mr Wong efficaciously relates to essay or AQ topics. I find this very helpful as it enables me to use it to explicate my views during the GP examinations in school, which is something that I used to struggle with."
Chen Yan Wen
(Hwa Chong Institution)
"I found myself thoroughly immersed in the explanation and analysis of General Paper (GP) topics crucial to the workings of society today. As the GP tuition lessons continued, I genuinely found the content interesting and it became natural as I broadened my knowledge beyond simply studying for the subject. As language is a skill that takes time and practice to master, my extended time in the GP tuition lessons proved beneficial as I was able to build up my vocabulary while sharpening my answering techniques."
Ruth Lim Yu En
(Temasek Junior College)
"Being a Science stream GP student, I always thought that Art is abstract and it was hardly covered in school but Mr Wong was uniquely able to cover both Science and the Arts. It was interesting because he teaches art from a business angle. I think this is largely attributable to his previous banking background and years living in London and Hong Kong. He is able to provide different perspectives on why art is important to a country and the economic and aesthetic benefits that it brings."
Park Ji Won
"The vast library of content knowledge for General Paper is constantly being updated and built upon by current events and was an invaluable asset to me, who struggled to come up with evidence in my GP essays. The GP Linguistic Skills enabled me to systematically and reliably score marks while keeping my answers concise. However, it is Mr Wong's close interaction with his students that makes his General Paper tuition lessons special."
Liu Zi Cheng
"I owe a huge part of my results to Mr Wong for exposing me to GP topics I would have previously avoided due to a lack of knowledge - specifically politics and human rights, which definitely proved to be beneficial for me in the final A level GP exam. When I first started attending his GP tuition classes, I was amazed at his fluency in articulating his ideas. Despite being hesitant at first, his GP lessons were engaging and informative, and they sparked my interest in world politics. "
The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre is your General Paper and IP English tuition specialist in Bishan, Singapore. Our specially curated curriculums aim to enrich our Junior College and Integrated Programme students in their academic journey. Under our mentorship, we not only prepare our students for their academic examinations, but we also gear them up for their future careers in the world's leading industries.
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