Anglo-Chinese Junior College, 2014
SUTD - Architecture
As my JC H2 Geography teacher, Mr Tan had never failed to mix every lesson with bits of knowledge from around the world, incorporate our various interests into class discussions and adapt to the learning requirements of each of his students. He has a good heart and often provides the much needed words of encouragement to the fatigued JC student who could hardly keep up with the rigour of their subject combination. He makes time for any student who wants to learn and does not budge till you are satisfied with the consultation. I gained much help from the essay strategies he crafted for me based on my writing style, as well as the way he directed my thought-train in approaching questions.
Pillars of Success for H2 Geography
50% Distinctions over 7 Years
At Humanities Hub, we believe that one of the key factors for our students performing well in Geography is the ability of our tutors not only to simplify and clarify difficult geographical concepts that have befuddled many students, but also help them to master the copious amount of content by providing a scaffold. This is done by providing outlines and reviewing content whenever needed during discussions on tackling examination questions in class.
Intensive Timed Practices
Our essay-writing and DRQ (Data Response Questions) skills programme will enable our students to develop a strong writing ability that will help them score distinctions in both Paper 1 and Paper 2. In addition, we have regular timed practices so that students learn the important skill of time management while delivering a top level essay/DRQ. Specifically, students will be taught how to analyse questions and know what examiners are looking for, develop paragraphs, and write effective introductions and conclusions so that they can meet the requirements of the highest mark band.
Comprehensive, yet Concise Notes
Students will be provided a set of comprehensive, yet concise notes covering all topics of the syllabus. These notes will organise huge chunks of information into digestible and easily comprehensible sections which make learning easier. As a result, students will be able to effectively apply new concepts they have learnt.
Students who are unclear about content material or skills will have plentiful opportunities to clarify their doubts and hone relevant skills in a small classroom setting. Should they be too shy to speak up in class, our tutors will always be available for 1-to-1 consultations before or after class.