Temasek Junior College 2017
Before I joined the History tuition class at Humanities Hub, I was barely passing the subject in school. I would always get grades like S or E, sometimes if I was lucky, a D.
During my first lesson, I was already feeling comfortable and more confident as Mr Quek (my international history tutor) was very welcoming and he took the time to talk to me and got to know me more so that he could understand which part of the subject I was weak at. His clear explanations, coupled with his good sense of wit and humour, helped me understand Global Economy so much better since I do not take Economics in school. Other than content, he also tackles answering skills and reminds us of the answering format every lesson.
My SEA history tutor, Mr Ng, was also coherent in his explanations and he was also very encouraging. He listened to the ideas from every student but he did not rudely put their ideas down at all but instead, he chose to humbly recommend us other ways or approaches we could answer the question better. His essay outlines were also easy to understand. Like Mr Quek, he too focused on answering techniques to help us get to a higher band in our answers.
I am super grateful to have both Mr Quek and Mr Ng as my history tutors as they have helped me fall in love with the subject once again, hence helping me achieve an A during my 2017 A Levels. Thank you Mr Quek and thank you Mr Ng. Lastly, thank you Humanities Hub for being so encouraging and offering us food and snacks all the time to make us more relaxed and less stressed
Pillars of Success for H2 History
60% Distinctions over 7 years
At Humanities Hub, we believe that one of the key factors for our students performing well in History is the ability of our tutors not only to simplify and clarify difficult historical 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 essay questions in class.
Intensive Timed Practices
Our essay-writing and SBS (Source-Based Study) 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/SBS. 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.