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Chia Chen Ming (14341)

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  • Last updated on 10 Sep 17
  • Feedback of Parents/Students:Excellent
Tuition Areas [...]
Central, Ang Mo Kio, Bedok/Chai Chee, Bishan, Bukit Timah, Central (City), East Coast, Geylang/Macpherson/Eunos, Hougang, Kallang/Whampoa, Marine Parade, Pasir Ris, Potong Pasir, Sengkang, Serangoon, Tampines/Simei, Toa Payoh, Kembangan, Tanah Merah, Kovan, Harbourfront, Marina Bay, Tanjong Pagar, Boon Keng, Braddell, Farrer Park, Little India, Woodleigh
Tuition Background
Tuition/Teaching Experience
12 years of experience teaching many students from the secondary level and the junior college levels.

I have taught students sitting for the following major examinations;
GCE N' Level
GCE O' Level
Education [...]
  • National University of Singapore (2006-2010)
    • Physics - Degree
    • Mathematics - Degree
  • Tampines Junior College (2002-2003)
    • Physics - A
    • Chemistry - A
    • Mathematics - A
    • Further Mathematics - B
    • Physics Special Paper - Distinction
    • Mathematics Special Paper - Distinction
Tutoring Subjects
  • Upper secondary level - A Maths Chemistry E Maths Physics Physics/Chem 
  • Junior college level - Chemistry Maths Physics 
  • International Baccalaureate - Chemistry Further Math Mathematics Physics 
  • University Entry Exams - SAT1 Mathematics 
Commitment / Other Details
Current Students
JC2 - H2 Math
IB6 - Phy SL, Chem HL, Math HL
IP5 - Math
Uni 1 - Calculus, Linear Algebra
Rapport Building
Most of my students are weak in physics, and I tried to make them be able to see the impact and logic behind physical laws and principles. In my opinion, this is the most important factor as physics cannot be learned through pure mugging. This enhance the interest of the students, thus making them more enthusiastic studying the subject. With most students getting distinctions for their O' level and A' level, this further support my case.

For students weak in math, my aim is to make them feel comfortable with math. Many students have the misconception that math is something that they do not need in future or it's a 'dead' subject which don't require understanding, but every mathematical formula has a very 'easy-to-understand' principle behind. However, this is missing out in schools due to the "results in shortest time possible" approach. This has created a situation where many students, except for minority of the cohort do not understand, thus they are unable do the questions confidently.

Non-academic wise, I tend to do 'pep talk' with my students whenever I feel that they are losing sight of their goals and provide a listening ear for problems they face if they appeared to be bothered and they have no one to talk to. Ultimately, a student is still young and may face issues that they cannot resolve/figure out which will affect their focus.

In summary, my teaching goal is to make students learn and understand what they are learning like it is part of everyday life experience. Thus making them appreciate and feel comfortable with the subjects they are learning.

After going through their education, my ex students are still coming to me for advice etc and I have become family friends to quite a number of families due to the change the parents see in their child.
Keeping Up with Curriculum
I am constantly in contact with course mates from university who are teaching in various junior colleges and secondary schools. We exchange ideas and discuss about the lacking aspects in education in schools

MOE has provided up-to-date details of syllabus requirement for each subject and each level.
As a Good Tutor
It is always my aim to be a mentor and a friend to my student.

First, students are already learning under the stress in classrooms. It is not necessary to subject them to the same kind of stress during tuition. I tend to keep the lesson informal and encourage my students to interrupt and speak their thoughts whenever they deem necessary.

Second, it is important as a mentor that I enforce basic discipline like lecturing my students whenever they misbehave or consistently losing sight of what they need to do during tuition and after tuition.

Third, a tutor should point out that a student should study for the sake of learning what they do not know/are not familiar with instead of the goal of doing well for exams. It is important for them to understand that what they are learning is part of their life, visibly or invisibly and they should not study for the sake of exams which will often result in them forgetting' what they have 'learned'.

Lastly, it is vital that a tutor should be able to suggest about possible future specialization the student can pursue based on their capabilities, after all a tutor has spent more time interacting on a 1-to-1 basis with the student than any school teachers.
Accept Below Average Rate?
Handle Special Needs Children?
Parent/Student Comments
A very responsible tutor who will go extra mile to ensure my girl understand her concepts

He is good, patient and go extra mild to help. - Ms Lee

Ms Ong

I would like to give a feedback on your tutor, chia chen ming (14341) which I hired for my j1 dd.He is good, patient and go extra mild to help.

Thank you.
Ms Lee

Very earnest young man. A conscientious tutor who will spend extra time and effort to explain concepts until they are understood. He has a good knowledge of the subjects taught.
Assignments Taken
  • Secondary 3 Physics IB international Sch tuition - May 17
  • International Baccalaureate Mathematics or Physics tuition - Mar 17
  • Junior College 1 Chemistry & Maths tuition - Mar 17
  • Junior College 1 Maths tuition - Feb 17
  • Junior College 2 Physics H2 tuition - May 16
  • Junior College 1 Maths H2 tuition - Apr 16
  • Junior College 2 Maths tuition - Nov 15
  • Junior College 2 Chemistry tuition - Jun 15
  • Secondary 3 Physics & Chemistry tuition - May 15
  • Junior College 2 Physics tuition - Apr 15
  • International Baccalaureate Further Math & Physics tuition - Jan 15