I have 2 years of tutoring experience and was able to pull the grades up of all my students till now. I have tutored P3-6 Science, P3-5 Mathematics, Sec1/2 Normal Acad. Math till now. I am able to connect with students quite well, and I have my own strategy in doing Math and Science which is the reason why many students come to me for tuition.
Upper secondary level - A Maths Chemistry E Maths Physics Physics/Chem
Junior college level - Maths
Music - Piano - Theory (Beginner, Intermediate), Practical (Intermediate)
Commitment / Other Details
I am able to start in June 2014 and continue from there for as long as it's required. My schedule is flexible, and I can do both one-to-one and 2 pax group tuition.
I believe it is important to build a good relationship with the parents so that both of us can work together to bring out the best in a child. I will usually talk to the parents after every tuition session, to feedback about their children and at the same time, talk about some non-academic stuff to build up the relationship. As for the students, I will put in effort to make small talks during the lesson, to understand more about the student's character. And definitely, I will incorporate some sense of humour in the session.
Keeping Up with Curriculum
I would read up on MOE's guideline for the syllabus, and as different schools have different curriculum structure, I will try my best to look up the curriculum structures of each individual school. And definitely, I will ask the students what topics the school is teaching currently so as to keep in pace.
As a Good Tutor
Sense of responsibility is very important as a student's results are put into your hands to improve it. As such, a tutor should try his best to improve the results, and if he feels that he is unable to improve the situation, he should refer the student to someone else. Also, I feel that a good tutor would go beyond academics and sometimes help the students in terms of motivating/counselling them if those are the factors obstructing their results. And at the same time, the tutor would make links with real-life applications so as to make lessons more interesting.