National University of Singapore (NUS),

National Institute of Education(NIE),

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

MSc degree in Masters in Life Sciences,

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) (PGDE with Merit) ,

Rotary International Gold Award “Best Student Award” 2004,

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biology,

Diploma in Biotechnology (Medical Laboratory Science)

Anderson Junior College

Full time private tutor

'A' Level H1/H2 Biology Tuition,

IP Biology Tuition ,

'O' Level Biology Tuition

Blk 216, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 560216

92312554

h12biology@gmail.com

The Tutor's aim for every ‘A’ Level Biology student under his care is to achieve an ‘A’ in Biology for their final ‘A’ Level grade. This is fully possible via (1) guided learning with feedback and (2) consistent hardwork, leading to the subject mastery and critical thinking.


CONTEXTUALIZED PEDAGOGY

Teaching since 2004, the Tutor uses his learning, training, and experience as Gold Medallist who topped his cohort in NIE teacher training to help students understand and apply biological concepts. He is trained in Education Psychology and Pedagogy, & Gifted Education to comprehend students’ learning needs, and draw out students’ potential in Biology. Drawing from his expertise as a former ‘A’ Level Chief Exam Moderator, he also analyzes students' answering techniques to optimizes their’ answering strategies. The following model on Experiential Learning is one of the pedagogical tools he employs in his teaching.


H2 BIOLOGY MEMORY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Blind memorization in H2 Biology should be avoided as far as possible, and efforts should be funnelled toward understanding and application. The Tutor will explain to students how memory theories, such as the Ebbinghaus experimental study of memory, can be adapted to help form efficient revision strategies to effectively recall the voluminous contents in H2 Biology.


The Tutor also believes in using interactive animations, videos, websites to make learning relevant and engaging; this can help make biological concepts (e.g. lac operon) and biochemical pathways (e.g. aerobic respiration) more manageable to grasp. The full coloured, dynamic animations has helped many Biology students visualize key biological processes so that they are easier to understand and remember.


Employing his teaching and leadership experiences gained as numerous Key Appointment Holders in schools and national assessments, and engaging current and keen concepts in biological sciences, he has been able to help many of his tuition students under his care, improve from low grades (initial grades of ‘D’ and below, often ‘U’) to ‘A’ grade for H2 Biology in the final GCE ‘A’ Level Examinations. He explains that achieving a quality grade for H2 Biology is clearly possible from careful and customized guidance in using the Learning Model.


He keeps abreast with changes in the H2 Biology curriculum for the various schools and GCE ‘A’ Level Examinations via continual study of examiners’ reports, past year assessment questions and answers from a vast variety of schools that his students come from.