Mr Tan Pengshi Alvin, a Math, Science & IB Group 4 Tutor

Mr. Tan Pengshi Alvin

S$ 60-70/hr
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I graduated from Raffles Junior College in 2006 with Special Papers in Physics and Mathematics, and from NUS in 2014 with a degree in Physics and minor in Mathematics. I had also been awarded the DSTA Scholarship back in 2008. I am now a full-time specialist tutor in Physics and Mathematics at the Upper Secondary and JC level. I have about 5 years of tutoring experience and recently, I have tutored a H2 Mathematics student (HCI), H2 Physics students (IJC & HCI) and IP Sec 2 Physics student (Dunman High). My H2 Physics student from IJC became the most-improved student in her class during Prelims. And my IP Sec 2 student scored very well in his Physics section of his science paper. Currently, I am coaching a NUS High Sec 3 student in Physics and Mathematics, AJC and RI in H2 Physics, another RI student in H2 Mathematics and an ACSI student in IB HL Physics. I am also an Academic Coach at Aspire Hub tuition centre for O'Level Physics. Both my AJC and RI students improved from 'U' grade in mid-year to 'B' in Promos Physics examinations.

Apart from building good rapport with the student, I believe that scoring in examination is not a matter of learning short-cuts and memorization, but actually really understanding the subject matter. As a Physics graduate and Mathematics minor, I aim to ingrain the right understanding of the subject matter in my students. In following the curriculum, I have also adopted my own sets of assessment books and guidebooks, from which I will photocopy and provide my students the challenging exercises to work on every lesson.

I will usually arrive 10 minutes early to chat up with the students and parents. During lesson, I devote the full 2 hours to discuss on the subject matter, giving a short break where necessary not counting into the lesson time. Outside lesson, I encourage the student to whatsapp me a photo of a problem whenever he/she encounter one, and I will provide my solution through whatsapp also.

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    Bachelor of Science in Physics

    2010-2014 VERIFIED

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    GCE 'A' Level

    2005-2006 VERIFIED

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  • Aspire Hub Education

    Teacher, 1 year



  • Thu
    8:00am to 10:00pm
  • Fri
    8:00am to 10:00pm
  • Sat
    8:00am to 10:00pm
  • Sun
    8:00am to 10:00pm

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