Mr Yeo Zhang Yi, a Math, Science & IB Group 4 Tutor

Mr. Yeo Zhang Yi

S$ 30-40/hr
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Background

Hi parents/students! I am a part time student tutor, now serving my NS. Admittedly, I have barely a year of teaching experience but I have the opportunity to teach students of various levels ranging from upper primary to upper secondary to JC. Hence, I can relate to the learning needs and aptitude of my students at the different stages of education. As I myself was a student few years back, I can fully empathise the stress and challenges of a school life and would very much love to share with my students my personal coping strategies :)

My teaching methods are as such:

1) Engaging with my student in discussions. I will not be the only one 'preaching' the lessons and providing all the answers. My student has to contribute his/her fair share too; explaining the concepts and how he/she arrives at the answer and I will correct their mistakes if any. This way, I know how my student learns, what he/she is learning wrong and ensuring that they have understood fully the concepts. Of course, I have to be friendly and approachable :)

2) Conceptual learning. I won't be going through entire syllables as I find it unproductive. Instead, I follow up on chapters the school has finished teaching and focus MORE on concepts my student is weaker at. Questions will be selectively chosen for practises and more time will be devoted to explain them in a coherent and lucid way. Given the limited lesson time we have per week, by focusing more on students' weaknesses, I am confident to cover syllables on time. Our lessons are made valued for time and money. 

3) Raising an independent learner. I strongly belief that a student who is curious, motivated and is able to think for himself/herself will excel in the long run than the student who study solely for grades. Bearing this personal philosophy in mind, I strive to teach my students the methods of thinking logically as well as to kindle their passion for learning. Simply feeding them knowledge is secondary I feel. Furthermore the syllables nowadays has changed; exam questions are getting harder to spot and a lot more emphasis is being placed on critical thinking. Students can no longer rely on rote memorising to score an A grade. This is why students need to be taught how to think critically in my lessons. 

Thank you for all those who take time to read my self introduction!

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Education

  • school

    TEMASEK JUNIOR COLLEGE

    GCE 'A' Level

    2016-2014 VERIFIED

  • school

    DUNMAN SECONDARY SCHOOL

    GCE 'O' Level

    2009-2012 VERIFIED

Availability

  • Mon
    6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Tue
    6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Thu
    6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Fri
    6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Sat
    8:00am to 10:00pm
  • Sun
    8:00am to 10:00pm

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