With over 14 years of teaching experience and exclusive features in the media, Mr William Lin is perhaps one of the most sought-after Chemistry Tutors in Singapore. Well-liked for his patience, clarity and ability to simplify complicated concepts, over 500 students join Making Sense every year to be coached by this award-winning Super Tutor. Mr William founded Making Sense with an aspiration to change the notion that chemistry is a mundane subject that few will excel in. He wanted students to realise that learning Chemistry need not be a struggle, and that Chemistry does have many fascinating possibilities to offer. A firm believer that learning should be fun, Mr William enlivens his lessons with stories, jokes and everyday anecdotes. He's seen over 97% of his students show improvement in their grades, with many going on to score excellent grades in their A-level examinations. Under his tutelage, many who had believed Chemistry to be their most feared subject saw Chemistry becoming their favourite one instead. Mr William's students not only regard him as a tutor, but as a mentor and a source of inspiration.
Mr William achieved academic excellence during his undergraduate days and was placed on the NUS Faculty of Science Dean's List. Upon graduation, he took up a scholarship offered by NUS to pursue a PhD. in medicinal chemistry. During his scholarship, William assisted NUS as a teaching assistant and his excellence in teaching has been recognised with a "Teaching Assistance Award". This prestigious award is presented only to the top 1% of teaching assistants out of more than 1000 candidates.
While pursuing his PhD, Mr William embarked on his exciting journey as an educator with the creation of Making Sense. Word spread quickly about his excellent teaching and within a short span of 2 years, Making Sense rapidly grew to hundreds of students. As commitments with students grew, it became increasingly difficult to manage both research studies and teaching. Having gained immense value and fulfillment in his work as an educator, Mr William decided to forgo his scholarship and devote his life to full-time teaching. While many commented that it was a waste not to complete his studies, to William, it was simply a matter of following his passion, doing what he is really good at, and choosing a path where he can genuinely make a difference in the lives of others.
Now, Mr William personally tutors more than 500 students every year. Year after year, he has never failed to inspire his students to excel in Chemistry. His students have been consistently producing exceptional results of approximately 90% As and Bs for their A' Level. William's extraordinary success has led to him to be featured in various media platforms, including The Straits Times and Channel NewsAsia.
Kelvin graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Science (first class honours) majoring in Chemistry and was placed on the NUS Science Faculty Dean's List for multiple times. To fulfil his aspiration to be a competent teacher, he joined the Ministry of Education as an Education Officer and obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Specialisation in teaching at Junior College Level) with Credit from National Institute of Education. Thereafter, Kelvin went on to teach at Serangoon Junior College and Anderson Junior College. While at Serangoon Junior College, he was intimately involved in the review and creation of materials for the revised H2 Chemistry Syllabus and he was one of the Chemistry teachers appointed as the GCE A level practical examination supervisor in Serangoon Junior College. During his time at Anderson Junior College, he assisted in the development of materials for the revised H1 Chemistry Syllabus.
Kelvin's philosophy in the teaching of chemistry has always been for students to "Understand More and Memorise Less". He strongly believed that students, regardless of abilities, need to understand concepts and theories, rather than just memorising contents without understanding. Kelvin's teaching in class is always aligned to this philosophy and his students always benefited from his detailed explanation of concepts and theories. With a good foundation in concepts, students will be better equipped to answer basic and higher order thinking questions. Kelvin does not just ensure excellence in chemistry, he also cares for his students outside of lessons. He provides consultations to students who may require that extra bit of help and developed study plans with students to prepare for their A level examinations. During his time at Serangoon Junior College, he was nominated by students to receive the "Most Caring Teacher Award".
Mr Alex graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Master of Science(MSc.) degree in Chemistry. He has been tutoring Chemistry for more than 11 years and has experience with tutoring IB Chemistry for the past 7 years. His goal in tutoring is to make Chemistry a fun and interesting subject to his students, while at the same time providing his students an easy and systematic way to learn Chemistry. His efforts and effectiveness in teaching resulted in him being awarded a "Teaching Assistant Award" while serving as a teaching assistant during his MSc. studies in NUS.
While tutoring, he aligns to his goals of developing not just knowledgeable, but also caring and compassionate students. He will usually provide students with interesting real-life examples linked to topics in Chemistry, such as the relevance of the subject in medical science, and how it can make lives better. Mr Alex is a firm believer that 'practice makes perfect' and will provide a lot of different questions and examples to ensure his students are able to develop a flexible and systematic thought process, allowing them to easily apply what they have learnt. To that end, his students will usually graduate with excellent grades in their Chemistry.
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