I am a typical humanities student. I never had the flair for Maths and Science. If I did well for these subjects, it was sheer hard work. In those days, we started learning Science only when we were in Primary 4. I remember my first CA well. I was used to getting full marks for my Maths, English and Chinese for Primary 1-3. So when I got my results, I broke down in class.
I had my first 78.
Science is unlike the languages where I just need to use it often and could even memorise to score- you need to understand and apply.
That was what I struggled with. I can work five times as hard as my classmates, regurgitate the facts but I didn’t know how to apply the concepts. Fortunately, this is a skill that can be taught. I had much difficulties- but I started working on my foundation from young. In the end, I still had my A for Science.
So when I wanted to start an education centre, I knew Wallace would be the best guy to teach Maths and Science.
He’s the opposite of me- he’s very good with his physics and chemistry; Credentials-wise, he is an Imperial College & Stanford University graduate, had As for Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Maths for his A Levels, scored two S paper distinctions for Physics and Maths, and was the best in Practical in the Singapore Chemistry Olympiad.
Most importantly, he knows how to apply the concepts. (Check out his Maths exam tips here and Science tips here.)As years go by, the curriculum is getting tougher- there’s more thinking involved and you can’t just rely on the 10-year series. As we grow older, we will realize applying what you learn is also a very critical skill to have in the work place.
What I like most about Wallace’s class is the open-method of teaching- he conducts experiments (sometimes outdoor) to bring the theories out from the textbooks, play games to reiterate concepts and do drills to prepare the students for the exams.
The best part is, he encourages students to question, which is very essential for learning.
And another bonus point for his dedication- as his partner, I see how he prepares materials for his Saturday classes every weekday evening, that’s a lot of commitment for a new father and a full-time trader.
Well, I always tell parents I can’t sing our own praises. If you are skeptical about what I’ve mentioned, you can always try his classes over the June holidays. Afterall, we do have a policy where we return your fees in full if you find them unsuitable within two weeks, so it’s a no-lose situation for you.
(This is an experiment Wallace did with his Science students- he taught students the components of milk with this test.)
Think about it. Our schedule is as below: P3-4 Maths 10am-11:30am P3-4 Science 11:30am-1pm P5-6 Science 4pm-5:30pm P5-6 Maths 5:30pm-7pm
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Wei is a reporter who teaches students English on Fridays and Saturdays because he loves children. He started this project with his buddy Wallace, who teaches Maths and Science. Their username was previously PSLEGURU. To know about them, you can visit their facebook and website. To know more about their classes, click here.