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Re: O-Level Chemistry

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:32 pm
by autolycus
phtthp wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:27 am
However,
I inquiring about "Guide" book, not Textbook, not Assessment book, not Ten-year-series. "Guide" book, is different from Textbook.
In my original post, I wasn't talking about the textbook; the other poster mentioned that.

What I meant was (for example) https://www.rainbowresource.com/product ... ition.html — the MCE 'Perfect Guide' series and I think 'Ultimate Guide' series. They do have guidebooks that are reasonably good for self-study. Of course, nothing beats a good teacher or tutor, because you get personalised explanations from those. But a study guide can be helpful, as you suggested.

Re: O-Level Chemistry

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:39 pm
by autolycus
phtthp wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:42 am
Due to pandemic, last two years (2020 and 2021),

SEAB omitted
testing of "Organic" Chemistry chapter, inside 6092 (O-level Pure Chem) syllabus.

This year (2022), covid situation improved, SEAB put it back to test back "Organic" Chem ?
Yes. Was a very hard decision cutting it completely—teaching organic chemistry at higher levels has been very painful when many students arrived with little to no prior knowledge. Organic chemistry is probably the easiest part of the syllabus in terms of cognitive load, but it can be tedious to some. (Old chemist joke: most chemists need to count to 8, maybe even 18, but organic chemists think they only need to count to 4.)

Re: O-Level Chemistry

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2022 1:00 pm
by ChiefKiasu
autolycus wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:39 pm
...
Organic chemistry is probably the easiest part of the syllabus in terms of cognitive load, but it can be tedious to some.
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Organic chemistry is the easiest??! OMG... I'll take inorganic chemistry any time... :nailbite:

Re: O-Level Chemistry

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 1:15 pm
by autolycus
ChiefKiasu wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 1:00 pm
Organic chemistry is the easiest??! OMG... I'll take inorganic chemistry any time... :nailbite:
Haha! Actually, O-level organic is just alkanes, alkenes, alcohols and carboxylic acids. No mechanisms, just reactions and outcomes. That's way better than all the inorganic in which you must memorise physical and chemical properties and their trends, reactivity series of metals, etc. It's later on that organic turns hairy and inorganic becomes easier.

Re: O-Level Chemistry

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:39 pm
by phtthp
Urgent !

My friend's son need help in Chemistry, 1 to 1, taking O-level this year (2022). Any experienced tutor, can help ?

( no agent)

(Sorry, I not sure where to ask this question. If placed wrongly here, mod, can help me shift to the correct thread ? Thank you)

Re: O-Level Chemistry

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:56 am
by Zeal mummy
phtthp wrote:
Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:39 pm
Urgent !

My friend's son need help in Chemistry, 1 to 1, taking O-level this year (2022). Any experienced tutor, can help ?

( no agent)

(Sorry, I not sure where to ask this question. If placed wrongly here, mod, can help me shift to the correct thread ? Thank you)
Would appreciate a PM too if you find one. Looking for one too. Thanks!

Re: O-Level Chemistry

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:42 am
by sembgal
phtthp wrote:
Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:39 pm
Urgent !

My friend's son need help in Chemistry, 1 to 1, taking O-level this year (2022). Any experienced tutor, can help ?

( no agent)

(Sorry, I not sure where to ask this question. If placed wrongly here, mod, can help me shift to the correct thread ? Thank you)
Hi

You can consider Overmugged Chemistry tuition by Darrell. One thing is that his rate per hour is $45/h for group tuition ! This is exorbitant considering that it is not private tuition. However, he claims to help students pass Chemistry exams with As for past few years. I watched his videos on YouTube. He offers free notes on his website and posts video regularly on YouTube. He runs mostly Sec 4 classes for Physics / Chemistry.

My child is not in his tuition class currently but watches some of his free YouTube teaching videos. I bought curated notes (with helpful tips and what keywords to take note of to do well for exam) from him and there are plenty of free notes on his website.

Sometimes there are a lot of resources online that you can search to learn more about the subject.

Re: O-Level Chemistry

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:31 pm
by MrsKiasu
sembgal wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:42 am
Hi

You can consider Overmugged Chemistry tuition by Darryl. One thing is that his rate per hour is $45/h for group tuition ! This is exorbitant considering that it is not private tuition. However, he claims to help students pass Chemistry exams with As for past few years. I watched his videos on YouTube. He offers free notes on his website and posts video regularly on YouTube. He runs mostly Sec 4 classes for Physics / Chemistry.

My child is not in his tuition class currently but watches some of his free YouTube teaching videos. I bought curated notes (with helpful tips and what keywords to take note of to do well for exam) from him and there are plenty of free notes on his website.

Sometimes there are a lot of resources online that you can search to learn more about the subject.
Woah thanks sembgal! We need those..

Did you buy the curated notes for the 2 Maths and the English? I wonder if those are good too..

Re: O-Level Chemistry

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:46 pm
by sembgal
MrsKiasu wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:31 pm
Woah thanks sembgal! We need those..

Did you buy the curated notes for the 2 Maths and the English? I wonder if those are good too..
I did not buy the Maths and English books so I cannot comment much.

I did not buy Overmugged Maths resources because my child does not need them.

For English resource, I am very selective about the materials as the 2023 O level exam is based on the new format.

Re: O-Level Chemistry

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:59 pm
by MrsKiasu
sembgal wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:46 pm
I did not buy the Maths and English books so I cannot comment much.

I did not buy Overmugged Maths resources because my child does not need them.

For English resource, I am very selective about the materials as the 2023 O level exam is based on the new format.
thanks sembgal for you sharing.. I will get the Science notes then.