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About 70% of our customers are repeat clients – they either hire tutors from us for additional subject(s) for the same child, or they hire tutors for their other children.

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Since 2009, we have transformed our students' fail grades to b's and A's at the national exams

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  • 37,000 qualified and experienced tuition teachers
  • Over 35% of our tutors have PhD’s, Master’s, or are NIE-trained current/ex-MOE teachers
  • 85% of our tutors are graduates or undergraduates from Singapore’s best publicly-funded universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SUSS and SIT)
  • Over 96% of tutors who apply to join the Learn Fast team have at least a Bachelor’s – or are about to achieve one – from the top local universities or the best universities globally (Oxford, Cambridge, Ivy League)
  • All of our tutors scored A’s in the subjects that they are teaching
  • Our tutors have between 2 to over 30 years of home tuition experience
  • All of the tutors whose profiles we show you have strong proven records of rapidly boosting their students’ grades 
  • Non-performing tutors are not included in our database

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How to choose a good tuition agency

Good tutors want to be represented by a reputable tuition agency

The size of the tutoring team is very important. The larger the team, the better the chances that the tuition coordinator can find the best tutor whose experience and qualifications suit your requirements. You should choose agencies that have a minimum of 20,000 home tuition teachers in their database.

At least 30% of a credible tuition agency should consist of tutors who have PhD’s, Master’s or are NIE-trained MOE current/ex teachers. The better tuition teachers want to join only the best tuition agencies. They know that dependable tutor agencies have more clients, and numerous good assignments for them to choose from every day.

Many of our parents/students avoid agencies that have more than 20% of their tutors whose highest academic qualifications are polytechnic diploma’s or junior college certificates. The market rate of hourly fees charged by experienced university undergraduates is $30/hr, and the rates tutors who had stopped studying at JC or polytechnic levels is $20/hr to $25/hr. 

How would you be able to know if a tuition agency’s database comprises mainly of lower-qualified tutors? Their websites will always emphasize “affordable tuition rates” as their main or only attraction. Given that the difference in monthly rates between a polytechnic graduate and a university graduate is only about $30 – and in most cases, are at the same rates or sometimes even lower than group tuition – “affordable tuition rates” shows up in websites whenever a tuition agency does not have tutors whose other clients are already paying them higher rates. 

Parents would pay rates that they feel are fair and appropriate, according to the tutor’s track record, academic qualifications, and number of years of experience. Tutors accept an assignment based on hourly rates, the grade target/current level of skills of the student, and the availability of slots in their teaching schedules.

University undergraduates or graduated tutors tend to have easily scored comfortable A’s in the subjects that they teach, and most parents would of course prefer that their children are taught the correct content, as well as skills in answering difficult questions. If the tutor was not able to score A in say Physics, can he/she help you score an A?

Good tuition agencies require that their tutors have at least 2 years of tutoring experience before including their details into the tuition agency database. This is to ensure that the tutor has the requisite commitment to being a good tutor, as well as the relevant experience and track record of improving their students’ grades, and are not experimenting with your child’s academic future.

Be wary of tuition agencies that promise to show you profiles “immediately”. If a tuition agency has a large pool of eligible and qualified tutors to reach out to for your assignment, it takes time for good tuition teachers to respond. Agencies that get back to you “immediately” with tutor profiles are either not thorough, or worse, have only a very small tutor database. Good home tutors might not respond immediately when they receive tuition assignment messages – because they are very likely to be busy teaching during that time and are not desperately and idly sitting around hoping for messages to arrive. Tuition teachers typically apply for assignments between 4 to 18 hours after they have received the assignment message. If a tutor waits too long, it might indicate that the tutor is not keen to take on more assignments at that hourly rate, or worse, has time management/punctuality issues. A good timeframe for a dependable tuition agency to get back to you with profiles of responsible tuition teachers should be 1 to 2 working days after you have given them the description of what you are expecting of your tutor. 

Trustworthy tuition agencies hire university graduates as their tuition coordinators because graduated coordinators can properly understand the academic and learning needs of tuition students. There is no difference in the hourly rate that you pay to your home tutor, so you might as well get the best value for money and professional service when you are looking for a good home tuition agency.

Tuition coordinators who are university graduates will be able to ask the assignment applicants the right questions in order to assess if he or she is truly able to teach according to your requirements – even if the tutor claims to have 8 to 10 years of tuition experience. Because at least 70% of each age cohort has at least a Bachelor’s degree, it will be easy to find tuition agencies that hire only university graduates as their tuition coordinators.  How would you know if the coordinator is likely to have at least a Bachelor’s? His or her English grammar and vocabulary, when you call or Whatsapp the agency.

Look at the tuition agency’s Facebook posts. The passion that the tuition coordinators and management have for the MOE subjects clearly shows if the agency is really qualified to help you find suitable tutors. If the tuition agency cannot be bothered to post the latest content and interesting developments that engage their discerning tutors, parents and students, would this tutor agency genuinely have enough outstanding tuition teachers? 

The way that the tuition agency prepares the tutor profiles indicates the quality of the tutor. Parents tell us that “testimonials” that are featured on websites of some tuition agencies are dodgy – who knows if these are real or made-up, even when there are “screenshots of comments by parents/students”? When you read the tutor profiles that tuition agencies send to you, the tuition teachers who are truly successful would be able to clearly elaborate on their teaching achievements, the schools and university that they and their students attended, and MOST importantly, the type of grade improvements they helped their students achieve. If a tutor does not describe all this important information well, then their teaching method might be blunt, cold, and might not tailor the teaching suit your learning style. And this tutor probably has limited abilities to help your grades improve.

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you are scoring low c's or high b's, and want a strong a

You will lose valuable marks when you simply just memorize formulas and content, but do not REALLY know when and how to use or apply them.

Carelessness and nervousness also cause students to lose marks.

Some tuition teachers are lazy, and they would take up the entire 1.5 or 2 hours with their students by making them practice on workbooks again and again.

Or worse still, they make you memorize “model” answers in the hope of being able to “guess” or “predict” the topics and questions that will be tested.

These methods are dangerous. 

Imagine how terrified you will feel when you find that most of the actual questions in your school or national exam are not the ones that your tutor and you “spotted”.

If you do not know why and what are the exact mistakes that you are making, you are training yourself to keep repeating the bad habits of using the wrong content and answering methods.

When you start to get used to these very unacceptable routines, you will have more difficulty in nurturing your capacity to logically and calmly analyze what the exam question wants you to do.

Any effective tuition teacher who had himself/herself scored an A for that subject (and who has extensive tutoring experience) would know that the current MOE syllabus arranges all the topics within the curriculum in an integrated way, to test the student’s ability to apply the fundamental and advanced knowledge that was learnt.

Professional and experienced tuition teachers from Learn Fast will help you connect the concepts across topics, which is a very important skill that you absolutely need to have, in order to get your A.

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It is very easy for parents to find tuition teachers who are university graduates or undergraduates – because there are already so many of them now, in Singapore.

Every year, there are over 40,000 Singaporean students (Year 1 to Year 4, Master’s, PhD etc) studying at the NUS campus alone.

At least 40% of each cohort of people born in the same year are accepted into the government-funded universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SUSS, SIT and SUTD).

Another 20% to 30% of this same cohort would have graduated from university-level programmes offered by private institutions, after they completed their polytechnic or junior college studies.

This means that 70% of every cohort of people born in a certain year would have at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Over 96% of tutors who apply to join the Learn Fast team have at least a Bachelor’s – or are about to achieve one – from the top local universities or the best universities globally (Oxford, Cambridge, Ivy League).

Our agency selects only experienced undergraduate or graduated tutors who are patient, committed, and who are professional tuition teachers. 

Most of all, they MUST have a proven track record of delivering improvements of 10 to 30 marks for their recent students, before we include them in our database and tutoring team.

This way, our clients know that they are hiring winners who can quickly help their children’s grades improve dramatically within 1 to 2 semesters.

The latest Moe syllabus does not reward STUDENTS WHO BLINDLY MEMORIZE

You can score much higher marks once you can successfully answer exam questions that require you to analyze and connect concepts across 2 or more topics.

A textbook is only as good as the teacher who uses it.

The textbook is designed as the main source of information.

However, we all know that national exams often ask questions that are not found in the textbook.

Students from average mainstream schools wrongly assume that learning is simply just a collection of basic facts and figures. And that their textbook has all the answers to all the questions that appear in exams.

Weaker students tend to see learning as an accumulation of “correct answers”. They would therefore think that plainly memorizing these “correct answers” will help them to pass or achieve a B3.

It is very risky for you to look at crucial content from only one perspective, or to focus purely on the content that is recommended in the textbook.

Students in the good schools never rely on only one source of information because they know that the exam questions expect them to be able to connect SEVERAL related or seemingly-unrelated concepts in order to arrive at the acceptable answer for challenging and tricky exam questions. 

The main reason for scoring low grades IS: "I can't understand the content"

Different students have different starting points.

Something that may be easy for one student (or one of your children) may not be so easy for someone else.

Everyone learns differently, whether it be faster or slower than normal. Some of us learn better by writing, reading or discussing. 

Catch up now, before you continue lagging behind even further, during the remainder of the academic year.

Right now is the perfect time for you to close up your learning gaps in that difficult chapter.

If these gaps aren’t addressed before the next chapter starts,
these learning gaps will only WIDEN, and you will find it much harder to catch up to your peers. Your grades will suffer, and you will hate that subject. While your classmates are able to go on to score an A.

Studying is easier when you are taught proven methods to learn what is difficult to you.

Learn Fast has the expertise to help you to do very well. 

We will teach you how to focus on processes and techniques that produce higher marks, instead of requiring you to memorize and write useless notes and answers.

Our exceptional tuition teachers will show you the quickest and most efficient way to understand complicated content, so that you can swiftly achieve subject mastery in Biology.

Achieve a breakthrough in the subject you are now dreading

Our tutors are approachable and friendly

All because we are expert tuition teachers, it does not mean that our lessons have to be boring.

Many students start lessons with our tuition teachers feeling afraid of the subject, because they are discouraged by their previous experience and feel too overwhelmed (or embarrassed) to approach the subject positively.

Home tutors that are skillful in listening and observing often pick up on what isn’t being said – such as any underlying anxieties that a student may have. 

Indeed, if an educator can truly understand a student, he or she can then target the root causes of the student’s low marks. This  will open the door for the student to readily receive and learn the content that is being taught.

An effective tutor needs to be adaptable. This is because students often have different moods (enthusiastic, desperate, reluctant, friendly) during each of the tuition sessions. The tuition teacher has to adapt the teaching strategy to handle each of these moods, in order to be productive.

If you were to imagine the perfect teacher that you want to be teaching you that difficult content or subject, you’re going to want someone who is very engaging in front of the student.

Our tuition teachers know that it is so important to be observant, patient, flexible, empathetic and to always have a positive attitude.

Singapore's Most trusted tuition agency

  • 37,000 qualified and experienced tuition teachers
  • Over 35% of our tutors have PhD’s, Master’s, or are NIE-trained current/ex-MOE teachers
  • 85% of our tutors are graduates or undergraduates from Singapore’s best publicly-funded universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SUSS and SIT)
  • Over 96% of tutors who apply to join the Learn Fast team have at least a Bachelor’s – or are about to achieve one – from the top local universities or the best universities globally (Oxford, Cambridge, Ivy League)
  • All of our tutors scored A’s in the subjects that they are teaching
  • Our tutors have between 2 to over 30 years of home tuition experience
  • All of the tutors whose profiles we show you have strong proven records of helping their students’ grades improve
  • Non-performing tutors are not included in our database

Ms YN has 12 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from NTU (Honours). She taught at a tuition centre for 5 years. Ms YN’s private tuition students attended Crescent Girls’ School, Bedok South Secondary School, Anglican High School, Tampines Meridian Junior College, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, and River Valley High School.

Ms JL has 10 years of Biology tuition  experience. She is NIE-trained and taught at MOE schools for 9 years. Ms JL has a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences with 2nd major in Biomedical Structural Biology from NTU. Ms JL’s private tuition students attended Victoria School (Integrated Programme), Temasek Junior College (Integrated Programme), St. Joseph’s Institution, Regent Secondary School, Northbrooks Secondary School, Greendale Secondary School, and Crescent Girls’ School.

Ms PM has 4 years of Biology tuition experience. She has PhD in Biological Sciences Stanford University. Ms PM’s Bachelor’s in Biochemistry was from NUS (First Class Honours). Ms PM wrote the curriculum content for secondary school and junior college Biology for a leading group of tuition centres. Her private tuition students attended Tanjong Katong Girls’ School, Raffles Institution, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Eunoia Junior College, Catholic Junior College, and River Valley High School.

Mr MJC has 7 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences with specialisation in Molecular & Cell Biology from NUS (Honours). Mr MJC taught at a tuition centre for 3 years and was an MOE contract teacher for 5 years. His private tuition students attended Zhonghua Secondary School, Xinmin Secondary School, St. Margaret’s Secondary School, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, St. Andrew’s Junior College, and Raffles Institution.

Ms SE has 13 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Master’s in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology from NUS. Her Bachelor’s in Computational Biology was from NUS (First Class Honours). Ms SE’s private tuition students attended Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary), Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, Hwa Chong Institution (Integrated Programme), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Victoria Junior College, and National Junior College.

Mr NJL has 4 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences from NUS. Mr NJL taught at a tuition centre for 1 year. His private tuition students attended Clementi Town Secondary School, CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Jurong Pioneer Junior College, Nanyang Junior College, and St. Andrew’s Junior College.

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Mr GSM has 7 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences with specialisation in Biomedical Science from NUS (2nd Upper Class Honours). Mr GSM was an MOE contract teacher at a top school for 2 years. His private tuition students attended St. Hilda’s Secondary School, Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary), Crescent Girls’ School, Catholic Junior College, River Valley High School, and Dunman High School.

Ms CWL has 4 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Master’s in Biophysical Sciences, Computational and Structural Biology from NUS. Ms CWL’s private tuition students attended Catholic High School, Dunman High School, Geylang Methodist School (Secondary), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Tampines Meridian Junior College, and Eunoia Junior College.

Ms YY has 8 years of Biology tuition experience. She is NIE-trained and taught at junior colleges for 7 years. Ms YY has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from NUS (2nd Upper Class Honours). Her private tuition students attended Eunoia Junior College, Nanyang Junior College, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, Temasek Junior College, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, and Hwa Chong Institution.

Mr AJF has 9 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Master’s in Microbiology from NTU. His Bachelor’s in Biology was from NUS (2nd Upper Class Honours). Mr AJF was the Head of Biology at a group of tuition centres where he taught for 7 years. Mr AJF’s private tuition students attended Presbyterian High School, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary), Nanyang Girls’ High School, National Junior College (Integrated Programme), Anderson Serangoon Junior College, and Victoria Junior College.

Mr BH has 11 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a PhD in Biology from the University of Wisconsin. His Bachelor’s in Microbiology and Immunology was from NUS (First Class Honours). Mr BH was a relief teacher at a top junior college for 2 years. His private tuition students attended Hwa Chong Institution (Integrated Programme), Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary), Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, Eunoia Junior College, Victoria Junior College, and National Junior College.

Ms PTN has 7 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences with 2nd Major in Biomedical Structural Biology from NTU. Ms PTN taught at a tuition centre for 7 years. Her private tuition students attended Sembawang Secondary School, Ang Mo Kio Secondary School, CHIJ Katong Convent, Nanyang Junior College, Yishun Innova Junior College, and Raffles Institution.

Ms ALS has 8 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from NUS (Honours). Ms ALS was an MOE contract teacher for 1 year. Her private tuition students attended Peicai Secondary School, Anderson Secondary School, Tanjong Katong Girls’ School, Catholic High School Integrated Programme, Catholic Junior College, and St Andrew’s Junior College.

Mr SD has 12 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Master’s in Biophysical Sciences, Computational and Structural Biology from NUS, and a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology (First Class Honours) from NTU. Mr SH wrote the secondary school and junior college curriculum content for a leading group of tuition centres, where he taught for 9 years. Mr SH’s private tuition students attended Nan Hua High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, Nanyang Girls’ High School Integrated Programme, St Andrew’s Junior College, Raffles Institution, and Eunoia Junior College.

Mr CJW has 9 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Master’s in Biology, and a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering  (2nd Upper Class Honours) from NTU. Mr CJW’s private tuition students attended Nanyang Junior College,  River Valley High School, Temasek Junior College, Eunoia Junior College, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, and  Hwa Chong Institution. 

Mr KLF has 8 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Medical Biology from NTU. Mr KLF taught at a leading tuition centre for 4 years. His private tuition students attended St. Patrick’s School, Punggol Secondary School, School of Science and Technology, Catholic Junior College, Tampines Meridian Junior College, and Anglo-Chinese Junior College.

Ms AHN has 14 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences with 2nd Major in Biomedical Structural Biology from NTU. Ms AHN taught at a tuition centre for 5 years. Her private tuition students attended St Patrick’s School, West Spring Secondary School, Serangoon Garden Secondary School, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, Dunman High School, and National Junior College.

Mr CJH has 6 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences with specialisation in Molecular & Cell Biology from NUS (First Class Honours). Mr CJH taught at a tuition centre for 2 years. His private tuition students attended Teck Whye Secondary School, St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School, Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary), Yishun Innova Junior College, Dunman High School, and River Valley High School.

Ms KKW has 5 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from NTU. Ms KKW was an MOE contract teacher for 2 years. Her private tuition students attended Sembawang Secondary School, Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School, Maris Stella High School, Catholic Junior College, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, and St Andrew’s Junior College.

Mr OLC has 9 years of Biology tuition experience. He is NIE-trained and taught at junior colleges for 9 years. Mr OLC has a Bachelor’s in Medical Biology from NTU (Honours). His private tuition students attended Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, St Andrew’s Junior College, Temasek Junior College, Yishun Innova Junior College, and Raffles Institution.

Ms CC has 8 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Master’s in Biophysical Sciences, Computational and Structural Biology from NUS. Her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry was from NUS (2nd Upper Class Honours). Ms CC’s private tuition students attended Catholic High School Integrated Programme, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School Integrated Programme, Woodlands Ring Secondary School, Catholic Junior College, Hwa Chong Institution, and River Valley High School.

Ms YNR has 7 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a PhD in Cellular Microbiology from Cornell University. Ms YNR’s Bachelor’s in Life Sciences with specialisation in Biomedical Science was from NUS (First Class Honours). Her private tuition students attended NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary), Cedar Girls’ Secondary School Integrated Programme, Victoria Junior College, River Valley High School, and National Junior College.

Ms SLE has 11 years of Biology tuition experience. She is NIE-trained and taught at MOE schools for 7 years. Ms SLE has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences with specialisation in Molecular & Cell Biology (Honours) from NUS. Ms SLE’s private tuition students attended St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School, Montfort Secondary School, Hai Sing Catholic School, Yuan Ching Secondary School, Whitley Secondary School, and Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road).

Mr DN has 8 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from NTU. His private tuition students attended Deyi Secondary School, Jurongville Secondary School, CHIJ Katong Convent, Dunman High School Integrated Programme, Nanyang Junior College, and Jurong Pioneer Junior College.

Ms EHF has 7 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from NUS. Ms EHF taught at a tuition centre for 3 years. Her private tuition students attended Punggol Secondary School, Marsiling Secondary School, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary), Tampines Meridian Junior College, River Valley High School, and Yishun Innova Junior College.

Mr JSB has 10 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from NUS. His private tuition students attended Tampines Secondary School, Victoria School, Yuying Secondary School, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, National Junior College, and Temasek Junior College.

Mr NSW has 5 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences from NTU. Mr RC taught at a tuition centre for 4 years. Mr NSW’s private tuition students attended Xinmin Secondary School, Springfield Secondary School, Regent Secondary School, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Eunoia Junior College, and Victoria Junior College.

Mr KJE has 12 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Master’s in Biophysics from NTU. Mr KJE has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from NUS (2nd Upper Class Honours). He was the Head of Science at a leading group of tuition centres. Mr KJE’s private tuition students attended St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School, Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) Integrated Programme, Nan Chiau High School, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Raffles Institution, and National Junior College.

Ms TRT has 3 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences from NTU. Ms TRT was an MOE contract teacher for 1 year. Her private tuition students attended Ngee Ann Secondary School, Swiss Cottage Secondary School, Kent Ridge Secondary School, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, Hwa Chong Institution, and St Andrew’s Junior College.

Ms CSY has 9 years of Biology tuition experience. Ms CSY has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences from NUS (Honours). She taught at a tuition centre for 2 years and was an MOE contract teacher for 3 years. Ms CSY’s private tuition students attended Riverside Secondary School, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent, Eunoia Junior College, Nanyang Junior College, and Jurong Pioneer Junior College.

Mr TKM has 4 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences from NUS (First Class Honours). Mr TKM was an MOE contract teacher for 2 years. His private tuition students attended Singapore Chinese Girls’ Secondary School, Damai Secondary School, Fuhua Secondary School, Tampines Meridian Junior College, Raffles Institution, and Jurong Pioneer Junior College.

Ms CPS has 7 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from NUS (First Class Honours). Ms CPS was an MOE contract teacher for 2 years. Her private tuition students attended Dunman High School Integrated Programme, Tampines Secondary School, Hillgrove Secondary School, Catholic Junior College, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, and Victoria Junior College.

Mr YH has 16 years of Biology tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences with specialisation in Molecular & Cell Biology from NUS (Honours). Mr CK wrote the junior college content curriculum for a group of tuition centres, where he taught for 7 years. His private tuition students attended Anderson Serangoon Junior College, Tampines Meridian Junior College, National Junior College, Dunman High School, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, and Temasek Junior College.

Ms WE has 7 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences from NTU. Ms WE taught at tuition centres for 5 years. Her private tuition students attended Queensway Secondary School, Loyang View Secondary School, Raffles Institution (Secondary) Integrated Programme, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, River Valley High School, and St Andrew’s Junior College.

Ms LJR has 12 years of Biology tuition experience. She is NIE-trained and taught at MOE schools for 6 years. Ms LJR has a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences from NTU (Honours). Ms LJR’s private tuition students attended Zhonghua Secondary School, Hwa Chong Institution Integrated Programme, Westwood Secondary School, Orchid Park Secondary School, Geylang Methodist School (Secondary), and St Andrew’s Secondary School.

Mr NT has 8 years of Biology tuition experience. He is NIE-trained, and taught at an MOE school for 4 years. Mr NT has a Bachelor’s in Medical Biology from NTU (Honours). Mr NT’s private tuition students attended Montfort Secondary School, Hai Sing Catholic School, CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh), Yishun Town Secondary School, Unity Secondary School, and Cedar Girls’ Secondary School Integrated Programme.

Ms KYH has 9 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Master’s in Biophysical Sciences from NUS. Her Bachelor’s in Pharmacology was also from NUS (2nd Upper Class Honours). Ms KYH was an MOE contract teacher for 1 year. Her private tuition students attended Yishun Secondary School, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School Integrated Programme, Eunoia Junior College, National Junior College, and Yishun Innova Junior College.

Ms RN has 13 years of Biology tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Biology from NTU (First Class Honours). Ms RN was Head of Biology at a tuition centre. Her home tuition students attended Crescent Girls’ School, Tanjong Katong Girls’ School, Victoria School, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Eunoia Junior College, and National Junior College.

Mr SP has a PhD in Biology from NUS. His Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering was from NTU (First Class Honours). His private tuition students attended Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, River Valley High School Integrated Programme, Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) IB programme, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School Integrated Programme, Hwa Chong Institution, and Raffles Institution.

 

The MOE states that:

Candidates should be able to:

  1. follow a sequence of instructions
  2. use techniques, apparatus and materials
  3. make and record observations, measurements and estimates
  4. interpret and evaluate observations and experimental results
  5. plan investigations, select techniques, apparatus and materials
  6. evaluate methods and suggest possible improvements

How to study biology, using the latest Singapore MOE syllabus:

  • Cell Structure and Organisation
  • Movement of Substances
  • Biological Molecules
  • Nutrition in Humans
  • Nutrition in Plants
  • Transport in Flowering Plants
  • Transport in Humans
  • Respiration in Humans
  • Plant and Animal Cells
  • Specialised Cells, Tissues and Organs
  • Identify cell structures (including organelles) of typical plant and animal cells from diagrams, photomicrographs and as seen under the light microscope using prepared slides and fresh material treated with an appropriate temporary staining technique
  • Chloroplasts
  • Cell surface membrane
  • Ribosomes
  • Compare the structure of typical animal and plant cells
  • Absorption – root hair cells
  • Conduction and support – xylem
  • Transport of oxygen – red blood cells
  • Differentiate cell, tissue, organ and organ system
  • Movement of Substances
  • Diffusion
  • Water and Living Organisms
  • Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins
  • Enzymes
  • The roles of water in living organisms
  • The chemical elements which make up carbohydrates, fats, proteins
  • Starch (iodine in potassium iodide solution)
  • Reducing sugars (Benedict’s solution)
  •  
  • Protein (biuret test)
  • Human Alimentary Canal
  • Chemical Digestion
  • Absorption and Assimilation
  • Learning Outcomes
  • The functions of main regions of the alimentary canal and the associated organs: mouth, salivary glands, oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, gall bladder, liver, ileum, colon, rectum, anus, in relation to ingestion, digestion, absorption, assimilation and egestion of food
  • The role of the liver in
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Fat digestion
  • Breakdown of red blood cells
  • Metabolism of amino acids and the formation of urea
  • Breakdown of alcohol
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol: reduced self-control, depressant, effect on reaction times, damage to liver and social implications
  • Vascular bundles in transport
  • The equation, in words and symbols, for photosynthesis
  • The intake of carbon dioxide and water by plants
  • Chlorophyll traps light energy and converts it into chemical energy for the formation of carbohydrates and their subsequent uses
  • Th effects of varying light intensity, carbon dioxide concentration and
  • temperature on the rate of photosynthesis (e.g. in submerged aquatic plant)
  • Light intensity, carbon dioxide concentration and temperature
  • The movement of water between plant cells, and between them and the environment in terms of water potential
  • The pathway by which water is transported from the roots to the leaves through the xylem vessels
  • Transpiration and explain that transpiration is a consequence of gaseous exchange in plants
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • Energy changes (potential energy, activation energy, chemical bond energy)
  • Molecules, atoms, ions, electrons
  • Acids, bases, pH, buffers
  • Isotopes, including radioactive isotopes
  • Oxidation and reduction
  • Hydrolysis, condensation
  • The Cell and Biomolecules of Life
  • Genetics and Inheritance
  • Energy and Equilibrium
  • Biological Evolution.
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Impact of Climate Change on Animals and Plants.
  • Linkage and crossing-over
  • Interaction between loci
  • The effect of genotype and environment on the phenotype
  • Bacteriophages that reproduce via a lytic cycle only, including T4 phage
  • Bacteriophages that reproduce via lytic and lysogenic cycles, including lambda phage
  • Enveloped viruses, including influenza virus
  • Retroviruses, including HIV
  • Excretion in Humans
  • Homeostasis
  • Co-ordination and Response in Humans
  • Reproduction
  • Cell Division
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Inheritance
  • Organisms and their Environment
  • Cell wall
  • Cytoplasm
  • Cell vacuoles (large, sap-filled in plant cells, small, temporary in animal cells)
  • Nucleus
  • Endoplasmic reticulum
  • Mitochondria
  • Golgi body
  • Osmosis
  • Active Transport
  • Define osmosis and describe the effects of osmosis on plant and animal tissues
  • Define active transport and discuss its importance as an energy-consuming process by which substances are transported against a concentration gradient, as in ion uptake by root hairs and uptake of glucose by cells in the villi
  • Fats (ethanol emulsion)
  • Glycogen from glucose
  • Polypeptides and proteins from amino acids
  • Lipids such as fats from glycerol and fatty acids
  • Enzyme action in terms of the ‘lock and key’ hypothesis
  • The mode of action of enzymes in terms of an active site, enzyme-substrate complex, lowering of activation energy and enzyme specificity
  • Temperature and pH effect on the rate of enzyme catalysed reactions
  • Peristalsis in terms of rhythmic wave-like contractions of the muscles to mix and propel the contents of the alimentary canal
  • The functions of enzymes (e.g. amylase, maltase, protease, lipase) in digestion, listing the substrates and end-products
  • The structure of a villus and its role, including the role of capillaries and lacteals in absorption
  • The function of the hepatic portal vein as the transport of blood rich in absorbed nutrients from the small intestine to the liver
  • Leaf Structure
  • Photosynthesis
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and label the cellular and tissue structure of a dicotyledonous leaf, as seen in transverse section using the light microscope and describe the significance of these features in terms of their functions
  • Distribution of chloroplasts in photosynthesis
  • Stomata and mesophyll cells in gaseous exchange
  • Transport in Flowering Plants
  • Water and Ion Uptake
  • Transpiration and Translocation
  • Identify the position of the functions of xylem vessels, phloem (sieve tube elements and companion cells) in sections of a herbaceous dicotyledonous leaf and stem, using the light microscope
  • Relate the structure and functions of root hairs to their surface area, and to water and ion uptake
  • The effects of variation of air movement, temperature, humidity and light intensity on transpiration rate
  • How wilting occurs
  • Translocation as the transport of food in the phloem tissue and illustrate the
  • process through translocation studies
  • Human Circulatory System
  • Identify the main blood vessels to and from the heart, lungs, liver and kidney
  • DNA – structure and function
  • Central Dogma – DNA to RNA, RNA to protein
  • The structure of eukaryotic chromatin
  • The genetics of viruses
  • The genetics of bacteria
  • Genome organisation at the DNA level
  • Control of gene expression
  • DNA analysis and genomics
  • Mutations
  • Replication and division of nuclei and cells
  • Understanding of chromosome number and variation
  • Effect of meiosis on chromosome number and variation
  • The molecular biology of cancer
  • The passage of information from parents to offspring
  • Genotypes and phenotypes
  • Dihybrid crosses

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