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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 Chemistry.

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 DJ has 3 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Master’s in Materials Chemistry from NUS. Her Bachelor’s in Nanoscience Chemistry was from NUS (2nd Upper Class Honours). Ms DJ wrote the Chemistry secondary school and junior college curriculum content for a group of tuition centres, where she taught for 7 years. Ms DJ’s private tuition students attended CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent, Catholic High School, Yusof Ishak Secondary School, Raffles Institution (Secondary) Integrated Programme, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, and St Andrew’s Junior College.

Mr LJW has 8 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a PhD in Chemistry from Oxford UniverLsity. Mr LJW’s Bachelor’s in Analytical Chemistry was from NUS (First Class Honours). Mr LJW’s private tuition students attended St Joseph’s Institution, Singapore Chinese Girls’ Secondary School Integrated Programme, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, National Junior College, Eunoia Junior College, and Hwa Chong Institution.

Ms YSE has 10 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She is NIE-trained and taught at MOE schools for 7 years. Ms YSE’s Bachelor’s in Chemistry was from NUS (Honours). Her private tuition students attended St Andrew’s Secondary School, Loyang View Secondary School, Sembawang Secondary School, Nanyang Girls’ High School Integrated Programme, Naval Base Secondary School, and Victoria School.

Ms CC has 7 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from NTU. Ms CC taught at a tuition centre for 3 years. Her private tuition students attended Tampines Secondary School, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Zhenghua Secondary School, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, National Junior College, and Tampines Meridian Junior College.

Mr LP has 9 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from NTU (Honours). Mr LP taught at a leading tuition centre for 2 years. His private tuition students attended Tanglin Secondary School, Bowen Secondary School, Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary), Temasek Junior College, Yishun Innova Junior College, and Victoria Junior College.

Mr KJH has 9 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His PhD in Chemistry was from MIT, and his Bachelor’s in Medicinal Chemistry was from NUS (First Class Honours). Mr KJH’s private tuition students attended River Valley High School Integrated Programme, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary), Nanyang Girls’ High School Integrated Programme, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Victoria Junior College, and Dunman High School.

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Ms KKE has 9 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Master’s in Chemistry from NUS. Her Bachelor’s in Biochemical Engineering was from NTU (2nd Upper Class Honours). Ms KKE was Head of Science at a group of tuition centres, where she taught for 8 years. Ms KKE’s private tuition students attended Chua Chu Kang Secondary School, Fuchun Secondary School, Hai Sing Catholic School, Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) IB programme, Dunman High School, and Tampines Meridian Junior College.

Mr NLR has 10 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He is NIE-trained, and taught at MOE schools for 11 years. Mr NLR has a Bachelor’s in Environment and Energy Chemistry from NUS. His private tuition students attended Westwood Secondary School, Springfield Secondary School, Nan Chiau High School, St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary), and Ngee Ann Secondary School.

Ms EKS has 6 years of Chemistry tuition. She has a Bachelor’s in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from NTU (2nd Upper Class Honours). Ms EKS was an MOE contract teacher for 3 years. Her private tuition students attended CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh), Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary), Riverside Secondary School, Tampines Meridian Junior College, St Joseph’s Institution, and Nanyang Junior College.

Mr LLF has 4 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from NUS. Mr HPD taught at a tuition centre for 1 year. His private tuition students attended Queensway Secondary School, Tanjong Katong Girls’ School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School Integrated Programme, Temasek Junior College, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, and Catholic Junior College.

Mr EL has 9 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from NTU. Mr EL was an MOE contract teacher for 2 years. Mr EL’s private tuition students attended Christ Church Secondary School, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Nanyang Junior College, and River Valley High School.

Ms KLR has 6 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She is NIE-trained, and taught at junior colleges for 7 years. Ms KLR has a Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry from NTU (Honours). Her private tuition students attended Yishun Innova Junior College, National Junior College, Hwa Chong Institution, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, Catholic Junior College, and River Valley High School.

Mr PM has 10 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He is NIE-trained, and taught at a junior college for 6 years. Mr PM has a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from NUS (Honours). His private tuition students attended River Valley High School, Yishun Innova Junior College, Eunoia Junior College, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, Victoria Junior College, and National Junior College.

Ms AE has 9 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering, and taught at a tuition centre for 2 years. Ms AE’s private tuition students attended CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, Yishun Secondary School, Swiss Cottage Secondary School, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, St Andrew’s Junior College, and Victoria Junior College.

Ms EJ has 14 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from NTU. Ms EJ was an MOE contract teacher for 2 years and taught at tuition centres for 5 years. Ms GKL’s private tuition students attended Fuchun Secondary School, Naval Base Secondary School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, and Victoria Junior College.

Ms AWM has 7 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Master’s in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from NTU. Her Bachelor’s in Chemistry was from NTU (2nd Upper Class Honours). Ms AWM was an MOE contract teacher for 2 years. Her private tuition students attended Juying Secondary School, Deyi Secondary School, Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) Integrated Programme, Singapore Chinese Girls’ Secondary School Integrated Programme, Eunoia Junior College, and Hwa Chong Institution.

Ms BLS has 13 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Master’s in Chemistry from Northwestern University. Her Bachelor’s in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was from NTU (First Class Honours). Ms BLS was an MOE relief teacher for 2 years and taught at leading tuition centres for 9 years. Ms AC’s private tuition students attended St Gabriel’s Secondary School, Victoria School Integrated Programme, Hai Sing Catholic School, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, National Junior College, and Raffles Institution.

Mr CRW has 8 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a PhD in Chemistry from Imperial College London. Mr CRW’s Bachelor’s in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was from NUS (First Class Honours). Mr CRW taught at tuition centres for 7 years. His private tuition students attended Crescent Girls’ School, Bowen Secondary School, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), Hwa Chong Institution, Raffles Institution, and National Junior College.

Mr IT has 3 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from NUS. Mr IT’s private tuition students attended Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary), Bedok South Secondary School, Commonwealth Secondary School, Guangyang Secondary School, Loyang View Secondary School, and Anglo-Chinese Junior College.

Ms NCS has 13 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from NTU (2nd Upper Class Honours). Ms NCS was an MOE contract teacher for 2 years and taught at tuition centres for 7 years. Ms NCS’s private tuition students attended Ping Yi Secondary School, Unity Secondary School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, Dunman High School, and National Junior College.

Mr PT has 8 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from NTU. Mr PT was an MOE contract teacher for 2 years, and taught at tuition centres for 5 years. Mr PT’s private tuition students attended Serangoon Garden Secondary School, New Town Secondary School, Catholic High School, Eunoia Junior College, Catholic Junior College, and Raffles Institution.

Ms LHE has 5 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. Ms LHE’s Bachelor’s in Materials Chemistry was from NUS (First Class Honours). Her private tuition students attended Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) Integrated Programme, Montfort Secondary School, National Junior College, Hwa Chong Institution, and Dunman High School.

Mr OKY has 10 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering from NTU (Honours). Mr OKY’s private tuition students attended Bartley Secondary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, Evergreen Secondary School, St Andrew’s Junior College, River Valley High School, and Yishun Innova Junior College.

Mr PHR has 7 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry from NTU (Honours). Mr PHR’s private tuition students attended CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School Integrated Programme, Holy Innocents’ High School, Yuhua Secondary School, Catholic Junior College, St Joseph’s Institution, and Victoria Junior College.

Mr AT has 4 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a Master’s in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. Mr AT’s Bachelor’s in Materials Chemistry was from NUS (First Class Honours). His private tuition students attended CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School, Catholic High School, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), Hwa Chong Institution, Raffles Institution, and National Junior College.

Ms HS has 7 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She is NIE-trained and taught at MOE schools for 6 years. Ms HS has a Bachelor’s in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from NTU (2nd Upper Class Honours). Her private tuition students attended Maris Stella High School, CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent, Peicai Secondary School, Northland Secondary School, Marsiling Secondary School, and Jurong West Secondary School.

Ms JCY has 13 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from NUS. Ms JCY’s private tuition students attended Kent Ridge Secondary School, Gan Eng Seng School, River Valley High School Integrated Programme, Nanyang Junior College, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, and St Andrew’s Junior College.

Mr PJY has 8 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a Master’s in Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences from NUS. His Bachelor’s in Chemistry was from Princeton University. Mr PJY’s private tuition students attended Dunman High School Integrated Programme, Maris Stella High School, Nanyang Girls’ High School Integrated Programme, Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) Integrated Programme, St Gabriel’s Secondary School, and Victoria School Integrated Programme.

Ms SS has 6 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Bachelor’s in Biochemical Engineering from NTU. Ms SS taught at a tuition centre for 4 years. Her private tuition students attended St Hilda’s Secondary School, Meridian Secondary School, Hougang Secondary School, Nanyang Junior College, Temasek Junior College, and Eunoia Junior College.

Ms WH has 14 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She is NIE-trained, and taught at MOE schools for 12 years. Ms WH’s Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering was from NTU (2nd Upper Class Honours). Ms WH’s private tuition students attended Jurongville Secondary School, Damai Secondary School, CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, and Singapore Chinese Girls’ Secondary School Integrated Programme.

Mr EY has 9 years of Chemistry tuition experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering from NTU. His private tuition students attended Bowen Secondary School, Clementi Town Secondary School, Crescent Girls’ School, Dunman High School, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, and St Andrew’s Junior College.

Ms SFJ has 14 years of Chemistry tutoring experience. She was an MOE contract teacher for 2 years. Ms SFJ has a PhD in Applied Chemistry from NUS. Her Bachelor’s in Chemistry was from NUS (First Class Honours). Ms SFJ’s private tuition students attended NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Singapore Chinese Girls’ Secondary School, St Joseph’s Institution, Victoria Junior College, Raffles Institution, and Hwa Chong Institution.

Ms NHE has 8 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Master’s in Chemical Engineering Sciences from NUS, and a Bachelor’s in Analytical Chemistry from NUS (2nd Upper Class Honours). Ms NHE’s private tuition students attended St Andrew’s Secondary School, Victoria School, Dunman High School Integrated Programme, National Junior College, Eunoia Junior College, and Anglo-Chinese Junior College.

Ms MM has 14 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She has a Master’s in Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences from NUS. Her Bachelor’s in Medicinal Chemistry was from NUS (2nd Upper Class Honours). Ms MM’s private tuition students attended St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School, River Valley High School Integrated Programme, Anglican High School, Eunoia Junior College, Tampines Meridian Junior College, and Jurong Pioneer Junior College.

Mr NK has 7 years of Chemistry tuition  experience. He has a Bachelor’s in Materials Chemistry from NUS (2nd Upper Class Honours). Mr NK taught at a leading tuition centre for 2 years. His private tuition students attended Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary), Ngee Ann Secondary School, Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Temasek Junior College, and Victoria Junior College.

Ms TT has 10 years of Chemistry tuition experience. She was Head of Science at a group of leading tuition centres where she taught for 6 years. Ms TT has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from NUS (First Class Honours). Her private tuition students attended Yuan Ching Secondary School, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), St Margaret’s Secondary School, Tampines Meridian Junior College, Hwa Chong Institution, and Eunoia Junior College.

The MOE states that students must be familiar with:

  • Experimental Chemistry
  • Experimental design
  • Methods of purification and analysis
  • Identification of ions and gases
  • Apparatus for the measurement of time, temperature, mass and volume,
  • including burettes, pipettes, measuring cylinders and gas syringes
  • Apparatus for a variety of simple experiments, including collection of gases and measurement of rates of reaction

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

  • Methods of purification and analysis
  • Methods of separation and purification for the components of mixtures
  • Use of a suitable solvent, filtration and crystallisation or evaporation
  • Sublimation
  • Distillation and fractional distillation
  • Use of a separating funnel
  • Paper chromatography
  • Separation and purification methods
  • Kinetic particle theory
  • Atomic structure
  • Structure and properties of materials
  • Ionic bonding
  • Covalent bonding
  • Metallic bonding
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  • The relative charges and approximate relative masses of a proton, a neutron and an electron
  • The structure of an atom as containing protons and neutrons
  • (nucleons) in the nucleus and electrons arranged in shells (energy levels)
  • Proton (atomic) number and nucleon (mass) number
  • Isotopes
  • The numbers of protons, neutrons and electrons in atoms and ions given proton and nucleon numbers
  • Cations: linked to the reactivity series
  • Anions: halides, hydroxides and sulfates (e.g. aqueous copper(II) sulfate and dilute sodium chloride solution (as essentially the electrolysis of water))
  • Concentration effects (as in the electrolysis of concentrated and dilute aqueous sodium chloride)
  • Electrolysis of aqueous copper(II) sulfate with copper electrodes as a means of purifying copper
  • The electroplating of metals, e.g. copper plating
  • Hydrogen, derived from water or hydrocarbons, as a potential fuel, reacting with oxygen to generate electricity directly in a fuel cell
  • Effect of concentration, pressure, particle size and temperature on the speeds of reactions and explain these effects in terms of collisions between reacting particles
  • The term catalyst and describe the effect of catalysts (including enzymes) on the speeds of reactions
  • Pathways with lower activation energies account for the increase in speeds of reactions
  • Hydrolysis on treatment with aqueous alkali or acid
  • Reduction to amines with lithium aluminium hydride
  • Acid/base properties of amino acids and the formation of zwitterions
  • Predict qualitatively how the value of an electrode potential varies with the concentration of the aqueous ion
  • Predict the identity of the substance liberated during electrolysis from the state of electrolyte (molten or aqueous), position in the redox series (electrode potential) and concentration
  • From a given electronic configuration, the likely oxidation states of a transition element
  • Ligand and complex as exemplified by the complexes of copper(II) ions with water, ammonia and chloride ions as ligands
  • Energy levels in octahedral complexes
  • Use calculators to evaluate logarithms, squares, square roots, and reciprocals
  • Estimate orders of magnitude
  • Alkanes (exemplified by ethane)
  • Free-radical substitution reactions
  • Alkenes (exemplified by ethene)
  • Electrophilic addition, including Markovnikov’s rule
  • Reduction and oxidation reactions
  • Arenes (exemplified by benzene and methylbenzene)
  • Influence of delocalised π electrons on structure and properties
  • Electrophilic substitution reactions
  • Oxidation of side-chain
  • Hydrocarbons as fuels
  • Electrophilic addition of water/steam, hydrogen halides and halogens
  • Reduction via catalytic hydrogenation (catalytic addition of hydrogen)
  • Oxidation by cold, alkaline solution of manganate(VII) ions to form the diol
  • Oxidation by hot, acidified solution of manganate(VII) ions leading to the rupture of the carbon-to-carbon double bond in order to determine the position of alkene linkages in larger molecules
  • Markovnikov’s rule, hydrogen halides to unsymmetrical alkenes, composition of products, stability of carbocation intermediates
  • Friedel-Crafts alkylation with halogenoalkanes
  • Mechanism of electrophilic substitution in arenes, using the mono-bromination of benzene
  • Delocalisation of electrons in arenes in such reactions
  • Chemistry of the alkyl side-chain of benzene ring as exemplified by the following reactions of methylbenzene
  • Free-radical substitution by chlorine and by bromine
  • Complete oxidation to give benzoic acid
  • Halogenoalkanes
  • Nucleophilic substitution
  • Relative strength of the C-Hal bond
  • Unreactivity of halogenoarenes
  • Chemistry of halogenoalkanes
  • Nucleophilic substitution reactions of bromoethane: hydrolysis; formation of nitriles; formation of primary amines by reaction with ammonia
  • Elimination of hydrogen bromide from 2-bromopropane
  • Solid-solid
  • Solid-liquid
  • Liquid-liquid (miscible and immiscible)
  • Paper chromatograms including comparison with ‘known’ samples and the use of Rf values
  • Use locating agents in the chromatography of colourless compounds
  • Melting point and boiling point data the identities of substances and their purity
  • Formation of a covalent bond by the sharing of a pair of electrons in order to gain the electronic configuration of a noble gas
  • The arrangement of electrons in other covalent molecules
  • The physical properties (including electrical property) of covalent substances to their structure and bonding
  • Metals as a lattice of positive ions in a ‘sea of electrons’
  • Electrical conductivity of metals to the mobility of the electrons in the structure
  • Formation of a covalent bond by the sharing of a pair of electrons in order to gain the electronic configuration of a noble gas
  • The arrangement of electrons in other covalent molecules
  • The physical properties (including electrical property) of covalent substances to their structure and bonding
  • Metals as a lattice of positive ions in a ‘sea of electrons’
  • Electrical conductivity of metals to the mobility of the electrons in the structure
  • Enthalpy change in terms of exothermic (∆H negative) and endothermic
  • (∆H positive) reactions
  • Energy changes by energy profile diagrams, including reaction enthalpy changes and activation energies
  • Bond breaking as an endothermic process and bond making as an exothermic process
  • Overall enthalpy changes in terms of the energy changes associated with the breaking and making of covalent bonds
  • Formation of amines as exemplified by ethylamine (through amide and nitrile reduction
  • Basicity of primary, secondary and tertiary amines in the gaseous phase
  • (interpret as Lewis bases)
  • Relative basicities of ammonia, ethylamine and phenylamine in aqueous medium
  • Reaction of phenylamine with aqueous bromine
  • Delocalisation of the lone pair of electrons on nitrogen
  • Transition element, in terms of d block elements forming one or more stable ions with partially filled d subshells
  • Electronic configuration of a first row transition element and its ions
  • Atomic radii and first ionisation energies of the transition elements are relatively invariant
  • Contrast, qualitatively, the melting point and density of the transition elements with those of calcium as a typical s block element
  • Tendency of transition elements to have variable oxidation states
  • Determine and interpret the slope and intercept of a linear graph
  • Choose by inspection a straight line that will serve as the ‘least bad’ linear model for a set of data presented graphically
  • Understand (i) the slope of a tangent to a curve as a measure of rate of change, (ii) the ‘area’ below a curve
  • where the area has physical significance, e.g. Boltzmann distribution curves
  • Comprehend how to handle numerical work so that significant figures are neither lost unnecessarily nor used beyond what is justified
  • General unreactivity of alkanes, including towards polar reagents
  • Chemistry of alkanes as exemplified by the following reactions of ethane
  • Combustion
  • Free-radical substitution by chlorine and by bromine
  • Free-radical substitution with particular reference to the initiation,
  • propagation and termination reactions
  • General reactivity of alkenes towards electrophilic reagents/electrophiles
  • Chemistry of alkenes
  • Delocalisation of π electrons, the difference between benzene and alkene:
  • Reactivity towards electrophiles
  • Preference of benzene to undergo substitution rather than addition reaction
  • Chemistry of the benzene ring as exemplified by the following reactions of benzene and methylbenzene
  • Electrophilic substitution reactions with chlorine and with bromine
  • The use of Lewis acid as catalysts
  • Nitration with concentrated nitric acid
  • Predict whether halogenation will occur in the side-chain or aromatic nucleus in arenes depending on reaction conditions
  • Positions of substitution in the electrophilic substitution reactions of monosubstituted arenes
  • Carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and unburnt hydrocarbons arising from the internal combustion engine and of their catalytic removal
  • Gases that contribute to the enhanced greenhouse effect
  • Petroleum is a finite resource and the importance of recycling

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