The Wise Parent Who Thinks Long Term Because She Knows IP Chemistry
Parent 1: “My daughter is in RGS. I would like to enquire on the schedule of the Secondary 3 class.”
Winners: “It is every Wednesday 5pm or Sunday 3pm.”
Parent 1: “Can she start next week?”
Winners: “Though we have taught RGS previously, we would need you to find out the scheme of work for this year before we can advise you if your daughter can join us next week. May I also know how you get to know about us?”
Parent 1: “I’ll get the topics from her tonight. I search for your centre on Google.”
Winners: “Thank you for sharing. Since there are so many centres offering Chemistry tuition, we are curious on why you choose us.”
Parent 1: “I prefer a centre which specialises in Secondary and JC Chemistry so that my daughter can follow through the years. I also read that Mr Chua writes both the O Level and A Level Chemistry 10 Years Series so he must be very familiar with syllabus. I read from your website that IP students can join the JC classes when A Level syllabus is covered, do we have to pay additional charges? “
Winners: “Thank you for sharing. Mr Chua has written the solutions of more than 33 years of O Level Pure Chemistry and A Level H2 Chemistry papers. IP students may join our JC classes when their school topics overlap into A Level syllabus. This arrangement is complimentary for them.”
Parent 1: “Also, my girl is intending to join Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad (SJChO). Can she join the JC 1 class next year to get a headstart on the JC topics?”
Winners: “Sure! In fact, we have a 13 years old girl who is currently in the JC 1 class under our Fast Track Chemistry programme.”
A Tutor Asks The IP Parent To Find Another Tutor To Cover A Level Content!
Parent 2: “Does Mr Chua provide one-to-one tuition? My boy is Sec 3 in VS IP. I found Mr Chua him while searching online for A Level Chemistry textbook.”
Winners: “I’m sorry Mr Chua schedule doesn’t permit him to provide one-to-one tuition.”
Parent 2: “How big is the Sec 3 class now?”
Winners: “Weekday class is 4 to 6 students. Weekend class is at 8 to 10 students.”
Parent 2: “All right. That’s quite a reasonable size. Actually my son has a private tutor but this tutor is unable to handle the A Level topics my son is learning in school and I wasn’t aware that IP Chemistry has so much A Level content according to my son.”
Winners: “Each IP school is different and they have the freedom to decide their syllabus content but based on our years of experience, most IP Chemistry syllabus consists of 90% O Level content and 10% A Level content. It is very challenging to find a suitable private tutor who can handle both O Level and A Level content as A Level content is really challenging to understand, even more to explain.”
Parent 2: “Oh! Only 10% is A Level. If my son joins the Sec 3 class, how can he learn the A Level content? Also, can he consult Mr Chua on any doubts he has from school? ”
Winners: “We must have have the entire scheme of work from VS and Mr Chua will be able to advise the topics which overlap into A Level content. Your son can choose to either attend the JC classes and listen to the lesson recording which is relevant to his school requirement. All these arrangements are complimentary for our IP students.”
Parent 2: “If he has questions after learning to the recording, how can he clarify?”
Winners: “Your son will be given Mr Chua personal mobile number to clarify any doubts he has.”
Parent 2: “That’s great! I think I’ll let him attend Mr Chua’s lessons instead of getting another tutor to cover the A Level content with him.”
The Truth About IP Chemistry
Our definition of IP Chemistry: Secondary school Chemistry leading to a school-based examination in Year 4/Secondary 4 instead of the standard O Level examination. Students learning IP Chemistry often continue with A Level Chemistry in Year 5/JC 1.
The IP Chemistry students Mr Sean Chua has taught are from
- ACS Independent,
- Catholic High School,
- Cedar Girls’ Secondary,
- CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School,
- Dunman High School,
- Hwa Chong Institution,
- Nanyang Girls’ High,
- National Junior College (secondary section),
- Raffles Girls’ School,
- Raffles Institution,
- River Valley High School,
- Singapore Chinese Girls’ School,
- Temasek Junior College (secondary section),
- Victoria School
Since IP Chemistry content is usually made up of 85-90% O Level syllabus and 10-15% A Level syllabus, parents must find a teacher who is not only familiar with O Level syllabus but also A Level syllabus.
As A Level syllabus is a huge leap from O Level syllabus, teachers who are experienced with the demands of both syllabus often graduate with a Chemistry or related degree.
Don’t you agree it is very important that the teacher knows how to delightfully engage students, effectively deliver the abstract concepts and consistently keep them interested?
Consistent Track Record
Consistent Track Record
Mr Sean Chua is probably a rare find.
He graduated from NUS Applied Chemistry (2nd Upper Hons) and had 3 years of working experience in the chemical industry before he set up Winners Education in 2008.
He has written 33 years of O Level and A Level Chemistry Papers solutions in the 10 Year Series which have been adopted as a must-have for all students.
Our IP students enjoy the best of both worlds – O Level & A Level.
They attend the O Level classes and enrich themselves in the A Level classes when their topics overlap into A Level content.
The A Level classes are complimentary for them. In fact, some even complete the whole topic as they are interested to learn more even though they only need 5% of the content. Some say the questions asked by the JC 1/Year 5 students accelerate their understanding.
Many IP students come to us because they realise early the importance of building up firm foundation in their basic concepts and associated keywords.
With the strong foundation, they are able to handle A Level content with more ease, confidence and even more joy while the rest of their peers struggle, dread and fear Chemistry.
If you are looking for IP schools specific Chemistry tuition classes, you would have to look elsewhere.
Our IP students join us because they do not fancy seeing schoolmates in tuition classes. They prefer to learn in a “non-school” setting where they see unfamiliar faces from all over Singapore.
Although I have only been going to Winners Education for half a year, my results have improved tremendously.
Mr Chua is an amazing teacher who is able to get the full attention of his students during lesson and is able to make chemistry more interesting for them. He ensures that all of his students understand the concepts well instead of making them memorise the content which allows the students to be able to tackle harder questions as they have a strong foundation of the subject. I would strongly recommend this tuition centre for anyone struggling with the subject.
Mayukhi, SCGS 2019 IPFail to 80%
|Name of Student||IP School||Level||Results|
|E. Lin||RGS||Sec 3||90+ %|
|G. Tan||NJC||Sec 3||90+ %|
|D H. Soh||Catholic High||Sec 3||Fail to B|
|E. Tan||St Nicholas Girls||Sec 3||Fail to A|
|Mayukhi||SCGS||Sec 4||Fail to 80%|
|Jesslyn Wong||RGS||Sec 4||Fail to 76%|
|Tivya||St Nicholas Girls||Sec 4||A|
|Terr Yienn Tan||ACS (Independent)||Sec 4||A|
|Arielle Goh||Temasek Junior College||Sec 4||A|
|Melanie Choi Ji Won||Dunman High School||Sec 4||A|
|Natalie Koh||Nanyang Girls’ High School||Sec 4||A|
|Jez Chin||Nanyang Girls’ High School||Sec 4||A|
|Selina Ang||Dunman High School||Sec 4||A|
|Stevie Theodorus||RGS||Sec 4||A|
|Gale Tan Jia Xin||Nanyang Girls’ High School||Sec 4||A|
|Janelle Ong Pei Jie||RGS||Sec 4||A|
|Natasha Audrey Tang||RGS||Sec 4||A|
|Keith Lim Wei Yang||Raffles Institution||Sec 4||A|
|Lim Yi Wei||ACS (Independent)||Sec 4||A|