Frequently Asked Questions - Chemistry Guru
Q. What is Chemistry Guru Academy?
A. Chemistry Guru Academy is a learning centre set up to provide A Level Chemistry Tuition.
We are registered with MOE (Certificate of Registration of School No. 4300).
Currently only JC H2 Chemistry classes are available.
Q. Are you the person conducting the classes or do you engage other tutors to do that?
A. Please be rest assured that I conduct all my classes personally.
I do not engage other tutors as it will compromise on teaching quality.
Q. Do you teach other subjects or offer 1 to 1 lessons at the student's place?
A. I only specialise in H2 Chemistry Classes at my centre.
Hence I do not offer other subjects or one-to-one private tuition due to my packed schedule.
Q. What are your qualifications?
A. Here are my credentials:
- Public Service Commission Scholarship (Teaching) Awardee, 2001
- NUS Dean's List for 3 consecutive years, 2002 to 2004
- Bachelor of Science, Second Class Honours (Upper) in Chemistry, NUS, 2005
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education, NIE, 2006
- Years of teaching and lecturing experience in a top value-added Junior College
Please see more information about my teaching experience and qualifications here.
Q. How well do your students perform after attending Chemistry Guru classes?
A. My students perform much better (70% to 80% Distinction) as compared to the National Average (30% to 40% Distinction).
The earlier the students join my classes, the more confident I am in improving their grades.
Please see results and testimonials of my past batches of students since 2010.
Q. What is your class size?
A. Usually the weekend classes are more popular and hence larger.
On average, a weekday class is around 4 to 6 students while a weekend class is around 10 to 12 students.
Q. Where are the classes located?
A. All classes are located at my centre at Bishan Central, walking distance from Bishan MRT.
Address is Blk 112 Bishan Street 12 #01-20 S570112 (click to view on GoogleMap).
Q. What are your charges?
A. Fees for JC Classes are $400 for a four-week month and $500 for a five-week month.
Each lesson is 2 hours.
The fees will be collected at the first lesson of each month.
Payment by cash or cheque only, and cheque is preferred.
For cheque please make it payable to CHEMISTRY GURU ACADEMY.
Please note that refund of fees is strictly not allowed.
No additional administrative or material fees is required.
Q. How do I sign up for your Trial Lesson, and how much do I have to pay for it?
A. You can Whatsapp or SMS me to reserve a slot for the class you are interested in.
The fees payable for the Trial Lesson are $100.
Payment by cash or cheque payable to CHEMISTRY GURU ACADEMY.
Q. If I miss a lesson, is there a makeup? Would there be a refund of fees if I cannot make it for the makeup lesson?
A. Students have to arrange for makeup lesson with me, subjected to availability, in the same week.
No refund of fees is allowed if students are unable to attend makeup, but fees in the following month will be prorated.
Q. How is a typical lesson like?
A. In a lesson I will:
- go through important chemistry concepts,
- summarise the main points of each topic,
- let students practise questions,
- teach the students how to cultivate good studying habits,
- give insights on how exam questions are set and how examiners mark questions, and
- share how to keep answers accurate and concise.
Short notes, summaries, and practice questions will be given to students.
Q. Do you follow a lesson schedule according to a specific JC?
A. My students are from various JCs hence the schedule would not follow any college in particular.
The sequence of topics that I am covering is based on my experience and would prepare students well for their exams.
Students should adopt the following mentality when attending classes:
- if the topic is already taught in your school, then treat it as a revision
- if the topic is not yet taught, then treat it as an opportunity to learn it first.
Either way, you have additional practice on the topic and it will do you good.
Ultimately all students will be taking the same A Levels so all topics covered will be relevant and useful.
Find out more about Maverick Puah and discover why he is one of the top A Level Chemistry tutor in Singapore.
Take a look at the results and testimonials and discover why hundreds of students have attended A Level Chemistry Tuition with us.
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