Zhong Kai (MJC’19)
From ‘S’ to an ‘A’ at the A-Levels (2019)
There was this scepticism about whether GP tuition would be actually be beneficial for me. But under the guidance of Aalden, I can confidently say that my GP standard has significiantly improved during my time in JC. Aalden was a motivated and selfless teacher, always willing to answer any queries that I may have and provide additional information that gave me better insight into the issue we are focusing on. This helped me to visualise the issue better, which is crucial in GP. Being so well read, Aalden was not at all hesitant to share useful current affair news with me that have helped to enhance the quality of my essays. The most important thing is I end every lesson learning something insightful and new. The small group learning environment was helpful as I could freely express myself and ensured there was more attention placed on me. Moreover, Aalden was extremely patient and driven to help people attain their A in GP. I’m sure those who attend his tuition are in good hands 🙂
From ‘E’ to ‘B’ by JC1 Promotional Examinations
GP has never been my strongest topic, and I particularly struggled in short structured questions and summary for paper 2. However, with the help of Aalden I managed to improve from E during my mid-years to a B for promos! I think what helped me a lot was the constant drilling of short structured questions, which allowed me to understand the “format” of different questions and how to approach them. Additionally, I was exposed to many examples of current affairs that I could use for my paper 1 or AQ!
Aalden really helped me gain exposure to current and past events, which was useful for my essay writing, and was extremely patient in clarifying my doubts about the structures of my essays. He also trained my AQ skills and and improved my score from a 1/10 to a 8/10!!! The most helpful part about tuition is when Aalden would go through the essays I’ve written in details and explain to me how I can improve.
Pwa Kieron (TMJC’20)
Aalden has been a great gp teacher who is patient. He guides me in answering my short answered questions and even though it may take several tries, he is still willing to guide me through it, highlighting the key answers. I felt that through his lessons, my short answering skills had improved as i understood what is needed in my answers and answer the questions accordingly to the different types of questions. Thanks aalden! Also he is also knowledgeable in current affairs as he is always giving insightful examples that can be used in essay writing!
Ng Li Hing (TMJC’20)
Due to the use of google docs, i was able to write more paragraphs/do more questions and thus gain more practise while also getting a well explained review on my answer throughout and what i should change. through just a few lessons i was able to find out what i should change from my usual writing and i realised that my thinking process when writing an essay/doing a question had completely changed after some lessons.
The lessons were well planned and targetted. The answering techniques for comprehension and essay writing that were taught in each lesson were useful. Also, the content notes that were provided have helped me to be more aware of global issues and can be easily used in essay writing. Aalden was dedicated and resourceful, he provides insightful feedback for my essays which have helped me to improve my essay writing.
The GP crash courses were really short and sweet. The content are really useful and the tutor gave a lot of constructive advices 🙂
Ang Chan Yi (RJC’20)
I only attended a 2 sessions online crash course right before As but I did enjoy the lessons and felt that I really benefitted from them. As a teacher, Aalden is patient and willing to help even outside of lesson time. His tips and notes also greatly boosted my confidence for the exams. (-:
Yeoh Yong Jie (HCI’20)
Aalden is very effective in his teaching. He is a caring and understanding mentor. Most importantly, he is able to clarify my doubts and misunderstandings in GP. 10/10 for him!
Yixuan (CJC / Private Candidate)
Aalden is a very meticulous tutor. His GP lessons was quite a breeze to sit through as he was quite clear in his explanations as well as interactive with his tutees. He is always constantly checking up on us to follow up our progress/understanding from time to time. Highly recommended if you are looking for a knowledgeable and responsible tutor to aid you for your GP!
Henry Wang (RVHS’20)
The sessions jump-started my comprehension of GP as a subject. From the paper 2 breakdown to the answering techniques taught for paper 1, Aalden has been able to cater to my areas for improvement while also imparting in me useful thinking skills. The provision of important events to take note of helped me consolidate more examples for wide-ranging topics. Most importantly, I am better trained to work on GP, a subject that I found brain-wrecking initially. To all who are struggling to start in GP, I recommend giving this crash course a go.
Tuition sessions were really insightful and puts GP in a new light. Skills taught were extremely useful and applicable but schools do not cover them so it is good to learn them from the sessions. Content taught was really interesting and applicable as well.
Aalden dived straight into specific components right from the get go which was helpful as that was what i needed – no beating around the bush on the “secrets”. Even though i had only 4 lessons right before As, he was able to tackle all of the components of the paper. The most beneficial component for me was his paper 2 types of questions notes – which was sort of like topical TYS but for paper 2 questions! Besides that, Aalden taught me lots of important points and tips to take note of when writing paper 1 essay – things that were taught but forgotten during lectures. All in all, the crash course (4 lessons only) benefitted me greatly – improved from constant U&Ss to a B for A-Levels!
I joined Aalden’s lessons nearing my A Levels back in 2019. Lessons were very targeted and effective. I have learned a lot and I noticed that my answering techniques for comprehension short answer questions improved very quickly. Also, beyond the usual question analysis for essays, Aalden was very helpful in giving me insightful ways to approach a question. I’m a very glad thatt the distance I travelled for lessons are worth it because I stay really far haha
Aalden is very knowledgeable and approachable when it comes to GP. Even though the crash course was short, it was pack full of useful information and vocabulary. Would I recommend? That’s a yes!
Meghana Warrier (TMJC’19)
My grades improved drastically after I started tuition (E to C in under 6 lessons). He really helped me improve the specificity of my answers as well as taught me different methods to maximise the amount of marks that I can get when short for time. I also learnt a lot of general knowledge and content which helped me greatly for my A’lvls.
Tuition sessions were interesting and insightful as a variety of topics were covered and plenty of examples were given. I learnt much more different examples than I did in school and how to use them in context
The crash course laid a robust foundation for areas I was uncomfortable with in the General Paper syllabus, while also supplementing and reinforcing aspects I had better grasps in. It allowed me to make ameliorations to the quality of my essays, comprehension answering techniques in addition to the application question. For it duration, the crash course’s content were felicitously chosen and taught based on my needs and learning pace, which made for a comfortable learning experience. This definitely helped me secure my ‘A’ at the A-Levels.
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