CHEMISTRY Tuition in Singapore
For students in Singapore who need additional support to prepare for the O Level Chemistry examination, our O Level Chemistry tuition is the perfect solution.
With experienced and knowledgeable tutors at Aspire Thinking in Bishan, Singapore, students can gain thorough knowledge of the topics they need to succeed in the examination. The tutors at our O Level Chemistry tuition centre provide customised lessons and detailed guidance for each individual student, helping them build their confidence and understanding of the subject.
Expert Chemistry Tuition for O Level Students
Outstanding Results and Track Record
At Aspire Thinking, our tuition classes for O Level Chemistry are designed to help students excel in their O Level Chemistry examinations. We have a track record of delivering outstanding results for our O Level Chemistry students, with many achieving excellent grades.
Vast Pool of Resources for Supportive Learning
We offer a vast pool of resources to support our students' learning journey. Our O Level Chemistry tutors provide personalised lesson plans tailored to each student's needs, ensuring targeted and effective teaching. Additionally, we offer customised worksheets that cover a wide range of topics, including challenging questions to enhance students' understanding and application of Chemistry concepts.
Extensive Familiarity with O Level Chemistry Syllabus
Our tutors have extensive familiarity with the O Level Chemistry syllabus. They possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and examination requirements. With their expertise, they can effectively guide students through the syllabus, covering all the necessary topics and ensuring thorough preparation for the O Level Chemistry examination.
Interactive and Engaging Teaching Style
Our teaching style focuses on creating an interactive and engaging learning environment. We employ various teaching methods, including interactive discussions, hands-on experiments, and visual aids, to make learning chemistry enjoyable and impactful. Our O Level Chemistry tutors encourage active participation and provide ample opportunities for students to ask questions and seek clarifications.
Flexible O Level Chemistry Tuition Classes
We provide flexible options in our O Level Chemistry tuition classes, offering both small group lessons and individual tuition. In small group lessons, students benefit from collaborative learning and the opportunity to engage in discussions. Individual tuition allows for personalised attention and customised teaching based on the student's specific needs.
O Level Chemistry Tuition Fees and Class Schedule
At Aspire Thinking, our fees for O Level Chemistry tuition are competitive and affordable. We understand the importance of providing high-quality education at a reasonable cost. We also offer flexible class schedules to accommodate the needs of our students. Our classes are held on weekdays and weekends, ensuring that students can find a suitable time slot that fits their schedule.
For more information on our class schedules and fees, fill out the form on our website or WhatsApp us directly at +65 8749 8157.
O Level Chemistry Syllabus Covered in Our Tuition
O Level Chemistry is a common subject that students take when they reach secondary 3 level and is taught by experienced tutors at our tuition centre in Bishan, Singapore.
O Levels Chemistry syllabus consists of the following sections:
Experimental Chemistry - Students will learn how to dry gases and separate mixtures.
Atomic Structure and Stoichiometry - This is where atoms, protons, neutrons, and electrons are discussed in detail by our O Level Chemistry tutors. Students will also be required to derive chemical formulae, chemical equations, and calculate yield from mole ratio using different formulae.
Chemistry of Reactions - There are 4 major topics inclusive of electrolysis, chemical energy changes, chemical reactions and acids, bases and salts that are covered in our tuition classes. This is a content-heavy section as it forms the backbone of O levels Chemistry.
Periodicity - Here students are introduced to how elements are arranged in the periodic table. Students are expected to study the trends in terms of boiling point, melting point, colour intensity and reactivity. Students are also required to study and apply displacement reactions. Other concepts include Metals Reactivity series and extraction.
Atmosphere - A relatively easier topic to handle, as this is the study of our atmosphere and its pollutants. Students are required to know the source of pollutants and their effects.
Organic Chemistry - The last leg of O levels Chemistry and probably one of the most challenging. This topic is content-heavy and is usually taught after the mid-year exams in secondary 4. As most would rush through the learning due to time constraints, it doesn't help students in any way. This topic encompasses the study of fossil fuels in terms of the different factions and their usages. Homologous series of organic compounds are also introduced namely: alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, carboxylic acids and polymers. This is, personally, one of our tutors, Mr Terence's favourite topics to teach, as he gets to talk about how medicine and plastics are produced.
With our comprehensive O Level Pure Chemistry tuition programme, we ensure the coverage of key topics and concepts necessary for success in the subject. We go beyond the theoretical aspects by incorporating real-world applications and case studies, helping students understand the relevance and practicality of chemistry in everyday life.
Additionally, our tutors focus on improving students' problem-solving skills and equipping them with effective exam techniques. By honing these skills, students become more adept at tackling challenging questions and approaching exams with confidence. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded learning experience that prepares students not only for their O Level Chemistry examination but also for future endeavours in the field.
For more information on O levels Chemistry via the SEAB syllabus -- > https://www.seab.gov.sg/docs/default-source/national-examinations/syllabus/olevel/2022syllabus/6092_y22_sy.pdf
Common Challenges faced by O Level Chemistry Students
Content-Heavy Subject that requires a Higher Degree of Rote Memorisation
Mathematical Calculations for Moles and Stoichiometry Problems
To put it simply, there is a lot to memorise with lesser logic involved.
For example, students are expected to remember the colour of iron (II) hydroxide ppt, which is pale green, but they are not taught the logic behind the colour. This makes it hard to remember, as the human brain memorises better when there are connections with logic. The same applies to the different types of acid reactions, qualitative analysis tables, and the solubility of salts and metals reactivity series. The list goes on as time goes by and students find themselves falling behind in remembering the content that keeps piling up with each new topic.
O Level Chemistry involves a certain level of calculation which could take some students by surprise. This is especially challenging for students who are not good at mathematics. Deriving chemical formulae, and chemical equations, and solving stoichiometry problems require certain mathematical understanding, namely, the simplest ratio and basic algebra. Students would find this challenging if they are already having issues with O Levels Mathematics.
Structured Questions Often Involve a Combination of Topics
It would not be surprising to find an O level Chemistry structured question involving Acids, Bases, Salts, Moles, Rate of reaction and energy changes. This is because these topics are interconnected with each other and students are required to recognise the relationships.
The challenge from this is recognising that a question can encompass multiple topics. This can be difficult because students are used to learning topic by topic and solving homework problems topic by topic, such that it becomes foreign to them when they encounter exam questions with multiple topics.
How Can O Level Chemistry Tuition Help?
The main purpose of O Levels Chemistry tuition would be to help students accelerate their learning process by delivering the knowledge to them in the best way possible. The process can be complicated depending on the learning style of the student. While the tutor may be very well-versed in chemistry, the lesson will not be very useful if it's not taught according to how the student learns best.
At Aspire Thinking, we address the issues directly during every lesson. For every issue a student faces, there is always a solution that can be applied. Here are some examples of what our O Level Chemistry tutors do:
Personalised Method of Memorisation
Students memorise O Levels Chemistry concepts differently. Some like to use mnemonics, while others use cheat sheets or memory cards. To help identify the best way for a student to memorise, our tutors would sit down with the student first to discuss and conclude on the method that works best for him or her. After this, the tutors would train the student to memorise using said method. The student will go home to finish the rest of the work required, and it will be reviewed in the next lesson. The tutor will then tweak the method accordingly to help the student better. Progress is closely monitored until the student is more proficient at memorising.
Systematic Approach to Chemical Calculations
Students by our O Level Chemistry tutors are trained in a unique 4-step approach to chemical calculations. By following this approach, they can solve virtually any problems relating to moles and stoichiometry. If the student has issues with ratios and algebra, there will be micro-revision on the relevant topics.
Structured Questions Case Study
After a topic is taught, students are given structured questions modelled after school papers. These questions usually involve multiple O Level Pure Chemistry topics. This way, students are exposed to such questions from the beginning. The tutor will then discuss these questions before students attempt them. During the discussion, the tutor will highlight the important concepts to take note of and if the students are unsure, micro-revisions will be made on the spot to refresh the concepts. After which, the students will then attempt the questions. Answers will be marked and students will be aware of their level of understanding.
After a series of O Levels Chemistry questions, students will then be more exposed to the level of difficulty in our tuition classes. Once they are used to it, they will be able to handle similar questions in exams. This method has helped students jump a few grades in their performance.
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Our O Level Chemistry Tutors
Mr Terence is an experienced O Level Chemistry tutor at Aspire Thinking. He holds an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from NUS and has years of industry experience. With a proven track record, Mr. Terence has helped numerous students excel in their O Level Chemistry examinations. His strength lies in simplifying complex concepts and making them easily understandable for students.
Introducing Mr Huzaifi, an O Level Chemistry tutor at Aspire Thinking. With a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and over 10 years of tutoring experience, he has successfully guided many students to significant improvements in their O Level Chemistry examination results. Mr Huzaifi stands out with his innovative teaching methods and focuses on enhancing students' problem-solving skills.
About Aspire Thinking
Aspire Thinking is an esteemed education centre that provides top-notch tuition services to students in Singapore. With a strong commitment to academic excellence, Aspire Thinking has gained recognition in the field of education.
Our team of experienced O Level Chemistry, Physics and other subject tutors holds relevant qualifications and possesses extensive expertise in their respective subjects. They are dedicated professionals who are passionate about teaching and guiding students towards success. We ensure that our tutors undergo rigorous training and continuously update their knowledge to deliver the highest quality of education.
Aspire Thinking has a rich history of empowering students and helping them achieve their academic goals by offering tuitions for several subjects including O Level Chemistry tuition, O Level Physics tuition, H2 Physics tuition and others. We have been serving the educational needs of students for several years, catering to a diverse range of subjects and levels. Our proven track record of success and positive student outcomes attests to the effectiveness of our teaching methods and commitment to excellence.
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