Other Recommended Subject Specialist | Making Sense

We aim to create an eco-system for Making Sense students by co-sharing our space with other subject experts 

It has always been our vision to value-add to our students. Over the years, students and parents have been asking us to recommend good tuition for other subjects, which we have unreservedly done so. We are very glad to announce that starting 2020, for the convenience of our students, we will collaborate and co-share our space with a few subject experts. These subject experts are one of the best in the industries and we agree to co-share our space with them as we believe they will bring value to MS students. MS will continue to specialise in Chemistry while these subject experts will bring convenience to our students by co-sharing our space.

 

Our Search For The Best

In the last quarter of 2019, we started to release news that we are looking for subject experts to partner Making Sense. We received numerous inquiries from tutors who are keen to work with us. Our team at Making Sense looked through their credentials, teaching experience, and did research on every single one of them. We shortlisted a dozen tutors whom our founder Mr. William Lin personally interviewed. Mr. William studied their notes, analysed their style of teaching and spoke with several of their current students before deciding to partner Maths by Mr. H.D Chua (Maths), Mr. Baarath Ram (Physics) and Ms. Deborah Lim (General Paper) 

All 3 tutors have vast teaching experience, are highly established teachers in their field and just like our tutors at Making Sense, always willing to go the extra mile for students (Whatsapp Support, FOC consultations etc). We have no doubt they will add immense value to our students.

By using our space at Making Sense, Mr. Chua, Mr. Ram and Ms. Deborah Lim will be able to further value-add to the students of Making Sense. The best part? Our students enjoy a significant discount with these subject experts 😍


The Math Specialist – Mr. H.D. Chua 

2nd Upper Honours Degree in Applied Mathematics (NTU)

Highly experienced Ex-JC lecturer

Recipient of the Most Caring Teacher Award (2015)

Vast experience in coordinating Mathematics program in Junior College

 

Mr. H.D. Chua graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mathematical Science (Applied Mathematics). Having a passion for teaching, he applied and did a short stint internship at the then Serangoon Junior College before graduating from NTU in 2011.

Mr. Chua’s teaching journey began in 2012 when he was posted to Serangoon Junior College. As a beginning teacher then, he explored various ways of teaching and engaging students in classes and often cared for his students under his charge and helped them cope with the stressful college life. In 2015, he was recognised for his effort by his students and the college and was awarded the Most Caring Teacher Award. He was also nominated by his college for the Exxonmobil Caring Teacher Award (JC/CI) in 2016.

With close to a decade of experience teaching H1/H2 Mathematics at the ‘A’ Level, Mr. Chua is very well-versed with the way students interact with Mathematical concepts and is able to pre-empt common mistakes that students make. He guides students with patience to understand key concepts and builds a strong rapport with them. This gives his students a safe environment to question concepts taught and learn from mistakes made.

 

What students say about Mr. Chua 

Mr. Chua is one of the most patient mathematics teachers I have ever encountered. He is also very clear, and systematic in his teachings. To me, that is what a Mathematics teacher should embody. You will never be afraid to ask him questions because you know he genuinely wants to help. He has definitely left an impact on me and has always positively pushed me on during my JC days. As he has the heart and passion to teach math, he is definitely one of the best math teachers you can get. 🙂

– Kai Yee, SRJC 

Mr. Chua is an outstanding tutor by virtue of his teaching attitude and skill.  He has a very reassuring presence in the classroom and makes concepts accessible and providing timely encouragement. He also increased my interest in and appreciation of maths because his passion for the subject is infectious. Mr. Chua has both a masterful understanding of the content of the syllabus as well as a very effective teaching approach. He is not only extremely familiar with all aspects of the academic material, but he is also diligent in observing questions types and ways that concepts can be tested. Due to his experience, Mr. Chua is also very well-versed with the ways students interact with mathematical concepts and is even able to preempt common mistakes, which allowed me to learn at an accelerated pace because I no longer had to make those mistakes myself in order to learn which common pitfalls to avoid. Learning from I would recommend Mr. Chua to any student because he has the qualities that attest to a teacher who pays attention to his students and has a keen respect for his profession.

– Joyce Xu, Raffles Institution

Mr. Chua’s lessons are well-paced and engaging. He ensures that all his students properly understand the various Mathematics concepts and will take the time to answer all our questions. He knows what are the difficulties students will encounter in a chapter, and will always take some time to address those difficulties. He is very patient and is willing to go the extra mile for his students.

– Teo Sue Min, SRJC 

 

2020 Lesson Schedule

1 free trial lesson available. Please contact us at 8907 9059 to register for class

 

Students will take away:

  • An intense overview of Maths concepts
  • Learn to tackle challenging contextual & non-contextual questions
  • Common errors and misconceptions by students & how to fix them
  • What Cambridge asks in ‘A’ Levels – Popular Exam Questions

The Physics Specialist – Mr. Baarath Ram 

Eng. (Electrical), NUS

Higher Teaching Education Certificate, Harvard University

Advanced Certification in Training & Assessment, Institute of Adult Learning

Author of 4 best-sellers (‘A’ level Physics guidebooks)

Author of H2 ‘A’ Level 2000+ Physics Questions bank

Passionate, dedicated and never afraid to take the unfamiliar path, Mr. Baarath Ram was accepted as a cadet pilot in Singapore Airlines but decided to follow his passion for teaching. With over a decade of teaching experience, including the Physics “H3” Level, Gifted Education Program (GEP), Science and Maths Talent Program (SMTP), and even the Physics Olympiad (Senior Level), Mr. Ram has written and edited ‘A’ Level, IGCSE, IB books for Physics, some of which have been adopted as recommended text by institutions. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering. His final year project (FYP) was nominated by A* STAR for the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award.

          

 

What students say about Mr Ram 

I was tutored by Mr. Ram in H2 Physics, and to say that his tutelage merely helped me to boost my grades for the subject would be a sheer understatement. Mr. Ram made it a point to constantly keep his students engaged in class, so as to ensure that we would not lose focus at any point of time. He would do this by providing us with thought-provoking questions pertaining to physics, and it is noteworthy that a good number of these questions were created by Mr. Ram himself. Another strong attribute possessed by Mr. Ram would be his willingness to sacrifice his personal time to help his students with physics. A good number of us would frequently contact him to clarify our doubts in the subject, and Mr. Ram never failed to reply to each and every one of us, always giving us priority. Ergo, I would say that I was truly fortunate to have been tutored by Mr. Ram, as without his exemplary guidance, I most definitely would not have been able to obtain my ‘A’ grade for H2 Physics.

-Shivaram Rasu

I have always enjoyed Mr. Ram’s lessons and having him as a tutor. He always makes it a point for lessons to be as engaging as possible, be it sharing with us knowledge that is beyond our textbooks or challenging us with questions that he came up with. Lessons with Mr. Ram have always been stress-free as he believes that having a stress-free atmosphere provides the students with an optimal environment for learning to take place. He is a caring and helpful teacher who always provides consultations even after school hours.  On a personal level, Mr. Ram is good with his interpersonal communication skills. He makes the effort to know every student personally and treats them like his friends. He engages students in small talks after school hours as well just to know his students better. Even after graduating, he makes it a point to know how his students are doing. During the A Level period, he shared his studying skills and habits to his students so as to further prepare them for the examinations.  In retrospect, Mr. Ram is a well-rounded tutor who teaches with passion and care. His teaching philosophies had inspired many students.

– Edward Wang

 

2020 Lesson Schedule

1 free trial lesson available. Please contact us at 8907 9059 to register for class

 

Students will take away:

  • An intense overview of key concepts
  • Challenging questions & how to tackle them
  • Common errors and misconceptions by students & how to fix them
  • What Cambridge asks in ‘A’ Levels – Popular Exam Questions
  • Skills to solve HOT (Higher Order Thinking) questions

The General Paper Specialist – Ms. Deborah Lim

 BA (Hons) English

Post-graduate Diploma in Education (Junior College)

Highly experienced JC lecturer

Ms. Deborah Lim is an experienced General Paper teacher. Having taught in a JC for the past 6 years, she understands the challenges students face in the subject and draws from her experience to share effective writing and reading strategies to build students’ confidence and ace the exam. Her teaching philosophy is that learning should be tinged with the element of fun so as to encourage curiosity and create meaningful experiences. Ms. Lim believes in helping students grasp otherwise complex current affairs and enduring issues by acting as a mediator of knowledge, facilitating rigorous discussions, and designing engaging activities that work to improve linguistic ability and promote critical thinking and literacy.

 

2020 Lesson Schedule

1 free trial lesson available. Please contact us at 8907 9059 to register for class

 

Students will take away:

  • Effective reading and writing strategies
  • Exposure and understanding to complex current affairs
  • Engaging ability to improve linguistic and critical thinking ability 
  • What Cambridge asks in ‘A’ Levels – Popular Exam Questions

Special Mention

Economics Specialist – Mr. Edmund Quek

Mr Quek. is a highly established and effective Econs tutor that is highly recommended by many students and parents. Due to his busy schedule, he will be conducting classes at his centre in Bishan.

https://www.economicscafe.com.sg


In the upcoming months, we will continue to bring more subject experts to the students of Making Sense!

Meanwhile, start scoring well for everything now!

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