I really enjoyed Mr Tan’s classes. He involves all students by posing questions to students, regularly ensuring everyone is up to pace. He also uses mindmaps and acronyms to help us overcome the monotony of memorising.
He makes Physics interesting, also delving into one or two areas in daily life where we can apply our current knowledge to tackle questions out of the norm. He also consults students on their weak areas and plans recap sessions to stabilise shaky concepts.
He is nurturing and caring and genuinely cares about his students’ life outside of physics lessons, inquiring if they can manage their stresses sufficiently.
As an ex-Catholic High HOD and RI teacher, he has a plethora of knowledge about what topics students find more difficult to grasp and makes use of his ‘treasure trove’ of worksheets and weekly mini-practice tests to alleviate them of their uncertainty.
Even till the last weeks before the O levels, he was rooting for us, providing time table sheets for us to plan our studying schedules. In the end, I was overjoyed to have achieved an A1 for O level physics and can attest that his teaching played a crucial role. I’m forever grateful.
Timothy, Catholic High School (Student did very well and is enrolled into Raffles Institution)