Mr Gabriel Tan and I were colleagues at the Ministry of Education. I have had many deep and diverse discussions with him ranging from the down-to-earth issues like the teaching of physics to how different profiles of learners learn and at various levels of mastery to the more lofty issues like the purpose of education and the direction of our Singapore system.
Mr Tan is a very dedicated teacher who stands out in his insight into students’ mentality in the learning of physics. As a result, his lessons are always engaging, with lively demonstrations of scientific and physical principles and applications. I have had the pleasure of using his notes for teaching; they were well-organised, with a high level of clarity and sequenced in the way that leads the learner deeper, without losing the focus of the topic.
From my interactions with Mr Tan, I know that he cares deeply about his students and takes pride in his teaching. With Mr Tan as their child’s tutor, I am sure that parents will have the peace of mind that their child will make good progress and enjoy learning.
Dr Koh Teck Seng PhD (Physics), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Head of Department (Staff Development), Catholic High School
Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences,
NTU Honorary Associate, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison