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Before entering JC, I was warned by many that A level Chemistry was going to be tough. That was when my sister recommended me to you. I’m a very logical person, things has to clear to me like, How can this tuition help me achieve my A in Chemistry? What resources can the teachers provided, which are superior to those given in school? You made me realise that chemistry was not as challenging and inaccessible as I initially thought to be. You were patient and knowledgeable, able to give precise explanation any clarity any doubts. Your notes and teachings were really easy to understand and learn.
Thank you for building the perfect foundation for my Chemistry. Thank you for helping me get an A for chemistry which is nothing short of a miracle! All I needed is a little effort on my part and the A was mine. I will want you as your Chemistry tutor, because really, you are really an awesome teacher. Not only because of how capable you are, but because you truly have a heart for your students. I wouldn’t have conquered survived Chemistry without your help. Joining Uptas became easily one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. In just one lesson, I could understand the concepts, link topics together and remember things. Chemistry was made more interesting with the detailed explanations!
Patient teachers are the BEST but the free food and drinks are pretty good loo hehe! I used to hate chemistry when I was in Integrated Programme (IP) Year 3 & 4. My chemistry tutor in IP 4 even advised me not to touch chemistry at JC level. You were super patient and helpful throughout my 2 years in Uptas. More importantly, you believed in me. You helped me to understand Chemistry much, much better.
You were clear and enthusiastic in your teaching and explained it in more simplistic ways to aid understanding. I would recommend all my friends who need help in Chemistry and don’t like it to join ? Throwing back to the times when you could repeat over and over again and slowly teach me concepts without getting upset, I am extremely thankful that I got to know you. I will never forget the extra lessons to help boost our chemistry grade. Thank you Ms Tham, you are really like a good friend which makes lesson fun and comfortable.
Dear Sir, I am very thankful and glad that I made a firm decision to join Uptas. Without your guidance, I would probably still be feeling very demoralised about my chemistry grade and continue getting F9 in school. Before tuition, I was told by everyone that Chemistry was all about memorising and it is a difficult subject that I will never do well or even understand. But you made me fall in love with Chemistry and realised it is a interesting subject that required little memorising. From my most lousy subject, it became one of my favourite subjects!
You have definitely made me more confident in tackling chemistry questions and the skills picked up picked up during lessons are indeed very valuable to me. This is quite extreme but honestly, I think that I can just forgo school lessons and just attend Uptas lessons. I look forward to every lesson not only because they were interesting, but because it was useful. I really like the real life examples you shared during lessons. The improvement from F9 to A2 at O levels, within a short span of time would not be possible without your help. I really loved the way you teach, admire your burning passion for Chemistry and you are really funny. Thanks for connecting my dots in Chemistry!
I have been to many tuition and learnt from many tutors. Honestly, you are one of a kind. From the bottom of my heart, you are one of the best, if not the best tutor. The summarised chemistry notes are concise and to-the-point, cutting short all the ‘long stories’ in the lecture notes. It is easily comprehensible and provides step by step guidance, making it very clear for the reader to know exactly what is going on. Will you consider publishing an A-level chemistry book compiling all your notes? As I believe they will be in hot demand and will likely provide relief and soothe the anxiety of many other potential chemistry students in the years to come.
All in all, I feel that you are one of the best chemistry teachers I have encountered so far, as you genuinely cared for us and have stimulated our interest in the subject. Without you, I guess my chemistry concepts will still be a black void of mess. You helped to clarify and clear all the misconceptions and doubts that I previously had. It is also because you focus on establishing connections with students and is always approachable. I am really touched and impressed by your passion and dedication. I can really feel that there is a genuine care and concern for each of your students. I am very lucky to be learning from a approachable, nurturing, knowledgeable caring and dedicated teacher like you. Thanks a million!!
I still remember coming to you (Dr Aw) after my CT. I did not do well and my concepts were really shaky. It was few months to A levels and I had practically zero understanding of Chemistry and all its related concepts. My first impression of you was- knowledgeable, engaging and very approachable. You were a very dedicated teacher who has the rare ability to teach chemistry in a concise, clear approach. Chemistry has never been easy for me to grasp. And I believe many of your students will agree that they’ve got the edge over their peers in school because of the materials you provided and also of the techniques taught in understanding and answering questions.
My biggest fear was Organic Chemistry. But now, organic chemistry is a sure-score component for me. Your lessons were so fun and interesting that no one ever falls asleep in class. The Chemistry bible was also a very very helpful book which helped us capture the essence of every topic. You taught us “ways to study smart”, especially if I want to excel in an elite school like VJC. I applied this to my prelim revision and it was really helpful. I managed to improve a few grades within a short span and what I can say for certain is without you help, I would be far off from where I am today. Thank you Dr Aw!
Chemistry used to be one of the subjects I hated because it was so tedious and difficult. I remember I first heard about you from my school mates and all they said were, “Join Uptas, Join Ms Tham, you will become a chem beast too”. At that point in time, I was still wondering if what they say is really true. But soon after joining your class, I became just like them and recommending others too. I think your notes are extremely concise and to the point. They highlight the essence of each chapter, and remove the redundant information. And I like that your lessons are heavily structured towards scoring well for exams. Your lessons are always interesting and engaging with use of animations and applets. All in all, you are one of the best, if not THE best chemistry teachers i have ever known. Thank you for staying true to all the good things that have been said about you. They said you knew the syllabus well. You do. They say you make every concept that much easier with your crystal clear explanation. You do. They said you are a passionate teacher with undying love for your students. I have never seen anyone deliver Chemistry lessons with more dedication. What I appreciate the most about you is your patience, and how caring you are towards every student. You always make sure to respond to every question.
I really don’t know how to express my feelings into words, as they will never do justice to the gratitude I have for you. Before attending your classes, Chemistry just felt like a black void of content I was never able to understand. I was unable to fully comprehend the concepts that were taught in school. As a result, it caused my misconceptions to snowball as the following topics were built upon these fundamental concepts of the previous topics. Just when I was about to lose all hope, your passion and words of encouragement gave me confidence to try again. You were able to break down difficult concepts. Your dedication and grasp for the subject showed through as you were able to answer every single questions posted in class with details. You even encouraged us to text you via Whatsapp on any questions we are unsure of. Thank you for making this A level journey interesting. We are really thankful to have met you. Your belief in us and encouraging words are like fuel which motivated and spurred us. You are always so positive and uplifting. Thank you for preparing us well ahead of the bell curve, and affirming that we would do well. Your belief is the currency that propels us to persevere. Thank you for inspiring us, going the extra mile for us. Keep doing what you do, you are doing a great job!
All credit goes to you for changing my perception of Chemistry. I still remember the days when I felt lost every lesson and not able to catch up during lessons in school. Then, I started tuition with you. Chemistry went from being my biggest source of anxiety to the subject that I had the most confidence in. You are quite simply, the best Chemistry teacher that I have ever had in the past 18 years of my life! The key feature distinguishing you from the rest of the Chemistry teachers that I have been exposed to is the personal connection that you develop with students like us. You can make Chemistry fun and interesting, lifting up the atmosphere with jokes. You are not an ordinary cookie cutter teacher, but an inspiring person who can actually teach Chemistry. I have never felt such excitement going for chemistry lessons which are both enjoyable and productive. Your clear explanations and concise notes were a welcome departure from the ineffective mass lectures and notes I was receiving in school. The painstakingly collated questions given to us at the end of every topic reinforced our learning. I looked forward to every lesson and truly miss the weekly lessons. Thank you, Ms Tham, for all that you have done for us. If anyone is struggling with and needs help in Chemistry, Ms Tham is the one to approach. I have no doubt that she will be able to help you the way she helped us!
Uptas is known to have good reputation amongst all the JCs in Singapore. I remember getting back my Block Test results and worrying about my fate for the A’ Levels. While the rest of my classmates were thanking Uptas for helping them. That’s when my friend recommended me to give Uptas a shot. I did not regret signing up for Uptas. The legend about how good the teachers are at teaching chemistry is not a myth. I would recommend everyone to attend the lesson and experience the lessons yourself. That’s when you will gain the “aha moment”
To Dr Aw & Ms Tham: Thank you for being such a passionate and committed tuition teachers. I am forever very grateful to you. I hated Chemistry when in JC1 because the difficult concepts. The teachers made accessible to all of us through their amazing teaching, I was suddenly able to grasp key concepts better and do questions with amazing ease and speed! My friends even asked “What kind of sorcery is that?” The regular summaries, practice questions that ranged in difficulty and timed practices definitely helped. It is thanks to the tutors’ teaching that I was also able to develop an passion for the subject over time. If you are struggling with Chemistry, I would definitely recommend Uptas because the tutors just rock!
Chemistry has always been a burden to me. However, after I attended the first lesson at Uptas, I realised that Ms Tham is indeed a super caring teacher. The notes given out were very concise and effective and they help a lot in revision. The chemistry bible shows the main concepts and formulas for all the chapters. We could tell how much effort and time the tutors have put into crafting the notes. Ms Tham has been a very helpful and patient teacher and she always seem to be able to make difficult topics a lot easier. Towards the final weeks of Prelim examinations, Uptas offer “Common Gap” booklets to plug my learning gaps. Uptas is worth every single moment of my time and effort. Uptas certainly does live up to its name of being the best Chemistry tuition. The lessons here are much more engagin as compared to the dull and mundane lessons in school. Ms Tham ask good questions and force one to think instead of waiting for answers. As students, we knew these are the type of lessons which helps students improve. Uptas made a huge difference in my chemistry results, and I will definitely recommend to my friends. Ms Tham do not assume we know things, and she is willing to take the time to explain and not rush through the notes. To Ms Tham: Thank you for being such a dedicated teacher. We are all really indebted to you and all that you have done for us. Press on and thanks once again!
You have been a very patient and dedicated teacher, one of the best I had. Thank you for making me fall in love with Chemistry and I actually looked forward to tuition every week to learn new concepts. Though you have only been my chemistry tutor for about a year, indeed it must be said you are one of the most likable teachers around. The first thing that strikes me about is that you are indeed a teacher at heart. You were always so encouraging, and always making efforts to motivate students. I also admire how passionate you are, having late nights to prepare for your lessons, compiling questions for us to do. We really appreciate all these questions, it is really through these practices that pushed my grades up. Despite being our teacher, Ms Tham has still retained her youthful nature and is able to bond with the class on a whole new level. She is cheerful, loud and engaging and made lessons more interesting. I’ve never enjoyed a lesson so thoroughly and learnt so much at the same time. It has been an unforgettable journey. A million thanks of gratitude.
Uptas has really helped me a lot to grapple concepts better and ace exams. Ms Tham is the catalyst to the improvement i have made for my Chemistry subject. Chemistry is so fun and interesting that I have never ever lost interest in it. The lessons are very different from school’s tutorial and lecture system as it goes right into the main gist of JC life, which is to solve A level questions. The school system’s emphasis to focus on understanding the topics. There is no emphasis on examination techniques. The focus on exams enabled us to answer questions as we now know what Cambridge wants. I would recommend my friend to join Uptas to gain that unfair advantage. The attention given to individual students and bible notes were undivided, though it was a class setting. Miss Tham would check up on us after every exam and talk to us if we are having difficulties, like a dear friend. It was very evident that she goes beyond classroom learning and truly care for the students. I’m addicted to this tuition. Thank yeah ?
In my opinion, what truly distinguished Ms Tham’s lessons apart from others was her passion for teaching and love & care for students. The JC chemistry syllabus is a demanding one. On top of that, juggle academics and CCA is no easy feat. But Ms Tham delivered the content in a concise, yet comprehensive manner. In a syllabus where much memory work was required, Ms Tham taught us super learning acronyms. These easy to remember acronyms were catchy and interesting, increasing productivity and funny sometimes. Such moments offered me a chance to recharge and ingest more from her lessons.
The Chemistry bibles are the best! They consolidated the commonly asked questions and allowed me to solve more challenging questions asked in examinations. Nearing the exams, Ms Tham would ensure that the weaker students did practice outside of tuition and marked their work as a form of responsibility. This meant extra hours and workload but she still did. That earned my utmost respect for her. The grades speak for itself, I improved several grades from a U during JC1 Mid-years.
“Uptas notes are straightforward and short but have all the marking points”
I would certainly recommend my friends to join Uptas Learning. It is a unique gift of an individual Miss Tham to be able to present Chemistry in such a simplistic manner. The notes given by Uptas is very concise and i find it very helpful to read as a reminder before the paper because unlike school lecture notes which you cannot finish reading even half the syllabus in a day. Uptas notes are straightforward and short but have all the marking points.
I used to struggle with Chemistry, as it was such a complicated subject to me. I did not understand any of the school’s lectures and they seemed really boring to me. However, when Ms Tham started to teach me the subject, I found myself internalising the concepts instead of just memorising. Ms Tham always managed to simplify even the most complicated ideas in the syllabus. Ms Tham has been an exceptional teacher guiding me for the past year. He has displayed patience and is knowledgeable, differentiating her from other teachers. One of the many values that really makes her such a special teacher is her 200% commitment to his students. She has a lot of students, yet she knows the strengths and weaknesses of almost all her students. She will reply to our queries on SMS without fail even late at night, stays back late to give us consultations. Ms Tham has this ability to make Chemistry seem simple. Any of her student can verify that. The materials given were often top-notched. Her materials adequately prepare us for tough applications questions that schools and Cambridge like to ask. On a whole, Ms Tham is truly a treasure to any JC kid taking Chemistry because she is able to make Chemistry so simple. She is able to boost all our confidence along the way. If you find Chemistry challenging, look for Ms Tham, it is that simple!
Before I attended Ms Tham’s lessons, I had absolutely no interest in Chemistry. I could not comprehend and appreciate how people could actually do tutorials and understand anything related to Chemistry. I was genuinely, hopelessly, lost. After I joined Uptas, everything changed. The painfully succinct notes that are easy to read and understand were a winner. Uptas notes were immediately replaced with the long chunky notes from school. We salute you for your efforts and patience for every student. You were clear and addressed our queries and would not hesitant to repeat when we did not understand. The classes in Uptas were in-depth and informative. Ms Tham provided practical tips on how to score for A levels. Ms Tham was genuinely caring and made all efforts to ensure the students do well. You could feel that they are good teachers who are passionate about what they teach. There were a lot of questions to practice and teaching methods are good!! I feel like I’ve improved a lot over the past year. The good memorising techniques helped us to remember content better. It’s a very good tuition centre with good and kind teachers! THANKS DR AW AND MISS THAM.
Joining Uptas is one of the best decisions made in my life and I really enjoy every lesson. Thank you Miss Tham for making me fall in love with chemistry. I appreciate the relaxing jokes and stories you inserted during long lessons. I have never seen a tuition teacher who is as hardworking and committed as you. On top of that, you were really very selfless, nurturing and very kind. Thank you for putting the needs of students before yourself.
Before joining Uptas, I had difficulties summarizing my notes. There is a fear that I might miss out important and “must have” concepts. Since joining Uptas, I do not have to spend hours and hours reading my school notes just to understand a particular concept. I can just take Uptas notes out before exams and quickly revise it. Moreover, the notes include the commonly asked exam questions which shortened our learning curve. Attending your lesson has been a real eye opener.
After spending very long hours in school for chemistry lectures and tutorials, I still did not understand what was taught. However, after attending lessons at Uptas, it felt like magic. I could understood everything I was previously unsure of or did not understand. I will definitely recommend Uptas to my friends and juniors as it is definitely worth the money and time. As compared to hours wasted trying to figure out what is being taught in school on my own, it is worth the time travelling to Uptas. Best of all, I improved from many grades after joining! Yay!!
Thank you so much for your guidance for Chemistry! Your dedication and commitment encouraged me to put in more effort for this subject, as we really want to match up to your efforts. The carefully curated questions stimulated more thinking and make me go “Why didn’t I think of that?”. Besides that, I would like to thank you for the crash courses held during the holidays. Because of these crash courses, I could finally see the light in these topics and find hope. I am eternally grateful to you for this. We will never forget your patience and clarity when delivering lessons! Your lessons are always clear, and loaded with information and yet surprisingly concise. Thank you for making a difference in my journey, thank you for being such an awesome teacher! I am probably no 1 in your “consultation list”, but you always make an effort to meet me individually and explained patiently to me. I have improved from fail to constantly getting A/B. Hopefully, I can do you proud and achieve A at A levels. I can vouch that Uptas is the best tuition centre if you want to improve your chemistry grade!! Come join!!
Hi Dr Aw!! Thank you for putting in so much effort into providing clear and concise notes. They really helped in strengthening our concepts and enabled us to tackle questions more readily. I decided to join tuition only few months before A levels, but you have helped me improve in chemistry knowledge tremendously. A lot of credit goes to you. Apart from that I really enjoyed your lessons, seeing how much effort you have put into each lesson, and trying to keep us entertained with interesting stories/jokes, really makes me want to do well. I really hope I will be able to do you proud for A Levels. I will forget the fond memories on how you imparted useful answering technique as well as exam skills. This makes the Uptas truly stand out, ensuring that every student is well equipped with the necessary skills and tools needed for the examinations. I really appreciate the amazing “Chemistry bible” as well as the detailed, yet concise notes. This allows me to study efficiently and effectively for any tests/examination. We were able to absorb the important details for every topic! Most importantly, we are thankful for a talented teacher like you, who has an ability to get the main point of each topic across in an effective manner that one is able to remember the details for a long time after the lesson.
I used to memorise all the notes and believe that I would do okay. Dr Aw proved me otherwise. Thanks to Dr Aw’s help, I started to understand the theory behind the formulas and answers. Once my doubts were clarified, I was more confident to solve harder questions. Thank you Dr Aw, for giving me the courage and confidence to conquer Chemistry. Putting aside academics, personally you were a great teacher best person I’ve ever met. You stayed back till late to help me out with consultation and guided me through this journey called A levels. You are not a teacher, you are a mentor and a friend. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you, Dr Aw. Not just for teaching me, or being nice to me or guiding me through Chemistry. But thank you for building my resilience in me. To end, I’ll remember your words of encouragement. On the academic side, Uptas has definitely shorten the time spent on revision and offers an unfair advantage through challenging questions. Lessons at Uptas forces students to think all the time. We were constantly given challenging questions to push our limits. Uptas has boosted my utmost confidence in Chemistry and I can confidently say that I can attempt questions with more confidence and ease
I would say that for other tuition centres which I’ve went to, it is akin to tearing up money. Here at Uptas, if you put in effort, the As will be yours. Dr Aw is the best tutor, literally. The notes given were concise and clear, making it easy for the students to understand. Dr Aw explains how formula were being applied for different types of questions. He also established the links between various concepts and formulas. This is especially important for solving application questions, where questions were often integrated. Beyond the formulas, Dr Aw imparted the approaches to solving various types of questions, rather than just simply leaving it to the students to grope in the dark. I would say that time is spent much more efficiently compared to figuring out yourself. Questions were modelled after actual A level national papers. Uptas prepared us adequately with a huge question bank. Dr Aw highlights the common pitfalls and ensure correctly identify the focus of the question and hence applying the relevant concepts. Even though it was a class, Dr Aw’s teaching could cater to all levels of students. This was extremely beneficial as I was lagging behind the cohort when I first joined. I definitely recommend Uptas for all students who may be struggling, it is never too late. I joined after CT2 and am already seeing huge improvements in my results due to the clearer conceptual understanding. Thank you for changing my perception and chemistry with chemistry! I can see myself having a fighting chance of doing well.
Dr Aw was a very caring tutor who truly cares for his students, who has a strong grasp in his knowledge for chemistry. I first joined his lessons at the start of Year 6, after scoring U in Promotional Exams. Shortly after starting tuition, I started to pass chemistry tests. This was, of course, much thanks to Dr Aw’s help. He was patient with me, despite my many queries and doubts. After lessons, he always stays back without complaint to help us with our work, doing more than he is required. That aside, I would say that Dr Aw is really very strong in his chemistry concepts, which is transmitted over to me via his super effective teaching style. Dr Aw skillfully explains the intricacies of chemistry, while ensuring that the lesson stays engaging. After attending a few lessons, I had a stronger grasp for concepts, and I knew the key things to memorize instead of being lost in the sea of information. As a result, my chemistry results shot up from U to one of the top. I would say, my concepts are so good now that Chemistry has become a breeze to me. In addition, Dr Aw gives out awesome notes & chemistry bibles. You only need to browse through these notes before the exams to sufficiently refresh your concepts. 5 stars! I think the fees were totally worth the value that I got out of this experience. Thanks Dr Aw! I finally understood chemistry.
JC is a period where many of us feel helpless and sometimes afraid. This is due to the intense rigour of the syllabus. But Dr Aw has been supportive to each and everyone of us. The notes at Uptas were concise and straight to the point, they were carefully thought out to integrate and show the links between topics. I feel that it has helped me view Chemistry in a holistic manner. I really am thankful for how Dr Aw goes beyond lessons and is always set aside time to help us out with consultations, and giving additional practices for students. Just like many students under Dr Aw, we are really appreciative how much effort and time he has dedicated behind-the-scenes. I remember not doing well during JC2 Mid years, Dr Aw gave me words of encouragement. I will never forget how you believe in me, when I didn’t even believe in myself. I am motivated to do my best for chemistry because we have such a wonderful teacher. Thank you Dr Aw, we love you!!
Dr Aw is one of the most committed and knowledgeable teachers I have ever met. Dr Aw never fails to deliver high quality lessons which distillates the essence of each Chemistry topic. His notes are really comprehensive yet succinct. Before attending Dr Aw’s classes, my impression of Organic Chemistry was all about memorizing facts after facts. I did not understand the mechanisms and purely studied using rote learning. However, after attending Dr Aw’s classes, I have developed a much deeper understanding of Organic Chemistry. While Dr Aw has a phD in Chemistry, he has the special ability to simplify complex chemistry concepts. At the end of every topic, Dr Aw will send us the painstakingly compiled answers to Mastery Practices to download. These questions were carefully curated to target our common misconceptions. Dr Aw always encourage us to arrange for consultations when we have queries. The consultation sessions were really productive. Dr Aw is one teacher you want will in your life. He will motivate you to achieve greater heights and my Chemistry grades has certainly improved under him!
Dr Aw remembers each and everyone by name, this is even though he has hundreds of students every year. My first impression of Dr Aw is how extremely helpful and knowledgeable he is. He has high expectations of his students, yet provide step by step guidance to help us reach our goals. Armed with a doctorate degree and a scholarship holder, it is not surprising how Dr Aw can be relied to attain the grades we want. Dr Aw does not assume we know. He literally goes behind the concepts and explain in a layman, yet precise manner. Every single student knows how much effort, time and hard work he has put into teaching us. Thank God for putting Dr Aw into my life. I thank him from the bottom of my heart. We hope you continue to help others in their A level journey! It has been a pleasure knowing you!
Dr Aw was genuinely caring about our grades and well being. He did not hesitate to provide more lessons to make sure we understand our concept. THANK YOU SO MUCH DR AW!!! The digital lessons by ChemAnyWhere were also really helpful, we could catch up with lessons at our flexibility. Dr Aw shows his care and concern for students, in areas we need help most. He gathered the common mistakes made by students and compiled into “Common Gaps” booklets. I cannot imagine the number of hours dedicated to come up with these precious booklets. I am really happy to come to lesson every time as I could totally understand the concepts taught by Dr Aw. I also realised how easy Organic Chemistry can be! Dr Aw also shared his personal stories with us occasionally and inspired all of us to do better. You can feel the sincerity and how genuine hearts they really are. They truly want you to improve.
I love UPTAS! Like honestly! Coming to uptas is like a life-changing experience, totally different from other tuitions I had been to. I love Dr Aw, solidly the best teacher I ever had in my 18 years of living. His passion for chemistry was just amazing, and it thoroughly changed my distaste for chemistry. This was something no teacher in any subject has ever done. Dr Aw made lesson more fun and entertained us with occasional jokes and his personal life stories. If I could come back, I would. But I can’t as I had to graduate. My chemistry grade has improved tremendously, from grade U to B in a short span of 60 days. He made concepts really easy to understand. We knew we could count on Dr Aw when Chemistry bugs us. Because Dr Aw will always take time and effort to reply us. Caring, inspiring, passionate is what I will always remember about Dr Aw. I hope you will inspire future batches of students, like how you made an impact to us. We are always thankful and grateful for you!
Dr Aw gave clear explanations, in-depth analysis of questions and step-by-step techniques which I could follow. This greatly improved chemistry grades. Dr Aw was very encouraging and always very willing to answer all my questions. I learnt how the same concept can be phrased differently for types of question. Thank you very very much for all your help, I would not be able to improve without your help. Thank you for being patient and providing these top-notched notes. Thank you for helping me regain confidence and encouraging me along this journey. I am really thankful and grateful for your help. May you have a good rest during holidays, after working so hard for us. No words can describe how much indebted we are to you!
I was facing troubles understanding the concepts and was unable to understand what the questions were asking for. However, Uptas notes showed us the common question types and the different ways to tackle such questions. I benefited from Uptas as my chemistry grade jumped 4 grades and I was better able to keep up with classes and lectures in school. Ms Tham is very caring and understanding. She has lots of patience when she teaches and she never hesitates to repeat twice if I did not understand what she said. This tuition was really effective in helping me understand the concepts and it also taught me how to answer questions effectively.
The main difference of this tuition compared to other tuitions is that the tutors in Uptas puts in much more effort in preparing for lessons. She makes sure that she is very familiar with the materials to be taught during lesson to ensure that she is prepared for the lesson. The tutors in Uptas once stayed back until 11pm to give me consultation and answered all my questions. The centre provides all students with a place to study as there is a study area provided. I do not have to worry about not being able to find a seat in the library. The resources such as the summary booklets are very concise which allows me to revise the chapters easily and clarify my doubts. The learning environment there made me the happiest about going for Uptas Chemistry tuition every week.
The teaching at Uptas is both enjoyable and effective. The tutors take the effort to understand each student at a personal level, and is able to adjust her teaching style to suit her students’ learning needs. The tutors in Uptas are patient and creates a conducive learning environment for all students, and ensures that the lesson objectives are delivered effectively without any students leaving with doubts.
In just a short span of a few months, I went from failing chemistry to being one of the top few scorers in class! There was never a time where I dreaded class as every session is always fun and what was once a daunting subject became easy to understand and even enjoyable to practice. Under the guidance by the tutors in Uptas Learning Hub, my journey with JC chemistry was made much easier to handle and I became more confident in conquering the subject.
When I first joined Uptas Chemistry tuition, it was just after A divisions. I had a lot to catch up on as I was very behind on work. I remember going into lectures and tutorials not knowing what polar and non-polar molecules meant. However, after joining the tuition, I managed to understand the subject more, but more importantly, see improvements to motivate myself to study for the subject. The notes given were extremely helpful as they were very easy to read and understand. When revising for exams, it was much easier to go topic by topic with the topical “bibles” given. I found myself referring to these booklets very often during my revision period. Chemistry lessons at Uptas are easy to understand and more importantly, she’s very helpful. Often times, when I have doubts, the tutors in Uptas will help clear them without making me feel stupid.
Not only does Uptas tuition provide great notes and lessons, but we can also go to the centre to study. The snacks and drinks provided definitely help to keep my motivation up to study. I feel a lot more comfortable asking the tutor questions in class because I feel that she is able to answer my questions without passing judgement. Often times in school, the teachers will make a passing remark like ” you should know that by now!” Or ” you don’t know that?”. The tutor in Uptas does not do that. It makes me able to clear my doubts a lot easier and more confident to ask questions. I asked to consult the tutor in Uptas about certain doubts I have outside of lessons and they agreed readily. She gave up her break time which she could use to rest to help me with my work, which I appreciated a lot. During the stretch just before A levels, it was hard to find places to study as libraries were filled. Uptas Learning Hub provided not just a place to study comfortably, but also foods and drinks to keep me going. I managed to pass my chemistry for the first time after going for Uptas Chemistry tuition. My whole JC life consisted of Us for chemistry but after joining Uptas Chemistry tuition, I managed to pass. The tutor also rewarded me with a voucher for my improvement which kept me motivated to study.
I was unable to fully grasp concepts and understand what exam questions are asking for, hence being unable to perform well. This tuition has exposed me to a wide variety of questions and has taught me how to interpret questions. It has also clarified my doubts regarding unclear concepts thus aiding me greatly in understanding chemistry! It has definitely helped me understand chemistry better, supplementing school notes to further guide me in this subject. Your chemistry will confirm improve!! It’s very fun and time passes really fast!! And the tutor very nice one ? I rate it a 9! Cos I’m the 1 she needs ? HAHHAA jk um because not only does she care about teaching chemistry, she cares about her students’ well being as well :> and with my chemistry results improving, her teaching and dedication really works ?
I’ve never had other tuitions before but it’s different from school in such a sense that instead of pacing at the average pace, she paces for each individual student. She gave me a 1-1 make up lesson when I told her last minute that I couldn’t make it for my normal lesson. The summary booklets have helped me quickly grasp chemistry concepts. Her study hub has given me a productive place to study ? The tutor in Uptas is a very open and relatable teacher :> it makes me greatly enjoy tuition! Never knew a teacher could be so cool!
Personally as a weaker student, not only does Uptas tutor actively seek consultations with me in order to monitor my progress for Chemistry, they will also checks up on me regularly as to how I am coping outside class, encouraging me constantly. The tutor will actively responds to the questions I have via text, and calls me to explain the concepts in detail if necessary, allowing me to have a better understanding and grasp on important ideas. To add on, as a student who regularly studies at the tuition centre, the tutor would always consider the welfare of the students studying and take the initiative to order lunch or snacks for us. The centre’s resources have helped me greatly with clarifying any misconceptions that arise from school lecture notes and have helped me organize my revision through the collating of key concepts by topics. The study room also provided me with a really conducive environment for revision leading up to the A Levels. What made feel most glad after joining Ms Tham’s tuition was the strong friendships I fostered with the students and with the tutor in Uptas, apart from the confidence I have gained and the interest I have cultivated for the subject. All of these made this learning experience I had at Uptas Learning Hub enjoyable and memorable.
Uptas tutors cares a lot about her students and it is reflected in the amount of effort she puts into her lessons, notes, worksheets. All her notes, worksheets and lesson plans are extremely customized to our needs, differentiating her from other tuition centers and schools. Her connection to her students by constantly looking out for their mental and emotional welfare also differentiates her from other tuitions and schools. When I was feeling demoralized and sad in classes due to difficulties in solving questions as well as being stressed due to A-levels nearing, the tutors in Uptas spoke to me during breaks trying to motivate me and help me feel better. While it may have been a small gesture, it meant a lot to me and really gave me the strength to push on. The study hub in Uptas Chemistry tuition center really provided a conducive environment to study. It is an accessible studying area as Ms Tham’s tuition center was in a convenient location. In addition, especially when A-levels were nearing and every library or studying area was packed, the studying hub provided easy access to a quiet learning space.
I was very surprised by the learning environment that has been created within the center. With the study hub and the food, the tutors, provided for her students, as well as the board games she left so that we could play when we were taking a break from studying. It created a very loving and caring environment that made studying so much easier and enjoyable.
I had low confidence in solving questions and had poor mastery of the content. Uptas Chemistry tuition helped me to understand chemistry better allowing me to be confident as well as have fun when doing chemistry. The tutor in Uptas gave many insightful pointers and learning points during class and through the teaching material and exposed me to many different questions making it much easier to answer exam questions than before. Other than helping students with chemistry, the tutor in Uptas also cares about the students wellbeing, often giving encouraging when we appear stressed. On top of helping us master key concepts well, the tutor in Uptas makes lessons fun and has strong camaraderie with the students, encouraging us to push on and enjoy learning the subject. They (the tutors) will always check through my workings thoroughly and clear up my misconceptions.
The study materials provided helped to emphasize on content that I have overlooked and categorized the learning material well such that it was much easier to absorb. The study hub provided a comfortable environment to study and is always filled with refreshments to incentivize us to work harder. The tutors in Uptas were very kind and helpful to her students. After learning more and improving, I enjoyed chemistry more.
The tutor in Uptas always ensures that all her students are feeling okay and one time, I was feeling really low as I failed a Chemistry paper after the huge improvement in the previous tests. The tutor in Uptas noticed this during lesson and pulled me to the side after the lesson to ask if everything is alright. When I shared that I was disappointed that I suddenly failed after so long, she comforted me, even giving me a card the next lesson, which really made me feel better and motivated to start afresh and not dwell on that one failure. As a student who is easily distracted by people and noise around me, the study hub was essential to improving my grades as the simple design of the room and suitably heighted tables made it easy for me to concentrate without being distracted by people moving around me and children screaming, like what I experienced in the public library. Furthermore, there is a snack bar and fridge which helped me to recharge when I got tired of studying. The Summary Booklets saved me a lot of time as I didn’t need to prepare my own notes. With the many key examples and HOT questions during exams in the summary notes, it ensured that I really understood the concepts and did not just memorise the notes on the surface. This helped me improve as I could keep track of my progress and see if I was ready for the Chemistry paper. Before I attended the lessons, I gave up on improving my Chemistry grade and did not study for the subject as I believed that I could never improve. To my surprise, after just a few lessons, I regained the hope and motivation to study for Chemistry as the constant cheering and care from the tutors in Uptas encouraged me and made me want to study hard for the subject.
The tutor often messages me to ask about my progress and even rushed home at late hours to send me answer keys before the exam. The summary booklet helped in my final revisions and the mind map pieces all the information from all the topics together. The pantry and study hub allows us to study whenever we want at the center and can approach her for help whenever needed. The chalet and all the jokes we make in class made me the happiest. I am also very happy that the tutor in Uptas has never given up on me despite being a very weak student.
The tutors in Uptas puts in tremendous amounts of effort in preparing questions and lesson material. Under her care and guidance, my chemistry grade improved by a huge margin!
The tutors in Uptas puts in tremendous amounts of effort in preparing questions and lesson material. Under her care and guidance, my chemistry grade improved by a huge margin!
The worksheets prepared by the tutors in Uptas are very effective to tackle key concepts which helps students to seize out important details for the specific topics and allow for deep understanding. We can also save a lot of time from reading her summarised notes rather than looking through the school’s long-winded notes. I would recommend this tuition to my friends as the tutors in Uptas are very capable teacher and they know their concepts very well. The tutors are also very patient in helping weaker students like me. She also puts in a lot of effort to help her students cope with their studies.
I would rate the tuition 10 out of 10 as the environment of the learning center is very conducive and the tutors in Uptas are also always readily available to help her students. They also conduct extra lessons which are really helpful especially when A Levels is nearing. Uptas Chemistry provides us with very short and compressed notes. These notes are rather straightforward and allow students to learn very quickly and effectively. This saves a lot of time and we get to practise extra questions to hone our understanding. School notes are rather time-consuming as they often beat around the bushes which students may find hard to take away key concepts.
Before I attend the tuition, I was very bad at organic chemistry. The tutors in Uptas were very willing and devoted to help me improve my results. They were always available for consultation and after a few times, I finally understood organic chemistry. Moreover, during the A Level period, the tutors in Uptas encouraged me and gave me to energy to continue and strive for excellence.
The summary Booklets that Uptas Chemistry prepared are very useful as it presents all key concepts in a very straightforward manner, allowing us to learn easily. The study hub is also a very conducive place for us to study at as it has wifi, food and drinks. Students can always study there and conveniently consult the tutors at the same time as well.
The tutors in Uptas made chemistry very easy to learn. Before I attended her lessons, I always felt that Chemistry was too hard for me and kept struggling with it no matter how hard I try. Surprisingly, her lessons made chemistry so fun and simple to learn. This made me love the subject a lot.
When I decided to join Uptas Chemistry tuition before the start of J2, my chemistry results have slowly improved from a C/D to a consistent B grade. In my opinion, I would rate Ms Tham’s tuition 8/10. This is because I have greatly benefitted from her well-rounded lessons.
Chemistry tuition @ Uptas Learning Hub targeted frequently tested questions, developing quick deciphering of chemistry problems as well as higher order thinking skills. The tutors puts a lot of effort in ensuring what she taught was consistent with school syllabus, which makes learning content easier.
The tutors would also focus on special contents such as practical content before the Chemistry practical assessment begins.
They (the tutors) even went an extra mile and make trips to the supermarket, stocking up the Centre’s pantry periodically to ensure all of us do not run out of energy while mugging. There are also perks too! Such as a conducive study room for any of us who wishes to study while having the need to consult the tutors in Uptas. I would definitely recommend Uptas Chemistry tuition to any of you out there who are still struggling to understand or having difficulties in achieving your best performance in Chemistry. Trust me, you can’t ask for a better tutor!
“Before entering JC, I was warned by many that A level Chemistry was going to be tough”.
Before joining the tuition, I was struggling to keep up with the current content while finding the time to revise for the content for previous year. Furthermore, my understanding for chemistry was not deep so I failed during the J1 promotional examinations. The tuition helped me to learn more in depth and allow me to fully understand the topics as the tutor in Uptas goes through the content at hand thoroughly during each lesson. Uptas Chemistry also teaches the topic ahead of the school so lectures and tutorials during school are more effective as they reinforce my understanding. Chemistry tuition in Uptas is good because the details and depth she goes into teaching the chemistry topics during lessons. During her lessons, she also uses worksheets that is useful in allowing me to apply the content on questions for me to ensure that I grasp the concept. The tutors in Uptas only teaches well, they will also make the effort to understand and build a closer relationship with her students. This allowed her to cater to my strengths and weaknesses so she can adjust her explanations and consultations to cater my needs. The tutor also make lessons enjoyable for me so I look forward to each Chemistry tuition lessons and make studying chemistry less tedious.
The tuition timings and classes are very flexible which allows me to change timings in case something important or urgent happens to clash with tuition. Hence, I don’t have to rush from places to places and allow me to be in best state of mind to pay attention. This tuition is different from school as classes are conducted in a smaller group so more attention is given. The questions given during classes are more challenging than tutorials in school so it allows me to learn different concepts and approach to questions. The teaching of topics are clearer and the tutor in Uptas also tries to link certain topics to other topics which is more similar to examinations and A levels. Uptas also makes her own notes as school notes may be confusing, insufficient emphasis in certain areas or too lengthy. The tutors in Uptas does a lot for her own students. She always opens the centres up earlier till late for her own students to study before and after tuition. The tutors in Uptas also held a consultation with me for 2-3 hours till midnight because the examinations were coming and I had a lot of doubts to clarify. The initial consultation slot was 45mins to an hour but it had overshot and yet she chose to continue until all my questions were addressed. The centre has extra rooms for us to study during the holidays, after school and before or after lessons. The rooms have wifi for me to be able to use my laptop to study and aircon which makes the study environment conducive. The centre has a pantry which has snacks and drinks which serves as a refresher during lessons and when studying. The summary booklet provided by Uptas Chemistry tuition contains the all the topics compiled and summarise into one book. The book also has answers to frequently asked questions in each topic which exposes me to the variety of questions that are repeated so I know how to approach them. Chemistry tuition in Uptas allowed me to make new friends with people from the class as we enjoy lessons together. The tutor also always get us meals and snacks for us which can brighten up the mood during lessons after long day of studying. They even held a chalet for her students after the last day of exams so we can celebrate the end of our exams together
I can be quite shy in classes, especially in tuition classes because I often do not know the other students in class. This causes me to hold back my questions as I am too afraid to ask them. The tutors in Uptas are very friendly and kind teacher which takes time to ensure each student is able to solve the questions. In most classes, she would walk around the class, asking each student if they face any challenges or do not understand any of the concepts raised in class. The tutors in Uptas are very knowledgeable tutor, with in-depth understanding of key concepts. I think the tuition is good as she is very capable of breaking apart each question and explaining to students the requirements of each question. She also takes a lot of time to prepare materials for the classes, ensuring that we learn to our best ability. I would say that the tutors in Uptas are kind and good tutor that you should give a chance, because from personal experience, I can tell that she puts in a lot of effort to groom her students and this shows in the results of the students. I personally benefited from her tuition as my chemistry grades improved.
I would rate the tuition a 9. However, I think that soon, it may improve to a 10. The tutors goes above and beyond simply tuition, often worrying about our wellbeing as well. Schools tend to focus on teaching the students general content knowledge about the subject. This is typically insufficient as they end up lacking the answering and studying skills which may cause them to do poorly in exams. Uptas Chemistry tuition is different as she specifically teaches skills that will help you answer the questions you face in exams. Her tuition is also different from others, as you can tell that she puts in a little more effort that others, into teaching you and preparing materials for you. This can go a long way in making the difference in a student’s well-being and grades. On the night before the chemistry A Levels, I messaged her questions I had. Not only did the tutors reply quickly, she also found examples of similar questions to clarify my doubts and answer my question.
The study hub is very useful, as it provides a conducive place to study. This comes in very handy especially on weekends where public libraries may be very crowded. Also, this allows students to make use of those small pockets of time before and after their tuition to do their work. What made me the happiest about Uptas Chemistry tuition was the fact that I always felt welcome at her tuition, and I felt like I was constantly improving. Each time class ended, I felt like this was an important lesson where I could apply what I learnt to help me score higher for exams. And I did.
Before joining Uptas Chemistry tuition, I struggled with understanding even the basic chemistry concepts and my answers always lacked the keywords. Although I joined the tuition late, the tutors in Uptas have helped me to improve in a short period of time by teaching me the techniques in answering questions. I have benefited from Uptas Chemistry tuition as the tutors always ensured that I as well as other students understood the concepts before moving on and she would elaborate further whenever we were confused. This tuition is great as the tutors in Uptas provided comprehensive material to prepare us well for both practical and theory. I would say “Do join Uptas Chemistry tuition as you will certainly improve and enjoy chemistry! I actually regretted not joining earlier.” I rate it a 10!! Uptas Chemistry tuition is amazing and I have improved a lot and started to like chemistry much more than before!
The tutors in Uptas are very caring and patient towards her students. The tutors gives her students a lot of materials, in hardcopy and softcopy, with complete answer key. She is really generous in allowing her students to use the study room whenever necessary and to help themselves to the snacks. I would often ask the tutors questions after class and she was always very willing and patient to answer my questions and explain the concepts. Normally, the tutors in Uptas knew that my foundation was weak and hence, she made sure I was following the lesson by checking on my work constantly. The Summary Booklets are especially helpful in my revision since the content is already summarised and saved me a lot of time. The commonly tested questions, both MCQ and structured questions, are compiled which made it easier for me to revise and recap. The questions also came with detailed answers for me to refer to. I was really surprised that I started to like chemistry when I understood the concepts much better and saw myself improve after joining Uptas Chemistry tuition. I always felt happy after every lesson because every lesson was very engaging and productive!
Before I joined Uptas tuition, I had a lot of difficulties understanding the fundamental concepts, let alone the difficult questions tested in examinations. Tuition at Uptas allowed me to go through the concepts of every topic slowly and with the help of examples and detailed explanations from Uptas notes.
Through the tuition in Uptas Learning Hub, I’ve learnt how to cope with the time constraints of the papers and also able to experience many different types of questions which will be explained by her after our attempts. I think the tuition is good as it motivates and makes me want to study chemistry every more. From the simple actions like going through answers step by step and also the free food and drinks provided for us, it keeps me awake and focused during each and every lesson.
I would say that the tutors in Uptas are not only a good teacher but also a pillar of support for me and a good role model which will help us through difficult times. Motivating messages, study rooms, free MCQ workshops during the A levels and also many many more. These small but touching moments help me go through the toughest times and made me stronger emotionally and academically.
Schools provide lecture notes and they will go through during mass lectures. Tutorials will be done at home and they will be gone through during class. Uptas Chemistry tuition way of doing it is different. Having a much smaller group compared to school, the tutors will go through the notes as detailed as possible and also provide blanks for us to fill up so that we can focus on the notes and noting down the important parts of the notes. After going through the notes, the tutors will provide examples for us in the same lesson to freshen up our memory of the topics and allow us to encounter many different types of questions for the same topic.
There are really a lot of examples of how the tutors went the extra mile for me, but the most memorable one is when she sent us motivating messages during the A level period. Even though our tuition had ended, she still took the time to compile important topics and types of questions that may come out during the papers. She also provided free workshops to give us tips on how to evaluate the overcome the questions. When there are several instances where I felt like giving up during the A level period, a super long message appeared on my WhatsApp and it was the tutor telling us not to give up, it’s the final stretch, y’all can do it. These types of going the extra mile for me really touched me and make me feel stronger and more willing to work harder.
Summary booklets really allowed me to have a deeper understanding on the topics. Question types of each topic and examples were also given in the booklets to allow us to familiarise with the content and possible questions asked. The food and drinks were the sustenance for us during tuition as they helped me concentrate during her lessons. The study rooms provided us with the facilities for us to study and also book consultations with her for doubts, and these study rooms in the centre provided an alternative for us to study outside of our homes.
Class is always fun and engaging with the tutors in Uptas. It does not make me feel like I’m at a tuition centre but a place for us to grow and develop not only for chemistry but also our holistic development as well. Free workshops and extending the time of our tuition made me surprised the most. Plus I did not expect her to give us free lessons during the A level period.
“Before entering JC, I was warned by many that A level Chemistry was going to be tough”.
The chemistry lessons and notes in Uptas have been very comprehensive and structured making it easy to understand and organise the crucial concepts even for weaker students like me.
Her genuine concern for her students well-being truly touches me. The tutors warm and friendly character makes learning chemistry enjoyable.
The extreme support received both emotionally and academically from attending her lessons are priceless. I’ve also made many friends and precious memories which I will treasure dearly.
I am very grateful towards her helping me improve from a U grade to a pass in a very short period of time.