As a student who lamented in mock-misery about all science related subjects, I dreaded going for chemistry lessons in school. I was initially hesitant about coming to Basecamp as I had already resigned to the fact that I would remain stuck with my failing grades for chemistry. However, my perspective of chemistry totally changed once I entered Basecamp. I remember seeing the colourful mural paintings accompanied with white walls, adorned with aesthetic embellishments. I also met Caleb on the first day and although I was rather reserved, he warmly welcomed me while trying to assess my style of learning. (I am an auditory learner, apparently!)
Over the course of the next few months, I discovered my passion for the subject and found the concepts to be riveting! Caleb would always show us a few video clips in an attempt to arouse our interest for the subject while simultaneously demonstrating to us how chemistry can be applied in the contemporary world. He would also give us snacks when we appear to be dozing off. His genial and patient personality makes it easy for reserved students like me to ask questions when in doubt. With a "practice never betrays" mentality, he teaches us the concepts first and then gives us a lot of practice to help us prepare for the rigour of the examinations. My classmates also practice assiduously and the environment allows for a healthy and friendly competition.
Gradually, I have come to the realization that this is not just a mere tuition centre; but a community where our interest for the subjects we take are ignited. My time spent here was indeed a meaningful and unique one and I am definitely glad to have spent my time there at Basecamp :)