Mr Caleb Wong, Director
Mr Caleb Wong teaches chemistry tuition for secondary school (pure science and combined science).
Caleb espouses the values of hardwork and tenacity in achieving one's dreams. He believes that friendship with his students allows him to motivate and inspire them on a more personal level.
In addition to having taught at a top mainstream Secondary School, Caleb also has a heart for weaker students. He volunteered as a teacher for two years at Ling Kwan Youth Centre, tutoring at-risk youths.
Apart from teaching, he is well regarded by many of the youths as their friend and mentor.
He has more than 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience for Upper Secondary Physics and Chemistry.
Caleb graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor in Engineering (Environmental) and was a recipient of the NTU Temasek Foundation Award.
Helping learners improve and get good grades
How does your education align with your teaching today?
I studied environmental engineering for my bachelor degree from Nanyang Technological University. With an engineering background, I train students to capture important details when presented with a set of data and approach the corresponding questions with systematic thinking. I ensure students understand underlying concepts and make sure they can apply these knowledge when answering questions.
What are the exam skills that you will focus on?
I take a lot of effort to help students understand the requirements and expectations of the exam setters and markers. These are three main components students are expected to display in the exams:
- Identifying the underlying concepts of the questions.
- Demonstrating application through the use of correct formulas and definitions.
- The ability to mention key words to show competency.
More than just grades
What is your subject useful for in the future economy?
The progress of science is improving and changing exponentially within the last 10-20 years. New discoveries were made, and some of them even debunked existing theories that were accepted by established institutes. Students might feel that what they are learning is probably outdated, but the essential laws of science and nature stood the test of time, and students should acquire these knowledge and with a good foundation, they can better manage higher learning or even make new discoveries!
How will I help students be ready for the future in my teaching?
Classes are always informed about the latest developments in the world and are encouraged to think how these technologies will disrupt and replace existing industries and hence helping them to make a more informed choice when it comes to their personal learning. Some students might initially feel that these seem like what they see in sci-fi movies, but after months of exposure, many of them do come back and ask: "Where do we go from here?"