Venturing in uncharted waters
Regardless of academic stream (IP or O Levels), students often face a mental barrier when they think of chemistry in JC as compared to its secondary school counterpart. In some ways, this fear is understandable as the depth to which chemistry is studied in JC, be it in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) or A Levels, is significantly greater than that in secondary school. For instance, Heisenberg’s uncertainty introduces the idea that there is a fundamental limit to how much we can precisely measure a particle’s momentum and position － a daunting idea to most students who commonly associate science with certainty.
However, a well-paced revision schedule and guidance through avenues like chemistry tuition can help alleviate the pressure students face as they enter JC. MY CHEM CAFE specializes in chemistry tuition across secondary and JC curriculums and thus has the advantage of understanding the entire syllabus and how to effectively aid students in transitioning from secondary to JC chemistry. A seasoned chemistry tutor, Mr Wong from MY CHEM CAFE provides concise notes and useful tips unparalleled by other chemistry tuition centres. His passion for chemistry is infectious － students will find a supportive and participative culture imbibed in the class, thus facilitating close interactions and ultimately, efficient learning.
No two tuition centres are alike
Chemistry tuition at MY CHEM CAFE thus prepares students and acts as an essential bridge between secondary school and JC chemistry. With chemistry tuition, students will not find JC chemistry as a whole new ball game but rather as an extension to pre-existing knowledge from secondary school. After all, JC chemistry simply dives deeper into each topic and does not introduce an entirely foreign concept that is impossible to grasp. Even newer topics that may initially alienate students possess hidden links that will be revealed in MY CHEM CAFE’s chemistry tuition.
Of course, syllabi change from time to time, begging the need for one to adapt in order to best tackle the incoming syllabus. MY CHEM CAFE’s chemistry tuition is fully aware of this need and constantly updates their curriculum to achieve the best results. For example, to best suit the most recent 9729 GCE-A Level Chemistry syllabus, curriculum and worksheets in MY CHEM CAFE’s chemistry tuition is tweaked to be centred at understanding concepts and more importantly, applying them to real-life situations as opposed to the traditional ‘mugging’ method of simply memorising factual content.
A bright and intriguing subject with multiple real-life applications, chemistry should not be perceived as daunting but rather an interesting subject that makes sense once one steps back and views the broader picture where different topics synergize and work with one another to produce beautiful revelations.
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