Mr. Mike Wang
JC Chemistry Tutor, Learners’ Lodge
Mr Wang Yiming Mike graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) with Second Class Honours (Upper Division). Since young, he has always shown an interest and innate curiosity in understanding about things around him. His interest in Chemistry was ignited by his secondary and junior college science teacher who taught him the incredible science of Chemistry filled with colourful reagents, pungent gases and interesting experimental setups.
This experience spurred Mr Wang in furthering his studies in Chemistry and he also started giving private 1-1 tuition while serving his full-time national service. Since then, he has more than 12 years of private tuition teaching experience. Having a keen interest in research, Mr Wang took up a research project as an undergraduate even when he was only in Year One. Upon graduation, he took up a seven months contract job in researching a joint-collaboration between Economic Development Board (EDB) – National Institute of Education (NIE) – Singapore General Hospital (SGH) – National Cancer Centre (NCC) – Eu Yan Sang on herbal plants. It gave him a great opportunity to put into practice what he has learnt and he earned high accolades from his supervisor and was offered a chance to further his studies as a full-time researcher.
Mr Wang declined the gracious invitation as he found that he enjoyed interacting with students to instil in them the joy of learning and interest in science. He went on to do an eight months stint as a contract teacher at Temasek Secondary School where he had the opportunity to be exposed to different groups of students from the Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Techincal) stream. This experience allowed him to grow in customising his teaching to different needs of the students regardless of their academic background and learning abilities. He firmly believes in using different modes of learning (auditory, visual, kinesthetic) to enhance the students’ understanding and not rely on rote learning and memorization.
After finishing his contract teaching, Mr Wang went on to NIE for his teacher’s training and received his post-graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). He was then posted to teach at St. Andrew’s Junior College where he received nominations for his effectiveness in teaching and his classes are usually performing well above average compared to the rest of the cohort. For his interest in incorporating technology into his teaching, Mr Wang was made the IT Champion of his department. He taught the rest of his colleagues in using Screencast technology to record all lectures and tutorials which enabled the students who missed their lessons to go through it again as well as for the rest of the students to review their work.
Since 2013, Mr Wang joined Learner’s Lodge Education Centre as a full-time staff, serving as an Educational Specialist, teaching Chemistry classes at both J1 and J2 level.
The JC Chemistry tutor in Learners’ Lodge made chemistry lessons really enjoyable with his witty and enthusiastic teaching style and it was through his lessons that I solidified my foundation and improved on my gaps of knowledge. He uses interesting examples and anecdotes which made it so much easier to understand the concepts. I’m grateful for his teachings, allowing me to secure an A for H2 Chemistry in the A levels.
There are two types of teachers, one who teaches their students what the syllabus dictates and the other, who go beyond the coursework to teach their students things that life dictates.
Thank you for being the latter. I have learned from your silence more than your talk since you are one of the few who talk less, and say more.
May Phyu Thwe
The tutor at Learners’ Lodge is incredibly dedicated and takes the time to explain Chemistry concepts to students patiently. He went out of his way to ensure I had extra notes and practices for my weaker topics, and was willing to schedule consultations when I needed them. I am very thankful to Learners’ Lodge for my A’s in A-Level Chemistry and would strongly encourage other A-level students to go for the lessons there too!
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