General Paper (GP) Tuition

<We celebrate the success of our 2016 GP Tuition batch! 
Results: 56% Distinction! 85% achieved A-B and 95% improved by 2 grades or more, regardless of their starting grade with us!>

GP is a subject with no ‘fixed answers’ and a question can be approached in several ways. A student who wants to improve must first understand why their essay lacked depth or why an answer was irrelevant.  Hence, improvement in GP can only come about with close guidance.

That’s why we only conduct small classes. We strongly believe that GP tuition must be meaningful and that we have time for each student. We welcome every student, regardless of their grades! No matter how weak you are, we will support you.

Join our classes to receive:
A) Individual consultation [yes, we do set aside time for every student! 🙂 ]
B) Personal feedback for every piece of work submitted.
C) Meaningful use of lesson time – While work will be set, it does not dominate lesson time.  Most of the lesson is spent on learning, teaching and feedback; the help that students need.

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Our students succeed because we:

  • Provide clear strategies that produce results – these include  close reading techniques, P1 analysis skills, AQ structuring, essay coherence, summary heuristics, inferential questions methodology, paraphrasing skills and more.
  • Clarify why their work is of a certain grade and guide them on how to improve
  • Provide structured and detailed notes that cover the essential content
  • Show how such content can be applied practically for the exam especially for the essay component
  • Provide ample supplementary materials. These include exam tips, model essays, current affairs updates and past-year exam papers.
  • Provide personal consultations and close guidance on how to improve their individual argumentative and writing skills.

Success in the General Paper goes beyond the mere memorisation of facts or a strong command of the English Language. The ability to think critically, and construct well-structured and meaningful arguments is the key to doing well in GP.


Check out the testimonials we receive every year from parents and students


For every batch, our exam notes and proven strategies have helped more than 85% of our students jump by 2 grades and with a distinction rate that is more than double the national average!


Contact us for further details or to join a trial lesson now

Class size: 5- 6 students
Duration: 1.5 hours
GP Tuition Schedule: Please refer to schedule.

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“Since the very first lesson, Mr Cheong has been an incredibly approachable and engaging tutor who doesn’t hesitate to go the extra mile for his students.
His lessons are well structured and concise, which makes it easier to absorb and retain information and skills.
Mr Cheong is very dedicated and often takes time outside of lessons to look over any extra work that we have done, such as practice essays, and gives constructive feedback to help us improve.
Furthermore, he also provides us with comprehensive notes, sample essays and extra practices that have been essential in honing our GP skills and ensuring that we are constantly improving. Overall, Mr Cheong is a really skilled and encouraging teacher and I have thoroughly enjoyed being taught by him! :)”
Rachel Tan, Hwa Chong Institution

 

“An experienced GP teacher, Mr Cheong understands the GP syllabus thoroughly. He knows what is needed to do well and helps his students gain confidence as they master the skills and techniques. I especially appreciate the time spent to personally guide and help me understand my mistakes. I improved from being below the 50th percentile to the 95th percentile within a year! Most importantly, through his infectious passion for the passion for the subject, Mr Cheong taught me how to break down any issue or topic and think critically before presenting sound arguments. This will definitely continue to help me in the future. Thank you for being an inspiring tutor. “
Michelle Chan, Anglo Chinese Junior College

 

Paper 1 (Essay):
To enable students to do well for Paper 1, we will train students in writing effective argumentative essays. Essential writing skills will be taught along with question answering techniques.

Skills taught would include

i) Analysis of key terms and unpacking question requirements
ii) Crafting effective introductions and developed thesis statements
iii) How to compose relevant topic sentences and maintain paragraph coherence
iv) Knowing how to craft a counter-argument and when to insert one
amongst others

In addition, content knowledge will be covered extensively for deep understanding of relevant GP topics.
Examples of areas that will be covered:
a) Social Issues
b) Media
c) Globalisation
d) Science and Human Values
e) The Arts
f) Politics

Paper 2 (Comprehension)
Students will be taught specific comprehension skills to handle the complexity of the ‘A’ level General Paper passages including how to approach the Application Question.

These include the techniques for the different types of short answer questions, how to effectively handle the Summary (and how it is different from the ‘O’ levels), and the means to handle the AQ within a limited time period.

Furthermore, the methodology will be based on the latest reports and briefing materials provided by Cambridge

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Mr Cheong is an amazing tutor.  His lessons are informative, interesting and concise. I learnt a lot through the content lessons as well as the skills lesson. I appreciate the individual feedback and personal consults provided. I’ve never gotten anything above an E for my GP back in CJ and I was even sent to “GP Clinic” due to my poor performance in GP. But with the help from Mr Cheong, I got a B for my GP in A levels. 🙂 I sincerely wouldn’t have done it without Mr Cheong.  Thank you so much for your help Mr Cheong!
Ang Hui Yee, Catholic JC alumnus

What I really enjoyed is how Mr Cheong made the lessons interactive and engaging. I really like how instead of only spoon-feeding us with information, he guided us on how to use such information and taught us how to improve our writing and structuring our arguments. It was very assuring to know that he was always ready to give us feedback and help us whenever we need it! Thank you for helping me improve from a D to an A! 
Leonard Lau, River Valley High School

“Thank you Mr Cheong for being very supportive through my studies. I really appreciate the effort you have put in to guide me. The AQ and Essay techniques you’ve shared have undoubtedly been very helpful in raising my GP standards in such a short period of time. Furthermore, your notes on a wide range of topics have also aided me in boosting my content knowledge. Once again, thanks for helping me secure an ‘A ‘
Nicolette Wong, National Junior College alumnus

 

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