What Students Say...

Jia De

Hwa Chong Institution

 

S (J1 CA1) to B (J2 Prelims)

Improved from S to B in just 12 months!

I have attended some other GP tuitions during my JC time and I can safely say that the tutors in TTT have definitely impacted my learning the most.

 

Mr Russell has always been extremely enthusiastic about teaching and he provided us with avenues for creative writing that might not be so prevalent in schools. He also taught us how to apply varying levels of evaluation in our essays to give us extra depth of analysis. During content building lessons, he would show us interesting videos of relevant events such as the Syrian war which allowed us to fully understand the examples that we could use to effectively bring out our point in essays.

 

Mr Lee is also an excellent teacher as he is very understanding and he structured his lessons in a way to maximise the use of the limited lesson time so that we could learn the most within that 2 hours. His comprehension lessons were impeccable as we were all clear about the requirements and how we were supposed to answer in order to obtain the maximum mark. Honestly, my only regret was not knowing about TTT earlier in JC1.

Choon Ray

Anglo-Chinese JC

 

S (J1 Promos) to B (J2 Prelims)

Significant Progress in just 10 months!

TTT has helped me tremendously throughout the 2 years of my JC life. I used to dread English or General Paper in this manner as I just could not seem to do well for the subject despite putting in significant effort or hard work. I also used to think that the subject is very boring and that there was not much to learn in the subject. However, my perceptions changed completely once I joined TTT. During lessons, the teachers constantly exposed my class to different dimensions of the English Language that I did not know existed such as multi-layered arguments as well as ethics and philosophies. With their passion and zeal, I was able to enhance my writing and comprehension skills more effectively which made learning so much more enjoyable.

Each lesson material given by TTT are prepared thoroughly by the teachers who are always mindful of how to make our learning more effective. Through the different notes and worksheets, I had ample practices and was able to better my skills easier. TTT also has standard strategies such as evaluative tools for the different components in essay-writing and comprehension. Those strategies were constantly emphasised by the teachers throughout the year which made learning much more efficient.

 

I am deeply grateful to both my teachers, Mr Russell and Mr. Lee, for all the help they have dedicated to my friends and I. They would always take the effort to check our work even when we submitted them late at night. Even when I did additional practices outside of the lessons, they would never reject my request for their help. Outside of lessons, they would also occasionally send my class useful and relevant articles to aid in our learning as they constantly push my class to expand our horizons. During lessons, they also put in the effort to interact with my class so that they would be able to know us personally. 

 

I would absolutely recommend TTT to everyone, even those who are already securing an A or B in GP. TTT can definitely push you further to guarantee your success. TTT is an experience that I would never forget and I hope that more students will get the opportunity to experience this wonderful TTT journey themselves. Do come and join the TTT family today!

Sathish

Raffles Institution (JC)

 

C (J1 MYE) to A (Promos)

Improvement in just 12 months!

I absolutely love TTT! I LOVE the fact that the teachers provide excellent content notes that enable us to develop complex, multi-layered analysis, for various key topics including Global Hunger, Poverty, Science and Technology, Environment, International Relations, Politics, philosophy and many more. The content lectures were certainly a tour de force. 

Learning at TTT has been an absolute joy, one that I can't find anywhere else, not in the centres that i joined previously, and so much so that I have never skipped any classes. 

I also adore the fact that the teachers provide personalised drills for essay writing, and there are frequent writing experiment classes, that are carried out on both Zoom and at the centre, to help us apply skills including how to write good hooks or an effective introduction. This is something that we do not really get to try in school, and i think it certainly helps me to work towards eliminating some of my bad habits in writing.

One thing that I found really interesting was that the teachers were also extremely competitive, and they helped me to be able to match the competition that I face in school. I learnt a lot from Mr. Russell and I am grateful that he has shared some of the study and essay writing strategies which enabled him to beat his peers when he was a student at the University of Cambridge. It was really fun exploring literary writing techniques for hook writing, and this enabled me to have the je ne sais quoi in my writing compared to my peers.

Learning at TTT has definitely been a privilege for me. Thank you.

Sui Ling

Anglo-Chinese JC

D (J1 MYE) to B (J2  Prelims) 

Improvement in just 4 months!

The teachers at TTT are really one of the most funny and genuine people, who are very passionate in their job! They always contextualise lessons in real life, making it a lot more fun and relatable as compared to the dry lessons in school. Their step by step strategies to break down essay questions and short answers questions in comprehension really helped me tremendously in being able to analyse questions more accurately and answer with precision, which was something that I had previously struggled with in school. Given that this is the very first language-based tuition I’ve attended (and I attended only in the second half in J2), it was honestly a very eye-opening experience to learn that GP is actually so much more interesting than what I thought it to be! I used to think that language based subjects never really required studying. But after attending classes, I found myself to have an edge over my classmates in school as I started to see improvements in my overall score, namely my comprehension papers as in the past I had only managed to barely pass. I would like to thank the teachers for letting me enrol even though I joined much later than the majority, but still taking the time to check my progress and to see how I’m doing. They also reply to my queries, which helps me to better progress with my revision towards the A Levels! (P.S. I had friends come up to me and tell me that they regret not quitting their respective GP tuition centres after seeing TTT’s super comprehensive notes... so I don’t think you should look any further HAHAHA)

Annabelle

Hwa Chong Instituition

E (J1 Promos) to B (Prelims)

Significant improvement seen!

The TTT experience has been nothing short but fantastic! Lessons with the teachers at the centre were always very useful as they explain the notes in great detail. Both teachers are well informed about current affairs. The notes created by the two teachers are informative but concise, and they are very useful and can be used across many topics for both essay and AQ. They also have an interesting way of unpacking the GP content and question types, making it easier to tackle.

 

They also make us do many targeted timed practice to ensure that we can apply the skills that were taught in class. These in class assignments enabled me to feel more prepared as the timed conditions were comparable to that of exam settings, and the style of marking was the same, if not more demanding than the standard in school, ensuring that we would always do well.

 

I'm super grateful that the teachers have been so approachable and accommodating. Mr Lee responds to all my questions about GP, even going above and beyond to help me mark extra assignments, as well as providing extra consultations. This allowed me to quickly work on my skills so that I can improve on my answers and answering technique. Mr Russell is also very knowledgeable about the subject and provides deep sophisticated analysis for GP topics and issues.

 

The teachers at TTT are definitely some of the best teachers out there. They teach GP in a simple, easy-to-digest manner!

Danelle

St Andrew's JC

D (J1 WA) to B (J1 Promos)
Full marks for AQ!

Mr Russell and Mr Lee are caring teachers who are passionate in terms of transferring their knowledge and skills to their students. They patiently guide us to work on our weaknesses while strengthening our strengths so as to ensure faster improvements. They take extra steps to help us by providing online consultations and even arranging crash courses to better prepare us for examinations. Apart from just teaching, both teachers look out for our well-being and constantly encourage us to strive for better performance.

 

Lessons are prepared and modified to fit the needs of students from varying schools, such as SAJC, RI, RVHS, HCI, ACJC, ASRJC and JPJC. Unlike how content is taught in most schools where students are given an overwhelming amount of news articles and sample essays to read, TTT teachers provide well-structured notes that are concise and simple to understand, as well as rich, informative videos to further assist in our learning. The step-by-step strategies and complex evaluative framework (e.g. GER model) taught are also easy to apply, especially after we practise them during lessons.

 

I would like to thank both Mr Russell and Mr Lee for investing their time and effort into creating high-quality notes and step-by-step exam approaches which are very beneficial for my learning. I greatly appreciate their care for all students as well as their passion for teaching. This is clearly evident from how they constantly improve materials and teaching techniques so as to ensure that we learn effectively. 

 

Like most of my classmates, I believe that TTT is the best GP centre in Singapore, and I believe that every student will definitely learn something that can help them trigger further growth in terms of both skills and content mastery.

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Claudia

Hwa Chong Instituition

S (J1 WA) to B (J1 Promos)

Significant improvement seen!

TTT is an amazing centre, and the teachers are my pillars of strength in my quest to perfect my skills and content knowledge for General Paper. Unlike the reading materials given in school and elsewhere, the materials provided at TTT are concise, informative and easy to apply, and I find that it has afforded me more time to focus on strengthening my argumentative and application of evaluative strategies, rather than just engage in a trivial search for examples to back up my points. I enjoy the content lessons, especially the ones on politics, philosophy and science and technology and I think Mr. Russell provides excellent and interesting examples and perspectives which I can apply in my essay. Mr. Lee also provides a skills-based approach to comprehension and AQ, and I feel that this is a more efficient way to ensure tangible growth. 

 

Both of my GP teachers are also really patient when they teach us. They are also really encouraging and they often motivate us to keep trying harder whenever we face setbacks or problems. Even when we feel less motivated or worried, they will encourage us to practice more and try again until we master the concept. The teachers are also funny and they will make jokes to lighten the atmosphere and make our lessons more engaging and this creates an intense, but lively and fun experience. GP is never boring when you are learning it at TTT!

 

I would like to thank the teachers for their patience, passion and effort in guiding us through this GP journey. Whenever we have examinations or tests, we will always look for them for extra consultation sessions to clear our doubts and misunderstandings. Even though this takes up their extra time, they always put in a lot of effort to find time to help us so that we can achieve the best results.  

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Tian Yang

River Valley High School

Unlike the normal GP lessons in schools or other centres, TTT's lessons give students a deeper understanding on global issues and local current affairs and allows us to apply it in our essays and comprehension. I enjoy the content lessons the most as the teachers give a detailed explanation and evaluation about why global events happen, and they also teach us to analyse, compare and evaluate social phenomena.

 

The notes are very helpful as it has a lot of examples and information that we can use in our essays. They also provided a range of materials for different topics such as environment, global hunger, politics, international relations and more. The information provided was also very concise that makes the notes very convenient to use.

 

Lastly and most importantly, both Mr. Russell and Mr. Lee are also very caring and understanding. Other than just teaching us skills and knowledge, they often ask us about our school life and ensure that we are doing well.  They are also very approachable which makes asking questions a simple and comfortable experience for me.

 

I would like to thank the teachers for spending additional time outside of lessons to look through our work and give feedbacks relentlessly so that we can keep improving on our skill and accuracy. I would also like to thank them for not just simply giving a model answer, but also to guide us through our work, to help us understand how we can do better, and also to help us to work towards improving our skills and analysis.

Ezara

Jurong-Pioneer JC

E (J1 WA) to B (J1 Promos)

Significant Progress in just 1 year!

Mr Lee and Mr Russell make lessons much more enjoyable to attend because they genuinely care about all their students' progress. GP is a paper which relies heavily on details and awareness of current affairs. It is an overwhelming new subject but they have made it a smooth journey. They answered every question, be it minor queries or major misconceptions. I never felt embarrassed because TTT lessons were a safe space to clarify all my doubts and reinforce my foundation. 

 

Even outside of TTT lessons, I could consult Mr Lee about random news articles I chanced upon, have discussions about current affairs and check my formatting; this helped me improve my GP skills exponentially. Each TTT lesson is packed with specially compiled notes on each topic and strategies to tackle GP Paper 1 & 2 question types, and they would go through these notes during topical lectures with supplement videos and thorough explanations. These notes were a godsend because they give multiple views on each topic and cover every point with accompanying examples. 

 

In addition, the notes come with different essay questions that we get to plan for as homework. They place heavy emphasis on completing their assigned homework which was very helpful for me because it pushed me to put what I learned in class into practice. Moreover, they would personally go through essays and give out customised pointers for our writing. With the informative notes and their summary of strategies, I was able to craft multi-layered essays and AQs which allowed me to score during my Promotional Examinations!!! 

 

Thank you for all your patience and help for the past year! I never expected that attending GP tuition would be so much fun. It feels like attending lessons with family because the environment is very pleasant and engaging. Studying for General Paper has never been dull, if anything it became an enjoyable and informative subject. Thanks for taking time out of your day to read through my panicked confusion and reading some of my own works and going the extra mile to always check up on me. Even during the challenging period of going through a pandemic, instead of asking us to print our notes, TTT made the effort to mail our notes to us so we could have a conducive tuition experience at home. Thank you for everything and more, I’m looking forward to continuing my exciting journey next year with TTT! 

Swee Kong

Jurong-Pioneer JC

D (J1 WA) to B (J1 Promos)

Improved from D to B in just 6 months!

Learning at TTT has been a joy. The teachers here are passionate in what they do and they always go the extra mile to ensure that we receive all the guidance we need. Any questions we have are always promptly answered, and it is easy to set up consultations if we have any further queries. Lessons are never dull as the teachers are humorous and they make the learning environment extremely comfortable.

 

The content notes provided by TTT are fantastic, as they are the fruit of labour of the countless hours spent by the teachers, meticulously compiling all the best examples we can use for different topics. This enables us to craft complex, multi-layered essays that are supported with robust arguments, which sets us apart from our peers. The teachers also equip us with various writing techniques, such as how to write captivating hooks, impactful conclusions, and ways to structure our essays effectively. This allows us to level up our writing skills, and make our essays fun and interesting.

 

I would like to personally extend my gratitude to Mr Russell and Mr Lee, who have been splendid mentors thus far. Thank you Mr Russell for always believing in me and pushing me to unlock my fullest potential, as well as sharing different writing strategies with us to help add that extra spice into our writing. Thank you Mr Lee for being such an encouraging and patient mentor. He always takes the time to ensure that we are heading towards the right direction.

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Sze Yu

Hwa Chong Institution

Even though I had all my GP lessons on Zoom, they were not boring and in fact very productive and enriching. The resources provided by TTT have greatly helped in preparing for my examinations, be it the content notes provided by Mr. Russell or the recorded lectures provided by Mr. Lee. The notes are clear and succinct, and provide a broad array of knowledge that I have managed to pick up beyond preparing for GP exams. Mr Lee is also very patient and understanding and he teaches in an interesting and organised manner.

 

I would recommend joining TTT for those who want to learn more in-depth content and be fully prepared for the GP exams as the exam strategies and techniques (like comprehension packages and essay outline practices) have been very helpful in ensuring consistency and building up content for essays and for AQ.

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Julia

Anderson Serangoon JC

 

S (J1 MYE) to A (J2 MYE)

Improved from S to A 

in 10 months

TTT teachers are definitely the best English/GP teacher I ever had. I believe that anyone who is taught by Mr Lee and Mr Russell will improve as they always makes sure that everyone can understand what they are saying and they give very clear, effective answers to any problems that you may encounter. They also give regular consultations and spend so much time and effort to write quality notes, mark our work, as well as answering my questions outside of class through online platforms. Furthermore, the teachers are always willing to go the extra mile to help us with our school work, especially during examination periods when the tuition sessions could be extended in order for all our queries to be answered. This really made me feel that the centre was more like a school, rather than a centre.

 

Both teachers also try to get to know each and every one of their students and helps us all to bond and make friends and contribute to a more lively and welcoming environment even though we are all from different schools, such as ASR, ACJC, RV, HCI, RI, JPJC and YIJC. Their lessons are also really engaging as he brings in stories and things that we are interested in, allowing us to be more focused during lessons. Personally, I think that is what learning should be like, where you can learn in a fun environment. 

 

The lesson materials provided as well as the additional information shared during lessons have proven to be very useful, particularly the revision materials before any exams as they are clearly structured and informative. I really adore the notes and i think it's much better than the ones provided by other centres or by my JC, which are mostly just mere readings. The notes are well-structured and the content lectures provide numerous points, arguments, examples and analytical frameworks that enable effective learning and application. I also love the philosophy classes, as well as the question analysis notes for each topic, detailing every possible question, sub-topics and types of questions that can be tested for each topic. 

 

I would really like to thank both Mr. Lee and Mr. Russell for spending so much time to help me. Without him, my interest in the subject would be close to nothing and I would not have excelled in GP. With his passion in teaching and his belief in me, I am sure that I'll be able to achieve even more with time to come. Hence, I highly recommend that you sign up and be part of the  lovely TTT family. ​

Nikesh

National JC

D (J1 WA) to A (J1 Promos)

Improved from D to A in just 7 months! 

Despite being with The Thought Tailor for only 1 year, I have seen a significant improvement in my language skills. This is a result of the comprehensive lectures coupled with the individual essay practices that help us to identify our previous pitfalls and ways to better our writing skills by addressing them. There were also numerous useful content lectures including science and technology, global hunger and poverty, and also evaluative techniques that I used to help me to achieve an A for my JC1 promo essay! For Paper 2, we are taught the different types of questions so that we can answer them effectively. With a holistic approach to both content and language skills, The Thought Tailor has helped me tremendously. 

 

Mr Russell and Mr Lee are very engaging and never fail to make even the most boring topics interesting through personal anecdotes and humour. They also provided excellent analytical insight that enabled me to develop my critical thinking ability. Languages have always been my weakest subjects and hence coming into JC, I was intimidated by GP. However, The Thought Tailor has managed to make GP not only less daunting but even fun.

Jen Ming

Anderson Serangoon JC

E (J1 Promos) to B (J2 MYE)

E to B in 15 months​

I think my teachers genuinely care about our grades and well-being as they always ask us how we are doing. They also like to converse and crack jokes in class, making lessons feel very interesting and enjoyable. The teachers also look out for you and provide more complex writing skills and ideas than in school.

The notes that they provide are very detailed and rich in content and also gives clear examples on how to use them. I thought it was cool that all the examples that i would ever need for a topic are all in the content lecture notes, and it is very beneficial as it helps students like me to save time, so that I can focus on either doing practices, or to focus on my H2 subjects. This is quite important for JC2 students because we often don't have a lot of time, and we have to ace our GP while keeping an eye on our H2 subjects and time management as well. The notes are also well organised so it is very easy to comprehend and also to remember.

 

I would like to thank TTT teachers for always responding quickly to my doubts whenever I have them or ask for consultations, and I appreciate the step by step instructions provided for comprehension and essay writing. Learning the requirements of the different comprehension question types and how to address them was very beneficial. It enabled me to score for comprehension. The paper 1 strategies were also essential to my good grades. I have made tremendous improvements ever since i joined in JC1, and I am happy that i chose to join TTT.

Li Ling

Millennia Institute

Teachers at TTT teach lessons in a different way compared to other centres. They provide a lot of high quality notes and did tremendous research before lessons. The concise content lecture notes were extremely useful and a wonderful contrast to the thick stacks of readings that we would get in school or the directionless GP essay outlines (that are limited in applicability to only specific essays) that I would get at other centres. The notes gave a wide range of examples, points and evaluation strategies, which not only helped to give me the necessary content for the exams, but also made sure that i did not have to set aside too much time to do research, which allowed me to concentrate more on improving my essay and AQ skills, and also gave me time to focus on my other subjects.

 

The teachers were also very friendly and enthusiastic and it is clear that they enjoy teaching. Both Mr. Russell and Mr. Lee also teaches in a very simple and structured manner, with clear strategies on how to answer each comprehension question type, as well as different strategies to structure essays or techniques for rebuttal. I enjoyed both the lectures and tutorials at the centre and i was able to make an improvement of one grade in just 1.5 months at the centre. I would like to thank my teachers for teaching me General Paper, as well as for the hope they have in me, and i hope to continue making further progress in the following year.

Jia Yi

Jurong-Pioneer JC

I genuinely appreciate the teachers at TTT! They always ensure that the lessons delivered are clear and easy to comprehend. Both Mr Lee and Mr Russell are easy to approach for additional help which makes learning much easier. They will also approach me in class to ensure that I fully understood what was being taught. When delivering content lectures, Mr Russell always tries to make it more relatable to our lives and share his experiences/viewpoint on that matter. This has helped me to remember the examples in my head effortlessly without having to really memorize them. When attending his lessons, it is always an eye-opener as I get to hear different perspectives on the same issue. As for the lesson materials provided, it is clearly structured and informative which makes it so much easier for me to refer to when needed. When attending Mr Lee’s lesson for paper 2, he always provides a detailed explanation of the answer (something that is generally brushed off by many school teachers) and how we should interpret the question in order to score the maximum marks. This had helped me tremendously in my recent promotional examinations and had enabled me to set a new record for myself for paper 2. 

 

I would like to thank both the teachers for being friendly and approachable with the students as as they really made GP a less daunting subject for me. Through the things that I have learned in TTT, I am now more confident in tackling the various components in my GP paper and I am certain that I can make further improvements in the future. I am happy to be part of the TTT family and I really hope that potential students will join TTT to help them achieve success for GP :)

Jia Yu

Jurong-Pioneer JC

S (J2 MYE) to E (J2 Promos) 

Significant Improvements in just 1.5 months!​

Teachers at TTT teach lessons in a different way compared to other centres. They provide a lot of high quality notes and did tremendous research before lessons. The concise content lecture notes were extremely useful and a wonderful contrast to the thick stacks of readings that we would get in school or the directionless GP essay outlines (that are limited in applicability to only specific essays) that I would get at other centres. The notes gave a wide range of examples, points and evaluation strategies, which not only helped to give me the necessary content for the exams, but also made sure that i did not have to set aside too much time to do research, which allowed me to concentrate more on improving my essay and AQ skills, and also gave me time to focus on my other subjects.

 

The teachers were also very friendly and enthusiastic and it is clear that they enjoy teaching. Both Mr. Russell and Mr. Lee also teaches in a very simple and structured manner, with clear strategies on how to answer each comprehension question type, as well as different strategies to structure essays or techniques for rebuttal. I enjoyed both the lectures and tutorials at the centre and i was able to make an improvement of one grade in just 1.5 months at the centre. I would like to thank my teachers for teaching me General Paper, as well as for the hope they have in me, and i hope to continue making further progress in the following year.