What Students Say...

Le Yang

Kranji Sec

C5 ->  A1 (O level) 

Received an award for being

the top 3 in her cohort for EL (prelims results) at

Kranji Sec

In the past, I could never achieve an A in English. Perhaps it was because English wasn’t my first language, whatever English capabilities I had simply could not be translated into the skills that were required for examinations. When I first got in touch with Mr Russell in secondary three, I was still new to taking tuition and didn’t really know what to expect besides extra work and maybe gradual, baby steps towards an eventual A1 for O level. So, the jump in grades really surprised me.

I had gone from floating in the Cs and Bs to my first A in English, A2, and the improvement didn’t stop there. Under his guidance, I achieved 3rd in my Sec 4 cohort for English in my Sec 4 prelim exams at Kranji Secondary, which was something I had never thought to be possible before!

 

I also managed to get an honours certificate that recognised my excellent academic achievement for English. The A1 in English for my O levels came soon after, and after I went to Junior College, I managed to clinch the top 5% in my cohort for General Paper. 

All of this would not have been possible without his help, and I am definitely grateful to him for helping to push me beyond the limits I thought I and to reach my goal. He taught me how to strategise and how to prepare for the subject, and how to continuously strive for perfection even when i was already getting an A1. 

Jie Lynn

Juying Sec

B4 ->  A1 (O level)

Top in cohort at Juying Sec!

English lessons at The Thought Tailor has undoubtedly changed my perspective on how English can be studied effectively. The lessons here are clear and structured, and there were a lot of focus on the skills and the step by step methods for each component, including how to solve every comprehension question type effectively. I also felt that the concise and informative notes issued during our weekly lessons was extremely beneficial in helping me with my revision for my exams.

Furthermore the dedicated teachers at TTT have always been patient and really helpful whenever I had any doubts regarding the skills or content that were taught. We could ask for extra help or support for free, and we were encouraged to clarify any doubts or problems that we had (with any of the practices or school assignments) with our TTT tutors via Whatsapp message.

 

With the help of the passionate teachers, I was able to quickly improve my EL grades from getting Bs in my school examinations to scoring an A1 in O levels in less than a year!

Le Xuan

Juying Sec

C5 (MYE) -> A1 (O level)

Managed to achieve an A1 in just 6 months!

I have always looked forward to my lessons at TTT every week. The teachers never fail to make lessons both enriching and enjoyable all the time! With the family-like atmosphere and humorous yet knowledgeable teachers, there’s really never a dull moment at TTT!  I used to find learning English extremely boring in the past but my interest in the English language have definitely grown after attending the classes at TTT. Learning at TTT was a fun and effective experience. The notes were comprehensive yet easy to understand and master, and the strategies that my teachers taught for each component really allowed me to secure an A1 grade at O level.

I would really like to thank all the teachers at TTT for their constant guidance and support even outside of class (e.g. whatsapp conversations, consultation sessions and written assignments) to make sure I fully understood what was taught.

 

Without a doubt, TTT was the significant factor in helping me get my A1 during O’levels so i hope you’ll give TTT a chance to do the same for you!!

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Xuan Xin

Unity Sec

B4 (MYE) -> A2 (O level)

Significant improvements in just 5 months!

I have enjoyed learning English much more after attending tuition and it was mostly thanks to my teacher, Mr Russell. His lessons were engaging and fun as he always tries to put in elements that we all relate to, such as things that we like to do and have interest in, to allow us to be engaged as well as to better understand the lessons. He is also very passionate in teaching English and would try his best to make the best notes that suits our learning. He is also a very reflective teacher, adjusting his lessons to suit his students' learning needs. I can still remember one particular lesson that we had last year. He realised that my friends and I were not mastering one of the more complex writing techniques effectively, and so he decided to change his notes and teachings for the lesson, to make it even easier for my friends and i to pick up the skill efficiently.

I would like to thank my teacher for putting in a lot of time and effort in preparing the best notes for us and for making sure that we are able to learn well under his guidance. His effort really helped me, and it inspired me to work harder for English so as to repay his efforts and belief in us.  

I would recommend my teacher to other students because my teacher’s way of teaching is very good as he would teach at a pace that suits the students, allowing and ensuring that all students are able to learn well. He also answer students’ questions clearly, hence enabling us to be able to clear all our doubts and master the skills easily. 

Mr. Russell always believed in me and i am glad that i managed to get an A2 for O level. This was the best EL result that i have ever achieved throughout the whole of my secondary school life. He is the best English teacher that i have ever had. 

Clarissa

Juying Sec

C6 (MYE) -> A2 (O level)

4 grade jumps in

under 6 months!

Teachers at TTT are literally the best English masters ever. I have learnt so many new things at TTT especially hybrid mixed-genre essays and article writing which we did not really cover in school. The learning atmosphere is also great, with a spacious classroom that doesn't make us feel claustrophobic. The teachers are also super friendly and are able to help you whenever, if you ask for it. 

 

What really set TTT apart from other centres is the clear and concise notes provided as well as the detailed explanation from the teachers. The notes were really useful with clear strategies on how to successfully prepare for each component of the EL paper, and the teachers even prepared summary notes before O levels to ensure that we know what are the most important aspects of each skill that we need to revise before the exams. The lessons were also very clear and interesting, with a key learning objective, and we could see the overall direction that we were moving and where we would get to.

 

I will forever be grateful to TTT, for they have helped me in my O level English, and made a drastic difference to when i first joined. They helped me pull up my C6 to a B3, in half a year and i even managed to secure an A2 for O level! This was something that i thought would only be possible for Science and Maths, but not for EL, because we often hear comments from seniors and teachers that it is difficult to score for EL and we should be satisfied with a B3. But TTT proved that it is possible and i am glad i joined TTT.

Travis

Unity Sec

B4 (MYE) -> A2 (O level)

Significant improvements in just 3 months!

Mr Russell has a very fun and intriguing way of teaching his students and he makes his lessons interesting and engaging. His cheerfulness and dedication towards his students have truly made a lasting impression on me. I do enjoy parts of his lessons where he shares some inside jokes with the class but more importantly are the times when he can clear our doubts with clear and precise answers.

 

My learning has improved tremendously after I started with Mr Russell partially due to the superior notes that he provided and also because of his clear and concise teaching method.

 

I felt that the lessons at TTT were also very beneficial and by attending his lessons, i learnt how how to score for my examinations. I was able to improve by two grades in the three months that we had together (B4 at MYE ---> A2 at O level)!

 

I would like to thank Mr Russell for making learning fun and interesting again and being the light that guided my friends and I through the dark tunnel that is the GCE English O-Level examinations. I would recommend Mr Russell to other students mainly due to his superior teaching style that is very unique and efficient.

Yan Liang

Unity Sec

C5 (MYE) -> A2 (O level)

Jumping 3 grades in just 7 months!

My teacher is Mr Russell and he is extremely passionate when he is teaching. He is extremely determined to help his students in every lesson i attended. He often pushes students so that we can realise our potential to excel in the subject, while at the same time cracking a few jokes and using stories to explain concepts and question types to make lessons more lively.

 

Through the few months of coaching i realised that the lessons have helped me tremendously. The materials prepared by him were no doubt useful for my revision before the O levels examinations. The notes were very informative and were compiled into a few pieces of paper for us to revise more easily. For example, the final lesson at the TTT centre was extremely helpful as Mr Russell revised all the necessary skills and provided notes covering all the step by step instructions for every possible comprehension question type.

I would like to thank him for constantly encouraging me and motivating me to become a better student, as well as to continuously strive for further success. I would also like to thank him for devoting so much time and effort into compiling notes which are very beneficial for my learning. Most importantly, i want to thank him for helping me to improve from a C grade in my mid-year examinations to an A2 for both my prelims and O level. 

I will definitely recommend Mr Russell to my junior and friends as i can see that he is very passionate about helping every one of us. He is also able to explain different skills really well and he gives good guided practices to help us apply them effectively. I am sure that with his help, more students will excel in the language. It was certainly a privilege for me to be able to attend his classes. Thank you.

I really enjoy Mr Russell’s lessons. He made English easier than I originally thought it would be, as his lessons cover everything there is to cover about the English syllabus, and the notes he provides for the classes are very well-structured and in-depth, making it easier for me to study at home. He also takes the time to get to know his students better and care for their wellbeing, even going as far as to text them every so often about their current state of mind and also to advise them on what they should do.

 

I still miss my lessons with him, and the impact that TTT had on me is especially significant considering that I usually don't like attending tuition (for any subjects) in general. However, TTT lessons were fun and Mr. Russell made it possible for me to be more interested in scoring higher for English. Thanks to him, I was able to score higher for my O's, going from B4 to A2.

Ivan

Juying Sec

B4 (MYE) -> A2 (O level)
Excellent progress achieved in under 6 months!

Summer

Jurong West Sec

C5 (EOY) -> A2 (Prelims)
Significant progress achieved in under 7 months!

Before I joined TTT, I always faced one problem that many students faced. I was never able to pass my comprehension paper. I was really frustrated and my average results was 20/50. However, through the recommendation of my friend, I joined TTT and after just 3-4 months, I was able to improve my comprehension grades,  and obtained a 31/50 during my prelims. This was something that I’m very proud of, because most students usually fail the comprehension paper, and few would obtain marks above 30. This excellent results enabled me to achieve an overall grade of A2 for my prelims.


I love the lessons at TTT. Mr Russell simplifies the lessons so that we can better understand and absorb the content, and his customise his lessons to suit our needs. Mr Russell also explained every question type, their specific requirements, step by step techniques and formats to answer each question. I felt that it was important to write down the question type for each comprehension questions and annotate the texts before doing, which helped me to track and understand the passage better.


In addition, TTT also provides a fun place for learning. The teacher is friendly and he often creates a fun learning experience for all of us. I also found the group essay discussions to be useful, and students of different writing abilities were exposed to a wide range of different writing styles and ideas. These sessions also allowed us to bond with our other classmates and make lessons a more lively and less awkward experience.


The materials for oral that was compiled and given to us was very practical and included content and statistics that could be also used in our argumentative and discursive essay. Learning the formats for answering each oral question, as well as using the content from the content lectures made the entire O level oral examinations a more manageable affair! 
I would like to thank Mr Russell for being very patient in his teachings and explanations also for marking and going through the different worksheets at an incredible speed.

Jia En

Unity Sec

C6 (EOY) -> A2 (Prelims)

Top in cohort for comprehension for Sec 4 prelims.

Thank you for motivating me to achieve my best in English. Your teaching has definitely helped me  improve my standard for English. Lessons at the centre has taught me that English is a subject that can be studied, even though many people thought that English can’t be studied. Before I joined TTT, I was struggling to cope with my English in my school. I was unaware that there were many techniques that I had to have, to score well for English. English was also one of my weaker subject. 

TTT help students to achieve their best by teaching them effective techniques and strategies to do well. TTT teaches students the  step-by-step approach to answer different types of questions. The teacher teach us different techniques to answer the questions, which helps us to strengthen our answering techniques for each question type, to ensure that we do not lose unnecessary marks. I also understood the requirements of certain question types, like how summary writing could involve points with multiple parts, which is not taught in school. This enabled me to improve from a C6 to an A2 for prelims in just one year. I even managed to topped my cohort for paper 2 comprehension with a score of 39/50. This was something that made me very happy.

TTT is definitely different from the other centres as it cares for their students. The lessons are always fun as the classroom atmosphere is always highly energetic. The teacher is also proactive and eager to answer questions that students may raise. The notes are of high standard and it helped me to understand the different techniques I needed to apply in order to do well. There are also examples that guide our thinking and makes it easier for us to understand.

Jun Sen

Juying Sec

 

D7 (MYE) -> B3 (O level)

Jumping an average of 1 grade per month! 

Before i joined TTT, i had problems passing my English throughout my secondary school life. i was learning at other tuition centres and I couldn’t write well and my P2 results were also very weak. When I joined TTT, the teachers taught skills and techniques that i have not learnt before, be it in school or at any other tuition centres. They taught us how to apply the steps using a simple step by step approach. Along with other things such as text analysis and question analysis, i felt that it was actually possible to study for English. I studied harder and I started to see myself improving and passing more often. Within 4 months, instead of failing English, I improved by four grades and scored a B3 for my O levels. Thank you, TTT!


What TTT really stands out from other tuition centre is its belief that it is “‘more than just a centre, better than a school”. At TTT, I was taught by Mr. Russell and Mr. Lee and they were very friendly, kind and passionate, and they always took the effort to get to know their students on a personal level. They also often text us to show their concerns, and they are always ready to help 24/7. Both teachers also always made the lessons interesting by making jokes or telling interesting stories, without digressing from the lessons. 

I also like the fact that TTT provides very good notes and resources. I attended many prestigious tuition centres that charged exorbitant rates, and many of these places used notes photocopied from assessment books. Yet over at TTT, all their teaching materials are painstakingly drafted by the teachers with the most precise and researched information so that we can learn our best, from the best. The teachers also write more notes, sometimes in response to any difficulties that we might face when mastering or applying the skills. 


At TTT, I would like to thank both Mr Lee and Mr Russell for pushing me and the constant guidance. If not for them, i wouldn’t have scored a B3 for English and i would also still have doubts passing it. I strongly recommend TTT for their effective skills and techniques taught so you can score in your English.

Brian

Juying Sec

D7 (MYE) -> B3 (O level) 

Significant improvements

in just 4 months!

I would recommend TTT lessons because the lessons are very effective. The teachers are professional and they provide quality teaching and good notes. Their lessons are also very fun and informative.

 

The notes are comprehensive and cover all the skills required for each component, and it was definitely better than anything that I have received in school or other EL tuition. The lessons are also well designed with and my teachers also often teach in a fun and entertaining way. 

The teachers also often go the extra mile to ensure that all of their students are able to cope with their work. They would often text students and mark extra assignments and provide free consultations to help students clarify any doubts that they may have.

 

I am happy that I managed to improve a lot in the four months that I spent at TTT - from a D7 at prelims, to a B3 at O level.

I find that the teachers at TTT are knowledgeable and very helpful. They often involve everyone during lessons, and they never fail to make the class fun and engaging. Through the lessons at TTT, I have learnt new concepts and skills. Their teaching strategies and clear explanations have aided me in understanding complex ideas and apply the right set of skills to tackle questions.

I would like to thank my tutors at TTT for investing a lot of time and effort in preparing detailed  notes for us. After attending lessons at TTT, my grades improved tremendously. I even managed to score an A2 for my N Level! This. was the best result that i have ever achieved for English. TTT lessons are very impactful and I would definitely recommend TTT to students who are looking for a very good English tuition.

Clayton

Unity Sec

C5 (MYE) -> A2 (N level) 

Significant improvements

in just 4 months!

Cass

Unity Sec

B4 (MYE) -> A2 (N level) 

Significant improvements

in just 5 months!

I first got to know of TTT when i contacted my ex-teacher in school and found out that he had opened a tuition centre. I decided to join the centre, because i had positive experience of his lessons in school. I feel that TTT teachers are extremely skilful and caring and they would often go the extra mile for students.

The teachers at TTT put in a lot of effort to design effective lessons, and facilitated learning through different strategies that made English easy for all of us at TTT. The learning materials were effective in stimulating our thoughts. Lessons were taught at an appropriate pace and in a step by step manner. The notes, which consisted of a variety of useful information such as model essays, step-by-step formula for comprehension questions and many more, helped shape my learning.  

The teachers teach with a lot of passion here, and it helps motivate us to perform better. I would especially like to thank all my teachers at TTT for their patience and guidance in helping us through a very difficult time. I am also very happy when I received my N level results. I received an A2 for my N level and i am glad that I chose to join TTT! Thank you for helping me to come up with a useful strategy to help me improve from a B4 to an A2. Thank you TTT!

What Students Say...

Le Yang

Kranji Sec

C5 ->  A1 (O level) 

Received an award for being

the top 3 in her cohort for EL (prelims results) at

Kranji Sec

In the past, I could never achieve an A in English. Perhaps it was because English wasn’t my first language, whatever English capabilities I had simply could not be translated into the skills that were required for examinations. When I first got in touch with Mr Russell in secondary three, I was still new to taking tuition and didn’t really know what to expect besides extra work and maybe gradual, baby steps towards an eventual A1 for O level. So, the jump in grades really surprised me.

I had gone from floating in the Cs and Bs to my first A in English, A2, and the improvement didn’t stop there. Under his guidance, I achieved 3rd in my Sec 4 cohort for English in my Sec 4 prelim exams at Kranji Secondary, which was something I had never thought to be possible before!

 

I also managed to get an honours certificate that recognised my excellent academic achievement for English. The A1 in English for my O levels came soon after, and after I went to Junior College, I managed to clinch the top 5% in my cohort for General Paper. 

All of this would not have been possible without his help, and I am definitely grateful to him for helping to push me beyond the limits I thought I and to reach my goal. He taught me how to strategise and how to prepare for the subject, and how to continuously strive for perfection even when i was already getting an A1. 

Jie Lynn

Juying Sec

B4 ->  A1 (O level)

Top in cohort at Juying Sec!

English lessons at The Thought Tailor has undoubtedly changed my perspective on how English can be studied effectively. The lessons here are clear and structured, and there were a lot of focus on the skills and the step by step methods for each component, including how to solve every comprehension question type effectively. I also felt that the concise and informative notes issued during our weekly lessons was extremely beneficial in helping me with my revision for my exams.

Furthermore the dedicated teachers at TTT have always been patient and really helpful whenever I had any doubts regarding the skills or content that were taught. We could ask for extra help or support for free, and we were encouraged to clarify any doubts or problems that we had (with any of the practices or school assignments) with our TTT tutors via Whatsapp message.

 

With the help of the passionate teachers, I was able to quickly improve my EL grades from getting Bs in my school examinations to scoring an A1 in O levels in less than a year!

Andrea Tan

Unity Sec

B3 (S3 EOY) -> A1 (O level)

in just 3 months!

TTT has truly helped me to become much more motivated when studying English. Before joining TTT, I did not know how I could study for English, and made little to no effort during my revision. I had attended lessons from other centres but they proved to have little to no help for me, and I started to believe the common misconception that English cannot be studied for, and that the only way we can improve is to read more books and to do more practices. However, after joining TTT, the lessons were very skill-based and focused. Although intense, learning at TTT was very fun and enjoyable, and I always went home with new skills and knowledge. My teacher, Mr Russell, is brilliant and will always crack jokes in between the class to lighten the mood and to bring joy to learning, yet is very effective in teaching and ensuring that we learn and understand the skills and techniques taught. Being at TTT had not only improved my English skills and techniques, it had also motivated me to work harder myself. 

 

Furthermore, the materials provided by the centre are really comprehensive and progressive, which helps to effectively consolidate my learning and revision. Furthermore, consultations with TTT are available 24/7 - having this support system is extremely helpful as I am able to clear my doubts as soon as possible! TTT is not just a tuition centre to help me in my learning, but also a place where i am able to make new friends and to study in a conducive and homely environment. Now, I actually look forward to lessons rather than dread them! I would really recommend TTT to other students as it has not only helped me in my English, but has also helped me become a more focused, strategic student - which is something I have never experienced in any other tuition centres that I had attended before! Thank you TTT! 

Summer

Jurong West Sec

C5 (EOY) -> A1 (O level)
Significant progress achieved in under 7 months!

Before I joined TTT, I always faced one problem that many students faced. I was never able to pass my comprehension paper. I was really frustrated and my average results was 20/50. However, through the recommendation of my friend, I joined TTT and after just 3-4 months, I was able to improve my comprehension grades,  and obtained a 31/50 during my prelims. This was something that I’m very proud of, because most students usually fail the comprehension paper, and few would obtain marks above 30. This excellent results enabled me to achieve an overall grade of A2 for my prelims.


I love the lessons at TTT. Mr Russell simplifies the lessons so that we can better understand and absorb the content, and he customises his lessons to suit our needs. Mr Russell also explained every question type, their specific requirements, step by step techniques and formats to answer each question. I felt that it was important to write down the question type for each comprehension questions and annotate the texts before doing, which helped me to track and understand the passage better.


In addition, TTT also provides a fun place for learning. The teacher is friendly and he often creates a fun learning experience for all of us. I also found the group essay discussions to be useful, and students of different writing abilities were exposed to a wide range of different writing styles and ideas. These sessions also allowed us to bond with our other classmates and make lessons a more lively and less awkward experience.


The materials for oral that were compiled and given to us were very practical and included content and statistics that could be also used in our argumentative and discursive essay. Learning the formats for answering each oral question, as well as using the content from the content lectures made the entire O level oral examinations a more manageable affair! 
I would like to thank Mr Russell for being very patient in his teachings and explanations also for marking and going through the different worksheets at an incredible speed.

Andrea R

Unity Sec

B4 (S3 EOY) -> A1 (O level)

2nd in class!

Before joining TTT, I was always at a loss as to how I should study for English and was always unsure of my answers during exams. TTT’s approach of teaching lessons really does make the centre stand out, as it debunks the popular myth that one can never truly be able to study for english. By giving quality resources and materials, they allow students a platform to master their English. Moreover, the support system offered in TTT is impeccable. 

 

The master classes and drill sessions offered by TTT have really enhanced my learning experience and made me even more motivated and confident in my English. With all these additional enrichment and extra support lessons, I have gained additional understanding of the skills that I need to master and apply. 

 

My teacher’s dedication and passion are truly his most outstanding and defining characteristics. The tremendous effort that Mr. Russell puts in to make sure that his students understand and have a fulfilling and thrilling experience at TTT is the reason why lessons are so enjoyable. His patience and understanding has certainly helped me in strengthening my English skills.  

 

Furthermore, his lesson preparation and materials have really helped us to master certain specific techniques required for English. All the resources that he provides leaves no stone unturned in terms of the skill that the syllabus and curriculum requires a student to possess. His approach in offering notes, step-by-step worksheets and drill worksheets ensure that students really master all the question types and aspects of the English paper. This is what gives the students attending TTT an edge over others. 

 

I would like to thank my teacher for his dedication in delivering quality lessons and caring for his students. He not only serves as a mentor for all his students, but also as a figure of motivation in which he pushes his students to soar to greater heights. With their help, I have grown to be a more motivated student with a thirst to always improve and learn.I would recommend TTT for their excellent lesson plans and notes which has made learning a lot more efficient and useful. I would also recommend TTT for the excellent support that they offer students, be it in terms of academic or well-being.

Le Xuan

Juying Sec

C5 (MYE) -> A1 (O level)

Managed to achieve an A1 in just 6 months!

I have always looked forward to my lessons at TTT every week. The teachers never fail to make lessons both enriching and enjoyable all the time! With the family-like atmosphere and humorous yet knowledgeable teachers, there’s really never a dull moment at TTT!  I used to find learning English extremely boring in the past but my interest in the English language have definitely grown after attending the classes at TTT. Learning at TTT was a fun and effective experience. The notes were comprehensive yet easy to understand and master, and the strategies that my teachers taught for each component really allowed me to secure an A1 grade at O level.

I would really like to thank all the teachers at TTT for their constant guidance and support even outside of class (e.g. whatsapp conversations, consultation sessions and written assignments) to make sure I fully understood what was taught.

 

Without a doubt, TTT was the significant factor in helping me get my A1 during O’levels so i hope you’ll give TTT a chance to do the same for you!!

Genevieve

Unity Sec

B4 (S3 EOY) -> A1 (O level)

in just 3 months!

Before joining TTT, I had known Mr Russell as a teacher from my school. Despite that he had never taught me, I was well aware that he was a brilliant teacher. His students often claimed the top spot in our cohort for Best in English and his well structured notes were always shared among the classes and the highlight in my English lessons. I joined TTT with the intention to learn as much as I could from him and ever since then my essay skills have only been improving.

TTT has helped me to become more motivated to study English since before TTT, I did not even know how to study for English and therefore I did not really study for it. With TTT, I feel that lessons are not only really fun, but also very beneficial as well. Being at TTT did not just improve my English, it improved my learning attitude as a whole and seeing how passionate Mr Russell is in teaching the class makes me very motivated to study harder myself. 

Furthermore, the materials provided by the centre are really comprehensive and are being constantly improved on which help me to consolidate my learning. At TTT, I am provided with resources that even my school did not have, notes that were curated by Mr Russell himself as well as practices and essay samples from Junior Colleges that were a boost for me as I practiced writing my essays. 

Apart from the notes and materials given, Mr Russell goes the extra mile by offering extra assistance in marking essays that we would do in our own free time, as well as having extra oral consultations until we felt prepared. It is no doubt that TTT is a life changing tuition centre, and I highly recommend students who are either weak in English or simply to boost their English grades to come to TTT! At TTT, you can rest assured that your hard work will surely be paid off! True to it's words - TTT is definitely more than a centre, better than school!  

Gong Bo

Swiss Cottage Sec

C6 (S3 WA1) -> A1 (S3 WA2)

Good improvement in 9 months!

Previously, I always had difficulties passing my English Language subject and I often find myself not knowing  how to answer the questions appropriately in order to score. However, this is no longer an issue. After attending lessons with Mr Russell for about a year now, I manage to improve and learn the correct skills and techniques needed in order to achieve a distinction for English Language. Mr Russell is very good, with a unique yet effective way of teaching. His lessons are always very engaging and interesting, and I soon found English Language to be one of my best subjects!

This is, of course, a result of the lessons and excellent guidance provided by Mr. Russell! One thing that I truly appreciate about his lessons is his notes. Mr Russell provides a very comprehensive and clear set of notes for every question type that would appear during O Levels. This makes studying much easier, and revision to be as simple as possible. Thanks to his clear lessons and comprehensive notes, I was able to learn the proper techniques and strategies used and managed to score an A1 for my hybrid essay!

Mr Russell is also very good at identifying student’s strengths and limitations, and he knows exactly what one can do to improve in a particular area. This really helped me to understand my weaknesses and what I could do to work on it so as to achieve the best possible grade for O levels. Without Mr Russell’s guidance and support, I would not be able to improve as drastically as I did, and would never have been able to achieve an A1 for my WA2!

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Titus

Unity Sec

B4 (S3 EOY) -> A1 (O level)

One of the top students in the cohort!

TTT served as an excellent auxiliary support for my studies. They had lightened my burden of trying to find apt and concise resources that were highly relevant to O Levels, and provided high-yield lessons that accurately diagnosed and resolved my errors. The lessons and materials from TTT are of top quality, and are always structured to be thorough, comprehensive and superior. Each lesson is carried out to teach all the skills needed for a component, and what type of question it would be useful for. Thanks to the centre, I realised that I lacked the skills needed in specific areas, and with the notes and lessons from Mr Russell, was subsequently able to improve on it, allowing me to achieve a higher grade. 

 

TTT has also given ample opportunities for students to practice and hone on their skills, be it essays, comprehension, or even oral through comprehensive exercises and papers. The centre can definitely help a student bridge the gap and accommodate for everyone, regardless of their level of skill or competence. If the students are lazy, they will be pushed. If the students are diligent, they will have the sufficient windows open to hone their skills through extra (and free) consultations. All of this is only possible with the diligence and drive of Mr. Russell, who visibly gave his all to teach, and continuously work on how he is able to improve his resources and teaching strategy. Mr. Russell had even made the effort to systematically plan out the curriculum such that students can remember the concepts and effectively implement and apply them during O-levels.

 

The lessons at TTT are truly top-tier and I strongly urge students to join.

Khaneesha

Unity Sec

B3 (S3 EOY) -> A1 (O level)

Top in cohort for English! 

Winner of Queen's Writing Competition!

Mr Russell and Mr Lee are passionate in teaching TTT students. They helped me to realise the potential that I had to excel in English and the materials prepared proved to be extremely useful for my revision before my O levels. The notes were highly detailed and informative, with various real-life examples that I could use in various essays. TTT also provided us with a multitude of drills and practice questions for various skills and techniques in comprehension such as Unusual & Effective which were not taught in school or anywhere else.

These practices helped improve the way I answered the questions in English Paper 2, an area which I found to be particularly challenging for me to score. Furthermore, the teachers were always more than willing to clarify any doubts that I had regarding the skills and content that I learnt, and always encouraged me to ask more questions so I could improve.

Even now that I have moved on to poly, the notes have helped me in numerous ways for my writing assignments. The facts and statistics included in the notes, as well as the extensive list of vocabulary words have improved the way I present my information in my projects and presentations.

Abir

Swiss Cottage Sec

D7 (S4 WA1) -> A2 (O level) 

Improved by  grades!

Since young, I have always struggled in terms of passing English, and felt that it was not possible to study for it. I attended tuition at other tuition centres, but felt that they did not really care about me and my studies, and all we did was just do practices after practices in an aimless manner. 

 

However, after joining TTT, I realised that I could actually study for English and there were many skills and techniques that I never knew existed. I love the interesting skills-based lessons, and i felt that Mr. Russell was one of the most unique teachers I have ever had. His teaching processes are very interesting, unique and highly effective. He never fails to create a lively experience, which helps make tuition lessons after school something to look forward to rather than dread! The comprehension drills and skills notes were also easy to follow, and the step by step approaches made learning more systematic. This really helped me to focus and gave me some direction in terms of how to prepare for the English Language examinations.

 

I am grateful for the extensive support provided, especially during the difficult period before O level. The teachers were very friendly and passionate and they always made available slots and opportunities for consultation sessions which helped me to clear my doubts, especially for the new components such as hybrid writing that were taught in secondary 4.

Matthias Yam

St Joseph Institution

B4 (S3 EOY) -> A2 (O level)

Visible improvements in 6 months!

The Thought Tailor has been a wonderful place that facilitated my learning in the English language. Prior to joining TTT, I did not know that I could actually study for the English Language examinations. However, things changed when I joined TTT.

 

At TTT, the teachers have a highly concise and intricate teaching style that allows students to tackle different categories and styles of questions. Mr Russell has also been of great help in my learning journey. He has taught me many skills and techniques for essay writing and comprehension which were useful and easy to implement. I enjoyed the hybrid writing lessons, and learnt numerous skills that I did not learn in school. Mr Russell also often tells numerous jokes and personal stories that helped to make the lessons interesting and fun.

 

Mr. Russell is not only a good teacher, but also a good mentor. He has encouraged me to expand my horizons beyond just what is taught in school. He has taught me important values as well as the different strategies that I could include in my study plans and habits. Thank you.

Madhu

School of

Science and Technology

C6 (S4 CA1) -> A2 (O level)

Improved three grades in just 5 months!

Before joining TTT, I found myself with very little motivation and interest in English as I was scoring really badly. I did a lot of practice papers but it did not result in any tangible improvement. Hence I decided to take up tuition. About a month or two after I joined TTT, not only did I find myself improving academically, I also developed an interest and passion for English. Unlike other tuition centres, the teachers at TTT are very dedicated and hardworking, and they would create notes and stay back for consultations. Their passion and commitment definitely motivated me to work hard for my English grades. 

 

Through the different intensive programmes organised by the teachers before the national exams, I was able to catch up and also revise others skills and content I have missed at the beginning of the year. I learnt different strategies to manage all assessment components of the english paper, including how to improve my comprehension answers, high impact content for oral discussion, as well as the skills and content required for writing mixed genre essays. I would like to thank Mr Russell for guiding me and working very hard for us by creating notes, arranging consultation sessions and also motivating us and having faith in us. Thank you TTT!

Daven

Unity Sec

C6 (WA1) -> A2 (O level) 

in just 7 months!

Before I joined TTT, I was struggling to do well for the EL paper, often barely managing to pass the subject. Being an analytical student, I thought that there was no structure to English  and I almost gave up in frustration.  That was before I joined TTT.

 

TTT is very strategic in their methods of teaching their students, always maximising every lesson to ensure no time is wasted. TTT listens to the voices of students and constantly tries to make lessons better. TTT also creates a warmth and welcoming environment like a family.

 

The lessons at TTT have taught me that there are structures and strategies in English. I also learnt that if we put in the hours to remember the skills and answering techniques and to commit to practice the skills by doing the selected English practice papers curated by the centre, my results will reflect my effort.

 

Mr Russell is always accepting to students who want to go the extra mile, and he is willing to put in the extra hours for his students. His love for his students is clear as he works harder than most teacher I know, to give only the best to his students. His passion for teaching is clear as he never fails to make class engaging and fun, while still conveying the main gist of the lessons. His drive to want the best for his students only motivates me to try even harder.

 

I also enjoy reading Mr. Russell’s notes, which are very clear, with no redundant information. I find myself using his notes more than the notes I receive in school. His materials are very strategic, to help the students focus on what is relevant and important. 

 

I would like to thank Mr Russell for the tremendous amount of effort and sacrifices he has put in for his students. Thank you for never pushing a student away when he or she needs help. Thank you for marking my extra work, even when you are busy.

 

TTT is a tuition centre that is sure to pull your grade up. It is a tuition that I enjoy going to.

Xan Eu

Juying Sec

B4 (S4 CA1) -> A1 (O level)

Significant improvements in just 3 months!

Much to my parent’s dismay, before joining TTT, I frequently struggled with English as a subject. I am an extraordinary and talented speaker, and had a flair for writing, but I could never seem to translate it well on to paper. However, that changed upon joining TTT. I began learning the skills required to score for English, especially the different methods and approaches in which my school did not make apparent to me, which helped me understand how simple and easy it is to answer specific questions. 

 

TTT stands out from other centres as I found it to be the only centre which gave their students comprehensive and thorough lessons on the relevant and apt English skills, and provided the drills to boot. The lessons taught here finally made me understand that answering and scoring in English is not some innate ability that only certain people have, but instead is a set of skills that can be practiced just like math or science, which really allowed me to be more motivated to improve my English. 

 

Mr Russell is an outstanding teacher, and the best I have had in my entire life of being a student. He is abundantly hardworking and constantly tries his best to pump out the best materials for his students. He is strategic and analytical, and he knows our weaknesses and exactly how to help us tackle it. Most importantly, he is extremely encouraging and portrays faith and confidence in his students, pushing them to their limits and bringing the best out of them as a direct result. Not to mention, he is entertaining and makes lessons interesting from his stories, experiences and banter. 

 

I would recommend TTT as I am certain that you will never find centres as high of a quality as TTT. No other centres' teachers would put in as much effort, go to great lengths to help their students succeed, The lessons are comprehensive in every aspect of the subject and you will have no regrets joining. Guaranteed! 

Chia Sim

Unity Sec

B4 (S3 EOY) -> A2 (O level)

Top in class!

Mr Russell is an outstanding teacher as he always puts in a lot of effort into his lessons, which stems from his strong passion in teaching English and GP and helping students improve. When I first joined TTT, I did not know all the question types for comprehension questions, nor did I know that there was even a recommended step by step approach for various comprehension question types. Paper 2 comprehension has always been my biggest weakness and I am glad that TTT could help me tackle it. Not only did Mr. Russell covered the various question types tested, he also provided many useful worksheets that aided in me in applying the concepts I've learnt. He was especially selective in printing out practices for us because he focuses on targeting specific skills at a time so as to ensure that we will not be overwhelmed by too many concepts. This has made learning very fun and engaging. Aside from going through the answer sheet, he would also go into detailed explanations on questions which required more attention. This targeted learning approach has proven to be very useful.

 

When I was taught more complex things beyond my syllabus such as a 3-point argumentative essay at TTT, I began to be intrigued about the concepts and would usually search it up during my free time outside school and lessons. These concepts encouraged me to pick up new knowledge and broadened my horizons. I still remember learning about Speech Writing (SW) last year from Mr Russell, who had shown us through videos, the eloquent way that Severn Suzuki and Oprah Winfrey gave their speeches to help us gain a better idea of the many kinds of persuasive techniques that we could include in our Speech writing. When teaching oral, he also did his own research to discover more unique content and discussed interesting sports like SUP Yoga and Bossaball. Additionally, he also described to us his personal experience at various commercial gyms to aid us in our elaboration during our spoken interactions for Oral, making the lesson more engaging. 

 

I would like to thank Mr Russell for always having high expectations of me because these expectations really pushed me to work harder. Other teachers may give up on their students easily, but Mr Russell is not like them. I'm extremely thankful that Mr Russell has never given up on me. TTT also stands out from other centres because it allows students to consult their teachers on Whatsapp anytime. Arrangements for Zoom consultations are possible as well, without any additional charges. This goes to show that the teachers there are truly concerned with and dedicated to helping their students improve. I would recommend TTT to others because it is very affordable. Taking into consideration all of its strategic notes and resources provided, I firmly believe that the lessons there are worth it. 

Travis

Unity Sec

B4 (MYE) -> A2 (O level)

Significant improvements in just 3 months!

Mr Russell has a very fun and intriguing way of teaching his students and he makes his lessons interesting and engaging. His cheerfulness and dedication towards his students have truly made a lasting impression on me. I do enjoy parts of his lessons where he shares some inside jokes with the class but more importantly are the times when he can clear our doubts with clear and precise answers.

 

My learning has improved tremendously after I started with Mr Russell partially due to the superior notes that he provided and also because of his clear and concise teaching method.

 

I felt that the lessons at TTT were also very beneficial and by attending his lessons, i learnt how how to score for my examinations. I was able to improve by two grades in the three months that we had together (B4 at MYE ---> A2 at O level)!

 

I would like to thank Mr Russell for making learning fun and interesting again and being the light that guided my friends and I through the dark tunnel that is the GCE English O-Level examinations. I would recommend Mr Russell to other students mainly due to his superior teaching style that is very unique and efficient.

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Khai Xuen

Commonwealth Sec

C6 (S3 EOY) -> A2 (O level)

Top in cohort for comprehension for Sec 4 prelims.

I first heard about TTT through a friend who had highly recommended this tuition. At first, I was slightly hesitant, however, when i attended lessons at TTT, I began to develop a deeper understanding on how to approach and answer the various components, such as formats and plans for essays, different comprehension question types, oral, etc. The lessons were extremely enriching and useful, and I always felt like I am learning something new and benefitting in every single lesson. Furthermore, I like the fact that the lessons also help drill the important components with specifically targeted questions and worksheets. 

 

The teachers at TTT are extremely willing and dedicated. They would always encourage us to arrange free consultation after class so as to clear our doubts and queries, and would always answer with clarity. They would also observe every single student and identify what their strengths and weaknesses are, as well as give constructive feedback to help everyone improve through the intensive drilling sessions right before our O Levels. My teacher, Mr Russell, had really made the effort to tell us memorable and entertaining episodes and experiences related to a certain concept in order to create a greater impact for us to memorise information in an easier manner. 

 

Mr Russell’s passion in the subject and his engaging lessons truly inspires us to work harder. His notes are very commendable, with no shortages of resources and notes given to us students - all of them extremely concise and useful. All the work and practices will be marked on time, with useful and constructive feedback given so that students can reflect and improve. His willingness to answer all our doubts and questions, as well as the fun and enriching lessons, are something that I am absolutely grateful and thankful for. I would definitely recommend TTT as it is so much better than any of the previous tuitions I have ever attended, as it really drills on the key notes, answering techniques, as well as helps build lots of interesting and fascinating content for students to discuss in their essay and oral. The amount of guidance and assistance readily available at the centre can truly help students get through their national examinations more easily. 

Aarron

Fuhua Sec

C5 (S2 EOY) -> A2 (N level)

Top in cohort!

My teacher is Mr. Russell and he is a superb tutor who has taught me many interesting skills and techniques that have helped me to do well in school. I first took up lessons with him in secondary 2 when I was not doing well in English. Within just two months, I noticed a visible improvement in my score. 

 

My interest in English has grown after taking tuition with Mr. Russell. In his classes, he is very clear about what he wants, and he would teach the skills using a simple step by step approach which was easy to follow and apply. The practices given were also slightly higher than my school’s standard, and it was structured in a clear and efficient manner, that allowed me to practice the skills required for each comprehension and essay question type. Especially since it was slightly higher than my school’s standard, it basically meant that i had no problems with my school examinations, and i would often achieve the top 3 places in the cohort for the English Language examinations.

 

Mr. Russell is a fantastic teacher, and he is definitely the best English teacher that I have ever had. His notes were amazing, and really better than anything that I have ever received at Fuhua. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to do well for the English Language paper.

Yu Wei

Unity Sec

C6 (S1 CA1) -> A2 (O level)

Maintained top position for 2.5 years!

Previously, I was never one who would be motivated for English. I did not know how to study for it, how to prepare for it, and most importantly, how to score for it. I had the common misconception that English cannot be studied, and that scoring for English needed luck and flair.

 

Now, after lessons with Mr. Russell first in school, and then later at TTT (after he left MOE), I realised that it is actually possible to score well if we develop the correct techniques and strategies needed to answer the questions. I changed my entire approach when answering questions, and had been consistently changing my mindset to achieve a better attitude and outlook towards the subject. TTT has given me the adequate practices needed through consistent, targeted and effective drill worksheets, allowing me to identify my strengths and weaknesses easily. TTT has helped me to see the various possible methods or solutions to tackling a problem, and has allowed me to develop the appropriate thinking process to analyse and tackle the comprehension questions effectively. And thanks to the guidance of Mr. Russell, I have consistently maintained the top position in my class, as well as a top 3 position in the cohort in secondary 2, 3 and 4. I will also always remember how my classmates  and I felt so much joy when we emerged and maintained our position as the top class for English in secondary 2, with an MSG of 2.2 (average A2), far ahead of the other classes which had an average MSG of 3.6  (average B4). Even though he left our school, his ability to produce results and dominate student rankings in Unity remained the same, with TTT students claiming the top few spots in four out of five express classes in school. I also found out that nearly all of the students who obtained a distinction for the secondary 4 prelims also came from TTT. In my class, the top 3 students, myself included, all studied at TTT. Mr. Russell is definitely someone who can produce quality results!

 

My teacher, Mr Russell, is a very fun yet impressively effective teacher who is extremely passionate in helping us master our command of the language. For example, he often cracks jokes to make us smile while simultaneously teaching us the syllabus in a comprehensive yet efficient manner. His notes are extremely thorough and meticulously-written, and they have been especially helpful in helping us study for our English exams and to master the appropriate skills, which are not taught in schools. A salient example would be his essay notes. They have been particularly helpful for my revision for O levels as it helps me to gain more clarity of what a model essay should contain, and how I can work towards achieving a distinction for my own essay.

 

As someone who had never seen the value of tuition, and never believed in the effectiveness of external classes, TTT is truly a centre I will never regret joining. I learnt how to analyse the requirements of this subject differently, and to approach any kind of situation in various ways. Thank you Mr Russell for putting in so much work consistently, and for never losing your faith in us. You have truly motivated us to do better and to set higher expectations and goals for ourselves. I would strongly recommend everyone to join TTT as it is one of the best decisions I have made so far. I believe TTT is the best choice as all the types of approaches, skills, techniques and strategies are thoroughly covered and evaluated critically to provide the best for their students so that they are able to achieve a good score for their O Levels! 

Yan Liang

Unity Sec

C5 (MYE) -> A2 (O level)

Jumping 3 grades in just 7 months!

My teacher is Mr Russell and he is extremely passionate when he is teaching. He is extremely determined to help his students in every lesson i attended. He often pushes students so that we can realise our potential to excel in the subject, while at the same time cracking a few jokes and using stories to explain concepts and question types to make lessons more lively.

 

Through the few months of coaching i realised that the lessons have helped me tremendously. The materials prepared by him were no doubt useful for my revision before the O levels examinations. The notes were very informative and were compiled into a few pieces of paper for us to revise more easily. For example, the final lesson at the TTT centre was extremely helpful as Mr Russell revised all the necessary skills and provided notes covering all the step by step instructions for every possible comprehension question type.

I would like to thank him for constantly encouraging me and motivating me to become a better student, as well as to continuously strive for further success. I would also like to thank him for devoting so much time and effort into compiling notes which are very beneficial for my learning. Most importantly, i want to thank him for helping me to improve from a C grade in my mid-year examinations to an A2 for both my prelims and O level. 

I will definitely recommend Mr Russell to my junior and friends as i can see that he is very passionate about helping every one of us. He is also able to explain different skills really well and he gives good guided practices to help us apply them effectively. I am sure that with his help, more students will excel in the language. It was certainly a privilege for me to be able to attend his classes. Thank you.

Darren

Juying Sec

C6 (S3 EOY) -> A2 (O level) 

Achieved substantial improvement in 7 months!

TTT has provided me with a lot of support during this difficult year. I initially joined because I wasn't fully confident in my skills and wanted the additional boost to help me. Thankfully, I had no regrets because of Mr Russell. Mr Russell is a very passionate and experienced teacher who provides wonderful lessons that covers techniques and content that schools would usually not go through. He also teaches in a very structured manner that is easy to follow, and he is very meticulous and understands the strengths and weaknesses of each and every student at the centre. He is also a very caring teacher who allows students to message or call him even after lessons so that they can ask questions and get his assistance. 

 

With such a great teacher, he has helped me to perform at my best and has prepared me for all components of the paper. His oral training has helped me the most because he provides a lot of notes, training and even individual feedback, something that was not provided in school.  Additionally, he always praises and motivates students to do better no matter the circumstances. Overall, I see TTT as an excellent place to receive help for the English Language subject, and the lessons, notes and support given have helped me perform better.

Pooja

Unity Sec

B4 (S3 MYE) -> A2 (O level) 

Top 3 in class for EL!

TTT has played a tremendous role in my improvement for English, and has also moulded me to become a better person. Having Mr Russell as my teacher, he never fails to encourage each and every single one of us to do our best and to achieve to our best potential. He pays attention to each individual’s work and gives apt and suitable feedback on what our strengths and weaknesses are, as well as identify what we can improve on. 

 

The notes at TTT are one of a kind - the comprehensive and meticulous set of notes played a big part in helping me understand and score in English. Despite the many sleepless nights Mr Russell undergoes just for the best of his students, he never fails to give us the best. The lessons held and the notes given taught  me to be more strategic and analytical in my EL paper, and his infectious enthusiasm inspires me to work harder to achieve a better score for EL. I am extremely thankful to be part of TTT and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is keen to score well in English!

Ivan

Juying Sec

B4 (MYE) -> A2 (O level)
Excellent progress achieved in under 6 months!

I really enjoy Mr Russell’s lessons. He made English easier than I originally thought it would be, as his lessons cover everything there is to cover about the English syllabus, and the notes he provides for the classes are very well-structured and in-depth, making it easier for me to study at home. He also takes the time to get to know his students better and care for their wellbeing, even going as far as to text them every so often about their current state of mind and also to advise them on what they should do.

 

I still miss my lessons with him, and the impact that TTT had on me is especially significant considering that I usually don't like attending tuition (for any subjects) in general. However, TTT lessons were fun and Mr. Russell made it possible for me to be more interested in scoring higher for English. Thanks to him, I was able to score higher for my O's, going from B4 to A2.

Magaa

Unity Sec

C6 (S3 MYE) -> A2 (O level) 

Clear improvement in 6 months!

Before joining TTT, I was very worried about my English O levels because my grades would not go past a C5, and I did not know how to study for English. After joining TTT, I learned new strategies and techniques to answer different question types that helped me improve tremendously. TTT changed my perception of how to study for English. I always thought that some people were naturally good and people who are not as skilled can never do well. After joining TTT, my point of view completely changed and I realized that with enough knowledge of skills, as well as focused skill-based practices, anyone can study and do well in English!

 

My teacher Mr Russell, is a very engaging teacher and I look forward to his lessons every week. He is very passionate about English and works extremely hard for us, and this also pushes us to do better because we are motivated by his passion and drive to do better. TTT notes are very detailed and very easy to understand. The drill sets Mr. Russell provide are also very useful because we learn to become fluent and precise in answering each question.

 

I would like to thank Mr Russell because without him, my O-level English preparation would be a hopeless and directionless pursuit and I would not have discovered that I can actually do well in English. TTT takes care of every single aspect of your preparation for your English examination, and you will definitely improve tremendously after joining TTT, just like how I did.

Vijay

Commonwealth Sec

D7 (S4 CA1) -> A2 (Prelims)

Great improvement in 6 months!

I used to be very bad at English and this naturally resulted in me disliking the entire subject. However, after lessons at TTT, my whole perspective and attitude towards the subject totally changed due to the superior teaching strategy and amazing teaching techniques implemented by Mr Russell, which will surely make anyone (including students like me who used to hate the subject) like the subject.

 

At TTT, Mr. Russell understands all our struggles and problems, and he sees them as problems that can be tackled effectively, as long as we implement the right methods and strategy. Mr. Russell clearly demonstrates this by first discussing the steps and thinking skills required for each comprehension question type, before getting us to try a set of selected questions crafted by him. He would usually walk around in class and observe how we do these questions. He is extremely sharp and when we make mistakes or do not get the correct answers, he would usually check our steps and accurately identify our mistakes and misconceptions. This was extremely impressive, and certainly something that i have never encountered at Commonwealth Sec. 

 

I also like the fact that the classes here are very well-structured, with something to learn and master in every lesson. This was not something that is common, as most of the time, the lessons in school or in other tuition centre are not structured properly, with no key learning point, besides just practices and more practices. All of the notes are also very amazing, and he often updates and improves them to ensure that his notes remain unrivalled. 

 

Both factors listed above are rather radical, and they have changed the way I viewed this subject - previously from something that cannot be studied to something that i can actually study and craft an effective strategy to ensure improvements in my grade. 

 

I also really like my teacher Mr. Russell, who is definitely the best English teacher and one of the best humans that i have ever come across. He is extremely dedicated to teaching which is one of the main reasons why all the lessons are extremely fun, structured and creative. His jokes are funny, and he often talks to us and connects with us in a way that makes him extremely approachable.

 

Thank you Mr Russell for teaching me. I love the fact that you teach with an open mind, and I love your enthusiasm. Thank you for constantly helping me to strategise and plan for my studies and revision, and most of all, thank you for all the wonderful memories at the centre.

Channery

Juying Sec

B4 (S4 CA1) -> A2 (N level)

Visible improvement in 8 months!

Before I joined TTT Center, my English grade often hovered around B4/Grade 4. My paper 2 and paper 1 results were very weak and I could not understand how to do each question type. However, after I joined TTT, I was able to understand the specific requirements required for each question type and it was under Mr Russell’s guidance that I managed to make massive improvements to my grades.

 

The notes at TTT are excellent, and different from anything that I have ever seen. It is detailed and well-researched and it provides explanations for the different question requirements. There are also numerous techniques that I can use to gain more marks.  At TTT, Mr Russell always spends a few lessons to ensure that we understand all the skills and requirements required to do well for each section. I found this to be very useful as my teacher usually does not focus on teaching skills and they often gave us numerous practices which were not very effective.

 

In addition, not only does Mr Russell provide amazing lessons, he also tells jokes sometimes, which helps to make learning more fun. He would crack some jokes to let us laugh for a while but quickly guide us back on track. Without TTT and Mr Russell, I do not think that I would achieve an amazing result at the N level examination. I really appreciate Mr. Russell and all the support staff at TTT, who made this journey a happy, meaningful and fun-filled one. Thank you!

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Xuan Xin

Unity Sec

B4 (MYE) -> A2 (O level)

Significant improvements in just 5 months!

I have enjoyed learning English much more after attending tuition and it was mostly thanks to my teacher, Mr Russell. His lessons were engaging and fun as he always tries to put in elements that we all relate to, such as things that we like to do and have interest in, to allow us to be engaged as well as to better understand the lessons. He is also very passionate in teaching English and would try his best to make the best notes that suits our learning. He is also a very reflective teacher, adjusting his lessons to suit his students' learning needs. I can still remember one particular lesson that we had last year. He realised that my friends and I were not mastering one of the more complex writing techniques effectively, and so he decided to change his notes and teachings for the lesson, to make it even easier for my friends and i to pick up the skill efficiently.

I would like to thank my teacher for putting in a lot of time and effort in preparing the best notes for us and for making sure that we are able to learn well under his guidance. His effort really helped me, and it inspired me to work harder for English so as to repay his efforts and belief in us.  

I would recommend my teacher to other students because my teacher’s way of teaching is very good as he would teach at a pace that suits the students, allowing and ensuring that all students are able to learn well. He also answer students’ questions clearly, hence enabling us to be able to clear all our doubts and master the skills easily. 

Mr. Russell always believed in me and i am glad that i managed to get an A2 for O level. This was the best EL result that i have ever achieved throughout the whole of my secondary school life. He is the best English teacher that i have ever had. 

Clayton

Unity Sec

C5 (MYE) -> A2 (N level) 

Significant improvements

in just 4 months!

I find that the teachers at TTT are knowledgeable and very helpful. They often involve everyone during lessons, and they never fail to make the class fun and engaging. Through the lessons at TTT, I have learnt new concepts and skills. Their teaching strategies and clear explanations have aided me in understanding complex ideas and apply the right set of skills to tackle questions.

I would like to thank my tutors at TTT for investing a lot of time and effort in preparing detailed  notes for us. After attending lessons at TTT, my grades improved tremendously. I even managed to score an A2 for my N Level! This. was the best result that i have ever achieved for English. TTT lessons are very impactful and I would definitely recommend TTT to students who are looking for a very good English tuition.

Elfie

Juying Sec

B4 (S3 EOY) -> A2 (N level)

Improved by 2 grades in 8 months!

Mr. Russell was my former teacher at Juying Secondary. He taught me in the first half of 2019, and I really enjoyed his lesson. He is a very fun and funny teacher and I felt that his lessons were really interesting and that helped me to feel more motivated in terms of studying for English. However, he decided to resign in June 2019, and in 2020, i decided to join his centre, so as to prepare for my N level.

 

I used to take English tuition elsewhere, but the lessons there were really dull and the lessons tend to revolve around doing many practices. At TTT however, I really enjoyed the lessons. The lessons are very fun and engaging and Mr. Russell often tells jokes in class to keep the class entertained. Mr. Russell also gave very detailed notes that were simple and easy to understand. The comprehension notes also provided a step by step approach to answering questions. I learnt alot from the lessons and really understood the topics and strategies during tuition. This was something that was not taught in school.

 

I would like to thank Mr. Russell for helping me improve my English grade and thankfully because of his lesson,  I was able to get a good grade for my English prelims as well as a Grade 2 for my N level. This was the best ever result that I have achieved for English.

 

He is also extremely approachable. If somebody does not understand anything, he would ask the student to stay back to see him for extra consultation and he would be quick to clear up any misconceptions. Overall I really enjoy his lessons and I like how he manages to conduct lessons that are both fun yet impactful.

Clarissa

Juying Sec

C6 (MYE) -> A2 (O level)

4 grade jumps in

under 6 months!

Teachers at TTT are literally the best English masters ever. I have learnt so many new things at TTT especially hybrid mixed-genre essays and article writing which we did not really cover in school. The learning atmosphere is also great, with a spacious classroom that doesn't make us feel claustrophobic. The teachers are also super friendly and are able to help you whenever, if you ask for it. 

 

What really set TTT apart from other centres is the clear and concise notes provided as well as the detailed explanation from the teachers. The notes were really useful with clear strategies on how to successfully prepare for each component of the EL paper, and the teachers even prepared summary notes before O levels to ensure that we know what are the most important aspects of each skill that we need to revise before the exams. The lessons were also very clear and interesting, with a key learning objective, and we could see the overall direction that we were moving and where we would get to.

 

I will forever be grateful to TTT, for they have helped me in my O level English, and made a drastic difference to when i first joined. They helped me pull up my C6 to a B3, in half a year and i even managed to secure an A2 for O level! This was something that i thought would only be possible for Science and Maths, but not for EL, because we often hear comments from seniors and teachers that it is difficult to score for EL and we should be satisfied with a B3. But TTT proved that it is possible and i am glad i joined TTT.

Cass

Unity Sec

B4 (MYE) -> A2 (N level) 

Significant improvements

in just 5 months!

I first got to know of TTT when i contacted my ex-teacher in school and found out that he had opened a tuition centre. I decided to join the centre, because i had positive experience of his lessons in school. I feel that TTT teachers are extremely skilful and caring and they would often go the extra mile for students.

The teachers at TTT put in a lot of effort to design effective lessons, and facilitated learning through different strategies that made English easy for all of us at TTT. The learning materials were effective in stimulating our thoughts. Lessons were taught at an appropriate pace and in a step by step manner. The notes, which consisted of a variety of useful information such as model essays, step-by-step formula for comprehension questions and many more, helped shape my learning.  

The teachers teach with a lot of passion here, and it helps motivate us to perform better. I would especially like to thank all my teachers at TTT for their patience and guidance in helping us through a very difficult time. I am also very happy when I received my N level results. I received an A2 for my N level and i am glad that I chose to join TTT! Thank you for helping me to come up with a useful strategy to help me improve from a B4 to an A2. Thank you TTT!

Daphne

Juying Sec

C5 (S3 EOY) -> A2 (Prelims)

Visible progress in 8 months!

Before joining TTT, English Language was one of the subjects that I was unable to do well in. My understanding of the skills required was not very good. I did not know very well what i could do to improve my situational writing and essay writing skills. I also did not know that there is actually a way to study or practice for comprehension. My grade was always deteriorating ever since secondary 1. 

 

When I found out about TTT, I was a bit hesitant as I did not know if it would help me. However, till today, I have never regretted joining. Mr Russell’s lessons have always been fun and engaging. He would often joke with us but he can be very strict as well. As he got to know me better , he would also be able to tell our strengths and weaknesses, and he would give us simple tips on how we can take a step forward and make visible progress. He always provides us with notes which were very useful. I found myself relying completely on his materials rather than my school materials when studying and preparing for the English Language examinations. He would also often use videos or different strategies to make the class more engaging and this certainly made it easier for us to understand the skills and content taught. 

 

Because of TTT, my results improved by three grades. During my time in secondary three, my grade was constantly stuck at grade 5. However, after joining TTT, my grade has improved to a grade 2 for my N level preliminary examinations. I managed to obtain one of the top 3 places in class for the English Language subject. Therefore, I am really glad and thankful to have a teacher like him to guide me in my preparation for the N level examination.

Gong Wang

West Spring Sec

D7 (S2 CA2) -> B3 (O level)

Great improvement in 2 years!

I started attending lessons with Mr Russell in 2018. Previously, I was constantly failing, if not, barely passing my English Language. It was my weakest subject, yet, I did not know how to improve or which area to work on first. I tried various ways in an attempt to improve and strengthen my EL, such as reading books, writing more essays, doing more practices and more. However, I barely improved and was repeatedly making the same mistakes. I was extremely demoralised and dreaded attending English lessons in school. 

 

However, when I first started attending lessons with Mr Russell, I was immediately provided with a better understanding of the language. Mr Russell has taught me the various answering techniques and strategies. It was especially useful as he had categorised the different question types and components, and provided a step-by-step method to approach the question. It made my understanding of the various factors and components very clear, and revision was extremely simple and easy. Furthermore, the resources and materials provided are very comprehensive and in-depth.  

 

With his unwavering guidance and support, I managed to clinch a B3 for my O Levels, and I am currently a J1 student studying at Hwa Chong Institution. I have continued to attend lessons from Mr Russell for my GP and I am hoping to secure an A/B for GP next year!

Dhanush

Clementi Town Sec

C6 (S3 EOY) -> B3 (O level) 

Significant improvements

in just 6 months!

Before I joined TTT, I could barely pass my English exams, often getting a measly 20/50 for my comprehension paper, as well as an overall grade of C6 for English. I was with another tuition centre, but I found that I was not making progress. But after joining TTT, I found that I could make easy progress from a C6 to a B3. 

 

Unlike other centres, TTT is very unique because the teachers are very dedicated and they often provide a lot of after-class support to help the students do better. The lessons also covered every single component of the English paper, as well as the skills needed for each part of the paper. I think one of the most beneficial things for me was to learn the comprehension question types and also the process in answering all the different question types. This was something that I did not learn in school, and it really helped me to improve my comprehension. In under a year, I found myself doing better and getting a good pass for my comprehension tests. 

 

Mr Russell is a very good teacher who is very fun, approachable and an absolute inspiration! He tells a lot of jokes in class, and his lessons is always very entertaining yet impactful. I love attending TTT lessons and it was one of the things that I look forward to each week. I would really like to thank Mr. Russell for his effort, especially during the intensive classes, when he took extra time to mark all our work and to point out our individual mistakes. This helped me to realise what are some of my weaknesses, and also to work towards eliminating them. My school teacher even commented that I made significant improvement in essay writing!

 

TTT is definitely the best English tuition centre in Singapore. The fees are very affordable, and the support given by the teachers is unbelievable. My biggest regret is not joining the centre earlier.

Rachel

Unity Sec

C6 (S3 MYE)-> A2 (Prelims)

Top in class!

Before joining TTT, I was skeptical about being able to improve my english grades. I was learning English at a different tuition centre, but I did not see any improvement in my English grade.  The lessons lacked direction and all I did was do several practice papers during each lesson.

 

However, after attending lessons at TTT, I can finally understand why my former schoolmates often raved about Mr. Russell, a teacher who previously taught at my school, but quit MOE to start his own centre. Mr. Russell is an extremely dedicated teacher, and he often curates and writes good materials. His notes and notes are detailed, structured, with a clear learning objective. I found myself enjoying his lessons. Even during the circuit breaker period, he also adapted his lessons so that we can still carry on with effective lessons on zoom. 

 

I really enjoyed the comprehension drilling lessons, and I loved how it was crafted to focus on a specific question type. The drill packages have enabled me to understand the thinking process and answering template for each specific question type, as well as the range of possible questions that can be tested for any set question. This allowed me to consider my answers carefully, and to avoid making the errors that most people would normally make. 

 

Thanks to the lessons at TTT, I became more motivated for EL and I worked really hard to maintain the top 3 position in my class (fun fact: the top 3 students are all studying at TTT). For the recent prelim exams, I even managed to top my class! This was something that made me really happy. i would like to thank Mr Russell for his dedication and patience in guiding me and helping me to improve and maintain my english grades

Nicole Tan

Unity Sec

B4 (S3 EOY) -> A2 (Prelims)

Top in cohort for narrative comprehension!

I joined TTT in September 2019 and attended the “Unusual and Effective” lesson as my first class. I left the class feeling shocked yet hopeful as I, like many other 15 year old Singaporean, did not know I could “study for English” or even use a specific technique to answer certain question types. As a “B4” student, I was elated as I began on my TTT journey to clutch an “A1” for my O level. 

TTT is truly more than a tuition center. Apart from the bizarre stormtrooper standing at the reception area, the classrooms are conducive and always filled with joy as my teacher goes through the lesson. Speaking of my teacher, Mr Russell has shone a new light on the previous impression I had on tuition teachers. Tuition teachers to me were simply Teachers that teach and put an end to all interact after the weekly 2 hours that we pay them for. Not only does Mr Russell texts us to check up on our progress and answer all our questions but he also takes the time to give us interesting life advice such as guiding us on our post secondary school choices and even some of our own personal problems like mental health. The Teachers at TTT are proficient at teaching, coming up with the most detailed and powerful notes, and most importantly make tuition feel more like a second home and not just another burden to hold. 

Personally, I usually do not fare as well in Paper 2 and would constantly only get borderline passes. Because of TTT, my grades went from a borderline pass to an “A” and during my recent preliminary examination, I was even top of the cohort for the Narrative Comprehension. In retrospect, I would not understand why people would second guess themselves about joining TTT. The environment, teachers, study materials, friendships made, and most importantly the grades that I achieved really speaks for the success of TTT. If I were you, I would be signing up for the 2021 classes.

Xavier

Juying Sec

C5 (S3 MYE) -> B3 (O level)

Visible improvements in just 9 months!

Where should I begin with the amazing standards of learning at The Thought Tailor Centre?

 

Last year, when I received my end-of-year results for English, I felt rather disappointed. I was not disappointed at the fact that I merely got a B3/4, but rather disappointed at the fact that I was unable to achieve my greatest potential. Preceding getting my results for end-of-years, I tried to work really hard to address the problems that I have. All I ever got then were ambiguous and rather kurt suggestions, which still left me bewildered and nonplussed. Just imagine being in a situation where you have really worked so hard for something, only to realise all of these efforts are simply futile and pointless. It was bittersweet. When asked how to annotate a text for instance, the one thing that I prominently recall to this day was “Read the text again”. At that juncture, this main worry came to my mind: Can I do well for O Level English? Well no, judging at how progress was then. Fear of failing English had been instilled ever since I started Secondary School, but without effective capabilities to do well in school, has it ever been fair to keep fearing for my grades?

 

I decided that I had enough.

 

TTT has changed my life. The immeasurable impact that it had on my life cannot be expressed truly just by words. For one, lessons are so much more focused and efficient. In my school, the main barrier that had kept me from learning effectively was a rather convoluted and messy structure. During those English lessons, at one moment I could be doing comprehension exercises, and then abruptly continuing with editing assignments. And of course it was quite a mess during the oral preparations: Intermittent lessons scraping the surface, and English Content Lectures that were hard to dissect and seave out necessary information. By comparison, while lessons at TTT are quite intense sometimes, there seems to be a much clearer direction towards things. This is essential especially if one is considering doing well in exams. But perhaps the more impactful feature would be the extensive preparation - loads of focused drill practices that cater precisely to the main problems that I had. In my school, another major barrier would be the fact that there is little to no micro process writing, in which paragraphs are written rather than full essays to analyse at a micro level. The TTT programme is full of this, and my essays have considerably improved in terms of language and content generation. This is all the more made even more efficient in the many group exercises and is certainly not seen on such a regular basis in school! Some of the highlights of the programme that I attended would include oral content lectures, in which meticulously researched, concise and thought out content were provided to enable us to tackle spoken interaction with ease, and the recent SVOCA (Editing) masterclass. Where else would you find such a centre that actually provides concise and precise strategies for editing, and even a whole content bank filled to the brim with high-impact and easy to apply information?

 

I feel that the main conundrum in school is that teachers often lack enough time for adequate preparation, and this could compromise the support given to students. In TTT, this is rarely the case. Perhaps the next reason why TTT is the desired place to learn English would be its unwavering support system. I vividly recall this period of time where TTT dedicated two whole months for oral drilling practice to leave no stones unturned - the vibrant cacophony of my peers drilling their reading passages and spoken interaction, juxtaposed against the clear focused criticisms from my teacher Mr Russell. Two people that I would like to bring up would be Mr Russell and Burdette. I think that the most unique thing about Mr Russell is that he is the best of all worlds in ensuring high quality lessons, effective notes and personalized support. While anyone can simply come up with their own notes and brand it as the ultimate notes, Mr Russell not only embraces the mentality that there is always room for improvement, it is his compassion to be the best of himself for his students that makes coming for his lessons meaningful and enjoyable. On a personal level, he has inspired me to be the person I am today. He is the one who instilled meticulousness. He is the one who gave me hope that I can do well in English. He is the one who rekindled my love for the subject after a plethora of disappointments and unease. Some people may have concerns that one’s teachers are nonchalant, indifferent or even apathetic to students’ needs, especially if it comes to English, the most important subject. Your worries will certainly be alleviated here! Another key person to look out for would be Burdette. While a part-time staff member, she constantly seeks to liven up the atmosphere and be someone whom we could confide in in our times of need. She really makes TTT not just as a tuition centre, but also a support centre too!

 

And perhaps the most selling thing about TTT is the fact that it inculcates holistic learning. In my teenage years, I admit that I may not be the most sociable person around. However, it is the group projects that I embarked on that has really widened my social circle, and I’ve really made some wonderful friends throughout the year. This actually extended beyond the centre itself. In school, it is this programme that has made me and my peers from my school closer together. As a matter of fact, it has motivated me to form a study group where we under the same tutelage can share our ideas, help others out, and even crack jokes and humour to diffuse tension in our lives. At the end of the day, had I not joined TTT, I would perhaps be quite isolated. My experiences do not necessarily reflect those who join TTT in the subsequent future. However, I can assure you that whatever it is, you will learn some things more valuable than just merely preparing for a major exam or test.

 

Looking back to when I was just starting my upper secondary life. “What’s there to study for English? Nothing!” I used to tell my friends that, and I really grudge myself for this. English tests had been the bane of my existence before I attended TTT, and I looked upon it with dread and apprehension. Now, I really look forward to each test that I take, as an opportunity to apply whatever I have learnt to good use. Even though I may fail and not get the desired results I want at times, TTT always provides me the motivation to keep striving for excellence in English. TTT is more than just a tuition centre, more than a place to just learn English, and really much more than just a school! Do join the centre, because I assure you, I have put the persuasive techniques I’ve learnt to good use! (Hahaha)

Serene

Jurong West Sec

C6 (S3 EOY) -> B3 (O level)

Achieved a four grade improvement in 9 months! 

Before joining TTT I didn't know that there were ways to study English effectively and my comprehension foundations weren't strong. However, after joining TTT I've got a better foundation for the English Language and I've learnt many techniques that made studying English easier. I've undoubtedly enjoyed my time here at TTT as Mr Russell is encouraging and he makes his lessons engaging by creating ingenious ways for us to memorise concepts. I looked forward to every lesson and all the intensive drills has enabled me to work on my weaker areas. 

 

At TTT, the teachers provide sufficient ways to tackle the different components of the English Language paper and they do targeted drills and practice to ensure that we master the skills. There were also additional intensive drills before the O Level English paper and it allowed students to work specifically on their weaker areas so that they have ample practice to work on those areas. Mr Russell also provides notes with ample step by step explanation and examples for us to learn with ease. With his notes and precise explanation, I've got a better English foundation and it made tackling English papers easier. 

 

I would like to thank Mr Russell for his hard work and determination in guiding and pushing the 2020 O Level batch. He often remained behind at the centre just so that we could finish the intensive drills, and the consultation sessions that he provided certainly helped my friends and I to clear our doubts and also to refine our answering techniques. Lessons at TTT were tremendously beneficial and I look forward to resuming my lessons at the centre for A level GP!

Jia En

Unity Sec

C6 (S3 EOY) -> A2 (Prelims)

Top in cohort for comprehension for Sec 4 prelims.

Thank you for motivating me to achieve my best in English. Your teaching has definitely helped me  improve my standard for English. Lessons at the centre has taught me that English is a subject that can be studied, even though many people thought that English can’t be studied. Before I joined TTT, I was struggling to cope with my English in my school. I was unaware that there were many techniques that I had to have, to score well for English. English was also one of my weaker subject. 

TTT help students to achieve their best by teaching them effective techniques and strategies to do well. TTT teaches students the  step-by-step approach to answer different types of questions. The teacher teach us different techniques to answer the questions, which helps us to strengthen our answering techniques for each question type, to ensure that we do not lose unnecessary marks. I also understood the requirements of certain question types, like how summary writing could involve points with multiple parts, which is not taught in school. This enabled me to improve from a C6 to an A2 for prelims in just one year. I even managed to topped my cohort for paper 2 comprehension with a score of 39/50. This was something that made me very happy.

TTT is definitely different from the other centres as it cares for their students. The lessons are always fun as the classroom atmosphere is always highly energetic. The teacher is also proactive and eager to answer questions that students may raise. The notes are of high standard and it helped me to understand the different techniques I needed to apply in order to do well. There are also examples that guide our thinking and makes it easier for us to understand.

Naveen

Swiss Cottage Sec

C6 (S3 SA2) -> B3 (O level)

Significant improvement in just 8 months!

Ever since I was young, I have always constantly struggled with the English Language subject. I thought English had a luck factor in it, but little did I know English is similar to Mathematics and there are a set of guidelines to follow, especially in terms of skills and answering techniques, which can help me to obtain a higher mark. 

 

TTT has a unique and innovative approach towards English. Mr. Russell teaches comprehension, essay writing and situational writing by focusing on both the basic skills as well as more sophisticated skills, such as persuasive skills. I had fun trying them out and it really gave me some direction and structure so that I can focus on the tried and tested steps to make improvements. The drill sessions also enabled us to practice the thinking process and answering techniques for each question type and it has helped us to  learn the skills required properly and with ease. 

 

Learning at TTT is also fun. Mr. Russell makes the lessons fun and productive at the same time. He cracks a few jokes which brightens our mood for the next task of the lesson. He also has a awesome collection of star wars props which the students are allowed to use and duel each other as a form of entertainment. 

 

My interest in English has grown by leaps and bonds due to the innovative and highly-structured approach implemented at TTT. This has helped me to appreciate the beauty of the subject. I would like to thank Mr. Russell for his care and support, as well as for his drive and passion in wanting to deliver good lessons and good notes.

Germaine

Cheng Chung High

(Yishun)

 

F9 (S4 CA1) -> B3 (O level)

Significant improvement in just 6 months!

English has never been my forte. In fact, it was one of my worst subjects in school. I was constantly failing my examinations, and at best, I could only achieve a borderline pass. Like everyone else, I used to think that English was very boring and dry, and it is a subject that cannot be studied for. As a result, I was under a huge amount of stress and burden as I was afraid that without a passing grade in my English, I would not be able to be promoted to the next academic level. Yet, I still had no clue on how I could improve with guaranteed results. 

 

Fortunately, I was recommended by my cousin, who was studying at TTT for GP. Though I was hesitant, I decided to join in fear that I would not pass my EL in O Levels. After attending lessons at TTT, I realised that there were actually a number of things that I could actually study for, and that the subject can be approached and practiced with the correct methods and techniques. Through my lessons with Mr Russell, I realised that EL could actually be fun and engaging, and I was able to learn a lot of the different answering strategies and skills needed to score, which were never taught by my teachers in school! 

 

Moreover, Mr Russell utilises a step-by-step approach to teach us in answering every component in English, especially for the various types of comprehension questions. The lessons at TTT were clear and structured, and there was a lot of emphasis and focus on the skills and methods taught. Each lesson was paired with a clear objective and Mr Russell was always very clear and in-depth when teaching. The lessons were also very engaging with lots of laughter and joy, yet it was very impactful and informative. The notes and materials provided were concise, perfect for learning new and unfamiliar techniques, and were extremely helpful for any last minute revisions before the examination.  

 

Being a very quiet and shy person, I appreciate the fact that TTT also provides 1 to 1 consultations with the teachers to allow students to have a better understanding of their mistakes and weaknesses. The teacher focuses on each and every single individual in class, and would often identify our strengths and weaknesses. This allows us to understand which area we should be focusing on more and exactly how we can work on it, as well as allow us to clarify any doubts we may have previously.Furthermore, he has specialised and arranged targeted skill-based drill sessions for us to have more practices on the techniques taught, where we can identify our common mistakes and correct it directly. After getting my hands on the notes, along with the help I had received during the drill sessions, I was able to see significant improvements in my understanding and application for EL. I was truly impressed when I saw significant improvements in my comprehension results, where I had improved from miserable single-digit fails to consistent, higher passes in just a short period of time! 

 

I would like to thank Mr Russell for being very patient and understanding with me. He had always guided me through all my mistakes and provided me with the apt notes needed when he realised that I was lacking the skills in a specific area. For example, he had provided me with a large vocabulary list when he realised that I had limited vocabulary in my essays. He also constantly provides the best for his students despite always being sleep-deprived and tired after marking our work. Our intensive drill sessions were basically held every day, and Mr Russell had to work tirelessly through the entire period. Yet, we have never heard him complain and he was more than willing to help all of us through the tough and stressful periods leading to our O Levels so that we can perform to our fullest potential without any regrets. He constantly encouraged us and provided us with all the needed motivation we needed.

 

TTT is truly more than a centre, better than a school. The centre always feels very homely and warm, and I look forward to attending lessons every week. 

Long Teck

Unity Sec

B4 (S3 EOY) -> A2 (Prelims)

2nd in class!

Before joining TTT, I was only able to achieve Bs or Cs for my EL. Yet, I had no idea how I could improve and what I could study for in order to achieve a higher grade. When I first started attending lessons at TTT, I began to realise that there were a lot of components in EL and that it is a subject that I could actually be studied for. At TTT, I was taught the different question types, as well as the relevant strategies and skills needed to answer the question effectively. The notes given were well-written and organised, offering step-by-step methods and solutions to assist us in answering the various question types - making them extremely effective and easy to understand. The teaching style also caters well to my learning and studying for English became much more enjoyable and worthwhile. 

 

At TTT, Mr. Russell would tell us some of his personal experiences and examples, which would not only help us remember the example and content better, but also made the class less tiring and more engaging.  The lessons at TTT have really helped me to understand how to tackle different comprehension question types in the most effective manner - granting me enough confidence and knowledge to tackle any question that would appear during my exams. When doing past year papers, or even other school papers, Mr. Russell would analyse the questions in class, and discuss how teachers set the exam paper. This allowed me to be more aware of the distractors and requirements in a question, as well as how to answer the question in a more precise and careful manner. 

 

I would like to thank Mr. Russell for putting in the effort into making the comprehensive set of notes and I would definitely recommend TTT to other students as it has been effective in helping me and my friends to better understand English and to achieve a better grade. 

Meng Jie

Unity Sec

C5 (S3 EOY) -> A2 (S4 CA2)

Visible improvements in 6 months!

Before joining TTT, I thought that improving my score for the English Language paper depended solely on reading books and improving the range of vocabulary words that I am familiar with. Hence, I was not very motivated to study for English.

 

The lessons at TTT have made me realise that English was more than just reading books or current affairs. Throughout my entire time at TTT, I was taught skills and techniques to help me with my essay writing, situational writing, comprehension and summary skills. Mr. Russell was the best English teacher when he was previously teaching in my school. His lessons are very meticulously prepared, and i really like his approach, especially his step-by-step strategies to tackle the different types of comprehension and essay questions. Unlike other teachers who teach in a messy and confusing manner, Mr. Russell often aims to show us macro trends and patterns for each section of the paper, as well as how to think and address the requirements of the different components. 

 

I also like how he is extremely sharp and analytical and his drill practices covered all possible arrangements and permutations to a specific question type. His consultation sessions also helped me to become more aware of my weak areas and also how to overcome these issues. He is also very friendly, patient and approachable, and he also often gives us tips and advice on how to prepare for the exams. I would like to thank him for his passion and for inspiring me to do better for English.

Isaac

Bukit Batok Sec

C5 (S3 EOY) -> B3 (N level)

Significant grade change in under 7 months!

I have had so many great and amazing memories with TTT. Before I knew of this centre, I was always scoring unsatisfactory marks for English. However, after I attended lessons at TTT, I could immediately notice a big improvement in my English. 

 

The notes given allowed us to analyse and focus on the details, and they were always extremely useful and I learnt skills that were not taught in school. When I completed all my worksheets, Mr Russell would always encourage me to do more and try more complex skills. Basically, there was always a strategy, and we were always aware about how we could improve further.   

 

In addition, Mr Russell is very funny and would often joke around in class. He is also very understanding and cultivates a family-like culture at the centre. I can always feel the happiness radiating around the class, and though I am the only student from my school, I managed to be able to communicate and interact with them without feeling shy or awkward. 

 

I would also like to thank Mr Russell for his unconditional love as he guided us through this difficult year. Even though we are only scheduled for 2 hours, Mr Russell was always willing to extend the lesson if we requested it, just to clear our doubts and to give us more time to practice. Furthermore, he was also willing to give free consultations for all and would gladly teach us even when he was very busy. 

 

I would definitely recommend TTT to others since I have benefited so much from the lessons here. It is extremely difficult to find a teacher who is willing to stay with you and teach you even after the lesson is over, and his passion inspires me to work harder for greater success! 

Kai Xian

Unity Sec

C5 (EOY) -> A2 (Prelims)

Improved after 6 months

of lessons

I would really like to take this opportunity to express my utmost gratitude for the effort and time that my teacher at TTT has invested in all of the students.

 

The way my teacher (Mr Russell) teaches is unlike any other. He teaches with the end goal of helping us achieve an A grade and not a pass. His passion and drive to help us excel is clearly evident in his interesting and effective lessons, as well as in terms of the notes that TTT provides. TTT notes are clear and well-structured, and it helps students to understand every single skills needed for all examinable components of the EL paper.

 

In class, Mr Russell uses all sorts of strategies to teach us and get the point across. He covered a range of skills and components that are taught in Sec 1-4, like speeches and articles to help us better prepare for our examinations. I also like his clear and concise step by step instructions and it certainly enabled students to know what to do for each component of the paper. 

 

I just really want to thank Mr Russell for making the class interesting and exciting as I look forward to every lesson  and his motivation definitely gave me the passion and the drive I need to study hard for my English examinations. I would definitely recommend TTT.

Jun Sen

Juying Sec

 

D7 (MYE) -> B3 (O level)

Jumping an average of 1 grade per month! 

Before i joined TTT, i had problems passing my English throughout my secondary school life. i was learning at other tuition centres and I couldn’t write well and my P2 results were also very weak. When I joined TTT, the teachers taught skills and techniques that i have not learnt before, be it in school or at any other tuition centres. They taught us how to apply the steps using a simple step by step approach. Along with other things such as text analysis and question analysis, i felt that it was actually possible to study for English. I studied harder and I started to see myself improving and passing more often. Within 4 months, instead of failing English, I improved by four grades and scored a B3 for my O levels. Thank you, TTT!


What TTT really stands out from other tuition centre is its belief that it is “‘more than just a centre, better than a school”. At TTT, I was taught by Mr. Russell and Mr. Lee and they were very friendly, kind and passionate, and they always took the effort to get to know their students on a personal level. They also often text us to show their concerns, and they are always ready to help 24/7. Both teachers also always made the lessons interesting by making jokes or telling interesting stories, without digressing from the lessons. 

I also like the fact that TTT provides very good notes and resources. I attended many prestigious tuition centres that charged exorbitant rates, and many of these places used notes photocopied from assessment books. Yet over at TTT, all their teaching materials are painstakingly drafted by the teachers with the most precise and researched information so that we can learn our best, from the best. The teachers also write more notes, sometimes in response to any difficulties that we might face when mastering or applying the skills. 


At TTT, I would like to thank both Mr Lee and Mr Russell for pushing me and the constant guidance. If not for them, i wouldn’t have scored a B3 for English and i would also still have doubts passing it. I strongly recommend TTT for their effective skills and techniques taught so you can score in your English.

Yi Ning

Commonwealth Sec

 

D7 (S3 EOY) -> B3 (O level)

Visible improvement in 3 months!

Before joining TTT, I lacked self-confidence and was always petrified of either failing English or just getting a border line passed. I was demoralised and I hated it and it even gave me a phobia of starting a new set of paper 1 and 2. Knowing that this was an issue, I tried to look for my English teachers in school, but they were often very busy, and they could not provide much help.

 

However, after joining TTT, things changed. TTT gave amazing and detailed notes for each section and gave challenging practices to try out. From these practices, I had a better understanding and awareness of what was going on. I realised that I had more confidence in myself and I wasn't afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone to do my best for the different drill practices, prelim papers and O level papers.  

 

My teacher has been very helpful. He often provided extra help whenever needed. He also taught us skills beyond tuition, such as important strategy tips and values in our life. The centre is also a nice place to study, and I have made many friends through some of the group tasks that we were tasked to do. I am very grateful that I have attended his English tuition.

 

Many students often perceive English and General Paper as ‘unteachable’ subjects not worth investing in. At the same time, as former teachers in school, we noticed that many students often faced two main problems: firstly, the lack of a clear strategy and tailored learning for EL lessons in school, and secondly, the lack of comprehensive after-hours support for tutoring services, which sees students often unsuccessfully straddling between the two, engendering both a sense of frustration and lack of motivation for EL.

Divya

Unity Sec

C6 (S4 CA1) -> B3 (O level)

Improved by 3 grades in 14 months!

In the beginning, I was not very strong in my English Language and had actually started to dread English lessons in school. The subject seemed almost impossible to study and every single lesson was extremely boring and dry. However, at TTT, Mr Russell has helped me tremendously and the lessons made me feel more keen and interested in the subject. His unfaltering support and guidance had helped me to not lose all hope for the subject, and had instead helped me to develop a love and enthusiasm towards English. 

 

Personally, I struggle focusing in school, and the teachers may not have the time to give enough attention to each individual student to help them adequately. However, TTT provided many practices and test papers with refined and thorough answers, which helped me to better identify my weakness and to go for the specific drills needed to focus on my weaker areas. With that said, TTT also offers a variety of drill practices and intensive programmes which cater to our needs, and allow us to concentrate and practice more on specific areas. The drill practices had helped me plenty in my learning. On top of that, Mr Russell provides school papers and directs us to focus on certain factors that we should look out for in each paper. 

 

A specific example is in terms of the oral examinations. Mr. Russell provided us with a very thorough content and skills package, covering all the main topics for the oral examination. At first, I thought we would not have much time to study for our oral examinations. However, Mr Russell provided enough time and resources to let us practice on various topics, assessed us accordingly, and gave us constructive feedback on the key factors we should be focusing on. Not only that, Mr Russell had helped us to the night before our exams, and offered meetings via Zoom for free to help us improve - which is something many teachers would not be willing to do! 

 

Moreover, the 24-hour consultation provided is available and free for all, which proved to be very beneficial to students! Moreover, we are always offered make-up lessons if we cannot attend class, which I believe is very helpful as our school dismissal timings can fluctuate at times and we might have other sudden commitments. 

 

Mr Russell’s passion and drive for teaching makes him a remarkable and astounding teacher. He is always ready to go to any extent to reach out to his students and to provide them with enough practices so that they are ready to go to answer any type of question. He is very understanding towards students and personally tracks each student’s performance to keep himself updated on their progress. I would like to thank Mr Russell for all the hardwork and dedication he had put into preparing for our lessons and resources! It was very helpful and it had motivated me to do well in my exams and to make him proud! 

 

TTT is not just a tuition centre that provides practices, but also a home that nurtures every student and develops them to be a better student and person. 

Wesley

Jurongville Sec

C6 (S3 EOY) -> B3 (O level)

2 grades jump in 5 months

My journey in TTT was really beneficial to me and every lesson with the other students and the teacher was amazing. TTT had taught me a lot ever since I first joined in March 2020. The teachers have been very supportive and they are my main source of support for EL. 

 

Before joining TTT, I often obtained C6 for English. What I did not know was that there were different answering techniques to comprehension questions, and learning these skills from the teachers really helped me a lot. Most of the other learning centres often just get their students to do papers after papers and then go through the answers with them, which may not be very helpful for the students' learning. TTT offers various in-depth notes for every skill and techniques which they are teaching. They also ensure that we have fully understood the answering techniques, and it helps us become more prepared for our o levels. 

 

TTT was the only learning centre which to me made learning fun. Compared to other learning centres, TTT is the place where I would not mind staying and coming for extra classes. It was the teachers who inspired me to love this subject and enjoy doing English papers. They teach with a lot of passion which motivated me to do better. During the home-based learning period, my teacher even conducted a free mock exam for us when we received news from MOE that schools would cancel mid-year exams. This was really beneficial to us, and I often feel that I had more support from TTT than from any centres or even from school.

Mansib

Juying Sec

C6 (S3 EOY) -> B3 (O level)

Top 3 in cohort for S4 EL Prelims! 

Before joining TTT, I felt very indifferent and apprehensive about English. Many people say that “There is nothing to revise for English” or “Just read more books to improve your English”. I used to also think this way before joining TTT. TTT has allowed me to fully understand and gain a deeper understanding towards English. 

 

TTT is extremely outstanding as they are always prepared before on how they want the lesson to be run. They go through both techniques and tactics very strategically and ensure that their students are to their best abilities. If they find that you are in need of more assistance, they will request that you book them for an additional consultation (and it is free!). The support provided at TTT is unrivalled, and this is perhaps why many of us really see TTT as more than a tuition centre and better than a school. TTT has even encouraged me to expand my horizons and view learning in a whole different light. While many say that learning is a chore, it definitely is not the case when you are a student at TTT!

 

I would like to thank Mr Russell for making his lessons enjoyable and also very detail-oriented. He has always looked out for me and taught me many skills that will aid my understanding. He made me learn from my mistakes and ensured that I never make them again. Mr Russell also makes lessons very enjoyable. He is also very charismatic, sharing stories about himself to make lessons as fun as possible. All the step by step strategies, practices, notes have enabled me to fully understand the requirements of each question type. 

 

TTT has definitely changed my life. From always getting C5, C6 and even failing my CA1, TTT has helped me to achieve a B3(69%) for my recent preliminary examinations. If you want to improve your EL results, TTT is definitely the place to go! 

Abygail

Unity Sec

C5 (S3 EYE) -> B3 (O level) 

Visible progress in 8 months!

As a TTT student I have learnt to manage my studies in a more efficient manner by identifying my areas of weakness and ensuring that I tackle them to the best of my capabilities. TTT stands out from other centres because Mr. Russell discusses the syllabus of the subject in a more meticulous, in-depth manner and ensures that we fully comprehend what is tested at O levels. Through the rigorous drill practices and skills-based lessons, I have learnt to really utilise the skills that I have learnt. 

 

Mr. Russell has really demonstrated a proper way of engaging with his students through ensuring that we are learning not just for the sake of learning but also how we could apply it to our daily lives. My teacher’s passion and drive has really inspired me to also do the same when it comes to my studies as he always makes sure that we constantly work hard and improve ourselves. In terms of lesson preparation my teacher always has a set of notes which gives us a step by step breakdown of how we can tackle the skill. For example for hybrid essays, he broke down clearly for us the steps we should take when we plan out the essay in terms of its structure and contents. 

 

I would like to thank my teacher Mr Russell for always having constant determination and perseverance when it comes to teaching us, as well as his patience and constant encouragement in guiding us especially when we may need more time to fully understand and improve ourselves. I would recommend TTT to other students as it is not only a tuition centre but a place which tries to create a community. I gained many amazing friends, and we often studied together before or after class, and supported each other as we prepared for the national examinations. Thank you TTT!

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Han Ze

Unity Sec

 

C5  (S3 EOY) -> B3 (O level)

Achieved a tangible improvement in 2 months!

I joined TTT in March 2020, after noticing little improvements in my English Language grades, which was firmly stuck in the B4/C5 range. I felt that my tuition sessions and school lessons were not impactful, and I was really worried about my grades, and I was quite pessimistic about the possibility of achieving my target of getting an A2 for the O level. It was during a random discussion with my classmate that i found out that my former school teacher Mr. Russell had opened a tuition centre. I was aware at that time that Mr Russell is an excellent English teacher, as he had taught me in school when I was in secondary 1 and 2 and my class would constantly achieve the best performance in the cohort. It was no surprise that I immediately called, enquired and joined the centre.

 

It was good to be reunited with Mr. Russell. After a few months of his intensive lessons, I managed to see an improvement in my work and English results. At the centre, the teacher focuses on laying down a strong foundation for the students. This is usually done through notes and practices given by the teacher. The notes given at the TTT tuition centre are like no others. It provides students with easy understanding of different components such as hybrid essays. The notes are personally created by Mr. Russell and are catered specifically to meet the needs of his students. I remembered that he often created additional notes for us, especially if we are weaker, or if we had several issues or bad habits that he wanted to eradicate. He was extremely analytical and sharp in terms of pinpointing our errors, and he meticulously provided us with a step by step solution to help us overcome our difficulties and misconceptions. Every piece of notes serves a purpose in helping the students to improve. Mr Russell believes that English is a subject that is all about learning basic skills, sophisticated skills, and he believes that if students constantly practice them like how they would practice problem sums for mathematics or science, we would not have any issues tackling the English Language examinations.
 

Under Mr Russell’s guidance, I have seen an improvement in my English Language results. Although I have not reached my target of achieving a distinction yet, I am glad to say that I have more confidence now in getting at least an A2 for my ‘O’ Levels. If I continue to work hard and follow the lead of Mr Russell. I am sure that getting an A2 is not impossible at all. TTT is a place which provides students with step by step guidance. I will definitely recommend TTT to anyone who has the desire and determination to perform well in their English Language examinations.

Bryan Koh

Juying Sec

D7 (S4 CA1) -> B3 (O level) 

Significant progress in 8 months!

Before I joined TTT, I always had the fear of failing my English. I felt that the English Language examinations were very difficult and I did not know what I should do to do better. I considered reading books, news websites and also doing assessment books but it did not seem to be beneficial.

 

Thankfully I joined TTT. Within two to three months of joining TTT, I noticed some visible improvements in my grades as well as in terms of my attitude towards English, and I would like to thank Mr. Russell for this. Mr. Russell is a very kind teacher who is willing to do a lot for his students. He does tuition as he truly wants to help students, and not because of the money he can earn from it. This is seen from how his classes are very affordable, and he also often provides free consultation and constantly checks on our wellbeing and also on our preparation for English. Mr. Russell used to be my form teacher in school, and even though he is now a tutor, he has provided the same care and support that he used to provide for his students in school. He is extremely approachable, and this allows me to learn in a comfortable setting.

 

Mr Russell also teaches everything clearly and precisely, with step by step instructions, written in clear and concise notes. There are also lots of extra practices to make sure that we can fully understand his lessons and apply his teachings and strategies for all comprehension and essay types. He is definitely the best English teacher that I have ever had.

Brian

Juying Sec

D7 (MYE) -> B3 (O level) 

Significant improvements

in just 4 months!

I would recommend TTT lessons because the lessons are very effective. The teachers are professional and they provide quality teaching and good notes. Their lessons are also very fun and informative.

 

The notes are comprehensive and cover all the skills required for each component, and it was definitely better than anything that I have received in school or other EL tuition. The lessons are also well designed with and my teachers also often teach in a fun and entertaining way. 

The teachers also often go the extra mile to ensure that all of their students are able to cope with their work. They would often text students and mark extra assignments and provide free consultations to help students clarify any doubts that they may have.

 

I am happy that I managed to improve a lot in the four months that I spent at TTT - from a D7 at prelims, to a B3 at O level.

Desny

Unity Sec

C5 (S4 CA1) -> B3 (O level) 

Significant progress in 7 months!

Before joining TTT, I was constantly scoring low to average marks for my English Language, and had struggled particularly in my comprehension. I always did poorly in my comprehension as I did not have a clear idea and view on how to answer, and what skills and techniques I should apply for the various comprehension questions. However, ever since I joined TTT, I have learned a lot about these techniques, as well as other approaches to tackling the various comprehension question types, allowing me to finally be able to apply them in a correct and effective manner. 

 

TTT is unlike other centres. TTT truly stands out from other centres due to their structured, yet in-depth set of notes for each and every component tested. They also have targeted, intensive skills drilling programmes for the skills taught, with the lessons helping us provide a recap on how to answer the component, and worksheets designed, categorised and specifically tailored to their question types. This was especially helpful for me as this way, we were able to focus on our area of weakness and to work on them directly, as well as to enable us to see a pattern and to strengthen our application of techniques. 

 

The classes are conducted in a clear, concise and straightforward manner. Mr Russell is also usually able to predict our queries and will clarify them directly when teaching the lesson. He also highlights certain skills and factors for us to take note of so as that we can achieve a higher level of understanding. This really helped me as it allowed me to learn easily and know what exactly I need to focus on, and what important details to pay attention to when doing my work. In addition, the way he teaches is extremely engaging as he often incorporates funny personal stories into his lesson time, to keep the atmosphere light and to create a more ideal environment for all. He is very passionate about his work and is constantly encouraging his students to do better. 

 

I am extremely grateful for Mr Russell and would like to thank him for making the class interesting and fun. He is obviously passionate about teaching. After each lesson, he would give us practices and mark them directly to check on our progress and to identify any misconceptions we may have when doing the question. TTT provides a more detailed teaching method as compared to methods learnt in school, allowing me to be more precise and careful in my work and to strive for perfection! 

Sky

Juying Sec

D7 (S3 CA2) -> B3 (N level) 

Improved 4 grades in 1 year!

I have always had trouble passing my English paper, especially in terms of essay writing. In the beginning, I tried other tuition, including 1-1 tuition and group tuition but they were not effective and I continued to struggle, and I could not pass my English Language paper. 

 

However, things changed after Mr. Russell took over my class in school. He was a different type of teacher. Initially he was firm and strict, and wanted us to follow his methods and he wanted us to present answers in the template that he provided. I thought it was unique because it was very different from what i was used to, but i was not sure if it was worth the effort. However, I had to try, and I was surprised that I actually did manage to pass my English test.

 

When I heard that Mr. Russell had to quit school, I was quite troubled. I did not know if I could meet a teacher like him again. The next teacher who took over my class did not really bother to teach us skills. I was feeling dejected and thought that perhaps things would be like how it was in the past, when i did not have any effective lessons in school or in tuition classes. However, i found out that Mr. Russell had just started a centre and I immediately decided to join the centre. 

 

Together with a number of my classmates in my school, we all joined TTT and worked really hard in Secondary 4 to prepare for our N levels. Lessons were fun, engaging and most importantly skills-based in nature. I never thought that i would be able to secure a Grade 3 for my N level. I was shocked. The hard work and time at the centre had paid off! Thanks to Mr. Russell and TTT, I managed to gain an opportunity to do a direct entry into the poly foundation year. 

 

Mr. Russell is a really unique teacher. I really enjoyed his lessons. He is like a wonderful older brother who is always there for me. Thank you for everything!

Gervaise

Unity Sec

 

C6 (MYE) -> B3 (O level)

Change in strategies = 3 grade improvements in just

3 months!

Mr Russell is a very fun, passionate and engaging teacher. When I first joined the tuition centre, i honestly felt that it was just like any other tuition centre and I never knew that English was a subject that could be studied. I only joined 2.5 months before the O levels examination and i managed to make a lot of improvements. I would usually get around C6 for most of my English tests and school examinations, but I managed to achieve a B3 at the O level in 2019. 

 

The notes provided at the centre were completely different from those given in my school. My schools notes did not really cover the skills and content needed to tackle the subject. However at TTT, the notes were really in-depth and the notes really covered more things that the school didn't cover. I really like that Mr Russell covered the techniques to answer each and every different question type and he also provided a lot of effective drills for us to master the necessary skills. I felt that it really helped me in my revision and my understanding of the subject. In school, they would also usually teach exam techniques only when it’s close to the exam. Many of my classmates would usually start to panic and be anxious. However, at TTT, all techniques were taught and we also did several practices to make sure that we know how to apply the step by step strategies. TTT lessons are very well structured and i felt that i was learning more than my friends in school. 

I would like to recommend my teacher to other students as the way he teaches is very systematic and very organised. He teaches at a pace that suits the students and ensures that all out doubts and queries are answered. He is definitely the best English teacher that I've ever had in my whole secondary school life.

Gwen

Unity Sec

 

C6 (MYE)-> B3 (O level) 

Significant progress

in just 4 months! 



 

Mr Russell is a really passionate and determined teacher. His passion for teaching has driven him to inspire and motivate others to push themselves to consistently acquire excellent grades. I always look forward to his class as he never fails to enlighten the class’s mood with his energy and enthusiasm which makes his lesson really interesting and lively. 

His understanding of the subject is also admirable and he has crafted many summary and 'cheat sheets' to help us focus on what is essential, often giving us a feeling of confidence and security when we take our tests.  The materials he has provided for my classmates and i are really helpful as it teaches us different ways and techniques to tackle different questions be it essays, comprehension questions, or editing. This was extremely important for me because we tend to be learning without direction and without the necessary materials in school. 

I would highly recommend Mr Russell as I’m sure the impact that his teaching has had on me will surely have an impact on others too. I am sure students will enjoy being in his class without having to think about needing to drag themselves to class. It’ll certainly be a pleasure for students to have Mr Russell by their side constantly pushing them to succeed as he was also constantly there, pushing me when i had no motivation to study before my O level last year. He managed to push me, and i improved a lot, jumping from a C6 at prelims to a B3 for my GCE O Levels Examination despite only starting English tuition a few months before my GCE O levels.

Teng Shi

Jurongville Sec

D7 (EOY) -> B3 (MYE)

Quick progress in

6 months!

My teacher (Mr Lee) is a very out-going person. He is also very creative in the way he teaches his lessons. He would always use real-life context to explain a vocabulary word when it is hard for me to understand the word. Furthermore, he is also a person who conduct his lessons systematically and he always plans his lessons with a clear objective to the lessons. As a student i can really understand what he is teaching and I am able to apply all the writing skills that he has taught me.

In one of his lessons, he taught me the skill of how to introduce sensory details in my writing so that i can improve my writing skills. He wrote a sample essay as an example and asked me to observed the skills that he applied. Afterwards, he guided me with my writing experiments. He taught me not to be too literal in my writing and after applying the skills that he taught, i realised that i am now able to write proper essays, and i am also starting to enjoy the process of writing essays.

I am thankful for his lessons. Without his guidance, i might not be able to pass my English. I am currently one of the top student in his class at Jurongville Sec, and I appreciate everything, especially the 'high impact' vocabulary list that he gave to me. It definitely helped me a lot in my writing!

Mr Lee is someone who really interact with students. He is very open minded and whenever you talk to him, he sounded and feel more like a friend which is very important for me. I believe that effective learning can only take place when the students feel comfortable talking to the teacher. Thus i would recommend my teacher and TTT to my friends.

Dylan

Juying Sec

C6 (MYE) -> B3 (O level)

Visible progress

in just 4 months!

My teacher (Mr Russell) always treats us seriously and is very determined to help us do well for our exams. Before attending tuition lessons at TTT, i thought English was a subject that could not he studied and was rather a ‘can or cannot’ subject. After attending his lessons, i realised that English is actually very important, and that it is possible to prepare for the exams. I started focusing more on skills and i practiced all the skills that he taught, including how to answer each comprehension question type.

 

The notes and materials he gave to us also proved very detailed, and it allowed me to understand which skills to practice and master before my exams. Mr. Russell is also a very interesting person, and he makes his lessons fun and enjoyable by making a few jokes and witty comments. 

I would like to thank Mr Russell for his never give up attitude towards all of us and changing my perspective towards English. I would strongly recommend him to other students as he is able to adapt his lessons to suit a student's learning needs, overall making it easier to understand his lessons. I managed to improve from a C6 (MYE) to a B3 (O level) in just four months!

Alexis

Juying Sec

C6 (S3 EOY) -> B3 (Prelims) 

Made concrete improvement in 8 months!

Throughout my secondary school life, I have faced numerous challenges in coping with english. I feared that I would not do well for my prelims and O levels examination.  However, my fears were alleviated within 3-4 months, thanks to TTT and Mr Russell. 

 

The centre has always been very committed in helping the students, giving free consultations that allow students to clarify any doubts with the teacher. To me, Mr Russell has also been very dedicated to helping students. He has devoted his rest time for continuous preparation of thoroughly vetted notes and long hours of marking (usually until 5 am). Despite being deprived of rest, he never fails to inject humour in the teaching of the students. 

 

Moreover, at the centre, students are taught detailed formats and answering techniques to tackle different types of questions. Mr Russell has also given students drilling practices to hone our skills. With great educators and a conducive environment, TTT has allowed me to improve from a C6 to a B4 in a short amount of time!

Shaik