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WHERE THE LEARNING JOURNEY BEGINS HERE.
Get ready to embark on a new journey with Uncle Raymond’s tuition coming in 2020 and onwards…..

The subjects that Uncle Raymond is teaching are (S.H.E):

  1. Social Studies.

  2. History.

  3. English.

  4. Creative Writing Skills (Upper Primary and Lower Secondary).

  5. Private Candidates for N and O level.

From Primary 4 to Secondary 5.

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Social Studies (SS):
This is the subject that is taught in Secondary 3 and 4 (Express and Normal Academic). The subject is tested on Structure Base Question (SBQ) and Structure Response Question (SRQ)/(SEQ).
Topics like:
1) How to handle Ageing population?
2) What is Good leadership? (LARA).
3) When do we use Medisave and CPF?
These are a few questions for you to ponder on if you are taking Social Studies. Is a compulsory subjects from Secondary 3 onwards.
Using inference, tone , purpose and other skills to do SBQ and SRQ.
What students say about learning Social Studies with uncle Raymond:
“Uncle Raymond has taught me English, Social Studies and History. He is very knowledgeable and he does his best to teach us. He is a funny, strict yet humble man. I enjoy being in his class. Thanks to him, I am satisfied with my results and I wouldn’t be where I am now! Thank you, Uncle Raymond for guiding us and always giving us advice!” Zann Neo (Graduated in 2015. Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary).

 

 

History (Hist):
This is the subject that is taught in Secondary 1 to 5(Express and Normal Academic). The subject is tested on Structure Base Question (SBQ) and Structure Essay Question (SEQ).
Topics like:
1) What is Treaty of Versailles (TOV)?
2) Was Hitler a good or bad leader during World War 2 (WW2)?.
3) Why Stalin wanted to have a 5 years plans (Industralisation) for USSR?
These are a few questions for you to ponder on if you are taking History.
Using inference, tone , purpose and other skills to do SBQ and SEQ.
What students say about learning History with uncle Raymond:
“Uncle Raymond’s tuition has definitely helped me improved drastically. I only joined in around May in 2016, my O levels year. I improved a lot  after the first few weeks of tuition. After which, I joined the Social studies and History tuition as well. Having to fail my pure history every single time, I was a little desperate to improve. Uncle Raymond has boosted my confidence in every subject and allowed me to do my papers without too much stress or worries. I’m very grateful for his efforts to cheer us up every lessons although the exams were near the corners. I really enjoyed going for tuition. I’m very thankful for having him as a tutor. :D. Ivy Kok. (Edgefield Secondary School. Graduated in 2016).

 


English (Eng):

This is the subject that is taught for all levels from primary to secondary in uncle Raymond’s class. The subject is tested on English Paper 1 to Paper 4 (For Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), GCE ‘N’ Level and GCE ‘O’ Level)
Topics like:
1) What is PPF (Past, Present, Future tense)?
2) So which adjectives will be best to describe a noun?
3) Then when to use the right vocabulary to express your thoughts in English Paper 1 Essay?
4) How does a student identify which are the right sentences, points or facts to add to his/her 80 words of summary (For GCE students)?
5) When do students need to use similes, idioms, proverbs etc (FISPOP)?
These are a few questions for you to ponder when a student is doing his/her English papers.
What students say about learning English with uncle Raymond:
“Uncle Raymond’s has a very unique and intriguing way of teaching. His lessons never fail to captivate me. After coming under his guidance, he has manage to ameliorate my grades tremendously and brought me up from failure to success. His kindness and selfless personality often shows how much he cares for his students. I will never forget the amount of effort and time he has sacrificed for us.” Kwan Ipin. (Graduated in 2016. ACS (Barker road).

 

Guide Book to Better English version 2

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Mission, Vision & Values

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My Main Message to all students

I strongly believe that:

Students must be CALM when they think and study.

Students must be able to CONNECT ideas and resources into good train of thoughts.

Students must CONCENTRATE to give their best effort in whatever they do for their future endeavours.

Students must have the CONFIDENCE when doing their works.

Students must CONVINCE themselves and to motivate themselves to be a SUCCESSFUL person in the future.

Students must have the right attitude to develop a CREATIVE mindset to expand their potential talents and skills.

 

 

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Raymond is constantly looking for new ideas, creative and innovative ways to train, teach and motivate his students. Examinations and tests are part and parcel for UNCLE Raymond’s Tuition. Needless to say, all works and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so Uncle Raymond does play and enjoy sports and games with his students. Uncle Raymond treats his students just like his own children.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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For year 2019

Primary Level:
1. Kayden Leong.
2. Lewis Tan.
3. Marcus Ho.
4. Iian Tan.
5. Ng Kok Ren.
6. Rachel Phua Zhi Xin.
7. Lee Hui En.

Secondary Level:
1. Nicholas Yap.
2. Ian Chua.
3. Alicia Seet.
4. Lee Hui Wen.
5. Vivian Yeo Song Li.
6. Cheyanne Lim Yi Xuan.
7. Thasneem Firthaus.
8. Thoufeek Firthaus.
9. Jeremy Tay Chen XI.
10. Ian Wong.
11. Chong Cheng Zher.
12. Jason Toh.

Some of these students who have been in uncle Raymond’s tuition for more than 3 years. Some just joined in 2019. Whatever the duration of their learning journey in uncle Raymond’s tuition, all students have obtained and maintained a certain high standard in their study.

Uncle Raymond is definitely proud, honour and privilege to teach all these students. God bless them for the various awards they are going to get from uncle Raymond.

Registration for 2020

In order to have a godd head start and to save for a rainy day and passed with flying colours: Register yourself to secure a seat to learn from a creative, constructive and cool tutor. Uncle Raymond will teach you have to have ABCDEF:

Abililty to learn in a fun, fantastic and fill with excitement environment.
Believe in yourself you can pass well your study with good grades.
Calm in thinking, uncle Raymond will train you to think calmly when you are doing your study.
Discipline in your study to achieve the best results not just study but character.
Excellent in building a holistic and good citizen in your future endeavour.
Failure is part and parcel in life, uncle Raymond will explain and counsel students to take failure as a stepping for future success.
The CLIMB Model to study well.

Mission Vision Values

THE MISSION

MY AIM IS TO DEVELOP A STRONG LEADERSHIP FOR EVERY STUDENT AND MOTIVATING INDIVIDUAL TO STRIVE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW. THE PURPOSE IS TO HELP STUDENT TO LEARN IN A HOLISTIC AND FUN ENVIRONMENT. THE 6 “C’ EFFECT FOR EVERY STUDENT IS TO:

Students must be CALM when they think and study.

Students must be able to CONNECT ideas and resources into good train of thoughts.

Students must CONCENTRATE to give their best effort in whatever they do for their future endeavours.

Students must have the CONFIDENCE when doing their works.

Students must CONVINCE themselves and to motivate themselves to be a SUCCESSFUL person in the future.

Students must have the right attitude to develop a CREATIVE mindset to expand their potential talents and skills.

THE VISION

MY VISION FOR STUDENTS TO BE WELL-PREPARED FOR A CHANGING WORLD TO LEARN TO SURVIVE MEANINGFULLY. STUDENTS MUST ENSURE THEIR FUTURE SUCCESS IS IN THEIR HANDS TO FACE A CHALLENGING SOCIETY. STUDENT WILL NURTURE TO BUILD A STRONG, RESILIENT AND GOOD CHARACTER TO SERVE THEIR FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES AND COUNTRY.

CORE VALUES
(IS ALL ABOUT LIGHT)
1) LOVE — Give love to your parents, sibiliings and friends.爱意/爱戴
2) INTEGRITY — Give your best in anything you embark on.仁德/廉洁
3) Grace – Show respect and good attitude in your work.优美/优雅
4) HONESTYGive your sincere and truthful words.诚实/养廉
5) TRUSTBelieve what you are doing is good for your own future and to your next generations.信任/信誉

Raymond’s MOTTOs are to teach the students to be:

“TRAINING YOUR CHILD TO BE A LEADER OF TOMORROW”.

” LEARN FAST, BE INTELLIGENT AND SOAR HIGH”.

“TO MOTIVATE AND BE THE BEST “.

The new Learning Journey begins with the BEST Education is the best tools for your future to come.

I always tell my students:

Teach A Man To Fish Quotes. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. If you give a man a fish, he is hungry again in an hour.

So I tell my student, the best tools and best life long skill will be having a good education background. No matter what and no matter where you go, the knowledge and education will bring you in great distance. Nothing is easy to achieve in life but nothing is not impossible to achieve. Set yourself the goal and objective, I believe you can make it in life.

Only through education , a person will be able to strive for a better, brighter and beautiful future. Edcation can come in many forms: a classroom study, an exam, a test, learning through gurus or mentors, learning from books, ebooks or online classrooms or taking a degree etc. Is a possible way to educate oneself and to survive in this unprecedented, unpredicatable and unknown soceity.

In this 21st century, education in my opinion can be learning in many different platforms and methodoogy (or even different pedagolgies). It depends on individual student how, why, where, when, who and what he or she wants to learn, unlearn and relearn in life, to obtain the best utilitarian in his or her future endeavour.

Yours sincerely,
Raymond

The New Era: THE REWARDS & AWARDS

With Effect on 1st Jan 2020. All students who are having their tuition journey in Uncle Raymond’s classes will be given accolades. This will be base on student’s performace in terms of good character, good results and good leadership.

ArkCrest Awards and Rewards
Rewards
$5 – 30 sentences.
$10 – 30 sentences + spelling 20/20(2 times)
$15 – 30 sentences + 1 essay (65 percent passed) + 1 spelling (20/20).
$20 – 30 sentences +1 essay (65 percent passed) + 1 spelling (20/20) + 1 reading
$30 – 35 sentences + 1 essay (65 percent passed) + 1 reading
$50 – 50 sentences + 2 essays (65 percent passed) + 1 reading
$80 – 80 sentences + 1 essay + 1 reading + 1 spelling.
$100 – 100 sentences + 3 essays

Extra
Arkcrest file – 5 months
Arkcrest notebooks – 3 months
Arkcrest foolscap papers – 2 months

Year end
Awards
Eagle award is the top honour
Criteria
1)Leadership
2)High performance with at least 3As (English, History and Social Studies).
3)Task completion of at least 85 percents.
4) Strong ability to take responsibility for all the works.
5) Ability to forsee a better learning methods and skills.
Award
$30 Starbucks voucher
$100 Bursary
Arkcrest pin

6 months review
Cheetah Award
Criteria
1) Discipline.
2) Speed with accuracy and alterness.
3) Task completion of at least 75 percents.
4) Strong ability to take responsibility for all the works.
5) Ability to forsee a better learning methods and skills.
Award
$15 Starbucks
$50 Bursary

6 months review
Dolphins Award
Criteria
1) Perseverance.
2) Calm in thinking when completing all tasks.
3) Task completion of at least 75 percents.
4) Strong ability to take responsibility for all the works.
5) Ability to forsee a better learning methods and skills.
Award
$15 Starbucks
$50 Bursary

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