Before joining The Mustard Seed, I was scoring an ‘E-grade’ for General Paper. After weeks of discussion about current issues and brainstorming on essay plans, I’m glad to have improved to a ‘B-grade’ at the A-levels.
I am truly grateful for Teacher Chuan Yi’s conscientious effort to put together weekly Readabees (Set of compiled articles about current issues). Having it as an online version made it convenient and this fueled my drive to start reading to find out more about what is happening around the world. This allowed me to draw examples I have read from these articles to my essays/application questions. I was also able to learn from the different writing styles of the authors to modify the tone or approach of my essays to suit the topic better.
All in all, I am really appreciative of the hard work Teacher Chuan Yi put in to make every lesson an engaging and fruitful one!
Classes with Mr Liau always bring fresh insights that have never crossed my mind during my self-study or even during GP lessons in school. He always challenges me to stretch myself and deeply explore conventional topics and issues that are usually only superficially discussed in school. The weekly materials he provides, called “Readabee”, are full of new ideas and content which prove to be very useful in brainstorming for essays.
Mr Liau’s strong foundation in the fundamentals of logic (such as arguments and premises) helps me to hone my reading and writing further. His strong sense of logic also helps in analysing passages, questions and complex issues clearly. His excellent language abilities have likewise enabled me to refine my writing to write more clearly and concisely.
He pushes my intellectual limit and inspires me to take an interest in the subject and in current events. With his help I am more confident of my GP exams in my A levels.
I joined Teacher Chuan Yi’s class since J1. His lessons really helped me a lot in my schoolwork. His explanations are detailed, allowing us to understand current issues that are happening around the world.
Teacher Chuan Yi is also a very thoughtful teacher as he will provide us with a long list of articles every month in order to buck up our content for the GP subject and keep us updated as well. The articles that he found were extremely useful and can be used in either our essays or AQ.
With his lessons and explanations, my grade for GP has improved a lot.
Mr Liau is very knowledgeable about GP topics and current affairs. He provided me with plenty of resources that helped me keep up with what’s going on around the world as well as good examples that I could use in my essays.
Through active discussions, Mr Liau always guided me to see things from a different perspective which allowed me to elaborate on my arguments in essays. In order to help me improve my comprehension, besides standard answer keys, Mr Liau has his own answers for all the comprehension practices. His answer keys often provided simpler, more straightforward explanations which allowed me to see more clearly where my mistakes were.
His lessons were very effective in helping me improve my ability to read and write. It was a fun journey studying GP with his help.
During GP lessons, every student is given meticulous care and Mr Liau caters relevant solutions to specific problems each student faces for GP.
Mr Liau is dedicated to prepping his students with utmost general knowledge. He intends for us to possess a greater understanding of the ongoing issues and opinions that we discuss and write.
Through such a method, we are able to write out our own personal take, add in comprehensive examples to substantiate our points. Take for instance, through Mr Liau’s notes, I am able to discuss many topics in essays extensively, ranging from the environment to societal issues. My essay marks eventually improved over time through continuous practice and amendment as guided by Mr Liau.
I am grateful for his assistance throughout such a stressful period of JC life!
Tuition at My Mustard Seed has always been enjoyable for me, with caring teachers and friends that made my learning experience here a very fulfilling one.
The classroom experience has always been a relatively open one, where we hold discussions about various topics and are free to express any opinions we have.
This has greatly broadened my perspectives about the world, giving me deeper insights on how the world functions and how one thing impacts the other.
Through the various discussions and guidance provided, not only have I improved on my language skills, but also in my common sense, which have benefitted me greatly in General Paper.
At Mustard Seed, I am able to master English in a very welcoming and homely environment, with the help of Ms Wong and Teacher Chuan Yi, who put in their utmost effort for every lesson. Every lesson not only teaches me how to improve academically, but also allow me to become a better person.
Teacher Chuan Yi: Definitely very easy to clarify doubts. Patient enough for a whole lot of questions. Provide lots of reading resources for us.
I joined Teacher Chuan Yi’s class since J1. His lessons really helped me a lot in my schoolwork. His explanations are detailed, allowing us to understand current issues that are happening around the world. Teacher Chuan Yi is also a very thoughtful teacher as he will provide us with a long list of articles every month in order to buck up our content for the GP subject and keep us updated as well. The articles that he found were extremely useful and can be used in either our essays or AQ. With his lessons and explanations, my grade for GP has improved a lot.
Thank you for your guidance while I was in your GP tutoring sessions. I always like hearing what you think about issues during lessons because they can really get interesting and it’s a fresh perspective for me for most times. I actually do enjoy GP because I get to understand our current world better, so thank you for all the things that you share with us during lessons. Your enthusiasm about the world and the issues pushed me to think more about what’s happening, rather than just take things in as it is. I really appreciate how flexible you are with your lessons too. Thank you for your effort in helping me for my GP and always being keen to help.
In the beginning of 2020, I started to find interest in taking the subject General Paper. I felt that the skills in writing as well as in constructing and analysing arguments would be very useful for my future pursuit in University and in my aspired career as a teacher. However, I was skeptical of whether I could do well in it given that my O-Level English in 2018 was just a C6. While I researched about GP tutors online, I came across Mr Liau’s classes and found the things covered in them quite useful. Hence I wrote a GP essay and consulted him on my decision to take GP as a private candidate. He read my essay and said that I have the potential to do well in GP. Therefore, I decided to go about registering for the paper and signed up for his classes.
Mr Liau has always been extremely dedicated in teaching me. He constructs his lesson in a clear and comprehensive manner, making them easy to follow. He taught us writing, comprehension and paraphrasing techniques which are very useful. Besides, he always takes the effort to give us detailed feedback on our work to help us do better. Moreover, he is always very patient and encouraging such that I can always consult him about areas I am unsure of. Under his guidance, I became more confident in GP and improved greatly over the months leading to the exam. Eventually, I got a ‘C’ grade in the paper, not the highest but I believed that I did my best with the help of Mr Liau. Thank you Mr Liau!
Lessons are really helpful, teaches me how to think more critically and be able to brainstorm properly. Learning from case studies are not only interesting but also give more in depth insights to problems. It also helps with memory cause… its easier to remember stories than to memorise facts.
Even though gp is a very hard to score topic, I enjoyed the lessons a lot as it widens my knowledge. Classes were able to widen my perspectives. I also was able to find out about what’s going on Singapore which assisted me a lot.
Overall, classes were great and always enjoyed them, was a bit shy at the start but i grew confident with my points as times passed. Absolutely no regrets !!
The lessons were engaging and the content covered is diverse. Thank you Mr Liau!
I think the discussions in the lessons are deep and they help me understand real world issues much better. Despite it being online, it is actually engaging and fun 🙂
You’re always so encouraging when i need it most! Thank you for all the help so far. I really enjoy your lessons and I think you should know that you’re a great great teacher.
Lessons with Teacher Chuan Yi is always fun. I have learnt a lot and I am now interested in GP, which I felt was a boring subject before I joined.
Thank you so much for your guidance in GP for the past two years. Your lessons are always fun and informative and I really really enjoyed them!!
I feel that the lessons were very interactive and it offered a lot of in depth knowledge and concepts to use which helped me in my content knowledge. The lessons were fun and was very interesting to have discussions during lessons