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I believe that every child can be taught.

Only by nurturing the child's interest towards Chinese, can he/she maximise their potential.

Please bring along your IPAD and MOBILE TABLET DEVICES for my lessons

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"I hate Chinese"

"...not anymore"

Home/Group Tuition


- Tailor-made lessons by local ex-school teacher

(40 years experience)

- Change negative attitude & enjoy learning

- Learn oral, comprehension,writing skills, cloze passage, summary, proverbs via exam papers, internet, newspaper, webcam, skype

-PSLE/O/A level/IB Oral Exam Preparation

-Learn to do project presentations/book reviews/newspaper articles

- Analyse top-school/PSLE/"O/A" level/IB past yr series

- 2 pax per group, 1 or 2 pax for home tuition

- Pri 5 - Sec 4/IB Chinese

- Sec 1 - 3 Higher Chinese

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Since 1980

Mr. Kok 97641616

3 Steps to book first lesson

1) Take a blog tour and check out my profile, Testimonials and video recording .

2)If my teaching method is to your liking, you may start booking the 1st lesson by checking with the detailed schedule

3) If you are able to find your preferred timing, SMS me your ( Name, school , level , location, SA marks, learning attitude towards Chinese. So that I can call you back and discuss. However if your preferred timing is not available, do SMS me for further discussion and you will be put on waiting list. You may choose to select a temporary timing or continue to wait for that timing.

(If you are interested in the tuition, wait no more. You are strongly encouraged to settle the booking as soon as possible as my timings for the holidays are limited.)

Note: Lessons for the month of November is almost full. There are still a few slots left, you may check my detailed schedule for the available timings.

Majority of my students who booked November slots will normally go on a vacation in December, freeing up the timings. So if you were unable to get your preferred November slots, you may consider booking December lessons now. Not to worry if you also have vacation plans, it is fine if you just book your first 2 lessons with me. After which you can decide if you wish to continue lessons for next year.

Reminder: Timings can be further negotiated. If you are interested in my tuition, but see that most of the timings are already taken. Contact me nevertheless and we can discuss further, at the same time, give advice on how to help your child.



1. Greet the examiner

2. Always keep an eye contact with the examiner

3. Put a smile on your face; it's not like the examiner's gonna kill you :)

4. Make a conscious effort to refrain from bad habits like shaking your legs. Doing so will give a bad impression of yourself to the examiner.

5. Read it aloud and with clarity, try not to 'press' your voice or you will sound like you're mumbling. You can prevent doing so by placing your paper more to the front and not so close to yourself

6. Be polite to the examiner; if he/she were to ask you a question and you don't catch the meaning, gently ask the examiner to repeat the question (e.g 'Qing Nin Chong Fu") For information's sake, "Nin" is a more respectful word to address the examiner

7. Refrain from using English words like "then", but instead, speak fully in Mandarin like "Hai You", "Hou Lai", "Er Qie", or "Jie Zhe Xia Lai". "Excuse me" can be said as "Bu Hao Yi Si". Speaking in English may also result in the deduction of marks

8. Skip the word if you don't know how to read it. For words that you're unsure of, find its closest pronunciation and say it quickly because the teacher might not be able to catch what you just said and will assume that you have read it correctly anyway

9. In a conversation, the first sentence makes the best impression. Try not to spend too much time thinking about what you should say on the first sentence. You don't have to think of really bombastic words or sentences to express yourself, just use simple words which you can say in confidence. Think on your feet, and you will be able to score.

10. Take note of a passage's mood (With a happy theme, read it as if you really are a happy person) and emphasize on important words. "Feel" what you say and don't read it with a single-toned voice.

11. Pause at regular intervals if a sentence is too long. Don't read the entire sentence or you may run out of breath. You can prevent doing so by reading the passage a few times (before you sit for it) and take note of its structure

12. Treat your examiner as a friend, and both of you will be able to converse and interact well with each other. The examiner isn't here to test your knowledge in a conversation, but instead, wants to see how well you can talk to him/her. This will in turn lighten up the tense atmosphere, so you can actually enjoy talking to the examiner.