JC students profile
JC Students batch profile JC Students - Every batch has their unique profile. For example, 2020 batch are significantly more enthusiastic and open to new ideas/concepts. Every teacher knows that teaching an enthusiastic class rubs off positively on our own energy. We feel the positive vibrations from the students and that in turns injects energy into our teaching. When you know that students are interested and learning well, something inside you fires up 🙂 Hope this will be a virtuous cycle for 2020 and 2021, that everyone is excited to learn new things and grow. How has your 2020 been shaping up? Back to home of Top Chemistry Tuition Centre ...
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Time – Our Most Precious Commodity
Time This post is dedicated to all JC 2 students and to my ex-principal. Time - CNY is now over, JC 1 orientation is over, March Block Test is just around the corner. One of the traits of successful people is they plan ahead, way ahead. Today, we want to look ahead to the rest of the year to see if we are on the right track, specifically whether we have enough time. During term time we are learning new content and doing tutorials. However, during the 'A' division competition period from Mar-May, sometimes CCA trainings are so intense, there's even no time to do tutorials! Major school holidays, March/June/Sept. Total of 6 weeks. Assuming you study Chemistry everyday for ...
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Dettol disinfectant spray
Dettol disinfectant spray Dettol disinfectant spray - Can it kill the novel corona virus? Chloroxylenol, also known as para-chloro-meta-xylenol (PCMX), is an antiseptic and disinfectant which is used for skin disinfection and cleaning surgical instruments. It is also used within a number of household disinfectants and wound cleaners. It is sold in a number of formulations and under a number of brand names including Dettol. (Source: Wikipedia) Dettol's company RB, has clarified that it does not have access to this new corona virus and therefore have not done testing on it before. So that is no evidence that it can kill the virus. It can probably kill flu virus which has been tested before. But this doesn't stop us from spraying it over common areas, cutting down the amount of germs ...
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Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer Alcohol-based-hand-sanitizer. Masks and Hand Sanitizer are all the craze now, no thanks to the Corona Virus. Gifts of masks or hand sanitizers are probably more welcomed than bak kwa. Since i'm currently teaching the topic of alcohol for the J2 classes, let's look at how important alcohol is in the hand sanitizers. Basically, hand sanitizers work by disrupting the cell membrane of a bacterium and the outer coat of the virus. The alcohol (isopropanol or ethanol) content has to be at least 60% to be effective, 70% being the best and most effective. Any lesser and they're not going to help much. Also, if our hands have dirt or grime on them, hand sanitizers wouldn't be as ...
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Perseverance – an often misused word
Perseverance It is an often quoted word to students, other forms include tenacity, determination, grit etc. As teachers, we try to inculcate the right values to students but sometimes the meaning of the word gets lost in translation. From the dictionary, "persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success." Perseverance by itself is a good thing and every successful individual possess this quality. However, we do have to qualify it when used in terms of studying. If a student is already studying as hard as he/she possibly can, telling them to work harder, longer isn't really helpful. I knew a student once who was extremely diligent, she would finish all the tutorials and revision worksheets the school ...
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Catholic High School
Catholic High School This year i am attached to Catholic High School for Olympiad training. It was a class of some 35 boys and i expected them to be quite boisterous. However, i was surprised that they appeared quite mild during the 2.5 hour lesson. Only slightly noisier when they were discussing the MCQs i gave them. Another surprise was i realised the principal was someone i knew, what a small world! Still getting used to teaching these boys, the lessons are quite spread out over the 4 months and i guess there wouldn't be too much time to build rapport. Just need to do my best to ensure that they understood most of the content. It was only after ...
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Eunoia JC Open House
Eunoia JC Open House 2020 Went for Eunoia JC open house upon my student's invitation. One of the things which struck me is how much wood was featured in the school building. Apparently, my student say it was imported from Europe and very sturdy. The whole feel of the classrooms is like a corporate co-working space. They brought me around the school to see some of the more outstanding features: The canteen is a open space with a very high ceiling that opens out towards the park, i was busy eating and forgot to take a picture >< Heard most of the toilets are also open-air but i didn't use those. We missed the Principal's talk, didn't want to stay ...
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Visit from ex-students
Visit from ex-students Visit from ex-students - So happy to see my ex-students coming back. Still remember the day i saw their family, two of them together with their parents at my former B2 unit. Hope we can get a chance to take a group picture together with their parents again. School term has restarted, are you still in holiday mood? 🙂 Time to hit the road running! Back to Home of Best Chemistry Tuition ...
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