Mr Kua is a NUS graduate with a degree in Pure Chemistry. He is also the pioneer batch of University Scholars, USP.
Mr Kua has been teaching Chemistry at Meridian Junior College from 2006 to 2017. His first form class achieved 100% distinction in JC H2 A level Chemistry in 2007.
He published a “H2 Chemistry Practical Guide” book with SpotExcel Publishers to meet the demand from private candidates for additional experimental practice.
In 2018, Mr Kua obtained the certificate for “Harvard Teaching and Learning Strategies for Higher Education“ course, in line with our core philosophy of lifelong teaching and learning.
In 2019, he published “Novel Organic Chemistry Questions” book with CPD publishers to provide additional resources for higher ability students who wants to stretch themselves in Organic Chemistry
He was the Chief Olympiad Trainer for Catholic High School (Sec) for 2020.
In 2021, “Organic Chemistry – Mastering Synthesis and Elucidation Questions” was published to give students a framework for navigating synthesis and deductive questions successfully.
Mr Kua’s JC H2 A level tuition students have achieved more than 80% distinction and 2-5 grade improvement at A levels.
Mr Marcus Phua received his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore, and is currently completing his Doctor of Philosophy, having carried out research in NUS Department of Chemistry, Department of Pharmacy and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Marcus has been providing pre-tertiary Chemistry tuition since 2014 and taught students from various schools, including Raffles Institution and Hwa Chong Institution. His students has shown marked improvements in grades, with the fastest seen in a test conducted the next day after the first lesson. His classroom teaching style centres around his students’ systematic understanding and firm grasp of concepts to promote their ability to apply to different types of questions during examinations. He also actively engages his students through higher order questions so as to quickly identify and bridge the gaps in their content knowledge. Mr Marcus has extensive experience teaching group classes, both in-person, hybrid or online.
Mr Marcus was also involved in teaching courses for NUS-Technical University of Munich (TUM) Asia’s Industrial Chemistry programme, and served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for NUS Forensic Science programmes both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He previously trained as a medicinal chemist in A*STAR Experimental Therapeutics Centre (now Experimental Drug Development Centre) and was best student for graduate course assessment in Drug Discovery and second for Honours course assessment in Organic Chemistry.
Mr Phua’s students have achieved at least 2-5 grades improvement at A levels.
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