Mr Espen Lim Chee Siong has been tutoring students in A-level physics and A-level maths for about 18 years.
Mr Lim, a mechanical engineering graduate with previous experience teaching in a junior college, gave personal home tuition for about 10 years before moving on to group tuition, capped to a class size of eight students.
His transition to small group tuition is driven by his desire of impacting the lives of more students. It allows the maximization of learning effectiveness through personalized attention in a group setting, something that cannot be achieved by large group tuition.
The father of two children, aged three months and 21 months, goes the extra mile by providing notes and customizing his lessons to accommodate different learning abilities.
He employs an exam orientated style in his teaching to help students maximize their improvement in the shortest possible time. Students find Mr Lim’s lessons interesting and have given feedback that he is able to break down complex concepts to facilitate understanding by the students.
He gets his greatest satisfaction when he sees his students understand what they have been taught and are able to translate that understanding into better academic performance.
Between 2013 and 2015, he tutored more than 100 students from various junior colleges. 96% of those students achieved As and Bs in their A-level examinations. He has also been featured in MyPaper, The Straits Times and The New Paper.