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Hwa Chong Institution

Mr Chia is an understanding teacher and he really does his best to help us even outside of lesson time. He responds to all my questions about GP, even going above and beyond to help me mark extra assignments. illume’s notes provided are informative yet concise. They are very useful and can be used across many topics for both essay and AQ. 

illum.e lessons were always very useful as the teachers would explain the notes in great detail, and makes us do many timed practices. These in class assignments have made me more prepared as the timed conditions were comparable to that of exam settings, and Mr Chia’s style of marking as we do the assignment allows for immediate feedback to be given, allowing me to improve on my answers and answering technique on the spot.

I'm super grateful that the teachers has been so approachable and accommodating. Moreover, they really helped me through my worst subject, by unpacking the GP content and question types, making it easier to tackle. illum.e’s GP department does comprise of the best teachers out there; besides being extremely caring, they also manage to teach GP in a digestible manner!

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Ka Shing

Hwa Chong Institution

Mr Liew is an excellent GP tutor who goes above and beyond for his students. From sharing interesting current affair articles to being there to clarify my doubts no matter the time, whether it be late at night or early in the morning, he has been of great help in my GP learning journey. Through his persistent guidance and unwavering support, I’ve managed to improve my results drastically, from failing the subject to a B at promos. Thank you Mr Liew!

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Eunoia JC

Mr Chia is a patient and friendly teacher who makes GP seem less confusing! He was skilled in teaching the subject and answered my queries on WhatsApp up till the day before my A Levels papers. He gave us personalised feedback which we could quickly apply to our writing. Even though he had many students, he was dedicated and accepted essay submissions from me and returned them with thorough feedback. His passion for GP and the quality feedback he provided helped me realise that I still had a lot of room for improvement and inspired me to strive harder to write better.

The content lectures and skills taught during the GP lessons helped me better understand the strategies to tackle different types of essay questions and SAQ questions. He also gave tips on how to choose questions wisely and strategies on how to score for GP, making it a less daunting subject to study. 

I want to thank Mr Chia for being patient with me and making tuition a fun experience rather than a dreadful one 🙂 

I would recommend students to attend his lessons as he is highly skilled in the subject and is also good at imparting these skills and knowledge concisely.

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Yishun Innova Junior College

I couldn’t have express my gratitude more for Mr Liew for his guidance in my GP journey thus far. He wouldn’t hesitate to clarify anyone’s doubts during lesson while engaging the class at an efficient pace - from eye opening case studies to practical skills that we can utilise in the paper. The fruitful discussions are always interesting to me.

Me Liew accurately points out my strengths and weaknesses, through explaining them during consult sessions - of which I have never received from other GP tutors - these tailored sessions together with the outstanding curriculum materials has improved my grade from S in the start of the year to C in the promotional examination within a short time.

I look forward to more sessions with Mr Liew and illum.e and further refining skills in this subject!

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Zi Yi

Catholic Junior College

I found GP extremely tedious and I didn’t know how to revise for GP until I took Mr Chia’s lessons. He taught us in very comprehensive and interesting ways, he made content such as politics and science easy to understand and remember. What I enjoyed the most was when he told us stories that was relevant to the topic that he was teaching.

illum.e's notes were comprehensive and useful in preparing for GP papers, I manage to get above 60% for paper 1 with little general knowledge in the past but now the notes have helped me do much better and also saved me so much time without finding content by myself.

I want to thank Mr Chia for his patience, I couldn’t score well in paper 2 but he took his time explaining to me why my answers are wrong and how to answer better in comprehension questions, I was much more confident during A level GP papers after his guidance

I would recommend others to join illume's and Mr Chia’s classes because GP is the one of the most important subjects in JC, the prerequisite to go to University, hence it’s important to learn from the right teacher and Mr Chia is the one!

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Nanyang Junior College

Mr Chia was a very engaging teacher who never fails to make his lessons interesting. We were always given extra information which I often found very insightful to the real world, and yet, useful and interesting for my GP essays.

His passion to transfer his knowledge about such facts and skills made me motivated to excel in GP, and also influenced my writing for the better. I have acquired many resources through my lessons with illum.e not limited to the notes with unique and relevant facts, articles sent to us as well as memorable videos of TED talks or documentaries.

I would like to thank Mr Chia for his patience in guiding us to achieve our fullest potential in GP despite having come to him with the lowest grades. It was not an easy journey but his never-ending faith and support boosted our morale which played a major role in my achievement today - I got an A for GP!!

I would recommend Mr Chia to other students looking for a GP tutor as GP has never been made more interesting and interactive in my whole JC life. He is guaranteed to provide anyone struggling with more than just better grades, but a new outlook towards the world we live in today!

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Sin Chen

Catholic Junior College

Mr Liew is a teacher who gives really good and wise advices to improve our learning. He always go the extra mile to share more than one perspective when it comes to GP which really benefits me in my essay writing and I have improved tremendously. Similarly, this prompting and questioning techniques have inspired me to also think of multiple perspectives when I write or brainstorm to achieve that higher level of evaluation.

Mr Liew would also scaffold illume's politics notes and the learning steps whenever I’m in doubt and have difficulty understanding certain topics such as Politics and democracy.

I would like to thank him for his patience and effort in explaining all the details when it comes to teaching me and the class! This was especially the case with the more difficult comprehension questions and techniques as well.

I would definitely recommend Mr Liew and illume to friends who may face challenges in GP. At illume every students’ doubt will be answered and followed up - we have truly learned a lot at illume!



Anglo-Chinese Junor College

A dedicated and engaging teacher, Mr Chia has been a very thoughtful teacher in knowing my strengths and weaknesses for GP.

He has constantly helped me by answering my doubts and reviewing all my essay outlines by providing insightful feedback to help me better my writing skills. With his help, I also found it easier managing paper 2 as he constantly reminds me of the common answering techniques.

Through his guidance, i found motivation to want to do well for As! Appreciate the encouragements, Thanks Mr Chia!

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sheng yuan

Hwa Chong Institution

Before J2, I never had the thought of going for tuition as I believed that studying harder is the way to score well. However, no matter how much effort I put in for GP, my grades did not improve at all and I had no idea what to do at that point in time. That was when I came across illum.e and I would definitely credit the centre, and Mr Chia for what I’ve gotten for my A levels. Within a short period of 4 or 5 months of lessons, I’ve become more confident in tackling various essay and comprehension questions as the lessons equipped me with all the skillsets and knowledge required.

I am super grateful for Mr Chia’s constant effort in replying to my questions and prompting me to develop further based on my queries. He constantly guided me to develop new ideas and analysis that I would otherwise never able to do, which definitely helped in my evaluation techniques in GP. The notes prepared at illum.e are comprehensive and well consolidated, which makes revision so much easier as I no longer need to spend long hours researching examples and analysis. The notes are also well designed in the way where I can easily use them to answer most of the essay questions, unlike school notes where I need to read all the articles to extract that few sentences.

I would definitely recommend illum.e if you wish to improve your GP as their notes are really really good! The teachers are also very enthusiastic in answering your questions and providing you with further guidance in question analysis.

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Yi lin

River Valley High

Learning under Mr Chia’s, I gained knowledge and essential skills for the GP exams. I was also able to explore topics and issues that were more complex and beyond my means without his aid through the lectures on democracy. 

They were an avenue for me to further my learning as such issues would have otherwise been difficult to approach without guidance. I was also able to gain insights on the writing skills that are vital to making my arguments nuanced in essays and the AQ through the ‘skills lectures’ that gave clear steps to approaching writing. This straight-forward approach allowed me to learn quickly what was necessary and thus gave me more time to endeavour into creating more depth in the content. 

I am especially thankful that he goes the extra mile to give consultations and mark the work I had done on my own accord. The feedback was much needed as they were precise and reflected the faults in my writing, thus allowing me to quickly rectify my mistakes and improve.

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Nanyang Junor College

I would sincerely recommend Mr Chia and illume for GP tuition! With Mr Chia's dedication and passion for his students to do well, I am sure that he will be able to help his students strive to achieve their desired grades.

I used to be very fearful of GP but with Mr Chia’s ability to break down complex concepts in to bite size pieces for me to understand through various means such as videos, I was able to grasp the various concepts of different topics quickly and confidently.

The lesson materials are all very thoughtfully prepared each with a clear lesson objective at the end. The way Mr Chia teaches essay tactics - for instance, the way to structure the essay in order to make it more complex is also very interesting and unlike what I have learnt from school. He also has a way to make his lessons interesting, cracking jokes along the way to make us feel more engaged.

All in all, I am sincerely grateful for Mr Chia’s help in responding all my questions regarding GP (even calling me to ensure I understand what he was saying HAHAH), going above and beyond by marking my extra practices, equipping me with excellent and broad content knowledge on GP! I am sure anyone under his guidance will definitely do well.

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Li Ling

Millennia Institute

Teachers at illum.e teach lessons in a different way compared to other centres. They provide a lot of high quality notes and did tremendous research before lessons. The concise content lecture notes were extremely useful and a wonderful contrast to the thick stacks of readings that we would get in school or the directionless GP essay outlines (that are limited in applicability to only specific essays) that I would get at other centres. The notes gave a wide range of examples, points and evaluation strategies, which not only helped to give me the necessary content for the exams, but also made sure that i did not have to set aside too much time to do research, which allowed me to concentrate more on improving my essay and AQ skills, and also gave me time to focus on my other subjects.

The teachers were also very friendly and enthusiastic and it is clear that they enjoy teaching. Both Mr Chia and Mr Liew also teach in a very simple and structured manner, with clear strategies on how to answer each comprehension question type, as well as different strategies to structure essays or techniques for rebuttal. I enjoyed both the lectures and tutorials at the centre and i was able to make an improvement of one grade in just 1.5 months at the centre. I would like to thank my teachers for teaching me General Paper, as well as for the hope they have in me, and i hope to continue making further progress in the following year.

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National Junior College

Mr Chia knows the A level syllabus in depth and knows which topics to focus on to teach the best content to score an A for GP based on statistics and trends! As a result lessons are rarely boring with the use of videos and engaging discussions with peers to craft essay outlines.

The illum.e notes prepared by Mr Chia are wide-ranging, allowing you to prepare topics of your interest. More importantly, the notes prepared contain contemporary examples that are very relevant to the topic and are easy to understand. Simply knowing the examples is not enough; Mr Chia teaches the best way to use these examples such as the "Holy Trinity" to show range of examples or other forms of categorisation.

Additionally Mr Chia teaches us how to identify question types in Paper 2 and gives us an easy framework to answer each question type, allowing us to answer the questions quickly and correctly during examinations.

What I love the most about Mr Chia is the fact that he teaches us various evaluation techniques that we can apply to any essay that we do in A Levels as well as various ways to increase complexity of the essay by analysing the key words of the essay questions in depth.

Another thing I love is that Mr Chia is always available and willing to answer queries even in the middle of the night! Mr Chia is always open for consultations to analyse essays written by the student to personally help him/her improve as every student has different weaknesses when it comes to GP.

As the illum.e teachers and Mr Chia are extremely well-versed with content across many topics and knows many tips and tricks to help students score an A for GP in A Levels, which I did, I highly recommend illum.e for your GP lessons!

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Nanyang Junor College

Mr Chia is a very funny teacher and makes lessons very intriguing by always sharing some of his experience to make us have a deeper impression on the lesson content taught. He is very detailed oriented, making lessons are easy to comprehend.

Illum.e’s notes include many examples that are concise and straight to the point. Furthermore, lessons were constantly about practicing skills and various questions which I felt was the key to doing well. My teacher’s step by step guidance on how to approach a question definitely helped me be more confident when attempting a paper.

Thank you, illum.e and Mr Chia, for always willing to mark my extra assignments and give comments on how I can improve.

After joining Mr Chia’s classes, I became much more interested in GP as his lessons were very engaging. Mr Chia is also an extremely encouraging and motivational teacher who believed in me despite me getting mostly E in my internal exams.

With Mr Chia’s committed teaching and dedicated guidance, I managed to achieve an A for GP in the A levels!


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Catholic Junior College

I will always recommend illum.e as my tutor, Mr chia is a very thoughtful teacher! He ensures everyone understands the message he is trying to convey before moving on, allowing everyone to be on the same page! He is also very interactive and engaging with his students which allows students to voice out their thoughts and concerns without hesitation and most importantly, he provides a safe space for them to do so! Mr Chia is patient with his students, ensuring that each student has their doubts cleared and takes extra time to clarify them.

Mr chia also uses step by step strategies which allow students to follow easily and have a more structured way of learning which I really appreciate. He uses articles and videos to provide more diverse materials to cater to the various needs of students. He gives practices to do after teaching his content so students can apply what they learnt, and he also gives feedback immediately to improve which is very effective. Giving feedback on the spot has allowed me to be a critical thinker to actively think of ways to achieve the best outcome asap and this has helped me during my exams where I need to constantly check with myself whether my answers are fulfilling its outcome

I would like to thank illum.e and Mr Chia, for helping me articulate my thoughts and express myself more clearly in GP essays! He has been patient with me by taking time to answer my doubts and give me the extra boost of confidence to reach higher potential! Thus I would highly recommend illum.e and Mr Chia to others as I feel they can cater to the various learning needs and styles of students and the centre has structured and engaging lesson plans!

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St Andrew's Junior College

Thank you Mr Chia for helping me improve in my GP, a subject that has always pulled me down and one that I have struggled with from the very start of JC.

The only thing I regret is not joining your classes earlier as I am sure it would have helped me even more. You have been an amazing teacher and I am eternally grateful for the notes that illum.e has provided me with as it has allowed me to be more targeted when studying for GP. I have no regrets about joining illum.e as it has done nothing but help me improve in this nightmarish subject.

I feel that Mr Chia is a very passionate teacher that tries to make lessons as interesting as possible (through videos and articles both local and international) without steering away from the main topic of discussion which to me was very important as it helped me learn in the most effective way.

He is also very critical and straightforward when it comes to giving feedback. This is crucial so that I know what I am doing wrong and I can quickly make the necessary changes. His critical attitude towards my work was really important for me as it gave me a very accurate gauge of the quality of my work.

I also enjoyed the content notes that were prepared by Mr Chia and illum.e as they were very informative and easy to understand.

There was also a wide variety of topics for me to choose to focus on which is something I really treasured as it gave me a really big advantage as I was able to focus on topics that I enjoyed and was confident about. The skills notes were also very effective as it helped me to improve on specific parts that I struggled in when doing comprehension. Thanks to Mr Chia and the materials that he prepared I did well for GP (I have never gotten anything above for a D for GP prior) and I highly recommend Mr Chia as a GP tutor!


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Wei Siang

Anderson Serangoon Junior College

My biggest fear for not doing well in GP comes in Paper 2. Before joining KP, I have been getting very low marks for the Short Answer Questions(SAQ) as the range of the marks that I have obtained hovered around 1 to 4 marks.

There was simply no breakthrough before attending KP's lesson. I can understand that not many tuition centres would mainly focus on SAQ which is one of my biggest weakness in scoring for GP as many tuition centres would have assumed that you have at least a strong prior knowledge in that area. Hence, I thought this would put me to an extra disadvantage as nobody could exactly help me to rectify my problems.

But with KP's help, I managed to use a highlighter to spot clues and he has taught me 4 ways on how to paraphrase the clue sentence to fit the "Answer in your own words as far as possible" type of question. Again, at the initial stage, I barely saw any improvements, but during the Prelims, it shocked me. I have passed the SAQ section and it is the first achievement that I have ever made in my entire schooling life. Because of the strategies I learned from KP, I have passed my GP exam for the first time with an *improvement of 3 bands!*

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Hwa Chong Institution

I am very thankful for the help I received from KP!

KP, thank you so much for letting me join your classes so close to the start of A's. Before that my GP score was still around C and my essays really cannot make it, i still rmb my cher saying it was too late for her to help me during prelims. Thankfully I had your help and your lectures and videos really helped in improving my GP content and skills. I seriously owe my improvement in GP entirely to you and I really appreciate all the time you've given me despite me joining your class so late into the year.

Thank you so much again for the help in GP and allowing me to achieve the results I want for my dream courses.

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Raffles Junior College

I got an A KP! Thank you so much for your help! Thanks for marking the additional practices that I do and I really appreciate you making GP more fun for everyone. I have learnt a great deal from you!

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Hwa Chong Institution

Before joining illum.e, GP was always confusing to me, and I never knew how to score well. I always averaged a E or D and going to many other GP centres and spending months of my J1 life there did nothing to help. But within a few weeks of joining illum.e, my perspective on GP shifted immediately. I could understand many skills and concepts much clearer due to the concise and effective teaching of the teachers at illum.e. Not only are they the true GP masters, but they are also passionate and driven to help us improve consistently. With great notes and unique skills and strategies, I immediately saw an improvement in my grades and I secured my first A after 2 months! Lessons are really engaging and I’d strongly recommend any student to join illum.e!

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Nanyang Junior College

Unlike my previous experiences with other GP tutors or centrs, illum.e is definitely an amazing experience with targeted, detailed and strategic skills taught together with concise and well-summarised notes which definitely makes illum.e the best GP tuition centre in Singapore, no cap!! The tutorials provide so much useful insights about GP, and their teaching style is so different from others in the sense that it immediately helps me understand what I need to do next to score well, which I did! The teachers are also super passionate and committed to helping us, and they have personalised growth plans for us through 1 to 1 consultations which helped me immensely! Thank you Illum.e!

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Eunoia Junior College

The tutors here are very caring, approachable and friendly. The mastery that my tutor has in GP is amazing too! He could write an A essay in half the time it takes for me to plan one and I really look up to him. Knowing that, I quickly got myself to learn the different tricks and tips and I also enjoyed the well-thought out and concise notes for all the different topics for GP. I will always gain new insights from every tuition lesson, and I instantly saw improvement in my writing which was always my weakness. Definitely will recommend illum.e to all A level students!! :))

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Hwa Chong Institution

GP is, or should I say, WAS, a daunting subject for me, but things started to change after I joined illum.e’s classes. The lessons are well-structured, engaging and highly effective. They completely reshape what I know about GP into much understandable but yet scalable levels which enable me to score well. I can see how I can consistently improve and the growth mindset the teachers passed on to us is very encouraging. I am very happy to see my grades improving and scoring A’s!

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St. Andrew's Junior College

I thoroughly enjoyed learning with illum.e for the past year as the classes have made GP such a wonderful subject to learn. The lessons are always interesting and expose us to different content each week, and with skills tutorials, I became very familiar with the type of questions and what to expect in GP, and how to score. I became confident when tackling different GP questions on my own, which led me to score well for GP. Besides that, I have grown very interested in current affairs and I find myself analysing many current issues in the multiple perspectives that we were taught in class. Highly recommend illum.e’s best GP tuition classes!!

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Jurong Pioneer Junior College

I was having difficulties in GP in J1, and so my seniors recommended illum.e’s GP tuition to me. I was skeptical since I had never gone to any English tuitions before, but I decided to give it a go. I joined the June crash course and immediately understood what was wrong with my GP learning, especially with the help of all the teachers at illum.e who are passionate and caring. My grades jumped from S to B in my next paper, and I have to say that illum.e’s tutors and curriculum are definitely the best!!!

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Hwa Chong Institution

I really enjoy the lessons here especially with Mr Yeo, Mr Liew and of course, Mr Chia. Not only do they always offer me constructive feedback, they teach GP very well and effectively! I look forward to GP classes here every week, and I would say I am very lucky to have found illum.e! I would recommend illum.e as the best GP centre to anyone who needs help in GP!

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