Results

Results & Improvements

Results are not the be-all and end-all of education but they can be useful indicators
of a student’s learning progress. (Click on thumbnail to show large image.)

  • Levels

2022

Secondary 4 (Hwa Chong Institution)

This student joined the school holiday PSLE workshop back in 2018 before signing up for weekly class when he was in Year 2. Glad to have been able to guide him in his preparation for both rounds of national examinations. πŸ™‚

2022

Secondary 3 (Hwa Chong Institution)

WA2 Paper 2 32/80 vs. EOY Paper 2 64/80

2022

Secondary 3 (Hwa Chong Institution)

I previously aided this student’s younger brother in his preparation leading up to PSLE. His parent contacted me last May (thanks for their trust) and both of them joined for lessons in June. His positive and proactive attitude played a massive part in the progress made (WA 1 Compo 18/60 vs. EOY Compo 42/60). πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 6 (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)

This student joined in Term 3 of Pri 5. His strength lies in oral conversation and Paper 2 Booklet A so helping him improve in his written expression for compre answering and compo writing helped him make the step up. πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 6 (Nan Hua School)

Given the fine margin between each AL level, the main challenge for this student, whose CL results are usually around the AL1-2 range, is to achieve consistency in compo writing component.

2022

Primary 6 (Kong Hwa School)

This student who joined in Term 3 during Pri 5 wasn’t failing HCL but was contemplating whether to drop it to focus on CL (AL3 for Pri 5 EOY). I explained that the “relationship” between CL & HCL for Pri and Sec lvl looks something like this (https://i.imgur.com/pzW5LIv.jpg). Thus, for his case, I encouraged him to continue with HCL. The additional practices in compo (story plotting, esp. on how to ensure cohesiveness throughout and highlight the moral/theme) and compre (analyse passage content, critique on incidents/character) can be very useful. Even though he “remain stuck” at Pass for PSLE HCL, I think it’s positive impact was shown in his PSLE CL result.

2022

Primary 6 (Jurong West Primary School)

This student joined group class after Term 1 in Pri 5. His results were fluctuating between AL2 and AL3. He finally managed to make the breakthrough to AL1 during the Prelims. Glad he managed to maintain it! πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 6 (St Anthony's Primary School)

From AL 6 in Pri 4, failing in Pri 5’s 1st weighted assessment to PSLE’s AL4. Improvements like this bring as much satisfaction and joy to me as helping students achieve top grades. πŸ™‚

2021

Secondary 4 (Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary))

2022

Secondary 1 (Dunman High School)

This student joined the class permanently in July after attending trial classes. Encouraging to see improvement in her EOY exam.

2020

Secondary 4 (School of Science and Technology)

2022

Secondary 1 (Nan Hua High School)

Happy to see this student (https://sandaochinese.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2021qe.jpg) continue her progress as she moves on to Sec HCL.

2018

Secondary 4 (Fajar Secondary School)

2022

Primary 4 (North Vista Primary School)

Good to see consistency for Paper 2 but there’s room for improvement in Paper 1. A “new cycle” of preparation for PSLE begins next month. πŸ˜†

2022

Primary 4 (Punggol View Primary School)

High hopes for these students πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 4 (North Vista Primary School)

High hopes for these students πŸ™‚

2022

Secondary 4 (Loyang View Secondary School)

Time flies! It’s been almost 6 years since I started coaching this student. She managed to build up a pretty strong CL foundation over the years thus once she mastered and applied the relevant techniques and analytical skills by the time she moved on to upper Sec level, she managed to excel and fulfil her potential. (She has nice handwriting too! :smile:)

2017

Secondary 4 (Nan Chiau High School)

2022

Primary 5 (Pei Chun Public School)

It’s a pity this student had to miss Paper 1 due to Covid. Health obviously comes first, but to be able to go through the experience of a full exam and achieve such grades can only stand him in good stead. πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 5 (Pei Chun Public School)

Encouraging boost ahead of EOY examinations. πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 6 (Palm View Primary School)

50 (Pri 5 EOY Paper 2) –> 62.5 (Pri 6 Prelim Paper 2). Hoping to push up to another grade this PSLE, with the help of minor improvements over all other components.

2022

Primary 6 (North Vista Primary School)

75.5 (Pri 5 MYE Paper 2) –> 82.5 (Pri 6 Prelim Paper 2) Striving towards AL1, let’s go!

2022

Secondary 2 (Catholic High School)

HCL in Sec level is challenging, let alone the fact that this student is of mixed-ethnicity. The heartening thing is he never try to find excuses/reasons – mentality plays a huge role in learning.

2022

Secondary 2 (Chung Cheng High School (Main))

77/100 for EOY HCL Paper 2. πŸ™‚ This student did not take HCL in Pri level but she still managed to do fairly well in Sec level HCL. Thus, for parents’ whose children are offered HCL in Sec level, the more important factors to consider includes their foundation in the language and their mentality/attitude towards it (whether they are willing to put in consistent effort and give it their best shot).

2021

Secondary 4 (Anglican High School)

This student joined for lessons since she was in Pri 6. I’m glad her consistent effort paid off! πŸ™‚

2021

Secondary 4 (Anglo Chinese School (Independent))

This student’s achilles’ heel used to be in Oral component. He was much more comfortable expressing himself in writing since there’s more time to structure his thoughts. Glad he didn’t rest on one’s laurels because of his strength in written papers and continued pushing himself to achieve this icing on cake.

2021

Secondary 4 (Anglo Chinese School (Independent))

Despite majority of his classmates opting for the “easier” option by dropping HCL at the end of Year 2 (although most of them weren’t faring too badly), this student did not follow the crowd and made the decision himself to see through the 4 years of HCL – even though he was “only” scoring around B3-B4 range. What a pleasure to see his decision and efforts pay off! πŸ™‚

2020

Secondary 4 (Nan Hua High School)

This student’s CL results were hovering around the A grades while in Upper Sec so it was a case of working on her “weaker components” – paper 1 and oral. ηš‡ε€©δΈθ΄Ÿζœ‰εΏƒδΊΊοΌ:)

2021

Secondary 4 (Geylang Methodist Secondary School)

The wait was finally over last week. Just as I encouraged all my students, view CL as a language. Even as you stop studying it as a subject in school, continue using it in your daily life and try to be effectively bilingual. πŸ˜‰

2021

Primary 6 (De La Salle School)

Sharing the 8th and final AL1 from last year’s Pri 6 batch. This student joined since she was in Pri 4. Time flies!

2021

Primary 6 (South View Primary School)

This student was handling CL on her own with the help of her parents but they decided to get some boost in this year in preparation for PSLE & in view of the new AL grading system.

2021

Primary 6 (Qifa Primary School)

This student joined for weekly classes after attending last year’s EOY school holiday workshop. Before PSLE, he kept thinking he’s “stuck” at AL2. Imagine the surprise and delight he felt!

2021

Primary 6 (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)

I can’t take credit for this student’s HCL result because he couldn’t make it for the Pri 6 HCL weekly class and joined another class which focuses on CL components only instead. That said, I’d like to think he benefited from the school holiday HCL workshops πŸ˜†

2021

Primary 6 (Rivervale Primary School)

This student joined for weekly classes since Pri 4 after her sibling attended my Pri 6 holiday workshops that year. Having time to work with her over these years certainly helped in achieving these results.

2021

Secondary 2 (NUS High School of Math and Science)

Parent first made enquiry in Oct 2020 and the child eventually joined in Term 2 (Mar 2021). Thankful for the trust and glad his efforts paid off.

2021

Primary 6 (Fernvale Primary School)

Sharing another AL1 result from this year’s Pri 6 batch. What a time to achieve her first Distinction for HCL. πŸ˜‰

2021

Primary 6 (Nan Hua Primary School)

Student joined when he was Pri 5 and was hovering around AL2 & AL3 (80-ish). Delighted that he managed to push on to AL1! Also improved from Pass to Merit for HCL.

2021

Primary 6 (Punggol Primary School)

Student who joined the Sat Pri 6 Hougang class at the start of this year. Glad to be able to help her fulfil her potential!

2021

Secondary 2 (Raffles Institution)

2 grades’ jump from Year 1 to Year 2 despite not having a strong foundation in the language. A heartening and encouraging progress. πŸ™‚

2021

Primary 6 (Nan Hua Primary School)

From SA1’s AL5 (73 marks) to Prelim’s AL2 (85 marks). A timely morale booster ahead of PSLE and Teachers’ Day gift! πŸ™‚

2021

Primary 6 (Hougang Primary School)

This student joined in Jun 2021. Glad to be able to help her attain AL1 for CL in the Prelims within a short period of time.

2021

Secondary 2 (Hwa Chong Institution)

Managed to hang on to A1 despite not faring that well for CA, given the new components introduced and tested this year. πŸ™‚

2021

Secondary 1 (Anderson Secondary School)

D7 –> B3 –> A2 –> A1. Progress takes time. Trust the process and your consistent effort will be rewarded. πŸ™‚

2020

Secondary 4 (Cedar Girls' Secondary School)

A1 for O’Level Chinese and Distinction for Chinese Oral exam. Well done! πŸ˜€

2017

Secondary 4 (Hwa Chong Institution)

Consistently achieving A1 after laying strong foundations during Year 1 and 2.

2020

Secondary 4 (Bukit Batok Secondary School)

Started coaching this student on a 1-to-1 basis since he entered Sec school. As I mention to all my students, if you learn Chinese as a language (and Mother Tongue) rather than just see it as a subject that you have to be tested on, the learning process will be a much more enjoyable and fruitful one. πŸ™‚

2017

Secondary 4 (Bukit Panjang Government High School)

Was in the midst of the website revamp and got reminded of this student (one of my first mixed ethnicity student who took HCL) while tidying past year student results. πŸ™‚

2021

Primary 6 (CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh))

Glad to see results showing despite this student only joining permanently this year. πŸ™‚ Sometimes, what your child is lacking may be the correct application of answering techniques.

2021

Primary 5 (North Vista Primary School)

A new student who began lesson last December. An encouraging start for a first attempt at HCL paper 2! πŸ™‚

2020

Secondary 4 (Anglican High School)

This student eventually achieved B4 for O Level Chinese at first attempt. He was satisfied with the grade, given how far he has come to achieve that, and decided against giving it a 2nd try at the end of year exam. I guess his decision was right, given how the additional time available allowed him to focus on preparation for the other subjects. πŸ™‚

2020

Secondary 1 (Hwa Chong Institution)

Glad to be able to continue and guide this student (my very first one since commencing lessons at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre) as he deals with the challenges of HCL in Sec level. πŸ™‚

2020

Primary 6 (Radin Mas Primary School)

Another student who attended trial classes during the Circuit Breaker and joined the class permanently even when classroom lessons resume in Phase 2. 3 to 4 months is a short period of time but with consistent effort and correct application of techniques taught, it’s definitely possible to see improvements, deal with bottleneck and make the breakthrough! πŸ˜‰ PSLE CL Grade A*

2020

Secondary 1 (Dunman High School)

One of the students from Chen Lao Shi’s 2019 PSLE batch. It’s always heartening to see students continue to put in effort in learning CL, even though some people have the mentality that CL is “not as important” in Sec level (as compared to Pri level, where it must be counted towards PSLE result). Like I always stress – learn Chinese as a language, not just another subject. πŸ˜‰

2020

Primary 6 (Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Primary))

The Circuit Breaker provided opportunities for students to try out lessons from Chen Lao Shi at the convenience of their home. This student was one of them (she continued lessons when classroom lessons resumed in Phase 2, even though she had to travel from the east to Bukit Timah). Helping more students like her make the breakthrough and fulfil their potential is exactly the reason why I branched out from 1-1 private tutoring to small group classes 2 years ago. πŸ˜‰ PSLE CL Grade A*

2020

Primary 6 (Nanyang Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A* (from Prelim’s 85.3%), HCL Grade Merit

2020

Primary 6 (Nanyang Primary School)

Improvement from WA1 Paper 2’s 71 marks to Prelim Paper 2’s 79.5 marks for CL.

2020

Primary 6 (Henry Park Primary School)

This boy was the 2nd student to join my 2019 Pri 5 class, a couple of weeks after this girl. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both of them managed to push on from high As to A* eventually. It’s always good to learn the relevant techniques and have more opportunities to apply and master them! πŸ™‚ PSLE CL Grade A*, HCL Grade Merit

2020

Primary 6 (Jurong Primary School)

Another case of “we did it”! I am especially appreciative of this student and her parent’s trust in me, as she was the first student to join the Pri 5 class which commenced back in Term 3 of 2019, even though she was the only student then (which grew to 3 classes totalling 18 pax by 2020 :wink:). Be it helping students struggling with the learning of the language to overcome their fear/lack of confidence or assisting students who are doing well to maximize their potential, it’s always heartening to see their efforts get rewarded. πŸ™‚ PSLE CL Grade A*

2020

Primary 6 (Jing Shan Primary School)

This student first attended Chen Lao Shi’s holiday workshop back in end of 2018 but did not manage to join in the weekly Pri 5 class due to clash of schedules. Gladfully, she managed to join in the Pri 6 class this year and it’s heartening to see her making the most out of the learning experiences and achieving such great improvements. πŸ™‚ PSLE CL Grade A*, HCL Grade Merit

2020

Primary 6 (Jing Shan Primary School)

1 of the 8 A*s from Chen Lao Shi’s 2020 Pri 6 batch :rahrah: Term 1 Review CL Paper 2: 77.5 marks; HCL Paper 2: 45 Prelim CL Paper 2: 85.5, HCL Paper 2: 53 PSLE CL Grade A*, HCL Grade Distinction

2020

Primary 6

88% achieving a minimum grade of A and 45% achieving A*! My heart is full! πŸ™‚

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

PSLE CL Grade A*, HCL Grade Merit

2019

Primary 6 (CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School)

PSLE CL Grade A*, HCL Grade Distinction

2019

Primary 6 (Queenstown Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A

2019

Primary 6 (St Margaret's Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A

2019

Primary 6 (Geylang Methodist School (Primary))

PSLE CL Grade A

2019

Primary 6 (Nanyang Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A

2019

Primary 6 (River Valley Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A, HCL Grade Merit

2019

Primary 6 (Westwood Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A

2019

Primary 6 (Maris Stella High School (Primary))

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1 Paper 2’s 29.5 marks to PSLE’s Grade C.

2020

Secondary 2 (Raffles Institution)

Another achievement unlocked, albeit just. Let’s make achieving GPA 4.0 a ‘norm’. πŸ˜‰

2020

Primary 6 (Jing Shan Primary School)

Improvement from Term 1 Review Paper 2’s 77.5 marks to Prelim Paper 2’s 86 marks for CL.

2020

Primary 6 (Jing Shan Primary School)

Improvement from Term 1 Review Paper 2’s 77.5 marks to 85.5 for CL and 45 to 53 for HCL.

2020

Primary 6 (Yangzheng Primary School)

Started coaching this mixed ethnicity boy since midway in 2019. Improved from Pri 5 SA2’s 83 marks to Pri 6 Prelim’s 87 for CL. Missed A* by 4 marks but there’s still chance to make it in PSLE! πŸ™‚ Remarkable improvement in HCL too, from Pri 5 SA2’s 49 marks to Pri 6 Prelim’s 68.5 marks.

2020

Primary 6 (Jing Shan Primary School)

Proud of this non-ethnic Chinese girl’s attitude and effort towards the learning of Chinese Language. πŸ™‚ Pleased to be able to have the chance to coach and boost the confidence of willing non-ethnic Chinese students like her and the ones mentioned in this post and this post in recent years.

2019

Secondary 4 (St Andrew's Secondary School)

Improvement from Sec 1 CA1’s 36.8 (U grade) to N’Level’s B4.

2019

Primary 6 (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)

A student who made the breakthrough from high As to A* after a year of consistent hard work.

2020

Secondary 1 (Compassvale Secondary School)

Improvement from Test 1’s 21 marks to Test 2’s 35 marks.

2019

Primary 6 (Alexandra Primary School)

Improvement from P5 CL SA1’s Grade C (42.3 marks) to PSLE’s Grade C. What a time to achieve his first pass since Pri 5!

2019

Primary 5 (Jurong Primary School)

Having participating in Chen Lao Shi’s school holiday workshops previously, this child joined Chen Lao Shi’s weekly class after commencement of Pri 5 class in the west in July 2019. Improvement from P5 CL SA1 Overall score of 81 to P5 CL SA2’s Overall score of 88. To make the final jump (to A*) is no doubt challenging but her performances for Paper 2 Booklet B should spur her on.

2019

Secondary 1 (Raffles Institution)

Proud of this Korean student – just 5 more marks from GPA 4.0. Bring it on!

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

Improvement from Pri 5 CL SA1’s 86.5 to Pri 6 CL Prelim’s 92 and Pri 5 HCL SA1’s 69.5 to Pri 6 CL Prelim’s 74.

2019

Primary 6 (Xinmin Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1’s 52.3 to Pri 6 Prelim’s 67.

2019

Primary 6 (Maris Stella High School (Primary))

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1 Paper 2’s 29.5 marks to Pri 6 Prelim Paper 2’s 47 marks . Chen Lao Shi takes as much pride in helping students who find CL challenging overcome the odds, as he does in pushing students fulfill/maximize their potential and achieve A*s.

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1’s 86.5 marks to Pri 6’s Prelim’s 92 marks. A breakthrough in our quest for A*! Now, for the final ‘battle’!

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

Improvement from Pri 6 HCL SA1’s 65.5 to Pri 6 HCL Prelim’s 74.5. From barely achieving Merit to being 6 marks away from Distinction. Last give it one final push!

2019

Primary 6 (Guangyang Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1 Paper 2’s 58.5 to Pri 6 Prelim Paper 2’s 69.5. Showed marked improvement in comprehension section but still need more revision on syllabus text in preparation for Paper 2 Booklet A.

2019

Primary 6 (Xinmin Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1’s 52.3 to Pri 6 Prelim’s 67. Definitely not giving up on achieving an A!

2019

Primary 6 (Geylang Methodist School (Primary))

A student who joined Chen Lao Shi’s 2019 weekly PSLE preparation class after attending year end workshops in 2018. Improvement from SA1 Paper 2’s 62 marks to Prelim Paper 2’s 72 marks. Also managed to achieve A in CL for the first time!

2017

Secondary 4 (Maris Stella High School)

Yes, Chen Lao Shi coaches Sec school students too πŸ˜‰ (some other Sec school results shared in earlier posts). Sometimes, Sec school kids neglect/give up on/overlook CL as they have a negative mindset and/or think that they “do not require” CL result for L1R4/L1R5 calculation (esp. since most of them excel in other subjects). My message to them has always been: learn CL as a language, not a subject. Besides, wouldn’t a good CL grade set you apart from the rest who are doing as well as you do in other subjects? That’s what makes you cream of the crop.

2019

Primary 6 (Guangyang Primary School)

Improvement from CA1 Paper 2’s 59.5 marks to SA1 Paper 2’s 69.5 marks.

2018

Primary 6 (St. Gabriel's Primary School)

Started coaching this student in end Feb that year after squeezing him into an early Sunday time slot as schedule was packed. Like I often remind the kids, there’s no need to compare with others. You should always aim to be a “better version” of yourself. Was glad he made such improvements despite the challenges faced.

2019

Primary 6 (Xinmin Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1’s 52.3 to Pri 6 SA1’s 66.

2019

Primary 6 (Westwood Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 6’s CL CA1 Paper 2’s 74 marks to Pri 6’s SA1 Paper 2’s 81 marks.

2019

Primary 6 (River Valley Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 6’s CL CA1 Paper 2’s 60 marks to Pri 6’s SA1 Paper 2’s 80.5 marks.

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

Improvement from Pri 6’s CL CA1 Paper 2’s 67 marks to Pri 6’s SA1 Paper 2’s 80.5 marks.

2019

Secondary 4 (St Andrew's Secondary School)

Improvement from Sec 1 CA1’s 36.8 (U grade) to Sec 4 CA1’s 60 (B4). Improvement in this student’s grade is a joy to behold, esp. in N’Level year. More heartening though, is his continued perseverance despite the kind of negativity he may be surrounded with.

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

Improvement from Pri 5’s HCL CA2 & SA2’s 40 marks to Pri 6’s CA1’s 45 marks.

2018

Secondary 4 (Xinmin Secondary School)

Improvement from Sec 3’s Overall mark of 54 (C6) to Sec 4 SA2’s 69 marks (B3). Eventually scored B3 in O’Level examination too.

2018

Secondary 2 (Anglican High School)

Improvement from SA1 CL’s 50 (C6) to SA2 CL’s 65.5 (B3). 3 grades’ improvement might have seemed far-fetched at start of the year but result certainly proved otherwise.
  • Levels

 

2022

Secondary 4 (Hwa Chong Institution)

This student joined the school holiday PSLE workshop back in 2018 before signing up for weekly class when he was in Year 2. Glad to have been able to guide him in his preparation for both rounds of national examinations. πŸ™‚

2022

Secondary 3 (Hwa Chong Institution)

WA2 Paper 2 32/80 vs. EOY Paper 2 64/80

2022

Secondary 3 (Hwa Chong Institution)

I previously aided this student’s younger brother in his preparation leading up to PSLE. His parent contacted me last May (thanks for their trust) and both of them joined for lessons in June. His positive and proactive attitude played a massive part in the progress made (WA 1 Compo 18/60 vs. EOY Compo 42/60). πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 6 (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)

This student joined in Term 3 of Pri 5. His strength lies in oral conversation and Paper 2 Booklet A so helping him improve in his written expression for compre answering and compo writing helped him make the step up. πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 6 (Nan Hua School)

Given the fine margin between each AL level, the main challenge for this student, whose CL results are usually around the AL1-2 range, is to achieve consistency in compo writing component.

2022

Primary 6 (Kong Hwa School)

This student who joined in Term 3 during Pri 5 wasn’t failing HCL but was contemplating whether to drop it to focus on CL (AL3 for Pri 5 EOY). I explained that the “relationship” between CL & HCL for Pri and Sec lvl looks something like this (https://i.imgur.com/pzW5LIv.jpg). Thus, for his case, I encouraged him to continue with HCL. The additional practices in compo (story plotting, esp. on how to ensure cohesiveness throughout and highlight the moral/theme) and compre (analyse passage content, critique on incidents/character) can be very useful. Even though he “remain stuck” at Pass for PSLE HCL, I think it’s positive impact was shown in his PSLE CL result.

2022

Primary 6 (Jurong West Primary School)

This student joined group class after Term 1 in Pri 5. His results were fluctuating between AL2 and AL3. He finally managed to make the breakthrough to AL1 during the Prelims. Glad he managed to maintain it! πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 6 (St Anthony's Primary School)

From AL 6 in Pri 4, failing in Pri 5’s 1st weighted assessment to PSLE’s AL4. Improvements like this bring as much satisfaction and joy to me as helping students achieve top grades. πŸ™‚

2021

Secondary 4 (Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary))

2022

Secondary 1 (Dunman High School)

This student joined the class permanently in July after attending trial classes. Encouraging to see improvement in her EOY exam.

2020

Secondary 4 (School of Science and Technology)

2022

Secondary 1 (Nan Hua High School)

Happy to see this student (https://sandaochinese.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2021qe.jpg) continue her progress as she moves on to Sec HCL.

2018

Secondary 4 (Fajar Secondary School)

2022

Primary 4 (North Vista Primary School)

Good to see consistency for Paper 2 but there’s room for improvement in Paper 1. A “new cycle” of preparation for PSLE begins next month. πŸ˜†

2022

Primary 4 (Punggol View Primary School)

High hopes for these students πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 4 (North Vista Primary School)

High hopes for these students πŸ™‚

2022

Secondary 4 (Loyang View Secondary School)

Time flies! It’s been almost 6 years since I started coaching this student. She managed to build up a pretty strong CL foundation over the years thus once she mastered and applied the relevant techniques and analytical skills by the time she moved on to upper Sec level, she managed to excel and fulfil her potential. (She has nice handwriting too! :smile:)

2017

Secondary 4 (Nan Chiau High School)

2022

Primary 5 (Pei Chun Public School)

It’s a pity this student had to miss Paper 1 due to Covid. Health obviously comes first, but to be able to go through the experience of a full exam and achieve such grades can only stand him in good stead. πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 5 (Pei Chun Public School)

Encouraging boost ahead of EOY examinations. πŸ™‚

2022

Primary 6 (Palm View Primary School)

50 (Pri 5 EOY Paper 2) –> 62.5 (Pri 6 Prelim Paper 2). Hoping to push up to another grade this PSLE, with the help of minor improvements over all other components.

2022

Primary 6 (North Vista Primary School)

75.5 (Pri 5 MYE Paper 2) –> 82.5 (Pri 6 Prelim Paper 2) Striving towards AL1, let’s go!

2022

Secondary 2 (Catholic High School)

HCL in Sec level is challenging, let alone the fact that this student is of mixed-ethnicity. The heartening thing is he never try to find excuses/reasons – mentality plays a huge role in learning.

2022

Secondary 2 (Chung Cheng High School (Main))

77/100 for EOY HCL Paper 2. πŸ™‚ This student did not take HCL in Pri level but she still managed to do fairly well in Sec level HCL. Thus, for parents’ whose children are offered HCL in Sec level, the more important factors to consider includes their foundation in the language and their mentality/attitude towards it (whether they are willing to put in consistent effort and give it their best shot).

2021

Secondary 4 (Anglican High School)

This student joined for lessons since she was in Pri 6. I’m glad her consistent effort paid off! πŸ™‚

2021

Secondary 4 (Anglo Chinese School (Independent))

This student’s achilles’ heel used to be in Oral component. He was much more comfortable expressing himself in writing since there’s more time to structure his thoughts. Glad he didn’t rest on one’s laurels because of his strength in written papers and continued pushing himself to achieve this icing on cake.

2021

Secondary 4 (Anglo Chinese School (Independent))

Despite majority of his classmates opting for the “easier” option by dropping HCL at the end of Year 2 (although most of them weren’t faring too badly), this student did not follow the crowd and made the decision himself to see through the 4 years of HCL – even though he was “only” scoring around B3-B4 range. What a pleasure to see his decision and efforts pay off! πŸ™‚

2020

Secondary 4 (Nan Hua High School)

This student’s CL results were hovering around the A grades while in Upper Sec so it was a case of working on her “weaker components” – paper 1 and oral. ηš‡ε€©δΈθ΄Ÿζœ‰εΏƒδΊΊοΌ:)

2021

Secondary 4 (Geylang Methodist Secondary School)

The wait was finally over last week. Just as I encouraged all my students, view CL as a language. Even as you stop studying it as a subject in school, continue using it in your daily life and try to be effectively bilingual. πŸ˜‰

2021

Primary 6 (De La Salle School)

Sharing the 8th and final AL1 from last year’s Pri 6 batch. This student joined since she was in Pri 4. Time flies!

2021

Primary 6 (South View Primary School)

This student was handling CL on her own with the help of her parents but they decided to get some boost in this year in preparation for PSLE & in view of the new AL grading system.

2021

Primary 6 (Qifa Primary School)

This student joined for weekly classes after attending last year’s EOY school holiday workshop. Before PSLE, he kept thinking he’s “stuck” at AL2. Imagine the surprise and delight he felt!

2021

Primary 6 (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)

I can’t take credit for this student’s HCL result because he couldn’t make it for the Pri 6 HCL weekly class and joined another class which focuses on CL components only instead. That said, I’d like to think he benefited from the school holiday HCL workshops πŸ˜†

2021

Primary 6 (Rivervale Primary School)

This student joined for weekly classes since Pri 4 after her sibling attended my Pri 6 holiday workshops that year. Having time to work with her over these years certainly helped in achieving these results.

2021

Secondary 2 (NUS High School of Math and Science)

Parent first made enquiry in Oct 2020 and the child eventually joined in Term 2 (Mar 2021). Thankful for the trust and glad his efforts paid off.

2021

Primary 6 (Fernvale Primary School)

Sharing another AL1 result from this year’s Pri 6 batch. What a time to achieve her first Distinction for HCL. πŸ˜‰

2021

Primary 6 (Nan Hua Primary School)

Student joined when he was Pri 5 and was hovering around AL2 & AL3 (80-ish). Delighted that he managed to push on to AL1! Also improved from Pass to Merit for HCL.

2021

Primary 6 (Punggol Primary School)

Student who joined the Sat Pri 6 Hougang class at the start of this year. Glad to be able to help her fulfil her potential!

2021

Secondary 2 (Raffles Institution)

2 grades’ jump from Year 1 to Year 2 despite not having a strong foundation in the language. A heartening and encouraging progress. πŸ™‚

2021

Primary 6 (Nan Hua Primary School)

From SA1’s AL5 (73 marks) to Prelim’s AL2 (85 marks). A timely morale booster ahead of PSLE and Teachers’ Day gift! πŸ™‚

2021

Primary 6 (Hougang Primary School)

This student joined in Jun 2021. Glad to be able to help her attain AL1 for CL in the Prelims within a short period of time.

2021

Secondary 2 (Hwa Chong Institution)

Managed to hang on to A1 despite not faring that well for CA, given the new components introduced and tested this year. πŸ™‚

2021

Secondary 1 (Anderson Secondary School)

D7 –> B3 –> A2 –> A1. Progress takes time. Trust the process and your consistent effort will be rewarded. πŸ™‚

2020

Secondary 4 (Cedar Girls' Secondary School)

A1 for O’Level Chinese and Distinction for Chinese Oral exam. Well done! πŸ˜€

2017

Secondary 4 (Hwa Chong Institution)

Consistently achieving A1 after laying strong foundations during Year 1 and 2.

2020

Secondary 4 (Bukit Batok Secondary School)

Started coaching this student on a 1-to-1 basis since he entered Sec school. As I mention to all my students, if you learn Chinese as a language (and Mother Tongue) rather than just see it as a subject that you have to be tested on, the learning process will be a much more enjoyable and fruitful one. πŸ™‚

2017

Secondary 4 (Bukit Panjang Government High School)

Was in the midst of the website revamp and got reminded of this student (one of my first mixed ethnicity student who took HCL) while tidying past year student results. πŸ™‚

2021

Primary 6 (CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh))

Glad to see results showing despite this student only joining permanently this year. πŸ™‚ Sometimes, what your child is lacking may be the correct application of answering techniques.

2021

Primary 5 (North Vista Primary School)

A new student who began lesson last December. An encouraging start for a first attempt at HCL paper 2! πŸ™‚

2020

Secondary 4 (Anglican High School)

This student eventually achieved B4 for O Level Chinese at first attempt. He was satisfied with the grade, given how far he has come to achieve that, and decided against giving it a 2nd try at the end of year exam. I guess his decision was right, given how the additional time available allowed him to focus on preparation for the other subjects. πŸ™‚

2020

Secondary 1 (Hwa Chong Institution)

Glad to be able to continue and guide this student (my very first one since commencing lessons at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre) as he deals with the challenges of HCL in Sec level. πŸ™‚

2020

Primary 6 (Radin Mas Primary School)

Another student who attended trial classes during the Circuit Breaker and joined the class permanently even when classroom lessons resume in Phase 2. 3 to 4 months is a short period of time but with consistent effort and correct application of techniques taught, it’s definitely possible to see improvements, deal with bottleneck and make the breakthrough! πŸ˜‰ PSLE CL Grade A*

2020

Secondary 1 (Dunman High School)

One of the students from Chen Lao Shi’s 2019 PSLE batch. It’s always heartening to see students continue to put in effort in learning CL, even though some people have the mentality that CL is “not as important” in Sec level (as compared to Pri level, where it must be counted towards PSLE result). Like I always stress – learn Chinese as a language, not just another subject. πŸ˜‰

2020

Primary 6 (Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Primary))

The Circuit Breaker provided opportunities for students to try out lessons from Chen Lao Shi at the convenience of their home. This student was one of them (she continued lessons when classroom lessons resumed in Phase 2, even though she had to travel from the east to Bukit Timah). Helping more students like her make the breakthrough and fulfil their potential is exactly the reason why I branched out from 1-1 private tutoring to small group classes 2 years ago. πŸ˜‰ PSLE CL Grade A*

2020

Primary 6 (Nanyang Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A* (from Prelim’s 85.3%), HCL Grade Merit

2020

Primary 6 (Nanyang Primary School)

Improvement from WA1 Paper 2’s 71 marks to Prelim Paper 2’s 79.5 marks for CL.

2020

Primary 6 (Henry Park Primary School)

This boy was the 2nd student to join my 2019 Pri 5 class, a couple of weeks after this girl. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both of them managed to push on from high As to A* eventually. It’s always good to learn the relevant techniques and have more opportunities to apply and master them! πŸ™‚ PSLE CL Grade A*, HCL Grade Merit

2020

Primary 6 (Jurong Primary School)

Another case of “we did it”! I am especially appreciative of this student and her parent’s trust in me, as she was the first student to join the Pri 5 class which commenced back in Term 3 of 2019, even though she was the only student then (which grew to 3 classes totalling 18 pax by 2020 :wink:). Be it helping students struggling with the learning of the language to overcome their fear/lack of confidence or assisting students who are doing well to maximize their potential, it’s always heartening to see their efforts get rewarded. πŸ™‚ PSLE CL Grade A*

2020

Primary 6 (Jing Shan Primary School)

This student first attended Chen Lao Shi’s holiday workshop back in end of 2018 but did not manage to join in the weekly Pri 5 class due to clash of schedules. Gladfully, she managed to join in the Pri 6 class this year and it’s heartening to see her making the most out of the learning experiences and achieving such great improvements. πŸ™‚ PSLE CL Grade A*, HCL Grade Merit

2020

Primary 6 (Jing Shan Primary School)

1 of the 8 A*s from Chen Lao Shi’s 2020 Pri 6 batch :rahrah: Term 1 Review CL Paper 2: 77.5 marks; HCL Paper 2: 45 Prelim CL Paper 2: 85.5, HCL Paper 2: 53 PSLE CL Grade A*, HCL Grade Distinction

2020

Primary 6

88% achieving a minimum grade of A and 45% achieving A*! My heart is full! πŸ™‚

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

PSLE CL Grade A*, HCL Grade Merit

2019

Primary 6 (CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School)

PSLE CL Grade A*, HCL Grade Distinction

2019

Primary 6 (Queenstown Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A

2019

Primary 6 (St Margaret's Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A

2019

Primary 6 (Geylang Methodist School (Primary))

PSLE CL Grade A

2019

Primary 6 (Nanyang Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A

2019

Primary 6 (River Valley Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A, HCL Grade Merit

2019

Primary 6 (Westwood Primary School)

PSLE CL Grade A

2019

Primary 6 (Maris Stella High School (Primary))

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1 Paper 2’s 29.5 marks to PSLE’s Grade C.

2020

Secondary 2 (Raffles Institution)

Another achievement unlocked, albeit just. Let’s make achieving GPA 4.0 a ‘norm’. πŸ˜‰

2020

Primary 6 (Jing Shan Primary School)

Improvement from Term 1 Review Paper 2’s 77.5 marks to Prelim Paper 2’s 86 marks for CL.

2020

Primary 6 (Jing Shan Primary School)

Improvement from Term 1 Review Paper 2’s 77.5 marks to 85.5 for CL and 45 to 53 for HCL.

2020

Primary 6 (Yangzheng Primary School)

Started coaching this mixed ethnicity boy since midway in 2019. Improved from Pri 5 SA2’s 83 marks to Pri 6 Prelim’s 87 for CL. Missed A* by 4 marks but there’s still chance to make it in PSLE! πŸ™‚ Remarkable improvement in HCL too, from Pri 5 SA2’s 49 marks to Pri 6 Prelim’s 68.5 marks.

2020

Primary 6 (Jing Shan Primary School)

Proud of this non-ethnic Chinese girl’s attitude and effort towards the learning of Chinese Language. πŸ™‚ Pleased to be able to have the chance to coach and boost the confidence of willing non-ethnic Chinese students like her and the ones mentioned in this post and this post in recent years.

2019

Secondary 4 (St Andrew's Secondary School)

Improvement from Sec 1 CA1’s 36.8 (U grade) to N’Level’s B4.

2019

Primary 6 (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)

A student who made the breakthrough from high As to A* after a year of consistent hard work.

2020

Secondary 1 (Compassvale Secondary School)

Improvement from Test 1’s 21 marks to Test 2’s 35 marks.

2019

Primary 6 (Alexandra Primary School)

Improvement from P5 CL SA1’s Grade C (42.3 marks) to PSLE’s Grade C. What a time to achieve his first pass since Pri 5!

2019

Primary 5 (Jurong Primary School)

Having participating in Chen Lao Shi’s school holiday workshops previously, this child joined Chen Lao Shi’s weekly class after commencement of Pri 5 class in the west in July 2019. Improvement from P5 CL SA1 Overall score of 81 to P5 CL SA2’s Overall score of 88. To make the final jump (to A*) is no doubt challenging but her performances for Paper 2 Booklet B should spur her on.

2019

Secondary 1 (Raffles Institution)

Proud of this Korean student – just 5 more marks from GPA 4.0. Bring it on!

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

Improvement from Pri 5 CL SA1’s 86.5 to Pri 6 CL Prelim’s 92 and Pri 5 HCL SA1’s 69.5 to Pri 6 CL Prelim’s 74.

2019

Primary 6 (Xinmin Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1’s 52.3 to Pri 6 Prelim’s 67.

2019

Primary 6 (Maris Stella High School (Primary))

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1 Paper 2’s 29.5 marks to Pri 6 Prelim Paper 2’s 47 marks . Chen Lao Shi takes as much pride in helping students who find CL challenging overcome the odds, as he does in pushing students fulfill/maximize their potential and achieve A*s.

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1’s 86.5 marks to Pri 6’s Prelim’s 92 marks. A breakthrough in our quest for A*! Now, for the final ‘battle’!

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

Improvement from Pri 6 HCL SA1’s 65.5 to Pri 6 HCL Prelim’s 74.5. From barely achieving Merit to being 6 marks away from Distinction. Last give it one final push!

2019

Primary 6 (Guangyang Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1 Paper 2’s 58.5 to Pri 6 Prelim Paper 2’s 69.5. Showed marked improvement in comprehension section but still need more revision on syllabus text in preparation for Paper 2 Booklet A.

2019

Primary 6 (Xinmin Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1’s 52.3 to Pri 6 Prelim’s 67. Definitely not giving up on achieving an A!

2019

Primary 6 (Geylang Methodist School (Primary))

A student who joined Chen Lao Shi’s 2019 weekly PSLE preparation class after attending year end workshops in 2018. Improvement from SA1 Paper 2’s 62 marks to Prelim Paper 2’s 72 marks. Also managed to achieve A in CL for the first time!

2017

Secondary 4 (Maris Stella High School)

Yes, Chen Lao Shi coaches Sec school students too πŸ˜‰ (some other Sec school results shared in earlier posts). Sometimes, Sec school kids neglect/give up on/overlook CL as they have a negative mindset and/or think that they “do not require” CL result for L1R4/L1R5 calculation (esp. since most of them excel in other subjects). My message to them has always been: learn CL as a language, not a subject. Besides, wouldn’t a good CL grade set you apart from the rest who are doing as well as you do in other subjects? That’s what makes you cream of the crop.

2019

Primary 6 (Guangyang Primary School)

Improvement from CA1 Paper 2’s 59.5 marks to SA1 Paper 2’s 69.5 marks.

2018

Primary 6 (St. Gabriel's Primary School)

Started coaching this student in end Feb that year after squeezing him into an early Sunday time slot as schedule was packed. Like I often remind the kids, there’s no need to compare with others. You should always aim to be a “better version” of yourself. Was glad he made such improvements despite the challenges faced.

2019

Primary 6 (Xinmin Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1’s 52.3 to Pri 6 SA1’s 66.

2019

Primary 6 (Westwood Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 6’s CL CA1 Paper 2’s 74 marks to Pri 6’s SA1 Paper 2’s 81 marks.

2019

Primary 6 (River Valley Primary School)

Improvement from Pri 6’s CL CA1 Paper 2’s 60 marks to Pri 6’s SA1 Paper 2’s 80.5 marks.

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

Improvement from Pri 6’s CL CA1 Paper 2’s 67 marks to Pri 6’s SA1 Paper 2’s 80.5 marks.

2019

Secondary 4 (St Andrew's Secondary School)

Improvement from Sec 1 CA1’s 36.8 (U grade) to Sec 4 CA1’s 60 (B4). Improvement in this student’s grade is a joy to behold, esp. in N’Level year. More heartening though, is his continued perseverance despite the kind of negativity he may be surrounded with.

2019

Primary 6 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

Improvement from Pri 5’s HCL CA2 & SA2’s 40 marks to Pri 6’s CA1’s 45 marks.

2018

Secondary 4 (Xinmin Secondary School)

Improvement from Sec 3’s Overall mark of 54 (C6) to Sec 4 SA2’s 69 marks (B3). Eventually scored B3 in O’Level examination too.

2018

Secondary 2 (Anglican High School)

Improvement from SA1 CL’s 50 (C6) to SA2 CL’s 65.5 (B3). 3 grades’ improvement might have seemed far-fetched at start of the year but result certainly proved otherwise.

2018

Primary 6 (St Andrew's Junior School)

Improvement from P5 CL SA1 Grade D (45 marks) to PSLE’s Grade B.

2018

Primary 6 (Bukit Timah Primary School)

Improvement from P5 CL SA1 Overall score of 79.5 (Grade A) to PSLE’s A* and P5 CL SA1’s Overall score of (Pass) to PSLE’s (Merit).

2018

Primary 5 (Guangyang Primary School)

Improvement from CA1 CL’s 60.3 (Grade B) to SA2 CL’s 75.3 (Grade B). Besides the grade, it was encouraging to see student move up the percentile (from 39.1 to 60.9).

2018

Primary 4 (Yangzheng Primary School)

One of my 2 non-Chinese/mixed ethnicity students this year. Improvement from SA1 CL’s 82 (Band 2) to SA2 CL’s 89 (Band 1).

2018

Secondary 1 (Serangoon Garden Secondary School)

Improvement from SA1’s 44.6 marks (E8) to SA2’s 58 marks (C5). Even more remarkable considering that’s close to 30 marks improvement across all components.

2018

Primary 4 (Rivervale Primary School)

Improvement from P3 CL SA1’s 59 marks to P3 CL SA2’s 66.5 marks and now P4 CL SA2’s 74.5.

2018

Primary 4 (Maris Stella High School (Primary))

I guess from the Pri 3 SA2 LC result, one can probably tell that the child’s foundation in CL isn’t strong, despite his overall marks achieved. Thus, despite the seemingly insignificant increase shown in Pri 4 SA2 overall marks, it is the improvement in oral & compo (each by a level) as well as the big jump in LC that’s encouraging. After all, these 3 components account for 55% of the overall CL grading.

2018

Primary 5 (Anglo-Chinese School (Junior))

Improvements in compo, LC and oral but ended up with an overall improvement of 1 point due to Paper 2’s carelessness. May seem like ε‰εŠŸε°½εΌƒ but student can take heart from the improvements shown in various components and learn a valuable lesson of how being careless & lacking patience can undo a whole lot of good one has done.

2018

Secondary 1 (Raffles Institution)

Improvement from Mid Year Exam Paper 1’s 31/60 to End of Year Exam Paper 1’s 37/60.

2018

Secondary 1 (Raffles Institution)

Improvement from Mid Year Exam’s 39/80 to End of Year Exam’s 56.5/80.

2018

Primary 6 (St Stephen's School)

Improvement from P5 CL SA1 Paper 2’s 63/90 to P6 CL Prelim Paper 2’s 74/90.

2018

Primary 6 (St Stephen's School)

Improvement from P5 CL SA1’s 66 (Grade B) to P6 CL Prelim’s 76 (Grade A).

2018

Primary 6 (St Andrew's Junior School)

From P5 CL SA1’s δΈ‹ (0-24/50) to P6 CL SA1’s δΈ­δΈ‹ (25-32/50) to P6 CL Prelim’s δΈ­ (33-38/50).

2017

Primary 5 (St Andrew's Junior School)

From Pri 5 CL SA1’s 45 to Pri 5 CL SA2’s 55. It was a great morale booster for the student ahead of PSLE year.

2018

Primary 6 (Bukit Timah Primary School)

Improvement from P5 HCL SA1’s 34/60 to P6 HCL Prelim’s 41.5/60.

2018

Primary 6 (Bukit Timah Primary School)

Improvement from P5 CL SA1’s 72.5/90 to P6 CL Prelim’s 84/90.

2017

Primary 6 (St Andrew's Junior School)

Improvement from D to B in less than 6 months. Nothing is impossible!

2018

Primary 5 Student (Jurong Primary School)

Improvement from CA1 CL’s 60.3 (Grade B) to SA2 CL’s 75.3 (Grade B). Besides the grade, it was encouraging to see student move up the percentile (from 39.1 to 60.9).

2019

Primary 6 Student

Improvement from Pri 5 SA1 Paper 2’s 29.5 marks to Pri 6 Prelim Paper 2’s 47 marks . Chen Lao Shi takes as much pride in helping students who find CL challenging overcome the odds, as he does in pushing students fulfill/maximize their potential and achieve A*s.

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