From an E to an A. Joy is now pursuing her dream in

NTU's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

​​Watch Huzefa's video testimonial here:

Joshua Ng

Victoria Junior College

When I first came to Mr Wong's English Tuition in middle of Sec 3, my English grade was C5. Back then, my command of English was really poor. Furthermore, I didn’t know how to write argumentative essays as I didn't know any real world examples and was very bad at explaining my points.


Mr Wong immediately advised me on how to improve. For example, reading news articles that he gave out during class, and listening to the BBC world service when I commute has helped me to know more current affairs. 
My writing style also improved a lot under Mr Wong. Mr Wong teaches us to use critical thinking and takes us step by step through the thinking process. His methods of teaching English is very logical and has helped me improve a lot.


Mr Wong does not just care about academics, he is also very supportive. He is always concerned for the welfare of his students. Mr Wong also never stops pushing me to aim high. Knowing that I wanted to major in Computer Engineering, he always encourages me to aim high and work towards a PSC scholarship and study at MIT.


Mr Wong is a very inspiring teacher and motivates me to do well in my studies. Before I met him, I was a playful student and didn’t care about my studies. But he encouraged me to work hard, so I studied hard for my O Level and am now a student at Raffles Institution. Thanks Mr Wong!

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Mr Wong is a very dedicated teacher and mentor. Not only does he provide excellent study materials that were imperative in tackling both General Paper (GP) paper 1 and 2, he also takes a step further by providing his personal views and advice to help his students in planning their future education and career.


His GP Tuition incorporates the latest news articles, especially politics, from various credible resources both internationally and locally in his lessons which made lessons a lot more interesting and were very useful content for GP.


I especially liked the AQ pack and content notes of varying topics that Mr Wong provided which supplemented my existing school notes. Heavy content and facts were condensed into simplified notes and it really made GP easier for me to learn and understand! I also find the linguistic skills notes that Mr Wong equipped his students to be very effective in tackling questions in comprehension questions, as compared to the skills that my school taught me.


Under the tutelage of Mr Wong, I was able to jump from a 0th percentile in school to an A grade for GP at the A Level Exam. It is a privilege for me to be Mr Wong’s student and I am thankful for his guidance in helping me achieve such a colossal improvement. 

Nicholas leaped from 0th percentile in school to an A grade and is now studying Materials Engineering at NTU. 

Yu Heng came in struggling with GP, despite doing well for O Level.

Now he is in the 88th percentile (Top 12%) at Raffles Institution

Huzefa scored an A and is now in the Bachelor of Laws programme at NUS

Under Mr. Wong's Guidance, Darshan improved from a Subpass to an "A" for his GP. He also scored straight As and came in Top 10 in his cohort. 

He is now currently in SMU School of Law

Darshan Daryanani
Meridian Junior College

General FAQ about our English Tuition and General Paper tuition programme


The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre currently offers 'A' Level General Paper tuition, IP Year 3 and 4 English tuition and Upper Secondary English tuition. Find out more about each tuition track under Our Programmes tab.

Many students in Singapore struggle with mastering the Language subjects. The English language is arguably the most important subject in Singapore as it is the most common medium of communication. Furthermore, the daily use of Singapore Colloquial English (Singlish) is exacerbating the problem further. A strong foundation in the English language is vital to acing other subjects such as General Paper, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, etc. and ultimately getting placements in Ivy League Universities. At The Rationale Thinking, we specialise in coaching our students in the English Language and General Paper. Our specially curated curriculum aims to break down the complexity of mastering the English language and General Paper to give our students the confidence to attain their Distinctions.

We pride ourselves in not just enabling our students to score Distinctions for their 'O' Level English Examinations and 'A' Level General Paper. We also believe in moulding the next generation to become Global Thinkers. With our carefully curated inhouse notes, we train and impart our students with skills and knowledge that are not taught in school. Not forgetting to build up a good character to prepare them for their future careers in the world’s leading industries.

All of our tuition classes offered are group tuition. We believe in the cross-fertilisation of ideas while studying for your English Language and General Paper. Unlike Science and Mathematics, the English language and General Paper requires more than just rote learning of formulas. As a group, our students are exposed to varies ideas and opinions. This will ultimately aid them in their 'A' Level General Paper and 'O' Level English examination. Our class sizes are also well controlled to ensure that no student is left out and will leave each class every week with new knowledge.

Mr Edwin Wong coaches his students for both the English tuition and General Paper tuition programmes. He is a well sought-after English language specialist, revolutionary thinker and transformational Teacher. He has helped many students achieve Distinctions in their 'O' Level English Examinations and their 'A' Level General Paper. Many of his students have went on to secure placements in competitive academic courses in local universities or obtained Public Service Commission (Overseas Scholarship) with Ivy-League Universities.

Yuxin's transformation under Mr Wong's mentorship

- From a playful student to studying at Raffles Institution

Is it possible to jump from an E to an A within 3 months? Xin Hui did it!

Now, she is studying in SMU School of Law. 

Wei Yuxin

Currently in Raffles Institution,

Formerly from Temasek Secondary School

I joined Mr Wong’s General Paper (GP) tuition a week before beginning J1 as I had heard that GP was totally different from O Level English. Sure enough, I found GP a challenge despite having done well for the O Levels. Thankfully, Mr Wong was able to help me improve in the time between the start of J1 and the CTs, where I scored a B with an 88th percentile.

Essays given out during tuition make use of relevant real-world examples that are able to highlight the main point of the essays well. He also goes through current affairs in every lesson with us, keeping us informed of events that are relevant for use in GP. Mr Wong’s teaching style also caters to every student, as he personally looks through every essay outline and gives us feedback, making the resulting model essay relatable to every student.

Mr Wong's tuition provides a useful set of comprehension notes that are used effectively in short-answer questions and summary. In AQ, where I faced the most problems, Mr Wong provided effective AQ packs that contain news articles relevant to the AQ topic in the local context. The content in the AQ packs were especially useful, more so in the rarer and harder topics, and it was extremely useful for revision.

Mr Wong is also more than simply a tutor to his students. He gives special attention and help to every one of his students. Even after my first lesson there, Mr Wong asked me about my aspirations and gave me advice on how to achieve my goals. He also gives extra help and practices to students when they consult him.

With the help of Mr Wong, I was able to bridge the gap between O Level English and GP in JC1. I am grateful to him for not only helping me succeed academically but also helping me to improve myself.

​​Watch Yuxin's video testimonial here:

Nicholas Goh

Meridian Junior College

From an E to an A for GP, Joshua is now pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Yale-NUS College

​​Watch Joy's video testimonial here:

I first joined Mr Wong's GP tuition at the end of JC1. That was in 2016. Back then, I was barely scraping Es. I was clueless about how to structure my essays, and was weak at Short Answer Questions and especially the AQ component. My content knowledge was also very poor.

When I came to Mr Wong, I knew he could really help me. He assessed my strengths and weaknesses and advised me accordingly. He told me to focus on Human Rights and Democracy. As I attended his GP lessons, I also learnt the crucial linguistic skills for SAQ. I learnt to identify the questions accurately and use the appropriate linguistic skills. Mr Wong's tuition lessons also provided a lot of good and very relevant content in his lectures, both local and international examples, that I could use easily in my AQ and essays.

Mr Wong is also a dedicated teacher. When I submitted essays, he marked them and helped me to improve. Nearer the A level, he gave consultations where he gave lots of pointers. For example, I like the way he uses critical thinking to make the arguments logically sound and persuasive.

So, with Mr Wong’s help, my GP grade steadily improved to a B in prelims and I got an A at the A level. I’m very grateful to Mr Wong, he is really an excellent GP teacher.

Joy Ou

St Andrew's Junior College

I joined Mr Wong's General Paper (GP) Tuition Programme in March 2017, 9 months before my ‘A’ Level. I had scored an S for my recent GP exam and thus decided to try The Rationale Thinking Centre. My foundation in GP was also extremely weak at that time as I had taken KI in the first year and had very little knowledge of GP at JC 2. 


However, joining Mr Wong’s GP Tuition turned out to be an amazing choice as he was able to play to my strengths as a student and coached me to not only become good at the subject, but actually enjoy it. Mr Wong is an extremely committed and dependable tutor who goes the extra mile to give his students the extra edge. He used to give us weekly current affairs articles on the latest happenings as well as research papers on important topics, which helped me build up my content. His weekly vocabulary quizzes and model essays improved my language not only in terms of word choice, but also sentence structure. Lastly, his interesting take on using syntactic and semantics to tackle paper 2 also allowed me to logically answer questions and present them.


Through Mr Wong’s GP tuition classes, I ended up getting an A for my General Paper in the ‘A’ Level examinations. Now, I’m in the NUS Law Faculty under the Bachelor of Laws programme. If I could make such a big improvement, I am sure that, with Mr Wong’s help, you could do so as well.

Jovine Koh

Serangoon Junior College


Huzefa

Currently in NUS Law,​Formerly from Temasek Junior College

Mr Wong is a very dedicated teacher. He commits himself to his students and is determined to improve our grades, regardless of the amount of time it takes. His GP notes are tremendous, they are precise and full of content that we can use for our exams. Aside from that, he also provides us with model essays that implement the new vocabulary that he teaches us all the time. He also helps us with comprehension by teaching us linguistic skills and his AQ packs are very useful for attempting the AQ. With the aid of Mr Wong's GP Tuition and notes my GP grade jumped from an S grade to an A for my A Level. Mr Wong goes beyond the call of duty and I see him as not only my tutor but also my mentor.

I first enrolled in Mr Wong's GP Tuition in early 2016, when I was JC2. At that time, I was scoring a Subpass for my General Paper consistently for tests and exams. After joining Mr.  Wong’s GP Tuition, I was inundated with an enormous amount  current affairs and important news that are relevant to different topics covered in GP i.e. the Arts, Science and Technology and Human Rights. 


From a myopic standpoint, I was afraid that I couldn’t keep up with his pace. However, on the contrary, Mr. Wong helped me by providing me with personalised tips I could use to write my essays with better fluidity and impact. He also provides students with a structured approach on how to answer the questions in GP P2 (comprehension).


Due to Mr. Wong’s teaching methodology, quality and commitment towards teaching, I jumped from an S to an A for my GP in A Level Examinations. I am very grateful to have such a devoted teacher and I know that with the help of Mr. Wong, one can definitely achieve stellar results.

Poh Yu Heng

Raffles Institution

Wu Junyong, Kester
Nanyang JC 

General paper tuition

Raashidha achieved stellar results in her 'A' Level examination, scoring an "A" for her General Paper and all other subjects

When I first joined Mr Wong's GP Tuition during my JC2, I obtained an S grade for my GP. I was clueless about international politics, as I had little knowledge about events happening around the world. Mr Wong gave us up-to-date information and taught us how to incorporate the latest headlines as examples in our essays. He follows the news religiously and I remember once coming for lesson on Saturday, we received the latest Brexit news dated at Saturday 3am! That is the level of commitment and obsession that he has for work.

In Mr Wong's GP Tuition, you can expect to receive a weekly vocabulary test and I could sense a notable improvement in my command of the English language and this was pointed out by my teacher in school. Mr Wong never failed to make GP lessons fun and engaging by asking pointed questions and his satirical sense of humour makes his tuition lessons really enjoyable.

Even after I graduated from his class, Mr Wong still goes beyond the call of his duty to help me in improving my Personal Statement for application to Medical School. Despite his busy schedule, he still makes time to go through with his graduated students the potential questions that could be asked at medical school interviews. I am grateful to find a great Mentor and Teacher who is willing to impart his skills, knowledge and professional career advice for me. I would definitely recommend the Rationale Thinking Learning Centre as it has helped me towards achieving my ambition of becoming a full-fledged Doctor!

Khoo Xin Hui

Victoria Junior College

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Kester Leaped from a Subpass to an A for his 'A' Level

General Paper Examination  

While I was doing quite decently for General Paper (GP) in JC1, I got a horrible shock in J2 as my grade plummeted to an E during mid-years. As the course I was aiming for in university required at least a B, I knew I had to do something about it. It was less than 6 months to the A-level examinations when I joined Mr Wong’s GP tuition and initially, I was quite sceptical as to what a few months of tuition could do to help me. But right after the first lesson, I knew I had made the right choice, as not only was Mr Wong engaging, he was able to break down complicated current affairs into bite-sized pieces we could use easily as examples in our essays.

Although it was a group tuition, Mr Wong was attentive to the needs of each individual. For example, after knowing that I was keen on writing about the arts and media, he printed extra notes that were useful to me and made sure I paid special attention in class when he was going through those topics. His constant re-emphasis on important examples ensured I committed them to memory, and I was ultimately able to apply what I learnt from him in my A-levels.

During Mr Wong's GP lessons. his the organisations of his teachings were very useful for both essays and comprehensions as it provided clarity and a guideline for me even as I went through my exams.

My GP grade during the prelims jumped to a B and I eventually scored an A in the A level. Mr Wong’s GP tuition not only taught me how to be exam smart, but also increased my knowledge of the world by introducing me to issues and concerns I would not have otherwise taken an interest in. 

Prior to joining Mr Wong's GP Tuition, I found myself always getting a Subpass for my GP. In view that I got a C6 for my ‘O’ Level English, many teachers have warned me of the high possibility of dropping to a U grade as I possessed a weak foundation. I decided to join Mr Wong's General Paper tuition in May and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Mr. Wong's tuition lessons are always organised and well executed. He constantly prepares lesson notes and current affairs articles for us to utilize in our work and examinations, ensuring that his students are always updated with the latest information and knowledge.
His lessons are interesting as he encourages his students to speak up and voice their opinions and share their knowledge with the rest of the class. This proved to be extremely effective and within a short span of 6 months, I managed to improve tremendously from an “S” grade to an “A” grade for my ‘A’ level Examinations, Jumping a total of 6 grades! 

General Paper, IP & O Level English Tuition Singapore
IP/ O Level English & General Paper tuition

​​Watch Xin Hui's video testimonial here:

​​Watch Xin Hui's video testimonial here:

Jovine made the tremendous jump from Subpass to an A for her GP after being with Mr Wong for 6 months. Now she is studying Chemical Engineering in NUS

RaashidhaFarveen
Victoria Junior College

I joined Mr Wong’s General Paper (GP) tuition fairly late. It was around the end of July, just a short 3-4 months before A level. At that point in time I had just scored an E grade for my GP in the recent CT2 exam in school and was quite worried because my A levels was just round the corner. Luckily I joined Mr Wong’s tuition which helped me attain an A grade in the recent A level examination. 


Mr Wong’s tuition focuses on linguistic skills to tackle the various GP comprehension questions were extremely helpful. These skills are not taught in school and if mastered well you will definitely ace your paper 2. Armed with such skills, I was able to attempt them systematically using Mr Wong’s method which made answering them easier. Moreover, Mr Wong’s AQ pack is really useful. Not only did it help me when crafting my AQ responses it is also applicable for essay writings. To save time, he would underline the key points from the lengthy passages and for someone like me who had an extremely short runway, this was pretty much a lifesaver.


Furthermore, Mr Wong’s model GP essays and class materials to prep us for paper 1 were really helpful. They were all done in-house so there’s no way you’ll be able to get them outside. The essays and relevant extra articles are clear and concise with a plethora of vocabulary for me to pick up. And considering the fact that I joined the tuition class so late, I am really grateful for Mr Wong’s dedication in helping each and everyone of us to excel. Many of the key topics for Paper 1 were covered in class in the first half of the year and needless to say I missed it. Not only did Mr Wong prepare these notes and essays for me he also went through my school essays with me. I am really thankful for the extra help because I really needed it. 


Lastly, Mr Wong is more than a teacher and always goes beyond the call of duty. Despite his busy schedule, especially nearing the O and A Level examinations, Mr Wong still made time to go through questions with me for my interview. Even after completing my As, he is still my higher ed and career guidance mentor. 
I am just really glad that I stumbled upon this tuition centre that helped me turn things around in a short span of a few months from an E to an A. Unlike your usual tuition centres, it does not simply revolve around achieving distinctions but it also incorporates space for personal growth. 

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