English tuition centre Singapore
IP/ O Level English & General Paper tuition

There is a 19th-century saying by British educational writer William Edward Hickson: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again." I do believe in the adage that persevering on till we succeed! It is extremely rare for someone to succeed in something on their first attempt. Cooking is the best example. When we cook our first dish, there will definitely be flaws in it, be it in terms of presentation or taste. But after much practice, there will likely be some forms of improvements. However, there are certain things that require more perseverance to succeed in it. For instance, learning a new language. There is no way we can become fluent in a new language overnight. In fact, it may take months or even years for us to become proficient in it. 

Furthermore, as we strive to succeed, it is undeniable that there will be many failures along the way. But we must not let these failures keep us from succeeding. Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley call it “fail fast, learn quickly”. What that means is that when we fail, we should not drag the failure but instead find out what we have done wrong and learn quickly from our mistakes. When keep trying repeatedly, it does not mean that we simply repeat what we have done blindly. If one way does not work and we keep repeating the same way, then we will never be able to succeed. We need to see how we can improve on it and ensure that we don’t repeat the same mistake. One way we can identify our mistake is by being open to feedback from others. Sometimes it is easier for other people to identify our own blind spots and from there we can correct it.

However, persevering till success is not always true of all situations. I believe that there are times when we need to pause and reflect if we are really cut out for the thing we are pursuing. Sometimes, we may not be cut out for one thing but may be able to excel greatly in another. Using sports as an example, if a person tries to play table tennis and realises that he is not good at it. He can keep practicing to try master the skill. He might get better as he goes along, but perhaps there could be another sport that he is better at and will excel in.

It is believed that if we don't succeed, we should keep trying until we finally do. Do you believe in that? Why or why not?

General FAQ about our English Tuition and GP 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.

The 'O' Level English Oral Communcation notes illustrated above is an example of what students who enrol for our Upper Secondary English Tuition Programme receive.


Our English/ IP / GP Tuition Programme is designed to be easily digestible by students of any calibre.


To find out more about how we coach our English tuition and General Paper tuition programme students, you may contact us at 6909 0001 and sign up for a trial lesson.

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O Level English Tuition Sample Essay

The 'O' Level English Oral Communcation notes illustrated below is an example of what students who enrol for our Upper Secondary English Tuition Programme receive.


Our Upper Secondary English Tuition Programme is designed to be easily digestible by students of any calibre, read further to find out more.

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