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

Melissa Guat

Tanjong Katong Secondary School

General FAQ about our IP English Tuition and GP tuition programme

The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre currently offers 'A' Level General Paper tuition and IP Year 3 and 4 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 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 IP 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 IP 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 IP 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.

I first joined Mr Wong’s English tuition when I was in Secondary 1, back in 2015, and my improvement in English has been evident ever since. 

Due to his progressive teaching methodologies and not to mention, his engaging tuition classes, I could always gain an edge over most of my classmates in terms of the command of the language. This “edge” that I have gained has proven to be effective when I came in 2nd in the whole school. 

Mr Wong is extremely patient in his teaching and he never fails to adopt an inclusive culture as he frequently asks for our opinions on ways to better cater to our needs. 

Besides his aptitude for teaching, an added bonus is the notes he painstakingly prepares for us every week - which include Linguistics for comprehension, essay writing and Oral. With due credit to his efficacious teaching, I attained an A1 for my English O Level paper. I truly believe that if a student comes to Mr Wong as early as in Sec. 1, like myself, he/she stands a good chance to excel in his/her English! Now, I am in Victoria Junior College and have been awarded the MOE Humanities Scholarship. 

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Mr Wong is not your ordinary tutor. He has gone beyond his duties as a tutor to ensure that his students not only excel in their studies, but also in their future education and career. He meets up with students outside tuition hours to catch up with them and find out if he can help his students in any other areas. Mr Wong really puts in the effort to understand his students and their capabilities, so that every student can excel. For me, I was no exception. Mr Wong has met me a couple of times to ensure that I was doing well at home and at school. Even after my O level, he still set aside time despite his packed schedule to discuss with me about my next step, what courses should I take in Polytechnic. As I was interested in the Architecture course, Mr Wong went all the way to link me up with one of his friends, who is an architect in a well-established architecture firm, for internship and I am very appreciative for the support he has given me. I have never regretted joining The Rationale Thinking and I believe many more students can benefit too.   

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 I first joined Mr Wong's English Tuition in late March 2015, the same year in which I was taking my ‘O’ level, I was struggling with the monthly Secondary School English common tests, frequently obtaining only a C5 or a C6 grade. The first day I stepped into his tuition class was like an enlightenment as he helped me understand what I had been doing wrong the entire time, His meticulous focus on global issues, critical thinking and current affairs, topics that neither my teachers nor previous tutors ever taught, was the key to me excelling whilst writing Argumentative or Discursive essays.

Mr Wong's English tuition places emphasis on attention grabbing vocabulary and adjectives assisted me during my final examinations where I tackled a descriptive essay, a risky decision on my part but when I received my results I knew it was worth it. The skills and knowledge he provided me with were not only useful for English, but also gave me an advantage for subjects like History, Social studies and Geography.

Mr Wong has helped me tremendously and I improved from a C5 to an A1 in the short span of 7 months. If it were not for him, I doubt I would have ever come close.

​​Watch Melissa's video testimonial here:

Winston Ong
St. Hilda's Secondary School

Secondary 3/ 4 English tuition

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Ryan Wielson Lim

Temasek Junior College,

Formerly from Bedok Green Secondary

The short journey I had with Mr Wong of 3 months was a really phenomenal one. He is an inspiring teacher who imparts his knowledge to us as students, and personally, lit a fire in me. In Mr Wong’s English tuition class, he provides a comprehensive coverage of real-life events and his emphasis on vocabulary has enabled me to drastically improve my linguistic skills.

Mr Wong's tuition classes are never mundane as he encourages students to enunciate our views and questions. His notes are all prepared scrupulously by himself and never fails to include occasional tests to engrain our newfound knowledge of vocabulary, enabling us to utilise it in the examination hall. 

Mr Wong's concept of moulding his students into global thinkers, with unique insights of global happenings has allowed me to grasp an A1 in my 'O' Level Examinations after getting a C5 in my SA1. I cherish the humbling opportunity I had to work with one of the most passionate and caring teachers, and I cannot be more thankful to have come under his tutelage.

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When I joined Mr Wong's English tuition I was receiving an E8 for my SA1 English. I was very worried and not doing well for English would affect my chances of going to a JC.

Prior to attending Mr Wong's English tuition, my grammar and writing skills were very weak and I could only write argumentative or expository essays. Sometimes I was able to do well while other times I failed. Mr Wong reviewed my papers and immediately came up with a strategy to do well for the final exam and that was to focus on writing Hybrid essays, which is a combination of “Descriptive” and “Reflective” components. I had never done Hybrid essays before and didn't take English Literature at Sec 4. Initially I wasn't sure if I was able to write descriptive essays but he convinced me to try it out and with his model essays and in-house notes on the skills I attempted Hybrid essay during my O Level and got an A2 grade!

Mr Wong's English tuition curriculum provides his students with a lot of notes on comprehension linguistic skills. These notes definitely helped me to understand more on how to identify the type of comprehension questions and allowed me to be able to answer the question correctly.

Most of us know that when our foundation is weak, it actually takes a long time and effort to correct the problems but I must say that Mr Wong is very effective in correcting the problems and his teaching style is very dynamic. Within 5 months, I actually jumped from E8 to A2!!!

​​Watch Yuxin's video testimonial here:

Kaelyn Lim

Geylang Methodist 

Secondary School 

Melissa joined TRT since Sec. 1 and is now a Humanities Scholar at VJC

Joshua Teo
Bedok Green Secondary School

Thaddaeus Kwok
Bedok South Secondary School

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!

Winston improved from a C5 to an A1 within 3 months

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Not Just a tutor, but an Advisor and Mentor

Yuxin's transformation under Mr Wong's mentorship

- From a playful student to studying at Raffles Institution

In a short span of 7 months, Joshua Jumped from a C5 to an A1 for his English 'O' Level Examinations and also came in Top 20 in his cohort

Within 5 months, Kaelyn jumped from a B4 to an A1 and came in top of her

cohort. Now, she is pursuing a Diploma in Psychology at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Ryan took advice from Mr Wong and attained an A in his 'O' Level

​​Watch Kaelyn's video testimonial here:

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I joined Mr Wong's English tuition in June 2017 after getting a B4 grade for my mid-year exam. I can still vividly remember how pleasantly surprised I was when I attended the first lesson. Unlike other English tuition classes I previously attended, there is a distinct difference between him and other tutors.

He made sure that all of us understood what he taught and when we are still not sure, will patiently answer any of our queries. He makes sure that we are aware of the relevant news articles we can use to build the content of our essays and equips us with A1 quality essays written personally by him.

As for oral, we practise reading aloud a short portion of a passage, this helps us to build our confidence and gradually improve our pronunciation, not forgetting the spoken interaction segment! Additionally, he often shares his personal experiences in different industries that are relevant to deepen our understanding of various topics.

Apart from the knowledge he imparts in his tuition class, he goes out of his way to advise me where I should go after I received my O levels, even though I was no longer attending tuition classes with him. Mr Wong is by far the best tutor I know as he is a very caring, inspiring, diligent and meticulous teacher who only has his students best interest at heart and I feel privileged to be taught by him.

Wei Yuxin

Raffles Institution,

Formerly from Temasek Secondary School

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