OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Ensuring clarity in our delivery of the lessons is one of the priorities. In a small group or one-to-one tuition setting, our students would be able to get full attention from our teachers and they will also have the opportunity to clear any lingering doubts that they may have.
Lessons are normally conducted in two segments. Firstly, our teachers would go through the concepts in a topic and provide real-life examples or analogies to illustrate the idea fully. This ensures that our students are able to relate to and apply the learnt concepts in future questions when the given scenario differs.
The second segment will focus on exposing the students to different variations of questions that may potentially come out for the topic. All questions would be aligned to the examination requirement.
Learning takes place best in an active and not passive environment. We aim to create a positive learning environment by building a strong rapport with our students. In a safe environment, students would feel more at ease to raise questions and doubts, without the fear of being judged. Students would also gain more from the interactions and improves on their cognitive learning.
Igniting the interest of the students in a subject is extremely important. A student who is interested will be self-motivated and driven. This can be achieved by allowing them to taste small successes during the lessons. The incremental successes will lead to a greater sense of satisfaction when they are able to solve accounting problems independently.
ABOUT OUR TEACHERS
Principal POA Tutor - Mr Wynn Khoo
Mr Wynn Khoo graduated from the Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Business School (Accountancy) with a 2nd Class Upper Honours Bachelor Degree.
He subsequently joined the MOE with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the National Institute of Education (NIE).
Mr Khoo is a former MOE teacher and Yearhead who has been teaching POA tuition for more than 10 years. He was also the recipient of the outstanding contribution award during his time in MOE. His experience in MOE and tutoring over the years has equipped him with the necessary knowledge, skills and resources to help students ace their GCE 'N' and 'O' Levels. Many of his students' grades improved tremendously with his clear explanation. It was a feat considering the background of many of his students.
He uses his specially designed curriculum with notes, flowcharts, challenging practice questions for his lessons. His resources and contacts also allows him to gather the latest examination papers to ensure that his students has the advantage of getting additional exposure and practice with the most up-to-date questions.
He will often extend his timing or stay back to help the weaker students to catch up w/o additional charges to ensure that all of them get the deserved attention.
In 2015, Mr Khoo published the first new syllabus POA assessment book in the market with Fairfield Book Publisher to help students who need extra practices for the subject. In 2016, he published an improved version of the POA topical assessment book (with notes and full-worked solutions). The book has been adopted by various schools in Singapore to supplement the teaching in school. In 2021, he launched the latest version of the POA assessment book which is in-line with the 2021-2025 POA syllabus. It is now available in Popular Bookstores.
Mr Wynn Khoo was also featured in The Straits Times, The New Paper (Smart Learning) and My paper. He was also invited to speak and share his expertise at the Suntec Convention Centre for the Popular Bookfest.
"If you are willing to work hard for your grades, there is nothing that is unachievable. You just need to find the right help and have the correct attitude to ace the subject. I am sure you will be able to succeed in POA!"
Sec 3/4/5 POA Specialist - Ms Amber Wan
Graduated with Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, Ms Amber believes in helping the students build a strong foundation before layering new knowledge upon the foundation.
With the experience of teaching NA and Express students in various secondary schools, Ms Amber has in-depth knowledge of the curricular as well as the popular questions that may be tested during examination. Her expertise with both the new syllabus (7086 and 7087) and old syllabus (7175 and 7088) has helped her generate multiple effective answering tactics that could solve mind-boggling accounting questions.
Being a savior of POA, real-life example is one of the most important teaching elements. Ms Amber would furnish her students with well-designed material and real-life examples from her experience as an ex-auditor and a business owner. Her ability to break complex concepts into bite-sized information could also optimize student's understanding in a short period of time.
"As a facilitator, my job is to guide the students to assimilate the requisite information, concepts and skills in a safe and conducive learning environment. The most important element that I believe is crucial for doing well for POA is for the students to be able to make sense of what they have learnt."
Her teaching philosophy has helped hundreds of students in mastering the subject. Now it's your turn to boost your POA results and achieve your academic goals.
Sec 3/4/5 POA Specialist - Mr Anthony Quek
Mr Anthony attained the NIE Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) as a former MOE teacher, and has 15 years of teaching experience in various schools. Through the years of teaching, he has ample exposure and in-depth knowledge in Principles of Accounts (POA) to help his students ace the subject for their GCE N/O Level exams. He is well-versed with the latest MOE syllabus, POA exam requirements and also has a good insight into the common mistakes made by students for the subject.
Mr Anthony is able to engage his students to participate actively in class and he is able to build great rapport with them. He is motivational and he always believes in his students' abilities. He lives by his motto - "Everyone has potential. You just have to discover it." This fuel his passion to teach and inspire learners to overcome their difficulties in learning principles of accounts.
He will always help students by breaking down complex POA concepts, giving detailed clarifications, examples and even make use of creative ways to allow students to better understand the content. Simplifying the concepts creatively is a big step forward to reducing students' dislike for the subject. Mr Anthony would assign specially selected practices to enhance students' memory of the concepts learnt and to improve their ability to apply it in different scenarios. He helps to develop independent problem-solving skills within his students and he would always be there to give appropriate support when they are facing difficulties.
Under his guidance, 90% of his tutees managed to improve at least 2-3 grades with many scoring distinctions in their end-of-year or national examinations. This stellar record defines his ability to uplift students' performance with his effective and motivational teaching strategies.
Sec 3/4 POA Specialist - Ms Raine Lee
Ms Raine Lee graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and holds a Master of Education from the National Institute of Education (NIE). She has previously helmed the Principles of Accounts (POA) department as a Head of Department (HOD) in a local MOE Secondary School.
As a Certified Youth Coach and an Innowits champion in brain-based learning at MOE, Ms Raine Lee firmly believes that with the right management of energy, every child is capable of igniting the spark within. Many students have great confidence and morale boost under her care.
To Ms Raine Lee, POA is about acquiring the skills of a business language. It is similar to learning a foreign language which starts with its basic groundwork. Hence, laying a strong foundation in POA is essential. In her lessons, real-life examples are used to deepen further understanding of the foundational concepts. This will be followed by the guided application of skills to examination questions. Eventually, students will be able to independently and confidently apply the acquired skills to answer challenging POA questions.
With 20 years of teaching experience (and counting), Ms Raine Lee’s expertise in the subject has effectively helped numerous students achieve their academic goals. Near 90% of her students have scored above the national average for the subject. Her dedicated guidance will help to unleash the maximum potential within her students.