Ms Rui En Tong

Maths - Ms Rui En Tong

Ms Rui En Tong is a conscientious and responsible student tutor with experience in guiding students through difficulties in maths and the sciences, as well as school-related issues. She is highly dedicated to helping her students excel while also enjoying the process of becoming more confident in the subject.

She achieved the Good Progress Award, Edusave Award, EAGLES Award and Edusave Scholarship on multiple occasions at Henry Park Primary School (2010-2015). Also achieved the A* STAR Award (Upper Secondary) at Raffles Girls’ Secondary School (2016-2019) for students who express strong interest in the sciences and have achieved excellent academic results. Lastly, she achieved a perfect score for all subjects during the GCSE A Levels (H2 Biology, H2 Chemistry, H2 Mathematics, H2 Economics, H1 General Paper, H1 Project Work) at Raffles Institution (2020-2021).

Ms Tong is very active in sports too, having participated in various zonal and national inter-school competitions for Table Tennis (2010-2015) and currently for Squash (since 2016) where she represented the school in secondary school and junior college during the inter-school ‘B-division’ competitions, and now a member of the Safra Squash Club where she represented club in national squash league (NSL) under ladies division II. She also took part in various
competitions and clinched: 2nd place in SAFRA novice tournament, 1st place in SSRA Tech Mahindra tournament, 9th place in SSRA Marigold Squash tournament.

Her internships include volunteering at SPD @ Toa Payoh, a daycare centre for the elderly with disabilities, where she learned skills like taking blood pressure, feeding the elderly, conducting activities for them etc.

Observer-ship at IMCB (A* STAR): Interned at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology. Experienced the day-to-day job of a researcher in Singapore, and what a career in the sciences entail.

A research project at Science Centre Singapore: Conducted a 2-year project with mentors from the Science Centre, with the aim of optimising the efficiency of organic solar cells. Had the opportunity to operate top-grade equipment both from the Science Centre and research facilities at NUS, and learned many laboratory techniques. Participated in various national
science competitions, Youth Science Conference (YSC) and Singapore Science Engineering Fair (SSEF), and achieved excellent results. Gained valuable skills: operating Excel, PowerPoint, presentation experience etc.

Thank you for recruiting Mr Gnan who was my Mathematics teacher from Secondary 2 to Secondary 4. He has been a great help to my studies as my Math had improved significantly from an F9 to a B3. Being an intelligent teacher, with loads of great teaching skills particularly in Mathematics, Mr Gnan had taught me many short-cut techniques that had helped me greatly in tackling tougher questions that I could not solve previously. His patience in explaining the questions encourages me to not give up on my weakest subject, namely mathematics. In school, I was unable to understand the topic: Mensuration even when my math’s teacher explained to me repeatedly until she gave up on me for that particular topic. However, when I attended Mr Gnan’s class on Mensuration, I could understand the topic easily as his theorems are explained clearly to me. Mr Gnan is not only smart but he is also a very dedicated and passionate teacher. There was once when he ended work at 7.30pm and he was all packed up to go back home, but I just arrived at the tuition centre. When he saw me, he immediately put his bag down and prepared his lesson with me. From this, it shows how much passion he has in teaching, as he is willing to give up his personal time, as he desires his students to improve. Even on his rest days, he calls students back to render them extra help. This clearly proves that he is very focused on teaching and hardly spends any time for himself. No matter where he is or what time it is, he will always make sure to answer our enquires through Whatsapp before he goes to bed. Although Mr Gnan has a very good knowledge of Mathematics, he is constantly expanding his knowledge and strives to be a better teacher than he already is now. He is a role model to every student with his attitude of never giving up on learning and that every one of us will do well if we have the same attitude as him. I look up to him because I also want to become a passionate and dedicated teacher like him in the future so as to contribute to the society significantly. In my education path, Mr Gnan and you had made me improve tremendously and I am very thankful.

Yeo Ya Hui

I was Mr Gnan’s student until the end of my O level examinations. He was one of those teachers that I had hoped for. As soon as I signed up for additional math classes under Mr Gnan, I was relieved that his teaching methods were easy to take in and comprehend. With years of experience and a skill set like Mr Gnan’s, it was not difficult for him to enlighten me on certain topics. In fact, the skills that I had learned from Mr Gnan in just those few months had helped me more than what I had learned in both school and tuition. Mr Gnan also taught the physics class that I subsequently joined. His prowess and knowledge of both math and physics truly allowed me to understand things in a different light; I didn’t just memorise formulae or definitions, I understood how they were formulated originally. This allowed me to recall and successfully apply these skills for higher order thinking questions in my examinations. Mr Gnan is a dedicated man, spending all his working days with his full attention on his students, paying sufficient attention to each and every student. If I ever needed his help, it would be given to me immediately. In one incident, when I brought up my worries of a certain topic to Mr Gnan via Whatsapp, he would suggest a time slot lasting from one to two hours long for me to go down to get rid of my doubts. This certainly helped to enhance my confidence greatly in the topics that I were weak in previously. My grades improved tremendously and I will be forever grateful to Mr Gnan.

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