HI, I AM MR IRWIN, A GP TUTOR DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS.
I MAKE LEARNING GP A FUN, EFFICIENT AND DYNAMIC EXPERIENCE FOR MY STUDENTS!
5 Reasons why you should take GP seriously
If you are an arts student taking Geography, Literature and History, it is obvious that doing well in GP will help you in your other H2 subjects as well. Nobody can proudly call themselves an art student when they cannot express themselves confidently and argue convincingly. Even if you are not an arts student, you write essays in Science too and you probably take Economics, a subject that is rather essay-driven.
GP gifts students the ability to think analytically and express themselves. This means that if you can excel in GP, you are not likely to be that someone who only knows how to memorise the textbook. In order to become successful in life, intangible skills like critical thinking and self-expression become important, especially when you come into contact with prospective scholarship providers and employers. You want to come across as a well-spoken, well-read and mature person.
Some people consider themselves artsy, others think they are more ‘science-y’. If there is one subject that can be enjoyed by anyone, it has to be GP. If you are a history buff, you can explore topics like geopolitics. If you are more of a Science whiz, you may find topics such as stem-cell research fascinating. So long as you are interested in a particular subject, GP allows you to explore it, the GP way of course, which brings us to the next point.
The GP way is an engagement of the mind. It compels students to appreciate different viewpoints, substantiate arguments and explore possibilities. This is why it is so different from your other subjects. You do not approach GP the way you would say, Chemistry. You learn to be constrained only by how far your mind can wander, which in our view is limitless. Isn’t it liberating to know that you don’t have to fear not remembering formulas, or at least be restricted to only using them? In a GP exam, you are encouraged to show off all that you have, not ‘only what is in the syllabus’.
Yes, we started out by saying that learning GP may be tough work, but it can be simple, if you have the correct approach. Firstly, you don’t have to memorise every issue of The Straits Times or the entire Wikipedia to score. Many of our students choose to focus on topics related to their other subjects, and this cuts down on the time they spend trying to memorise facts that are not meaningful to them.
Secondly, it is true that the GP learning curve is steeper, because sacrificing time to learn it does not necessarily produce results. You will need someone to show you the right way to engage with issues and come up with cogent arguments. But once you have mastered the skills, you are pretty much good to go.
GP is an oddball of a subject, but that’s the beauty of it as well.
Learn to appreciate the skills it can ultimately develop in you and to approach it with an open mind –
You will surely be rewarded handsomely if you do so.
Want to find out more?
SMS or whatsapp Mr Irwin at 98-333-156 and he will be more than happy to give you more information on:
– What a typical GP lesson is like
– GP materials that he creates
– Learning environment of the tuition centres
…and anything else!
GP Skills & Content We Cover:
- Improving students’ command of language (Grammar and Vocabulary)
- Paper 1 Essay Writing Skills for effective paragraph development
- Paper 2 Comprehension Skills including different question analysis and useful annotation of the reading passage
- Helping students develop a personal style in writing essays and AQ answers
- Honing students’ ability to craft complex arguments into clear, concise sentences
- Providing students with breadth and depth of knowledge that students can use for their essays