IB TUITION2018-10-02T17:05:01+00:00

SUCCESS IS A STANDARD THAT LOWERS ITSELF TO NO ONE. YOU RAISE YOURSELF TO ITS LEVEL.

– Quintessential

QE is a leading provider of tutorial and enrichment programmes for secondary and pre-tertiary students. Our highly rated E3 pedagogy is intelligently designed for small-group and 1-1 classes, alongside IA and EE guidance. All of our graduating students scored 6’s and 7’s in their IB exams. Today, we work with the brightest educators; each QE tutor is an IB specialist- a school teacher, IB Examiner, or IB graduate with vast experience teaching at top schools. More than just a source of tutorial services, QE encompasses a highly regarded brand of education designed to promote academic success and character development.

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PROBLEMS IB STUDENTS FACE

a level tuition

EXAM QUESTIONS DIFFER FROM
WHAT IS TAUGHT IN CLASS

IB sets all exams on a few key question types. Because schools prioritise teaching content over exam practises, IA, and EE, lessons are content heavy but lack question exposure and coursework help. Consequently, students are unfamiliar with exam questions.

HEAVY COMMITMENT
TO COURSEWORK

Students spend over 150 hours on IA, EE, TOK, leaving them with little time for exam preparation. Many use the holidays to complete coursework when they should instead study ahead for the new term.

a level tuition

INABILITY TO PINPOINT WHAT
TO PRIORITISE FOR EXAMS

Each IB subject covers more topics than the A levels, prioritising breadth over depth, making it hard for students to prioritise exam preparations.

EXCEL WITH OUR HIGHLY RATED ‘E3’ IB METHODOLOGY

EXPOSE

Sufficient question exposure breeds familiarity. Unlike conventional classes that start with content, our perfected syllabus begins with past question analysis to systematically address exam priorities, key questions and teach content simultaneously, making it a highly advanced and productive curriculum. Intelligently planned, each class provides insider knowledge on how to best approach a topic.

ELABORATE

After we pinpoint various iterations of questions that the IB tests for, students have a clear idea of what to look out for in the next portion. We move on to content mastery and explain theories while solving questions simultaneously. Our pedagogical experience and proven framework ensures students are focused on key parts of the syllabus instead of trying to learn blindly.

EXECUTE

Practice, practice, practice. Simplify your learning experience with our winning strategies, timed trials, and PROVEN DRILLS. Our IB resource bank is systematically designed to deconstruct all question types, consider the needs, and learning style of each student. Reinforcement will now help them to better tackle exam questions, making a very targetted and exam oriented session.

IA/EE/TOK TUITION

IA/EE GUIDANCE

    • Research topic analysis
    • Methodology preparation
    • Essay structure guide
    • Content generation
    • Critical review
    • Editing

TOK GUIDANCE

    • Presentation guide
    • Topic review
    • Essay structure preparation
    • Methodology analysis,
    • Content generation,
    • Review and edits

IA/EE GUIDANCE

  • Research topic analysis
  • Methodology preparation
  • Essay structure guide
  • Content generation
  • Critical review
  • Editing

TOK GUIDANCE

  • presentation guide
  • topic review
  • essay structure preparation
  • methodology analysis
  • content generation
  • review and edits

Mr Lim is an engaging and fun tutor who taught me exam skills and techniques, supplementing and reinforcing the knowledge I learnt in school. Under Mr Lim’s guidance and effective teaching methods, I learnt a great deal on application skills and evaluation even though I joined very last minute before the examinations.

Hermi Do, ACS (Int'l), Physics (SL) - 7

The classes were very helpful as they were explained in a very simple and clear manner with huge amount of resources for reviews and drills. These added help gave me good preparation for my exams and made it very easy for me to approach the final IB papers. Thank you!

James An, ACS (I), Mathematics (HL) - 7

Thank you for making even the most boring subjects like English and Economics fun. Will always remember the commitment and extra effort all my tutors put in to help me prepare for exams! The practice sessions and reviews really made a big difference in my revision and I really enjoyed my lessons at QE!

Denny Park, UWC (Dover) | Columbia University

Thanks for the awesome guidance for my mathematics class Mr Heng. I learnt so much from you and the classes were very fun and interesting. They made a very dry subject fun and interesting. I feel that I have improved greatly over the past year and I would like to thank you really for your help.

Kwon Jung Min, UWC (Dover), Mathematics (HL) - 7, Physics (HL) - 7

I’m very grateful for the guidance by Mr Lim and Mr Gopalan. They have helped me greatly with getting more practices and this has really given me much familiarity and exposure to the IB questions. The practices made it very easy for me to handle related questions. Thank you Sirs.

Hong Jiye, UWC (East), Economics (HL) - 7, Chemistry (HL) - 7

Mr Lim often teaches us contexts from both local and international sources to aid us in drawing connections between textbook theories and that of real world. He is also an extremely knowledgable and dedicated tutor to us and I’ve Mr Lim’s thoughtful and patient guidance to thank for my improvement. Thank you so much!

Dorothy Tan, ACS (I), Business (SL) - 7, Chemistry (HL) - 7

Thanks for the help Sir, the classes were extremely helpful to my understanding and it allowed me to comprehend the mathematics syllabus very clearly. I found the resources and practices critical in my exam preparations and the classes were insightful and filled with interesting examples and analogies.

Kevin Leong, ACS (I), Economics (HL) - 7

Thanks so much for helping me improve my Economics at my own pace of lesson. The exam practices and notes, among others, really helped me for the exams and I have improved tremendously over the last year thanks to your guidance!

Elizabeth Liew, ACS (I) | University of Edinburgh (Medicine)
  • COURSE FEES

Jayden is a former NTU President scholar with solid experience teaching IB Maths and Physics. Having taught at Raffles Junior College, Jayden uses teaching methodology and curriculum that has worked consistently at the highest level.

His classes are built on conceptual visualisation to help students understand topics, retain knowledge, and sharpen intuition in Maths and Physics to handle non-routine problems. He strikes good rapport with students and uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative pedagogical approach to prepare them for all iterations of key questions. To date, student feedback are sterling and student scores average highly too (6s and 7s).

Jayden Lee, NTU (B. ES)

Malcolm graduated from NUS with a Bachelor in Engineering Science with top honours and was on the Dean’s list for outstanding achievements. He taught at 2 local schools (covering Physics and Mathematics) adopts a nurturing approach to teaching; one will never find him giving out final answers in class without first providing ample explanation and reasoning as to how he derived the solution. By breaking the process down for his students, he believes that not only would it help with their understanding of both Math or Physics formulae, but also it facilitates their ability to apply the relevant concepts to other questions.

Malcolm Ong, NUS (B. ES)

Willy’s was educated at Raffles Institution and NTU where he graduated with top honours. Having started from peer tutoring in school, he understands the difficulties that students encounter, and sees the importance of simplifying complex mathematical theories into easily understood concepts. Rather than mindless drilling, he focuses lessons on cultivating techniques to help students build understanding, and provide them with tools to tackle increasingly demanding and creative Physics examination questions. He believes that each student’s results are dependant not only on their resilience when faced with difficulties, but also on having a good tutor who can provide good explanations and help clear any doubts that the student may have.

Willy Heng, NTU (B. BA)

Mike is an established chemistry super tutor for over 15 years in IB and A levels syllabus. He has taught at various top Junior Colleges and IB schools and possesses a plethora of knowledge and experience. He’s passionate about inspiring students to pursue science further and is a firm believer of the importance of science in improving the world.  Student reviews consistently place him as one of the best in school, and I am sure to reflect that in my tutoring as well. Most students will find me very approachable, friendly, and happy to share. They see me more as a mentor than their typical teacher. I firmly believe in establishing core concepts effectively and enjoyably. Student rapport and trust is very important to me, and I trust that all my students find my class an enjoyable time.

S. Michael, NUS (B. Sc)

Sean is an established tutor who has taught over 600 students to date. He was schooled in Hwa Chong Institution and Raffles Junior College before completing his bachelors degree with top honours at SMU. Students and parents alike find him an approachable and personable tutor, and his classes focus on application skills and evaluation of various content. He believe that students do not need lengthy textbooks or lecture notes, much less cramming. By simplifying concepts, he often challenge students to “Explain an economic concept to a 12-year old” or “Explain a difficult economic concept in 100 words”. My teaching style focuses on building core understanding and foundation.

Sean Lim, SMU (B.Sc, B.Bm)

Wei did her undergraduate studies at NUS, reading Mathematics under a scholarship programme. A lifelong learner and educator, she pursued an education track and did a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) at NIE and was a recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award 2015. Students know her for her fun-loving Mathematics lessons and clarity in explanations.

Drills and practice are only effective when students have a complete understanding of the concept. She believes in emphasising links between different mathematical concepts; regularly dividing drill packages into different difficulty levels, progressively introducing concepts based on prior knowledge. Differentiated practices will raise students’ confidence in their learning capacity and make sense of Mathematics. Apart from teaching, I also design various assessments to monitor my students’ progress.

Ms Wei, NUS Math (B. Sc)

Zee studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at University of Oxford. With a strong passion for teaching, she became a full-time educator specialising in curriculum planning. In her classes, she helps students pin down not only the basics of question-type recognition and writing structure, but also the essential higher-level skills of understanding nuance, signposting arguments and more. This is done through a constant cycle of the four key components , with content knowledge imparted alongside.

Zee Ho, University og Oxford PPE (B. A)

Sarah graduated from ACS (Independent), and was in the pioneer batch of the MGS Integrated Programme. Having invaluable first hand experience, she is highly attuned to the needs of students, as well as the exact measures they have to take to achieve excellence in the IBDP. She is incredibly familiar with exam formats and IA marking criteria, allowing her provide students with not only content knowledge, but practical knowledge and crucial tips in approaching both forms of assessment. Furthermore, as an empathetic teacher and skilled communicator, she is able to impart this knowledge she has gleaned from her time in ACS(I) effectively to her students. In her personal life, Sarah enjoys serving the community, previously as a committee member of ACSI’s community service club, and currently through working and volunteering at the Rainbow Centre. For fun, Sarah goes rock climbing with friends, reads all sorts of books and plays with her two cats, Buffy and Xander.

Sarah Lu, Law (B. A)

Dawn W. graduated from Raffles Junior College and studied English Literature at the National University of Singapore attaining top honors on an scholarship. She worked on curriculum development in IB Language Arts and has a strong record teaching students from ACSI and SJI.

Beyond academics, Dawn has a passion for writing and dancing. Dawn participates actively in several dance performances and overseas competitions. She is versed in a range of Genres , from Ballet, to Latin and even ballroom.

Dawn W., NUS Sociology (B. A)

ZC teaches Biology and Chemistry at QE. He graduated from Raffles Institution with a perfect score in his A Levels, and consistently ranked amongst the top in his cohort for various subjects. He will be studying Law at Cambridge, Downing College. A dynamic individual, he enjoys a range of activities, from tennis to debate to gaming. Much of his free time is spent reading and learning in the company of good books.

ZC believes that practice makes perfect. He prepares extensively for each class, often using a range of key exam questions and intricately designed curriculum to help students gain maximum exposure to exam content. The high standards of his class leave no stone unturned and work on building strong conceptual understanding to aid application skills and techniques, helping many students improve in a short period of time.

Zheng C.

Colin graduated from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) with outstanding academic results, achieving a perfect score of 45 for the IB Diploma Programme. His diligent work ethic and ardent passion for the sciences has earned him a place to read Medicine at King’s College, University of Cambridge.

Colin channels his keen interest in the sciences into every Chemistry and Biology lesson he teaches. His passion is infectious – his students are always encouraged to participate actively in his classes, and to engage in interesting discussions about what they study. Colin advocates for the thorough understanding of concepts, as opposed to simply memorizing formulae or facts. By inculcating such foundational skills, his students are better able to derive answers from conceptual understanding.

Collin Lee

Our IB Economics programme is designed to help students excel in the subject through developing analytic and evaluative minds, and the ability to present these economic ideas convincingly through essay writing skills.

QE’s classes focus on ensuring that students have an accurate understanding of core economic concepts. Thereafter, our tutors deconstruct each question type systematically and help students to examine and contextualise key economic content in a clear and concise manner. Each class adopts a focused approach to understanding question trends and patterns, with rigorous review of essay writing skills and critical thinking abilities designed for all students.

Our targeted focus on a range of topics encompassing real-world examples ranging from EU monetary policies to Japan’s negative interest rates, and pressing economic issues across the world. This helps to develop strong application skills to prepare for out-of-context questions and analysis.

Our economics curriculum is critically designed and committed to helping students achieve the best possible grade in economics.

Our IB Mathematics programme is designed to build firm foundational understanding of the content for each topic, following which we will focus on problem solving techniques and sharpen each student’s familiarity with the syllabus through practices. We believe that memorising notes are an inefficient approach and we help weaker students to build a strong foundation, and the stronger ones to score well in exams.

We work to enhance understanding and use real-life examples in our teaching. By simplifying core concepts, we hope to not only aid students’ understanding but also application of formulae and methodology. With proper guidance and understanding of techniques, practice would be doubly effective. Our  classes have developed simple yet effective problem solving techniques to help students through the process of answering questions.

Classes are also supplemented with advanced materials, intricately designed to help students gain exposure to a widest range of questions.

Our IB Chemistry programme is designed to enable students to achieve excellent academic performance in the subject. To excel in IB chemistry, students are required to attain a comprehensive understanding of the core concepts within the syllabus, and be proficient in the application of these concepts when attempting exam questions.

The primary focus of our chemistry tutors is to ensure that students thoroughly understand the syllabus content. We believe that memorising notes is an inefficient approach to chemistry because students often face problems retaining the knowledge in the long run, and get stuck once questions get complicated. Instead, through comprehending the WHY and the HOW for each chemistry concept, our students find themselves having to memorise less yet knowing more.

After ensuring that students have a solid grounding in content knowledge, our tutors turn their focus onto techniques for answering exam questions. Practices are tailored to each individual student’s weaknesses and needs. These questions are carefully selected to reflect IB exam questions, and assess their competency in the topic.

Classes are also supplemented with advanced materials, intricately designed to help students gain exposure to a widest range of questions.

Our IB Physics programme is designed specially with the needs of our students in mind. Each class places a strong emphasis on building a strong foundation in core Physics principles and concepts. We believe in developing the right foundation concepts so that students can always work out their solutions from first principles. Each class is carefully designed to ensure that students master contextual knowledge and retain them in the long run. Our tutors  spend extensive amount of time to craft customised curriculums suited to the needs of students struggling with the subject, by producing notes that break down complicated theories and apply them to real world situations. Students are hence able to identify how Physics concepts relate to daily phenomenon that occur around them, and better appreciate its importance and relevance in real life.

Additionally, our tutors work to improve students’ answering techniques through thorough practices on past IB questions. Trend analysis, key question review, and intensive practices across a broad range of past IB questions are key features of each class. Questions are specifically selected based on the answering skills required, thus exposing students to a wide range of question types.

Each class works on addressing the unique, individual weak points of students and hence provide them with personalised assistance that can best help them to respond to challenging Physics problems.

Our IB Biology programme is designed to help students excel in the subject. The IB Biology syllabus is extremely content heavy, and IB students often struggle to cope with the sheer quantity of information they are expected to know, in order to do while for the course. This is why our tutors focus heavily on techniques to help students compartmentalise and retain their biology knowledge.

Unlike the school classroom where learning takes place mainly through audio processing, we believe that the best way for students to learn and retain information is through kinaesthetic and visual processing. Students are often encouraged to explain biology concepts through drawing instead of narrating. This helps us ensure that the students have comprehensive understanding of the content. This approach to learning biology has been proven to help students in dealing with the heavy content, and hence score better for their exams.

Other than a strong focus on the subject’s content, our tutors also train students in answering questions that are not content based, such as inference and data-based questions. Analysis of experimental data is a key component of the IB biology course, and learning the correct techniques to approach these questions will definitely give our students a competitive advantage.

Our IB Literature programme equips students with the critical skills and literary finesse to achieve excellent academic performances. QE’s curriculum ensures their proficiency in understanding the nuances of literary texts, critically analysing them, and articulating their thoughts coherently.

Firstly, our teaching philosophy includes the inculcation of universal skills needed to excel in literary analysis. An acute sensitivity to literary techniques that underscore prose and poetry is trained through practice, and nurtured by experienced tutors. Our materials are specifically curated based on past IB questions, and feedback on students’ work is given by tutors well versed with the IB marking criteria.

Secondly, QE’s curriculum instills knowledge and skills unique to the Set Text component of the formal examination. Students are taught to identify literary conventions specific to their text types, seamlessly incorporate them into their analyses, and explicate their literary functions. QE’s customised curriculum immerses students in the socio-cultural backgrounds of their texts, and such enhanced understanding adds depth to their written analyses.

Thirdly, students master the English language through our rigorous programme. Regular feedback from tutors on students’ written work elucidates areas for improvement in linguistic proficiency and argumentative flow, ensuring that students write with lucidity.

Our IB Language & Literature programme helps students to achieve excellent academic performance through a three-prong approach. To do well for this subject, both the language and literature component requires the same set of skills – the ability to understand, analyse, and write coherently.

First, our tutors supplement students’ understanding of the text beyond mere literal analysis. We stimulate our student’s interests by framing the social, historical and cultural context of the written work, which is also a crucial component to help our students stand out from others.

Second, we provide our students ample practices in both the language and literature component. Our tutors believe that studying smart triumphs studying hard. Our materials and practices are specifically curated based on past IB questions and the IB marking criteria. By providing our students ample practice pegged at an appropriate IB exams standard, we help our students maximise their academic performance and optimise their studying time.

Last, comprehensive understanding and regular practice is never complete without knowledge of exam techniques. At QE, we help our students to polish up their writing skills by teaching them how to incorporate key phrases and keywords into essays, giving frequent feedback, and exposing them to a broad range of texts and materials.

Our IB Psychology programme critically examines how psychological knowledge is generated, developed and applied. This will allow students to have a greater understanding of themselves and appreciate the diversity of human behaviour.

The holistic approach reflected in the curriculum, which sees biological, cognitive and sociocultural analysis being taught in an integrated way, ensures that students are able to develop an understanding of what all humans share, as well as the immense diversity of influences on human behaviour and mental processes. The ethical concerns raised by the methodology and application of psychological research are also key considerations of our IB psychology course.

Our classes are designed for in-depth analysis, evaluation and consolidation of learning. The overall aim of our course is to give students a deeper understanding of the nature and scope of psychology. Each class is crafted in best ways of delivery that are most relevant to their students’ interests and allow them to evaluate different psychological theories and arguments.

Our students will develop the capacity to identify, analyse critically and evaluate theories, concepts and arguments about the nature and activities of the individual and society and develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the better understanding of human behaviour.

Our TOK classes adopt a focused approach to learning key ideas in various areas of knowledge. Each class is critically designed to enrich with principles of essay writing and critical thinking designed for high-performing students. With targetted focus on knowledge acquisition and critical analysis, our programme features engaging content to explore key insights and ideas to help question various topics in the TOK syllabus.

The QE curriculum is streamlined to prepare students to excel in both methods of assessment: the oral presentation and 1,600 word essay. Students are equipped with the argumentative skills to develop structured analyses, and to articulate their opinions coherently and succinctly. They are also exposed to a broad range of pertinent real life situations, and trained to relate them to knowledge questions. This imbues depth into students’ analyses and ensures their insights remain relevant, well-informed and objective.

Our TOK programme is both academically rigorous and comprehensive with a strong focus on developing a clear framework for students to understand the subjects, different ways of knowing, areas of knowledge, and apply their understanding in a thorough and systematic manner.

Jayden is a former NTU President scholar with solid experience teaching IB Maths and Physics. Having taught at Raffles Junior College, Jayden uses teaching methodology and curriculum that has worked consistently at the highest level.

His classes are built on conceptual visualisation to help students understand topics, retain knowledge, and sharpen intuition in Maths and Physics to handle non-routine problems. He strikes good rapport with students and uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative pedagogical approach to prepare them for all iterations of key questions. To date, student feedback are sterling and student scores average highly too (6s and 7s).

Jayden Lee, NTU (B. ES)

Malcolm graduated from NUS with a Bachelor in Engineering Science with top honours and was on the Dean’s list for outstanding achievements. He taught at 2 local schools (covering Physics and Mathematics) adopts a nurturing approach to teaching; one will never find him giving out final answers in class without first providing ample explanation and reasoning as to how he derived the solution. By breaking the process down for his students, he believes that not only would it help with their understanding of both Math or Physics formulae, but also it facilitates their ability to apply the relevant concepts to other questions.

Malcolm Ong, NUS (B. ES)

Willy’s was educated at Raffles Institution and NTU where he graduated with top honours. Having started from peer tutoring in school, he understands the difficulties that students encounter, and sees the importance of simplifying complex mathematical theories into easily understood concepts. Rather than mindless drilling, he focuses lessons on cultivating techniques to help students build understanding, and provide them with tools to tackle increasingly demanding and creative Physics examination questions.He believes that each student’s results are dependant not only on their resilience when faced with difficulties, but also on having a good tutor who can provide good explanations and help clear any doubts that the student may have.

Willy Heng, NTU (B. BA)

Mike is an established chemistry super tutor for over 15 years in IB and A levels syllabus. He has taught at various top Junior Colleges and IB schools and possesses a plethora of knowledge and experience. He’s passionate about inspiring students to pursue science further and is a firm believer of the importance of science in improving the world.  Student reviews consistently place him as one of the best in school, and I am sure to reflect that in my tutoring as well. Most students will find me very approachable, friendly, and happy to share. They see me more as a mentor than their typical teacher. I firmly believe in establishing core concepts effectively and enjoyably. Student rapport and trust is very important to me, and I trust that all my students find my class an enjoyable time.

S. Michael, NUS (B. Sc)

Sean is an established tutor who has taught over 600 students to date. He was schooled in Hwa Chong Institution and Raffles Junior College before completing his bachelors degree with top honours at SMU. Students and parents alike find him an approachable and personable tutor, and his classes focus on application skills and evaluation of various content. He believe that students do not need lengthy textbooks or lecture notes, much less cramming. By simplifying concepts, he often challenge students to “Explain an economic concept to a 12-year old” or “Explain a difficult economic concept in 100 words”. My teaching style focuses on building core understanding and foundation.

Sean Lim, SMU (B.Sc, B.Bm)

Wei did her undergraduate studies at NUS, reading Mathematics under a scholarship programme. A lifelong learner and educator, she pursued an education track and did a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) at NIE and was a recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award 2015. Students know her for her fun-loving Mathematics lessons and clarity in explanations.

Drills and practice are only effective when students have a complete understanding of the concept. She believes in emphasising links between different mathematical concepts; regularly dividing drill packages into different difficulty levels, progressively introducing concepts based on prior knowledge. Differentiated practices will raise students’ confidence in their learning capacity and make sense of Mathematics. Apart from teaching, I also design various assessments to monitor my students’ progress.

Ms Wei, NUS Math (B. Sc)

Zee studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at University of Oxford. With a strong passion for teaching, she became a full-time educator specialising in curriculum planning. In her classes, she helps students pin down not only the basics of question-type recognition and writing structure, but also the essential higher-level skills of understanding nuance, signposting arguments and more. This is done through a constant cycle of the four key components , with content knowledge imparted alongside.

Zee Ho, University og Oxford PPE (B. A)

Sarah graduated from ACS (Independent), and was in the pioneer batch of the MGS Integrated Programme. Having invaluable first hand experience, she is highly attuned to the needs of students, as well as the exact measures they have to take to achieve excellence in the IBDP. She is incredibly familiar with exam formats and IA marking criteria, allowing her provide students with not only content knowledge, but practical knowledge and crucial tips in approaching both forms of assessment. Furthermore, as an empathetic teacher and skilled communicator, she is able to impart this knowledge she has gleaned from her time in ACS(I) effectively to her students.In her personal life, Sarah enjoys serving the community, previously as a committee member of ACSI’s community service club, and currently through working and volunteering at the Rainbow Centre. For fun, Sarah goes rock climbing with friends, reads all sorts of books and plays with her two cats, Buffy and Xander.

Sarah Lu, Law (B. A)

Dawn W. graduated from Raffles Junior College and studied English Literature at the National University of Singapore attaining top honors on an scholarship. She worked on curriculum development in IB Language Arts and has a strong record teaching students from ACSI and SJI.

Beyond academics, Dawn has a passion for writing and dancing. Dawn participates actively in several dance performances and overseas competitions. She is versed in a range of Genres , from Ballet, to Latin and even ballroom.

Dawn W., NUS Sociology (B. A)

ZC teaches Biology and Chemistry at QE. He graduated from Raffles Institution with a perfect score in his A Levels, and consistently ranked amongst the top in his cohort for various subjects. He will be studying Law at Cambridge, Downing College. A dynamic individual, he enjoys a range of activities, from tennis to debate to gaming. Much of his free time is spent reading and learning in the company of good books.

ZC believes that practice makes perfect. He prepares extensively for each class, often using a range of key exam questions and intricately designed curriculum to help students gain maximum exposure to exam content. The high standards of his class leave no stone unturned and work on building strong conceptual understanding to aid application skills and techniques, helping many students improve in a short period of time.

Zheng C.

Colin graduated from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) with outstanding academic results, achieving a perfect score of 45 for the IB Diploma Programme. His diligent work ethic and ardent passion for the sciences has earned him a place to read Medicine at King’s College, University of Cambridge.

Colin channels his keen interest in the sciences into every Chemistry and Biology lesson he teaches. His passion is infectious – his students are always encouraged to participate actively in his classes, and to engage in interesting discussions about what they study. Colin advocates for the thorough understanding of concepts, as opposed to simply memorizing formulae or facts. By inculcating such foundational skills, his students are better able to derive answers from conceptual understanding.

Collin Lee
Mr Lim, my teacher, is a very committed and experienced teacher. He puts in a lot of effort to get us to understand and do better and his notes are concise and comprehensive. The teachings are very clear, in depth, and easy to understand and I have improved tremendously under his guidance.
Brian Kim, UWC (Dover) | LSE (Economics)
Mr Lim is an engaging and fun tutor who taught me exam skills and techniques, supplementing and reinforcing the knowledge I learnt in school. Under Mr Lim’s guidance and effective teaching methods, I learnt a great deal on application skills and evaluation even though I joined very last minute before the examinations.
Hermi Do, ACS (Int'l), Physics (SL) - 7
The classes were very helpful as they were explained in a very simple and clear manner with huge amount of resources for reviews and drills. These added help gave me good preparation for my exams and made it very easy for me to approach the final IB papers. Thank you!
James An, ACS (I), Mathematics (HL) - 7
Thank you for making even the most boring subjects like English and Economics fun. Will always remember the commitment and extra effort all my tutors put in to help me prepare for exams! The practice sessions and reviews really made a big difference in my revision and I really enjoyed my lessons at QE!
Denny Park, SJI (Int'l) | Columbia University
Thanks for the awesome guidance for my mathematics class Mr Heng. I learnt so much from you and the classes were very fun and interesting. They made a very dry subject fun and interesting. I feel that I have improved greatly over the past year and I would like to thank you really for your help.
Kwon Jung Min, UWC (Dover), Mathematics (HL) - 7, Physics (HL) - 7
I’m very grateful for the guidance by Mr Lim and Mr Gopalan. They have helped me greatly with getting more practices and this has really given me much familiarity and exposure to the IB questions. The practices made it very easy for me to handle related questions. Thank you Sirs.
Hong Jiye, UWC (East), Economics (HL) - 7, Chemistry (HL) - 7
Mr Lim often teaches us contexts from both local and international sources to aid us in drawing connections between textbook theories and that of real world. He is also an extremely knowledgable and dedicated tutor to us and I’ve Mr Lim’s thoughtful and patient guidance to thank for my improvement. Thank you so much!
Dorothy Tan, ACS (I), Business (SL) - 7, Chemistry (HL) - 7
Thanks for the help Sir, the classes were extremely helpful to my understanding and it allowed me to comprehend the mathematics syllabus very clearly. I found the resources and practices critical in my exam preparations and the classes were insightful and filled with interesting examples and analogies.
Kevin Leong, ACS (I), Economics (HL) - 7
Thanks so much for helping me improve my Economics at my own pace of lesson. The exam practices and notes, among others, really helped me for the exams and I have improved tremendously over the last year thanks to your guidance!
Elizabeth Liew, ACS (I) | University of Edinburgh (Medicine)

Our IB Economics programme is designed to help students excel in the subject through developing analytic and evaluative minds, and the ability to present these economic ideas convincingly through essay writing skills.

QE’s classes focus on ensuring that students have an accurate understanding of core economic concepts. Thereafter, our tutors deconstruct each question type systematically and help students to examine and contextualise key economic content in a clear and concise manner. Each class adopts a focused approach to understanding question trends and patterns, with rigorous review of essay writing skills and critical thinking abilities designed for all students.

Our targeted focus on a range of topics encompassing real-world examples ranging from EU monetary policies to Japan’s negative interest rates, and pressing economic issues across the world. This helps to develop strong application skills to prepare for out-of-context questions and analysis.

Our economics curriculum is critically designed and committed to helping students achieve the best possible grade in economics.

Our IB Mathematics programme is designed to build firm foundational understanding of the content for each topic, following which we will focus on problem solving techniques and sharpen each student’s familiarity with the syllabus through practices. We believe that memorising notes are an inefficient approach and we help weaker students to build a strong foundation, and the stronger ones to score well in exams.

We work to enhance understanding and use real-life examples in our teaching. By simplifying core concepts, we hope to not only aid students’ understanding but also application of formulae and methodology. With proper guidance and understanding of techniques, practice would be doubly effective. Our  classes have developed simple yet effective problem solving techniques to help students through the process of answering questions.

Classes are also supplemented with advanced materials, intricately designed to help students gain exposure to a widest range of questions.

Our IB Chemistry programme is designed to enable students to achieve excellent academic performance in the subject. To excel in IB chemistry, students are required to attain a comprehensive understanding of the core concepts within the syllabus, and be proficient in the application of these concepts when attempting exam questions.

The primary focus of our chemistry tutors is to ensure that students thoroughly understand the syllabus content. We believe that memorising notes is an inefficient approach to chemistry because students often face problems retaining the knowledge in the long run, and get stuck once questions get complicated. Instead, through comprehending the WHY and the HOW for each chemistry concept, our students find themselves having to memorise less yet knowing more.

After ensuring that students have a solid grounding in content knowledge, our tutors turn their focus onto techniques for answering exam questions. Practices are tailored to each individual student’s weaknesses and needs. These questions are carefully selected to reflect IB exam questions, and assess their competency in the topic.

Classes are also supplemented with advanced materials, intricately designed to help students gain exposure to a widest range of questions.

Our IB Physics programme is designed specially with the needs of our students in mind. Each class places a strong emphasis on building a strong foundation in core Physics principles and concepts. We believe in developing the right foundation concepts so that students can always work out their solutions from first principles. Each class is carefully designed to ensure that students master contextual knowledge and retain them in the long run. Our tutors  spend extensive amount of time to craft customised curriculums suited to the needs of students struggling with the subject, by producing notes that break down complicated theories and apply them to real world situations. Students are hence able to identify how Physics concepts relate to daily phenomenon that occur around them, and better appreciate its importance and relevance in real life.

Additionally, our tutors work to improve students’ answering techniques through thorough practices on past IB questions. Trend analysis, key question review, and intensive practices across a broad range of past IB questions are key features of each class. Questions are specifically selected based on the answering skills required, thus exposing students to a wide range of question types.

Each class works on addressing the unique, individual weak points of students and hence provide them with personalised assistance that can best help them to respond to challenging Physics problems.

Our IB Biology programme is designed to help students excel in the subject. The IB Biology syllabus is extremely content heavy, and IB students often struggle to cope with the sheer quantity of information they are expected to know, in order to do while for the course. This is why our tutors focus heavily on techniques to help students compartmentalise and retain their biology knowledge.

Unlike the school classroom where learning takes place mainly through audio processing, we believe that the best way for students to learn and retain information is through kinaesthetic and visual processing. Students are often encouraged to explain biology concepts through drawing instead of narrating. This helps us ensure that the students have comprehensive understanding of the content. This approach to learning biology has been proven to help students in dealing with the heavy content, and hence score better for their exams.

Other than a strong focus on the subject’s content, our tutors also train students in answering questions that are not content based, such as inference and data-based questions. Analysis of experimental data is a key component of the IB biology course, and learning the correct techniques to approach these questions will definitely give our students a competitive advantage.

Our IB Literature programme equips students with the critical skills and literary finesse to achieve excellent academic performances. QE’s curriculum ensures their proficiency in understanding the nuances of literary texts, critically analysing them, and articulating their thoughts coherently.

Firstly, our teaching philosophy includes the inculcation of universal skills needed to excel in literary analysis. An acute sensitivity to literary techniques that underscore prose and poetry is trained through practice, and nurtured by experienced tutors. Our materials are specifically curated based on past IB questions, and feedback on students’ work is given by tutors well versed with the IB marking criteria.

Secondly, QE’s curriculum instills knowledge and skills unique to the Set Text component of the formal examination. Students are taught to identify literary conventions specific to their text types, seamlessly incorporate them into their analyses, and explicate their literary functions. QE’s customised curriculum immerses students in the socio-cultural backgrounds of their texts, and such enhanced understanding adds depth to their written analyses.

Thirdly, students master the English language through our rigorous programme. Regular feedback from tutors on students’ written work elucidates areas for improvement in linguistic proficiency and argumentative flow, ensuring that students write with lucidity.

Our IB Language & Literature programme helps students to achieve excellent academic performance through a three-prong approach. To do well for this subject, both the language and literature component requires the same set of skills – the ability to understand, analyse, and write coherently.

First, our tutors supplement students’ understanding of the text beyond mere literal analysis. We stimulate our student’s interests by framing the social, historical and cultural context of the written work, which is also a crucial component to help our students stand out from others.

Second, we provide our students ample practices in both the language and literature component. Our tutors believe that studying smart triumphs studying hard. Our materials and practices are specifically curated based on past IB questions and the IB marking criteria. By providing our students ample practice pegged at an appropriate IB exams standard, we help our students maximise their academic performance and optimise their studying time.

Last, comprehensive understanding and regular practice is never complete without knowledge of exam techniques. At QE, we help our students to polish up their writing skills by teaching them how to incorporate key phrases and keywords into essays, giving frequent feedback, and exposing them to a broad range of texts and materials.

Our IB Psychology programme critically examines how psychological knowledge is generated, developed and applied. This will allow students to have a greater understanding of themselves and appreciate the diversity of human behaviour.

The holistic approach reflected in the curriculum, which sees biological, cognitive and sociocultural analysis being taught in an integrated way, ensures that students are able to develop an understanding of what all humans share, as well as the immense diversity of influences on human behaviour and mental processes. The ethical concerns raised by the methodology and application of psychological research are also key considerations of our IB psychology course.

Our classes are designed for in-depth analysis, evaluation and consolidation of learning. The overall aim of our course is to give students a deeper understanding of the nature and scope of psychology. Each class is crafted in best ways of delivery that are most relevant to their students’ interests and allow them to evaluate different psychological theories and arguments.

Our students will develop the capacity to identify, analyse critically and evaluate theories, concepts and arguments about the nature and activities of the individual and society and develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the better understanding of human behaviour.

Our TOK classes adopt a focused approach to learning key ideas in various areas of knowledge. Each class is critically designed to enrich with principles of essay writing and critical thinking designed for high-performing students. With targetted focus on knowledge acquisition and critical analysis, our programme features engaging content to explore key insights and ideas to help question various topics in the TOK syllabus.

The QE curriculum is streamlined to prepare students to excel in both methods of assessment: the oral presentation and 1,600 word essay. Students are equipped with the argumentative skills to develop structured analyses, and to articulate their opinions coherently and succinctly. They are also exposed to a broad range of pertinent real life situations, and trained to relate them to knowledge questions. This imbues depth into students’ analyses and ensures their insights remain relevant, well-informed and objective.

Our TOK programme is both academically rigorous and comprehensive with a strong focus on developing a clear framework for students to understand the subjects, different ways of knowing, areas of knowledge, and apply their understanding in a thorough and systematic manner.

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FAQs

QE was established with you in mind – whether you are struggling academically in school, topping your cohort or achieving average grades, our lessons are designed to help you maximise your potential and challenge yourself. For students who struggle to keep up with their syllabus in school, and require a tutor to help them identify their misconceptions and provide insights on how to improve on their practices, QE’s curriculum is designed to guide you through that. Our tutors have years of experiences honing the skills of students and providing insider knowledge on examination and answering techniques which will allow you to see significant improvement in your academics.
Of course, attending tuition is not a necessity for every student. However, even for students who may cope well in school, QE’s curriculum is streamlined to help you better understand and pick up concepts efficiently. Customised notes and practices are crafted such that you can master topics and subjects in the shortest period of time, and have more time to pursue a greater depth of knowledge in these areas. Students who constantly seek to better themselves find QE’s lessons enriching and eye-opening.

QE works with the best in the industry. Each QE tutor is an IB graduate, IB teacher, or IB Examiner with vast experience at the best schools and knows the curriculum inside out. On average, each tutor teaches 12 classes a week, way more than an average school teacher or tutor does, allowing us to stay ahead of the syllabus and consistently deliver classes at a highest level. We demand such a level of perfection that we only hire 1-2 tutors from every 100 profiles we see. Each tutor is cherry-picked and teaches a customised curriculum built on our highly rated E3 pedagogy for maximum productivity and exam performance.

Yes. At QE, we offer a trial lesson for each subject. What’s more, you only pay for the trial lesson if you decide to sign up for classes, there will be no charge should you decide that you do not wish to enrol with us.

Inform your teacher if you are unable to make it for a lesson; you will be able to attend a makeup class. Alternatively, if the rest of the group class is agreeable to reschedule the class, the entire class will attend lessons on another arranged date.

For new students, we offer a paid trial lesson. This means that:

  1. You only pay for the trial lesson when you enrol.
  2. We do not collect your material fee and deposit upfront.
  3. Only when you decide to continue with lessons, will we itemise the material fee and deposit in your bill.

The joining fees applicable are:

  1. A one-time material fee of $80.
  2. 1 month of course fee as deposit for each subject.
  3. A termly fee for each subject.
Listed fees are for four classes per month; in the event where there are five classes, fees will be pro-rated.
Group class sizes at QE are kept small, at 4 to 8 students, depending on the subject taught. Small class sizes like ours help ensure that each student is given targeted attention from their tutor – tutors are able to monitor their progress throughout lessons and ensure that each student has a holistic and coherent understanding of every concept taught.

We also believe that class sizes should be kept small to facilitate the discussion and discourse between students during lessons. The dynamism and effectiveness of such discussions are ensured by our small class sizes.

Should you wish to form your own group class, we are happy to start with a count of two students and you are free to propose your preferred timing.
Group classes are conducted on a weekly basis over two-hour sessions.

Individual classes are conducted on a weekly basis over one-half hour sessions.