Student’s Testimonials

2017 A Level Results:
7 in 10 students scored an A and 9 in 10 students scored an A/B.

“He teaches us how to approach different questions so that we can do the same during examinations which is really beneficial and helpful. He provides useful tips for us so that we can remember the information more easily.”


I found out about Mr Julian Tan from my sister. He lectures and moves between notes and the question pack that he gives out in between teaching the topic so that we could apply what we've learnt to questions. He teaches us how to approach different questions so that we can do the same during examinations which is really beneficial and helpful. He provides useful tips for us so that we can remember the information more easily. He is very dedicated to teaching his students and really wants his students to do well. He always stays back after class to answer questions. He is very approachable and has helped me through questions when I did not know how to do them.

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Saw Pei QiDHS, Class of 2018

“Mr Tan helped me push my Chemistry up from a D at MCTS when I joined to an A at A Levels”


I got to know of Mr Tan through my friend and went to him in June of the year of my A Levels. I really like Mr Tan's teaching style as he goes through the key concepts first and goes through question packs and provides us with common concept gaps and default lists which are extremely helpful study tips just before the exam. Mr Tan has been extremely helpful caring and dedicated and helped me with questions after lessons and through whatsapp anytime I needed help, allowing me to move on during revision and not stay stuck at a particular question or topic. Mr Tan helped me push my Chemistry up from a D at MCTS when I joined to an A at A Levels :) Thank you Mr Tan!! :)

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Tricea TangTJC, Class of 2016, H2 Chem [scored A]

“He always helped me to solve my problems in both academic area and personal area.”


Mr Tan was a Chemistry teacher in my school. He is a very caring person. He always helped me to solve my problems in both academic area and personal area. His teaching style is different from other teachers. He can explain concept in an interesting way.

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Zhao NailinSRJC, Class of 2016, H2 Chem [scored A]

“Mr Tan explains concepts really well with ingenious analogies breaks problems down into bitesize information, making chemistry fun. He has inspired me to excel in chemistry through his engaging and passionate lesson deliveries, while mentoring me as a learner to ensure that he brings out my fullest potential.”


Mr Tan was a teacher in my junior college for a couple of years and he's done more than simply teaching chemistry, but goes beyond his call of duty to inspire students with his strong passion for chemistry. Mr Tan explains concepts really well with ingenious analogies breaks problems down into bitesize information, making chemistry fun. He has inspired me to excel in chemistry through his engaging and passionate lesson deliveries, while mentoring me as a learner to ensure that he brings out my fullest potential. To students who have always struggled in chemistry, or are simply looking to unleash their fullest potential, look no further because Mr Tan will surely be there to guide you.

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Wilbert JohanSRJC, Class of 2016, H2 Chem [scored A]

“Mr Tan provokes thinking and understanding of the topic by asking us questions instead of providing us with the answers.”


Mr Tan was my chemistry tutor in JC. His classes are packaged in a way that he does not need to make use of sample questions in tutorials but still effectively able to make us understand the key ideas and the mechanism behind the chemistry concept which I feel that that's what a chemistry tutor should be like. Mr Tan provokes thinking and understanding of the topic by asking us questions instead of providing us with the answers. Thinking by ourselves is how one can truly understand and improve on a certain area if study, not providing the answers. And Mr Tan knows the art of provoking the thinking into us to improve us fundamentally.

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Hoe Chang ShenSRJC, Class of 2016, H2 Chem [scored A]

“Mr Tan usually teaches me beyond the syllabus which helps me to understand concepts better. He is a patient, dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who is always ready to help me whenever I have doubts.”


Mr Tan was my JC1 Chemistry teacher in SRJC. I have known him for 3 years. Mr Tan usually teaches me beyond the syllabus which helps me to understand concepts better. He is a patient, dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who is always ready to help me whenever I have doubts. Thank you Mr Tan for your encouragement and help even after you weren't my official teacher!

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Kai WenSRJC, Class of 2016, H2 Chem [scored A]

“He is a brilliant teacher who knows how to make chemistry lessons exciting and is able to explain concepts clearly. He is a teacher who is passionate about chemistry, enthusiastic and is dedicated to his students.”


Mr Julian Tan was my form teacher and chemistry tutor during my first year in SRJC. He is a brilliant teacher who knows how to make chemistry lessons exciting and is able to explain concepts clearly. He is a teacher who is passionate about chemistry, enthusiastic and is dedicated to his students. I am thankful to have had Mr Tan teaching me as he taught me how to be less afraid of asking questions and ensuring that everyone's concepts of certain chemistry topics were clear.

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Amanda LeeSRJC, Class of 2016, H2 Chem [scored A]

“However, in only the first lesson, Mr Tan noticed and corrected many of the misconceptions and foundational gaps I didn’t even know I had. For the first time in JC, I felt comfortable asking stupid questions without being ridiculed. After the lesson, he worked with me individually through more delicate concepts and related questions. My confidence grew as I began to solve these more quickly.”


I knew about Mr Tan through my sister who knew him as a good chemistry teacher in her school. He was my chemistry tuition teacher for almost my whole A-level year. I barely survived the previous year being completely lost about A-level chemistry and could not understand or remember most chemistry lectures. I had no idea what was going on in all my school tutorial questions, so school tutorial classes that went through a selection of these very quickly were useless to me and made me more clueless as time went on. I could not even go for consultations because I did not know what to ask and would certainly have been mocked by my chemistry teacher. By the time I joined Mr Tan's tuition in March of Y6, I was convinced I would be 'below the C-level' for A-levels. However, in only the first lesson, Mr Tan noticed and corrected many of the misconceptions and foundational gaps I did not even know I had. For the first time in JC, I felt comfortable asking stupid questions without being ridiculed. After the lesson, he worked with me individually through more delicate concepts and related questions. My confidence grew as I began to solve these more quickly.

Mr Tan always spent a lot of time on the foundational concepts of each topic. Because different topics usually share the same underlying theories, this approach helped me gain a deeper understanding of each topic quickly. I noticed that I could solve atypical questions that some of my friends who relied on memorising could not. Mr Tan wrote questions and easy-to-follow notes that specifically tackled common pitfalls and misconceptions. Altogether, his teaching replaced lots of unnecessary memorising with understanding. Over time, I was able to complete my school tutorials and became increasingly confident in chemistry. I noticed that I began to ask better and more complex questions - my chemistry ability was at a level I would not have dreamed of at the start of the year. I could even identify errors in school answer sheets that months ago I could not even read. Thanks to Mr Tan, I needed him less academically over time.

When we were in doubt or struggling with certain topics, Mr Tan would put in extra hours to help us individually after class or even on separate days, showing his true dedication to his students. He was also quick in answering the questions we texted him at ungodly hours. He believed in me even when I was failing and kept me focused whenever I felt discouraged. That I forgot to bring my calculator into the exam hall for one of the chemistry A-level papers, which likely cost me a grade, was completely my own fault. However the confidence in and liking for chemistry I gained from Mr Tan goes beyond grades and has not diminished.

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ZiminRI, Class of 2016, H2 Chem [scored A]
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Julian meeting up with five of his former students who are currently studying in Stanford University. Taken on Dec 2015


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