A hard look at life in a top JC

This blog post by a student from one of Singapore’s top junior colleges offers rich food for thought about our education system. It also offers rare insight into some of the realities of life at an elite school.

Research has indicated that students generally perform better when they are a “big fish in a small pond” – one of the best students in a less prestigious school – than a “small fish in a big pond” – one of the weakest students at a top school. Of course different individuals thrive best in different environments, so it is important to understand yourself when making your choice of school.

For more info on GP tuition or English tuition by the blogger, a First Class Honours graduate from the National University of Singapore, please click “About the Tutor/Testimonials” and “Track Record” in the menu bar on top of this page or call 98392152. I also provide personal statement writing/ editing services for university and scholarship applications.

For GP model essays by the blogger, click here.


About gptuitionsg

A dedicated English and GP tutor with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, Steven Ooi retired from the profession after a 14-year career during which he was one of the most sought-after private tutors in Singapore. He is the recipient of the Minerva Prize from NUS, which is awarded to the top English Language honours student of each cohort. This website, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 on Google and has received over 530,000 hits, has now been converted into a GP resource site cum listing of recommended tutors. If you are a GP or English tutor who wishes to be listed here, please email Steven Ooi at stevenooi18 @ yahoo.com (remove the spaces). Interested parties will be assessed and interviewed by him, and qualifications will be checked. These procedures are necessary to uphold quality standards. DISCLAIMER: While every reasonable effort has been made to assess the competence and verify the qualifications of recommended tutors here, no guarantees are made and you engage them at your own risk. By using this website, you agree that you will not hold the webmaster Steven Ooi responsible for any consequences — direct or otherwise — that occur in relation with your use of this website.
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