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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. This website, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 on Google and has received over 470,000 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.

Keeping Singapore’s economy dynamic despite nation’s demographic challenges

Some have advocated for zero net immigration and no increase in share of foreign workers in the workforce, while others argue that it is necessary to expand the labour force here to sustain economic growth. Yet, Singapore can achieve only … Continue reading

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Taking the Misery Out of Revision: the RAYL method

So this is another technique discussed in Dr Richard Palmer’s splendid book, Studying for Success. He calls it Review As You Learn (RAYL) and promises that it will take the misery out of revision. I will try to explain the … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Still Isn’t a Game Changer

By Leonid Bershidsky Bloomberg, 4 Dec 2017 Not much time passes these days between so-called major advancements in artificial intelligence. Yet researchers are not much closer than they were decades ago to the big goal: actually replicating human intelligence. That’s … Continue reading

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Overcoming laziness (or how to get your butt off that sofa)

I’m writing this to address the oldest of all problems for students: laziness. You know, “today I don’t feel like doing anything”? What do all forms of work – writing an essay, tidying your room or bathing your dog – … Continue reading

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Marbles, Mayhem and my Typewriter: the memoirs of Mano Sabnani

Former Business Times/TODAY editor, senior banker and legendary activist investor Mano Sabnani has published his memoirs. This wonderful and heartwarming book by my good friend holds rich narratives from Singapore’s early days and reminds us all what Singapore is really … Continue reading

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Take breaks while you study

Dear students, As you head towards those stressful final exams, you might feel compelled to lock yourself in your bedroom from 8 am to 10 pm and stare at your textbooks for 4 hours at a time. That is not … Continue reading

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The hoarder’s anguish and inability to discard things

You might ask yourself, why read an article like this for General Paper? It’s not on one of the so-called “hot topics” like globalisation, ageing population, cloning and so on. But the world is limitless and so is GP. For … Continue reading

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