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About gptuitionsg

A dedicated English and GP tutor with First Class Honours from NUS, 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 Steven Ooi, and qualifications will be checked 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.

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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Harvey Weinstein and the Silence of the Men

Women may hold up half the sky as Mao Zedong once said, but they do not as yet hold half the power in the working world. Thus the sexual harassment and victimisation of women continues to be prevalent and a … Continue reading

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‘Longer life expectancy creates more problems than benefits.’ Discuss. (A-levels 2016)

By Steven Ooi, website owner and GP tutor (retired) B.A. (First Class Honours), NUS Imagine waking up one day with your wife of 32 years. “Good morning, dear,” you say with a smile, as you have every morning for over … Continue reading

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