June Holidays Crash Courses

(offered in May 2020)

Given the circumstances surrounding the circuit breaker, 2020 crash courses will be conducted online! Please refer to details here.

A-Level Chemistry requires a level of understanding and exam skills that are markedly differently from the O-Levels, especially for H2 Chemistry. As such, it is extremely important to make time, amidst the slew of social and CCA activities that are an integral part of JC life, to lock down concepts before it gets too overwhelming. The May / June holidays is one such period of time when you can take advantage of the premium A-Level Chemistry tuition services that Chemistry Domus provides.

There are three separate offerings for H2 Chemistry tuition during the May / June holidays:

The first two courses are designed to help students fully understand the key topics of JC Chemistry, which are primarily Physical Chemistry topics including Chemical Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, and Equilibria, as well as the Chemistry of Aqueous Solutions.

These topics lay the foundation for why elements and compounds appear as well as behave the way they do. A good understanding of these topics is necessary for students to develop an intuitive sense of how and why certain reactions occur, and why others don't.

Besides Physical Chemistry topics, the other big topic for JC Chemistry is Organic Chemistry. The crash course for organic chemistry will be offered as a separate module, and will aim to develop skills in recognising fundamental driving forces in organic reactions, and therefore predict the kinds of reactions that different compounds will undergo. There will also be a separate question bootcamp where the focus is on drilling through, and internalising the strategies for, the main types of Organic Chemistry exam questions.

JC1 May / June Crash Course

This course will cover the topics taught during the first two terms of JC1, and are crucial for JC1 students preparing for their first big exam, i.e. the mid-year exams, in junior college.

Every topic will consist of a concepts sessions, during which foundations will be laid, and strategies for answering questions discussed, as well as a workshop sessions, during which students will work through specially selected questions, with Chung pointing out mistakes and problems to each student individually.

 
Fees
  • For each topic, students are required to sign up for all sessions on that topic, e.g. (1) and (2), or (1), (2), and (3).

  • Students can sign up for individual topics at the following prices:

    • One-session topics: $150 per topic (one 3-hr lesson) (3 hours of class time)

    • Two-session topics: $300 per topic (two 3-hr lessons) (6 hours of class time)

  • $690 (8% discount) if student signs up for at least FIVE 3-hr lessons.

  • $920 (12% discount) if student signs up for all SEVEN 3-hr lessons.

  • A $150 non-refundable deposit will be collected (by bank transfer) at the time of registration. This will be applied to the course fees on completion of the registered lessons. The balance of the fees will be collected in cash or cheque (made out to "Chen Chia Chung") at the start of the first lesson.

  • Fees are non-refundable, and there will not be a possibility of make-up classes for the crash courses. If a student cannot attend a lesson for good reason, they will be allowed to make-up the lesson during one of the regular 2-hr lessons. This should be completed before the end of July 2019, or the fees for the missed lesson will be forfeited.

JC2 June Crash Course

This crash course plus workshop is great for students looking to lock down their foundations, as well as get personalised instruction from Chung on the presentation of working and answers.

Every topic will consist of a concepts sessions, during which foundations will be laid, and strategies for answering questions discussed, as well as a workshop sessions, during which students will work through specially selected questions, with Chung pointing out mistakes and problems to each student individually.

 
Fees
  • For each topic, students are required to sign up for all sessions on that topic, e.g. (1) and (2), or (1), (2), and (3).

  • Students can sign up for individual topics at the following prices:

    • One-session topics: $150 per topic (one 3-hr lesson) (3 hours of class time)

    • Two-session topics: $300 per topic (two 3-hr lessons) (6 hours of class time)

  • $690 (8% discount) if student signs up for at least FIVE 3-hr lessons.

  • $920 (12% discount) if student signs up for at least SEVEN 3-hr lessons.

  • $1260 (16% discount) if student signs up for all TEN 3-hr lessons.

  • A $150 non-refundable deposit will be collected (by bank transfer) at the time of registration. This will be applied to the course fees on completion of the registered lessons. The balance of the fees will be collected in cash or cheque (made out to "Chen Chia Chung") at the start of the first lesson.

  • Fees are non-refundable, and there will not be a possibility of make-up classes for the crash courses. If a student cannot attend a lesson for good reason, they will be allowed to make-up the lesson during one of the regular 2-hr lessons. This should be completed before the end of July 2019, or the fees for the missed lesson will be forfeited.

Organic Chemistry June Crash Course

 

This topic-specific crash course will teach Organic Chemistry from a holistic point of view, so that students are equipped to recognise key characteristics of different organic compounds, and therefore become very proficient with organic transformations. The remembering of reagents and conditions will no longer be just a black box.

After spending one week digesting the material, days 5 and 6 of the course, the practice bootcamp, will see students come back to attempt specially selected questions, so that they can learn the strategies in doing the few main types of Organic Chemistry questions. Chung will be pointing out areas of improvement to each student individually, and building up their confidence in Organic Chemistry.

 
Fees
  • Students are required to sign up for the entire course of six lessons.

  • $900 for complete Organic Chemistry Crash Course of SIX 3-hr lessons.

  • $1920 (20% discount) for complete June Crash Course of SIXTEEN 3-hr lessons (48 hours of class time).

  • A $150 non-refundable deposit will be collected (by bank transfer) at the time of registration. This will be applied to the course fees on completion of the registered lessons. The balance of the fees will be collected in cash or cheque (made out to "Chen Chia Chung") at the start of the first lesson.

  • Fees are non-refundable, and there will not be a possibility of make-up classes for the crash courses. If a student cannot attend a lesson for good reason, they will be allowed to make-up the lesson during one of the regular 2-hr lessons. This should be completed before the end of July 2019, or the fees for the missed lesson will be forfeited.

Overall Methodology at Chemistry Domus
  • Key concepts will be explained and then reinforced by doing actual exam questions.

  • Individual mistakes will be pointed out. These mistakes often include the use of wrong concepts, common pitfalls, and poor presentation of answers.

  • Students can also clarify doubts after lessons.

Location
  • Centropod, 80 Changi Road S(419715)

  • 7-min walk from Eunos MRT station

  • Buses: 2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 51, 60, 61, 63, 67, 76, 93, 94, 150, 154, 155

 

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