The AD Chemistry
Mr. Jerald Lie
Achievers Dream — Singapore's First & Only Chemistry Specialist School Equipped With an NEA-approved Chemistry Lab & a Proven "360° Total Chemistry Learning System™” To Help Students Learn Chemistry Faster & Easier.
I'm Jerald Lie, Founder of Achievers Dream - The Chemistry Specialist. I’m also a published author of the local best-selling book titled "The Secrets of High Achievers In Exams".
For the last 12 years, I'm pleased to share that over 9 out of 10 students in AD scored 'A' or 'B' in their 'O' or 'A' Level Examinations.
My teaching team (Consist of ex-MOE HOD/NIE teachers, Full-time tutors with (Degree, Masters or even PhD in Chemistry) has amassed a wealth of experience, having coached more than 1000+ 'O' & 'A' level Chemistry students including IP chemistry tuition with varying abilities from different secondary schools & JC!
(We take in all kind of students regardless of their starting point!)
Since 2008, our team have accumulated more than 50,000+ teaching hours and created a systematic approach to help students to achieve 1 to 6 grades improvement in Chemistry – some in 3 months or less – using our "360° Total Chemistry Learning System™".
In fact, things weren't as rosy as you think... I used to be struggling in Chemistry...
My Journey From a Science
Failure to a Chemistry Achiever
Is your child struggling to pass Chemistry?
I understand their frustrations as I was previously in their shoes...... In fact, worse off.
When I was in Primary 6, I was LAST in class and barely passing my Science...
It didn't help that some of my teachers were hardly encouraging -- saying things like "Jerald, you are not going to make it for the national exams at the rate you are going."
I thought of myself as a failure...It was so bad that NO tuition centre wanted me in their centre because they said “It’s too late" and I needed "more personal attention".
BUT, all of them were right... I didn't do well for PSLE and ended up in my 6th choice.
Thereafter, with my confidence in Science - related hitting an all-time low, I continued to be stuck with borderline results, even failing some tests.
As my doubts accumulated, the concepts in Chemistry became so confusing.
Re-reading my notes and re-doing assessment books was a futile attempt because no matter how hard I've tried, I just couldn’t pass Chemistry.
I pondered... and finally decided to approach my teacher for advice.
That’s where I accidentally stumbled upon 'the secret' to doing well in Chemistry.
"So what is the secret?" you may ask.
The secret is to pay more attention to my foundation.
Because you see...
Chemistry is unlike other subjects where you have topics not linked to the rest.
Instead, each chemistry topic is actually deeply linked to the next.
To illustrate my point, just see the diagram:
Can you see how the topics are all linked together?
Once my foundation is fixed...
Fast forward to several months and years later, my Chemistry grades improved leaps and bounds from Cs to Bs, and finally a Distinction at 'O' levels... Even my peers and teachers were shocked!
I’ve never looked back ever since that day - persevered and eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from NUS.
Thus, I understand the frustrations that your child feels when trying to learn Chemistry and the awful feeling when they were being rejected by other tuition centres.
That's why I've made it my personal mission to nurture and bring out the best in Chemistry students. One lesson, One student, One at a time 🙂