JC2 H1 Chemistry Tuition

Issues faced by JC2 H1 chemistry students

JC 2 is a critical year for students as they are sitting for their crucial ‘A’ Level examinations in preparation for their entry to University. The concepts learnt in JC 2 is constructed on the essential foundational topics built up in JC 1. Topics are increasingly inter-linked and failure to master earlier content leads to accumulation of weak concepts that snowball, leading to the child being lost in many of the subsequent chapters.

Many Chemistry H1 students are from the Arts stream and do not have a firm grasp of their math and science concepts, leading to large gaps in knowledge and application.

Students are often daunted by the learning Polymerisation and Nanomaterials, both of which are unfamiliar and new topics. Due to the vague learning outcomes, even schools are at a loss on how to prepare students effectively for these topics.

Students also face increasingly complex application questions which require them to understand the subject matter completely and be able to extend concepts to new, novel situations.

Students are also often careless when attempting MCQ questions and get tricked by common pitfalls placed by examiners to trap them when they do not have a firm grasp of the foundational concepts. They also exhibit poor time management, leading to insufficient time to complete the examination.

Syllabus outcomes

The concepts in chemical energetics and kinetics will form the basis for the study of Chemical Equilibrium. Theoretically all reactions are reversible, and the notion of dynamic equilibrium will be introduced. The concept of equilibrium constant (K) is understood via the equilibrium expression, which gives a measure of the extent of a reversible reaction. Factors which determine the position of equilibrium will also be examined. Chemical equilibria in aqueous media involving acids and bases will be dealt with in greater depth, in view of the relevance and prevalence of these concepts in real world contexts.

1. Chemical Equilibrium

2. Acid Base Equilibrium

Modern organic chemistry is based on the concept that the four valence bonds of a carbon atom are oriented in a tetrahedral configuration, which led to the development of the stereochemical concept. This has important applications, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry as many drugs are active only in one particular enantiomeric form.

3. Introduction to Organic Chemistry

4. Isomerism

5. Hydrocarbons

The extension topic on materials features applications of core concepts to a real-world context where specific examples, such as graphene and plastics, provide the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge on structure and bonding to understand the properties and uses of these materials. This curriculum framework provides students the opportunity to appreciate the connections between the concepts in the Core Ideas of Matter, Structure and Properties, and Transformation, and to apply these to the study of materials in the Extension Topic.

6. Polymerisation

7. Nanomaterials

What we offer


Practical training exercises

In-depth analysis of how examiners assess candidates so that our students can “hack” the system to score maximum marks.

Proprietary lecture materials

Concise, top quality notes created by MOE curriculum leaders.

Highly targeted tutorials

Thoughtfully crafted questions to scaffold students learning to ensure strong Chemistry foundation.

One-stop dedicated student portal

Lesson recordings to allow students to easily recap important concepts right before examinations.

Exclusive Assessment package

Specially curated questions that are constantly tested in ‘O’ Level examinations to ensure students have both the breadth and depth of experience.

Free 1-1 consultations

Complimentary 1-1 coaching with our tutors ensure personalised attention for every student and ready access to clarification when needed.

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How are lessons like?

We will always start a chapter with a lecture. Notes will be handed out to students. Our notes are known to be top-notch – comprehensive, clear, concise and well structured. During the lecture, the emphasis is on content training and understanding of concepts.
Lessons are fun, engaging and inspiring. Misconceptions that have eluded you will be debunked; tips and tricks will be shared. Minimise your memory work, experience a quantum jump in your level of understanding, and most importantly, go home feeling satisfied and tons smarter. No one gets lost here.
We will follow up with a tutorial session to close the chapter. Tutorials are crucial in linking up theory and application. We will first look at worked examples to give you ideas on how to approach a question.

Do you offer online lessons?

We are redefining how Chemistry tuition lessons should be taught. Instead of simply seeing your child once a week for 2 hours, we endeavor to provide greater support for your child’s learning through closer guidance 2-3 times a week at no additional charge!
Adaptation and flexibility is the essence as we navigate through this new era of learning. In order to help your child more effectively, we are employing a 3-pronged approach:

  1. 1) Online content lessons (these are recorded as well to allow students to watch at this own time and pace)
  2. 2) Online consults
  3. 3) Physical consults

For students who prefer a more traditional approach, we have sessions with physical teaching as well.

What happens if I cannot make it for a lesson?

We offer multiple time slots for the same level within the same week. The lessons are repeated and exactly the same. No stress when you cannot make it for your usual slot, there is always a make-up class available for you.

Video-recorded lessons are also available for viewing for students who miss the entire week of lessons.

What happens if I join the class late and need help for topics that have already been covered?

We always have new students coming in who may need help for previously-taught chapters.
You can choose from either of the following:

  1. You may purchase our Chemistry Masterclass videos at a discounted rate, followed by a consultation session to clarify any questions that you may have.
  2. We will run crash courses every school holiday to readdress all the major chapters that were previously taught. You may want to attend the crash courses during the March, June and September school holidays to catch up on previously-taught chapters.