Lim Qi, RGS

When I first started lessons with Mr Wilson, I was having trouble with the simplest parts of chemistry like writing chemical formulae as I learnt them in school when covid was at it's peak. Mr Wilson took the time to build up my basic chemistry foundation and I managed to pick up quite quickly. Furthermore, I never felt like he was judging my abilities whatsoever. Mr Wilson is an extremely patient and caring teacher teacher. He uses fun and simple analogies to explain complicated chemistry concepts to me that helped me grasp the concepts much better. I used to have the impression that I had to strictly memorise everything for the chemistry exams but Mr Wilson would point out to me that some topics should not be purely memorised but fully understood and applied instead. For topics that needed some memorisation, Mr Wilson gave me some fun ways to remember them! Lastly, Mr Wilson also gives real life examples of how the chemistry concepts are applied which help me remember the concepts better!

Lim Qi from Raffles Girls' School (2022)
IP Chemistry Y4 Grade: 77%

Yeann Yeoh, RGS

I started tuition with Wilson when I first started taking Chemistry at the start of Sec 3. As a student-athlete, I spent a lot of my time training which meant that I had less time to revise my school work. With the increase in workload and unfamiliar concepts in Chemistry, juggling my studies with my training was not easy but having lessons with Wilson allowed me to feel more at ease as I had a good understanding towards the various topics with his help. This was due to the fact that he went through the topics in a very concise manner which highlighted the main points of the topic and made the topic easily digestible for me. With the help of Wilson, I was able to better comprehend my teacher during class and score well for my Chemistry exams. Overall, Wilson has been a great help to me in my schooling journey for Chemistry.

Yeann Yeoh from Raffles Girls' School (2022)
IP Chemistry Y4 Grade: 85%

Rhea Amit Samel, MGS

When I came to Ace Brainery, I was a confused Year 3 student going into Year 4 with a weak foundation of most Chemistry concepts. I was struggling with the subject and I couldn’t even tell the difference between atoms and molecules.

However, once I started attending the lessons, Wilson’s clear explanations and notes helped me to have a much clearer understanding of many basic concepts that I was confused about. Moreover, he answered any questions I had and also helped me out with schoolwork. As a result, my grades improved significantly in Year 4. Every lesson was very enjoyable and I am thankful that Wilson made Chemistry more engaging and likeable for me!

Rhea Amit Samel from Methodist Girls’ School (2021)
IP Chemistry Y4 Grade: 89%

Baey Shin Yin, MGS

My foundation in Chemistry was weak initially and I struggled to keep up with the school syllabus, but the lessons at Ace Brainery has allowed me to better understand various concepts and hence, Chemistry has also become my favourite subject.

I am extremely grateful for Wilson's patient and easygoing nature, which makes lessons both engaging and fun for me, and I look forward to it every week. He welcomes questions readily and I am able to clear all my doubts easily!

Baey Shin Yin from Methodist Girls’ School (2021)
IP Chemistry Y4 Grade: 81%

Andy Wai, HCIS

Chemistry this year was much harder than I expected, especially with the additions of new topics like organic chemistry, notorious for its difficulty. At first, when the teachers at our school explained them, I was still unsure about what the whole chapter was about. But after Wilson explained them, they were much clearer and I was able to score much higher than I expected.

After Wilson’s class I was able to grasp the idea of every topic with a better understanding. He explained each and every chapters to us patiently with an easier approach. The class atmosphere was good and I enjoyed being in the class.

Andy Wai from Hwa Chong International School (2020)
IP Chemistry Y4 Grade: 83.5%

Erica Pook, SCGS

Coming into Mr Wilson’s lessons, I was a secondary three student with little to no confidence in Chemistry. My overall grade for the year stood at a depressing D7, as I scored as low as 34% to 37% in common tests. Fortunately, under his patient guidance and unwavering support, the results were both instantaneous and clear as day, as I managed to secure a solid A1 within the first term of the new school year, and maintain that same grade throughout the rest of the year.

What I find sets Mr Wilson apart from other teachers is his genuine passion for the subject, which translates seamlessly into his way of teaching. He offers application questions, real-life examples and other unique approaches that not only reinforce certain key concepts, but also pique my interest, thereby ensuring a well-rounded and deep understanding of each and every topic. Additionally, he extends his assistance beyond the set lessons and sees to queries and questions posed even after lesson time. By virtue of my positive experience under Mr Wilson, my once painfully tedious journey of learning Chemistry has become so much more enjoyable and gratifying :)

Erica Pook from Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (2020)
IP Chemistry Y4 Grade: 77%

Lim Xin Ying, NGHS

I was previously lacking in confidence in Chemistry as I had a weak understanding in basic concepts. However, under Wilson’s guidance, I began to grasp a much clearer understanding of Chemistry. Wilson gives clear and concise explanations of concepts, along with useful summaries of each topic. He is organised in his teaching such that students can understand and catch up with the content. From that, we learn to make connections between Chemistry concepts. Apart from teaching pure content, Wilson ensures that I fully understand and is always willing to answer my questions. He also focuses on application questions and extends learning beyond the classroom.

As I became more confident in Chemistry, learning Chemistry has become much more fun and enjoyable! I’m also really grateful to have been taught by Wilson as his passion in Chemistry has surely impacted me significantly in my Chemistry journey!

Lim Xin Ying from Nanyang Girls' High School (2020)
IP Chemistry Y4 Grade: 79%

Rachel Ong Su Ann, MGS

Before attending lessons with Wilson, I lacked an understanding of basic Chemistry concepts and was struggling to do well in the subject. However, once I started lessons, I began to grasp the different topics and my liking for the subject increased tremendously.

Wilson was able to clearly explain the key points of every topic as well as answer any questions I had. He helped me to draw connections between topics which strengthened my ability to comprehend and answer different questions. Wilson would also help to clarify any queries I had with regards to school assignments. My Chemistry grades started to improve significantly within the first few lessons. 

Lessons with Wilson were very engaging and allowed me to gain more knowledge and a deeper understanding of the subject quickly.  Overall, I am super thankful for all of Wilson’s help!

Rachel Ong Su Ann from Methodist Girls’ School (2019)
IP Chemistry Y4 Grade: 85%

Jamie Koo Ya Zhen, RGS

Wilson is a one-of-a-kind teacher. I joined him at the start of Secondary 3 in RGS and continued all the way until the end of my Secondary School journey. Before I went to him, I was attaining a fail grade for my Chemistry papers. My inability to grasp the concept of the topics I was learning then led to my dislike for the subject. Wilson understood this and therefore did his best to make lessons more interesting and engaging to get me more invested in the subject. He was one of those rare teachers that you could be completely comfortable around and bond with, which made lessons fun. He was also able to teach in a manner that managed to help me thoroughly understand the concepts that I could not grasp previously in school. Slowly but surely, Chemistry became a much more manageable and enjoyable subject for me. I finally passed my first Chemistry paper just 3 months after joining him. From there on, my chemistry grades continued improving steadily and by the end of my Secondary 4 journey, I managed to attain an overall grade of 84 for Chemistry, where the cohort median was 71. This huge improvement in my grades is a testament to his teaching.

Jamie Koo Ya Zhen from Raffles Girls' School (2017)
IP Chemistry Y4 Grade: 84%

Keith Lee Rui Yi, ACSI

Before I came to Ace Brainery, I wasn't exactly failing chem but neither did I have a lot of confidence in the subject. It was my worse science and I had adopted the attitude that I could only mug hard and memorise everything before the exam, that Chemistry was a subject of memorisation. But when Mr Wilson started teaching me in August of Sec 3 year, teaching and explaining concepts to me, things started to click. I was able to look at topics in a new light, and things that I previously had to work hard to memorise, I was now able to see the reasons why they were as such, and understand the underlying concepts and explanations, and suddenly Chemistry was not as hard as it had seemed before. Throughout the whole of my Year 4 as well Mr Wilson was extremely helpful, especially with regards to the harder topics. He would take the time to explain the reasons why this thing was such-and-such, and in exams or during class, even if I was not able to recall from memory the exact way a series or an answer should be, I could work from the explanations and underlying concepts and derive the correct answer, and I think that's the biggest impact Mr Wilson left on me. He helped me see that Chemistry was not a subject where whoever could memorise and regurgitate the best would score; there was understanding and application involved. That was a new way of thinking for me back in Sec 3, and it's stuck with me ever since. Even though now I am no longer under Mr Wilson the ideas and concepts of using First Principles to derive more difficult properties is something that continues to help me greatly in learning, understanding, studying for and appreciating Chem. Thank you sir!

Keith Lee Rui Yi from ACS Independent (2017)
IP Chemistry Y4 Grade: 92.5%

Tai Wen Bin, ACSI

Wilson’s patience and dedication in guiding me through Chemistry have been an immense blessing. Prior to his coaching, I lacked an understanding of fundamental Chemistry concepts, and was thus very unconfident in the subject.

However, once I began lessons with Wilson, I found them to be both enjoyable and effective in allowing me to absorb the various concepts, hence concurrently developing a better appreciation of Chemistry. His organised and engaging way of teaching, which encouraged independent thinking while catering to the limitations of my needs and abilities, resulted in me acquiring knowledge at a rapid yet comfortable pace.

Beyond the confines of regular lessons, Wilson was also readily available to assist in queries and school assignments; this was definitive of his going the extra mile to forge a genuine friendship with me. All in all, I am tremendously grateful for his efforts and devotion in enabling me to strive for excellence!

Tai Wen Bin from ACS Independent (2017)
IP Chemistry Y4 Grade: 85%

Christopher Kiong, UWC

The magic of the lessons at Ace Brainery is that the sessions are not designed to supplement school lectures and tutorials. Instead, they are executed in such a way that they can be termed to be replacements! Desmond delivers his lessons in a concise yet charismatic way, at a level much more than most.

Christopher Kiong from United World College (2014)
iGCSE Co-Science Grade: A*