A man who stands by a principle of moral righteousness, what struck me the most was his willingness to accept students regardless of their financial background and compromising for those who may not be able to afford the full tuition fees. And that’s just scratching the surface. His fair treatment of every student no matter their level of chemistry depicts his aptitude for teaching, and he connects with students not only on a teaching level, but on a personal level as well. Being well versed with the chemistry syllabus is an understatement, for Desmond is someone who lives and breathes chemistry. His dedication to the subject and flair for teaching is evident in his teaching style, for he is able to filter out what’s important and what’s not, and come up with learning methods catered to the needs of his students. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” The depth of a teacher is not by how much he teaches, but how much he is able to inspire. Desmond, thanks for being a teacher that inspires.
Jarrett Lee Jun An from Catholic Junior College (2017)
GCE ‘A’ Level H2 Chemistry Grade: B