Since secondary school, Chemistry was never a subject that I could grasp. All the information seemed abstract and I never really scored well in examinations even if I studied. I continued to struggle with Chemistry during IB, and when I got a 5 during my Year 5 promo exams, I decided to look for help, especially as I hoped to pursue medicine in university. Joining Mr Desmond’s class was probably one of my wisest decisions. He is always engaging in class, and also encourages us to ask questions. He clarified every single doubt I had, frequently sharing exam tips on how to study effectively, and helping to draw links between various topics. I never expected my understanding for the subject to be able to improve so much in the span of less than a year. I even started to enjoy learning Chemistry, and eventually managed to get a 7 for IB. I’m truly grateful for all his support and am genuinely blessed to have had him as my teacher.
Nicole Leong from ACS Independent (2021)
International Baccalaureate HL Chemistry Grade: 7