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Full-Time EOK Students


Student:

Hong Ye Tan











Grade:

7

School:

EOK Academy

 Enrolled since: November 2011

Courses enrolled:

IGCSE: Math & English 

GCE: Math & Physics

Class schedule:

Regular: 17-18 hours per week
Holiday break: 9:00-15:00 daily

Student's Reflection:

         The first time that I came to EOK to learn, I thought that it was just going to be another school that I had to go to after my normal school. After the first 15 minutes of learning here, I had realised that this was much different to the school that I was used to. It was much more interactive than at school, where you had to listen to the teacher drone on and on about the given assignment, and then giving you a worksheet to slowly chew through and complete. But here, there are tailor made programs that are both fun and interesting, and I have enjoyed almost every minute that I spend here with the tutors, doing programs that suited my learning style. After my amazing score that I got on my IGCSE Math exams, I was encouraged to continue to pursue the knowledge that comes with EOK.

        During the three years that I have been training and accumulating my knowledge here, I feel that I have learnt a lot. Not only that, but I have also made friends with my academic peers. They are mostly older than me, but have a similar gifted background to me. I underwent an intensive course during this time, usually coming about 17-18 hours per week, in order to prepare for my GCE AS and A2 maths, and also for my IGCSE English exams. Although it was an intensive course, I still get to learn at my own pace, so that I can retain the knowledge for much longer than at school, where they either teach it all too quickly or too slowly. There are lots of discussions between me and my mentor, and it is a two way discussion. If I ask a question, then the information that I receive is much more in depth than what is actually required in the syllabus. In the end, it all paid off, when I passed with flying marks. I have enjoyed the overall process. The class is not always just work; there is a lot laughter and jokes that are passed around by both students and the teachers.

        Now, after I have finished my GCE A2 Maths at age 10 and my GCE AS Physics at age 11, I am preparing for my upcoming GCE A2 Physics exams. I feel that EOK has helped me greatly in helping me to pursue this extremely difficult task at such a young age. Special thanks must go to the tutors of EOK that have helped me to achieve this amazing feat, especially Dr Ma for encouraging me! Now that I am preparing for upcoming Physics exams now, EOK has yet another challenge ahead of them; helping me to get a perfect score on A2, to complete my academic journey. The EOK team is helping me to select a suitable university, working with me on how to write my personal statement, and helping me to prepare for the process.


Parent's Reflection:

        My son has joined the Gifted Child Program at EOK since November 2011. I observe how my child has been eagerly learning the new and advanced knowledge which is 7 years beyond his grade. I am also surprised and glad to see that he doesn't find it repelling to attend the classes almost every day. The eagerness and motivation that he has gained here demonstrate the success of the gifted program. Thanks to EOK for all the efforts being put on my son.




Student:

Rose Ng




Grade:

12

School:

EOK Academy

 Enrolled since: September 2012

Courses enrolled:

IGCSE: English, Math, Physics & Chemistry

GCE: Math, Phy, Chem & Econ

Class schedule:

09:00-17:00 for 5 days per week

Reflection:

        Little did I know how much this place would change my life when I stepped into EOK for the first time two years ago. EOK has an excellent programme, which allows students to learn at their own pace. At school or other learning centres, all topics within a certain subject like Math get the same amount of time spent on it. But here, I can spend more time on my weak areas and improve more efficiently. I learn things before my school teaches them, so I have made a decision to quit my school and become a full-time student at EOK. The biggest accomplishment I have made here is getting the offer from the University of Cambridge! I cannot thank EOK enough for their help. 




Student:

Vincent Tong




Grade:


11

School:

EOK Academy

 Enrolled since:November 2014

Courses enrolled:

GCE: Math, Chem, Bio & Econ

Class schedule:

09:00-17:00 for 7 days per week

Reflection:

        EOK is definitely a place for students to learn productively and have fun at the same time. With the help of the teachers who are fully committed to teaching students how to overcome problems, it is a comfortable and relaxing learning environment. As a full-time student in EOK, I have experienced the systematic way of their teaching, and I have to say that it is paramount for students to do most of the work themselves rather than listening to teachers most of the time. Unlike other schools or learning centers, EOK puts their students as their first priority, and that to me is really important.




Student:

Samantha Tong




Grade:


12

School:

EOK Academy

 Enrolled since:December 2014

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math, Chem & Bio

Class schedule:

09:00-17:00 for 7 days per week

Reflection:

        Unlike my previous school and many other tutoring centers I have been to, EOK is the best place for students who want to learn productively. Teachers here are very supportive and are devoted to giving their time and patience to help their students learn to the best of their ability. 

        With Mathematics being one of my weakest subjects, I had to start learning from the very basics. Rather than solving difficult past paper questions one by one as I have been used to from my experience with other tutoring schools, my Math teacher at EOK suggested that I should start off by learning the basic skills so that I can tackle future mathematical problems. To do this, he immediately created specific programs for me so that while it was challenging, it was also able to help me improve my understanding of the topic. The greatest advantage of using this method is that it makes difficult equations seem easier as I am able to break the question down into pieces, complete the question step by step and avoid silly mistakes. 

        In addition, as everyone in the room is focused on their own programs which are set on the computer in front of them, this creates a great working environment so that students are focused and are not interrupted.

        Most importantly, the support here provided by the teachers is what I believe to help the student boost their confidence in learning. Immediate help is provided when it is needed, and clear, precise explanations are given when the student doesn't understand a certain aspect. All in all EOK allows students to learn productively, which to me is the most important.






Student:

Jeffrey Siu





Grade:


13

School:

EOK Academy

 Enrolled since:February 2015

Courses enrolled:

GCE: Math, Phy & Econ

Class schedule:

09:00-17:00 for 5 days per week

Reflection:

        I have started GCE course in EOK in order to support my A2 modules. Unlike the other tutoring centres, students learn with a tailor-made computer programme so I learn according to my own pace and ability. The unique teaching method helps maximize my capability and boost up my grades in exam.
        Teachers are very nice and supportive. It’s very easy to learn complex topics in such a short period of time. And I love the atmosphere here a lot! It is totally unlike what you used to have in the tradition classroom.




Student:

Vincy Wong






Grade:

12

School

EOK Academy

 Enrolled since:October 2012

Courses enrolled:

IGCSE: English, Chinese, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics

GCE: Math, Further Pure Math, Phy, Chem & Chinese

Class schedule:

Regular: 18 hours per week
Holiday break: 09:00-18:00 daily

Reflection:

       Studying at EOK is definitely an extraordinary experience. I started off as an IGCSE student is October 2012. I was taking 10 subjects and with help from EOK teachers, I was able to get straight A/A* results. I then moved on to GCE and finished AS exams in January 2014. Currently, I am preparing for A2 exams in June. EOK is nothing like any other tutorial centre that I have ever seen and been. I have been learning with fun and efficiency at the same time. EOK has the most effective computer program which assists students in various aspects. Complex topics are broken down into individual themes that are much easier to pick up in a short period of time. The personalized teaching method has significantly enhanced my learning pace. Once I have gained sufficient experience for a topic, I may move on to the next one, which is very different from the way of teaching in formal schools. I can secure my knowledge a lot more quickly. EOK also has a relaxing learning environment. Teachers are just like friends to us. I have a lot of fun here and I want to thank every teacher at EOK because they are the only reason why I can achieve such satisfying results.



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