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Gifted 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:

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.

           

Student:

Nikita Ma






Grade:

7/F1

School:

Diocesan Girls' School (DGS)

 Enrolled since: July 2008

Courses enrolled:

IGCSE: Math & English 

GCE: Math

Class schedule:

Regular: 5 hours per week
Holiday break: 09:00-15:00 daily

Reflection:

        Having got an A* in my IGCSE exam last year has really given me a great encouragement. And this year I joined further IGCSE training at EOK and sat for the Math and English as First Language exams. The learning experience was very challenging as most of the knowledge is new to me. But I am so lucky to have guidance from EOK teachers and they help me see the strengths and talents in me. Thanks so much to all their efforts and dedication.




Student:

Sharen Lee






Grade:

8

School:

Renaissance College (RCHK)

 Enrolled since:February 2009

Courses enrolled:

IGCSE: Math & English 

GCE: Math

Class schedule:

Regular: 6 hours per week
Holiday break: 09:00-15:00 daily

Reflection:

        Learning at EOK is an enjoyable experience. Unlike the local tutorial centres, I can learn at my own pace with computer learning programs which suit me the best. Although IGCSE is much more advanced and two years ahead of my grade level, I managed to master the knowledge and concepts within one year of time with the help of EOK teachers who always teach me with patience. Without such a dynamic and comprehensive course which has been personally designed for me, I couldn't have achieved so much. This place, where the students are very friendly and thirsty for knowledge, has become a second family to me!  

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Upcoming learning plan:     

        Sharen has been granted a full scholarship from her school (RCHK) since September 2011. She has started pursuing her GCE (AS) studies with us this summer.




Student:

Trevor Ma





Grade:

10

School:

Trinity College School

 Enrolled since: January 2010

Courses enrolled:

Math & Physics

Class schedule:

Regular: 8 hours per week

Reflection:

        EOK has taught me a lot of knowledge. It has the best programme for learning, and the teachers here are nice and caring. After I've joined EOK, I have had a significant improvement in my Math. Most importantly, I only spent one and a half month this summer to finish Grade 11 Physics. I am having my best time here.   

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Upcoming learning plan:     

        Trevor is now studying in Toronto and he is going to study AP Physics and SAT exams for early enrollment into the university.


      

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