Zachary Teo (RI)


Raffles Institution (2010 – 2011)
Currently: Studying medicine at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU)

“I remember being very confused about GP when I was in JC. I thought I could rely on my strong command of the English language to score well. But I had no clue how to write essays, and as a result, I often scored poorly for my essays which I thought were ‘well done’.

I was even more sceptical when my mother signed me up for GP tuition. My first response went something like, ‘GP? You sure there’s tuition for that kind of thing?” And of course, there was my wounded pride. Haha.

But attending GP lessons with Mr Irwin was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was with Mr Irwin that I learned that there was more to GP than simply English. Content, arguments, expressions and language flair were all part of the picture and these require not just exposure but proper guidance and effective practice. Attending GP lessons with Mr Irwin was the ideal place for me to acquire and fine-tune all these skills.

Mr Irwin will be to me first and foremost a tutor, teacher, educator and impassioned imparter of not just knowledge but the love of learning.”