Bright Culture’s FAQs

Explore Bright Culture's FAQ for more information about our O & A-Level Chemistry Lessons and Tuitions. Bright Culture conducts science and chemistry tuition and chemistry practical sessions in Novena, Sg!

FAQS

Our average chemistry tuition weekday class size is 3-15 students, while our average chemistry tuition weekend class size is 5-20 students.

Our classrooms can seat 18 students max and we have additional online students too.

We only have Lower Secondary Science and O & A Level Chemistry classes available as we specialise in them.

We have received many positive testimonials of how we have helped our students in O Level Chemistry.

Some of them have also shown tremendous improvement from their original grades, some from F9/E8/D7 to A2/A1

We have received many positive testimonials of how we have helped our students in A Level Chemistry.

Some of them have also shown tremendous improvement from their original grades, some from F9/E8/D7 to A2/A1

 

There are pros and cons of each option.

For home tutors, you get the flexibility and convenience of tutors coming to your place. This saves a lot of time for students. However, choosing the right tutor out of the thousands of available home tutors can be a hassle.

At Bright Culture, we are committed for the long term, provide our proprietary notes and practice papers, and specialise in Lower Secondary Science and O & A Level Chemistry. We are focused and determined to provide all the support that we can!

Our Lower Secondary Science and O & A Level Chemistry Tutors are definitely well qualified and highly experienced. Many of them have more than 10+ years of experience and some were former JC lecturers in Singapore MOE schools.

 

Yes! Our chemistry tuition centre in Novena is conveniently located near Novena MRT.

This means that if you are looking for JC and A Level H2 Chemistry Tuition in places like Bishan, Toa Payoh, Yio Chu Kang and Ang Mo Kio, it is just a few MRT stops away! Our Kembangan branch is right next to the MRT and near places like Bedok, Tanah Merah, Tampines, Simei and Pasir Ris. MRT Stations within 15 minutes of Kembangan MRT:

  • Pasir Ris
  • Tampines
  • Simei
  • Tanah Merah
  • Bedok
  • Eunos
  • Paya Lebar
  • Aljunied
  • Kallang
  • Lavendar

MRT Stations within 15 minutes of Novena MRT

  • Toa Payoh
  • Braddell
  • Bishan
  • Ang Mo Kio
  • Yio Chu Kang
  • Newton
  • Orchard
  • Somerset
  • Dhoby Ghaut
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Stevens
  • Little India

Bright Culture is a Tuition Centre specialising in Secondary and JC Chemistry Tuition. Our students have achieved massive improvements, some even going from F to A for their Secondary and JC Chemistry exams!

We have classes for Sec 3 – 5, JC 1 – 2 (H2 Chemistry Tuition).

Here is why you should choose us!

Relationships – we build positive teacher-student relationships to provide the right learning environment!
Experienced, committed teachers – we ensure that all teachers are committed to teaching your child!
Motivated students – from our experience, motivated students produce the best results. We invest plenty of time understanding and motivating each student!

We are located at Novena and Tampines

We have developed our own proprietary method of teaching and students call our notes their “secret to success”! We not just focus on the academic results of the students, but also ensure they are motivated and inspired to learn.

Your child will have a great time learning with us!

Novena Branch – this would be the most convenient branch if you stay at these locations

  • Ang Mo Kio
  • Serangoon
  • Bishan
  • Toa Payoh
  • Hougang
  • Novena
  • Bukit Timah
  • Ponggol
  • Sengkang

We conducted online chemistry tuition lessons during the circuit breaker period, but has since opened up for regular classes. Should there be another circuit breaker period, we are well ready to switch back to online lessons.

 

We have closely followed MOE’s guidelines on Safe Management Measures to ensure our teachers and students are able to learn in a safe environment.

More information on the Safe Management Measures can be found here

A good 1-1 chemistry tutor typically costs between $90-120/hr, but our group classes are more affordable. 

 

Here are some key differences we would like to highlight about the differences between Combined and Pure Chemistry

Type of Questions

The type and way of questioning is vastly different between Pure Chemistry and Combined Chemistry. Combined Chemistry questions are very straightforward and could be quite predictable over the years. Pure Chemistry requires students to apply what they have learned through many scenario-based questions, often requiring them to analyze the questions deeply to answer. 

E.g, for a question on Chemical bonding, in Combined Chemistry, students would be given straightforward questions like “Explain in terms of structure and bonding, why sodium chloride has higher mp/bp than chlorine” but in Pure Chemistry, students would be given data on various kinds of ionic and covalent substances  (some that they have not seen before) and apply what they have learnt to be able to make sense of the data. 

Answering techniques

Due to the nature of Combined Chemistry questionsbeing straightforward, fewer answering techniques are needed for the whole two years of the syllabus. However, for Pure Chemistry, every topic has at least two answering techniques to learn.

Hacks to score

Due to the reasons stated above, the hacks to score for Combined Chemistry are different for Pure Chemistry, and our teachers are trained to teach different hacks to students depending on their levels and lessons that they sign up for, as we do not believe in a one size fit all for Chemistry.

Our mission in Bright Culture is to make learning effective and easy for our students, as we understand that time and resources are crucial for both students and parents. And we are very driven and dedicated to making sure that the lessons that our students attend really can cater to and accelerate their learning. 

Subject Based Banding (SBB) is when NA or NT students take up the Express pure or combine chemistry 

All our Lower Secondary Science and O & A Level Chemistry classes are group classes. We don’t have 1-1 classes at the moment. 

Yes! Our classes are suitable for both IP students and O Level students. 

Our resources have been prepared with higher-order/application thinking questions to cater to IP students. Our teachers have experience in the IP syllabus, and we have students in the IP stream!

Students can attend other available time slots within the same week (mon-sun). They will receive a Class Schedule on their onboarding message, which they can refer to anytime. 

Students can watch the recorded lesson the next day after 6 PM! (For weekend classes, it would be available on Monday after 6 PM)

All our past lessons have been recorded and uploaded on the learning portal. Students can access it to catch up on the lessons that they have missed out. 

For specific lessons that they require to catch up on, they can check on the Academic Curriculum + Calendar Dates [found on their onboarding message] to look for the specific lessons on the learning portal.

Students are required to purchase past terms of materials. Hence they would have the necessary materials to catch up on as well!

Students can post questions on classdojo if they have any doubts/queries for our teachers to assist them too

Students can also lookout for our Key Concept Lessons (S3/S4) or our Crash Course Holiday Programme (signature holiday lessons) to recap on the past lessons that they have missed out as well!

Our practical lessons are usually held during the June Holidays and a few weeks prior to the actual O Level Chemistry Lab Examinations. Lab lessons are not included in our regular lessons. They are payable separately.
We have yet to finalize the schedule but we can keep you posted once the schedule has been confirmed

Just to share more information about our practical lab lessons:

  • We are NEA Approved
  • Its held at Novena Centre
  • We conduct Titration and QA experiments
  • Each experiment is 2 hours
  • Students can choose to attend both experiments or choose either one

We currently do not conduct practical lessons for S1 and S2 students.
Our lab lessons are primarily for S3 and S4 students 

However, during our regular lessons, our teachers do show and conduct tiny experiments for our students. They would at times be given chances to carry out the experiment as well.

testimonials

shernace seet
shernace seet
2022-06-21
Hi!! Here’s my honest feedback: i really enjoyed all the 10 lessons i attended because the teacher (ms bernice tay) went through the notes very thoroughly and explained the concepts very well! The notes given were neat and concise too, very helpful for answering questions! + they were coloured YAY 🌈 Ms Tay’s teaching made me less afraid of chemistry too HAHAHA 🤣 i already recommended Bright Culture to my friend because i felt that others would also learn a lot there :)) on a side note the other teachers like ms anna and mr benjamin and another 2 teachers (i’m not sure of their name 🫤) were really patient and helpful too! 😄👍
DAWN ONG YIRONG Student 2019
DAWN ONG YIRONG Student 2019
2022-06-21
The class was really good! I learnt a lot and the teachers were all so friendly and interesting. Didn’t feel tired a bit and I now have a better understanding of chemistry. I also love how the teacher would connect chapters together. Very fun! Glad i saw their ad on instagram 🙂
shana wee
shana wee
2022-06-20
I attended the crash course and it was incredibly helpful!! it was thorough, engaging and the content was covered fully in every lesson. it has definitely made me understand the concepts better
Ashlyn Ng
Ashlyn Ng
2022-06-19
At first I was actually dreading the crash courses bc they were so long but they were actually super helpful and fun! Didn’t feel exhausted after 5 hours of the module and practice! 🙂 the Teachers are also all super nice and i like how even though it’s in a big class they still go by to each student individually to help them out, and even if you don’t know how to do the task assigned they don’t get angry at all!! 😮😮😮 overall bright culture super good 👍👍👍 thx!!
regan ling
regan ling
2022-06-19
really good and cohesive notes++teaching! never understood until i joined the crash course. love the teachers and they are all friendly and experienced. highly recommend to people struggling with chemistry and need to understand quickly!
Lian Chelsia
Lian Chelsia
2022-06-19
the crash course helped me understand electrolysis and organic chemistry so much better. the lessons were engaging and interesting!

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