ScienceTuitionInSingapore
 The Leading Science Tuition Agency in Singapore

The Leading Science Tuition Agency in Singapore

 

Since 2008, our tuition centres have propelled many students to Enjoy and Excel in Science in Primary 1 to 6, PSLE, Secondary 1 to 4, O Levels (Physics & Chemistry), and even Olympiads.

 

 

 

Classes are filling up fast!
CONTACT US for to reserve your place today!

 

NEWS - Dec 2008

Exams Over and Let Your Hair Down

Dear students from Intensive Review class, tutorial class and Mock Exam Review class,

Good to see some of you yesterday. With the exams finally over, it’s time to let your hair down. I would like to invite you to the mini-Xmas party on coming Wed evening, where you will get a chance to meet up with finance professionals.

During this period, some of you have approached me seeking career advice or even sent me your resume looking for opportunities. While the macro environment is clearly unfavourable for job-seekers now (with headcount freezes and restructuring exercises), I feel that there are two things that one should start working on, if one is aspiring to join the investment mgt industry (buy-side/ sell-side) eventually. Passing the CFA Exams is only part of the equation; networking and competency building is what it takes to eventually land anybody a job in the finance industry and I will elaborate on these points in this post-exam mailer.

(1) Professional Networking:
It is important to leverage on contacts in your job search because many vacancies are filled based on referrals, whether you like it or not. It is very common for one’s boss to ask his team-mates if they know anybody with a certain skill set to fill any new role they are contemplating. Such openings are generally not publicised at all. Referrals are preferred, as one of the team members may have worked with the new person before and most likely would have a good working relationship with him/ her.

When I was still outside the finance industry more than two years ago, the number of contacts I had in the finance industry could be counted with one hand! After I realised the importance of networking, I made it one of my personal objectives to attend networking events regularly and meet acquaintances and friends for lunch/ drinks to better understand the industry structure through them. Today, though I already know many people in the investment mgt industry, I still see value in professional networking as a continual process, very much like a basic survival skill. I attach some words of advice that I shared with my friends on my experience with networking events.

(2) Competency Building:
Typically, at interview sessions, potential employers ask you how many years of relevant experience you have got. This is tough and very much like a “chicken and egg” question, coz one obviously does NOT have any relevant experience as one is not in the finance industry YET. I have gone thru this myself and am fully aware how tough it can be. However, I still believe there are a few things one can do to demonstrate proactiveness in building up one’s competency, one of which is to broaden your market knowledge and gain exposure to analyst research. For a start, if you are not yet sure what you wish to achieve in the finance industry, read a bit of everything‚Ķ and when you are more certain of what you wish to do, focus your attention to reading the more relevant stuff. It’s very much a self-discovery process.

[I have one word of CAUTION though: the finance industry is not for the faint-hearted (i.e. anybody who is worried about job security).... so one needs to be aware of the ups and downs. Personally, I think this job suits me well, coz I feel life is full of ups and downs, and we just gotta ride thru the waves.... I am happy to have found what I enjoy doing.]

Finally, if you need some career advice, feel free to hook me up for lunch/ drinks, and I will be happy to prescribe and share some reading material with you.

Happy holidays.

Mr Yeoh, Chief Tutor


 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT  !!

We are currently offering
10% discount off our 3-month package,

or 5% discount off our 1-month package,

for the first 100 sign-ups

on this website! 

Hurry! 
Mail 
Contact Us Today! Mail 

 

Our tuition centre's contact number will be provided once you have provided your contact information at our Contact Us Page. 

* For new students only

  

Enjoy 10% Off with 1st Your 3 Months Enrolment!*
*For 1st 100 First-Time Signups

Fill up this form and we will contact you as soon as possible!

 
Testimonials
"I would like to thank my tutor, Mr Daniel, for helping me improve from 48% (F) to 73% (A) within 5 months."   
- Ryan, a Primary 5 Science Student
 
"Thank you for helping me get As in all my 3 Sciences. I not only got into Triple Science, but also got accepted into Science Mentorship Program at NUS. And thanks for helping me build my own CIP project to get more CIP points." 
- Jiawei, from a Prestigious SAP School
 
"Thank you, Mr Yeoh, for helping me achieve the top position at my school and helping me with my DSA application to get into RGS!" 
- E., from a Neighbourhood Secondary School
 
"I would like to thank my tutor, Mr Daniel, for helping me improve to A1 from failing my Math. He is very patient yet strict with me, and I am grateful for that because I have a short attention span and tend to get into "trouble" easily. 
 
He is easily the best tutor I ever had, because he not only helped me improve in my grades, but also helped me understand Math concepts and shorten my learning time, which would otherwise get too boring and draggy for me. Thank you Mr Daniel for everything." 
- Wayne,
from Failing to A1
 
See more testimonials...
Useful Links

 

 Ministry of Education Singapore
Ministry of Education

Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board
Singapore Examinations
and Assessment Board