General Paper (GP) Tuition2023-04-30T23:22:02+08:00

#1 GP Tuition in Singapore

97% A and B grades

Taught by ex-journalist (international)

Author of A-Level GP Answer Key

11 years experience

2023 Discount

Sign up this year to lock in the current rate (with a permanent 40% discount)

Unlimited access to full library of recordings, notes, model essay and resources (more than one year’s worth) 

All classes taught by founder and principal tutor Mr Liau

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“Classes with Mr Liau always bring fresh insights that have never crossed my mind during my self-study or even during GP lessons in school.” ~ Jiwon, Victoria Junior College. Jiwon improved from S to A, and eventually topped his cohort for GP in JC2.

Track record

  • 97% ‘A’ and ‘B’ grades

  • Average improvement of three grades (i.e. D to A)

  • Top scorers every year

  • 11 years teaching experience

How we achieve it

  • Structured learning experience with ample hands-on practices

  • Interactive and engaging discussions for maximum intellectual stimulation

  • Individualised guidance and feedback

  • Detailed notes and supplementary materials for revision

  • All lessons personally conducted by Mr Liau

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Teaching Philosophy

We excite, intrigue and inspire our students to love General Paper

“General Paper was a tedious and boring subject for me in JC1, I had no idea what I was doing and basically scraping through JC1 exams. Until I attended Mr Liau’s GP lessons which were very engaging despite having lessons online. The issues we covered were very intriguing and the discussions we had were always mind-boggling and fun. Through his lessons then I realised my interest for GP.” ~ Stevson, Temasek Meridian Junior College, 

“I always like hearing what you think about issues during lessons because they can really get interesting and it’s a fresh perspective for me for most times. I actually do enjoy GP because I get to understand our current world better, so thank you for all the things that you share with us during lessons. Your enthusiasm about the world and the issues pushed me to think more about what’s happening, rather than just take things in as it is.” ~ Charmaine, Nanyang Junior College

Mr Liau’s unique background

  • Invited author of the General Paper A-Level Ten Year Series Answer Key (2021-2022)

  • Deep professional experience as a former journalist with op-eds published locally and internationally in newspapers like The Guardian

  • Extensive eleven years teaching experience

  • Rich insights as the Hwa Chong HS/JC debate coach for four years (teams won ten championships)

  • Unique ability to captivate and intrigue as an award-winning intervarsity and JC debater (won four national championships)

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Practical Skills

We teach practical skills that enable students to ace their examinations

“One thing that stuck with me was how engaging and simplified the lessons were. I never really liked GP and I was never really the person to be able to write an essay properly as I could never gather my thoughts in a concise manner. The teacher somehow solved that for me. He managed to break down overwhelming essay questions into simpler parts so that all the answers become more structured and accurate. The brainstorming methods as well as all the already researched examples made me really happy as I was too lazy to search things up on my own.” ~ Ko Ko, Saint Andrew’s Junior College

“I feel that Mr Liau’s lessons are quite helpful as he goes into detail about the content and skills needed for GP. I think that its great that he provides us with notes that are easy to understand because I tend to be rather disorganised with my GP notes.” ~ Beatrice, Raffles Institution

How we make a difference

  • We break down complex ideas into simple concepts

  • We take a systematic approach to learning that equips students with essential examination skills and answering techniques

  • We prioritise hands-on experiential learning over didactic one-way lectures

  • We provide extensive notes for revision and exam preparation

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Successful Online Lessons

We make every online lesson a fun and intellectually stimulating experience

“Mr Liau’s lessons are extremely insightful and fun. Mr Liau is extremely friendly and ensures that every student participates. Classes are still extremely beneficial and interactive despite it being on Zoom. Fret not as the lessons will surely broaden your perspective on the world. He is one of a kind I do not regret joining his classes.” ~ Wei Xuan, Nanyang Junior College

“I think the discussions in the lessons are deep and they help me understand real world issues much better. Despite it being online, it is actually engaging and fun :)” ~ Chi Hua, Raffles Institution

“The lessons were very informative and interactive despite it being online.” ~ Tze Kai, Anderson Serangoon Junior College

“The lessons were fun and it was very interesting to have discussions during lessons.” ~ Mun Sheen, Temasek Junior College

How we make every online lesson a success

  • We partner students in the learning process, engaging them through discussions and hands-on exercises

  • We encourage questions and always give students time to share their own views, helping them develop their confidence as critical thinkers

  • We support each student individually and provide personalised feedback

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Feedback and Guidance

We provide individualised guidance and feedback

“Thank you for your guidance while I was in your GP tutoring sessions. I always like hearing what you think about issues during lessons because they can really get interesting and it’s a fresh perspective for me for most times. I actually do enjoy GP because I get to understand our current world better, so thank you for all the things that you share with us during lessons. Your enthusiasm about the world and the issues pushed me to think more about what’s happening, rather than just take things in as it is.” ~ Charmaine, Nanyang Junior College

“Mr Liau has always been extremely dedicated in teaching me. He constructs his lesson in a clear and comprehensive manner, making them easy to follow. He taught us writing, comprehension and paraphrasing techniques which are very useful. Besides, he always takes the effort to give us detailed feedback on our work to help us do better. Moreover, he is always very patient and encouraging such that I can always consult him about areas I am unsure of. Under his guidance, I became more confident in GP and improved greatly over the months leading to the exam.” ~ Hao Chen, Private Candidate

Mr Liau’s academic credentials

  • Invited author of the General Paper A-Level Ten Year Series Answer Key (2021-2022)

  • Certified in Online Teaching and Education by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Post-Graduate)

  • Graduated with a degree in History from NTU

  • Hwa Chong Institution alumnus

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Recommended By Students

Top Five Questions

Is my A-Level General Paper grade important?2021-11-12T13:16:00+08:00

Absolutely. Although GP is a H1 subject, it is often used by university admissions officers as an indicator of a student’s ability to cope with academic rigour and engage in interdisciplinary thinking—two of the most important requirements for success in higher education. Priority is thus always given to students who do well in GP.

In addition, a student’s GP grade is used in the computation of their Rank Points (RP). Students who score well in other subjects but poorly in GP risk being denied admission to the university of their choice because they have lower RP.

You may have heard of stories of students who either had to opt for a less competitive course or retake the A-Level examination as a private candidate.

A student’s GP grade does matter immensely.

Unfortunately, it is not easy to score an A. Only around 20% of students in Singapore do so every year. Students who are unable to perform consistently should not be surprised if they fail to score an A for the A-Level General Paper examination.

Here at GP Tuition, we strive to ensure that none of our students encounter such a situation.

In 2021, we achieved exceptional results with 97% of our students obtaining either an ‘A’ or a ‘B’ grade.

This was made possible through our structured and systematic approach to learning, the intellectual stimulation provided through interactive and engaging classes, and the close guidance and support we offer each student at the individual level.

Is the A-Level General Paper subject important?2021-11-12T13:16:00+08:00

General Paper is, by far, the most important subject for any JC student. Our lessons equip students with the ability to understand our world and navigate it intelligently. We train students to develop the thinking skills required in higher education and in their future careers.

Over the years, we have seen our students win top scholarships, enter top universities, and excel in fields like law and medicine.

Our students have also expressed an appreciation for how our lessons have helped them broaden their perspectives, develop a passion for learning about the world, and become more critical thinkers.

In short, General Paper is more than just an A-Level subject that students need to score well in. It provides crucial preparation for the future.

We help students achieve these goals by focusing on more than just short-term grades. Through interactive and thought-provoking discussions, we seek to develop our students’ ability to become better thinkers, not just top scorers.

Is GP tuition necessary?2021-11-12T13:15:46+08:00

While our GP lessons do give our students a competitive edge, not every student requires tuition.

For those who do, there are three main advantages.

First, students will be exposed to a wealth of knowledge through our lessons and learn how to tackle the GP paper in a structured and systematic manner. It is not possible to acquire the same knowledge independently with so many other subjects to study for. Our lessons help students save time that they can then spend focusing on other subjects.

Second, students will receive professional guidance and feedback from a former journalist and international op-ed writer. This is a rare opportunity.

Finally, students will receive one-to-one support to ensure that they are able to perform consistently and score well for the A Level examination.

Given the highly competitive nature of the A-Level GP examination, it is difficult to guarantee good results without professional support and guidance.

Are all classes taught by Mr Liau?2022-11-14T22:27:14+08:00

Yes, all classes are taught by Mr Liau.

We do not follow the practice of large commercial tuition centres where students are taught by a different teacher than advertised.

Here at My Mustard Seed, we guarantee that all classes will be taught by Mr Liau.

Students can reach out to him directly if they have any questions or require feedback on their assignments.

Mr Liau is the exclusive GP author for the academic book publisher Shing Lee and the invited author for the A-Level General Paper Answer Key (2021-2022). As a former journalist, Mr Liau wrote op-eds locally and internationally for publications like The Guardian. He has eleven years teaching experience and is certified in Online Teaching and Education by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Post-Graduate). He graduated with a degree in History from NTU. He is also a Hwa Chong Institution alumnus, and award-winning intervarsity and JC debater.

Why choose us for GP tuition?2021-11-12T14:44:10+08:00

GP poses a unique challenge to educators. To excel, students must both be equipped with practical skills as well as with the ability to think and reason for themselves. Yet, these goals lie in tension with one another.

The formulaic approach pursued by some tuition centres works well in achieving the former goal but not in developing critical thinking skills. Such approaches are, moreover, extremely boring and arguably even harmful to the student’s intellectual development and personal growth.

Our GP classes seek to achieve a healthy balance between the two goals by relying on a structured curriculum, supplemented by thought-provoking discussions about important current affairs issues.

We believe that the best testament to our success lies in our students grades as well as the unvarnished feedback that they have given us in their testimonials.

In 2021, 97% of our students scored ‘A’ and ‘B’ grades for GP.

Every year, over the past five years, our 90% of our students scored ‘A’ and ‘B’ grades using this approach.

We have also succeeded in helping weaker students excel, with an average improvement of three grades (i.e. D to A).

Available Programmes and Fees
Schedule

Available Programmes

Ultimate Track Class

The Ultimate Track class is the main GP class. We cover all essential skills and concepts for GP in this class. The classes will include hands-on exercises, discussions, guided practices, notes, materials, examples and everything students need to get an A for GP.

Case Studies MasterClass

The Case Studies MasterClass focuses more on current affairs issues and key global events that are especially important for GP. The case study approach is interdisciplinary in nature and provides more room for non-exam-driven discussion and analysis. Notes will be provided as part of CSMC as well. Students who are unable to attend the Case Studies MasterClass for a particular week can watch the recording and read the notes on their own.

For more details on how classes are conducted, please refer to our explanatory guide.

How We Get 97% As and Bs for GP – Guide to Our Classes (PDF File)

2023 Discount

Sign up this year to lock in the current rate (with a permanent 40% discount)

Unlimited access to full library of recordings, notes, model essay and resources (more than one year’s worth) 

All classes taught by founder and principal tutor Mr Liau

Pricing

Case Studies MasterClass

$200monthly
  • 1 hour per week
  • Extended
  • Covers additional case studies in depth
  • Explore important issues and engage in interdisciplinary learning

Ultimate Track

$320monthly
  • 2 hours per week
  • Core
  • Covers all 55 core GP skills and essential concepts for Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • Systematic approach with hands-on practices and interactive discussions

Combined Package

$320monthly
  • 3 hours per week
  • Core + Extended
  • Includes both Ultimate Track and Case Studies MasterClass
  • Most popular option
  • Price is shown after 40% discount has been applied (U.P. $520/mo)

Discount for FAS students

Students on FAS may apply for a discounted fee. Basic proof will be required.

Please contact us for more details.

Schedule for 2023

Last updated: 30 Apr 2023

  • More slots will be made available in May/June 2023.
  • Please contact us if you are unable to make it for any of the available slots. We will take your preferences into consideration when opening new classes.
  • UT = Ultimate Track
  • CSMC = Case Studies MasterClass
  • Students who sign up for the combined package are entitled to one UT and one CSMC class per week.

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