The practical application of Science in a variety of fields and disciplines is the catalyst for much of the world’s innovation. This is the turning point that transforms theoretical Science into the development of new technologies. This is what our Science Tutorial Programme for years 11-13 aims to instil in our learners. Building on the theoretical concepts and strong science foundation that they’ve learned in previous years, the programme challenges the students to combine their scientific mastery with creative and novel pursuits. This teaches the students to see science from a very practical lens: how can it be used to create something new? How can science be used to solve the world’s problems? This experimental and practical approach to Science does not mean that we dispense with the theoretical. Hand-in-hand with this the programme and our tutors continue teaching more advanced concepts as well as re-learning old ones. The more mastery the student feels regarding the subject, the more confident he/she will be in applying what they’ve learned to a particular pursuit. One particular emphasis of the programme is on the inculcation of scientific values. We want the students to be able to reflect on how science affects the greater world we live in. How can it affect the world for good? And the converse of that – how can it potentially deal harm? How do we avoid that? The programme is not remiss in teaching science with responsibility. Our Science Programme for years 11-13 include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Reinforcing of scientific concepts and theories
- Practical application of Science
- Science and the environment/community
Our Physics programme is based on a student-centered approach. Enthusiastic tutors use various teaching methods to engage the students in the practical application of the subject using examples to link the relevance of the subject to the real world. Tutors will also provide mentoring and guidance in the students’ own scientific projects. Students will undergo regular tests and problem-solving exercises.
PhD Mathematics (University of Oxford) BA Physics (University of Oxford) Dr. Caroline specializes in teaching Mathematics to primary school students and gifted children. She has been teaching with us at ALEC since 2014 and has successfully helped many students at High School and University Level to gain a better understanding in the applications of advanced physics and statistics.
PhD Chemisty (Hong Kong University) MSc Chemisty (Hong Kong University) Dr. Jason graduated with a PHD in Chemistry from HKU specialising and writing a thesis on bacteria resistant to anti-biotics. Dr. Jason has had great success over the years tutoring students all three sciences at the IB Higher Level, IGCSE and A-Levels and HKDSE level.
MSc Medical Laboratory Science (Polytechnic University HK) BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (University College London) Raj has been an active Science and Math tutor with ALEC since 2013, he has taught over 100 students in this span and assisted students through IGCSE & IB HL. Furthermore, Raj has worked as a Biochemist and Haematologist testing blood samples of various patients clinically. His lab experience has proven to be very beneficial with students understanding Chemistry and Biology.
Bsc. Biochemistry (University College London) Puneet has been teaching at ALEC since 2014, she is extremely patient with students and is always available to engage students through making science interesting for them. She is one of the most popular teachers and has been involved with curating and creating an internal science curriculum.
BSc. Computer Science (City University Hong Kong) Danyar graduated from American School Kazakhstan with a GPA of 3.9. He achieved perfect scores on his Sat Math, AP Calculus and AP Physics and straight A’s in his Chemistry classes. He also obtained a 100% government funded scholarship program towards his degree in Computer Science.