He started giving tuition full time in 2005 to Secondary 3 & 4 and JC 1 & 2 students.
All his students had consistently performed well after attending his tuition class. Many of them had obtained an A in the end-of-year O-Level and A-Level examinations.
The following account lists some of the more memorable assignments that he had undertaken. Names of students have been withheld to protect their privacy. The accounts can be documented in private if needed.
- In 2008, a student was barred by her school principal from taking Chemistry when she was promoted to Sec 3. She was considered a very weak student and was unlikely to cope with the subject. Her parents appealed to the principal and assured the principal that a personal tutor will be engaged to help their daughter. Eventually, the student was allowed to continue with her choice of Chemistry, but with the condition that she will have to drop the subject should her school progress reports be unsatisfactory. Her parents engaged him to tutor her. In her 2009 O-level examinations, she obtained an A1 for her Chemistry. [Note: Name of school is withheld to show respect to school principal]
- In 2009, Dr Chow’s Secondary 4 Raffles Institution student was the top Chemistry student for his school cohort in the school O-level Preliminary examinations.
- In 2011, a Secondary 3 Raffles Academy Class student from Raffles Girls School was in danger of being dropped from the programme. She was required to pass a qualifying examination before she can continue in 2012. After taking tuition from him in late 2011 and 2012, she not only passed the qualifying examination, but also improved quickly to be consistently among the top few students in the Academy Class.
- In 2013, all his Raffles Institution JC students scored A for Chemistry in their A-level examinations.
- One of them was formerly from St Joseph’s Institution. He had only average school grades before he joined Dr Chow in 2010. In 2011, he obtained an A1 for Chemistry in the O-level examinations. As he did very well overall, he was admitted to Rafles Institution JC. He continued tuition with Dr Chow and in 2013 he obtained an A for his A-level Chemistry.
- His elder sister was also tutored by Dr Chow. She obtained A1 (2009) and A (2011) for Chemistry in her O-level and A-level examinations respectively.
- Another of the above Raffles Institution students had tuition with Dr Chow in 2012 and 2013. He came with a “S” ranking, which stands for ungraded in Raffles Institution’s grading system. Reproduced below is a copy of the appreciation note that he sent to Dr Chow immediately after the A-level examinations.
- In 2014, both Dr Chow’s Hwa Chong Institution students obtained A grade in their A-level Chemistry examinations (including straight As in the four subjects that they offered). The student who joined Dr Chow’s tuition class in April 2011 also obtained A1 for his school 2012 O-level (year 4) promotional examinations. He topped his class in the Chemistry examination. The other student who joined in February 2012 also did well enough to obtain an A2 for the same 2012 O-level (year 4) promotional examinations. It is obvious that both of them had benefited from Dr Chow’s teaching on study technique.
- In 2015, his Secondary 4 (Year 4) Raffles Girls Student, who is in the Raffles Academy class scored 75/80 (or91.3%) for Chemistry in her end of year examinations. In 2014, her score for her Year 3 end of year examinations was 70/80 (or 87.5%).
- His Crescent Girls’ Secondary 4 student, who had failed all her Secondary 3 school examinations in 2015, started tuition with Dr Chow in January 2016. By August 2016, she had improved to an A1 grade in her 2016 School Preliminary Examination. Reproduced below is a copy of her mark sheet showing details of mark obtained and her class teacher’s comment.
In her recent 2016 ‘O’ Level Cambridge Examination (5073/01) she obtained full marks with a perfect score of 40/40 for her Paper 1 Examination. She obtained an A1 for her ‘O’ Level Examination.