Lower Secondary Science (Chemistry) Exam Booster

by Founder of Ahive Academy, Mr Max Lye

A collaboration between Ahive Academy and Kainetik Learning Centre

Suitable for Sec 1 and Sec 2 students
Course duration :
From sign up until 31 Oct 2024.

24/7 On-Demand Online Learning at Course Site :

  • All Chemistry topics in the standard lower Sec G3 syllabus
  • 1 summary per topic (downloadable PDF)
  • 1 practice per topic (downloadable PDF)
  • Text answers for online viewing only (no download)
  • Video recordings of the 5 lessons from 2023 (no download)
  • Personalised Q&A support within course site
    (Ask questions within the syllabus from any source, including school and other tuition) 

Interactive Live Online Lessons :

  • 5 Sundays 12 PM to 1.30 PM
    18 Aug to 15 Sep 2024
  • 1st half of each lesson :
    Review of the concepts of the topic of the week
  • 2nd half of each lesson :
    Explanation of selected questions from the practice
  • All lessons will be recorded for multiple reviews (no download)

Lessons Schedule and Topics :

  • 18 Aug : Chemical Composition
  • 25 Aug : Separation Techniques
  • 01 Sep : Particulate Nature of Matter
  • 08 Sep : Atoms & Molecules
  • 15 Sep : Chemical Changes

Your child’s weekly learning experience :

  • Review the summary
  • Complete the practice
  • Attend the live lesson
  • Watch the recording (if needed)
  • Seek help anytime under the personalised Q&A support

(Please scroll down for the fees & FAQs.)

Mr Max Lye is a former MOE Head of Curriculum and Subject Head of Student Leadership who has years of rich experience teaching at junior colleges, independent and mainstream secondary schools. He previously served as the eduLab Manager at MOE HQ, conducting and coordinating pedagogy training for hundreds of teacher leaders and teachers at the Academy of Singapore Teachers.

A former top PSLE student from Raffles Institution, Mr Lye graduated from Imperial College London with 1st class honours in Chemistry under the prestigious Overseas Teaching Scholarship and was appointed as an Associate of the Royal College of Science.

In the education arena, he has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching and learning: Prime Minister’s Book Prize, Best Practice Award, Best Contribution Award, just to name a few.

With his stellar academic achievement and top teaching track record, Mr Lye founded Ahive Academy which is often featured in the media for its lesson methodology and practices. He currently focuses teaching O & A Level Chemistry tuition as the Principal Coach and conducts Chemistry Olympiad training in schools.

A sample recording from a past lesson :

A sample page from a topic summary :

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Please read the details & FAQs.

Live Online Lessons

There is only 1 schedule for the course.

If your child is not available during the lesson time, they may watch the recordings at their own time.

While watching or after watching the recordings, your child may make use of the Personalised Q&A support to clarify any doubts.

Actually, unknown to most parents, students usually only ask for repetition of explanation during lessons (both online and in-person), which can be easily done by replaying any part of the recording.

It is not uncommon that students are not able to understand all explanations completely by listening to them only once.

Yes, it is not a problem at all, as your child may simply watch the recording at their own time.

There is no attendance-taking for the lessons.

If your child is not able to attend some lessons, they may watch the recordings at their own time.

While watching or after watching the recordings, your child may make use of the Personalised Q&A support to clarify any doubts.

Your child may enter the virtual classroom at any time when the lesson is live.

However, we highly recommend your child to get ready with a large-screen device about 10 minutes before the start time, just in case of some unexpected technical issue.

The lessons are not conducted using Zoom.

Your child is to attend the lessons using any web browser, preferably Chrome browser, and on a large-screen device.

Your child can use the private Q&A text box to respond to the coach’s guiding questions or ask the coach any questions.

Your child’s text messages can only be seen by the coach but not by other students.

There is no need for your child to turn on any camera or microphone.

The number of students does not affect your child’s learning experience since students are not able to see one another, or other messages, so your child will not be distracted by other students in the lessons.

The recording of each live lesson will be released within 24 hours of its completion.

All recordings can be accessed from the time of release to the end of the course.

If you sign up after some lessons have been conducted already, you will still get the access to the recordings of the conducted lessons.

While any modern day computing device with a reliable internet access can be used to attend the live lessons, we strongly recommend you to use a device with a large-screen device and a dedicated keyboard that your child can type conveniently on.

Attending on mobile phones is possible, but some of the texts on-screen may appear too small at times, and it may not be as convenient to type your responses or questions.

Practice & Answers

The weekly schedule that is shown above on this page will also be shown in the course.

You can also complete the practice in the sequence that best suits your child’s learning needs.

MCQs and structured questions will be included in the practices.

This course aims to prepare your child well for the entire exam paper, not just a portion of it.

Marking service is not included in any of the programmes, so there is no need to submit any completed practice.

Your child is to check their completed practice using the answers and explanations provided in the online course.

This self-marking process is actually beneficial to your child in many ways, such as

  • Greater self-awareness:
    Self-marking helps your child to become more aware of their strengths and weaknesses, which can help them to improve their performance.
  • Increased motivation:
    Self-marking can be motivating for your child as it allows them to see the progress they are making and feel a sense of accomplishment.
  • Greater attention to detail:
    Self-marking encourages your child to pay closer attention to the details of the problems they are solving, which can help them to improve their accuracy and precision.
  • Increased autonomy:
    By marking their own homework, your child is able to take more ownership of their learning and become more independent in their studies.

In fact, some parents had switched over from other online courses with automated marking because they realised that their children could learn so much better with the self-marking process.

No, all the notes, summaries and practices are only available in downloadable PDFs, so there will be NO delivery for them.

Yes, all the summaries and practices be accessible right after sign up.

All answers, explanations and videos can only be viewed online, so they cannot be downloaded.

Q&A Support

The Personalised Q&A Support is built right inside the online course site. It is mobile-friendly, so you can simply use your mobile device to snap a photo of the question (and your attempt) that you want to seek help for, and post it.

The questions posted inside the course site will have our top priority to have them answered, so you need not post in the free Facebook groups.

Please understand that our WhatsApp number is only for general enquiries and technical support, but not for answering questions related to academic practice.

Your child can start posting questions under Q&A support right after your successful sign up.

Yes, your child may seek help on questions within the syllabus from any source, including homework from school, or even other tuition.

Our goal is to help your child master the subject, so it does not matter where the questions come from.

Each question may be answered within 5 minutes to 24 hours.

There are many factors that may affect the response time, but for the last few years, the average response time has been less than 6 hours.

Mr Max Lye will be responding to all posted questions personally, so your child will be getting top-quality personalised Q&A support.

An email notification with a direct link to the response will be sent for each response to a question.

For the collective benefit of peer learning and sharing, all questions and responses will be visible to every student in the course.

Parents and students love this feature because they can then learn more from the large variety of questions posted.

We would also like our students to realise that learning as a community is more effective and enjoyable than learning in isolation.

General

There will be no refund for all payments that have been charged to your credit card.

The last day of access to all learning resources will be 31 Oct 2024.

There is absolutely no need for your child’s photo or video to be shown at any part of the course.

It is not necessary to upload a profile photo for the course account. If one is uploaded, it must be one that is acceptable by our societal norms. Any offensive image used as a profile photo will be removed without warning.

As for your child’s name, you are free to use any name, as long as it is one that is acceptable by our societal norms. Any offensive names/words will be amended without warning.

For technical support, please send us a message via WhatsApp at 87955534 (https://wa.me/6587955534).

By enrolling in our course, you acknowledge the dedication and effort we’ve put into creating our learning resources.

We kindly ask that all materials provided – be it on the course site, downloaded PDFs, or printed worksheets – be solely used for your own child(ren)’s learning journey. These materials have been specially crafted for each enrolled student, and we trust in your respect for our work by not distributing them beyond your family.

Should this trust be compromised, we may need to take necessary steps to protect our content and intellectual property.

Thank you for understanding and for supporting our commitment to high-quality education!