Victoria JC (2013 – 2014)
Currently: Working at Singapore Art Museum, waiting to enter University College London
“Mr Irwin taught me GP from the beginning of J1 and I would always look forward to his lessons. I like how he gives structure to a subject that has very little structure as it made studying GP so much easier. He did this through updating us with thought-provoking current affairs every week that served well as content, examples and language tools, teaching us how to vary our sentence structure and language and guiding us in the key elements of a good introduction, body and conclusion as well as AQ. Mr Irwin tapped on articles for Paper 1 content and occasionally sample essays which were effective due to the thorough analysis he did in class. His ample Paper 2 practices were not just good practices but also supplemental to topics I was interested in for Paper 1. I also like reading his sample AQs and essays; it’s a joy to read. More importantly, it is very relatable to me as the arguments are well-structured and easy to understand.
Above all, Mr Irwin’s kindness, patience and good sense of humour are what I truly admire as these lessen the stress of studying and make GP more exciting and enjoyable. Indeed, Mr Irwin has demonstrated that ‘education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire’. Thank you, Mr Irwin! You’re an excellent writer and GP tutor! 😀