Faith Cho Hei Ling
I began having lessons with Mr. Brandon in 2019 and was recommended by my friend. In the beginning I just wanted to focus on improving grammar and writing. However, I needed an IELTS exam for college applications. Therefore, we started to prepare for IELTS instead. It was a great experience learning English with Mr. Brandon, because his classes are always interesting and flexible to my learning needs. Sometimes we will just talk about news, psychology or books, and I learnt so much more than English from those conversations. In the beginning, I thought we are just talking and doing nothing. However, it actually allows Mr Brandon to coach me and I have better understanding about myself.
Eventually, my application of vocabulary and English proficiency have been improved a lot. Other than that, I have gained so much confidence while learning English in Ultimate Performers, as the teachers always encourage and hope for the best for me. They will always guide and comfort their students when they come across problems in learning or even daily lives.
Shawn Siew Chee Seng
Before I joined Ultimate Performers, I was a student with terrible English. I only noticed that I needed to improve my English when I started college. All assignments were in English and in order to continue my degree, I had to obtain a band 6.0 in IELTS. I was anxious as I did not even have a credit in SPM English, and the IELTS exam is tougher. I seriously doubted my ability to score the required band. My nightmare was overcome when my friend introduced “Ultimate Performers” to me.
The teachers were professional. The classes were interesting and I could absorb the lessons easily. The teachers always encouraged me to speak English, paid attention to the sentences I made, and watched English video clips that could help me to enhance my English proficiency. Since I had only 3 months to prepare for the IELTS exam, I opted for the one to one class. My teachers would analyse my strengths and weaknesses and helped me overcome my shortcomings in the shortest duration possible. We covered all the IELTS testing components, namely writing, reading, speaking and listening. She prepared lots of IELTS mock tests for me so I could perform naturally in the real exam.
In these 3 months, I had improved my English and I appreciate all the teachers in UP for their hard work. Without them, I would not have been able to further my education.
Undertaking Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) at Ultimate Performers was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Prior to undertaking CAE, I thought my level of English was good (as I have gotten an A in my SPM). However, the moment I started joining CAE classes, I noticed the opposite – I struggled with daily conversations as I could not fully understand what others were saying, and it took me ages to speak a “grammatically correct” sentence as I had to think and construct the sentence in my head.
It did not take me long enough before I started to notice huge improvements in my level of English, thanks to Mr Brandon. Mr Brandon is very passionate about his teachings. Instead of just focusing on passing the exam, he did the opposite by teaching me to fully grasp the knowledge and essence of English. He is the first person who made me feel enthusiastic about learning English. I remembered us applying high-level sarcasm in our conversations, and it was an awesome experience! I did not realise how I had achieved the learning outcomes as it occurred so naturally to me.
Prior to the day of CAE examination, I cannot believe what Mr Brandon told me (and the rest of the class) in order to prepare – he just told us to take a good rest, as we would definitely ace the exam. He was right. On the day of the exam, I did not even have to think about searching for the right answers; everything just came out of my mind naturally. Of course, in the end I passed the exam!
Fast forward to today, I do not have any difficulties in application of English, regardless of academic or daily life. I am currently studying overseas, and having daily conversations with the locals and people from around the world are just like a walk in the park to me. Big thanks to Ultimate Performers and Mr Brandon!