IB Students

Justin Lau

F6, Diocesan Boys' School

Enrolled since August 2010

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math, Chemistry & Biology

Class schedule:

Regular: 8 hours per week

Holiday: 3 hours daily

Student's Reflection:

For me, learning through the Hong Kong education system can be like navigating through the wilderness alone - I’ll easily lose my way without help. Being bombarded by a multitude of subjects is no easy task, especially while simultaneously participating in various extra-curricular activities. Over the years, EOK has acted like a compass or the North Star, providing me with guidance. I’ve been aided immensely during my many years as a student here, with each subject and sub-topic being broken down into easy-to-understand programs. From primary to secondary school, right up until tackling a rigorous course such as the IB, I was confident that I could always look for help from EOK.

To excel at a subject, the first step is to be passionate towards it. Without any interest, it’s exceedingly difficult to be good at something. In EOK’s casual learning environment, I always have ample time to think about what topics I need to work on, and I can rely on my tutors to explain to me what I didn’t understand. This environment allowed me to be stress-free, and because each tutor only has a few students at a time, I always receive much more attention than I did at school, which meant I improved at a much more rapid pace.

The first time I set foot in EOK was actually at the Toronto centre. I hadn’t seen anything like their teaching style before, and up to this day I still have yet to come into contact with any school or tutorial centre that provides such a personalized method. There’s no such thing as not being able to keep up or being under-challenged at EOK because I am the one who decides how quickly I progress through the curricula.

My vision of an ideal education? No unnecessary stress and learning at my own pace. I’ve studied here at EOK for almost ten years now, and I can say with absolute confidence that EOK fits this vision perfectly.

Parent's reflection:

I never took Justin as a person who liked to go to school, but when he goes to EOK he really seems to enjoy learning much more than at school. I’d say that the reason behind this is how friendly EOK’s learning environment is. Justin always likes to talk about how Dr Ma shouts out the occasional joke and how snacks are always up for grabs. I think Justin has benefited greatly from the skills and techniques he’s gained from EOK, but I believe the most important thing he has learnt is how a good environment really facilitates effective learning.

Monita Leung

Parent of Justin Lau

Summer Chiu

Y9 Discovery College

Enrolled since June 2013

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math, Chemistry, Biology, Chinese & Economics

Class schedule:

Regular: 6 hours per week

Holiday break: 09:30-16:30 daily

Student's Reflection:

Since when I was in Year 8, I have been preparing for the IGCSE exam for Maths and English at EOK. At the start, everything at school seemed so hard to me, and sometimes I was not able to grasp the concepts. Also, I didn't have much confidence in myself because I would just achieve average grades, especially in Math. However, when I started to progress in preparing for the IGCSE exam, at EOK, I slowly realized that my attitude for facing things has changed because I was interested in what I learned and I wanted to become more knowledgeable. Soon, I started using a optimistic mindset when facing challenging questions, and told myself that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Through this process in EOK it has taught me that it is okay to fail or not be good at things. But if you know your weaknesses and keep working hard to change them, one day you will reach your goal! When the day of the exam came, I focused hard and persevered through a whole day of exams. At this point, I was still not confident that I would get good marks because I was a little intimidated by the much older people around me! When the result day came, I was not expecting much, but I was very surprised to get such good marks! I then realized that to reach your goal, you need to sacrifice much time and hard work, have a positive attitude, and most importantly, believe in yourself!

Thank you all the teachers who helped me along the way! And lastly, thank you EOK and Dr. Ma for giving me a chance at this!

Parent's reflection:

After I received the results, I was very surprised and very pleased, and cried in joy, because she has been working very hard during the exam and the preparation. She understood that to have good results, it is necessary to be positive, be willing to learn and be relaxed. Even though there might be a chance of bad results, attaining new knowledge and being able to learn from the experience is most important! Moreover, another very important thing is to thank all the EOK teachers for teaching Summer along the way!

Maisy Mak

Parent of Summer Chiu

Benedict Koh

G12, Singapore International School

Enrolled since April 2014

Courses enrolled:

IGCSE: Math & Physics

IB: English, Math, Physics & Economics

Class schedule:

Regular: 6 hours per week

Holiday: 09:00-17:00 daily

Student's Reflection:

I first joined EOK in early 2014 and ever since I joined EOK, I realized that I was in a completely different learning environment. The unique approach EOK takes to tutoring us students is their tailor made computer programs that help to drill us with the concepts that we need to know. Through these programs, I managed to learn much faster here compared to learning in the classroom setting in school. The learning environment is very relaxing and the teachers here are very nice to me so I feel very comfortable coming here for lessons. The teachers here also organize various teaching plans to fit different students' learning ability in their respective so that we can learn at a comfortable pace.

I originally had trouble coping with the IGCSE syllabus followed by the IB syllabus, which was in a completely different level compared to IGCSE. Since the day I joined, I felt more confident with my work compared to before. I am really thankful for all the support EOK has given me for these past two years. Thank you all so much!!!

Annabel Suen

Y13, Renaissance College

Enrolled since August 2012

Courses enrolled:

IB: English, Math, Chemistry, Biology & Economics

Class schedule:

Regular: 6 hours per week

Holiday: 09:00-15:00 daily

Student's Reflection:

I first enrolled in EOK during summer 2012, and have since received full support from all my peers and mentors until graduating from the IB Diploma programme in May 2016. EOK has provided me with an opportunity to fully develop my academic knowledge through various pathways as opposed to traditional teaching methods. Along with teachers and peers, we carried out discussions and interactions to thoroughly explore different academic concepts in order to gain a better understanding. Other than interactive teaching methods by Dr. Ma and other tutors at the center, EOK also provides personalized teaching plans according to each students abilities and needs in their respective subjects.

Overall, EOK has provided me with full support in my academic studies, from transitioning into an entirely new syllabus after returning to Hong Kong from Malaysia, to completing my high school career in the IB Diploma programme. I truly thank all the teachers at EOK, who have made my studying process a much easier and enjoyable experience.

Wilson Chau

Y13, King George V School

Enrolled since April 2013

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math, Chemistry, Economics & English

Class schedule:

Regular: 6 hours per week

Student's Reflection:

EOK is not your typical tutoring centre. Not only is it a place of learning, testing and challenges, it is a place of gathering, a place of enjoyment and a place of intimacy. Their programs, developed intricately by the tutors, are ones that test every nook and cranny of your knowledge, picking out your flaws, misconceptions and careless mistakes. They ensure that you know, understand, and are able to apply such knowledge, to multiple scenarios, fully preparing you for the coming exams.

There is no worry of being unable to catch up or falling behind, as every student follows a course of study appropriate to their own pace. EOK has the trait of being able to focus on what you were bad at, and then training you until you are masterful at it. With their multitude of different programs, new programs being added, existing programs being updated, EOK will always find something that you can improve on. It has been a ride full of fun and enjoyment with EOK.

Hannah Lau

Y13, South Island School

Enrolled since November 2012

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math, Physics & Chemistry

Class schedule:

Regular: 6 hours per week

Student's Reflection:

I have studied at EOK for at least 4 years, all the way through my IGCSE and IB years, and I can say that I have enjoyed every moment of my time there. Their programmes are highly effective in hammering exam­ specific knowledge into us students, and their teachers also explain things to us in a way that is fun and understandable. Because of this, I feel that EOK has managed to balance on the fine line that lies between being overly exam focused and ignoring the syllabus entirely, which is something I appreciate greatly.

I remember when I was preparing for exam interviews, and Don and Dr. Ma both took time to challenge my thinking with some interesting questions. This is exactly what I enjoy about studying at EOK – that we students are encouraged to think and understand what we are taught, not merely regurgitate facts off textbooks. For me at least, that makes for a better, more effective way of learning that ensures long term retention of the knowledge.

So thank you, teachers of EOK, for being my mentors and friends throughout these trying years, and guiding me to be a smarter, more confident person than I ever was before.

Holly Zhang

G12, Canadian International School

Enrolled since December 2014

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math

Class schedule:

Regular: 6 hours per week

Student's Reflection:

Throughout the past two years, EOK has played an important role in my Math academic performance. Dr.Ma and the other math tutors are incredibly patient and able to explain the concepts in articulate ways that really helped me understand the math problems. The individual attention I received allowed the tutors to understand my weaknesses in Math and as a result address them so that I would be better prepared for the final exams. The computer program also played a large part in strengthening my Math skills as it allowed me to practice the Math problems enough to reduce my careless mistakes and become familiar with the type of Math questions that appear on the final exams. Overall, my experience at EOK has been incredibly wonderful and I can definitely say it helped prepare me for my final exams.

Jasmine Leung

Y13, Renaissance College HK

Enrolled since December 2012

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math, Chemistry, Biology & Business

Class schedule:

Regular: 8 hours per week

Holiday break: 9:00-19:00 daily

Student's Reflection:

Having been attending EOK for the past 4 years, I have developed not only in academic performance, but also my learning abilities. Learning at EOK has allowed me to explore different learning methods. I find that learning at EOK is suitable as classes are tailored towards students’ strengths and weaknesses and help them gain in-depth knowledge on various subjects with a flexible and dynamic learning schedule. This has enabled my full learning potential in different learning environments. Much of this effort is due to Dr. Ma, who has been a very supportive mentor in my studies at EOK.

I find it safe to say that EOK has provided me with the best teaching materials which has allowed me to achieve great academic success and be accepted to all the universities I have applied to locally in Hong Kong. In hindsight, looking back at the vast improvements I have made over the last two years, I would like to express my gratitude to the staff of EOK for supporting their students so wholeheartedly, and enabling a positive learning environment that encourages students to explore many different possibilities.

Samantha Tong

G12, EOK Academy

Enrolled since December 2014

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math, Chemistry & Biology

Class schedule:

Holiday break: 09:00-17:00 daily

Student's Reflection:

Unlike my previous school and many other tutoring centers I have been to, EOK is the best place for students who want to learn productively. Teachers here are very supportive and are devoted to giving their time and patience to help their students learn to the best of their ability.

With Mathematics being one of my weakest subjects, I had to start learning from the very basics. Rather than solving difficult past paper questions one by one as I have been used to from my experience with other tutoring schools, my Math teacher at EOK suggested that I should start off by learning the basic skills so that I can tackle future mathematical problems. To do this, he immediately created specific programs for me so that while it was challenging, it was also able to help me improve my understanding of the topic. The greatest advantage of using this method is that it makes difficult equations seem easier as I am able to break the question down into pieces, complete the question step by step and avoid silly mistakes.

In addition, as everyone in the room is focused on their own programs which are set on the computer in front of them, this creates a great working environment so that students are focused and are not interrupted.

Most importantly, the support here provided by the teachers is what I believe to help the student boost their confidence in learning. Immediate help is provided when it is needed, and clear, precise explanations are given when the student doesn't understand a certain aspect. All in all EOK allows students to learn productively, which to me is the most important.

Tony To

G12, Ashbury College, Canada

Enrolled since July 2013

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math & Chemistry

Class schedule:

Holiday break: 10:00-19:00 daily

Student's Reflection:

As a member of the EOK family, I am delighted to recommend this unique method to all students struggling in their study of mathematics or other science subjects. The computer programme is the key to tackle the troublesome and painstaking problems that many students face. Speaking from my personal experience, the EOK academy is a place of fun, mysteries and adventures. It offers the driving force for a student to correct careless mistakes, to reach out of one’s comfort zone, and to breach new limits. With its inspiring tutors and unlimited supply of coffee, the EOK Academy is truly the right place for those who wish to learn while having LOTS of fun. I LOVE THIS PLACE SOO MUCH!!!

Adrian Lee

G10, ISF Academy

Enrolled since January 2008

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math & English

Class schedule:

Regular: 6 hours per week

Holiday break: 09:00-17:00 daily

Student's Reflection:

I have been in EOK for more than 4 years, and throughout this period of time I have absorbed significant knowledge in both English and Mathematics. The instructors are very friendly, patient, and efficient, and they guide me past obstacles I have trouble with. The learning style here is unique, and shows that computerized technology can also be an effective educational tool. EOK has helped me achieve outstanding results in the SSAT and the IGCSE, and also being ahead in school studies. I feel lucky to have such an adept teaching environment, and look forward to learning more in the future.

Trisha Wong

Y13, Chinese International School

Enrolled since July 2008

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math & Physics

Class schedule:

Regular: 4 hours per week

Student's Reflection:

Way back when I decided to take EOK classes, my Math was terrible. Over time especially in recent months, I actually improved a lot and started putting some back into what I was learning because I could for once make sense of what we were doing at school and my grades got noticeably better. A large portion of it was, undoubtedly, due to the help I got from EOK. I might not have become a Math genius but I've certainly been pulled from a dark place and I appreciate that. For someone to both catch up and learn, I'd recommend EOK.

Annette Yuen

Y12, Renaissance College HK

Enrolled since March 2012

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math

Class schedule:

Regular: 2 hours per week

Holiday break: 10:00-15:00 daily

Student's Reflection:

I have started EOK since Year 11. Frankly speaking, my Math was terrible that nobody can actually imagine it. Thankfully, EOK came for the rescue. Ever since I started EOK, my Math has improved rapidly, turning me from a Mathematician idiot into a Mathematician genius; from failing my Math exam to acing my Math exam. Therefore, I 100% recommend EOK as one of the best educational centre. EOK is definitely a place where you want to stay for revision, and a good opportunity to boost your score with all the aid from the top qualified teachers.

Max Au

G11, Singapore International School

Enrolled since October 2011

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math, Physics & Economics

GCE: Math

Class schedule:

Regular: 6 hours per week

Holiday break: 09:00-17:00 daily

Student's Reflection:

Even though I have only joined the big family of EOK for several months, I have experienced and discovered that learning is not only based on textbooks. There is actually a more interesting way to discover new knowledge with the help of many kid and patient teachers. You might enter this place with a bad mood, but I can promise you will leave with a smile and much more self-confidence.

Jason Ho

G8, Victoria Shanghai Academy

Enrolled since July 2009

Courses enrolled:

IB: English, Math & Science

Class schedule:

Regular: 4 hours per week

Student's Reflection:

I have attended EOK classes for more than 3 years. I like to study in EOK as their teaching has many elements and the teachers help me improve my grade on Math and English. They are very pleasant, patient and helpful on my learning journey. Even if there is a topic that I have difficulty in understanding, they will explain it all over again till I eventually grasp the idea. I enjoy learning in EOK. It’s the best learning center!!!

Tristan Wong

G8, Creative Secondary School

Enrolled since July 2008

Courses enrolled:

IB: Math

Class schedule:

Regular: 2 hours per week

Student's Reflection:

4 years has passed during my extra learning here in EOK. Extra Math seems rather dull, but over the course of 4 years EOK has definitely boosted my learning and I'm now far ahead of my classmates at school. I'm quite shocked myself so I can tell you from my 4 years of experience that EOK really changed me for the better!

Jeremy Ho

G7, Victoria Shanghai Academy

Enrolled since July 2009

Courses enrolled:

IB: English & Math

Class schedule:

Regular: 4 hours per week

Student's Reflection:

I've been learning at EOK for more than 3 years and it has been a fun time. I've learnt a lot of new knowledge in Math and English. Teachers are nice and helpful, and I never find the classes boring. I will continue learning at EOK as I love learning at EOK.