Meet Our Teacher

Jack Ng

"The best teachers inspire you, entertain you and you end up learning a ton without even realising it. Jack is one such teacher."
M Kayal Pillay | Raffles Institution (Junior College)
 

Jack Ng graduated from the National University of Singapore a full semester early with a 1st class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, maintaining a place on the Dean's List for the entirety of his undergraduate career. He then went on to complete his Master’s Degree in 14 months instead of the usual 24.

However, three years prior, Jack’s academic performance told a different story altogether. For the better part of his pre-university education, his results were mediocre at best and his test scores were constantly fluctuating. Fortunately, he made it through the promotional exams by the skin of his teeth.

It was in Jack’s second year of junior college when a sea change happened. It started with remembering how his flagging Math grades in secondary school underwent a 180 degree transformation as the result of a radical change in study method. Instead of rushing through topics without a game plan, a poor strategy which left major gaps that constantly needed fixing, Jack began to focus on understanding, making sure that he got the basics down and taking the time to build a firm foundation. This fundamental shift in approach enabled him to consistently score above 90 marks for tests and exams in his remaining years of secondary education.

Jack therefore applied the same methodology to his JC subjects, in the process developing rudimentary prototypes of the Achevas Outlines you see today. His tanking grades quickly improved and he subsequently scored straight A’s in the GCE ‘A’ Levels.

With further refinement and application of this system at university level, Jack emerged at the top of his cohort in his first year in NUS. In recognition of his academic performance, he was offered a place in the Accelerated Masters Programme, which sped up his university education by almost two years, but being on this fast track also meant taking more modules than his peers every semester. Despite the much heavier workload, Jack’s performance throughout university was nothing short of stellar.

Since 2002, Jack has been actively involved in volunteer work with underprivileged kids and teens. This formative experience has led him to realise the impact that education can have on the path we all take in life, and created a desire to help the world learn better.

Academic Track Record

Jack's grades were inconsistent and fluctuated wildly until he developed a systematic, understanding-based method of study. Upon its implementation, he began to achieve and maintain excellent results.

Jack is an alumnus of River Valley High School, Raffles Junior College and the National University of Singapore.

River Valley High School Raffles JC (Y1) Raffles JC (Y2) NUS (Y1) NUS (Y2) NUS (Y3) NUS (Y3.5) NUS (Master)
Sec 4 "O" Level results: 2 A1s, 5 A2s JC1 Promo results: 1 A, 1 D, 1 E, 1 O JC2 Prelim results: 2 As, 1 B, 1 C

"A" Level results: 4 As
NUS (Y1) Sem I: Dean's List

Invited to join Accelerated Master Program (AMP)

Sem II: Dean's List
NUS (Y2) Sem I: Dean's List

Sem II: Dean's List
NUS (Y3) Sem I: Dean's List

Sem II: Accepted into Mercedes-Benz's highly competitive internship programme at its company HQ Stuttgart, Germany
NUS (Y3½) Sem I: Dean's List

Awarded Book Prize

Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Hons.)
Only student to successfully complete NUS's Bachelor of Mech. Eng. course in 7 sem instead of the normal 8.
NUS (Master's) Master of Engineering
Completed in 14 months instead of the normal 24.

Invited to present research paper at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems in Sendai, Japan.