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JC History Tuition Online
Term 1 2021

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Join the JC 1 H2 or H1 History Tuition classes to be ready for 2021. Explore historical developments and refine your thinking and writing skills via our online learning programme. We provide concise study notes and engage in reflective discussions for topics like the Cold War and the United Nations. Also, it is important to invest your time in reviewing past answers to identify areas of improvement. As such, we have consultations to enhance your writing proficiency.

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What was the Plaza Accord?

Examine the economic developments that affected the Unites States, resulting in the creation of the Plaza Accord of 1985.
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Why did Nixon abandon the gold standard in 1971?

Examine the contributing factors that explained the collapse of the fixed exchange rate system in 1971.
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The Japanese Economic Miracle: Revisited

Anaylse the key factors that explain the phenomenal growth of the Japanese economy in the post-war years.

JC2 H2 History Tuition

Join our 4-lesson JC2 H2 History Tuition that covers thematic review of year two topics, such as the Global Economy, Regional Conflicts and Cooperation as well as the United Nations. Our essay writing and source based case study discussions are instrumental in preparing you for the GCE A Level History examination.

JC2 H1 History Tuition

Join our 5-lesson JC1 H1 History Tuition that features topical discussion and practices for areas such as the Organisational Structure of the United Nations. In preparation for the year 2 examinations, our classes are focused on the development of sound historical awareness and critical thinking skills.

Other JC Tuition Programmes

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Be prepared for the GCE A Level examinations with our comprehensive JC Tuition classes. In addition to the JC History Tuition lessons, we also offer other related JC Tuition, such as GP Tuition, Economics Tuition and JC Math Tuition. View the schedule below to learn more!

What’s New for our JC History Tuition?

How we enrich your study of History topics?

Explore myriad facets of History from our broad-ranging perspectives to derive a well-analyzed understanding of the past and present. Our tuition programme will feature occasional discussion of the key issues that are tested at the examinations, such as the notion and significance of the Cold War in Paper 1 as well as the reasons for formation and establishment of different types of SEA governments in Paper 2.

To support your understanding of these historical developments, we will feature a dedicated section for each topic, such that you can refer to these ‘study boards’ at our website. By doing so, you can look out for any updates to revise for your assessments and tests. Most importantly, we make learning enjoyable and meaningful.

Furthermore, we are using these useful learning resources to guide the knowledge application process as students examine the topics in an exam-focused way.

For the Year 1 / JC1 students, we will be examining the Cold War [Paper 1] and general study tips for essay writing and source-based case study questions. We will be covering different aspects of the Cold War, such as the events that led to the start of the Cold War, the notable historical developments that expanded the Cold War conflict to the rest of the world (e.g. Cuban Missile Crisis, Korean War and Vietnam War) and how the Cold War ended (e.g. Dissolution of the USSR). Other relevant areas include Approaches to Governance [Paper 2] and Approaches to National Unity [Paper 2]

For Year 2 / JC2 students, we will be looking at the Global Economy [Paper 1] Chapter that describes the reasons for the Growth of the Global Economy, Problems of the Global Economy and the Four Asian Tigers (South Korea and Taiwan) as well as United Nations [Paper 1]. Additionally,  we will be examining Approaches to Economic Development [Paper 2] as well as Regional Conflicts and Co-operation [Paper 2].

Browse through these articles to get a better understanding of the historical issues and broaden your knowledge of A Level History topics.

Study Board #9: [H2 History] Approaches to Governance [Essays]

In Paper 2 Theme 1, we will be examining the topic on how governments were formed after the attainment of independence.

Students will learn more about the following areas:
– Establishing different forms of government
– Establishing and maintaining political stability

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Study Board #8: [H2 History] Approaches to National Unity [Essays]

In Paper 2 Theme 1, we will be examining the topic on how governments in independent Southeast Asian states forge national unity, which can be seen in the creation of a national identity and the attainment of social cohesion.

Students will learn more about the following areas:
– Different approaches to create national unity [National ideology]
– Impact of policies towards minorities
– Responses of minorities towards government policies

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Study Board #7: [H2 History] Regional Conflicts and Co-operation [SBQ]

In Paper 2 Theme 3, we will be examining two major areas: inter-state tensions and cooperation as well as ASEAN. You will learn more about the causes and consequences of inter-state tensions, such as territorial claims in the Spratly Islands. Also, you will also be studying the role of ASEAN in managing various challenges.

For the ‘inter-state tensions and co-operation’, students will learn more about the following areas:
– Causes of inter-state tensions: historical animosities (Tanjong Pagar railway dispute), racial and religious divisions, territorial disputes (Pedra Branca, Sipadan-Ligitan), trans-boundary challenges, economic disputes (Water Agreements) and ideological differences (Konfrontasi)
– Consequences of inter-state tensions: effects on regional co-operation and security

For the ‘ASEAN’, students will learn more about the following areas:
– Reasons for the formation of ASEAN [such as failures of past regional arrangements such as SEATO, ASA and Maphilindo]
– Growth and Development of ASEAN: building regional peace and security [through political co-operation like ZOPFAN, ASEAN Concord and TAC] and promoting regional economic co-operation [such as ASEAN Way] [such as the South China Sea dispute, East Timorese Crisis, Vietnamese Invasion of Cambodia] [Also, the consideration of different approaches, like AFTA]

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Study Board #6: [H2 History] Economic Development after Independence [Essay]

In Paper 2 Theme 2, we will study the varying aims and approaches of Southeast Asian nations in pursuing economic development after independence. We will be examining different country-specific case studies, like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Pay attention to the approaches and consequences to do well for this topic. Also, you can consider the similarities and differences across every case study to form logical observations that can support the arguments for your essay writing. Do take note that you are expected to use at least two to three case studies to support your arguments in answering the essay questions.

For the ‘paths to economic development’, students will learn more about the following areas:
– Challenges and opportunities [Green Revolution]
– Role of government in economic development: aims and strategies [industrialisation]
– Role of ethnic communities in economic development

For the ‘Asian Financial Crisis’, students will learn more about the following areas:
– Causes of Asian Financial Crisis [e.g. currency speculation, unregulated financial liberalization]
– Political, economic and social consequences of the Asian Financial Crisis
– Responses to the Asian Financial Crisis by governments’ and ethnic communities [such as IMF bail-out loans, debt restructuring, currency stabilization and capital controls]

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Study Board #5: [H1/H2 History] Safeguarding International Peace and Security [Essay]

In Paper 1 Theme 3, we will examine how the United Nations spearheaded international cooperation to minimise and resolve conflicts that affect small and large nations from 1945 to 2000. This topic will shed light on the complexities of international cooperation and how coercive and non-coercive means were used to uphold international peace and security. Given the vast content being taught in this chapter, it is imperative to understand the essential case studies, which will be featured here.

For UN Organizational Structure, we will examine the individual organs of the United Nations, such as the UN General Assembly and UN Security Council.

For UN peacekeeping, we cover a broad range of case studies for the Cold War and Post-Cold War periods, like Suez Canal, Congo Crises and Lebanon Conflict. This section includes the study of peacekeeping principles and concepts to understand the obstacles that the UN faced over time. Besides, we will also look at the “UN Reforms” to understand whether UN was able to stay relevant in the 21st Century.

As for International Court of Justice, we feature cases such as the Corfu Channel incident and the Nicaragua v. USA. We will also examine the functions of the Court based on the UN Charter.

We will cover four aspects:
– Formation of the United Nations [Security Council, Secretary-General and General Assembly]
– Political effectiveness of the UN in maintaining international peace and security [Cold War and Post-Cold War Periods]
– International Court of Justice [The Cod Wars – Fisheries Jurisdiction]
– UN Reforms [The Responsibility to Protect]

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Study Board #4: [H2 History] Understanding the Global Economy [Essay]

In Paper 1 Theme 2, we will look into the reasons for the growth and problems of the global economy in the post-war period, as well as the emergence of the Asian Tigers. We will cover three aspects:
– Reasons for the growth of the global economy [Bretton Woods Conference, Bretton Woods System – IMF, World Bank, GATT, WTO, post-war reconstruction and liberalization, Japanese economic miracle]
– Problems of the global economy [oil shocks, third world debt crisis, protectionism, twin deficits of USA, role of OPEC]
– Rise of the Asian Tigers from 1970s to 1990s [South Korea and Taiwan]

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Study Board #3: [H1/H2 History] Cold War [SBQ]

For the overarching Paper 1 on ‘Shaping the International Order’, explore the different facets of Cold War to develop a better understanding of how this conflict broke out, intensified and concluded. We will cover three key areas:
– Emergence of Bipolarity after WWII
– A World Divided by the Cold War [Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War]
– End of Bipolarity [The Détente; Renewed Confrontation till 1985 – Second Cold War]

Also, you can learn more about the key visual and text sources to understand how the Cold War began, such as the Iron Curtain speech, Truman Doctrine and Berlin Blockade. We will examine other related topics, like the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Additionally, we provide visual text interpretations as past examination questions have featured political cartoons and other forms of illustrations. We also cover the individual contributions by notable persons, such as Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Besides, this section will cover the reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Study Board #2: [H1 History] The Cold War in Asia

In this section, learn more about the role of Cold War in affecting superpower relations with China as well as Southeast Asia. There are five major areas of study:
– Sino-Soviet relations
– Sino-American relations [including the Sino-American Détente in the 1970s]
– ASEAN and the Cold War
– The Second Indochina War [Soviet and Chinese support for North Vietnam; Impacts of the War on the Superpowers]
– Singapore’s Foreign Policy during the Cold War [Development of Singapore’s foreign policy after independence: Survival and Realism]

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Study Board #1: Exam Skills and Other Useful References

In this section, you can find out more about the common errors and misconceptions of students when handling A Level History as a content-oriented subject. While it can be easy to jump to the conclusion that reading and memorising content will suffice, such an approach can be fatal. Therefore, I invite you to check out the featured posts in this section to get useful study tips and advice to avoid such errors as you work towards your goal.
– Essay writing skills
– Source-based case study skills
– Examination strategies
– Syllabus Updates [H1 and H2 History syllabus – from 2017 onwards]

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Why Join our JC History Tuition?

3 reasons why our JC History Tuition will prepare you for A

Explore the interesting facets of A Level History, which comprises of two major areas: Shaping the International Order (Paper 1) and Making of Independent Southeast Asia (Paper 2 – For H2 students only). Within each Paper, you will be examining major historical issues from multiple viewpoints, by analysing the arguments put forth by historians. To understand the complexity of these issues, our JC History Tuition programme will shape you to think critically and express points persuasively. Read on to find out the lessons will benefit you either as a JC1 or JC2 student.

1. We nurture you to analyze historical issues critically

Our JC History Tuition programme imparts you with the essential skills to approach matters pertaining to A Level History effectively. By refining your astute sense of observation and personal reflection, you will develop a keen ability to perceive historical issues from diverse angles. You will engage in frequent class discussions with the tutor to gain insights on the significance of specific incidents and ideas that you may come across in your school notes and examination questions.

2. We guide you to express arguments clearly

As a Humanities subject, the expression of one’s thoughts and ideas is demonstrated in the form of writing in an extended form, be it for essay or the source-based case study question (SBQ). Therefore, we will guide you through the learning process to acquire the necessary skills, like organization of writing, outline setting and paragraph development. We will focus on two main areas to build up your writing proficiency: Essay Writing Skills and SBQ Answering Techniques

First, the skills of essay writing in the context of A Level History is refined through a firm grasp of historical issues and the application of knowledge to demonstrate precision in answering the relevant question requirements. For example, you may be required to assess the importance of a given factor in comparison to other factors that affect the main issue of discussion. Given this situation, we will show you how to acknowledge the causal relation of the given factor and prove whether it is more important or less important than the subsequent factors.

Second, SBQ answering techniques can be acquired through the use of past examination questions, which may be modified and re-organised to facilitate the assessment of specific competencies, like information extraction and implication derivation. Our JC History Tuition will deconstruct different sources to illustrate the applicability of our exam-friendly answering approaches to give you the competitive edge over your peers.

3. We are committed to prepare you for the challenges of the examinations

Learning does not stop once you step out of our classrooms. We believe in a continual process of education, in which students work towards their goals wholeheartedly and passionately. As such, our JC History Tuition programme offers post-lesson consultation and review to follow-up with your revision efforts.

Should you require further clarification on certain matters relating to A Level History or general study issues, do not hesitate to ask our tutors. We will be glad to address your queries. The intent to ask does not expose your weaknesses and shortcomings in an embarrassing way. Rather, it displays your intrinsic desire to improve oneself.

Also, we offer ‘Study & Practice’ sessions, which are FREE for students who have registered for our regular JC History Tuition programmes. The ‘Study & Practice’ programme is introduced to provide you with a conducive learning environment to attempt additional practice questions as you gear up for common tests and other examinations. Furthermore, during this programme, you can ask the tutors to clarify any doubts.

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H1 History was always a struggle for me in JC. However, after joining Mr Justin’s History Tuition just before my JC2 mid-year exams, I noticed a gradual improvement in my history grades. Mr Justin exposed me to many question types for the essay component and equipped me with a myriad of technical vocabulary that enabled me to articulate my ideas adequately. He also encouraged me to send online essays, which he would promptly mark with meticulous care. Due to his congenial nature, approaching him for consults to clarify any doubts was easy.

Justin’s notes were extremely effective in providing an overview of the various chapters, and his insights regarding possible essay questions were essential in aiding in the A level preparation period. He is extremely patient and has been a hardworking tutor, working around the clock to ensure my work is reviewed in time. He encourages and facilitates active discussions in class, and through such works have allowed us to clarify and share ideas. Without him I wouldn’t have achieved the ‘A’ in H2 History.

Justin has helped me greatly through H2 A’ level History. He provided notes that were thorough and went through many essays to help me understand how to write a coherent history essay. He was very patient and under his guidance, I was able to improve greatly from the end of J1 to J2. Thank you very much, Justin!

Having been under Justin’s tutelage, I have found that his teaching methods are highly effective. This is exemplified by how the short amount of time I spent with him turned my grades from U’s to a B during the A levels. Justin’s teaching methods are straightforward and intensive. And during the tuition sessions he would pose thought provoking questions that force students to be more analytical in their approach towards the subject.

Throughout my entire academic life thus far, I have rarely come across a teacher that genuinely cares about his students well-being and their understanding of the subject. But Justin has proven himself to be just as such. He teaching methods are practical and methodical. And he inspires to bring out the best in his students.

I am glad that I have chosen JCHistoryTuition.com.sg while pursuing history. Despite, not having a background in history but Justin has definitely equipped me with the necessary skills to score in the A levels. Justin focuses on developing strategic techniques essential to perform in major examinations. For instance, the crafting of standardized paragraphs and essay outlines aims to minimize the wastage of time and provides a structure to the essays which gives me an edge over the others; given that my essay is clear and to the point.

All in all, JCHistoryTuition.com.sg is an excellent place that prepares its students for exams through its rigorous system as well as its friendly and competent tutor, Justin.

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