J, RI Student, 2022

Dr Coomber has been instrumental to my growth as a thinker and a learner. From the time I joined Academia in Secondary 3 to the day I sat for my A level GP paper, his tips and guidance have stuck with me. His patience and willingness to entertain seemingly silly ideas (that other teachers may have simply shut down) have made me feel seen, not just as a student but also as an individual with a unique perspective — because of this, I’ve felt empowered to further explore my intellectual interests and ask questions without fear of embarrassment. In terms of examination preparation, the guidelines and frameworks he provides simplify exam components, making them feel less mountainous and more doable — this, in turn, has bolstered my confidence and improved my performance tremendously. Overall, Dr Coomber has definitely played a major role in helping me develop crucial competencies, such as critical thinking and making cogent arguments  — these takeaways will follow and benefit me for the rest of my life.

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