Effective Learning Techniques

About the Event

You will be introduced to the Hardy Educational Learning Profile (HELP). It measures your interaction or approach to learning situations and how you prefer to acquire and process information. In this one-hour and thirty minutes talk, you will also be given some strategic learning methods so that your projects and examinations will be a breeze.


Michael P A Tan has been an Associate Lecturer with a local-based University since 1995 and is currently a learning partner preparing students in their Assignments in the Introduction To Management (ITM) module. He is also an Associate Trainer/Facilitator for corporate clients in programs like JoMAN (Job of a Manager), Building Teams and other workshops for PMETs. Michael is also an active Executive Committee member of SIM's Human Capital Interest Group (HCiG). In 2020, he will be appointed to the Team of Mentors to help HCiG members advance themselves to the next level of their career.

Registration Guide

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Event Highlights



On 25 July 2020, 70 SUSS students, of which 20 of them are freshmen from the July 2020 intake, attended the very first online event – Effective Learning Techniques Workshop –  held by the Student Events Team! The trainer for the session is Mr Michael Tan, who is an Associate Lecturer with a local-based University since 1995. Till date, he has mentored many students whereby he taught them tips on how to study more effectively and has also helped many trainees to advance themselves to the next level of their careers.

It was a fruitful 1.5hrs session with Mr Tan where he introduced the VAK learning styles to the participants, namely “Visual”, “Auditory” and “Kinesthetic”. He emphasised to the participants that it was important for them to understand their own personal learning style, so that they can design their own learning methods to be more productive when studying. He also carried out a Q&A session via Slido for participants to clear any doubts that they had.

All in all, from the feedback survey administered, we could deduce that majority of the participants had enjoyed the event very much. They were grateful for the insightful tips that the trainer had shared and also managed to find out what kind of learning style suit them better. They mentioned that they were excited to apply these tips to learn better in class and also to excel in their studies. Some of the students even described Mr Tan as fatherly and motivating. We are glad to have engaged Mr Tan for this event and will definitely look forward to partnering with him again so that more SUSS students can leverage on the useful information that he has to share!


  • Event will not run if minimum sign-up is not met.
  • Student is to present their NRIC/photo ID on event day for verification purposes.
  • Please be advised that filming and/or photography will be taking place at this event. If you do not wish to appear in any images, please let the organiser know so that we can take appropriate steps to ensure that you are not included. The photographs/film will be used by Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) for publicity purposes. They may also be included in SUSS publications or in SUSS promotional materials and may also be published on the SUSS website and social media channels.

Terms and Conditions

  • SUSS reserves the rights to use/publish any photos taken at our events on corporate marketing materials or for publicity purposes.
  • Our events are highly subsidised and we have limited capacity. Failure to turn up for an event will deprive a fellow student enjoying the benefit. We greatly appreciate your participation and thank you in advance for joining us.
  • Once your registration is confirmed, no cancellation or refund would be allowed.
  • Please note that if payment is not received by the due date, registration will be automatically withdrawn.
  • SUSS reserves the right to make changes to the event without prior notice. 
  • All information is accurate at the time of publishing.
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