17-year-old Anderson Secondary School student, Li Yannan, is one of the top scorers in last year's O-level exams.
The China-born student's results are even more impressive, considering the fact that she set foot in Singapore two years ago and started learning English only then.
She told RazorTV in crisp and clearly-enunciated English: "Initially, it was very hard for me...but thanks to the school, they offered me a lot of help, and I think practise makes perfect, so I did a lot of exercises to help me improve my English".
Yannan added that she liked the "all-rounded" education system in Singapore, which included project work and "CCAs, which there isn't in China".
Her tips for students to overcome difficulties like she did?
1. Stay focused in class,
2. Take notes in class,
4. Seek help when in doubt, and
5. Get enough rest.
Thurs 14 Jan 2010