November 25, 2010 Office of Admissions Massachusetts Institute of Technology Room 3-108 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 Letter

of Recommendation: Nigel NgiamKeeKiat Dear Sir or Madam: This reference letter is provided at the written request of Nigel Ngiam, who has asked me to serve as a reference on his behalf. I have known Nigel Ngiamfor the past one year as I am teaching him Edexcel A-levels chemistry subject. As his lecturer, I have had an opportunity to observe the student's participation and interaction in class and to evaluate the student's knowledge of the subject matter. The student is one of the top achievers in my class. He has a brilliant mind and on many occasions has proved that he goes the extra mile to gain knowledge. His consistent hard work, served him well as he scored A in his first module exam and did fairly well in his recent internal trial examination.The student has always been able to think outside the box and asked questions that have not occurred to any other students in the class. As such, the other students benefit through the intellectual questions that he proposes in class. Often, the student asks concepts that are not found in the text book, which proves that the student does extra reading even beyond what the subject requires from him. On several occasions when the student could not deliver good grades in assessments he showed signs of disappointment with himself. However, this is quickly followed by determination on correcting his mistakes and learning to improve himself to obtain better grades in the future. The student has a very outgoing and cheerful personality. He is very polite and well behaved when communicating with the lecturers. He chooses his words carefully when it comes to questioning subject matter. His peers are comfortable with his presence as he is knowledgeable and a guy whom everyone can count on. Based upon the student's academic performance and my close observation for over a year, I believe the student would perform excellently in your institution. Sincerely,

VijaiyanKarthigesh Lecturer, Methodist College Kuala Lumpur.

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