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Which subject combination to choose in JC?

This is another important question and how you decide may affect your career. My informed opinion is as follows: (a) If you are passionate about or highly interested in something, say, History, then include it as one of your H2 … Continue reading

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Between JC and Poly …

Should a O-Level grad choose to go to a JC or a Polytechnic? Since many students and parents ask me this question every year, here is my opinion on the matter. The answer is: It depends on several factors: (a) … Continue reading

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What to do if your O-Level results are bad ….

INTENSIVE 1-1 INDIVIDUAL TUITION FOR ‘O’ OR ‘A’ LEVELS IN OCT OR NOV What I mean by bad O-level results is that you neither qualify for JC nor Poly. And like I’ve said elsewhere, it’s ok if you cried at … Continue reading

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Which one to choose? The IB or the A-levels?

I’ve had the privilege of teaching and tutoring students Math and Physics in both the A-level and IB programmes, so here I’m sharing with you my sincere thoughts on the two programmes. Whether you choose to do the IB progamme … Continue reading

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Our JC1 Learn Ahead classes will most likely start in early Feb

Although I’ve already received requests for JC1 Math, Physics, GP and Economics tuition classes to start as soon as possible, I think most likely we will start the classes in the first or 2nd week of Feb. If you didn’t get A1 … Continue reading

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Compliment from a secondary school Physics teacher ….

Below is an email (with names removed) I received from a Physics teacher on Nov 14, regarding my post IMPORTANT TOPICS FOR O-LEVEL PHYSICS (5058) PAPER 2 2013. ————————————————————————————————————– Hi Ilyasa, I am <teacher’s name>, <Student’s name>’s physics teacher. He has attended … Continue reading

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Suggested Answers to 2013 A Level H2 Math 9740 Paper 2

  NEW!  H2 MATH TOPICAL CRASH COURSE (Sign Up Now!) ———————————————————————————————————– The above solutions had been worked out by Mr Teng. Errata: For qn 3(I) line 7, the denominator of the third derivative of f(x) should be of power 4 instead … Continue reading

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A good reason for me to feel satisfied …

Just met an ex-student who is now a teacher at the same school in which I was his form teacher back in 2001. Oh my, how time flies! And he looks almost exactly the same. I feel happy every time … Continue reading

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Congrats to those who have done well or have improved in their SA2 exams …

I would like to congratulate the following students who have informed me of their latest academic success: Arina, for getting A1 for her Sec 2 Physics; Isaac, for getting A1 for his IP Year 4 Physics; Daniel, for being top … Continue reading

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A good reminder for your exams ….

“Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.” – Master Yoda (in the Empire Strikes Back)   : )

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