Category Archives: Educational Advice

MUST-KNOW PSLE MATH PROBLEM 3

Question: Three boys spent the same amount of money on printers. Henry spent 2/5 of his money, Jonas spent 3/4 of his and Fred spent 2/3 of his. They had a total of $1440  at first. How much of money did each boy spend? ————————————————————————————————-       … Continue reading

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Choosing a sec school: Is it more important to be in a ‘Top’ school or the Top class?

If you are confident of being in the top class of a top school, go ahead and choose that school. This normally happens to students who have PSLE aggregate scores of more than 270. But if you happen to be … Continue reading

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Nowadays, it may be important to do O-Level Physics

This is because amongst the easiest courses to qualify for in universities in Singapore nowadays is Engineering, even with A-level grades such as CCD. However, all engineering courses require at least a pass in O-level Physics. Thus it is unwise … Continue reading

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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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Unlimited Tuition Pass …

Some of my existing students are so weak in their Math or Physics that they have to come thrice in a week. For such students I have also offered to them an unlimited tuition pass, with no additional fees. So … Continue reading

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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

59 days (abt 8 weeks) to the PSLE 70 days (10 weeks) to the N-Levels 84 days (12 weeks) to the O-Levels 101 days (abt 14 weeks) to the A-Levels

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Every pre-primary child should attend kindergarten

I’ve recently had the privilege of interviewing two needy students under my free tuition scheme. One is in P6 and the other in Sec 1. Both have done badly in school from P1 to P6, and both did not attend … Continue reading

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What to do if you get bad SA1 results?

Nope. The answer is not to immediately look for a private tutor. It actually depends on the level and subject for which you get the poor results, and how badly you had performed. (1) If you are in Lower Primary … Continue reading

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