Category Archives: Personal

Yay, my J1 H2 Math student from Innova got an A for her most recent test.

When N (not her real name) first attended my A.Math class in S4, she already had a string of D7s, E8s and F9s in math. But because of good guidance, consistency and smart work, she went on to obtain A2s … Continue reading

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Yay, my J1 H2 Physics tutee topped his class in recent test

Even though half his class failed the h2 physics test, my tutee obtained 76.7 %.  Not too bad for a first-time taker of a h2 physics test, as h2 physics is significantly more challenging than O-Level Physics, which some would … Continue reading

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Another reason why you may not want to join an Integrated Programme school

I was trying to motivate my year 4 IP students yesterday by telling them to work smart, not to get too stressed out and that the most important thing was to get to year 5. But they told me it was … Continue reading

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Important to attend Pre-School

I once tutored a P6 girl who had failed almost every test and exam on English, Math and Science since her lower primary years. When I probed further, I discovered that she did not attend any kind of pre-school and … Continue reading

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O-LEVEL RESULTS: What’s next?

After getting your O-Level results, many of you will have questions such as: (1) Should I go to JC or Poly? (2) Which course to do in Poly or which subject combination to take in JC? (3) Should I do … Continue reading

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Heard O-Level (2015) Math Paper 2 was “easy”.

I smsed a few tutees about Math Paper 2, and the responses were: “easier than paper 1” “much better than p1 yay” “got all correct except Q7b” “finished in 1.5 hrs” Okayyy, I get the message.  So all of you … Continue reading

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Yay, my FMSS student got 90% for his Sec 1 Science SA2

Today I received good news during tuition class from Afiq; he obtained 90/100 for Science. That is amazing given that the lower sec science class is hard to conduct as different schools have different lower sec science syllabus. In fact … Continue reading

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If you had done badly in your exams, don’t give up.

A picture is worth a thousand words. So I suppose a video is worth at least 3.0 x 10 ^ 8 pictures? And real life is worth at least 6.02 x 10 ^ 23 videos? Since I may not meet you in … Continue reading

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One Way of Choosing JC Subject Combinations: Begin with the end in mind

Step 1:  Choose the Course in a local university that you want. Step 2: Check out the university’s Indicative Grade Profile (IGP) to estimate your chances of getting into the course, or how much effort you need to put in to … Continue reading

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It doesn’t really matter which JC you are posted to.

I know many students and their parents don’t like to hear this (the same way some people don’t like it when I said that being in an IP school doesn’t guarantee academic success). BUT IT IS TRUE. All JCs have … Continue reading

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