Category Archives: Personal

Heard something abt the cut-off point (cop) for PJC for 2015

Today an ex-student informed me that the COP for both PJC’s Science and Arts streams is 13. If it is true I’m not surprised. PJC is an up and coming JC and I’m quite impressed with the attitude of my … Continue reading

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Here’s a song dedicated to those getting their exam results soon :)

  Ride of Your Life (by John Gregory) Wishing on a shooting star But dreams alone won’t get you far Can’t deny your feelings anymore The world is waiting right outside your door What are you waiting for? Come on, … Continue reading

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Sec 1 Posting Exercise 2014-2015

My daughter will get her posting tomorrow. I hope she gets her first choice school as it is the nearest good school to our home. If she does, all three daughters will be in different schools for the first time … 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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Yay, at least two from my PSLE Science class obtained A* for Science

I normally don’t ‘kay poh’ about my students’ results so I just wait for people to tell me. So I was pleased when two of my Science tutees informed me that they each got A* for Science, something I believe is harder … Continue reading

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Choosing a secondary school …

PREPARE FOR SEC 1. JOIN OUR SEC 1 (2018) MATH ALGEBRA HEAD START PROGRAM!! ————————————————————————————————- The following are some of the factors (not in order of importance) you may want to consider in wisely selecting a secondary school: (1) Location / … Continue reading

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Ad hoc tuition seems quite popular

I’ve been quite surprised by the response to my offer of ad hoc tuition for math and physics. This is the first year I’m allowing it and I had expected, the bulk of the calls were from parents of students … Continue reading

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The benefit of repeating

I’m sure it’s a terrible feeling to be asked to repeat an academic year instead of being promoted to the next level. Some students never fully recover from the esteem-destroying  act of having to stay behind while their friends advance. … Continue reading

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Some students really make me proud

Just received the good news that my ex-tutee Shawn Lim, the first needy student under our free tuition scheme, has received a scholarship from the ITE for his outstanding N Level results. I still remember the day when Shawn first … 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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