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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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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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Would your parents be overjoyed if you pass Math for the first time, or would they still scold you?

I once a tutored a girl whose father was never satisfied with her math results even when she scored an A1. When she failed, her dad would be nagging outside my door for about 10 minutes when he came to … Continue reading

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Success is not defined by which schools we enter …

“Success is not defined by which schools we enter. Success is the ability and the willingness to be the best that we can be with the resources that are available to us.” – Muhammad Raimi Rahmat, recent First Class Honours … Continue reading

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Is the hero the student or the tutor?

Well, the answer lies in the following lyrics by Mariah Carey: “And then a hero comes along  With the strength to carry on  And you cast your fears aside  And you know you can survive  So when you feel like … Continue reading

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What makes my day …..

I’m doing relief teaching again today, at a school in Dover Road. I’m now in the library, waiting for the next class to begin at 2.25pm. Just now, after the Physics class ended, students for the next lesson started trickling … Continue reading

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Good A. Math test result …

I’m very happy today, not just because I have no teaching and no tutoring at all on Mondays. It is because my one of my tuition students smsed me her Sec 3 A. Math common test result, for which she obtained … Continue reading

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If you have done poorly at the O-Levels, …

it’s time to forget the past and move on. Remember that you cannot change the past but you can influence the future. Here’s a recent meaningful quote from American Idol finalist Danny Gokey: “No one can go back and start … Continue reading

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