There are a couple of reasons why math tutors might have encountered students requesting for some tuition classes to be conducted online. Firstly, home based learning has proliferated in Singapore due to recent government policy, and some students might have become accustomed to this format of instruction. Read More
Tuition centres are like any other commercial services, and you want to understand exactly what kind of teacher, class, and syllabus you are signing up for. Use these six important questions to guide you in picking the best tuition centre.
Every student who has sat for mathematics exams understands the feeling of knowing how to do a question, but getting marks unnecessarily deducted due to careless errors. Read More
When Japan cut classroom hours and introduced more flexible learning in the 1980s, under a policy which it called the Yutori – which means “relax” – students’ scores dropped. Parents tried to compensate by sending them to cram schools to make up for the decline in rigour in the regular classroom. Read More
Enrichment refer to activities that enhance learning and extend knowledge beyond the school curriculum. Maths enrichment classes in particular have gained popularity in recent years as parents desire to improve their child’s skill and dexterity in the subject and even prepare him or her for competitions and tournaments. Read More
Stanford University psychology lecturer Mark Lepper and paediatrician Maria Woolverton surveyed a group of tutors who specialized in primary and secondary school mathematics to understand what makes for an effective tutor. Read More
If you are in a Singapore secondary school, and you like math or are confident of doing well in math, you probably will decide to do additional mathematics for ‘O’ level. If your secondary school gives you a choice (some schools do make add math compulsory) Read More
There has been much talk about the rising importance of the so-called STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics – in preparing students for the workforce and economy of the future. Increasingly, the STEM subjects are at the heart of the industrial and corporate world. Read More
Mathematics is one subject that demands constant practice and revision. Firstly, of all the subjects taught in school, mathematics is arguably the most abstract. Students require constant revision to keep the concepts, formulae, and problem solving techniques fresh in their minds. Secondly, mathematics is a subject in which simpler concepts and problem solving skills must be thoroughly mastered first before the more difficult levels can be tackled. Read More
Singapore students are renowned for their high performance in mathematics compared to their global peers. For instance, in the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in 2019, students from Singapore were ranked second in the world in terms of mathematical ability. Read More
We talk about some simple steps to maintaining excellent mental health and getting good results. As the exam period once again comes around the corner, thousands of Singaporean students on once again frantically trying to finish their maths revisions before the exams. Read More
Selecting your math tuition class takes careful consideration. If you’re a parent, make sure you talk with your child about his or her preferences for a math tuition class. Here are some tips to help you make the right decision, whether you are a parent or a student.
Since the advent of Computer Algebras Systems (CAS), educators have had to overhaul the mathematics curriculum taught in schools, and even drastically change the way in which homework assignments, class tests, and national examinations are conducted. Read More