Every Tutor Was Once a Student (Part 2)

Oh, where was I? Ah yes, I mentioned in the last post about how I journeyed through my school days.

The point is not to boast about my academic excellence. What I’m trying to say is firstly, it is possible to go from Fs to As. In the case of my friend, mixing with the right people helped her get motivated to work hard on her Math. Sitting right next to the person who topped the subject in class made her the 2nd best in class. She went from a straight F student to needing only half the time given for the exam to obtain an A1! It is a true story!

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A Student’s Perspective on Online Tuition

I recently graduated from junior college. Throughout my days as a student, I have never utilised tuition to aid my studies as I disliked having to commit to a fixed regular session and commuting to another location weekly. Rather I preferred studying by myself as this gives me greater flexibility and saves time. When I had anything to clarify, I booked consultation slots with my tutors or sought help from my peers. Read more “A Student’s Perspective on Online Tuition”

Is The Integrated Programme (IP) Right For Your Child? (Part 2)

For most students, I think the biggest ‘perk’ of the IP is the absence of ‘O’ levels. Schools offering IP will use the time freed up from preparing for the ‘O’ levels to provide greater breadth in the academic and non-academic curriculum. This fast track programme prepares you for ‘A’ Levels examination by introducing students to higher level topics to set a strong academic foundation. The hope is that this will make JC life easier to cope with. Read more “Is The Integrated Programme (IP) Right For Your Child? (Part 2)”

Is The Integrated Programme (IP) Right For Your Child? (Part 1)

What is the hardest decision that most 12-years-old kids must make if residing in Singapore? Chances are that it is choosing the secondary school that they would like to spend the next few years of their lives in. It was for me at least. Graduating from primary school was just a milestone, and the decision of choosing a suitable secondary school put a tremendous amount of pressure on me. The jump from primary to secondary is a major transition, and I had the not the slightest idea of what to expect. Read more “Is The Integrated Programme (IP) Right For Your Child? (Part 1)”

The ‘O’ Level Series: Conquering English Literature (Part 3)

In this third post on English Literature, I will share 3 useful tips in studying and understanding the key aspects of English Literature.

1. Memory work
You must read the textbook multiple times to understand the text. Subsequently, memorising important parts of your textbook is necessary. You should include prominent acts, scenes, chapters, quotes etc. which will allow you to refer and compare with other statements of the character or narration in the text.

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The ‘O’ Level Series: Conquering English Literature (Part 2)

Continuing from my last post, I will be sharing on the format of the English Literature ‘O’ Levels exam and strategies I used for exams.

The exam consists of 2 papers: 2 questions must be answered in Paper 1 and 2 respectively. Each essay question is equal in weightage, at 25 marks.

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The ‘O’ Level Series: Conquering English Literature (Part 1)

English Literature (EL) is one of the most difficult subjects offered in the ‘O’ Level exam. English Literature also gives students the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the English Language in its purest form. It is an art that illustrates the differing perspectives of the world around us. Read more “The ‘O’ Level Series: Conquering English Literature (Part 1)”

A Glimpse to A Successful O-Level Exams Series

As the ‘O’ Levels examinations get closer, it is vital for students to learn effectively. In this series, I will be sharing on strategies I used and challenges I faced as a student.

Back in my secondary school days, I was enrolled in Zhonghua Secondary School in the normal academic (NA) stream. My class in secondary 1 and 2 were offered compulsory subjects such as English, Mother Tongue, Science, Mathematics, English Literature, Art, Home Economics, Design & Technology, History and Geography. Read more “A Glimpse to A Successful O-Level Exams Series”