Oh, where was I? Ah yes, I mentioned in the last post about how I journeyed through my school days. Read more “Every Tutor Was Once a Student (Part 2)”
During my secondary school days, there was this girl in my class who was notorious for some of her misadventures. She was also not only the last in my class in terms of academic results, but she was the 2nd in the whole level, from the back. Read more “Every Tutor Was Once a Student (Part 1)”
How often does your child read a Math question and end up in a scenario like below? Read more “The World of Math in Reality”
While English is the main medium of instruction in Singapore, our education system has always prided itself on preparing our students to be effectively bilingual.
Although there is an academic and socio-linguistic debate as to what really constitutes ‘Mother-Tongue’, the importance of being able to speak two or more languages, especially Mandarin in today’s global landscape is becoming a determining factor in creating both academic as well as career/financial opportunities where international job markets are fluid and, multi-lingual. Read more “Bilingualism– Gaining proficiency in Mandarin”
In this week’s video, Featured Tutor Syafiq warns against the dangers of procrastination and tells students how they can make the most of their tutoring sessions.
Before I address the above, I have to mention that I had thoroughly underestimated what makes a good tutor in the past. I have been tutored by two great tutors before, yet I was not aware of the traits they have carried at that time. Read more “How To Be A Better Tutor”
Good teachers put in great effort into getting their students to achieve good results. However, excellent teachers know that the results, in themselves, are never the goal… They are the by-product of focusing on the right conditions and processes to deliver good performance. Read more “Good Performance VS Good Grades”
Modern schools have many ways to help students of varying abilities to cope with their academic workload. Many schools regularly conduct remedial lessons to help their weaker students. The question we are facing now is whether having ‘remedial’ or ‘make-up’ lessons are the same as having ‘tuition’. Let’s take a look at learning in schools and how tutors can serve to reinforce learning. Read more “Why Does My Child Need Tuition When There’s Already Remedial”