Advancing in Education

In the address in parliament a few months back, Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung outlined Singapore’s next phase of education policies while stressing the need to be wise about “bold changes”

Of particular importance is how Minister Ong has called upon Singaporeans to expand upon our notion of ‘meritocracy’ Read more “Advancing in Education”

Applying Learning To The Real World

MOE announced earlier in 2018 how the Applied Learning Program  (ALP) would be expanded to all Primary Schools in 2023.

The impetus behind this is the growing realisation that content knowledge and logical reasoning alone, is not sufficient to tackle the challenges in our modern workplace. Not that these are not important, but rather, all instances of success and breakthrough in the various markets seem to have been brought about by an innovative application of problem solving skills to address needs of the end-user i.e. the customer, the client, the consumer. Read more “Applying Learning To The Real World”

小孩的自制能力

“我的小孩脾气不好。”

“我的小孩不听话。”

“我的小孩不喜欢学习。”

这是几乎全部的家长都曾经面对的问题。家长常常会觉得自己已经很关心孩子了,为什么孩子的表现依然差强人意。甚至变得越来越不听话。或者在小学阶段就已经很叛逆了。 Read more “小孩的自制能力”

Study Tips Before The Exams

The examination period is coming up, and this is a stressful period for everyone. It can be overwhelming to think about all the topics you have to cover in such a short period. Having an efficient study system can make it less intimidating. From my experience as a student and talking to my tutees, here are some tips for how to make the most of the week before your exams! Read more “Study Tips Before The Exams”

Effective Note Taking (For Students)

When learning, our teachers and lecturers often present us with reading materials, textbooks or hand-outs. However, most of us will also want to capture our own notes. This benefits our learning in a few ways:

  • We can capture additional information that is not in the reading materials or handouts. This is usually the case when the teacher presents additional material or when he/she gives situational examples beyond the immediate context i.e. how the knowledge has real-world applications, interesting case-studies, etc
  • The act of taking notes in itself also helps us organise and sort out information. Thus, helping us to filter and retain knowledge which can then be easily recalled and applied.

Here are some common habits we can use with note-taking that will be useful in learning.

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Interview with Tutor Austine Yapp

Austine Yapp, an undergrad tutor from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is a featured tutor on teachnlearn. Austine is currently on a scholarship specialising in computer engineering. Hear about his unexpected journey as a tutor. Read more “Interview with Tutor Austine Yapp”

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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Every Tutor Was Once a Student (Part 1)

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)”

What To Eat To Boost Your Brain Power

The exam period is upon us! This is the final lap for all your revisions before you go for the exams. However, what you eat during this period is as important as studying hard and smart. Eating smart will allow you to process the knowledge that you have read. The brain food we recommend will help you achieve a breakthrough during your revision and examination performance.

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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”