Being good at memorisation can only only help you out in the soft subjects such as History, but also in hard subjects, such as Chemistry. Although Chemistry does not have as many formulas unlike Physics or Maths, it does contain a lot of chemical names and equations that students have to become familiar with in order to do well in exams. In addition, certain problem solving techniques are also essential for some types of questions. There is no doubt that a student who excels at this will have an easier time applying his knowledge appropriately.Read More
Prior to taking Chemistry as a core science elective in upper secondary level, students may not be familiar with the term “Periodic Table” even if they have heard about it before. However, for Chemistry students at any level, seeing the periodic table is as common as bread and butter for them. School or tuition teachers alike will always reference back to this table as well.Read More
To achieve A1 or A is the end goal for students who are taking Chemistry for their O or A levels respectively. There has been a misconception going around that getting A1s or As are reserved only for the most intelligent students, or you have to put in an enormous amount of time and effort to ever reach that milestone if you do not have the flair for Chemistry. However, it is what is is, just a misconception.Read More
Recently, I was approached by some of my students who asked the million-dollar question: “How do you study Chemistry and do well in exams?” This was collectively asked by both students who have been consistently doing well in exams and their classmates who seem to be struggling in the subject.Read More
These days, our Ministry of Education has been rigorously vetting through the different sources of textbooks for school use and this has helped to raise the bar significantly. As authors start to becoming creative in using nice graphics and straightforward language to depict Chemistry concepts, school textbooks have definitely surpassed those used decades ago. In fact, it is now common to see students using it for self-revision and making summary notes on their own.Read More
An interesting phenomenon has surfaced in 2020 as the world came to a halt during the peak of the Covid pandemic. Even as shops and public amenities are forced to close, the education sector is still thriving despite the odds. Schools in Singapore managed to minimise disruptions to the education of students through online learning. So has private tutors and tuition centres.
Educational and tertiary institutions nowadays will expect that their educators are well-prepared for possible lessons to be conducted online, whether for Chemistry or any other subjects. Here is some of the tools and infrastructure that you may need to get ready before hopping online for your Chemistry tuition classes.Read More
Before parents decide to send their child to tuition classes (whether Chemistry or other subjects), one of the questions that may pop up in their minds will be the effectiveness of group tuition versus private tuition. Even with group tuition classes, the size may vary from 3-5 students to a class of more than 10 students.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.
It was reported that students in secondary schools and junior colleges will have a mandatory session of home based learning once every 2 weeks from December 2020. This marks the start of home based learning becoming an essential component of the Singapore school schedule.Read More
Anyone living in Singapore will understand that it is a fast paced and competitive nation and no one is spared from the immense pressure that Singaporeans face. Even from young, children are thrown into this competitive scene where their standing amongst their classmates may come from their exam results.Read More
Over the years, I have found out some small yet helpful tips that I am currently still using to track the improvement of my Chemistry students. These can also be adopted by students for self-monitoring purposes as well. It not only helps them to plan their revision schedule, but also helps with their revision work tremendously.Read More
There have been numerous instances where parents will request for Chemistry tuition trial classes for their child and then make up their minds on whether to sign up their child for that a particular tuition class. There are currently two perspectives towards viewing “trial classes at the moment”Read More
Although Chemistry is a subject that students only get to choose as a pure science elective at upper secondary level, but it has already been incorporated into a student’s education as part of the general science syllabus at primary and lower secondary level. And that is not without good reason, the abstract concepts are difficult to relate to real life instances. However, Chemistry is critical as one of the core foundation subjects in the education of our children. 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.