Sec 2 students: Should I take Additional Math (A-Math) in Sec 3?

To all the Secondary 2 students (going to Sec 3): Congratulations in successfully clearing your secondary 2 exams and getting promoted to secondary 3. Now comes the time for you to make the decision on what subject combination you want to take up in Secondary 3. To some of you, especially those who are not too confident in mathematics, you are considering whether to take up Additional Mathematics. I hope this article will benefit you! Do also consider take a look at this arti

O-Levels Math: How to Complete the Square Easily?

Completing the square of a quadratic equation is a very useful technique that is used for solving quadratic equations(E-Math), finding the turning point of a quadratic graph (E-Math) and finding the center of a circles equation (A-Math). However, students often forget the method and ask me frequently during our math tuition classes. In this article, I will try to make the process of completing the square as simple and digestible as possible, but I will not further elaborate o

One Biggest Secret to Help your Children/Students Succeed

The big secret to raising strong, successful children is to understand the psychological concept of “Self-Fulfilling Prophecy” (SFP). This theory is created by a sociologist named Robert K. Merton in 1948. His theory states that any prediction or believe that we make at the beginning would affect our behavior in such a way that we make that prediction come true. In other words, if you believe you are rubbish, you become rubbish and if you believe you are awesome, you become a

Distinction Students Strategies: 16 Highly Effective Study Tips!

You might be studying for math or sciences, you might be preparing for O-levels or N-Levels. It is important to study hard and effectively if you want to do well. The following are some important strategies that we have compiled from some of the top students on how they revise for examinations effectively! 1) Prepare well before each study session Ensure that all the materials you need (textbooks, notes, practice papers etc) are available in close proximity before you start y

Should I Drop O-level Additional Math (A-Math)?

Every year, there will be Sec 4 students (or their parents) who approach me one month before O-levels to help them with A-Math. Sometimes, their A-math knowledge is almost non-existent. Given the limited amount of time left and the vast extent of work required to help the student, I'll consider the extreme option of "Is it best for the student to drop A-Math?" Hence, if you are thinking the question of whether you should drop A-Math, here are some considerations that you shou

Alternative Method to Fleming's Left Hand Rule of Electromagnetism

Before our math tuition class today, I noticed one of my students doing her physics electromagnetism revision for her upcoming O-level prelims and had difficulty executing the Fleming's Left Hand rule. Although it was not a math topic, I decided to giving her a helping hand. The biggest problem she had was that she could not fix the position of her three fingers! As such, I came up with an alternative method to the Fleming’s Left Hand Rule. I shall name it the Alvin Au’s Rule