Favorite Quotes on Mathematics and Education

Previously, I shared some tips on what makes a good math tutor. Personally, I find that quotes are effective tools that math tutors share with their students to inspire them. You can find some of these quotes pasted on the walls of our math tuition center classrooms. So I have compile some of my personal favorite quotes that are related to mathematics and education! Practical Quotes on Math / Education “The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.” ~ Paul Halmos “L

8 Things we Eat/drink during Our Math Tuition Classes!

Sour Candies These little sour bombs are favorites among students, especially the blue ones. Some students even shamelessly request that I top them up every week! The sourness does provide a small boost to keep students alert. It is especially important to those who are attending lessons after a long day at school! Gummy Bears These little packets of joy are a welcoming sight to many students. Most students are surprisingly good at rationing the little packet of 8 to 10 tiny

How to Avoid Making Careless Mistakes During Math Exams?

The most common question that I get from my students: “Cher, how do I stop making careless mistakes during math exams?” The most common reason I get from my students when they didn’t do well : “Cher, I made a lot of careless errors sia!” Careless mistakes are also known as “dumb mistakes”, “autistic errors”, “retarded errors”, “stupid mistakes” and the list goes on. But attributing this type of error to one’s intelligence seems to be ironic because this error are often made b

What Makes a Good Math Tutor?

I have been a maths tutor in Singapore for almost a decade and I am dedicated to continually improve my efficiency as a tutor and a coach. After all these years of tutoring mathematics, I have formed my own ideas and impressions on what makes a great educator. The following is a list of some of the traits of a good math tutor. 1) Outstanding tutors HOLD HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR THEIR STUDENTS. Having witnessed the transformation of many students who were deemed “slow” into top a

O-level A-Math: Mastering Functions and Graphs (Part 2)

Are you having difficulty with remembering graph shapes of different functions? Graphs of power functions is a chapter in the O-levels mathematics syllabus and students need to know how to sketch all the core functions. I have met students who successfully memorize all the power function graphs during one math tuition class and completely forgot about them a few weeks later. As a result, they had to go through the whole process and memorize the graph shapes again before every