Sec 3 and Sec 4 Add Math tuition for IGCSE, GCE O levels, IP and IB Programme in Bukit Timah with experienced A Math tutors getting A1 distinctions in our small groups 3 pax per class format. Add Math classes are conducted in a safe, high tech classroom.
Additional Mathematics taught from scratch in groups of 3 pax.
Bukit Timah Add Math tutor teaches from scratch, with A Math small group tutorials based on understanding Additional Mathematic topics presented in easy to follow tutorials engineered in accordance to the latest GCE O levels Syllabus. Add Math Classes are 1.5 hours long, with all Additional Mathematic materials provided including 24/7/365 support via WhatsApp/SMS with the tutor for the times that students need immediate rectification of math problems and clearing complex concepts that require further explanations. Inclusive Add Math tuition for the top ten percentile of Singapore’s Secondary students.
Start at the beginning and culminate at the end.
We teach everything in Additional Mathematics starting from the basics so that our students understand all required Add Math fundamentals and gain a good momentum before ramping up the ability to attempt advanced questions. We will work through the textbook and move onto practice questions from past year papers so that our students gain the expertise needed to get A1 in their examinations. Result oriented classes are demanding but fairly paced, with students garnering essential study skills along the way to prepare them for further studies in university and the school of life. Carefully curated to individual student’s learning pace, class instructions are carefully graduated for students to complete their syllabus ahead of their examinations.
Additional Mathematics Small Group tuition are always taught in advance of school schedules. This shall allow our students to anticipate Add Math classes in their respective schools and beforehand, gain a deeper insight into Add Math topics ahead of their cohort. To be at the forefront of their school curriculum allows students to gain ground, do their school work with relative ease and have a good boost in confidence when attempting their GCE O levels. Disciplined coaching with our experienced guidance will help our students to install all required knowledge to handle Additional Mathematics questions in their examinations.
How can we appreciate when we cannot sympathise its use in our life?
Discovery, initiative and cultivating a love for mathematics in our Add Math classes, we explain to our students why they are presented with Additional Mathematics topics like logarithms, binomial theorem and calculus. Mathematical concepts that seem abstract, will conflate us if no one explains the reason to us, if we don’t understand what we are being taught and why topics like indices and integration is included in our school syllabus shall be unravelled in class and given a reason. To show whatever they learnt in Add Math has its actual use in every day life helps us to lower the bar, and thus make Additional Mathematics as easy as A,B, C.
Relating what they study to their life helps them to appreciate Additional Mathematics better.
The very first thing we realised in our 20+ years of teaching Add Math in Singapore, and the main problem for students attempting Additional Mathematics, is not the reason that Additional Mathematics is difficult and complex, but, it is because students don’t know why they are given the subject to do in school and in itself, makes Add Math not have a relevance to our life. Students need to know why they are learning A Math and how it can help them in their life. When they cannot relate their school classes to their everyday life, they won’t see a reason to incorporate these concepts into their psyche, as it feels like its not useful and quite irrelevant to their future endeavours.
Being current with a new 21st Century education requires us to reconstitute new fresh perspectives to a rather old subject, and to help the next generation to appreciate and learn Additional Mathematics, even if Additional Mathematics seems like a relic of the Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century. Evolving our classwork approach constantly by refreshing our teaching methodology and keeping our examples relevant to students as we invigorate our tutorials by keeping it fresh and pertinent to our student’s lifestyle, incorporating trending ideas to showcase Additional Mathematics as a solution to everyday life, at work or at play will help students to see why their time spent doing Additional Mathematics can be rewarding and be a good investment to them.
It is not what you are studying, its the habits and skills we pick up trying to succeed in it.
Additional Mathematics is one of the 4 titans of Upper Secondary subjects, (the other 3 pure sciences making up the other aggregates) and learning it help students to pick up a lot of ancillary skills whilst attending its 2 year course and finally attempting the GCE O levels. Skills like perseverance, taking an active initiative in their own knowledge, planning and adopting good time management skills and be able to succeed in their examinations whilst achieving a good work-life balance are important for our students to acquire at such a tender age. All these self management skills are the accompanying attributes that students develop from just learning a new subject. To be given a foreign knowledge to acquire, learning its intricacies by spending time digesting, working on it, practicing and finally mastering the subject is a process that all students should turn into a habit. It is not what you learn, but how you succeed in it that makes winners in the career of life. Give a fish to a man he eats for a day, teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken– Warren Buffett.
Achieving a good work-life balance is a cycle, not an achievement. We can always work harder and put in more hours, but there is only so much time and energy we have before we hit a ceiling of 24/7/365 and we realise there’s never enough time and way too much work to do. In primary school, we all probably had to spend a certain quantity of time to achieve a grade that is satisfactory. (It differs for individuals but it all works about the same). In Secondary school, there’s a lot more subjects and the complexities works on an exponential gradient. The lower secondary start with a fairly gently linear gradient and then suddenly, in upper secondary as we are further down the line, with multiplicities of topics and it goes straight up exponentially. That is where more difficult cannot be equal to more time spent as we hit a maximum in studying hours. If we add hours of studies to every subject we learn, include that into the homework plus living our daily routines of eating, travelling, sleeping etc and we will hit that ceiling pretty quick. And, there’s still tertiary education later down the pipeline to consider so doing more is not going to be the silver bullet to this problem.
So how do we juggle all that when there is a quantifiable finite time against an infinite need for more time? Learn new time management skills and studying skills, upgrade the ability to memorise work instantly and keep it in long term memory, have the ability to prioritise and filter out distractions that consumes a prodigious about of time.
It is akin to the idea of transportation. If we want to get to a nearby shop, we walk. Get into the city, MRT if convenient or a flag down to cab there if feeling a tad rich for the day. Going for a safari in Mozambique? Or a business trip to Dallas, Texas? Definitely a plane, has to be a plane.
We can’t use the same transport for every situation and we are so used to picking out our mode of transport as we are so used to travelling, with that, neither can we use the same techniques used back in primary school to work on something more advanced in Secondary schools. Neither does increasing the time spent as elbow grease to study harder helps as we will hit the ceiling of 24 hours a day in no time. That is going to backfire on students who will eventually run out of time or have a burn out in no time, or god forbid, both. We have to use technology to help us to study, also, maybe an upgrade of our brains is a good idea too. Here’s the good news, we have the technology and techniques to get distinctions, in tandem with the formative years of teens that provides the best time to upgrade their mental fortitude whilst their brains grow another 5% in size.
So in our Add Math tuition, we use tech and strategies to win this game. Getting A Math students to perform in the examinations is a matter of proper training and planning a course of action that suits their lifestyle. We believe that standardised testing is quite a good form of getting young individuals to become performers, noting that there are debates over disadvantages in such a system versus having more options and pathways towards the development of an individual. The core reason for standardised testing and a unified homogenous education is to get students to go from zero to hero, in a competitive environment while working on topics that are uncomfortable to them. Whatever doesn’t break them, only makes them stronger.
Get into kindergarten and churned out of university to be trained in careers that are in demand in the labour market is the norm, but what we fail to see is that up till secondary school, there’s not much diversification into various sectors of the job market so 10 to 14 years of education later, the students start to get jaded and will question the reason for their attendance in schools. It is understandable why that happens, because the syllabus feels so far removed from their own experiences, and that is the point of it all. To do something uncomfortable and alien that makes us learn and will challenge us in every way. It has to be painful and torturous for one to grow, to push the boundaries of our own utility and reprogram our purpose
The goal of an education is the development of utility, and the higher we utilise our faculties, the better we are at life. Gaining a good foothold of our capabilities early on and continuously expanding our boundaries helps us to navigate and succeed by instilling good habits and negating bad ones. A little push in the right direction every week causes a seismic shift in the development in students, as we evolve them to be sensitive to changes and come up with solutions as quick as possible.
The challenges of the future remain unseen but we can only predict it will certainly be quite the challenge for our youth if left with the lack of preparation. An education with a good balance of respect for the unknown, be successful mining knowledge for the inquisitive mind and be in competition with peers and excel than be contented with the current status quo definitely equips one to cope with such challenges.