Welcome to eduKate Punggol English Maths Science Tuition Centre

eduKate Punggol tutor teaches from scratch, with our 3 pax small group tutorials based on the latest curriculum and rallying our students to enjoy their lessons by understanding school topics presented in our easy-to-follow classes engineered in accordance to the latest MOE Syllabus. English, Mathematics and Science Tuition Classes are 1.5 hours long, with all class materials provided, including support via WhatsApp/SMS for the times where our student needs guidance with difficult problems and clearing complex concepts that require further explanations.

To build a mind, powerful enough to excel in the chaotic world. To have the tranquil wisdom to navigate through life. To be strong in times of weakness. To be erudite to use knowledge wisely. 

Inclusive tuition for all Primary and Secondary students near Punggol. Our full time legacy tutors have been operating in Punggol for the last 8 years teaching both Primary and Secondary English, Math, Science Tuition with small group tuition of 3 pax (max. capacity classes) with great effect helping students to manage and excel in their studies.

  • SMS/WhatsApp Yuet Ling +65 8222 6327 or email admin@edukatesg.com to request for our latest class schedules
  • 1.5 hour tutorials per week
  • Classes are 3 pax max
  • Learn by understanding and in advance of school curriculum
  • Resident legacy tutors operating in Punggol for the last 8 years (est. 2014)
  • Tutors have 20+ years of experience training students
  •  Note: some photos were taken before Covid pandemic and safe distancing measures 

Primary School Tuition classes offered at our eduKate Punggol Tuition Centre:

Primary 1-6

  • MOE Curriculum Primary English Tuition
  • MOE Curriculum Primary Mathematics Tuition
  • MOE Curriculum Primary Science Tuition
  • English Creative Writing Tuition
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Tutor Yuet Ling with Primary Students and our Semester 2017 T Shirts.

Primary 6 MOE PSLE

  • PSLE English Tuition Preparatory Course
  • PSLE Mathematics Tuition Preparatory Course
  • PSLE Science Tuition Preparatory Course
  • PSLE Intensive Tuition Mathematics Course
  • PSLE Intensive Intensive Science Course

Secondary School Tuition at eduKate Punggol Tuition Centre:

GCE O’Levels, Integrated Programme (I.P) and the International Baccalaureate (I.B Programme)

  • English Secondary Tuition
  • A Mathematics Secondary Tuition
  • E Mathematics Secondary Tuition

Start at the beginning and culminate at the end. 

Develop a baseline. Strengthen the core, build a good foundation to launch. We teach everything in our classes starting from the basics so that our students understand all required fundamentals and gain a good momentum before ramping up their ability to attempt advanced questions. We will work through their textbooks and move onto practice questions from past year papers so that our students gain the expertise needed to get A1/AL1 in their examinations. Result oriented classes are demanding but fairly paced, with eduKate 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 calibrated for students to complete their syllabus ahead of their examinations and graduated to their pace of learning.

At eduKate, our small group tutorials are always taught in advance of school schedules. This shall allow our students to anticipate and prepare for their classes in their respective schools. As an added benefit, students gain a deeper insight into their topics in our classes, which helps them to be 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 PSLE/GCE O’ levels. Disciplined coaching with our experienced guidance will help our students to install all required knowledge to handle all types of questions in their examinations.

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken– Warren Buffett. 

In eduKate, we guide our students to enjoy the learning process and achieve their potential whilst going down their own path. 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 Primary School, the struggle is to focus and have a wide perspective of the curriculum. Vast amount of knowledge for a young mind is required to do well. In Secondary school, there’s a lot more subjects and the complexities work 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, the threshold 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, we will hit that ceiling pretty quickly. Time is a precious commodity that requires careful management. 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 limited finite time against an infinite unlimited 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 amount 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 because we are so used to travelling everyday. With that idea, 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 proper training during 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 small groups tuition, we use tech and strategies to win this game. Getting eduKate 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. 

In our small groups tuition, we use both hardware, software and social technology to help our students to learn better and faster. A well designed class always pays off in the long run, and we engineer our English Mathematics and Science tutorials not only with the latest hardware but also to be able to communicate with our students to get them to think effectively towards the ideas presented in tutorials. We don’t only incorporate a physical class into our tuition programme, we have virtual classrooms that boosts tutorial times either in the form of Zoom lessons, WhatsApp Messaging or just a quick call to clear their problems.

We teach, you learn and understand, then we practice, after that, you memorise, and finally, you score. Chronologically, calmly, we resolve blunders by experiment and experience. Learning from falling down, and circumnavigate it during examinations. That is our Mathematics strategy. Add to that, there’s an open line to us so our eduKate students can instantly clear their doubts. Need to get that last few marks in the examinations and get distinctions, not a problem. We are always at hand to teach it. By the way, we push for A1/AL1 distinctions in the examinations for all our students. If someone can do it, so can everyone else. Properly prepared and trained to do well in examinations are part and parcel of our English, Mathematics and Science tuition. 

eduKate Punggol tuition are designed for Primary and Secondary students that require a small class setting with the increased attention from the tutor to achieve their best potential. Paying attention to the details and a thorough explanation of topical concepts are the basis of our eduKate tutorials. We teach by helping students to understand in detail, not by feeding formulas and reproduce workings to achieve a solution. To do well in anything, is to understand the inner workings of the subject matter and know throughly the reason for each method employed.

We teach in class in the same way as an apprentice learns: here’s a tool for you, that’s what you can do with the tool, memorise its uses. Then go onto explaining in depth the reasons why, how, what and when they can use it. 

Having a tool is not the end all. That is not going to help apprentices to excel in their craft. They need to understand the tools given to them and where to apply that tool in the order given to make it work. The complexities are abound to fix something that is broken and to make it work again. The process of fault finding require understanding. It requires intimate knowledge of the cogs and gears meshing together to make the machine whole. So tools aren’t enough to fix the machine, the expertise in the working of the machine is. How its build from ground up, how it works in tandem to complete the task. That requires a lot of understanding. With eduKate Tutor, we help you understand the topics before attempting the questions. We’ll also do sums together with you to help you figure out the sums step-by-step. Walking our students through the hard stuff hand in hand and show them the way to mastering a subject is by far a superior method to just asking them to figure it out by themselves.

Schools are competitive and so is life. But with a little bit of help, it is all manageable.

The constant improvement needed to keep ahead of the pack requires us to evolve our teaching skills to suit our student’s needs. Parents can be astonished at how much more work and complexity our education system has incorporated when they look at their kids textbooks. Schools teach at least 1 year faster now than 10 years ago. What used to be in Sec 2 is now taught in Sec 1. Plus, it depends on the schools as well, with some advanced schools doing 2 years ahead of schedule to keep their students on their toes. 

Our eduKate Punggol Tuition lessons will be engaging our students to be learning English Math and Science in a fun way and how it is beneficial to their work. We don’t rest on our laurels as years roll past because we know what is taught is just going to be harder and taught faster. So we adapt and we keep ourselves at the forefront with our tuition classes. Teaching ahead of all schools are our priority and helps eduKate students to be confident and have clarity in school lessons. Knowing they have learnt the best techniques augments confidence. Having a candid mindset to what lies ahead helps us to plan and solve our student’s problems as we know the requirements for them to do well individually and to do Math with efficiency. 

All roads lead to Rome, but some roads are just easier to travel on. 

Because a little experience helps us to train our eduKate students smoothly. In our case, two decades worth of experience in getting the best performance from our small group tutorials. 

The four pillars of learning: Attention, Active Engagement, Feedback and finally consolidation. 

Our Primary and Secondary classes will be a place for contemplation, to be taught English Mathematics Science in a way that will hold the attention of our students as we tell them our own experiences and how each topic has helped us in our own life. Mentoring students and be a hero with passion and achieving successes are the best way to show them how to be winners in every endeavour. With the knowledge that something they learn will be useful to them shall help them to focus and capture their imagination of the logic being imparted in our tutorials.

Mentoring students to be good in English, Mathematics or Science also requires us to be their confident ally and have them actively engage in our tutorials. Resolving doubts, fears and any variables during class helps our English Math and Science students to be calm and resolute. Power comes from the ability to control emotions, and to solve questions in a stressful examination. During class, students will get a chance to do sums that ramps up in difficulty until they get overstretched. Then we’ll pull a safety net out for them to fall softly and we’ll run through those questions. Every question gets its day, explained to full understanding, worked till no one misunderstands it. Active learning and making mistakes creates experience. Know where one can fall, get it horribly wrong in the safety of our English Math and Science tutorial emulates how one can go wrong in examinations before attempting one.

Fall now, learn from it, and get it right during the examination. That is the feedback loop that we want from our students. Being taught something new and alien, learn it, process it and then dabble in it. Ask questions when stumped, share when they know. Evaluate, recalibrate and be correct at the end. To start from zero and end up heroes. That closes the circle of our future winners. A good habit worth keeping. 

Kneading a sourdough bread requires us to create a sourdough starter, with 7 days of cultivation before we have a good leaven. Then get all the percentages right, flour, 70% water, salt and knead it at the right temperature. Kneading dough makes the dough stronger and with every stage helps the dough to achieve its finality of being a bread. Get it wrong, and we start all over again. So much parameters to learn. So much patience and work to get a flour into a loaf of bread. The bread certainly looks like an easy purchase sitting there on the rack in a bakery. A $10 note gets you that good loaf. But what happened before that, is a lot of blood and sweat. The experience needed, the skill acquired, and the gumption to convert a bag of flour into a nourishing sourdough bread. That part is seldom on display, but yet, a necessary requirement of any successful enterprise.

Studying is quite the same. Hardwork and lots of practice creates the final product. Being critical to mistakes, analysing skills, refining techniques and achieving the desired results. Finally be a good judge of their new knowledge to use when needed, especially during the examinations. From a bedlam of complex concepts and turn it into an organised proficiency residing in the tranquillity of our mind. That is the consolidation of our eduKate student’s learning process in our tutorials. Strong, nourishing, mindful sustenance to keep our brain in good health. 

eduKate Singapore Punggol Tuition Centre

With facilities and latest teaching aides, we cater to Primary and Secondary curriculum for English, Mathematics, and Science.

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Our tuition classes are air conditioned and filtered for health, safety and comfort. We conduct classes throughout the year, rain, shine or haze.

We have located our centers close to your neighbourhood (95% of our primary students stay within 500m of our centre, a maximum of 10 minutes walking distance) so that it is convenient to bring your child for lessons, ease of access to our facilities, and most importantly, it allows students the ability to talk to our tutors anytime they need some advice. Our schedules are also tailored to working parents and takes into consideration the CCA timings of students. Being flexible allows us to serve you well, and we work closely with you to make sure that your child receives the best education available. eduKate Punggol Small Group Tuition is located at Punggol Central opposite A Treasure Trove Condominium. (call/sms for directions)

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For latest schedules and class availabilities, contact Yuet Ling +65 8222 6327

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About Us

eduKate Singapore Tuition Centre is dedicated in providing top tutors to teach children various levels. Our students’ intelligence is our top priority and hence, our tutors come from outstanding institutions to provide the best customised classes for our students.

Our tutors are highly motivated intelligent educated individuals from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, with years of experience in guiding students’ intellectual growth and stimulating their grey matter to attain exceptional exam results and also life skills to tackle problems in their future.

We believe that a child’s growth is both nature and nurture.  Our tutors constantly seek the nurturing of eduKate student’s inquisitive nature of questioning everything they learn and fully understand not only their curriculum, but holistically, to understand and achieve a sophisticated understanding of life skills that we marry together with their curriculum.

We believe that our classes should always achieve a high level of group dynamics through social interaction between students.

As such, we teach to a tee the curriculum laid out by Ministry of Education Singapore for both Primary and Secondary Schools as the foundation and lay upon life skills/holistic approach as an add-on enrichment to our classes. We strive to provide the finest education in Singapore, and our endeavours only mean that our students are ultimately, the sole beneficiaries.

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We teach to a tee the curriculum laid out by Ministry of Education Singapore for both Primary and Secondary Schools as the foundation and lay upon life skills/holistic approach as an add-on enrichment to our classes. We strive to provide the finest education in Singapore, and our endeavours only mean that our students are ultimately, the sole beneficiaries.


Effective English and Mathematics Tuition for Primary and Secondary School.

What we do in class?

  • Tutor teaching class of 3 pax
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Students are taught the topic before attempting any questions
  • Students can ask and clear all doubts anytime during the lesson
  • Students are taught ahead of class in anticipation
  • Students will get revision papers nearing exam periods to practice
  • Students are taught and will attempt commonly asked complex questions
  • Students will learn how to score in accordance to the marking scheme

Why come to us?

  • Guaranteed improvements
  • Score A1 for GCE O’ levels
  • 20+ years of teaching experience
  • Principal tutors monitors progress of students
  • Easy to understand lessons
  • From Basic to Advanced questions learnt in class
  • Small Group Tuition with safe and CCTV secure compound
  • Learn all the tricks and score maximum working marks
  • Acquire all study skills needed to do well in Secondary School

Punggol Small Groups Tuition.

Tuition for Secondary English, Additional Mathematics and Elementary Mathematics. We conduct English and Mathematics tuition classes at Punggol in a home based small group tuition class format. With our 20 years of experience teaching students from every background, including expat students in our local international schools, we are confident to make that change for all our students.

We help you understand the topics, improve your study skills, and gain detailed insight into the subject matter to properly master and have the best answers for your examination.

We custom tailor our English and Math tuition classes to your needs, address issues that hinders a quality education, and help you understand your curriculum and its relevance to your daily life.

We believe in the three pillars of education.

Efficacious Teaching, Utilize Appropriate Tools and a Conducive Study Environment

Outstanding teaching– We have been teaching for the last 20 years, and still, constantly strive to improve the way we teach by incorporating the latest trends and requirements that our society evolves yearly. We employ only the best English and Math tutors, and we train our tutors to have the best student-tutor interface in class.

Engaging students to attain the education that will help them become a well balanced remarkable individual, we believe in doing things that work, and we know that not every student studies the same way. So, we customise our tuition classes to the individual needs of each and every student. If something does not work for that particular student, we will change our methods to one which does work.

Being flexible and have the patience to understand our students are tenets of our tutorial classes.

Also, we help them understand the core reason they are learning certain Math/English topics in the curriculum. For example, the application of a certain mathematical concept to their daily life or how certain topics give them an edge in their career. This help students feel relevant to the needs of society, aligned to the mercurial demands of the 21st Century and have the passion in their pursuit of a quality education.

Outstanding tools– We use the best technology and tools, be it hardware or software to help students in their tuition. Mind you, we do not throw out what traditionally works only to embrace what is new and shiny. We use whatever works brilliantly for our students, and it does not matter if it is old technology like an English or Math book, or the latest high tech Apple iPad app available, leveraging on the 18 years of teaching experience that we have racked up.

We will customise any and every available tool to that particular individual student to effect a positive change in their education process. Some learn by visual engagement (aka the Artist), some by memory reinforcement (aka the Doctor), some by continuous practice (aka the Hardworker), and some excel by doing the least amount of work possible (aka the Slacker). Come what may, we will use the best tools available to suit our student, keep evolving and expanding any new technology that comes online to enhance their learning process.

Outstanding environment- Our small group English and Math are capped at a max 3 pax, and we conduct it in a home based air conditioned security compound. Being safe, secure and comfortable helps our students absorb their English and Math materials efficiently and effectively.  Our tutors are also supportive and makes sure the students gain confidence in their work, fully comprehend the task at hand and have a clarity of what is being taught to them. A stable platform always creates a strong foundation for students to thrive and build upon. It is our priority to provide them this conducive environment for them to study in.

And don’t forget, all our tutors are on hand to help students via Call/SMS/WhatsApp during exam periods to make sure all doubts are cleared before the exams begin. Clarity and Confidence is a psychological advantage to attain that A1 score.

eduKate Punggol Small Group tuition believe that the syllabus should be taught in advance of school schedules. This shall allow our students to anticipate their school curriculum in their respective schools and learning beforehand, to gain a deeper insight into their following semesters 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 their questions in their examinations.

How can we appreciate when we cannot sympathise its use in our life? 

Discovery, initiative and cultivating a love for learning in our English, Maths and Science classes, we explain to our students why they are presented with topics included in their latest MOE syllabus. To understand 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 textbooks has its actual use in every day life helps us to lower the bar, and thus make their exams as easy as A,B, C. 

Relating what they study to their life helps them to appreciate their education better. 

The very first thing we realised in our 20+ years of tutoring in Singapore, and the main problem for students attempting PSLE/GCE O levels, is not the reason that the exams are difficult and complex, but, it is because students don’t know why they are given the subject and what they are doing with the information, and in itself, makes schoolwork not have a relevance to their life. Students need to know why they are learning what they are learning 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, even if some topics 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 are key to helping students connect their classwork to life. As we invigorate our tutorials by keeping it fresh and pertinent to our student’s lifestyle, by incorporating trending ideas to showcase classwork as a solution to everyday life be it at work or at play will help students to see why their time spent studying well can be rewarding and become a good investment to them. 

It is not just what you are studying, its also the habits and skills we pick up trying to succeed in it. 

In class, we hone our student’s study skills. 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. 

In every learning setting, we would like our students at eduKate English Mathematics and Science small groups tuition go through the learning process by engagement. We train students to absorb their school curriculum by asking themselves these “What-Why-How” questions whenever they learn something new in our Math tutorials. They’ll understand their topics better with the bare minimum requirements of asking, “What are we learning? Why are we learning it? and How do we do it?”

One of our ideas in getting our students to learn better. If student’s start the learning process by asking these set of questions, they will be able to figure out the topic in class. 

If you can sing it, you can play it.

Whenever I was in band practice, we always get these running phrases that are full of flats and sharps and my fingers start cramming up and tripping over itself whenever we are sight reading new pieces. The whole band will make the weirdest noise with our heads lagging behind our fingers, which in turn, made the conductor inevitably go nuts and start throwing a hissy fit. Never fails to amuse us when his baton flies past us, along with his expletives and annoyance but we have to stay professional and look dead serious. Then one day came an Israeli guest to conduct us and he gave those dagger stares that make us die inside if we ever tripped over the sight reading materials (1812 Overture; Tchaikovsky) that he brought along. New to us yes, so there’s an excuse to blunder through but that stare gave me nightmares for days. 

He stayed for a good 3 months and we had to do something about improving our sight-reading pronto. Its that or us just getting chilling stares and turning into soulless musicians constantly. My conductor came up to me and said, “if you can sing it, you can play it.” What? Why? and How? I asked. Lo and behold, it worked! Like a charm. 

New piece on my stand, sing it. Keep singing it. Ghost pressing the clarinet whilst singing and tonguing away the phrases. Before he taps his wand and metronomes away. Begone those stares when the Israeli looked at me, pleasantly surprised. 

Galvanise your thoughts by expressing your ideas to others. It might make more sense when ideas are expressed in words. 

Now, that’s a training kit I kept with me when I am teaching my English Math Science students. If we can explain the sum, we can do it. The problem is the explanation is usually done by tutors or teachers. That puts students into the comfy backseat of just listening. Students don’t really explain much in class and that restricts their interaction with others as well as evolving their own ideas and galvanising their thoughts. Not at eduKate. We make our students explain to each other, till they get comfy with the idea of explaining their ideas, that’s when they become A1 students in the examinations. I have to say, we have all gone there before and I’m guilty of thinking of something new and when I say it out loud, it just sounds wrong and baseless. That’s where I go back to the drawing board to reevaluate. Saying things in the wrong manner helps is to recalibrate and see if we got it right or wrong. With that comes wisdom. Wisdom is attained by doing multitudes of wrongs. And we all learn from it.

Much like driving, we can understand more or less how driving a car works, but for the uninitiated, a dangerous proposition to do so if they have never had a driving lesson in their life ever. So that’s where practicing comes in, and master it by being a rather good teacher. If we can start teaching someone else how to drive, it means we totally understand driving. Oddly, mastering these skills are for life, like, jump back into a car a few years of not doing so and we should be able to do it again. That is how we know we have mastered the subject well. It gets retained into our long term memory. Like swimming, cycling, driving as some of the examples that has the same learning consequences. Learn, Master, etched into memory as lifelong skills. Learning English Mathematics and Science with us will be like that too. Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Get it into a lifelong skill category and A1 distinction will follow. 

One can’t teach unless one has mastered it well. 

A drill that we get our students to do, is to teach us after mastering a topic, by having them be a teacher for a minute. One can be a good student, but until they can teach someone the skills learnt, it lays like raw dough, undeveloped and requires kneading and folding. Concepts that requires more fermentation, and carefully crafting it into a holistic idea that can be presented to others for others to learn from. Up till the point where others around understands and there is a transfer of knowledge, students will struggle to achieve cohesiveness when they attempt the examinations. So we teach them, and eventually, they eclipse us and they teach us instead.

And then the apprentice becomes the new master. And we have done our jobs as educators.