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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- MOE Curriculum Primary English Tuition
- MOE Curriculum Primary Mathematics Tuition
- MOE Curriculum Primary Science Tuition
- English Creative Writing Tuition
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.