Summary

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
  • Tutors to help students 24/7 via SMS/Whatsapp

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. Our principal tutor, Yuet Ling, will get you that elusive A1 for your PSLE and GCE O Levels. 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 6 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 24/7 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 ar 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.

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