by jesselin | Apr 2, 2018 | O Levels Maths Tuition

Why Do Students Hate Maths Maybe you’re a student yourself, or a parent or teacher. However, at some point or another, you’ve probably wondered ” why do students hate maths?” After all, what’s not to love about Maths? One answer in exams is the correct answer, and there are a lot of fun and interesting concepts and applications for Maths in daily life? However, some students might not think that way. While fun and a novel subject, how Math is taught to or learnt by students can make a big difference on how students feel about the subject of Maths. So, why do students hate Maths? There are a couple of factors that factor into a student’s dislike for Maths. While it may be easier to dismiss the question of “Why Do Students Hate Maths” as simply the laziness of students in general, that’s just not right. To even begin solving the problem, this rather complex question needs to be systematically broken down first into “whys”. This, of course, differs from student to student. While there are definitely more, these are the most common ones. They are: No interest in the subject Too difficult for them Had a bad experience with Math Has a teacher who bores them Let’s break them down. For further reading on the subject of “Why Do Students Hate Math” by someone else, you can take a look at this article by The Odyssey. If you’d like more content on this subject by us (Bright Math), you can read “15 Reasons Why Students Hate Mathematics.” No interest in the subject Most, if not all, know...
by jesselin | Apr 2, 2018 | O Levels Maths Tuition

How To Do Well For O Levels -Maths You’ve probably wondered how to do well for O levels many, many times, especially when the O levels are less than half a year away from today. Since this is a Math website, I’ll tell you how to do well for O levels – Math O Level, to be specific. For more specialized tips regarding how to do well for O Levels EMath Paper 1, check this article out. For how to do well in all your exams, not just Maths, check this one article from WikiHow out. A little bit about the Math O Levels To answer the question of how to do well for O Levels Maths, it’s important to first understand that Math is really rather unlike other subjects – it is,instead, based on understanding, not memorization. For other subjects like the Humanities (History and Geography), you probably remember having to learn and memorize large chunks of text you don’t have to understand all that well. Afterwards, you go to the exam, word vomit everything you’ve desperately memorized onto the paper, and promptly forget about it till the next exam. Math however, For Math however, it’s like riding a bike or learning to swim. Once you’ve learnt it once, you’ve learnt it for life (or at least a very long time). This means that understanding is paramount, not memorization. So, learn the underlying concepts behind topics, and you’re set to go. Don’t forget that in Math exams, the answer is constant, and unchanging. If you have the right number as an answer, and the corresponding working, you’ve got...
by jesselin | Mar 30, 2018 | O Levels Maths Tuition

How To Choose A Math Tutor For Your Child So, your child needs math tuition. They might need math tuition because they are failing their school’s internal maths exams, or just want a little extra foundational support and a helping hand before the big O level Maths exam comes in about half a year, which can be surprisingly fast. However, you might be having trouble figuring out how to choose a math tutor, as after all, there are so many out there. So, how to choose a math tutor/math tuition center for your child? Here are a few questions you probably do have : Is math tuition really necessary? Should I choose a math tutor or a math tuition class? Will my child be able to keep up with the lessons? Will the tuition center’s class timings disrupt my child’s school lessons? Is it affordable? Are the classes too far away from home/my child’s school? For more advice and questions you might have on choosing a math tutor or math tuition center, you can read this short piece by Acetutors, another local experienced Math tutor. To answer your questions in order, Is math tuition really necessary? This is a question that our math tutors get asked really frequently by curious parents. The answer is “not strictly”. Tuition might not actually really be all that necessary, even if your child appears to be struggling with Maths. The question is : Are they struggling with other subjects as well? If yes, the problem might be something your child is facing, be it at home or at school. Maybe they’re too busy...
by jesselin | Mar 26, 2018 | O Levels Maths Tuition

Step-By-Step Exam Preparation Guide For 100% Success Examination periods have never been the best of times as preparations towards it can be super demanding for most students, hence succeeding require a great deal of effort, strategic and efficient study techniques. A number students tend to flop in their examination for lack of requisite study skills needed to excel beautifully in their exams. At every level of education, these skills are a prerequisite for a success in your exams. As stated earlier, exams can be extremely stressful, this is more when they are crucial to your career (of course every examination is). Fortunately, steps can be taken to prepare yourself in advance, so you can do not have to stress so much during your examinations. Below are a couple of tips which are designed to help you prepare for a crucial exam and boost your grades by over 30%. For more tips on exam preparation, you can read this from wikiHow. Schedule and prepare ahead of time This is probably one of the essential things you need to do to maximize your study time. Take some time to sit down and check your schedule. Mark all the deadlines on your calendar such as chores or activities that have to be done. Also, be sure to mark your exam on your calendar and set up a more rigorous study schedule weeks before your exam. Look over your notes frequently, so you don’t have to cram a whole semester’s worth of information into your head at the last minute. This will help familiarize you with the terms and boost your confidence...
by jesselin | Mar 26, 2018 | O Levels Maths Tuition

How To ‘Near Perfectly’ Guess The Correct Answer In Tests Or Exams Could you imagine how you’d feel if faced with a difficult question? Wouldn’t you feel miserable? This is called exam fear. Some candidates fall sick just before the exam day. They might be afraid of unknown questions. We would like to share a must-know technique that could help you to answer all those unknown questions…just by having to guess answers. For an excellent counterpoint as to why you shouldn’t guess answers, though, read this article. This particular technique will be useful in any kind of exam, whether it is a tough exam or simply a ‘friendly’ class test. This said technique tests your reasoning ability and analytic skills more than your subject knowledge. There is no structured material for most exams; this leaves candidates with no option than to expect any type of questions from any area. So there is a high chance of encountering unknown questions. Then the question is, “what should I do at such moments?” …and the answer to this all-time great question is simply “Guess answers!” When should I Guess? It is absolutely a waste to leave any question unanswered. If there are only 5 minutes left and you have 20 questions to go, it is best to just guess on all of them and then use the time to go back and read some of the questions to try and get the best answer. This will ensure that the clock does not run out while you still have unanswered questions! You will get zero points for a question that you failed...