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by ongstarling
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Academic Support
Topic: Secondary 2 Streaming
Replies: 815
Views: 149834

Re: Secondary 2 Streaming

Hi Floppy Thanks for the reply. It's good to hear your view. Shall think it through and discuss with him again. His science is a few marks short of the overall minimum for the cut off and he would have to put in a lot of effort to perform well for O levels, but having said that, it is also good to c...
by ongstarling
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Academic Support
Topic: Secondary 2 Streaming
Replies: 815
Views: 149834

Re: Secondary 2 Streaming

Hi, would like some advice. My ds is offered combined science (phy/chem) and POA although he is very interested in science. Will having just 1 combined science affect his route to JC after the O levels , assuming he wants to pursue Science subjects? Or having 2 pure science subjects is better? Would...
by ongstarling
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Primary 6 & PSLE
Topic: To take unpaid leave in P5 or P6 for PSLE ?
Replies: 63
Views: 20080

Re: To take unpaid leave in P5 or P6 for PSLE ?

It is a very nice gesture for your boss to allow unpaid leave. Do plan the 3 months properly and do it early especially the holidays or beginning of the year. For P6 there will be a lot of Homework/after school class etc, thus school holidays are precious. If financial circumstances allow, unpaid le...
by ongstarling
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Academic Learning & Enrichment
Topic: All About Market Rates of Private Tutors
Replies: 1349
Views: 206722

Re: All About Market Rates of Private Tutors

Thanks! Appreciate if parents can share the market rate for lower secondary tutor who is teacher one to one.
Just want to know the range as it is a totally new area for me since child is in Sec one.
by ongstarling
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Academic Learning & Enrichment
Topic: All About Market Rates of Private Tutors
Replies: 1349
Views: 206722

Re: All About Market Rates of Private Tutors

Parents who had experience in engaging private tutor.
what is the current rate range for a tutor teaching lower secondary English for one to one? Assuming one is an NIE trainer tutor and a non NiE ?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
by ongstarling
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: English
Topic: All About Secondary School English Enrichment
Replies: 23
Views: 18643

Re: All About Secondary School English Enrichment

Hello! Any feedback on British Council Sec English program? Am checking out holiday programme to improve Sec 1 English and would like to find out more from fellow parents.
by ongstarling
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Academic Support
Topic: Secondary School Chinese
Replies: 550
Views: 189794

Re: Secondary School Chinese

Hi Chenlaoshi

Thanks for the reply. Basically foundation is very weak especially comprehension even for standard Chinese.
Perhaps will have to talk to him again especially on the interest part.
by ongstarling
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Secondary Schools - Academic Support
Topic: O-Level English
Replies: 272
Views: 107899

Re: O-Level English

hi all. just to share my daughter's tutor's article. I think it'll be useful for o-level candidates! https://usefulenglishtutor.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/most-common-o-level-mistakes/ Hi any idea whether this tutor conducts class for Sec1 student? Foundation is relatively weak and will definitely ne...
by ongstarling
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Secondary Schools - Academic Support
Topic: Secondary School Chinese
Replies: 550
Views: 189794

Re: Secondary School Chinese

Can anyone advise whether it is advisable for kid in P6 standard Chinese to try for HCL IN SEC1? Is the learning curve very steep? There will be a placement test in jan18.
by ongstarling
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Selection
Topic: 2017 Secondary School Selection for 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 149519

Re: 2017 Secondary School Selection for 2018

hquek wrote:
ongstarling wrote:Hi
Normally are parents allowed to go in with student for reporting tomorrow? Still need to purchase uniform and textbooks right?
Parents HAVE to go - buy books/uniform and fill in those admin forms.
Thanks!