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by EyeLevelSembawang
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Primary 2
Topic: How to motivate P2 child to write! (English compo)
Replies: 10
Views: 8461

Re: How to motivate P2 child to write! (English compo)

The blank page can be a pretty scary place. Staring at a blank page with the pressure to write something can make even the best writers' minds go as blank as the page too. If a child doesn't want to write, it is important to find that one defining reason why. I once had a student who sat staring at ...
by EyeLevelSembawang
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Money Matters
Topic: To Work Or Not To Work
Replies: 1953
Views: 357178

Re: To Work Or Not To Work

Agree about the time invested. To add, the quality of time is also important. Hypothetically, if you spend tons of time with your child, but you have lots of resentment over it, perhaps because you've sacrificed your career, free time, and social life, that's going to be picked up by your child. Chi...
by EyeLevelSembawang
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Academic Learning & Enrichment
Topic: What Makes A Teacher Extraordinary?
Replies: 16
Views: 9041

Re: What Makes A Teacher Extraordinary?

An extraordinary teacher understands that “Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be lit” (Hebrew Proverb) -- An extraordinary teacher realises that children bring so much to the table and will constantly be trying to engage with that flame, pushing the children outside their comfort zo...
by EyeLevelSembawang
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Looking For...
Topic: Looking for - Primary School Tuition \ Enrichment
Replies: 1124
Views: 131160

Re: Looking for - Primary School Tuition \ Enrichment

Eye Level Sembawang @ 6A Jalan Tampang Opposite Sembawang Shopping Centre is newly opened! Save 50% on your first month's fee when you sign up before 31 March 2020! We are a small centre run by 2 partners who are the managers and instructors. No part-timers so teaching quality is maintained. We are ...
by EyeLevelSembawang
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: All About Working With Children Who Are Weak Academically
Replies: 995
Views: 189288

Re: All About Working With Children Who Are Weak Academically

Had similar experiences too. My son who is currently in Sec 3 this year likes learning new things in general, but hates studying (the notion and rigour of it). While studying for his PSLE, I tried a variety of teaching methods to stimulate interest in him, for example using his favourite cartoons o...
by EyeLevelSembawang
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: All About Working With Children Who Are Weak Academically
Replies: 995
Views: 189288

Re: All About Working With Children Who Are Weak Academically

Sometimes it could be that the child has some learning gaps that hinder their understanding of new material. More and more new material overwhelms the child and they get labelled as slow or weak. This generalisation is demoralising and detrimental. Let's take kindergarten level Math as an example. A...
by EyeLevelSembawang
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Primary 1
Topic: All About Preparing For Primary One
Replies: 1684
Views: 459001

Re: All About Preparing For Primary One

It's hard to fully understand every parent's motivations, except that they are doing their best to do what's right for their child. Some parents who are cash rich but time poor choose to use money to help their child catch up or get ahead. Sometimes it's very situational. I've taught many children o...
by EyeLevelSembawang
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Primary 1
Topic: P1 Tution -- Necessary?
Replies: 116
Views: 41011

Re: P1 Tution -- Necessary?

I think P1 tuition is necessary if your child is behind, especially in Math. Math is very cumulative. For example, if your child cannot add 1 digit numbers with speed and accuracy and without finger counting, there is going to be trouble adding double digit numbers then subtraction. Multiplication's...
by EyeLevelSembawang
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Primary 1
Topic: Tuition or Teacher for P1 Math
Replies: 20
Views: 12488

Re: Tuition or Teacher for P1 Math

I'm a teacher mummy running an Eye Level Centre in Sembawang. I agree that home tuition can be convenient but might not be effective. Children realise they have home turf advantage and will not hesitate to leverage on this. So having a less familiar environment can affect their attitude. Boys especi...
by EyeLevelSembawang
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Clubs for parents in different parts of Singapore
Topic: Club sembawang
Replies: 29
Views: 15853

Re: Club sembawang

Hi everyone!

Anyone living in the Canberra BTOs here? Will we have a school in our neighbourhood? What are your plans for your child's Primary school enrollment or which schools are you currently sending your children to?