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Preparing For O-Levels

Postby worriedparent » Mon May 17, 2010 10:20 am

Original Title: Failed Maths & Science Subjects

My son has done very badly in his Sec 3 Mid-Year Exam, esp in his core subjects of E. Maths, A. Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Can anyone help?

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Re: Failed Maths & Science Subjects

Postby Ontheballmother » Mon May 17, 2010 10:36 am

worriedparent wrote:My son has done very badly in his Sec 3 Mid-Year Exam, esp in his core subjects of E. Maths, A. Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Can anyone help?
Which school is he from? My son is also in Sec 3 this year. He also complain that his maths papers are very difficult. He hasn't get back the results yet. Maybe somehow warning me first of his results first :cry:

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Postby tankee » Mon May 17, 2010 10:54 am

Did something happened?

Results across the board should not & will not suddenly free fall.

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Re: Failed Maths & Science Subjects

Postby jetstar » Mon May 17, 2010 1:38 pm

worriedparent wrote:My son has done very badly in his Sec 3 Mid-Year Exam, esp in his core subjects of E. Maths, A. Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Can anyone help?


I am not sure if it's too early. But u may want to consider getting a good tutor for your son. Preferably a tutor who can teach all the four subjects.

Some parents think it's alright for the child to do badly for Sec 3. I used to think so, for my girl, which was a bad mistake. This is because the student will be taking O-levels in about a year's time, and everything taught in Sec 3 will be examinable. If he don't get his foundations right, his results will never be good.

For group tuition, u may want to consider:
http://www.learningspree.com.sg/

For private tuition, can try:
http://www.smashingexams.com.sg/Tuition/Tuition.htm

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Postby CoffeeCat » Tue May 18, 2010 3:20 pm

It is definitely a plus if you can find someone who can teach all 4 subjects but the chances is not very high. It might be better to find tutors who specialize as they have more confidence and competence (relatively) in their subject of choice.

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Postby pinkapple » Tue May 18, 2010 4:54 pm

not too early at all!!

get a tutor now!

think u might need two tutors.

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Re: Failed Maths & Science Subjects

Postby xxjustakidxx » Tue May 18, 2010 8:31 pm

worriedparent wrote:My son has done very badly in his Sec 3 Mid-Year Exam, esp in his core subjects of E. Maths, A. Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Can anyone help?


Badly, as in how badly?

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Postby maggielhy » Wed May 19, 2010 9:18 am

CoffeeCat wrote:It is definitely a plus if you can find someone who can teach all 4 subjects but the chances is not very high. It might be better to find tutors who specialize as they have more confidence and competence (relatively) in their subject of choice.


I know of a full-time tutor who specialises in all 4 subjects. I don't suppose he will mind circulating his contact number. But I am not exactly sure if he is still available.

Can try calling 8368-2533.

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O Level as Private Student

Postby semibreve » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:03 am

Hi Can any one recommend me a good Math teacher for O'level and also an instruction base school for science subject besides ITE near Bishan as a private student ?

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Re: All About Preparing For O-Levels

Postby hometutors.sg » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:19 am

worriedparent wrote:Original Title: Failed Maths & Science Subjects

My son has done very badly in his Sec 3 Mid-Year Exam, esp in his core subjects of E. Maths, A. Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Can anyone help?


The syllabus for all standards are getting harder. Eg in Pri school now they have some Bio and life sci. For Upper Sec Maths now there even include some finance questions. Even parents who done well in their studies may find them challenging.

No one can help really. One must take the initiative. Ie seek some professional help.

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