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Re: Secondary School History

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:05 pm
by Sweet Joy
Hi, I have a Brand new copy of Ace Your History: SBQ and SEQ Skills for sale.

For GCE O and N Levels students.

Newly published by Shing Lee. Retail $5+.

Happen to buy an extra copy. Tutor bought for DS too.

Selling at $4 with free normal mail.

PM me if you are keen.

Re: Secondary School History

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:12 pm
by apollonia
phtthp wrote:for Sec 4 O level History : which are the more difficult topics to tackle or remember historical facts ?
Hi! Was a pure history student in sec sch and studied h2 history in jc :)

I find that for most students, especially from what i heard in jc from my classmates, they tend to find bi-polarity and the cold war a more challenging topic in secondary school, since it grapples with more complicate concepts. Some of them even gave up studying this topic for Os. But a disadvantage to forsake studying the cold war for Os would be if you/your child intends to take history in jc, since the history curriculum emphasise a big deal on the cw and understanding said complicated concepts.

hope this helps!

Re: Secondary School History

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:12 pm
by apollonia
phtthp wrote:for Sec 4 O level History : which are the more difficult topics to tackle or remember historical facts ?
Hi! Was a pure history student in sec sch and studied h2 history in jc :)

I find that for most students, especially from what i heard in jc from my classmates, they tend to find bi-polarity and the cold war a more challenging topic in secondary school, since it grapples with more complicate concepts. Some of them even gave up studying this topic for Os. But a disadvantage to forsake studying the cold war for Os would be if you/your child intends to take history in jc, since the history curriculum emphasise a big deal on the cw and understanding said complicated concepts.

hope this helps!

Re: Secondary School History

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:14 pm
by historylithelp
Hi all, I'm a full-time tutor specialising in Sec Sch History and Literature :) I take on mostly weak/failing students, and they are now passing their tests!

More about my credentials: I have a Masters in English Literature from the University of York, UK. I was also a former government scholar. I graduated from NJC.

Group and Private tuition available, prefer Bukit Panjang/CCK area, but can travel. PM me for more details on rate and availability.

Re: Secondary School History

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:36 pm
by histurytwoday
Hi parents/students,

I am providing elective history tuition!
Just to give you guys a heads up, I got A1 for my elective history and a Distinction for my H3 Geopolitics (S paper) in junior college.
I am willing to travel to give private tuition for the subject and as the OLevels are approaching I will teach a student strategically to get that A1 by the time the exam reaches.
Do pm me to get my contact details and I will respond as soon as possible!

Re: Secondary School History

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:02 pm
by Sweet Joy
Sweet Joy wrote:Hi, I have a Brand new copy of Ace Your History: SBQ and SEQ Skills for sale.

For GCE O and N Levels students.

Newly published by Shing Lee. Retail $5+.

Happen to buy an extra copy. Tutor bought for DS too.

Selling at $4 with free normal mail.

PM me if you are keen.
Item is sold. Thanks.

Re: Secondary School History

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:04 pm
by mum422
I think history really needs interest to score. my DD was so into history, that it was the only A besides her English. Rest of the subjects especially the sciences all didn't do so well. So yea, I guess the secret to doing well in history is the passion for the 'stories'.

Re: Secondary School History

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:32 am
by missdizzle
Passion is definitely half the battle won. And passionate students are a joy to teach.

But do take note that students who are very passionate about History might not necessarily do well if not guided. This is because History is often read as a narrative but scoring in an examination requires students to structure their arguments well. Hence, a student who ends up telling a story of trying to impress the examiner with how much he/she knows instead of picking out relevant details might end up not doing very well. The main reason why students struggle with History is precisely because its delivery in class and the method of testing often do not match.

Re: Secondary School History

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:57 am
by SimplyMini
Can you PM me the tutor contact? Thanks a lot!

Re: Secondary School History

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:27 pm
by kgoh
Agree with missdizzle. Deliberate practice is very important--I've seen many of my students go from F9 to A or B by looking deep into their answers for problem areas. They don't beat themselves up for mistakes made but are happy to have found out what went wrong, so that they can fix it.

If your child has collected the History or Social Studies exam script and is struggling to make sense of it, maybe check out the Checklist I've made here: http://bit.ly/sshechk
Feel free to download and use it. Do note that it contains the basic SBQ and SRQ/SEQ skills taught, but if your DD/DS's school hasn't taught a particular skill, just leave that part blank.

If you need any help making sense of the exam paper, feel free to pm me for a quicker response. You could also email your DD/DS's exam paper to look at. :)