O-Level Biology

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iceywind88
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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by iceywind88 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:36 pm

deardear07 wrote:
Matthias Ng wrote:
deardear07 wrote:Hi, Can someone, anyone share why few schools provide option for Sci Bio course? I mean, I get that it is to support the MOE STEM program to generate more engineers... but any other reasons?

Sec 2 to 3 streaming into Triple sci is toughest to get in... the rest of the subjects combination only allow for double sci which is physics and chemistry..

and where to get good notes on Bio from Sec1-4? Are there even tuition sessions for these?
As compared to Chem/Phy, students don't do as well for Biology from Sec 3 onwards.

While Biology seems really fun in secondary school, it is a totally different ball game from Sec 3 onwards. Tons of materials to remember and you don't score any points if you don't catch the key words. It gets worse in JC when we talk about DNA and genomics.

I would usually advise students to be clear of their strengths/weakness when choosing their combination in Sec 2. Liking the subject and doing well is two different thing. You will grow to hate the subject if you consistently do badly.

And last but not least, the fact is that there are lots of life science graduates who had difficulties advancing their career in related areas.
not many career paths require bio? so its like a subject that's deemed 'fun and interesting' but not so useful if cannot do well n get the right job? what kinda courses in uni actually require bio? - medicine/ dentistry? nursing no right?
actually quite big. anything medical related - drugs, pharma, research.

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by jacsplace » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:48 pm

DD is in Sec 3 Express, taking chem/bio. Looking for intensive holiday revision with a specialist in these subjects. If anyone knows of a tuition agency offering such revision, please do let me know. thanks!

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by fuqi » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:42 pm

Hi, any recommendation for biology tuition for secondary 3?

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by foodie4stuff » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:02 pm

fuqi wrote:Hi, any recommendation for biology tuition for secondary 3?
Hi you can try Mdm Kwan (or Kuan) at 91748464. She's well experienced and teaches Physics too.

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by Andrea D » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:53 pm

fuqi wrote:Hi, any recommendation for biology tuition for secondary 3?
We never needed it for biology so I can't recommend you anyone personally, but you can check these 3 websites me and my colleagues usually find the tutor through one of these platforms.

https://www.championtutor.com/tutor-sin ... apore.html
https://smiletutor.sg/tuition-rates/
https://www.gumtree.sg/s-teaching-jobs/ ... /v1c78q0p1

Hope it will be helpful for you :)


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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by jacsplace » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:56 pm

Has anyone tried Distinction Tutorial in Bishan? Appreciate any feedback you have about it. thanks

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by fuqi » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:48 pm

Thank you foodie4stuff and Andrea D. Will check them out.

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by winterman05 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:42 am

jacsplace wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:48 pm
DD is in Sec 3 Express, taking chem/bio. Looking for intensive holiday revision with a specialist in these subjects. If anyone knows of a tuition agency offering such revision, please do let me know. thanks!
have pm you

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by Lam » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:03 am

Dear parents, do you have any recommendation for pure Bio private tutor that can teach IP? MOE teacher or ex teacher preferred. Thank you

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by yuki2010 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:47 pm

fuqi wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:42 pm
Hi, any recommendation for biology tuition for secondary 3?
If you prefer small group tuition, I would recommend Ms Liu at Future Academy.
https://www.fa.edu.sg/why-choose-future-academy/

You may find her profile from their website.

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