Any advice for Sec 1 Maths?
My eldest is doing NA maths, but aiming to go express in sec 2.
Thanks!
Sec 1 Maths
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Re: Sec 1 Maths
by Lulufied » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:31 am
Hello, sec 1 maths is very different from primary school and many students who may not have done very well for PSLE all have a good chance in excelling in sec maths if they start with the correct foundation.
In fact, many students find sec 1 math easier than P6 math.
So I would suggest getting a good tutor to help him set the foundation right, or if you want to DIY, you can use the many good available assessment books out there at Popular book shop! Casco's Mathematics Tutor is a very comprehensive and well structured supplementary material.
All the best!
In fact, many students find sec 1 math easier than P6 math.
So I would suggest getting a good tutor to help him set the foundation right, or if you want to DIY, you can use the many good available assessment books out there at Popular book shop! Casco's Mathematics Tutor is a very comprehensive and well structured supplementary material.
All the best!

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Re: Sec 1 Maths
by ReachTutor » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:54 am
Lulufied wrote:Hello, sec 1 maths is very different from primary school and many students who may not have done very well for PSLE all have a good chance in excelling in sec maths if they start with the correct foundation.
In fact, many students find sec 1 math easier than P6 math.
So I would suggest getting a good tutor to help him set the foundation right, or if you want to DIY, you can use the many good available assessment books out there at Popular book shop! Casco's Mathematics Tutor is a very comprehensive and well structured supplementary material.
All the best!
I totally agree with you Lulufied. Having taught sec 1 Maths myself, I have also find teaching Sec 1 Math is easier than P6 Math. My advice to weilingohwl is to continue encouraging your DC in his/her studies, be it maths or other subjects. Parental support is very important, and I wish to emphasise that encouragement =/= stressing him/her. Encouragement could be given in terms of words etc. Focus on the positive.
Also, if you ever need a tutor, you can drop me a PM and I can recommend you one.

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Re: Sec 1 Maths
by fourkids » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:08 am
My son is currently in Sec 1. He did ok for his midyear, but i think his confidence is going downhill; mainly because he got a B for his PSLE Maths (he was doing pretty well all along in Pri school). Recently, he asked me for tuition in his Maths.
Honestly, i can't be his coach (i can guide him a little) because i have always suck at Maths myself. Would anyone here be able to recommend a good Maths tutor/ tuition centre? I'm residing in Punggol Central. Thanks
Honestly, i can't be his coach (i can guide him a little) because i have always suck at Maths myself. Would anyone here be able to recommend a good Maths tutor/ tuition centre? I'm residing in Punggol Central. Thanks

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Re: Sec 1 Maths
by Rejoin » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:26 am
When it comes to maths, there are 2 main principles:
1) Understanding why certain equations are true.
2) Practise, practise, practise.
Most schools (teachers) don't explain very well the "whys", they only explain the "how". "How you solve this".. the other way is to practise (rote learning).
Parents, you have a part to supervise him as he does his homework conscientiously. That can at least ensure a B.
1) Understanding why certain equations are true.
2) Practise, practise, practise.
Most schools (teachers) don't explain very well the "whys", they only explain the "how". "How you solve this".. the other way is to practise (rote learning).
Parents, you have a part to supervise him as he does his homework conscientiously. That can at least ensure a B.

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Re: Sec 1 Maths
by MrJonathan » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:16 pm
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Re: Sec 1 Maths  Math Lab in Bukit Timah (near SCGS)
by VC Koh » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:50 am
Hi,
I am from Math Lab, and we will be starting 2 new classes in Bukit Timah for those who need Math tuition (Sec 1 to 4). Class in the afternoons and for $40/hr. Each session is 2 hours.
I will be the tutor. My profile can be viewed below.
Please contact me if there is interest.
Thanks,
VC Koh
I am from Math Lab, and we will be starting 2 new classes in Bukit Timah for those who need Math tuition (Sec 1 to 4). Class in the afternoons and for $40/hr. Each session is 2 hours.
I will be the tutor. My profile can be viewed below.
Please contact me if there is interest.
Thanks,
VC Koh

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Re: Sec 1 Maths
by yourprivatetutor » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:53 pm
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No matter in which stages or categories of examination preparation the students are in or he/she is particularly weak in all subjects . I have something, which will benefit them.
Each and every child is unique. My teaching methods will be catered to different child based on the assessment done on or the first lesson. This is to ensure that your child will benefit fully. Impromptu Test will be given and past year examination papers given to prepare students for CA1, SA1, CA2 & SA2 .
Thanks
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Re: Sec 1 Maths
by alfretztay » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:56 pm
Greetings to all parents and guardians,
Thank you for your support.
This posting is made on behalf of my fellow trainers, who are graduates and/or NIEtrained.
If you require assistance in coaching your children in their studies, especially Math, just send an email with relevant details to alfretztay@gmail.com and they will contact you directly; thank you very much.
Warmest regards and have a wonderful week ahead,
Tay Shuh Teck, Alfretz
"I do the very best I know how  the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end."  Abraham Lincoln
Thank you for your support.
This posting is made on behalf of my fellow trainers, who are graduates and/or NIEtrained.
If you require assistance in coaching your children in their studies, especially Math, just send an email with relevant details to alfretztay@gmail.com and they will contact you directly; thank you very much.
Warmest regards and have a wonderful week ahead,
Tay Shuh Teck, Alfretz
"I do the very best I know how  the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end."  Abraham Lincoln

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