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Re: Science Tuition & Enrichment @ Tinkerlab Learning Centre

Post by Tinkerlab » Mon May 26, 2014 2:22 pm

Update on PSLE June Workshop

PSLE June Workshop Morning 9 am workshop - FULL! :rahrah:

PSLE June Workshop Morning 10 am workshop - 1 vacancy left :boogie:

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Re: Science Tuition & Enrichment @ Tinkerlab Learning Centre

Post by Tinkerlab » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:18 pm

We have 2 new classes starting in Term 3 as follows: :rahrah:

P5 Mathematics (general ability) - Sat, 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm (2 hours) :wink:

P4 Science - Wed, 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm (1.5 hours) :wink:

To avoid disappointment in getting a class that suits your schedule, please register online early or drop us a query with regards to the tuition classes. :siam:

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Re: Science Tuition & Enrichment @ Tinkerlab Learning Centre

Post by Tinkerlab » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:37 pm

PSLE September Science Workshop

Workshop Description

Pupils will be working on a full paper daily (30 MCQ, 14 Open-ended Questions), after which teacher will go through thoroughly. Work will be marked and given back the next day.

This is unlike other science workshops that only provide lectures but no practices or feedback on pupils' work.

One or more themes will be covered daily, followed by an overall revision on the last day (Fri). The themes are Cycles, Systems, Interactions, Energy, Diversity (integrated with the other themes)

Date:

8 Sep (Mon) to 12 Sep (Fri)

Time:

Workshop 1 (Mr Allan): 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm (4h daily; 20h in total) - Limited vacancies

Workshop 2 (Mdm Tan): 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm (4h daily; 20h in total) - FULLY BOOKED

Class Size:

Maximum of 12 per workshop

Cost:

$700 per pupil ($35 per hour)

For registration, please refer to the following link.

For more enquiries, please post at this link.

Thank you!

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Re: Science Tuition & Enrichment @ Tinkerlab Learning Centre

Post by Tinkerlab » Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:46 pm

2015 Schedule is Out!

2015 Class Schedule

2015 Academic Calendar

For registration, please refer to the following link.

For more enquiries, please post at this link.

Thank you!

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Re: Science Tuition & Enrichment @ Tinkerlab Learning Centre

Post by Tinkerlab » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:57 pm

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Thank you for your support. All our present P6 classes are full.

Please register in the new Wed class if you're interested. The P6 headstart programme starts next week, so please hurry! :smile:


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Re: Science Tuition & Enrichment @ Tinkerlab Learning Centre

Post by Tinkerlab » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:41 pm

Tinkerlab is collaborating with Nutty Scientists Singapore to organise a March Holiday Science Camp on 19 March (Thu) from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm @ Pasir Ris Park.

Chartered bus will be provided to and fro Pasir Ris Park from Tinkerlab Science Learning Centre!

For more information, refer to the pictures below!

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Please click here to register!

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Re: Science Tuition & Enrichment @ Tinkerlab Learning Centre

Post by Tinkerlab » Thu May 07, 2015 12:17 am

30-hour PSLE Workshop @ Tinkerlab

Have you or your child experienced difficulties in understanding science questions or answering open-ended science questions despite attending science workshops and seminars?

Well, you or your child might have set off on the wrong foot. You can watch and listen to a show on cooking but that doesn't mean you will know how to cook. Similarly, listening and understanding is just one aspect of learning. Practise and application are what fill the gaps.

The 30-hour workshop at Tinkerlab provides a thorough revision on P3 to P5 topics which most students are weaker at or have forgotten how the scientific concepts can be applied.

Unlike some workshops that only give examples in PowerPoint slides on answering techniques, Tinkerlab scaffolds with students to elicit their understanding and provides them the correct answering techniques. Thereafter, students practise on MCQ and open-ended questions. Marking, going through and answers are all provided.

Practice makes perfect and guidance makes practices worthwhile. For all you know, you or your child might be having misconceptions or wrong answering techniques without knowledge of them.

Let us uncover them for you at Tinkerlab.

For more details on the workshop, please read our FAQ in our website.

To register, please visit this webpage.

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Re: Science Tuition & Enrichment @ Tinkerlab Learning Centre

Post by Tinkerlab » Fri May 15, 2015 11:24 am

Update on PSLE June Workshop

PSLE June Workshop Morning 9 am workshop - FULL! :rahrah:

PSLE June Workshop Morning 10 am workshop - Few vacancies left :boogie:

PSLE June Workshop Afternoon 1.30pm workshop - Still available

For parents having difficulties viewing our pdf file, I'm pasting the FAQ for the workshop as follows:

DETAILS OF PSLE SCIENCE INTENSIVE REVISION WORKSHOP 2015

Dates:

• Week 1: 8 – 12 June 2015 (Mon – Fri)
• Week 2: 15 – 19 June 2015 (Mon – Fri)

Sessions available:

• 9am – 12.15pm (Mdm. Tan)
• 10am – 1.15pm (Mr. Allan)
• 1.30pm – 4.30pm (To be confirmed)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What will you be covering for this workshop?

A: We will be doing a thorough revision for ALL the topics from Primary 3 to Primary 5. Primary 6 topics are covered in our weekly tuition class, so it will not be included in the workshop.


Q: How will your workshop be conducted?

A: The PSLE paper is divided into 2 main parts – Life Science and Physical Science. This is why our workshop is conducted over 2 weeks – one week to revise Life Sciences topics, and one week to revise Physical Sciences topics.
Each day, we will focus on a specific topic or a group of closely related topics. The pupils will be given 2 types of booklets – Multiple choice question booklet and Open-ended question booklet, based on PSLE format. The pupils will be doing the Multiple choice question booklet under test condition and this allows us to assess their competency in that specific topic. As for the Open-ended question booklet, the instructor will highlight key concepts and specific answering techniques through discussion of the questions compiled inside.


Q: Can I sign up for only a few days or just one week?

A: Due to the limited number of classes and our policy of keeping the class size small, we are only able to accept participants who can attend all the 10 days of revision.
However, if the demand for a revision workshop just on Physical Sciences topics is high and instructor is available, we will consider opening up a separate class just for this group of pupils.


Q: What happens if my child does not attend certain sessions? Will there be a refund or makeup session?

A: Workshop fees that are paid is strictly non-refundable, as the vacancy has been reserved for your child fully for the 10 days. In the event that your child misses out on a session, we will pass the booklets to him or her to do and provide the answer key after marking the work.


Q: Can I skip this revision workshop and just rely on the revision during weekly tuition classes when school reopens?

A: This workshop is optional, but you MUST plan an alternative revision regime for your child if you are not signing him or her up. A structured revision plan is a MUST and it should not be just reading notes. This June vacation is the only period your child has to indulge in topic by topic revision on what he or she has learnt over the past 3 years. After school reopens and prelim exam results happen to be unfavourable, there will not be enough time for remedy.

From our past experiences, pupils who missed the June workshop tends to fare more poorly in the weekly tuition revision mock exams, as they are not prepared, and that demoralizes them and affects their self-confidence. It also limits the benefits of those mock exams as many end up not revising much during the June holidays on their own. Hence, it is of utmost importance that parents commit yourselves to plan a proper full revision for your child during June if he or she prefers to self-study than attend workshops. Attending our workshop is optional, but a thorough revision this June is a MUST.


Q: What are your charges for the workshop?

A: Our weekly tuition classes are charged at $30/hr and our workshops are charged at $35/hr. The PSLE Science Intensive Revision workshop is a 30-hour workshop (3 hours per session x 10 days), so the workshop fees will work out to be $1050 nett.


Q: Why is your workshop so expensive?

A: The cost of our workshop seems high due to the high number of hours (30 hours) we spend and we limit the class size so that your child will get optimum attention and opportunity to discuss and ask questions during the workshop. The amount of practice we provide is also immense, for at the end of the workshop, your child would have practiced a few hundred exam-type questions.


There are many other PSLE-related workshops and boot camps, and each differs in terms of:


• Duration – number of sessions and how long each session lasts (E.g. 2 hours each day for 4 days vs. 8 full hours completed in one day)
• Format of workshop – Will written exercises be given and marked for assessment, or is it just a lecture-style workshop where instructor talks and gives examples and notes? Will there be active discussion or passive listening during the workshop?
• Qualification and experience of instructors
• Quantity and quality of revision materials
• Whether assessment of your child’s learning will be provided with specific feedback or just attendance-taking
• Whether training of exam skills is integrated and practiced or just verbal sharing of exam skills


Due to the many differences that all these workshops may have, it is unfair to compare based on total costs. All other qualitative factors aside, our workshop rate of $35/hr is often lower than the hourly rates of workshops with a lower total fees.

We have made a conscious effort not to overcharge and take the easy way out by competing at lower costs through conducting shorter easier workshops that will require less resources and time commitment on our part, or increasing the class size to increase revenue. We strongly believe that there are no short cuts and quick fixes in learning, and the only way to improve is to practise and practise.

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Re: Science Tuition & Enrichment @ Tinkerlab Learning Centre

Post by Tinkerlab » Wed May 20, 2015 8:34 pm

Update on PSLE June Workshop

PSLE June Workshop Morning 9 am workshop - FULL! :rahrah:

PSLE June Workshop Morning 10 am workshop - FULL! :rahrah:

PSLE June Workshop Afternoon 1.30pm workshop - Still available

As we have a sudden influx of enquiries for both PSLE workshop and tuition classes for other levels recently, we might not be able to reply you in 2 working days.

Meanwhile, we're opening up a potential P6 Science class on Sun from 9am to 11am. We'll start the class once it hits 4 pupils.

You can register for the new P6 class or classes for other levels via this page.

Thank you!

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Re: Science Tuition & Enrichment @ Tinkerlab Learning Centre

Post by Tinkerlab » Wed May 27, 2015 5:32 pm

Update on PSLE June Workshop

PSLE June Workshop Morning 9 am workshop - FULL! :rahrah:

PSLE June Workshop Morning 10 am workshop - FULL! :rahrah:

PSLE June Workshop Afternoon 1.30pm workshop - Few vacancies left

You may register via our website for the above workshop.

Thank you!

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