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perceptum (bishan br)

Postby 24hr-mum » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:36 pm

any feedback on perceptum bishan branch for math n sci tuition?

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Postby junrahmat » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:07 pm

Any idea what their fees are like? thanks.

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Postby 24hr-mum » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:09 pm

its $45 per 2hr lesson.
for p3 its an hr math + an hr sci
from p4, math n sci separate

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Postby junrahmat » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:10 pm

24hr-mum wrote:its $45 per 2hr lesson.
for p3 its an hr math + an hr sci
from p4, math n sci separate


Thanks 24hr-mum :)

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Perceptum

Postby G38plus » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:51 pm

Perceptum has its facility at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre and in Bishan. Webpage is www.perceptum.com.sg They have Math & Science tuition. All teachers were former school teachers. Mr Kevin Lee was the ex HOD of Math and Mrs Sim was the ex HOD of Science - both from the same SAP & GEP school - both of them teaches P5 & P6. Mrs Ong (also from a popular school) teaches P3 & P4 Math & Science.

My child went to Perceptum for Math under Mr Kevin Lee for this p5 year cos got only 60+ for Math at end of p4. He just got back his results - he got an A*.... From a mere 60+ to an A* at end p5. Imagine all the new topics like Ratio, volume, triangles, angles which can be so confusing. His school teacher took his paper to flash one of the answers to show the class how it can be solved. That makes my son so happy that he could solve that problem and all because Mr Lee taught him not only school syllabus math but some GEP as well as Non-Routine math. Would you believe that at one time he disliked Math and thought he won't be able to do well in that subject. He started to dislike Math in p3 due to a teacher in his p3 year. Mr Lee makes it so easy and now he feels very confident and likes the subject.

My child does not have much homework from school and in fact school does only Activity Workbook with them. No extra worksheets. My child does not do any assessment books except the homework that is given by Mr Lee. All credit goes to this tutor!

Two of my neighbours wanted Math tuition and came to my home to look at what is taught at Perceptum. They were so impressed by the consistent revision of past topics and the difficulty level of the work. My child feels very motivated and loves going to Perceptum. If at any time my child has doubts, he would never hesitate to go to the centre about 15mins before lesson starts or to stay back a few minutes just to clarify a problem sum from the school. Mr Lee gave extra lesson at no extra charge just to prepare the kids for the EOY exams (and they even had a treat from him for working so hard!). Kids received rewards and stickers like Shooting Star, Math star, Thumbs Up!, Star Student... One of my neighbours actually was under another centre for her PSLE girl this year and she noted that the methods used for certain problem sums are so much easier to understand than the modelling method. My elder child (was in GEP) said that he only wished someone taught him those methods when he was in primary school. My p5 child said he could do that well all because he has a great teacher.

(BTW they have very limited vacancies. My friend waited this year for 6 months and still no vacancy.. then decided to go somewhere else cos no one ever seem to leave the centre once they get the place.)

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Perceptum - Discussion

Postby G38plus » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:57 pm

I gave feedback on Perceptum started by 24hr mum.. however I realised that it was under Science & IT. Thought I repeat here so that others looking for input gets to see it under this section.

Perceptum has its facility at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre and in Bishan. Webpage is http://www.perceptum.com.sg They have Math & Science tuition. All teachers were former school teachers. Mr Kevin Lee was the ex HOD of Math and Mrs Sim was the ex HOD of Science - both from the same SAP & GEP school - both of them teaches P5 & P6. Mrs Ong (also from a popular school) teaches P3 & P4 Math & Science.

My child went to Perceptum for Math under Mr Kevin Lee for this p5 year cos got only 60+ for Math at end of p4. He just got back his results - he got an A*.... From a mere 60+ to an A* at end p5. Imagine all the new topics like Ratio, volume, triangles, angles which can be so confusing. His school teacher took his paper to flash one of the answers to show the class how it can be solved. That makes my son so happy that he could solve that problem and all because Mr Lee taught him not only school syllabus math but some GEP as well as Non-Routine math. Would you believe that at one time he disliked Math and thought he won't be able to do well in that subject. He started to dislike Math in p3 due to a teacher in his p3 year. Mr Lee makes it so easy and now he feels very confident and likes the subject.

My child does not have much homework from school and in fact school does only Activity Workbook with them. No extra worksheets. My child does not do any assessment books except the homework that is given by Mr Lee. All credit goes to this tutor!

Two of my neighbours wanted Math tuition and came to my home to look at what is taught at Perceptum. They were so impressed by the consistent revision of past topics and the difficulty level of the work. My child feels very motivated and loves going to Perceptum. If at any time my child has doubts, he would never hesitate to go to the centre about 15mins before lesson starts or to stay back a few minutes just to clarify a problem sum from the school. Mr Lee gave extra lesson at no extra charge just to prepare the kids for the EOY exams (and they even had a treat from him for working so hard!). Kids received rewards and stickers like Shooting Star, Math star, Thumbs Up!, Star Student... One of my neighbours actually was under another centre for her PSLE girl this year and she noted that the methods used for certain problem sums are so much easier to understand than the modelling method. My elder child (was in GEP) said that he only wished someone taught him those methods when he was in primary school. My p5 child said he could do that well all because he has a great teacher.

(BTW they have very limited vacancies. My friend waited this year for 6 months and still no vacancy.. then decided to go somewhere else cos no one ever seem to leave the centre once they get the place.)

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Postby Jennifer » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:58 pm

Thank you for sharing.

I am waiting for a vacancy for P4 Science. Do you think I shld continue waiting or go somewhere else? TIA

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Postby 24hr-mum » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:42 pm

G38plus,
wow, thanks a lot for the confidence booster. i m now more confident in signing up for the bishan br.

the improvement in ur son's grades were amazing - in just 1 yeear!
it shows the correct thinking skills n teaching skills are more important than how much problem sums were solved. quality vs quantity.

just curious, is ur p5 and elder child from some elite school? (u can pm me if u dont mind). did he have math tuition before p5?

i dont know if my girl's sch math teacher got teach or not. but i always see her come back with corrections for math activity bk and i thot at first that she must hv known how to do already since teacher went thru. but when i asked her again, she said she doesnt understand what the teacher is saying. she jus copy blindly, or so busy copying the correctn (smtimes copy wrongly but she didnt realise) and never listen to explanation maybe.

i hv heard great feedback on mr lee. hope to hear some feedback on mrs ong and mrs sim too. my gal only p3, wont be taught by mr lee yet in perceptum.

thanks a lot

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Postby 24hr-mum » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:18 am

someone recommend science edventure at bishan st 22. tel: 96608689
jason

heard extraedge is gd also

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Postby phankao » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:44 am

24hr-mum wrote:
i hv heard great feedback on mr lee. hope to hear some feedback on mrs ong and mrs sim too. my gal only p3, wont be taught by mr lee yet in perceptum.

thanks a lot


I think it really depends on the child too. My ds1 was doing science & math, both under Mrs Sim. He got A* for both for PSLE.

My p5 boy, started this year with mrs sim for science. From 71 in science last year p4 to just barely pass this year. *sigh*.

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