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GEP Selection Test Review and Experience

The following is a parent’s review and experience of the GEP Selection Test (2016). Original text (in Chinese) at: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/xQpLynFWpZ6QNpI_vlw4cw Interested readers may also want to check out Recommended Books for GEP Selection Test. Translation: One day in September 2016 afternoon, read … Continue reading

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Kids with tuition fare worse?

Article: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/kids-with-tuition-fare-worse Those who read the news, either online or in print, would probably have seen this article: “Kids with tuition fare worse”. In the article, it is claimed that: “In fact, children who received tuition actually scored about 0.256 standard … Continue reading

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Singaporean Student Wins US$250K Scholarship

Congratulations to Ms See for the win. The amount of the scholarship is no joke, it is the price of a HDB flat (a home in Singapore). If you are interested to take part, here are the details: The Breakthrough Junior … Continue reading

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Feng Tianwei wins World No. 1 Ding Ning despite being dropped from Singapore Team

Congratulations to Feng Tianwei for the epic win over World No. 1 Ding Ning in the Chinese Super League, despite being recently axed from the Singapore national team (for unknown reasons). The Chinese Super League, though not as famous as the Olympics, … Continue reading

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Top PSLE Score

The top PSLE Score for this year seems to be 286, from RGPS (Raffles Girls Primary School). Close runners-ups are 283, from NYPS (Nanyang Primary School) and Nanhua. Source is from https://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/t-scores/, which is self-reported by parents. Casting aside the “troll … Continue reading

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The Reason Why Singaporean Students are Top in Maths (PISA)

Quite interesting analysis on how and why Singapore topped the ranking for PISA in Math/Science. One possible reason is the difficulty of PSLE trains students to solve tricky and difficult (for that level) math questions. It is well known that … Continue reading

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Bullies from St Andrew’s Secondary School

Source: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/youths-viral-video-attack-identified (Screengrab: Bhai Hafiz Angullia/Facebook) Just to inform parents of this terrible incident that occurred in Saint Andrew’s Secondary School. Apparently, this is not an isolated incident, it is quite an common occurence, it is even stated in Wikipedia: “After a … Continue reading

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NTU to open three new alumni houses with free membership for graduates

This is great news for NTU alumni. (Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/ntu-to-open-three-new-alumni-houses-with-free-membership-for-graduates) SINGAPORE – Graduates of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) can look forward to free membership at three new alumni houses. This year marks the 25th anniversary of NTU’s inauguration as a university, and … Continue reading

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New PSLE System favors “All Rounders” over “Specialists”

The new PSLE system clearly favors “all-rounders” over “specialists”. Scenario 1: Math-Whiz VS All-Rounder Imagine a Math/Science-whiz with Math:100 (AL 1) Science: 98 (AL 1) English: 84 (AL 3) Chinese: 84 (AL 3) Total marks: 366   (Approx. 275 T-score) … Continue reading

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There are two kinds of talented students.

Just read this interesting article. Will the new PSLE system reward students of the first kind or second kind? From my experience as student and tutor, Singapore has many talented students of the first kind, but very few talented students of … Continue reading

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Is the highest-ranked school the right one for your child? (Singapore)

Sometimes, the highest-ranked school may not be the right school for every child. This issue is also discussed in Malcolm Gladwell’s book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/is-the-highest-ranked-school-the-right-one-for-your-child Q Is the highest-ranked school the … Continue reading

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Engineering matters for Singapore’s future, says PM Lee Hsien Loong

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/engineering-key-to-singapores-future-as-smart-nation-pm Excerpt: Singapore has boosted its water supply by recycling water and increased its physical size by reclaiming land – all feats of engineers. Indeed, just as engineering helped transform Singapore into a modern state, it will continue to play … Continue reading

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Fresh graduates face challenging job search ahead

Source: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/fresh-graduates-face-challenging-job-search-ahead SINGAPORE — They’ve sent 20 to 50 job applications but some graduating students are struggling to secure interviews, much less a job offer, amid the Republic’s slowing economy. With the gross domestic product (GDP) projected to grow 1 to … Continue reading

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H2 Topical Package with Highly Condensed Summary

All products are listed on the main page: https://mathtuition88.com/math-notes-worksheets-sale/ The new product is the H2 Topical Package with Highly Condensed Summary. Highly Condensed H2 Maths Notes, bundled with hundreds of Topical questions (arranged according to topic) for H2 Mathematics. Topical questions … Continue reading

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Free Ebook: Singapore’s Scientific Pioneers

Source: http://www.asianscientist.com/pioneers/ The non-commercial book Singapore’s Scientific Pioneers, sponsored by grants from the SG50 Celebration Fund and Nanyang Technological University, is dedicated to all scientists in Singapore, past, present and, most of all, aspiring. Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine … Continue reading

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Chinese Tuition (West Side of Singapore)

If you live near the West side of Singapore (e.g. Buona Vista, Dover, Clementi, Jurong), and are looking for a patient and dedicated Chinese Tutor, do check out: ChineseTuition88.com Chinese Tuition Singapore 新加坡华文补习老师 Tutor: Ms Gao (高老师) Ms Gao is … Continue reading

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Singapore Tuition Forum News Compilation

Compilation of Interesting Articles on Tuition Recently, there have been many news on the Straits Times Forum / other newspapers / internet on the phenomenon of tuition in Singapore. There are many mixed opinions on tuition, which are discussed in … Continue reading

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How to Study in Extreme Noisy Environment (+ Math of Decibel System)

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Qoo10 (Singapore’s Cheapest Online Shopping Mall)

Just to share with my Singaporean readers on 5 ways to save money while shopping! 1) Universal Studios Ticket This is a very good bargain, Qoo10 is selling the Universal Studios Singapore Ticket at half the retail price. Normal price … Continue reading

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Graphic design & Fashion degree Programmes

To all Singaporean readers and parents, We are proud to recommend some excellent Graphic Design and Fashion Degree Programmes, by First Media Design School. The degree is being conferred by the University of the West of England, Bristol. For those who … Continue reading

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Exams are over! Book disproves evolution using Math!

Finally, after an arduous year, the exams are over (in Singapore). 🙂 It is now time for a period of rest and relaxation, to get ready for 2015, where everything starts again. Students who are looking for an early headstart … Continue reading

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Singapore Education News

PSLE tweaks will come but as part of broader changes to education system: Heng Straits Times SINGAPORE – Changes being made to the Primary School Leaving … be done in the light of the broader changes to Singapore’s education system, … … Continue reading

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News: Singapore Education Ranked Third in World

Singapore takes third spot in global education rankings Straits Times Teacher Anthony Tan conducting an English lesson with a class of Primary 6 pupils at Woodlands Primary School. Singapore’s education system has … Singapore offers Saudi Arabia help in education Arab … Continue reading

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SG Education News: Even Saudis are learning Singapore way of Teaching

Saudis learning the Singapore way of teaching Straits Times Since last October, the National Institute of Education (NIE) has taken leadership trainers from the kingdom under its wing, training them in curriculum … All 300 places at The Straits Times’ first … Continue reading

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Meaningful learning VS rote learning (Featured Post)

This is a featured post by Epigami (a tuition agency). Source: http://www.epigami.sg/blog/dont-just-learn-understand/ In the last decade, the Singapore educational system has become a global leader in the education field, helping exemplary pupils to be accepted in the worlds best universities. But … Continue reading

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Singapore Education Top News (20 April)

MOE officers recognised for providing holistic education experience Channel News Asia SINGAPORE: A total of 7,103 Ministry of Education (MOE) officers were promoted this year, with some recognised for their contributions at a promotion … Parents should start saving up early … Continue reading

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Check out our Top Posts at Mathtuition88.com

Top Posts for all days ending 2014-04-16 (Summarized) All Time Title Views Maths Tuition Free Exam Papers (Primary, Secondary, O Levels, A Levels) Links 34,478 Maths Strategy Tuition 14,095 Home page / Archives 11,788 Fees & Schedule 5,623 Free Exam … Continue reading

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Singapore Education News April 2014

Singapore education minister shares 4 principles on ICT use in education FutureGov Magazine The Ministry of Education in Singapore is now preparing for the fourth Education Master Plan. According to Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, … Despite criticisms, education system … Continue reading

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Best Singapore Math Books

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How to save money as a student

How to save money as a student Education post: What tips/frugal tips would you give to an international student moving to Singapore? Source: http://www.quora.com/Singapore/What-tips-frugal-tips-would-you-give-to-an-international-student-moving-to-Singapore As an international student, I assume your lodgings are taken care of, hence the bulk of … Continue reading

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Singapore Haze Math

Is the Singapore Haze coming back? The haze is clearly coming back in Singapore, as haze hangs over Singapore on Sunday evening. Interested how PSI is calculated using Math? Check out this article on The Math of air pollution at: http://www.intmath.com/blog/math-of-air-pollution/8170

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Singapore International School popular among Asian celebrities

Singapore International School popular among Asian celebs, Hong Kongers Source: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-international-school-popular-among-asian-celebs–hong-kongers-023523503.html In recent years, many Asian celebrities have relocated to Singapore, citing its lack of paparazzi culture and social stability. For some of these stars who are also parents, Singapore’s … Continue reading

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Which Secondary school is the best in Singapore

Which Secondary school is the best in Singapore Due to too many secondary schools, we can only list a few here at the start. There may be other secondary schools that can be the best in Singapore. Do feel free … Continue reading

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Maths Challenge

Hi, do feel free to try out our Maths Challenge (Secondary 4 / age 16 difficulty): Source: Anderson E Maths Prelim 2011 If you have solved the problem, please email your solution to mathtuition88@gmail.com . (Include your name and school if … Continue reading

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The ideal Singapore JC subject combination for applying to Medicine

Why Additional Maths (A Maths) is important for entering Medicine: Pathway: A Maths (O Level) –> H2 Maths (A Level) –> NUS Medicine Source: http://sgforums.com/forums/2297/topics/439605 Quote: While NUS and NTU Medicine does not (officially) require H2 Maths (ie. ‘A’ level Maths), … Continue reading

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Singapore O Level Group Tuition Bishan

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Singapore math

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_math Singapore math (or Singapore maths in British English[1]) is a teaching method based on the national math curriculum used for kindergarten through sixth grade in Singapore.[2][3] It involves teaching students to learn and master fewer mathematical concepts at … Continue reading

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Math is at the heart of physics. (O Level Maths and Physics Tips)

Source: http://www.academictips.org/acad/physic/physics_study_skills.html Studying and practising Mathematics is one of the most useful things an O level student can do. Not only are the two Maths (E Maths and A Maths) highly intertwined, studying Maths can actually help the students’ Physics … Continue reading

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Why are China students so good at Math & Sciences?

Source: http://sgforums.com/forums/8/topics/475066 Quote: I’m sure many secondary school/Junior College students have know some China scholars in your schools scoring results that are seemingly impossible to reach (90+ for H2 Maths etc.) But when asked what’s their secret to scoring so … Continue reading

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Recommended Maths Olympiad Books for Self Learning / Domain Test

Math Olympiad Books are useful for GEP/DSA preparation. It is also useful for the latest type of test called Domain Tests, which is basically a subject test (Math included) for entry into top secondary schools like the Raffles / Hwa Chong … Continue reading

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Secondary 4 O Level E Maths and A Maths @ Bishan

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O Level E Maths & A Maths Tuition @ Bishan starting in 2014.

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O Level Maths Tuition @ Bishan starting in 2014.

https://mathtuition88.com/group-tuition/ https://mathtuition88.com/ Maths Tuition @ Bishan starting in 2014. O Level E Maths and A Maths. Patient and Dedicated Maths Tutor available for Maths Tuition (NUS Maths Major 1st Class Honours, Dean’s List, RI Alumni) Past students have gone from … Continue reading

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O Level E Maths and A Maths Tuition starting next year at Bishan

O Level E Maths and A Maths Tuition starting next year at Bishan ————————– View Mr Wu’s GEP Testimonial at https://mathtuition88.com/group-tuition/ Despite being in the Gifted Education Programme (GEP), Mr Wu is just an ordinary Singaporean. His secret to academic … Continue reading

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Time needed for each O Level E Maths / A Maths Question

E Maths / A Maths: Maximum time per question Paper 1: 2 hours (120 min) — 80 marks Max. Time taken per mark: 1.5 min per mark Paper 2: 2 hours 30 minutes (150 min) — 100 marks Max. Time … Continue reading

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Secondary Four O Level Maths Tuition (E Maths & A Maths Tuition) at Bishan starting in 2014!

Maths Group Tuition starting in 2014! https://mathtuition88.com/group-tuition/ Secondary Four O Level Maths Tuition (E Maths & A Maths Tuition) at Bishan starting in 2014! Location: Block 230 Bishan Street 23 #B1-35 S(570230) Schedule: Monday 7pm-9pm Thursday 7pm-9pm (Perfect for students … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific higher education is becoming a global force: Confucian Zone of Education

Source: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/411726.article Asia-Pacific higher education is becoming a global force, but only some nations in the region have achieved or approached parity with Western Europe and North America. The truly spectacular success story is from the Confucian zone in East … Continue reading

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O Level Maths Tuition Flyer

O Level Group Tuition Flyer O Level E Maths & A Maths Tuition at Bishan 碧山数学补习 Location: Block 230 Bishan Street 23 #B1-35 S(570230) Schedule: • Monday 7pm-9pm (E Maths) • Thursday 7pm-9pm (A Maths) Website: https://mathtuition88.com/group-tuition/ Tutor: Mr Wu … Continue reading

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