March 19, 2020

Parenting is no easy task, and it is even more arduous when it comes to educating your child and giving them the best that you can provide in fortifying their educational journey. In this article, we’ll take a look at the important role you play as a parent in moulding your child’s educational future.

Parents are a source of support for any child, and when that child is a student, suppo...

March 18, 2020

At Sophia Education, we believe there are 3 main entities that are crucial to the upbringing of well learned individuals. These individuals are none other than our parents, teachers and of course , the students. Each of their roles are not interchangeable , but they are co dependant on one another to ensure that their common goals can be met. 

As parents, we all want to see our children...

March 18, 2020

School Teachers are the first people a student will be exposed to when entering an educational institute of any kind. They are the people who define the educational atmosphere of the institute and give students a looking glass into the world of education and its plethora of subjects it has to offer. However, the looking glass may not always be of the best quality and in return, the stu...

April 3, 2018

1. Teaching is a 2-part job.

I do admit that school teachers are educated and have the knowledge necessary to teach their subject,  but in reality, teaching is a profession with 2 parts. Part 1 is knowledge and part 2 is teaching techniques. This is the part most school teachers don’t have even after NIE training and years of experience. Passing down the knowledge is a whole different s...

April 3, 2018

1. Time management

“Time stays long enough for those who use it.“ – Leonardo Da Vinci

Time is limited but is enough to study all the subjects, as long as you plan your time well.

  • Make a study plan, stay disciplined and force yourself to adhere to it

2. Study method

Study smart. There are different ways to study, ranging from mindmaps to flashcards. Your study method might be differen...

April 3, 2018

1. Teachers are human too.

There are some teachers that really cannot make it. This is the ugly truth. People are different (regardless if they’re teachers or not). Sometimes you’re not lucky and will end up meeting a teacher that doesn’t suit you or is just not a nice person.

2. Don’t let them affect you too much.

If you have these kind of teachers, stay away from them and ignore them. D...

April 3, 2018

1. Firstly, yes!

It is super common, even amongst students who end up scoring A during A-Levels! There are many students that fail during Promos or Prelims even that score well in the A-Levels. It's what you do after you fail that makes the difference.

2. Don’t be discouraged over it for too long.

No need to feel demotivated or feel that it is the end of the world. A test is only a small...

April 3, 2018

If you're struggling in school, this is totally normal. Tuition can help you clear your questions and help you catch up! Here's why tuition can help improve your grades:

1. There’s a big jump between Secondary School and JC.

In JC, the learning style is very different from Secondary School and many people cannot get used to the lecture & tutorial style. Thus, they will fall behind withou...

April 3, 2018

There are many tuition centres in the market, and Sophia Education sets itself apart with a special approach. Ms Cheng has a unique teaching style that is different from other tuition centres, which has proven to be more effective as well with 78% of her A-Level students getting ‘A’, which is twice the national average. Call 9810 6666 to sign up for a Trial Lesson to see if Sophia Educ...

March 19, 2018

1. Know what topics are to be tested

Avoid entering the exam venue and realizing that you have been studying for the wrong subject or chapters

  • Ask your teachers

  • Read your exam timetable carefully

  • Take note of the list of tested subjects for that exam

2. Start revision early

Kick your bad habit of studying and cramming at the last minute. A good tutor is important as he/she...

March 19, 2018

Here’s some tips to make the best of JC lectures:

1. Know which chapter the lecture is about.

Your lecturer might tell you what the next lecture will be about, so make sure you know clearly!! Please do not walk into a lecture without knowing what it’s going to be about.

2. Get yourself familiar with the lecture notes before the lecture.

Even if you don’t understand, just finish reading and...

March 19, 2018

1. It is okay to fail!

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill

It is absolutely fine and even normal to get S and U in JC exams. Do not let your Secondary school mindset of getting As and Bs affect you. What matters the most is that you don’t give up and learn from your mistakes.

  • Review your exam papers thoroughly

  • Identi...

March 19, 2018

Many JC students start to get discouraged in school. These could include reasons such as:

  1. You try so hard, but the result does not reflect the effort put in.

  2. Teachers are discouraging and does not encourage and support students in the way they need to.

  3. Secondary and JC years make up a large percentage of a child's teenage years. It is normal for you to experience bumps in...

March 19, 2018

1. Understanding the requirements of the subject

The different H2 Maths chapters require different aspect of understanding. Some topics focus on visualizing (eg integration to find the volume of solids), some focus on applying (eg forming the differential equation from the question), while some focus on practice (eg Maclaurins Series). Ms Cheng will point out the focus of the different...

March 19, 2018

There are many kinds of JC tuition centres in Singapore that offer different kinds of services aimed to help you. Before signing up for tuition, you might have to think about which style of tuition will suit you the best. You can find out more by going for Trial Lesson, asking around, or reading forums about them.

Firstly, you have to consider what kind of problems you are facing. Many...

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