September 25, 2020

The science subject has a plethora of things that are combined together and must be both memorized and understood to succeed in the subject.

An experienced tutor will aid a student in giving them a brief summary of the concepts and helping them to have a better general understanding of the subject. The tutor will also point out key definitions,formulas and explanations that are needed t...

September 21, 2020

In Math, each chapter has one main concept and by understanding this main concept student can generally do well, however most students use the associated textbook with the wrong focus to study for math thus producing bad results. A good tutor will circumvent this problem in little time.

Students should initially ignore calculator usage and workings as long as they are able to get the gi...

September 21, 2020

Before every new chapter, keep under 20 minutes to peruse through any notes and identify understandable areas while highlighting areas you don’t understand. This will give you an overview of the topic. One should also copy any model answer that is given out for further understanding of the topic.

During Lessons, pay close attention to the teacher but know that how well one digests the t...

September 21, 2020

One of the reasons why students don’t progress despite parental support could be due to multiple factors.One of the factors could be due to conceptual errors. Parents often fail to realize a child’s weakness in concept of a subject and as such they cannot apply this concept to the question. Additionally, a student may have a weak foundation in a subject and this can be closely followed...

September 21, 2020

The start of each academic year is very important for students. The first exam in a student’s academic year will cause students to feel obligated to maintain their good results. This motivation will cause students to naturally work hard throughout the year. A strong foundation in the subjects for the year that is built up in the earlier part of the year will also allow students to stud...

September 21, 2020

Despite having many reasons for the success of top scorers, the popular trait of being hardworking cannot guarantee good grades. This is because people tend to overlook other factors such as Singapore being a competitive environment. Every student in Singapore naturally works hard and for long hours and yet not everyone is a top scorer. Moreover, some subjects simply require more time...

September 21, 2020

Students normally take after their parents in more ways than one. Students can often adapt or learn from their parents consciously or subconsciously. However what really sets students apart are the learning habits that parents instill at the young age of development of students. Kids who get trained with disciplined study routines tend to excel as compared to kids whose parents don’t p...

August 31, 2020

In order to score for Pure Biology or Combined Science that comprises of Biology at the O-levels, the tips to follow through towards getting an A1 for either of the subjects are similar.

Of course for Combined Science, you will need to put in an equal amount of effort for the other half of the combination to secure the A1 for your final grade at the O-levels.

On the Biology front, here a...

August 31, 2020

How to Revise for O Level Science Effectively & Quickly

The O Level Chemistry Examination not only tests the number of chemical facts and definitions you have remembered, but also if you know how to apply the chemistry concepts and solve application problems.

About 30% of the marks are given for recall of facts and definitions, the rest are for understanding and applications of chemistry...

August 31, 2020

For science, there is no way you can score well in examinations just by memorising the facts and definitions in your Textbooks or Science Notes.

The way to learn effectively is to make sure you understand the essential concepts. For revision, it is recommneded that you tackle it in a topical basis first, before coming back to do a summary of how the different topics are interlinked...

August 31, 2020

Pointers For Peak Performance In 'O' Level Science

Biology

Paper 1

1. Several statements may be presented in questions of any topic. Students should select the appropriate statements by reading through each carefully and marking each, ‘true’, ‘false’, or ‘not able to tell’.

2. Questions that include microscopic or illustrated images with parts that students must label generally feature und...

August 31, 2020

Diagrams are an integral part of Biology and play a significant role in both the theoretical and practical study of life. It is a symbolic representation of information and a valuable tool in understanding the theories through visual perception.

There are many students, who usually skip these diagrams and concentrate more only on the theoretical part of the subject. This is not the righ...

August 31, 2020

Biology is hardly a subject that you can pick up in 2 seconds. It incorporates a little bit of Chemistry and Mathematics, mixed with its own principles – which makes it complex to say the least!  How to get an A in Biology is to understand that is the foundation of how we understand all living things.  That’s a pretty amazing subject to study.

How a new protein is catalysed in...

August 31, 2020

With many of you starting A Level courses, we felt now is the time to explore how to make the step up to A Level study, what to expect, and how to succeed in this environment. Here we focus on Biology, and how you can tackle the jump up from GCSE in the best way possible.

First of all, congratulations! You’ve worked hard for your GCSE results and you are beginning an A Level Biology cou...

August 31, 2020

Succeeding in A-Level Biology is, unfortunately, not as straightforward as it may seem. Unlike many other subjects, simply learning the material is not enough, as the questions appear to instead focus on testing your application of this material in seemingly abstract situations.

However, there are ways to improve your chances of success. In this blog, we will give you three top tips for...

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