In September 2018, MOE announced some major changes to the current education system in Singapore. According to its statement, our students need to be lifelong learners to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world. To nurture lifelong learners, we need to help our students discover more joy and develop stronger intrinsic motivation in learning. The changes aim to move away from an over-emphasis on academic results.
Getting to know the format of an exam helps you plan your revision and prepare yourself with sufficient knowledge. The Learning Board has prepared a printable format breakdown of the PSLE English Language that you can download and print out.
In this series of 2 articles, you will gain tips and insights on how to choose a good tuition centre in Singapore. Unlike other blog posts that give you a list of criteria such as ACRA and MOE registration, good track record, ex-teacher staff and so on. This series provides practical guidance that walks you through the searching process. If you haven't come up with a list of prospective tuition centres, you can read the first part of this series. Continue reading this post when you are about to visit a tuition centre.
You might have read a number of articles on how to choose a good tuition centre in Singapore. So why would you bother about this post? You may find the points mentioned here strange and unconventional at first. It is because this article does not follow the popular blog posts.
This post will not tell you to look for a centre which is ACRA and MOE registered, has a good track record or employs ex-teachers. Those details are good to know, but they are insufficient. If it’s that simple (by comparing a few metrics), why wouldn’t there be a tool that automates the process and eases your pain yet? This series will walk you through the tuition centre searching process with essential and critical insights.
Let's talk about visuals in learning. You don't have to scan through dozens of research papers to conclude that the human brain processes images faster than words. But it's good to know MIT neuro-scientists say human brain can process an image in 13 milliseconds. At the same time Cambridge neuro-scientists say we can recognize a word in 200 milliseconds. So our brains are more engaged in visuals.
It's the reason why The Learning Board tuition centre utilizes graphs, charts, maps and diagrams during class. This series of photos can guide you through 12 common grammar questions in examinations. The thinking process is more important than the answers themselves. So take time to learn about each question type and the thinking process to find solutions.
This may be the first time you look for a tuition centre. Or you might have tried a few. Nevertheless, you want a tuition centre that fits your budget, schedule and location and provides good results. You are willing to compromise a few factors as long as your child improves. However, the searching process is painful and doesn’t always give you what you want. This article aims to give you insights for a well-informed decision.
According to the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB), here is the examination calendar of PSLE 2018.
You cannot score high in English without a solid foundation in grammar. Once you master the essential grammar rules, you can easily get full marks in the exam paper's MCQ section. This Smart Sheet aims to give a quick look of the common grammar rules. When you practice exam questions, try to categorize them. It'll help you to acquire a systematic understanding of the English grammar. This sheet will help you get started.
This may be your first time looking for a tuition centre. Or you might have tried a few in the past few years. Either way, the searching process can be lengthy and painful. There are so many factors to consider: tuition fee, location, tutor's reputation and so on. An increasing number of parents now pay more attention to class size. Let's see why small class size should be an important factor the next time you search for a new centre.
Here is an overview of the 2017 PSLE Examination Calendar.