Private Tutors Singapore

Private Tutors in Singapore: Five Things You Need to Know

In a poll conducted by The Straits Times, nearly eight in ten Singaporean parents with children in primary school pay for private tuition. Do you belong to the minority who doesn’t send your child for tuition? I admit that I belong to the ‘majority’. Being a full-time working mother doesn’t allow me to be with my son 24/7. It’s even harder to stay updated with the latest MOE syllabus when…

Primary Four is a Whole Lot of Hard Work

Edison at the recent Edusave Awards ceremony – his first time Edison started Primary Four this year, and I’ve been hearing complaints from him about how tough Primary Four is. It’s only February now, how can he (or rather me) endure till Nov? Well, it’s not like I haven’t been through Primary Four myself, but sometimes I really do pity him. Why Primary Four has to be so tough? During…

Solve Your Child’s Math Problems with KooBits ProblemSums Singapore Math Online

Understanding math concepts has always been challenging for primary school students because either 1) the teaching method is boring, 2) the concepts aren’t explained in practical ways which leaves them asking “What does all this mean?”, or 3) too many worksheets that kill the joy of learning math. As we all know, there is no shortcut to success in math except through consistent practice, understanding of concepts thoroughly, and build…

4 Great Tips for Composition Writing

As a mom of a Primary 2 boy, I admit that composition writing is the most challenging subject to teach. It requires a confluence of several complex skills, and it’s quite possible that a child may not have mastered all those skills by the age of 9 or 10. In Singapore, our children start learning picture composition from Primary 1 (age of 7). In Lower Primary, students are required to write…

Primary 2 Maths: Solve “More Than” and “Less Than” Questions

Ask Edison what are the questions that he hate most in Mathematics, he’ll say “more than” and “less than”. More often than not, lower primary students are baffled by this type of questions. ____ is 225 less than 500. 535 is ____ more than 353. 507 is 11 tens less than ____. In fact, he started learning this type of questions since Primary 1 with addition and subtraction up to…

His Primary Two Journey

In a blink of an eye, we’re now into another new school year. Today is Day 7 – to be exact. How’s everyone doing? Truth is, I look sleepier than my boy – still adjusting to my 5:30am alarm. Edison is in Primary Two this year. So, it’s a lot easier for us (and less nervous too). The only challenge is he must wear shoes with laces this year. The…

Primary One is Almost Over!

I learnt enough from my friends and peers to believe that the day he started Primary One, he would bid farewell to his childhood. He will spend the next few years locked up in school and tuition centres. He will have lots of homework every day.
Thankfully, that was NOT how his Primary One turned out to be.