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Fruitful Learning Journey at a Tuition Centre or a Private School

Students thinking of retaking the GCE O or A level or sitting for the GCE O or A level for the first time should consider joining a tuition centre or private school. We have worked with all these students through SmartLab Education Centre, which offers both secondary tuition and JC Read More…

GCE O level Full Time Programme & GCE O level Tuition

SmartLab GCE O level programme is designed to help students achieve their goal so that they can move on to the next stage of their learning. You need a goal. Whether it is for advancement to GCE A level or polytechnic or other tertiary education, a goal serves to direct Read More…

Pitfalls During Examination or Assessment

“Black hole” Question In science, we learn that time slows down near a black hole. Some questions have the same characteristics and are able to draw the students in to focus all their time and effort working on them.  The outcome is the commitment of too much time and effort Read More…

Stages of Learning in Tuition Centre and Private School in SmartLab

Exploration, Strengthening, Consolidation   Exploration is a stage when the focus is to teach to develop interests of students in the topic. Students will be taught the basics and concepts before demonstrating how this knowledge can be applied to questions for solving science questions during science tuition or math questions Read More…

Group tuition versus Customised tuition

Group tuition and customised tuition: Is one superior over the other? They each have their pros and cons. During primary tuition in a group setting, students can feel the comfort and familiarity, not dissimilar from what is happening in a school classroom setting, where you have a tutor or teacher Read More…

Preparing for Mathematics and Science Assessment

Overload With guidebook, textbook, school notes, learning videos and elearning contents, students are now bombarded with an overload of learning materials. As students plough into these learning materials to prepare for assessments, it would be useful for them to be able to distil what are more important.  These areas of Read More…

After Assessment Review

We spend too much time preparing for an assessment and too little time reviewing the assessment. In the tuition centre, teachers would provide mock assessments during English tuition.  The review that is carried for these assessments would be both thorough and detailed. During the preparation stage of the assessments, the Read More…

Should we spot questions in examination?

Yes, all students do that. In fact, schools and tuition centres do that as well. There was a year that the English PSLE question was spotted by a tuition centre conducting English tuition. So how do you go about spotting questions. Commonly Tested Areas There would be areas that would Read More…

How do I know if I have mastered that topic and that I am ready for an assessment?

Honest Learning When learning a new topic, students need to learn about a new concept and the basis of how such a concept comes about. Understanding how the concept comes about is important, as it gives you clarity based on the concept and how it is derived. In science tuition Read More…

Mental framework when taking assessment

All students would step into an examination hall psychologically prepared to be assessed. Like a gladiator facing a lion, most would have psychologically convinced themselves that they would survive and prevail. This is the best side of human nature: optimism on display.   Being optimistic and Being realistic Students who Read More…

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