About O Level Math Tuition in Singapore
Importance of O Level Math
In addition to A-Level math tuition, Andrew Yap Education Centre also provides O Level math tuition in Singapore. We strongly believe that O Level math is essential fundamental knowledge to prepare our students for a productive future in the 21st century. At the individual level, every student aims to achieve good grades in school’s examinations and for GCE O-Levels. However, there is so much more that O Level Math has to offer. It aids us in many aspects of our day to day activities, from making informed decisions about personal finances to making sense of important information from the news. It supports in many other fields of studies, such as physics and chemistry. A clear understanding of basic math is important in measurements, graphical, calculations, interpretations, and statistical analysis wherever necessary. In addition, it serves as a perfect medium to train the mind and encourages us to think logically, critically, creatively, and abstractly. These are crucial 21st-century competencies that students should have to lead a productive life and be life-long learners.
O Level Math Tuition with Andrew Yap Education Centre
Secondary school students have a wide range of different starting points when it comes to learning math. Everyone will have different natural abilities and interests in relation to math education. Some will find it fun and enjoyable; while others will find it rather challenging. Some will find the theorems and results intriguing; while others will find the rules and formulae overwhelming. Therefore, in Andrew Yap Education Centre, building on the regular MOE syllabuses, we designed a differentiated curriculum focusing on fundamental techniques and applications, and concept understanding. This will enable the students to better appreciate the secondary math syllabuses and have a competitive edge. We aim to ensure that our secondary math students will achieve a level of mastery in math to comprehensively prepare themselves for the GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations.
Our lesson materials and plans are carefully crafted to be aligned with the schools’ teaching scheme. We provide a wide range of learning resources, including past year school and GCE O-Levels examination papers and reports. This is to expose our students to a variety of challenging problems and to correct misunderstanding and misconceptions by students. That being said, here at Andrew Yap Education Centre, we cover both lower and upper secondary syllabuses. For lower secondary math, we tutor sec 1 and sec 2 mathematics and IP math. As for upper secondary, we provide sec 3 and sec 4 A math tuition and IP math tuition.
THE IMPORTANCE OF O LEVEL MATH
Besides being one of the compulsory subjects in the secondary school curriculum which students must sit for the GCE ‘O’ Levels, O Level Math also plays an important role in our daily life.
In Singapore, the O Level Math curriculum plays a crucial role in equipping students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and capabilities to think logically, critically, and analytically to participate and strive in the future economy and society. O Level Math tuition can help students to further develop their thinking, logical reasoning, and metacognitive skills.
There are other qualities such as creativity, problem-solving ability, critical thinking, and even effective communication, which students can acquire when learning O Level Math. Mathematics helps us understand the world and provides an effective way of building mental discipline.
‘A’ Math Tuition
Unlike O Level E Math, which is compulsory for all students, O Level Additional Maths, or A Math for short, is not a compulsory subject in the secondary curriculum. A Math covers more complex topics that are mostly built upon the fundamental concepts covered in O Level Math.
Students who take A Math need to adopt a more structured approach when solving questions since they are more formulaic in nature, and often seek further assistance to strengthen their knowledge and concepts, such as going for A Math tuition. Some of the more challenging topics students find challenging in A Math include indices, logarithms and the field of calculus.
The A Math syllabus aims to acquire mathematical concepts and skills for higher studies in mathematics and to support learning in other subjects, particularly the sciences. It also aims to connect ideas within mathematics and between mathematics and the sciences through mathematics application.
At Andrew Yap Education Centre, we are committed to helping our students unleash their fullest potential to score for A Math examinations. Our A Math tuition curriculum is specially designed with a primary focus on building fundamental techniques and applications, and conceptual understanding for our students to fully grasp A Math concepts. Our lesson plans and materials are carefully designed to follow the school’s syllabus closely.
We also provide a wide range of practice questions extracted from top schools’ past year papers and the ten-year series for students to practice on the application of challenging concepts.
O Level Math Tuition Programme
The O Level Math tuition programme is specially designed to provide students with guidance through a systematic approach to prepare them for the O Level Math examination.
At Andrew Yap Education Centre, our O Level Math Tuition Programme consists of two hour long classes conducted in small group settings both online and on-campus.
During the re-teaching tutorial sessions, our tutors will go through the key concepts and learning points topic by topic in the O Level Math syllabus, demonstrating how to solve questions using formulas.
Common misconceptions and mistakes will be pointed out during the re-teaching tutorials so students know what to avoid when attempting practice questions.
Students will be given revision practice questions to drill their mathematical concepts further. These revision drills are specially designed to highlight common misconceptions and mistakes students tend to make during regular tutorials.