# E Math Tuition @ Novena

## Acquiring Problem Solving Skills & Techniques

I was an ex student here and used to get mostly B and C grades for my chemistry and maths. but after going for tuition at Habitat, my grades started improving. the teachers there are very friendly and patient, always motivating me never to give up. As for my O levels, I managed to score distinctions for chemistry and both maths!

## E Math Tuition @ Novena

#### Upper Secondary 3, 4, 5/ ‘O’ Level Math

The **gap** from lower secondary math to E math is real. Your child is not alone. If you are searching for a good math tuition centre for your child, you have come to the right place. Compared to other centers that conducts big classes which leaves your child with **little attention**, we strongly believe in **catering to your child’s needs** in a **small class setting**. Our **dedicated** teachers have the **track records** and helped many students excel in E Math.

As mentioned in our secondary math tuition page, Math is a core subject. Master Math and you probably do well in other subjects. In addition, E Math or Elementary Math is one of the determining subjects for entries into many courses in Polytechnics/ JCs. Many parents focus in giving math tuition for their children. We are an E Math tuition centre that assists students to do well in the ‘O’ levels. These are Habitat’s way to E math tuition:

##### Small Group Tuition ▾

Unlike many centres, our class size is capped at 6 so teacher can spend more time per student. Individualised coaching catered to the student’s need.

##### Tuition Duration ▾

Each session last for 2 hours. Understand where they left off previously, recap on existing topic/ start new topic. Teach on concepts and certain questions in the worksheet. Go through/ mark and correct mistakes individually.

##### Summary Notes ▾

At Habitat, we take pride in creating our own notes. We compile our own teaching materials and worksheets based on MOE syllabus. These notes provide the key concepts to students, helping them to excel in Math.

##### Analyse Past Papers ▾

We believe in exposing students to various exam papers. Being able to understand what answer(s) the question is looking for is crucial to scoring well. There are different styles of questions even when they are looking for the same answer. All these are well covered.

##### Apply K-D-C Model ▾

Our model to scoring in Math is using the K-D-C model. Students are taught to first know the concepts. Then we drill them for speed. Lastly the ability to spot mistakes and check if answers are correct will ensure students to avoid losing marks which they duly deserved.

##### Make Learning Fun ▾

Probably nothing is as important to nurture the affinity to like math. Teachers engaged in short chats to ensure students enjoy learning and that they understand the topic. Relevant stories are shared to make learning more interesting and relatable. That’s why students love our classes!

Students taking E Math ‘O’ levels have 2 papers to clear as tabled below.

The topics covered in our upper secondary E Math tuition follows closely to the syllabus laid out by Singapore-Cambridge. Highlighted topics are those which most students would find challenges with.

* Topics/ sub-topics most students find challenges with

There are lesser concepts to grasp for Math as compared to Science. Or rather, Math concepts are more straightforward. However some students find math more difficult than science. From our experience, the main challenges for students come from a few areas:

- Not able to understand the key concepts
- Not able to finish questions in time
- Careless mistakes

At Habitat, applying the K-D-C model, our upper secondary E math tuition has the right tool to overcome these challenges.

## What We Do at Habitat

Our upper secondary E math tuition focuses on preparing students for ‘O’ level right from the start. We adopt Habitat’s K-D-C model, namely Key Concepts, Drill and Checks, to help our students.

At Habitat, we provide our students with summary notes and formula booklet when they enroll in our upper secondary E math tuition (as well as A math tuition). This summary notes and formula booklet is exclusive to Habitat’s students only. Our E maths tutor has is able to engage with students to explain and apply what they have learned.

We also provide ‘O’ level Chemistry tuition and ‘O’ level Physics tuition. Many of our students taking our E math tuition also enroll A Math tuition with us. Do find out how we assist our students in these subjects too!

# The Habitat Aptitude Test

Throughout the years of coaching our students, we have always made sure the students go through an aptitude test before the start of any of our coaching sessions. This test is for our teachers to check on students’ fundamental understanding of key concepts. Our teachers would then be able to tailor make the coaching sessions according to the needs of the students.

We understand it is important for students to know where they stand; meaning how well they know their topics and if they have a solid understanding of their various topics. With this idea came the birth of The Habitat Aptitude Test.

The Habitat Aptitude Test (THAT) is an online test designed for Upper Secondary students for their Chemistry and Physics (suitable for both Pure science or combined science students). Students can choose the topics they want to be tested. The system will generate the questions and students will attempt to answer them via multiple choices.

Upon submitting all the answers, students will then be graded. Students can submit their emails so as to receive a customised report. The report will indicate where are the areas they did well and areas of improvement needed. THAT Challenge is absolutely free for the public.

Since the launch of THAT, we had more than 2,400 attempts for both Chemistry and Physics subjects. So take courage and try THAT challenge now!

### Words from E Math Tuition Students

“Before I joined this centre, I honestly felt that I was already hopeless in math, not to mention that I have been tailing it since secondary 2. I came into this centre, with almost [zero] understanding on the basic algebra. After the foundation test, I believe the teachers knew how ‘jialat’ my math was & begain giving me hundreds over algebra questions to complete. After completing those questions, I started to ponder: “What have I been doing the past 3 years in class?”. I started to fall in love with math and look forward to the weekly classes! (p.s. never in my life I would feel so uneasy without touching my calculator to solve math questions). Even though I stay in the west and the centre is located 1 and half hours away in the heart of Novena, it was worthwhile the trouble and travelling because the teachers here are so different from the other tutors I had in the past. The teachers here know how to pinpoint on topics I am weak in, and give me practices to ensure that I build my foundation, leaving no marks behind! I would like to especially thank teacher Jia Kang for being so patient with my algebra (horrible algebra!). teachers KaiXun for going through many topics with me and not getting angry/ annoyed at the number of times you had to repeat the steps to me.

Lastly, thank you Miss Song for always being there, popping into class once in a while to check on my progress and always encouraging me to do my best and not give up! 我心里充满感恩”

## Let’s Learn Together!

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