#### E Math Tuition

# Acquiring Problem Solving Skills & Techniques

## E Math Tuition

#### Upper Secondary

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!

### Schools Our Students are from

Anglo-Chinese School

Bedok South Secondary

Bowen Secondary

Catholic High School

CHIJ (St. Joseph's)

CHIIJ (St. Theresa's)

CHIJ (Toa Payoh)

Crescent Girls' School

Fuhua Secondary

Gan Eng Seng School

Guangyang Secondary

Hai Sing Catholic

Holy Innocent High

Hougang Secondary

Kent Ridge Secondary

Kuo Chuan Presbyterian

Maris Stella High

Mayflower Secondary

Naval Base Secondary

Orchid Park Secondary

Outram Secondary

Paya Lebar Method. Girls'

Queenstown Secondary

Singapore Chinese Girls'

St. Gabriel's Secondary

St. Joseph's Institution

St. Margaret's Secondary

St. Nicholas' Girls School

Tanjong Katong Girls'

West Spring Secondary

### 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”

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