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21.5.13

Tuition Classes

Hi guys,

Sorry haven't been updating at all. I have only been replying emails for the past year. Workload is horrible.  I miss my schooling days :( But I have got a few emails asking similar questions on Form 6 tuition. I'll give my same old reply as I have posted here Form 6 tuition teachers recommendation. There have also been questions on if these recommended teachers can teach because its the "new syllabus" now. To be honest, its pretty much the same old thing but just have been semester-ised....

Similar questions I have gotten

Q1. Mr Lingam teaches in 2 tuition centres. Does he teach the same thing for both? (to be very honest...what kinda question is this????????? But I do get where you come from, because Kasturi is a big class, Kelana Jaya relatively small..bla bla bla....)

ANS Yes I am very sure Mr Lingam teaches the same in both centres. I transferred from Kasturi to his then Subang centre..

Reason why I transferred was Kasturi's class is too big...and I love attention (just kidding !!!!) But can you imagine a class with 100 over students...say 20 of them approaches the teacher after class to ask 1 question each..and you are that number 21..the queue !!!!! Also it's easier to ask questions during the lessons in small classes (my own preference though) And also..since the classes are small (no admin coming in to do a 15 - 20 mins attendance in the middle of the class), there's always more time for us to go through extra exercises in class. This is something that can't be done in Kasturi though, especially when exam is around the corner. 

Q2.  Where is Mr Ong teaching for maths??? 

ANS  As far as I know....Kolej Bandar..I used to take under Edusmart PJ..but I'm not too sure if he's still teaching there. But yes he is a very very good maths teacher, one of the best I've ever came across. 

Q3. Help !!!! I cant concentrate for studies !!! And tell me how to improve my English !!!!! 

ANS. If you cant concentrate, call it a day, go out, have some outdoor activities..then restart tomorrow. English wise, there's no speed learning...its not like maths where 1+1=2...to master a language, u need to  work hard and perspire (literally) but if you start reading English newspapers (I know there's been this widespread thingy of boycott this newspaper that newspaper for various reasons) but let's try the Sun for now, its thin, easy to read and has pretty good contents. And, it helps to start tuning into BFM, maybe too heavy for some..but it might come in handy during speaking tests. Start picking up novels, let it be LOTR, Harry Potter (English version please)....


That's it for now...Update soon.... 


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6.6.12

Community Service Announcement :P

Hi all,

I've been getting a few enquiries on Mr Lingam's classes. He's opening up a new chemistry class for lower 6s as his current classes in KJ are full for both Bio and Chem. I heard there's a long waiting list for it too (not too sure but if its true..my god school jz started only so gungho ah???????)

Happy School Holidays !! Max it out as this may be the last school holiday for u to devour during entire Form 6 :)

18.5.12

Welcome to STPM 2012/13

To the new lower six students, 

Congratz and Welcome to Form 6 !! How was orientation? I hope all of you guys had fun, new friends, new environment, and not to mention the new war - the journey to fight for a good place in university. 


Many of the lower sixes must feel anxious, anxious and more anxious due to the new syllabus. 


My 2 cents opinion, when in doubt, always refer back to the new module given. 


Question No 1: can you refer back to senior's notes and older books? 

Answer: yes of course. the materials will be pretty similar, other than the slight differences here and there. And not to forget the golden rule, when in doubt, refer back to the new module given. 


Question No 2: Many also will asked how to cope with the projects and keep up with the studies. 

My suggestion: NEVER keep the projects till the last minute. Repeat after me. NEVER WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE. 

Question No 3: Of course, some might ask, if there's a monthly test and a project deadline together and you're screwed, meaning you need to study n hand in the project. (i.e. test and project deadline one after another or on the same day) Which one should you go for? 

My suggestion: if the marks from the test is not calculated into your final STPM results, screw it. BUT this does not mean that I suggest you to neglect your test and not study at all. The marks for the projects are taken into the final STPM results immediately, which is why the project will be your priority instead of a monthly test given by teachers in order to see your performance. 


Question No 4: What if both tests and projects are taken into the final STPM results

My suggestion: Put up an all nighter, start praying as hard as possible, take the relevant chapters burn it into ashes and drink the water and then start cursing and crying as hard while doing your project.NO I'M KIDDING. This is the worst case scenario, if this happens to you, my condolence. 

The real suggestion: Skip School. Yes you didnt read it wrongly, skip school. Wake up the same time you go to school, but instead of going to school, study and finish up the projects. Coffee all day if you need. but remember, whenever there's a test the next day, get good sleep. Nothing beats a good night sleep, waking up  fresh, do a quick revise over your short notes and then go to school well prepared with your test and a well done project :) 
ps: If there are any teachers reading this, pls dont start scolding me :( 


Question No 5: Any tuitions needed? 

My suggestion: Personal preference. Of course having tuition means having an 'insured' teacher helping you other than the school teachers. If you think you need tuition, start it early, dont leave it to the last minute because tuition teachers usually finish the syllabus a lot earlier compare to school, as there are no disruptions such as projects/school events. However, you might also be listening to some seniors with good results that strongly advocates self studying and not rely on anyone. Then again, to each his own, not all can study on their own and neither all can learn from tuition. So, whether to take up tuition or not, it is totally up to you. 

Question No 6: How to score? 

Answer: Very simple. Study consistently and do not procrastinate. Do all your homework everyday and revise daily. Get extra questions from reference books, go through them. Ask your teacher if you dont understand (This is where tuition teachers come in handy, because personally, I'm more comfortable consulting my tuition teacher than school teachers. I dont know why, dont ask me. It has always been like this since primary days) But to be persistent in studies is definitely easier said than done.