It is no secret that the Mathematics syllabus in Singapore is a cut above the rest in terms of complexity and difficulty. In fact, studies show that Singapore consistently ranks at or near the top in comparisons of Mathematical prowess across the world and has one of the most esteemed educational systems. It is for this reason that Singapore’s kids are good at Math.
Given the fact that Math is a core subject for students, it is important for them to perform well on their examinations. As your child transitions from Primary to Secondary School, the subject’s steep learning curve will undoubtedly bring about new struggles, challenges, and perhaps even feelings of frustration. In such situations, it is imperative for parents to do their part to support their children in their learning journey. After all, we all want the best for our kids!
Without further ado, here are some tips on how you can help your child score in Secondary School Mathematics.
Tip #1: Provide your child with the relevant resources
As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. But does this statement apply to Math as well?
Well, the simple answer to this question would be a resounding “yes!”
Regular practice teaches students to recognise problems quickly, which helps improve their brain processing power and speed. Moreover, the Mathematical concepts that students have picked up will be reinforced as they learn to apply them to solving problems.
Thus, as parents, providing your child with the relevant resources for them to practice is vital. This could be in the form of exam papers from other schools, ten-year series, and more. These exam questions can also be used as a benchmark to see how well-prepared your child is for an upcoming test.
Tip #2: Encourage a positive attitude to the subject
As parents, you are your child’s most influential role model. This puts you in a fantastic position to teach your children the benefits of Math, and explain to them how anyone can be good at it, and how it is useful in everyday life.
Even if you were not a fan of the subject when you were a student, we would recommend avoiding spreading negative messages about Math to your child as it may lead to them picking up Math anxiety. Instead, remain positive and encourage your child to keep trying!
Tip #3: Enrol them in tuition classes
If you are not in the position to provide as much support for your child as you’d like, or if your child is seriously struggling with the subject, it may be worthwhile to consider Secondary Math tuition in Singapore.
While school teachers can do a good job in introducing new Math concepts, they are unable to tend to every student’s learning needs since they have a class of approximately 30 students to teach and a fixed curriculum to follow. In such cases, a student who is already struggling to grasp the newly introduced concepts and methods will fall further behind.
A Secondary Math tutor will be able to help attend to your child’s learning gaps and clarify any doubts that they may have. This is especially so if you opt for small group tuition in Singapore – the individualised learning environment will ensure that your child is able to benefit from the attention and guidance of a qualified tutor.
The transition from Primary to Secondary School will undoubtedly be a challenge for your child. With the increased difficulty and complexity of the subject, you may find that your child is struggling to perform well in Mathematics. In such cases, we hope that the 3 tips we had shared above will prove useful.
If you are looking to enrol your child in tuition classes, look no further than TLS Tutorials Singapore. We offer tuition for Math and Science for Primary and Secondary School students in a small group setting. We are committed to helping your child unlock their fullest potential by tailoring our teaching style to their specific learning needs and pace. Currently, we have a 1-to-3 tutor-to-student ratio.
To learn more, feel free to contact us today for more information.