2013 PSLE Intensive Revision Programme in Mathematics and Science​

PSLE Intensive Revision Maths and Science

(NEW): Additional class for the PSLE Maths Intensive Revision Programme at Pasir Ris Branch.

Date: 10 to 14 June, Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

2013 PSLE Intensive Revision Programme in Mathematics and Science

PSLE Intensive Revision in Mathematics

What is the PSLE Intensive Revision in Mathematics?

The PSLE Intensive Revision in Mathematics is a 4/5-day intensive revision programme conducted during the upcoming March and June school holidays to prepare P6 pupils for the 2013 PSLE Mathematics Examination.

 

The objectives of the programme are as follows:



  • Review of problem-solving strategies to conquer Challenging PSLE maths problems using the Conceptual Approach such as Advance Model Drawing, Remainder Concept (Branching), Repeated Identity, Equal Concept, Unchanged Total, Proportions Concept and Constant Difference. The strategies cuts across the major topics in PSLE such as fractions, ratio, percentage, decimals, measurement and numbers. 
  • Review and the reinforcement of key topics such as Percentage, Ratio, Fractions, Decimals, Algebra, Geometry, Area and Perimeter and Volume. 
  • What is the difference between the programme in the March and June holidays? Can my child attend both?

    The Maths revision programme during the March holiday is a 4-day (12 hours) programme while in June its a 5-day (15 hours programme). While the topics taught would overlap, the focus would be different.

    

    In the March holidays, the focus would be on reviewing and reinforcing Problem-Solving Strategies to equip students with the skills and confidence to conquer Challenging problems commonly found in Paper 2. Some of the strategies include Advance Model Drawing, Advance Branching (Remainder Concept), Equal Concept, Unchanged Total, Proportions (Number x Value) etc.These strategies cut across several major topics in PSLE Maths such as whole numbers, fractions, ratio, percentage and decimals.

    

    In the 5-day programme in the June holidays, the focus would be both the Problem-Solving strategies (advance) as well as revision of PSLE Maths in Topical sequence. The topics that would be covered include Algebra, Numbers, Fractions, Percentage, Ratio, Geometry, Area and Perimeter, Speed, Volume and Average.

    

    A pupil can choose to attend both programme in March and June. The strategies and topics taught may overlap but the questions and examples used would be different. In June, the programme would be more intensive involving more challenging questions and examples. In March, the focus would be on problem-solving strategies but in the June holidays it would also cover revision by topics.

    My child is scoring less than 30% for Maths. Can he still attend your programme?

    Pupils who are consistently scoring less than 30% in Maths or are in the foundation stream may not benefit much from this intensive programme. They would have very weak foundation in the major topics and therefore may need specialized longer-term coaching. We could recommend that he sign up for the regular weekly tuition in our centres at Jurong West or Pasir Ris.

    My child is already attending weekly Maths tuition. Should he attend this intensive programme?

    It depends on whether your child has been performing well in the exams. If he is scoring above 90% he may not benefit much from attending this intensive revision programme. However, if he has not been performing well in the exams despite having tuition, he is likely to benefit from this intensive revision programme.

    

    The PSLE Intensive Revision programme aims to revise and reinforce problem-solving strategies and the major topics in PSLE Maths. This would complement the child's regular tuition programme and work done in school.

    

    Who designed this programme and who are the tutors?

    The programme is designed and would be taught by the founders and Directors of Concept Learning, Mr. Ilyasa and Mr. Yang.

    

    Mr. Ilyasa was a former MOE teacher and Subject Head for Physics. He has been teaching and tutoring PSLE/Sec/JC Mathematics for over 10 years and many of his students have attained A* and Distinctions in the national exams.. He is also a qualified and experienced Primary School Maths Olympiad trainer.

    

    Mr. Ilyasa graduated from NIE/NTU with M.Ed (Curriculum and Teaching) and a PG. Dip in Education. He completed his B.Sc (Computer Science) from NUS. He is an Alumnus of Raffles Junior College and Raffles Institution.

    

    Mr. Yang was a former MOE teacher and Head of Department for Information Technology in a popular SAP school. He specialises in the teaching Primary Mathematics and Science. He has many years of experience preparing pupils for the PSLE. His top performing pupils scored 273 in the 2005 PSLE. Many of his students have gone to top secondary schools such as RI, Chinese High, NUS High and RGS. Mr. Yang has conducted numerous workshops in the teaching of Maths and Science for teachers and has also presented research papers in educational conferences in Singapore and overseas.

    

    Mr. Yang graduated from NUS with BBA (Honours) and MSc on the NUS Research Scholarship. He completed his PG. Dip. Education (Primary Specialisation) from NIE/NTU.

    

    

    How much are the fees? Why is the programme costly?

    The total number of hours for the March and June holiday programmes are 12 and 15 hours respectively. In total, the fees per students could go as low as $20/hr after discounts. This is much lower compared to the fees charged by other centres for similar programme by Top tutors. The maximum tutor to student ratio is 6 to 1. The fees includes all materials and light refreshments during a 15-minute break.

    How do I register for this programme? How do I make payment?

    To sign up for the programme, you would have to register online at the following link:

    

    1) March Holiday Intensive Revision Programme - Online Registration

    

    2) June Holiday Intensive Revision Programme - Online Registration

    

    We would contact parents regarding methods of fees payment as soon as we receive an online registration. Basically, parents would have to make a $100 non-refundable deposit to confirm the registration. The remaining fees would have to be paid on the first session.

    I have further enquiries regarding this programme. Who can I contact?

    For further enquiries and clarification please feel free to email us at enquiries@conceptlearning.sg or call us at 97860411 / 97249422.

    PSLE Intensive Revision in Science

    What is PSLE Intensive Revision in Science programme?

    The PSLE Intensive Coaching in Science is a two and four-day intensive revision programme conducted during the March and June school holidays respectively to prepare student for the PSLE Science examination.

     

    This programme is designed with the following objectives:

    

  • Review of the different processes and skills which cuts across all topics in the PSLE science syllabus
  • Define a systematic answering technique to solve open-ended questions with precision and accuracy
  • Formulate strategies to effectively consolidate key concepts in the PSLE science syllabus
  • How would my child benefit from this programme?

    This programme would review the key concepts in the PSLE science syllabus starting from topics in P3 to P6. Students would be taught effective ways to consolidate and recall the key concepts to achieve Content Mastery.

     

    The second part of the programme would be to sharpen students skills and processes to answer challenging science problems such as formulating hypotheses, evaluating, generating possibilities, predicting, inferring and using apparatus and equipment. Students would also be taught to analyse and interpret different types of graphs, diagram and recognise different forms of data.


    In the third part of the programme, students would be taught a systematic answering technique to solve open-ended questions with precision and accuracy.

    What is the difference between the programme in March and June school holidays? Can my child register for both?

    The PSLE Intensive Revision in Science is conducted over 2 days (8 hours) during the March holidays and 4 days (14 hours) during the June school holidays. In March holidays it would be conducted in our branches in Pasir Ris and Jurong West while in the June holidays it would also be conducted in our Branch in Sembawang.

    

    In the March holidays we could be covering P3 to P5 topics while in the June holidays we would cover P4 to P6 topics. Even though some topics would overlap between the programme in March and June, the examples used and level of difficulty would be different. A child might benefit from attending both programmes in March and in June.

    

    

    Who designed this programme? Who are the tutors?

    The programme is designed by Mr. Yang a former Head of Department (ICT) in a popular SAP school. Mr. Yang has many years of experience preparing studentsfor PSLE science examination. His top performing student scored an aggregate of 273 in the 2005 PSLE. Many of his students have gone to top secondary schools such as RI, Chinese High, NUS High and RGS. Mr. Yang has conducted numerous workshops in the teaching of Science for teachers and has also presented research papers in educational conferences in Singapore and overseas.

    Mr. Yang graduated from NUS with MSc and BBA (Hons). He received the NUS Research Scholarship for the Accelerated Master Programme. He completed his Post-graduate Diploma in Education (Primary Specialisation) from NIE/NTU.

    

    Mr. Yang himself would be leading a team of qualified MOE teachers  and tutors to conduct this programme.

    How much are the fees?

    The total number of hours for the March and June holiday programmes are 8 and 14 hours respectively. In total, the fees per student could go as low as $20/hr after discounts. This is much lower compared to the fees charged by other centres for similar programme by Top MOE-qualified tutors. The fees includes all materials and light refreshments during a 15-minute break.

    

     

    I have further enquiries regarding this programme. Who can I contact?

    For further enquiries and clarification please feel free to email us at enquiries@conceptlearning.sg or call us at 97860411 / 97249422.

    How do I register for this programme? How do I make payment?

    To sign up for the programme, you would have to register online at the following link:

    

    1) March Holiday Intensive Revision Programme - Online Registration

    

    2) June Holiday Intensive Revision Programme - Online Registration

    

    We would contact parents regarding methods of fees payment as soon as we receive an online registration. Basically, parents would have to make a $100 non-refundable deposit to confirm the registration. The remaining fees would have to be paid on the first session.

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