# Why choose us ?

# **Because there is continuity.**

Whether is it O’level track or I.P. track, their Math teachers teaching them in Sec 3/4 will not be the same as the Math teacher in J1/2. There is no continuity. May be the student do not wish to enter JC, then there isn’t a need for any continuation. But what if, he/she has a good friend to influence him/her to enter JC? What if he/she change his/her mind 1 month before O’level ? or after O’level results is released ?

Too many “what if” here and is the risk worth taking ?

However, the same student will be in **my** Math class from Sec 3 to JC 2. Believe me, I will probably be the only teacher in his/her life to coach him/her for 4 straight years. I will know his/her capabilities and strength better than any for her school teachers, and allow me to boldly say that, I will also be the only teacher who is able to bring out the best in him/her.

The aim of our secondary maths tuition programme at AO Studies, Bugis, Singapore is to provide our students with systematic, step-by-step and clarified guidance to prepare them for their ‘O’ level examinations. We also seek to nurture our students with a view of Mathematics as a living, growing, creative human endeavor that classifies as both a science and an art and to be aware of some of the many applications of Mathematics in today’s world.

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## Programme Structure

How are the lessons conducted

### Topical Re-teaching and tutorials

In topical re-teaching, key topical concepts are reintroduced, highlighting the formulas and how to use them. Common question types are emphasised and students will practice examples of the different question types with guidance, pointing out common pitfalls that students tend to make. Following that, students will be given topical tutorials that will assess the student’s understanding. Each students will be closely monitored while they complete the tutorial to identify critical mistakes that they make.

### Overall Revision Drills

Through overall revision drills, students will be given revision tutorials that cover a span of different topics. Each of these revision tutorials are specially designed to highlight common misconceptions and mistakes that students tend to make when they attempt the tutorial. The revision drills give students the required practice under close supervision to ensure that they are applying the right skills to answer questions.

## Class Activities

What do we do in a typical class over the term

### Time Practices/Examination Setting

In-class practices and timed trials are conducted frequently at AO Studies Mathematics classes, especially for key question types in each chapter. These practices will be assessed on the spot for instant feedback to the students on how they can improve their answers, help correct misconceptions and strengthen their conceptual knowledge.

All graduating classes (A&E Math) will have to sit for in-house mock exam 2 weeks before their national examinations.

### Examinations Skills & Strategies

With an arsenal of techniques used by top students over the last decade, there has never been an easier time for students to hone their skills in tackling examination papers. Our students will learn these effective techniques that would place them comfortably ahead of their peers. Strategies will also be shared with our students in navigating through complex questions encountered during examinations and to manage their time properly.

### Topical Teaching

Topical re-teaching is conducted with provision of quick notes that organizes all key mathematical formulas, process explanation of these formulas, evaluation of the variants and its application in question. The mathematical knowledge is delivered on an examination-oriented approach with hindsight to the need of examination.

## Key Features

Why should you join our Secondary Maths Tuition?

##### Proven Track Record

**100% distinction record**for THREE years (2014, 2015 and 2017). This is testament to the effectiveness of our programme in helping students achieve the best results.

##### Unlimited Consultations

**constant practice and feedback**. Unlimited consultations are given to students after lessons to consolidate key topical concepts and address questions. This has helped many of our students immensely, especially students that were often not able to get the professional help that they need in school.

##### E Learning

**reinforce the knowledge learnt**. Not only are students able to recap on what they have learnt in class through the E learning platform, they are able to recap on chapters that has been taught long before when the need arises. This is an efficient and effective method that enables students to always be able to find help when they need it.

## O Level Mathematics Syllabus

Key trends in recent examinations

#### Higher-order thinking skills

#### Increased Real-Life Application of Mathematics

In recent years, there has been a continuous shift towards *higher order thinking skills and increased real life application of Mathematics.* This is particularly reflected in the latest syllabus change in E Maths, which will now always incorporate a question that will focus on applying mathematics in a real-world scenario.

As such, our programme prepares students for these through a large variety of higher order thinking questions that are specially designed by our *Mathematics Expert, Mr Lim Chu Wei*. Through our programme, students will be guided on the strategy to approach these questions and score well in them.

## Student Testimonial

What our students say about our programme

Before I joined AO studies, I tried taking classes from other tuition centres but I remained an F9 student for maths. Disheartened, I was so sure I was a gonecase for both my maths since I didn’t improve at all even when I had gone for tuition classes and I started losing confidence in myself. My results were fail grades continuously till mid year examinations in secondary four and I even considered dropping amaths, but then Chu Wei stopped me and told me he believed I could pass my maths. I still remembered I thought of how incredulous that was and I even scoffed when he said that.However, after months of his patient teaching, I was overjoyed when I started to pass my a maths, then improved to get a B4 in prelims. I finally got a B3 for amaths and A2 for emaths in o levels and I am proud to say that without Chu Wei, I would never had been able to achieve such good grades in such a short time. I am forever grateful to him, thank you Chu Wei!

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**Jann Lee Xin**

I had only begun attending AO Studies classes in June during my fourth year in secondary school, and in the short span of a mere five months, my grades had skyrocketed; From borderline passes I struggled to produce, to the A1s I achieved in both A and E Maths at my Os.

It has truly been an exhilarating experience; not only does the tuition centre provide a perfectly conducive environment for learning, I found that I have also enjoyed interacting with fellow classmates and our teacher Chu Wei. He’s wonderfully engaging and he never hesitates to share stories, opinions and jokes with the class.

Furthermore, the papers and the practices he provides us are challenging and creative. Through his lessons, I have not only learnt to tackle each and every math problem, I too have learnt to appreciate the fascinating complexity and flexibility of the beauty that is mathematics.

Thank you Chu Wei!

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**Eve Lee**

Before i join AO Studies,my A math results were horrible as i was unable to catch up with the pace that my school teacher was going.At my sec3 EOY examination, i got a F9 for my A math and was the last in my class.So after i join AO Studies,i started to catch up slowly and eventually i manage to reach the same pace that my school is going.In the end,my results manage to went from F9 to A2.If it wasn’t for my tutor effort and perseverance to continue to encourage me to work harder,i won’t even be able to achieve this kind of results today.Thank You!

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**Yeo Jia Wei**