Arc of Math - Methodology
Learn using a system of habits - a structured and efficient way to tackle secondary school Math.
Spent a long time studying and yet you don't get the result?
The problem is that many students use the same approach to study for all Math topics, when truth is, different topics require different learning approaches. The result? Students spend a long time studying and yet not getting their desired result.
Phase I: Identifying the Core - Concept Core VS Formula Core
Fundamentally, every topic can be identified as either concept-core or formula-core and based on this, we can target the topic with the right approach and master it in a shorter period of time.
Concept-Core topics first require that students gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts before applying any formulas. Any amount of practice would not be useful if the understanding of the concepts are missing.
On the other hand, Formula-Core topics require little prior knowledge. With sufficient drilling of different questions, students can master the skill to accurately apply each formula.
Phase II: Training a Habit Loop - Habit of Mind & Habit of Hand
We train students to spot clues in questions and the routines to execute. The routines could be a mental routine for concept-core questions or a physical routine for formula-core questions.
Concept-Core X Habit of Mind
Concept-core questions expects students to apply relevant concepts step by step and form a plan to solve. Our programme put our students through brainstorming sessions weekly, and lots of questioning in class to train them to activate particular concepts when they spot certain clues.
Formula-Core X Habit of Hand
Formula-core questions tends to be repetitive and the application of formulas form the basis of solving each question. We put students through repetitive drilling to a variety of questions such that they would be able to spot patterns among the questions, and choose the right formula to apply.
How effective is this programme?
"My results improve drastically after being taught by Ms Suzanne"
One of my favourite teacher ever. Super friendly, approachable and most importantly, very patient. My results always improve drastically after being taught by Miss Suzanne! She always find time to answer my questions even when she is busy. My results for Primary 5&6 Science improved from C to A*. Maths improved from B to A*. Secondary 4 EMaths and Amaths from C5 to A1. Definitely recommended
Liew Chang Qi
Jurong Secondary School
"she always immediately respond to the questions I ask and I find her teaching effective. 10/10 would recommend"
Teacher suzanne always helps me to understand a certain concept when i am unsure and her method of teacher is always at the right pace. she frequently asks for student’s feedback on about how to improve on her lessons thus giving allowing us to choose our preferred way of learning. she always immediately respond to the questions i ask and i find her teaching effective:D 10/10 would recommend:D
Hua Yi Secondary School
"made me understand what was going on in school much easier and I could score much better"
Ms Suzanne is a really helpful teacher. She help students understand school topics clearly and ensures that students have an idea on the topics they would be studying beforehand. She touches on topics earlier than in my school, this made me understand what was going on in school much easier and i could score much much better in school. During her lessons , she ensures that learning take place and would give students excellent understanding of each topic. She would also help students out of lessons, if there is trouble with school work she would be there to help.
Jurong Secondary School