2015 GCE A
(St Andrew's Junior College
General Paper (B), Geography (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (A), Mathematics (A), Modern Physics (Merit)
I'm a prospective undergraduate at NUS. I'll be starting my double degree programme, Computer Science and Mathematics, in academic year 2018.
During my past 2 years, I've taught students from both Upper Secondary and Junior College in subjects such as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Through teaching them, I've come to realise that misconceptions about key concepts and the lack of answering techniques are common.
As such, I've been using a 3-tier model to assess my students to identify the areas which they are lacking in so that appropriate guidance can be given to target those areas.
The 1st tier, which is the most basic tier, is about content knowledge regarding a particular subject. I will assess the student to see if he/she possesses the correct fundamental concepts before I decide if I should focus on this area during the course of the tuition.
The 2nd tier is about understanding what the examination questions are testing on. More often than not, students often wrongly identify the questions' aim and hence they gave incorrect answers (It is not because they do not know the answer, but rather they misunderstood the questions). As such, they lose marks in these areas.
The 3rd tier, which is the most advanced tier, is about answering accurately to what the questions want. So students will first need to have the fundamental concepts and also need to know what the questions are testing on before they can advance to this tier to work on how to have both the speed and accuracy to effective answer the questions and score in the paper.
Anyone can know, but only the intelligent person understands.
Commitment Level I can start asap and will be able to do so until August 2018. For weekdays, I'm available from 1pm onwards. For weekends, I'm unavailable.