How To Choose The Best Tuition Centre For You Or Your Kids In Malaysia

How To Choose The Best Tuition Centre For You Or Your Kids In Malaysia by Mahkota Cheras Home Tuition Centre

As Malaysian parents, we love seeing our children excel. And by excelling I mean performing well in school, acing each and every minor and major examinations. This phenomenon even developed into a culture, known as being ‘kiasu’, which literally means afraid of losing out.

No offence, but I have to admit that it’s rather true that Asian Malaysian parents have rather high expectations for their kids, academically. It’s okay if others misunderstand us and make fun of us, calling us egoistic and a braggart, because deep down, we know that it’s all for our children’s own good, wanting them to secure a stable life as well as a promising future. To us, good results equal a bright future.

Nevertheless, let’s face it. Not every child is like Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton or Thomas Edison. Instead, most of them are born ordinary with normal learning capabilities. To enhance one’s learning abilities, tuition is one of the most prevalent measures parents adopt. However, don’t choose a tuition centre based on your intuition. There is a myriad of factors that you have to look out for when deciding on one to make sure that it’s effective for your children and your money does not go to waste. Enough of babbling, let’s go straight to the point!

Class Size
In school, there are approximately 30 students in a class on average. That class size is BIG. With that many students in class, teachers can only rush through the syllables. They won’t have ample time to answer each and every student’s questions. Also they’re unable to make sure that all the students followed through and understood the lesson. That’s a flaw of schools and you won’t want your children to experience the same thing in tuition centres again. Therefore, go for one with a smaller class size, preferably not more than five in a class. This provides a conducive learning environment as well as more individual attention for your children.

Experience
Tuition teachers do not necessarily possess a degree in education. For instance, a Science tuition teacher could major in Pure Biology, Chemistry or Physics and a Mathematics tuition teacher could be a graduate of Actuarial Science. Undeniably, they are equipped with the necessary knowledge. However, they certainly lack in terms of experience. This is because whatever they have studied in the university were for them to apply in their respective fields. They’ve never learnt how to communicate with students, what more imparting knowledge efficiently to them. Also, they are not well-versed with the current syllables and exam formats. Hence, they won’t know how to guide the students to strategically tackle the questions, which is important if what one wants out of tuition is to score. Ergo, look for an experienced tutor, preferably an ex-teacher.

Teaching technique
In general, there are three common learning techniques, namely visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. You should identify your children’s learning technique before sending them off to a tuition centre. Firstly, if your child is a visual learner, the tuition teacher may use colourful flash cards and creative mind maps to facilitate learning. Secondly, if he’s an auditory learner, the tuition centre may have the teachers to either read passages aloud or play interesting recordings to capture the students’ attention, rather than letting them read from their textbook and take notes directly from the whiteboard. Last but not least, if he’s a kinaesthetic learner, he would definitely prefer hands-on activities, such as carrying out science experiments rather than copying lab reports. If you’re greedy just like me, opt for one that incorporates all three! For instance, a history class may be conducted in a way whereby the teacher first makes a mind map of the historical events (visual), play recordings from the event (auditory), and then either make them act out the scenes or bring them to relevant historical buildings (kinaesthetic). This sounds so fascinating that even I feel like going back to my student years. Just kidding. But you get my point.

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Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Memory Skills

Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Memory Skills by I-Tuition Bandar Mahkota Cheras Home Tuition Centre

Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Memory Skills

Memory is a huge part of our lives. It makes us who we are. Without our precious memories, we are as good as a blank piece of A4 paper. It constitutes our daily lives, like helping us remember what we had for lunch and where did we misplace our keys. In the context of students, we need it to help us pass our exams with flying colours. More often than not, studying is not a problem. However, recalling the information that we have studied, is. What is the last piece of information that you can recall from your most recent educational reading? If that question makes you frown, placing your hand below your chin and sinking deeper into the process of recalling either from your long-term or short-term memory, this article is for you.

1. Remove Distractions
If you don’t already know, attention is one of the major components of memory. That’s why teachers in school have constantly reminded us to “pay attention in class”. You need to attend to the information that you have consumed in order to transfer it from your short-term memory to your long-term memory. To boost your attention span, getting rid of distractions at your surrounding is the key. This can be done by studying in a place without television, music or even indistinct sounds of people chattering. In short, be alone, literally. This helps you be more attentive to the information that you’ve just read, remembering it better.

2. Revise Regularly
Another prevalent habit of students is cramming all the study materials at once- the night before the paper. This habit is undoubtedly caused by excessive laziness and never-ending procrastination. This has to be avoided altogether. Instead, students should regularly revise, preferably after each piece of new information is being taught. Research has proven this true because those who study regularly can remember the material way better than those who treat studying as a marathon session.

3. Organizing Information
Besides that, students are often overwhelmed by the amount of study materials that are needed to be absorbed within a short period of time. Also, failing to relate the information to one another further deteriorates their memory. Researchers have found that in memory, related information is organized in such a way that they form clusters. Thus, students should structure and organize their study materials by grouping similar concepts and terms together. Also, making an outline of the notes helps you see the bigger picture.

4. Mnemonic Device
On top of that, students may even consider using mnemonic devices that are pronounced with a silent ‘M’. Though the pronunciation of this technique may be tricky, the technique per se is certainly not. It is merely a simple way to aid in recall. For instance, you may link a term you need to remember with a common item that you are extremely familiar with. You may play around with rhymes, songs, and jokes to remember specific part of information because the best mnemonics incorporate positive imagery, humour or novelty in them.

5. Use Visuals
Last but not least, try visualizing concepts. Think of a phone number. Close your eyes. With your eyes closed, do you see the number flash before you or do you hear it being recited? If it’s the former, this method is tailor-made for you. When studying, scrutinize charts, photographs and graphics in your textbooks. If there aren’t any, create your own and personalize it with different coloured pens. As obsolete as it may sound, flashcards of various terms do help you cement information in your mind. With all these tips, have fun exploiting your memory to the fullest.

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