My good student

I have a student who is not as strong academically as his peers. I adore him because he has a pleasant personality and is easy-going. *Grades do not define a person’s character.   Since it is the school holidays this week, I asked the students yesterday what they were going to do over the next[…]

Weight vs Mass

Science tip: “The weight of an object is also its mass.” This is really awkward to explain because we use kg to measure both weight and mass. -Weight is the pull of the Earth’s gravity on mass and is dependent on the gravity experienced (so an object will have a different weight on the moon).[…]

Tough Maths problem

This is a very tough question. Try this and see if you can solve it without using algebra. Andy, Betty, Candy and Danny each have some money. The amount of money Andy has is 1/3 of the total amount of money Betty, Candy and Danny have. The amount of money Betty has is 1/4 of[…]

It’s not nice to use nice

I always tell my students: 1) No word echoes: don’t repeat the phrases you use if possible. It would appear like you have a limited vocabulary bank. 2) Don’t use the word “nice”. It’s a lazy way of writing. Everything can be “nice”. Yesterday, while I was at my parents’ place, I watched this TV[…]

Life is so easy?

“Life is so easy now, you don’t have classes everyday,” said some friends. On the surface, it appears so. However, there’s a lot of responsibility involved. Guiding the kids academically and also aiming to provide an education for them, devising ways to get them interested, and helping them improve in the most efficient manner possible.[…]