From an ex-NYJC student’s blog post.. the struggles of an ex student who attended our A maths tuition classes.
“My battle with Mathematics only began when I was in upper secondary with the introduction of algebras, trigonometry and calculus etc. I put on a long struggle trying to strike a relationship with those X and Y. I probably failed 9 out of 10 class tests and with a whim of luck, I scored a just pass 50/100 for my Sec 3 mid term A maths. Hey not bad, at least I passed right? But my parents thought otherwise. It was the last straw for them before they actively seeked help from some A Maths tuition centre. Initially, I was rather against the idea of attending A maths tuition. Like who enjoys right? It’s prolonged school hours, on top of that, I will have more math tuition homework to struggle with.
After much communication, or rather mainly my parents talking only, I went ahead with their tuition arrangement and attended my first A maths tuition. It wasn’t as dreadful as I pressumed it to be! My very first secondary A math tutor actually managed to palliate my tensed relationship with A math! In fact, I made a few good friends over at the tuition centre and they were extremely helpful in making me open up and looking forward to every tuition class. I supposed it was easy for people like us (terrible in mathematics) to understand what problems we are facing with certain topics or math questions. Sometimes I feel school teachers no longer comprehend our difficulties as they are too learnt in these math syllables and lacked patience in answering each of us, since they have like 4 or 5 classes of 40 students yearly.
However, I’m grateful for my fellow tuition mates and my ever empathatic A maths tuition tutor who always try his best to relate to my problems. Because my parents signed me up for small class tuition, my tutor had ample time to answer each of our problems. Something like a one to one private tuition, but at a lower cost alternative. It was a privilege that we couldn’t enjoy in school when we had to share our math teacher with other 30 over classmates. So whenever I was stuck in solving certain math questions, I would made a note and bring it to my A maths tuition tutor. It wasn’t long before I saw improvement in my A maths and E maths grade!
Well, it didn’t came as a surprise to me as I knew I had received a tremendous amount of help from my A maths tuition. I benefitted a great deal from the complied A maths tuition notes and detailed step by step solutions (something that my school teacher failed to provide), which I believed help me to score numerous M1 M2 M3 points. Well, many a little makes a mickle! Perhaps, it was this mickle that gained me A2 in my O level Additional maths.