10 steps to mind mapping

I remember in my previous posting on How to study for exam lesson 4, I have advocated mind mapping as a great study tool to help you remember stuff. Well here are 10 simple steps to creating your mind maps. You all can make use of the holiday to practice creating mind maps for past topics.

1.Start with a blank sheet of paper. It can be any size. A blank one not the one with lines to restrict how your mind map grows.

2.Start with the Central topic at the center of the paper. E.g Kinematics. Use images to enhance the idea.

3.Branch out the Main ideas from the Central topic. E.g Dist/ Disp, Speed/velocity, Acceleration. Use thick branches for the main ideas. Subsequently, use thinner branches for sub ideas.

4.  Use different colours for different branches. This will make it easier to link and connect ideas.

5. Maintain one word per branch and keep the word on top of the branch. Keeping it to one word will allow generation of additions ideas.

6.Add images whenever you can instead of words. You know a pictures speaks a thousand words and you can remember pictures better than words.

7.Add arrows or connectors between branches and ideas showing the linkages between related concepts.

8.Use capital letters and be creative with your mind map to help you retain it much better and easier.

9.Don't be too bother by repeated ideas or points. you can link them up later.

10. Lastly HAVE FUN DOING IT. if not you will not do it the next time.

Below shows an example of a mind map. Yours don't have to be the same as it. Don't restrict your creativity to this example. Enjoy creating your first mind map!!!




So the above are the 10 simple steps to creating your first mind maps.
Below is a pretty good book for mind mapping.



If you are keen in furthering mind mapping and use it to help you in your studies or business you can get the book and learn more on mind mapping.



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How much should a physics tuition teacher charge?

So how much should a Physics tuition teacher charge?

I was discussing this question with my friends on the fees of tuition nowadays getting higher... Especially those that are better and charged a premium. Not that it's bad since im a tuition teacher myself. Haha.

But i am wondering if this is healthy. Would this means that only the rich can afford a good tuition teacher and the poor cannot. Won't this means that the poor cannot compete at a fair level? Isn't a meritocratic society all about competetion at a level playing field?

So how much should a tuition charge?  I know there are certain market price for tutors of certain level and qualification. You can refer Here to have a feel of what market rate is like.

NEW FEE SYSTEM
Here i would like to propose a new system for the tuition fee!!! Charging the tutee based on the effort and work the tutee is putting in. The more the tutor has to do, the more the tutor should charge right? Haha....

If the tutee is more proactive and takes more initiative to learn, then we tutors should charge less...

This will ensure that if you are will to work and learn, you still can have the assistant you will need to succeed...

Well its just a suggestion.

Maybe someday, someone will put it into practice... Well maybe me.... Who knows....

Examination are over for most and almost over for some. Now its Holiday time!!!!
Take this time to relax and enjoy but dun forget to feed your mind as well. Can take this time to learn somethings useful...

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Physics Tuition

Was busy the last 2 weeks giving Physics tuition. I would say that this is the most challanging assignment yet.

Was left with 2 weeks to coach a secondary 4 boy from F9 to A2. Well at least thats the target that i gave him and myself....

Its not 2 weeks actually. It was only 6 lessons of 2 hours. Thats only 12 HOURS !!!!!

Those was the most stressful 12 hours i had with any students. trying to cramp everything that i know about physic into his head within such a short time.

But the good things is, after coaching him for 6 lessons, I think he have a very good chance of passing the paper and probably get an A.

Hopfully he will put in all his effort into studying for paper 2 and paper 1and i wished the best for him.

Will post his results when its released. Hope it will improve after my Physics tuition

P.S. Kindly send me an email: etutionx@gmail.com if you would like a trial Physics Tuition lesson.

Please leave me a comment or email if you have any problem studying or tutoring. I will try my best to reply you ASAP.