End of examinations!!

Its the time of the year again... the time where the examinations ended and the holiday begin!!!

This is the time where most of the students take a deserving break after working so hard for the end of year examinations. Some of my Physics Tuition students are going overseas with friends or family for a good holiday tour. Besides taking a break from studies, there are many holiday supplementary courses out there to help those of you who think you didn't do well this time round. There are also many others workshops on many different learning aspect to enrich your learning experiences

I know of a company, EdValue, who are actively organising talks, workshops and seminars for students as well as parents to add value to the kids learning. They are also the organizer of the Singapore Education Summit last and this year. Recently they are organizing a Creative Writing workshop for kids. If you are interested, click on the image below for details.

Well regardless of what you do during this holiday, make sure you enjoy and make the most of it. Don't end this month long break feeling like you have wasted another month of your youth. 

Creative Writing


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In commeration of Steve Jobs

In commemoration of Steve Jobs.... The passing of a visionary who made a difference in the way we live.
Here's an inspiring speech given by him in 2005 during Stanford's commencement ceremony.


One of the important message i had from his message is never be too afraid to make mistake. Even Steve have made some mistake in his life.....

Just like what i always tell my Physics Tuition students. Don't be afraid of any subjects just because you are not doing well and is always getting things wrong. Most of the time, it's always through mistake that you learn the most and remember it the best.......


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Physic Tuition - Kinematics - 2 (MCQ)

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C - The velocity of the ball increases because the ball accelerates under gravity. The acceleration on the other hand decrease due to air resistance opposing the gravitational force.

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Physic Tuition - Work Energy Power - 1 (MCQ)

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D - This question is a bit tricky. The amount of kinetic energy in this case depends on the energy given to the 3 blocks (F x D) and hence all the 3 blocks have the same kinetic energy.

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3 tips to Study SMART not HARD

Exams are round the corner and I am sure most of you are studying hard and preparing for them. Before you dive right into studying, I would like to share with you some tips on how to study smart and not hard. In this article, I’m going to write about 3 ways that you can make use of to study smarter and not harder.
First tip, know the optimum study duration. Well I would say that you are very hard working if you study 8 hours a day. However are you studying smart? Are those 8 hours spent on the books effective or are you just staring at the notes? Let me share with you some research on optimum study duration. Research has shown that the optimum duration is around 40-45 minutes. That’s why most lessons and lectures in school are structured around this optimum time. Each period for a lesson is about 40-45 minutes. After which the lecturer or teacher will give the student about 5 – 10 minutes break before continuing. You should also plan your study schedule according to the optimum studying duration. Focus and study for around 40-45 minutes and then take a 5- 10 minutes break for your brain and eyes to rest and refresh before continuing. Doing that will make sure that when you are studying, you are really learning and not spending your time staring blanking into your notes or books.

Second tip, know which subject to study first. I am sure most of you have many subjects to study. You have Languages, Sciences and humanities etc. So which one do you start first? Well I would advise you all to start with the subject you have the least interest first. In that way, you are fresh when you first start and that energy can help you go through that least interested subject with focus and concentration. Subsequently, move on to the subject that you have the most interest. And by the time you are at your most interested subject, you will be tired from all that studying. But fortunately, you are at your most interested subject and your interest in that subject will spur you to focus and study it.

Tip 3, study in the morning or night. There are researches which show that some person work more effectively during the night than during the day. So find out if you are a morning or night person. See if you can understand and absorb more effectively during the day or night. If you are a morning person, wake up a bit earlier to start studying and if you are a night person, well stay up a bit later to study. Also you can do the intense studying during your effective study time. While spending the less effective study time doing intense work like organizing your notes etc.

So above are the 3 tips to study smart and not hard. So while you are burying yourself in those notes and books, think of these 3 tips and see if you can apply them and study smarter and not harder.

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Physics Tuition - Pressure 1

I would like to sincerely apologize to all the readers out there. It has been awhile since i posted anything on my Physics Tuition Blog. I had been busy with my work and tuition lessons. Thankfully, i still manage to reply the emails i have from you all. Please continue to email me with your questions and also suggestions on my next posting here. Thank you all so much for your comments and feedback. 

The June Holiday is coming and i wish all of you a great holiday ahead! But while you are having fun, don't forget about Physics! Here's a question for you to try. Feel free to post your solution in the comments or the chat box for discussion. I will post the solution up later. Enjoy!

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Physics Tuition - Force 2

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Here is the solution to the above questions. Please cover it up if you want to try it yourself first. Feel free to leave a comment or feedback on the solution and its accuracy. Thanks!


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