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Managing Expectations of Your Child

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Managing expectations is one of the most important lessons for a parent to teach their child in many different areas of life, be it people relations or in their studies. The easiest way to start would be by regulating their academic practices and applying the same skills elsewhere later. Taking into consideration each child’s individual learning style, which affects the way they learn and comprehend issues, some key principles to adhere to would be being clear and consistent, having smooth transitions and regular reviews. Being clear and consistent is a key to maintaining and abiding by set milestones. Breaking up…

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | Edutopia

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Feedback may be the breakfast of champions, but just as breakfasts differ in nutritional value, not all feedback is created equal. Immediate or prompt feedback is a more effective aid in the process of learning as compared to delayed feedback which comes days or weeks later, as shown by studies conducted both in Singapore and other countries. From pre-schoolers to university students, for accounting and auditing skills to language and literacy levels, a marked increase in performance has resulted from the effects of prompt feedback. Other indicators of good feedback include its specificity and how it is presented. Traditional assessment…

Take on the Tutate Champions Challenge!

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Calling all students from Primary 1 to 6 (currently residing in Singapore)! Are you good enough to be our champion? Come and find out! Tutate Champions get 1 Year Free Access to Tutate! (worth S$288) Step 1 & 2 : Download “Tutate” onto your iPad and Create an Account Step 3 : Access your library in Tutate Step 4 : Open “Tutate Champions Challenge” and select your level Step 5 : Answer all the questions… Step 6 : and submit to Tutate for marking! Tutate Champions Challenge will run from June to 31 October 2015. Applicants will be short listed based on their…

Why Failure Maketh A Better Friend Than You Think. (And 3 Ways You Can Help Your Child Learn That)

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“You’re a failure.” Those words, uttered shortly after the GCE A-level results were released, hit me squarely in the gut. Whoever said “sticks and stones can break my bones but names will never hurt me” had obviously never done badly in an examination. More than 10 years on, the mental image of that epic scolding is still firmly etched in my memory. In the time since, I’ve failed countless times and am not sorry for any of it. I should probably also add that I’ve thereafter failed my way into Dean’s List positions and a postgraduate scholarship. Past failure certainly…

Terms and Conditions for Competitions

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Participation in this promotion or contest is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Entrants must send entries as required in the contest announcement in order to be eligible. Entries received after the deadline set forth in the contest announcement are ineligible, null, and void. Tutate is not responsible for entries that are sent but not received by Tutate for any reason. Tutate reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence) and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who Tutate has reason to believe…