Just the other day when I was sending out some email to parents and students, I realised and reaffirmed an important point; that results come from a change in mindset and beliefs. What I observed in most of the students nowadays were not so much of the lack of ability but more of a mindset or belief that they cannot do it. During my time, it didn’t occur to us so much about our abilities or doubts if we could get the ‘A’s in our exams. Personally, I had a strong belief that as long as I studied hard, I would get good results.
True enough, my strong belief in studying hard translated directly into the good grades I had for Math, A Math, Physics and Chemistry in my O-Level examination. In fact in my A Math papers, for the first time in my life, I managed to finish it with ample time to spare to check through my papers. Even before the result was out for my A Math, I was already confident that I had gotten an ‘A’ for it.
As for my languages and humanity subject, the doubts and beliefs I had about myself translated to my not so impressive grades for both subjects. Even during my A-Level examination, I aced in my C Math and either Chemistry or Physics. As for my Further Mathematics, I only got a ‘C.’ It didn’t come as a surprise because I had not worked very hard for it and in fact I didn’t practice enough. Looking back at the efforts I put in the O-Level and A-Level exams, it is even clearer now the strong relationship between my belief in hardwork and results.
That is why in my email to the parents, I wrote, “The best gift we could give to them is the gift to first believe in their own abilities and then to take action.” It is not enough to just believe in their own abilities. The change in their results will come from the follow through action that they will be taking.
Advo’s Turbocharge! Workshop is a workshop specially engineered for children between the age of 13-17 to help the youths discover more about themselves through a journey of self reflection and exploration. One of the top training programs for kids in Singapore, this highly interactive workshop will help to open the minds of children to see themselves bigger than who they are now. Through the workshop, your children will create new empowering mindsets and beliefs about themselves. With these new empowering mindsets and beliefs about themselves, they will go on to achieve academic excellence and successes in life.
As the saying goes, “Change your mind, change your world!” When we focus on the root of the issue, we not only nib the issue at its root, we also create a long-lasting solution. The good grades will follow.
With the PMR and SPM coming up in just a few months time, are you all geared up? I believe that most students are still in a very relax mood. There are good and bad in this; the good is they would not get too stress up because of the examination, the bad is they are so relax that they are totally not preparing for it. I think extreme of both cases are not good. I believe that there should be balanced – a time to study hard and a time to play as hard. The key to this balance is knowing how to manage your time.
With proper planning, you can easily breeze through PMR and SPM.
In this coming holiday, Advo will be running a special Power Revision Workshops (PR) for PMR’s Math and Science and for SPM’s A Math and Physics. PR is a 6 days workshop, totaled 48 hours in all. Each session will be from 9.00am – 5.00pm.
The objective of the workshop is to cover all topics for PMR Math and Science from Form 1 to Form 3 and SPM A Math and Physics from Form 4 to Form 5 by June; meaning the students would be readied to take their PMR Math and Science and SPM A Math and Physics examination after the 6 days workshops. One thing which we notice in students today is that they lack practice and practice is key to subjects like Math and Science. With enough practice, I strongly believe that most students will be able to get much better grades if not ‘A.’
Through our coaching experience, most students have the ability to do much well in their study but either they are too lazy to practice or they have been ‘conditioned’ in such a way from school that they are bad in Math and Science. The latter is more detrimental to students as it requires a full shift in perspective.
Thus, after the PR in June, the second objective is to get the students to start practicing past year question papers as well as trial exam papers. Through practicing the papers, they would surely gain a lot more confident and start seeing Math and Science as fun and easy subjects. And most importantly, to see that they are actually good in Math and Science.
In addition to the above, when students have already mastered Math and Science, they can put in more time for their other subjects. With more time on the other subject and making use of the strategies we would be sharing with them in the workshop, I strongly believe that their results will be outstanding!
However, there are limited seats available for the workshop; we are only taking a maximum of 10 students for each subject and there is a strict selection process. We will only choose students who are 100% committed to making a different in their own results because we will be 100% committed to help them achieve the results that they truly deserve!
For an appointment for our evaluation process for your child, you can contact us now at: 016 7739363.
Lets work together to make learning fun and easy for your child!
Kong Yew Kiin
CEO, Advocators Education
Parenting Talk: How to Help Your Child to Excel Academically and in Life?
Date : 2 May 2011
Time : 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Registration starts at 6.45pm)
Venue : No. 13A-1 Jalan J-Avenue 43200 Cheras Selangor (behind Jaya Jusco Cheras Selatan)
About the Speaker
Yew Kiin is a highly sought after Top Singapore Math Strategist and one of the invited Key Speakers for the upcoming 2011 Singapore Education Summit at the Marina Mandarin Hotel on 21, 22 May 2011.
As the CEO of Advocators Education Pte Ltd, Yew Kiin has coached and helped thousands of students achieve results both academically and in life which they truly deserve since 1999. His experience in Academic coaching as well as Lifeskills training has seen him mentoring and transforming students’ grades from F9 to A1 in their final year examinations in less than 2 months. Being a Master of Strategy Formulation and Innovation & Life Skills Trainer, he is the co-creator of the AdvoTM Success System, and is constantly innovating new strategies and tactics to solve Math problems and more importantly, to impart and duplicate this knowledge to his students, helping them “see” Math easier.
His passion in coaching has not only helped thousands of students achieved result academically but has also build a multi-million dollar company from scratch in less than 6 years. As someone who has a heart for helping people realize their dreams, he has embarked on various projects to make this a reality for individuals who have the desire but lack the know-how. As the CEO of ADVO, he leads a strong team of Academic Coaches, transforming lives and defining possibilities and at the same time bringing the smile back into LEARNING.
Why do I Want to Attend this Parenting Talk?
Reason 1: You want your child to score A in his/her exams.
Reason 2: You want to develop a closer bond with your child.
Reason 3: You want your child to be self-motivated all the time.
Reason 4: You want your child to see himself/herself bigger than who he/she is now.
Reason 5: You want to bring out your child’s passion in learning.
Reason 6: You want your child to develop into a confident person.
Reason 7: You want your child to be a BETTER student, a BETTER person.
How to Reserve Seat for the Talk?
Call 016 773 9363 Now to reserve a seat for yourself; limited seats only!
Chicken A La Carte is an inspiring short film by Ferdinand Dimadura, produced in 2005.
How fortunate most of us are, to have food served readily on our tables hot from the stove. And yet some of us have often taken the food for granted. We have so often reminded our young ones to be grateful for the food served to them and yet we are guilty of taking our food for granted at time.
I was once talking to a friend about not wasting food in restaurant and she shared with me a remark her friend made, “would finishing the food on the table made a difference to all the hungry people in the world?”
Her friend certainly has a point there especially when we view from her friend’s perspective. Finishing up all the food on the table would not make a difference to all the hungry people in the world and forcing all the food down would not be good for health too. What else could her friend have done? What can we have done?
Then it dawned upon me, “although it is not a good habit and bad for health to finish all the food we have ordered in the restaurant, we can order the amount of food that is within our capacities.” In other words, “do not order more than we can finish.”
In doing that, we do not waste food and we do not do harm to our health by over eating. I know, we still wouldn’t make a difference to all the hungry people in the world, but this is the first step we can all do.
“I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it.” – Margaret Atwood
Let us make peace with ourselves and eventually with the world.
We are different and yet we are also similar to each other. We are all sons or daughters to our parents, fathers or mothers to our children, uncles or aunts to our nieces and nephews, brothers or sisters to our siblings and friends to our friends. You and I, we are just souls being housed in different bodies.
When we focus on the differences, we see the differences in colour and culture. When we focus on the similarities, we can look beyond the physical layer into the beauty of the soul – the essence of life.
This is a journey with lot of challenges, but one which we do not travel alone. And together we can do it! Let us join our hands together to take on this journey of peace where our children understand and respect each other difference. And they treat each other with loving kindness and compassion. We can positively influence our children through our actions.
Wishing everyone Love, Peace and Happiness!
Originally posted in Symphony of Love