Written by Gideon Goh   
Sunday, 11 July 2010 15:56

Why Learn Physics

Having taught Physics, both as a school teacher and as a private tutor, for many years, one of the most common question a student can ask me is, "Why do I need to learn Physics? It is so tough."

Many students dislike the learning of Physics for a variety of reasons. Some dislike Physics because their school teacher is not able to teach the subject well. Others dislike Physics because they simply do not like the Sciences. Still others dislike the subject because they could not see how studying this subject is going to benefit them.

Just as there are many reasons why one may dislike the subject of Physics, there are equally many reasons why we should learn Physics. I shall try to list the more important few below.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 July 2010 18:04
Written by Gideon Goh   
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 00:21

Don't Underestimate Multiple Choice Questions

As a student taking the O-level Physics exams, you must familiarised yourself to the exam format. This can be easily done by looking into past years' exam papers.

The O-level Physics exam consists mainly of two written papers and a practical exam. This article serves to highlight to students the importance of doing well in Paper 1, i.e. the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), which most students tend to treat it too lightly.

Multiple Choice Questions are "easy" to most students because (i) they do not need to show working when solving the questions, (ii) the answer is already there (albeit 3 wrong ones and only 1 correct answer), and (iii) even if they do not know the correct answer, they can make rational "guesses" by eliminating out the wrong answers (although sometimes the correct answer got eliminated instead).

As a full-time Physics tutor of many years, I felt it my responsibilityto sound this alarm - DON'T YOU EVER UNDERESTIMATE THE MCQs !

And my reasons are as follows.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 01:14

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Gideon Goh

Providing Physics & Math Tuition for O-level and A-level students in Singapore since 1988. Personally tutored more than 300 students on a one-to-one basis over the past 20 years.

Was former Physics teacher at Upper Serangoon Secondary School. Taught O-level Physics to both the hearing impaired students and mainstream students in the school.

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Bachelor Of Engineering (Electrical), National University of Singapore, 1992

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Physics & Math), National Institue of Education (Ministry of Education), 2000


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