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  • Advice From A Teenager To All Parents

    January 25, 2018

    While we all acknowledge that parenting is never a walk in the park, the actual storm comes when your child enters his/her adolescent years. During this period, many parents find it challenging to communicate with…

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  • Why Chinese New Year Traditions Are Fading

    January 25, 2018

    Family reunion

    Chinese New Year is around the corner, and while the older generations busy themselves with festive preparations, you sense the lack of enthusiasm among the younger generations at home. When asked what they look forward to during…

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  • Top 5 Frustrations JC Students Face

    January 25, 2018

    Frustrated student

    If you thought your children survived the trying times of O' Levels and finally earned themselves a smooth and breezy 2 years in JC, you're in for a big surprise. JC is a totally different…

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  • Best (and worst!) music for studying

    September 27, 2017

    studying music

    Stuck in a space filled with talkers, sneezers, or traffic, and yet dying to get work done? Arm yourself with a set of headphones and press play to drown out all that ambient noise so…

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  • When is the best time to study? Morning or evening?

    September 27, 2017

    When is the best time to study? This is a question which has no definite answer. It is one of those endless debates amongst students; to study in the morning or to study in the…

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  • Best ways to beat exam anxiety

    September 27, 2017

    Cope with exam anxiety

    No matter how prepared you are for an exam, you may not be able to help being anxious - butterflies in your stomach, and the awful feeling of blanking out right before you enter the…

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  • The one unexpected place in Singapore you never thought you could study at

    August 29, 2017

    Exam season is coming. Every Singaporean child knows what that means - overcrowded libraries, a bed that looks extra inviting all of a sudden, and distractions a plenty in the home. If you feel like…

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  • The 15 stages of exam prep

    August 29, 2017

    1. You think there's still plenty of time via GIPHY Aka the false security stage. If only my future time-traveling self came to warn me of the repercussions of my slacking off at this stage...…

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  • Getting the most out of a group study session

    August 29, 2017

    Have you ever attended a group study session, and returned home afterwards thinking, "Eh, I could have made better use of my time..." We feel you. It can be frustrating, especially when nearing the exam…

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  • How to hack your way to better memorising abilities

    July 28, 2017

    Before you start fretting about the sheer amount of academic content to memorise for school, know that your mind can be primed to tackle new information and to absorb information more easily than ever. Optimise your…

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  • Should I reward my child for good grades?

    July 28, 2017

    More and more parents are willing to financially reward their children for positive results in the class room. But is this a smart move? Or will your efforts prove counterproductive, serving instead to harm your child's…

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  • 10 life hacks to get you motivated

    July 14, 2017

    We are all guilty of procrastination sometimes. If you can't seem to find yourself motivated because of several reasons, take a deep breath and try to motivate yourself with these simple yet effective tips: 1.…

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  • What to do if your teen is underperforming in school

    June 30, 2017

    Ways_to_Help_My_Sensitive_Teen_Daughter

    It's a well-known fact that Singapore's education system can be insanely brutal. The intensity and pace of study leaves even the most well-meaning and dedicated of students winded. One may find himself struggling to cope with…

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  • Let us help you Make Sense of Chemistry

    June 30, 2017

    Unable to grasp complicated concepts? Struggling to catch up with the rest of the students and the teacher's fast pace of teaching? Troubled by the magnitude of content to cover? via GIPHY If you need help…

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  • The woes of a tertiary student

    May 30, 2017

    Being a student is stressful and hard. Ask anyone, and they will probably tell you the same thing. From attending classes, to studying for exams, to passing that certain subject that you can never understand…

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  • 10 ways you can show appreciation to your dad this Father’s Day

    May 30, 2017

    A father is someone who stands beside you so that you never fall, a man who puts your needs before his. He is the man who wants the best for you, both emotionally and physically.…

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  • What happens when your child cannot catch up with the curriculum

    April 19, 2017

    Study Frustration

    In a study done by a testing group in the US, students who struggle early rarely catch up. Even at high-performing, wealthy high schools, students who have fallen far behind academically in 4th and 8th grade…

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  • Fall in love with learning at Making Sense

    March 17, 2017

    Fall in love with learning at Making Sense

      Only a few handful of students go to school with a great desire to learn. For the rest of the majority, they attend school on a daily basis because that is simply what they…

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  • 5 things to do with your kids before they turn 21

    March 17, 2017

    Things to do with your kids

    "They grow up way too fast!" It will seem as if it was just yesterday when you woke up at 3:00 AM to change their diapers. But time flies, and they are now buried deep…

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  • The Rise of Super Tutors

    February 27, 2017

    Making Sense - Rise of super tutors

    Educational systems around the world are retooling and constantly evolving for the global innovation age. The increase in expectations and demands for higher quality of education has resulted in a new rising trend - the…

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  • What makes Making Sense unique?

    February 1, 2017

    Making Sense Chemistry Tuition

    According to a Straits Time article in 2014, there were about 850 registered tuition centres and enrichment centres in Singapore. With so many tuition centres to choose from, parents are faced with a daunting decision:…

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  • Young love: Parents dealing with teen romance

    February 1, 2017

    Making Sense - Parenting Tips

    For parents, watching your teenager fall in love can be terrifying. Especially when you need them to focus on their studies. However, this is a normal development phase of the teen years, and as parents,…

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  • 5 tips on how to be a good JC parent

    February 1, 2017

    How to be a good JC Parent - Making Sense

    Late in the middle of the night, you see your child buried in a pile of notes and tutorials, and you wonder whether there is anything you can do to help him/her. Concerned, you sat…

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  • 5 amazing things you can never experience in school

    December 22, 2016

    1. Mini-consultations How often have you suppressed that pressing question you wanted to ask your teacher in school, for fear of judging looks or resentment groans from your classmates? via GIPHY At Making Sense, you…

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  • 6 habits to adopt that will increase your intelligence

    December 5, 2016

    1. Keeping a curious mind via GIPHY “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” - Albert Einstein If you open your mind and never stop learning, your mind will stretch and be…

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  • 8 signs you need chemistry tuition

    November 8, 2016

    Chemistry Cat Meme

    1. You start having panic attacks at the mention of a chemistry test “But I have not done any revision for the past few weeks! Am I supposed to just give myself a chemistry crash…

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  • Doing our part for the less fortunate can come in various forms

    November 4, 2016

    Doing our part for the less fortunate can come in various forms. 2 weekends ago, I conducted an exclusive Organic Chemistry seminar for JC students, priced at a token sum of $30, with the intention…

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  • We would like to congratulate our batch of ’15 students

    November 4, 2016

    We would like to congratulate our batch of '15 students who have successfully completed their 'A' levels and we wish them the very best in their future endeavours.

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  • Welcome to our learning abode

    November 4, 2016

    Welcome to our learning abode, where we pride ourselves on being able to provide our students with top-quality materials that are second to none, as well as a conducive learning environment for our students to…

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