Frequently Asked Questions
How is Orion Tuition Centre’s Additional Maths program different from that of other tuition centres?
Most tuition centres run a rigid and one-size-fits-all program, i.e. fixed question type, fixed lesson plan. Orion Tuition Centre optimizes the learning process for group tuition by customizing the lesson for each class in terms of pace, topics, the variety of questions, etc. Students who can cope well will be encouraged to join faster-paced classes that cover selected Elementary Mathematics topics. This will have to be assessed by our tutors.
In addition, since Orion Tuition Centre specializes in national examinations, we produce in-house quality materials for our students. The materials seek to challenge students and increase their exposure to different question structuring styles.
Do I need to sign up for Elementary Maths if I am taking both Additional and Elementary Maths for O-Level?
Elementary Mathematics is fundamental mathematics. Doing well in fundamental mathematics is essential and correlated to doing well in mathematics.
Orion Tuition Centre’s Integrated Mathematics program is structured to cover all Additional Maths topics and selected topics of E-math which are deemed as an essential building block. Students thus do not have to sign up for both Additional and Elementary Mathematics.
However, students who aren’t coping well in Additional Mathematics will be grouped with a slower paced class which places more emphasis on Additional Mathematics topics and less on Elementary Mathematics topics. In such instances, students can opt to sign up for our O Level Elementary Mathematics class.
If I am in the Additional Maths program, will l I be able seek some help on Elementary Maths?
Students can consult their respective tutors on questions related to Elementary Mathematics. This will allow our tutors to better assess whether he/she will need to take up Elementary Mathematics lessons.
Will Orion Tuition Centre’s curriculum be suitable for students who are from the Normal Academic (NA)?
Orion Tuition Centre will enroll students only if there is a class that our tutors deem suitable. Our tutors, having been in this industry for years, will advise students for a suitable class. Students, as assessed by our tutors, who need more attention to Additional Mathematics will be placed in a slower paced class so that he/she can focus on building his/her Additional Mathematics concepts.
However, should a student be able to cope well, he/she will be encouraged by Orion Tuition Centre to join our Integrated Mathematics class that will cover selected Elementary Mathematics topics, on top of the usual Additional Mathematics topics.
Do I need to provide a month notice if I find the program not suitable for me, and wish to withdraw?
Students do not have to provide a month’s notice. In fact, he/she can withdraw at any time before the following lesson, with immediate effect. Unlike most
Do students have opportunities to consult and seek clarification about their doubts?
Our tutors are available for consult before or after classes. Student are strongly encouraged to clear their doubts with their respective tutors on a regular basis.