Improved from U to B in Mathematics
“Before I joined MindChamps, I didn’t know how to study effectively. For example, I didn’t know how to learn Maths in a way that I could remember the formulas properly. So that was a big struggle for me.
One of the tips that my trainers gave me was to write down the formulas in different colors so that they will stay in my mind during the exams. It transformed my way of learning by helping me study more effectively. That really helped a lot with my studies and gave me confidence. And now I feel like I can conquer anything.
Feedback from my trainers helped me grow by understanding where I went wrong. When you make mistakes, that’s when you learn. When I got decent marks for the PSLE, I was very happy. I feel a bit more confident, but I know not to let it get to my head. Many people helped me in my PSLE journey, like my trainers, my teachers from school and my family, most of all my brother. I’m really grateful for all their help.”
Improved from E to A* in Mathematics
“Before MindChamps, I had many struggles with my subjects, especially Maths, because I didn’t know a lot of ways to solve the questions. After I joined MindChamps, things became much easier for me, because I was able to think of different ways to answer a particular question. During the PSLE Maths exam itself, I was actually able to look back at my answers and think of other ways to solve each question.
MindChamps helped me think better, helped my marks to improve by a lot and also boosted my confidence level. We had a lot of fun activities to do, like in Science, where my trainer allowed us to answer questions on [game-based learning platform] Kahoot together and carry out science experiments to understand the topic better.
When I saw my PSLE results, I was actually really happy and shocked at the same time. I thought that the score I would get would not reach up to my expectations, because I think I made many mistakes on the paper itself. But with the marks that I got, I was actually able to get into my dream school… I hope!”
Improved from U to B in Chinese
“MindChamps helped me find ways to look into problems which I once thought were impossible, like higher order Maths and Science questions, I would just look at the question and be like ‘what is it saying?’ But I learned how to find keywords, identify what the topic is and then solve the question.
In MindChamps, the trainers give a very specific meaning to everything they say and make learning fun. It’s fun that you can remember, and that also teaches you something. For one Science class, we learned about the aerodynamics of a paper airplane. Normally, folding paper airplanes and flying them in class are things that schools say you shouldn’t do, but in MindChamps, the trainer just talks about how you can make a perfect airplane that flies far.
My trainers encouraged me to score better and be much better than who I usually am. I’m not that confident of a person, but after the classes, I felt more confident that I can take on tougher questions and challenges. The feedback I received would tell me what things I had to do to be much better at something – instead of why it’s wrong, my trainers would tell me how it’s wrong and how I can get over it with the right techniques.”