Common mistakes in JC Economics shared by our Inspired Tutor

February 27th, 2015

JC Economics students can avoid these mistakes, they can excel in their econs papers.

A good preparation come with a good arrangement techniques in a linked and integrated manner to cover the syllabus. Most of the students fail to accumulate a substantial amount of questions to comprehensively cover the variety of questions types needed to tackle the various  chapters of Economics. They often fail to read the extract carefully and link them to appropriately to economic principles. Another common mistake is the lack of knowledge of micro, regional and international economic entities as students simply study from their lecture notes without empirical application. Slow in understanding the question and careless in their answering, they fail to highlight the main phrases in extract and then relating them to the principles. Without this, they will find it diffcult to support their answer and derive the actual evidence to support the economics causation. Organisation technique of answering is vital, if not it will becomes less logical and convincing. Answers without proper economic terms and processes will also affect their grading. In graphical explanation, many a time students fail to label diagrams and properly show the changes in curves to support their explanation. It will take greater effort and persistance to resolve these common mistakes but having a clear understanding will be a good start.


Mistakes Are Okey

February 5th, 2015

Encourage your child to take some risks by making decisions and learning to resolve issues that arise as a result of those decisions. Allow him to make mistakes, for that would give him opportunities to learn and grow. Impress upon him that mistakes are a normal and essential part of the learning process. Provide role models for your child. Expose them to people who have overcome difficulties with grace and rebounce back in life. You may read  stories of such people and their achievements so as to INSPIRE him. Also include anecdotes of how you and your spouse fought against a personal setback and came out of it successfully. Hence teach your child to be responsible. When something goes wrong as a result of his actions teach him to be courageous and take accountability for it.

For example if he does poorly in a test, he should recognise that they were the consequences of the choice he made.


Resilient Kids

January 26th, 2015

Resilience in short, is that emotional strength we display when we encounter challenges and less than-ideal situations.

The Qualities of Resilient kids : Research from various fields shows that most people including children and young adults can bounce back from crises and trauma and move on to success. But those who did so had some of these in common.

Has a Role Model or Mentor – with a presence of a supportive person eg parents or Inspired tutors etc

Thinks of Others – considerate children who helped others managed to deal with stress better.

Independent- kids who are independent and accepted responsibility for things that went wrong.

Self-Belief- those who believed that one has influence over their life did better.


Does your child has learning difficulties?

December 8th, 2014

Do you observe these problems in your child?

a) Problems in reading, writing and spelling?

b) Slow progress despite enrichment class.

c) Highly active, poor memory and short attention span

d) Difficulty in focusing in school work

At Inspired, our home based tutor can help.  We have trained tutor that are able to help in these areas.

example To improve Focus and Attention span- a good night’s sleep is useful as our brain repairs itself and consolidates memory, take supplements to help to calm the brain, avoid junk food and excessive sugar intake.

Remember improving focus and attention improves a child performance as well as his learning abilities.