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Sunday 5 November 2017

Malay Muslims In Singapore & PSLE Math

For the last 20 years, the Malay Muslim organizations have failed to empower our community in Math. Even with the involvement of experts in the diagnosis of the problem and the conceptualization and management of the solutions, we failed. The proof of our failure is in the PSLE scores shown in the charts . Study them and you will find between 1995 and 2016, we have not made a significant improvement in PSLE math. In fact, the community’s 2016 PSLE math scores are below the late 1990s. I think we have reached a plateau and perhaps our community leaders do not know how to solve this problem.
So what is the problem? I believe the problem is 2 fold. Firstly, it lies in a lack of understanding of what the real problem is. Secondly, we are unsure of what the right approaches and strategies are. To explain the issues, a talk is needed. So to educators, parents and concerned adults interested in understanding the issues, attend my talk. Actually, I had planned to have this talk for parents of weak learners in Primary Math. However, I realise that interested parties in our community can benefit from it too. The talk is not focused on the Malay Muslim Community but the world of weak learners in Math. I call this Breakthrough Math.

Talk 1
Venue: Singapore Learner
Blk 644 Bukit Batok Central, 01-68, Singapore 650644
Date/Day: 25 November 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 5.45 pm to 7.00 pm
Talk 2
Venue: The Education Experts
Blk 825 Tampines St 81, 01-48, Singapore 520825
Date/Day: 26 November 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 5.45 pm to 7.00 pm
To attend the talk, message/Whatsapp Shaheed Salim at 97739441.

Speaker's Profile
Trained at NIE, Mr Shaheed Salim was a former school teacher. Throughout the years, Mr Shaheed has experimented with numerous teaching strategies for teaching English, Math and Science. His systematic and progressive teaching strategy for comprehension has been very popular with schools; Mr Shaheed’s The Ultimate Guide For Mastering Comprehension books have been used by thousands of students since 2001; this is just one the many teaching strategies he has created. An experienced and effective teacher, students love his classes because they are not only learning and improving; the fun factor is pretty high. Able to read the internal fears of students rather well, Mr Shaheed addresses them positively and helps students overcome them. Tuition is not just tuition for Mr Shaheed Salim; for him, it is a opportunity to make a positive and transformative impact on students’ lives. Many uninterested students have become enthusiastic learners through him.