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GEP student cannot cope with specific subject(s)

Problem #09: GEP student cannot cope with specific subject(s)

Choosing the right tuition centre is crucial for your child’s academic success.

Over the years, we have encountered many brilliant students whose potential for academic success were denied. Worst of all, we have seen many brilliant students’ talents untapped and underachievement in their examination results.

To begin with, there were many reasons.

One of the most common mistakes we discovered was the failure to identify challenges faced by a child when studying.

On the other hand, attending tuition centre does not guarantee the child’s success; Right Teaching Method and Right Study Method Does !!!

Here in Fun Learner’s School, we always make it a point to understand the challenges faced by students on their side of the problem before any meaningful progress can be expected.


*Note: Names have been changed to protect identities.

Case Study #9: Even Gifted Students, Like Nathan*, Have Weak Subjects

Background Information:

Education Level: Primary 4
Learning Challenge: GEP student cannot cope with specific subject(s)
Tuition Experience: None, coached by parents at home

From an early age, Nathan had been recognised as a child prodigy. He was admitted into Mensa and trained actively in chess. The language, math and general ability tests for the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) were no big issues.

In the GEP however, Nathan faced difficulty in composition and Chinese. Writing stories was not his cup of tea as he was more of the logical and analytical type. Coming from a non-Chinese family background, he sorely needed the guidance as he had to study Higher Chinese.

At Fun Learners School, Nathan learned together with other learners from mainstream. Despite being gifted, he had his own set of weaknesses like any other student. The training in learning strategies (called Linchpin Competencies) helped Nathan thrive in the gifted programme that was much more demanding.

Does your child face the same issue as Nathan? If so, come to us. We can help.