Friday, January 17, 2014

2013 O Level results...

This year we want to share the remarkable story of how a student who failed his N LEVELS, joined Penciltutor, and got 20 points for his O LEVELS... Yes there's no typo error...  Douglas failed N LEVELS but passed his O LEVELS.

"...in 2012, my options were either to retake N levels or the ITE. But Penciltutor teachers prepared me for the O levels in just 9 months. I’ve got 20 points for my O levels in 2013 and I’m going to a poly. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you, Penciltutor!”

DOUGLAS GOH JIALE

While most private schools only publicize those students who get A1's, at Penciltutor, we want to celebrate hard work. Some have commented that getting 20 points for O Levels is no big deal, but we think that Douglas' achievement is breathtaking!

Have a look at Douglas' results here

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Learning from FAILURE...

Failure is a terrible medicine to swallow, but failure is an amazing teacher which points out where we went wrong. Those who fail to learn from failure will keep failing again and again. It is not the end of the world if you have failed your O levels... there is so much more to life than the O Levels, but the most important question to ask yourself is, WHY DID I FAIL? Go on, make a list...

1.  I did last minute revision.
2.  I did not have enough time to finish my ten years' series
3.  I didn't have time to finish the O Level paper... Something wrong with my exam time management?
4.  I've been on the computer playing games/chatting for too long.
5.  I finished all my TYS on time... and I STILL FAILED??? (Hey! but working hard is not equal to working smart)

and the list goes on... Now you see the bigger picture? Your O Level failure has taught you something about you. Learn from it! If you don't, you will keep failing at poly, university and even in your working life!

Now that you know what has caused your failure, it's time to act on it. Don't give up! If you have a dream of going to a particular course in the poly, to JC or to university... Keep fighting till you get it! Remember... the dream ONLY dies when you give up fighting for it...


Thomas Edison once said, "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

Think again... Do you want to fight for that dream or just give up and settle for something less?