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# Anybody Wanna Drink Before The War?

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Tuition given in the topic of Miss Loi the Tutor from the desk of at 9:01 pm (Singapore time)

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FRONTLINE UPDATE:

As prophesized, the enemy made their opening charge at 2.30pm this afternoon. By the evening, our scouts had returned with great tidings from the frontline! The Temple walls held firm, and many topics were slayed!

It was easy. But some say too easy. Many now fear a backlash tomorrow.

Now that the enemy has retreated and are regrouping as we speak, Miss Loi shall list here the topics that you can expect to face tomorrow:

1. Permutations & Combinations
2. Logarithm & Indices
3. Kinematics
4. Small Increments & Approximations
5. Binomial Theorem
6. Functions, and more Functions
7. Relative Velocity
8. Trigonometry – Proving of Identities
9. Trigonometry – Angles
11. Coordinate Geometry
12. Matrices (Application)

Hail to all who had fought well for the Cause today! For those who had stumbled, all is not lost, as the long siege has only just begun. Rest well tonight, for another fierce battle awaits you tomorrow.

All the best again!

Students’ O-Level wishes on a Temple wall
swaying gently to the air-con breeze,
like Japanese ema boards at a Shinto shrine

The skies darkened. An icy breeze ruffled an ungodly calm that hangs over the plains, as a vast shadow falls across the land.

Millions of campfires dot the landscape beyond the Temple Gates, as the massed legions of our Ultimate Enemy ready themselves for the blitzkrieg that will commence tomorrow afternoon.

This is it.

The culmination of your efforts, sweat and laughter all these years. Time to fulfill (or even exceed) your wishes that are hung up on The Temple‘s wall. Time to prove your naysayers wrong. Time to beat that foreign cyborg in your class. Time to fulfill your destiny.

Some of you may still be reeling from your last battle with the Dark Lord Preliminario (and the countless silly mock exams), and are weary from the toil of this long, hard campaign. Yet tales from warriors of yore offer hope that, free from the shackles of our elitist local institutions, the Ultimate Enemy is often an easier foe than Preliminario himself.

For they wouldn’t know if you’re an elite or a neighbourhood kid, or a prototype from one of MOE‘s twisted concoctions, or if you teacher had “given up” on you, and how many lessons you pon-ed last semester, or how ‘good’ or ‘bad’ a student you are.

For in their eyes, all of you start with a clean slate.

So when you take up your positions on the ramparts tomorrow, fear not thy enemy and their questions. Score maximum hits by first answering all questions that you’re certain you can do, and then making sure you have the time to double-check the answers to these questions.

Should the enemy launch a Level 99 super-duper fireball at you that you know you can’t repel, MOVE TO THE NEXT QUESTION. Let the fireball kill those who don’t. Keep moving.

Should you get waylaid and ambushed by the enemy at a seemingly routine question, jump out of the trap and MOVE TO THE NEXT QUESTION. Come back when you have the time. Keep moving.

As you brace yourselves for the long siege ahead, let these be Miss Loi’s parting words to you and may you remember them well in times of need:

• For simultaneous equations, remember to substitute your values back into the original equation to double-check their correctness.
• For questions that involve lots of calculation e.g. definite integrals, please write out your workings step-by-step, so that it’ll be easier for you to check your workings later, and to still get some working marks should your final answer be wrong. Don’t jump any step, and don’t just ‘press’ all your calculations into the calculator!
• After you’ve completed the square, make sure you expand out the equation to ensure the equation is still the same. Because if it isn’t, the whole thing will be wrong!
• For ranges and domains, please don’t be stubborn and draw out the curve!
• If there’s anything you should memorize again before you enter the exam hall, they should be all your special trigonometric angle values e.g. sin 30o, cos 60o, tan 45o etc.
• When you can’t find the solution for a quadratic equation, always remember your friendly formula.
• Please do not abandon the question and leave it blank if you can’t prove the formula in a maximum & minimum problem! There’s usually another part 2 below for you to score marks using the proven formula in part 1!

Now that all is said and done, and the beating of war drums has just begun, let it be known that in your most desperate times and darkest hours, Miss Loi shall be there with you in spirit and in soul, and that you shall never walk alone.

GANBATTE!!!

がんばって!!!

### Revision Exercise

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1. xinyun commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
11:38am
2. #S commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
11:51am
3. crazyhamster commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
2:39pm
4. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
3:18pm

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xinyun: Yes. A-Maths Paper 1 has just commenced. Miss Loi's feeling soooo excited!

#S: All the best to you! Wherever you are now!

Hamster: OMG you commented just after the Paper started! A sign? Anyway must be a great feeling for you to watch another war at the sidelines with your own war over eh? 🙂

5. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
5:54pm

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woa a maths paper 1 was weird unlike the tys that i did..

6. xinyun commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
5:57pm

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wooo... i see.
i kept thinking it's Os... heh 🙂

7. Prodigy commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
6:03pm

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hmm... a maths paper 1 was ok, wasn't it? Paper 2 might be more inacessible, with mind-boggling topics like P&C and of course, the infamous Relative Velocity.

8. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
6:14pm

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hmm yea paper 1 was *ok* but the vein diagram was different from tys and the last question regarding the car badge seemed to easy...but overall i tink possibly a1 fer me

9. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
6:18pm

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oh btw WOOO paper two may be harder as rv and parts of calculus, functions has not appeared GL to those taking also>.> oh and miss loi thanks for ya help which i tink is pivotal>.>

10. crazyhamster commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
6:21pm

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hahaha. intrinsic nature of human! But anyhow, I still have chinese Os... So technically, it isnt over yet.

11. Peter commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
7:40pm

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Err... my mom used to make me burn those and drink 'em, not stick 'em up on the temple wall.... :p

12. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
11:45pm

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Kiroii & Prodigy, to put things in perspective Miss Loi has just updated this post with a summary of the topics that you should face in Paper 2.

Do take a look and hopefully this can help you to focus on what to study to study for tomorrow.

All the best again!

13. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
22
Mon
11:50pm

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xinyun: Umm ... for many, O-Levels 2007 sort of started officially with A-Maths Paper 1.

Hamster: Oh good luck to you then. Don't spend too much time playing with 'acts of god' lol

Peter: No wonder you always say your maths sux. Some types needs to be drank while other types need to be hung up the wall and not flush them down your system!

14. 123 commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
23
Tue
1:57am

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Ha. today's paper was ez though ( i mean yesterday) But i lost 1 mark liao careless >

15. 123 commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
23
Tue
1:59am

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ARRR ALAMAK, i forgot to study binomial!

16. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
23
Tue
2:26am

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Oh dear! What else you forgot to study?! Godspeed and GANBATTE!!!

17. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
23
Tue
8:18am

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lol-.- 123 dam melodramatic i tink i lost a few marks due to careless but nvm today paper 2 will make up fer it..

18. Alphonse commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
23
Tue
8:43am

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Miss Loi,
do you think today's AM Paper 2 will be more difficult than Paper 1, and what is the probability that Relative Velocity will come out(its the last year.)?

19. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
23
Tue
10:09am

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Kiroii: Yup everybody knows that everything is settled over two papers. So today's the day where you clinch your A1 🙂

Alphonse: Well the general consensus seems to be "P1 so easy, so P2 MUST be difficult." While that's logical to this given that some of the heavyweights have yet to appear, namely Relative Velocity, Kinematics, Coordinate Geometry etc, one needs to understand that one of the main jobs of the papers is simply to COVER the whole syllabus. This is not like your prelims who is generally out to kill/traumatize people.

So generally speaking the questions should still be routine and how difficult they will be will depend on how well you know the topics.

20. 123 commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
23
Tue
5:21pm

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Yay, Exams Over!
Anyway, for today's paper, ....
It was relaticely ez though, the log, trigo, and binomial questions were rather "O'level" kindda qns,
Heng ar, the relative velocity was rather straight forward ( Coz i thought it would be Level 99 super-duper fireball kinda qn)
Anyway, i chose Either ...For those who didnt take today's paper, mayb u can give it a shot....

v = 1+t-√(4t+9)
Find the acceleration of the particle when it is at rest.
Find an expression for displacement (t=0,s=0)

21. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
23
Tue
7:49pm

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EH YA I PICKED EITHER ALSO WE ARE FROM THE EITHER CLAN! PART 1 ans for it is 3/4

part 2 c is 4.5 yes?

22. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
23
Tue
7:50pm

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but i dun get question 10 part 1

the function x^2 + 2x + c blah blah blah and
f(x) >3 i dun get what topic this is but i juz guessed c is 5 due to the lata part of the question

23. Peter commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
23
Tue
9:04pm

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I've learnt never to check answers once you're out of the exam halls.

1. If it's wrong, you can't do a thing about it anyway, and you'd mope about getting it wrong.

2. if it's right, and your friends get it wrong, you'd feel guilty telling them they're wrong.

It's like getting a gadget. Don't check prices after you get it, or look for a newer model, because you will kick yourself for not getting the same thing at another place for \$10.00 less, or that the newer model now costs exactly the same thing as your gadget, and if you'd waited just 1 more week you'd have the new model instead of this obsolete one you have right now...

:p

24. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
23
Tue
9:24pm

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hmm depends since ur using an economic metaphor, hmm say if you buy stocks and you just bought and it's price drops. do you check on it's history and decide whether to sell or hold? same concept if you can take the results then being nostalgic may be beneficial if not then just look ahead onto the future but history is offered in schools for a reason..

25. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
24
Wed
1:34pm

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Now that Miss Loi has just came back from her long-overdue hair treatment session, it's time for E-Maths guys!

P.S. Kiroii, Miss Loi hasn't seen the full question but from latest intelligence from other members of your 'Either Clan' it appears that c is indeed 4.5 🙂

26. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
24
Wed
5:03pm

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ya i did check other forums n i got a feeling a1 is comin my way LOL

27. 123 commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
25
Thu
1:33am

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Yes, the ans was 4.5, but i was careless enough to put it as 27/6 ....*sob* (-1 for not simplifying)

28. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
25
Thu
3:09am

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erm 123 i dont think they'll mind from what i heard from my teachers, o lvl markers can be rather leinent..no worries ya?

29. 123 commented in tuition class

2007
Oct
25
Thu
6:26pm
30. wfactor commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
13
Tue
12:57am

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