Get Off that IPad !

Get off the IPAD ! Then the tantrum starts. We’ve all been there. It’s not good for you, we said 15 minutes and you’ve been on it for nearly an hour ! Do your homework, get off social media ! But Mommy I want baby shark, daddy I want peppa pig… Tech has overrun us, and we are trying our … Read More

Give me that A* !!!

Some students may achieve B+’s and 85% grades, which sounds great but.. how do we get them to a 100% score ? Scoring 85% is already excellent so you may feel it is ‘good enough’. Is it sufficient to get into the top set at school, or be part of the math team, or even get into the honors or … Read More

Olympiads, a gateway to Ivy League ?

Mathemagic Olympiads article

Do Olympiads help students apply to the top Universities ?     Ivy league applications require extensive proof of extra curricular achievements, leadership, heartfelt personal statements, and a little extra. So how can we prove our child is academically ‘twice exceptional’ besides from near perfect grades, honors classes, AP, higher level IB courses or choosing 10+ A levels ? How … Read More

Our Top 4 SAT tips

The school year is taking off which means students will get quite busy with homework and school projects. For those who want to rush through SAT preparation like a hundred-yard dash, this means less time to study for the test. Understanding SAT prep is like a marathon is the key to succeeding in the exam. Try the following 4 great … Read More

Mark Zuckerberg hopes to cure all diseases by 2100, is it realistic ?

‘Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged $3bn (£2.3bn) to fund medical research over the next decade. At a press conference in San Francisco, they said their ultimate goal was to “cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century’ http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37435425 So…is this feasible ? When we address the issue of diseases, primary … Read More

5 reasons why your child should draw

Your child is smearing a blend of vibrant colors on a sheet of white paper. How do we know what it means ? How is this a sign of early cognitive ability ? Your child often doesn’t have a definitive idea on the end product. In some ways he/she understands that it is more about the process than anything else. … Read More