Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]

What is different about The S.A.M Approach compared to other programs?
The S.A.M Approach to Mathematics combines the benefits of personalised training with the discipline of self-learning and self-discovery and is an amalgamation of Worksheets and Classroom based guidance. New concepts are introduced in incremental steps to make learning easier. During each session, our qualified S.A.M Trainer explains the new concepts and objective. Corrections from previous homework are also discussed and explained. Your child then reinforces and applies this knowledge on their own at home through our meticulously designed daily worksheets.

Can my child be disciplined enough to do daily homework?
Through positive encouragement, most children are able to adapt to the program quickly. It helps greatly if the Parents are equally involved in encouraging the homework habit. Children benefit greatly from devoting some time daily to thinking and self-learning. It shapes their learning behavior positively for the future.

What if my child has difficulty doing the homework?
Our Trainers will place your child at an appropriate level according to his/her ability. Since children display varying levels of aptitude/ability with different topics, your child may occasionally experience difficulties when doing their homework. It is best to reveal these difficulties to our qualified Trainer, rather than to ‘do the work’ for them. Our Trainer will revise the topic with your child and if necessary, repeat the topic.

What does the S.A.M Trainer do during the Classroom Experience?
During class, your S.A.M Trainer reviews all mistakes made from the previous weeks’ homework, explains the correct methods, and corrects the work to ensure that your child understands the source of their mistakes. The S.A.M Trainer then hands out a new set of worksheets, and explains the objective of the homework and the new concepts that your child will be learning during the week. This is the time when the Trainer bonds with and motivates your child to learn effectively. Often, Trainers will use props, games and learning tools to enhance the experiential learning experience. All SAM Trainers use the Problem Based Approach (PBL) and Concrete/Pictorial/Abstract Approach (CPA) in teaching students.

How does The S.A.M Approach to Mathematics benefit my child?
The S.A.M Approach inculcates discipline, responsibility and independent learning within your child. These are life’s skills and the same habits are likely to benefit your child in other school subjects as well. The once a week guidance provided by our Trainers gently steers your child in the right learning direction and provides encouragement and motivation, as they journey into the world of Mathematics. Most of all, whatever your child learns at S.A.M, you can be assured of its relevance to your child’s school maths curriculum and even to his future years as an aspiring adult. One is never too young to attain life’s skills and relevant knowledge, especially so when they are having fun doing it.