It is like a competition to get the best grades and the highest test scores. It has become deep rooted into the culture to perform academically as if your life depended on it. Though we are new to Singapore, I have seen this in our own country too with a lot of stress and anxiety to get high SAT and other test scores to get into a good college. Now that my job has moved my wife, kids and I to Singapore, we were looking for the best in physics tuition to help out our son. He is strong in all the sciences except physics. His peer group pressure has him fretting over not doing well in physics.
I was happy to get an average or above average score on some tests when I was in school. Continue reading The Importance of Your Academic Resume