Frequently Asked Questions

What mode of learning does ScienceShifu provide?

All courses at ScienceShifu are pre-recorded. There is no live teaching provided at ScienceShifu.

 

I saw the All-In-One “Eureka!” Program at Grade Solution Learning Centre. What is the difference between the premium courses offered at Scienceshifu and the Eureka!” Program from Grade Solution?

All the courses at ScienceShifu are pre-recorded.  There is no “live” teaching. There is no background noise from other students.

This is one-to-one coaching over the pre-recorded lesson videos.

In the pre-recorded courses at ScienceShifu, Your child must download the lesson notes, watch the lesson videos, fill in the blanks and practise the questions as told in the videos. At the end of each lesson, there are additional MCQs and/or assignments for your child to complete.

Your child simply sends an email of the completed assignments from the online course to our marking team. Our team of science specialists will provide your child with comprehensive and detailed feedback and ways to improve your child’s answer.

Your child can go straight to the practice questions in the online course.

 

When you sign up for the online pre-recorded courses at ScienceShifu, your child receives the following:

– Learn the science concepts anytime, anywhere – There are lots of recorded videos and lesson notes to learn and revise the science concepts and answering techniques. Your child can even go straight to the practice assignments.

– 24/7 homework helper – Simply take a picture of the question that your child is unsure of and Whatsapp our homework helpline. Our team of science specialists will reply within 1 day.

 – Detailed marking and feedback provided – Submit the scienceshifu assignments and our team of science specialists will mark and provide feedback for your child.

 

Click here for the list of pre-recorded courses >>> https://scienceshifu.com/all-courses/

 

The All-In-One “Eureka!’”Program at Grade Solution Learning Centre includes:

– Live Zoom Classes conducted by our passionate teachers

– 24/7 homework help

– Detailed marking and specific feedback

– EdaptIQ™, a smart digital assessment book that generates exam-based questions for your child to practise (available for P3 to P6 students only)

 

In the live Zoom classes, a teacher guides your child in the science concepts and answering techniques. We first explain the concepts followed by providing practice questions for your child. We then show how those science concepts and answering techniques are applied to the exam-based questions. There’s a lesson plan to follow each month.

EdaptIQ™ is a smart adaptive learning platform that can customise a personal learning journey for your child.
It is currently only available to students at the Grade Solution Learning Centre.

Features:

  • Adaptive learning algorithms to customise quizzes and practices to suit your child’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Data analytics for tracking progress and identifying learning gaps in your child
  • Spaced Repetition Learning algorithm for more effective self-paced practice and memory retention

 

Click on the link below to sign up for the All-In-One ‘Eureka!’ Program (we have classes from the primary to the secondary levels):

Click here for the primary level online class schedules >>> https://gradesolution.com.sg/online-zoom-classes/

Click here for the lower secondary level online class schedules >>> https://gradesolution.com.sg/online-zoom-classes-lower-secondary/

Click on the “Download Schedule” button to download the class schedules.

Next, click the “sign up now” button and select the respective class schedules.

 

ScienceShifu offers pre-recorded science courses. Grade Solution Learning Centre offers the All-In-One “Eureka!” Programs. Both companies are affiliated.  Andy (Founder of ScienceShifu.com) is teaching some of the live online classes at the Grade Solution Learning Centre.

 

For inquiries on the All-In-One ‘Eureka!’ Program, you can use any one of the following contacts:

​​Whatsapp: 8495 1120

Email: Gradesolution.sg@gmail.com

 

For inquiries on the pre-recorded courses at ScienceShifu, you can send an email to Hello@ScienceShifu.com

 

For the pre-recorded courses at Scienceshifu, if I am still confused after watching the video, what can we do?

You can type an email to us. Our science team will reply as soon as we can.

What do I have access to when I subscribe to monthly subscription pre-recorded courses at ScienceShifu?

– Lots of pre-recorded lesson videos (more lessons will be released when you remain subscribed each month).

– 24/7 homework help (Whatsapp Scienceshifu and our team of science specialists will help your child within a day).

– Detailed marking of Scienceshifu assignments.

Click here for the list of pre-recorded courses >>> https://scienceshifu.com/all-courses/

What can I expect when I sign up for the pre-recorded course at ScienceShifu?

ScienceShifu offers pre-recorded courses for your child. That means your child gets to master science concepts and answering techniques anytime!

This is one-to-one coaching over the pre-recorded lesson videos. There is no background noise from other students.

One batch of lessons is released every month.

Each batch consists of 3 to 4 lessons (some months have more lessons).

Each lesson contains explanation videos that are 20 to 40 minutes long.

MCQs and worksheets are provided at the end of the lesson.

(Some lessons have interesting science facts to boost your child’s appreciation of scientific concepts.)

Submit the completed worksheets to us for marking through email.

Our team of science specialists will provide detailed answers plus feedback for your child.

 

What will my child learn from each lesson at ScienceShifu?

Some tuition centres tell your child to memorise keywords to answer the science open-ended questions.

At ScienceShifu, we believe this is not good enough to do well in the science exams.

Instead, proper answering techniques are crucial to doing well for the science open-ended questions.

By having the proper answering techniques (scientific phrasing AND the scientific keywords), your child will have a much higher chance of achieving high marks in the science open-ended questions.

ScienceShifu provides the targeted practice so your child is keenly aware of the MUST-KNOW exam questions for each topic.

Targeted practice boosts your child’s ability to answer open-ended questions with the correct scientific explanations.

The online pre-recorded science courses at Scienceshifu place heavy emphasis on understanding the questions and applying the correct answering techniques.

When your child completes the pre-recorded course at ScienceShifu, your child will be equipped with ALL the must-know skills (skills to tackle experimental-based questions, real-life scenario questions, etc).

In each lesson, your child will learn:

– Must-know scientific concepts

– how scientific concepts are tested in the exams.

– Techniques to grasp the requirement of the question (spot the keywords or trends in the question and link to the correct science concept).

– how to apply the correct answering techniques so your child gets the correct scientific keywords AND the correct scientific explanation.

– Common mistakes past students have made so your child won’t repeat them.

– Targeted practice MCQs to train your child’s scientific thinking process.

– Targeted exam-based open-ended questions to train your child’s answering techniques.

Click here for the list of pre-recorded courses >>> https://scienceshifu.com/all-courses/

 

Can the online subscription courses at Scienceshifu allow my child to access specific lessons on a topic?

Yes! That is the purpose of online learning!

Each topic has multiple lessons.

Your child can go straight to that lesson within that topic to master specific concepts or simply practice the questions straight away!

Your child can view the lessons in whichever order (it is not recommended to do so when your child is viewing them for the first time).

Note: Your child can access lessons in any order once the batch of lessons is released.

 

My child wants to seek homework help. What are the contact details?

Contact details are sent to the registered email address (kindly register using the parent’s email address) when you sign your child up for the science premium course (monthly subscription) at ScienceShifu.

Alternatively, the contact details are found on the online pre-recorded course Main Page after you have subscribed to the pre-recorded course.

Keep a lookout for emails from AndyLing@scienceshifu.com for new lesson updates and billing matters.

To ensure you don’t miss any lesson updates, please ensure you have typed in the correct email address when registering with ScienceShifu.

(We recommend the parents’ email when signing up for the pre-recorded courses at ScienceShifu).

Some students send in the completed assignments using their own email.

To monitor your child’s homework submissions, you can guide your child to CC (carbon copy) you in every email.

 

Note: only the premium course subscription provides 24/7 homework help service and additional marking services.

The purchase of crash courses and/or Ebooks do not have access to the 24/7 homework help and marking services.

What are the differences between the crash courses, Ebooks, and the monthly premium science courses offered by ScienceShifu?

The crash courses provide in-depth explanations of a specific topic only. If your child is weak in a specific topic, the crash course is suitable for your child.

The Ebooks provide an overview of the must-know science knowledge tested. There are videos providing detailed explanations of the exam-based questions. If your child needs a recap of the science knowledge, the ebooks will be more suitable for your child.

You can purchase the crash course or Ebooks to gauge the suitability of online learning through the pre-recorded courses for your child.

The science premium course (a monthly subscription) provides lots of in-depth explanations. There are lots of targeted MCQs and practice worksheets for your child to do. The premium course covers all the must-know topics. We provide 24/7 homework help and marking services. This premium course is suitable for students who wish to prepare for the upcoming tests or exams in school.

 

Will the pre-recorded lessons at ScicenceShifu be “kept” there and my child can always revisit them and watch the videos over and over again?

Yes! Lesson videos will be there so long as you remain subscribed to the pre-recorded courses at ScienceShifu.

Your child can watch them again (no limit).

For the monthly subscription pre-recorded courses: Once you cancel your subscription, you will lose access to all the lesson videos and materials after the expiry date. All lessons will reset after the End-of-Year science exams each year.

For the crash courses and Ebooks with one-time payment: You will have permanent access to the lesson videos and materials inside. There is no expiry date.

Click here for the list of pre-recorded courses >>> https://scienceshifu.com/all-courses/

 

Why do I need to put my credit card number when the 7-day trial is free?

This is to ensure your child has seamless access to the online videos and materials when the 7-day free trial ends.

The first payment will be made after your 7-day free trial.

 

Does Scienceshifu keep records of my credit card number?

Scienceshifu does not keep any credit card numbers.

Scienceshifu has no access to your credit card.

 

I have issues signing up.

I created a ScienceShifu account but I could not access the course. What happened?

 

You will be seeing this page during your signup process:

Type in your details in the credit card section.

We only accept credit cards with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Once done, click submit.

Wait for the process to complete. (this will take around 15 seconds).

Once completed, you will be directed to a new webpage detailing the instructions to view the lessons.

You will also receive a welcome email providing the steps to access your course. Please check your Spam/junk folder.

I signed up the online course.
However, I could not see the online course in my account.

Log in to your ScienceShifu account by clicking here:

Login to your scienceshifu account

You will see the My-Account page.

 

Click on Subscriptions. Next, click on your online course.

 

Finally, click on the lesson your child wants to learn and watch the lessons right away!

Are your teaching methods effective?

 

Yes! So long as your child participates in the activities from each lesson, your child will master ALL the concepts from this online course.

Check out the testimonials from our customers:

Testimonials from scienceshifu Facebook page

 

Sounds good! How can I sign up?

 

1) You have created your scienceshifu account

– Log in to your scienceshifu account:

https://scienceshifu.com/login/

– Click on the courses menu and select the course you wish to subscribe.

– Click the “Sign Up Now” button.

– Fill in your details. (Please ensure your email address is correct. Scienceshifu will be sending lesson updates to your email address)

– Click the “Sign Up” button.

That’s it! Your child can start learning from the course right away!

 

2) You have not created your scienceshifu account

– Click on the courses menu and select the course you wish to subscribe.

– Click the “Sign Up Now” button.

– Fill in your details. (Please ensure your email address is correct. Scienceshifu will be sending lesson updates to your email address)

– Click the “Sign Up” button.

That’s it! Your child can start learning from the course right away!

 

My Child is not suitable for the Online Subscription Course. How can I Cancel the Course?

Log in to your ScienceShifu account,

On the “my-account” page, click on “Subscriptions“.

You will see the “Cancel link beside the course name. An example is shown below:

Click on the “cancel” link to cancel the online course.

Next, yYou will see the status of your subscription changed from “Enabled” to “Stopped”. An example is shown below:

That means you have successfully cancelled your subscription and no further action is needed.

 

I’ve Cancelled my Subscription Course. Why does the Active Status Show “Yes”?

When your Active status is “Yes”, that means you have access to the course lessons till the expiry date. Please see an example below:

*The subscriber cancelled on the 5th of October 2021 but has access to the course lessons till the 31st of October 2021.

 

Note: Once you’ve cancelled your subscription, you will lose access to all the lesson videos and materials after the expiry date.

You have to cancel the course at least 2 days before the next billing date to avoid any payment. Once cancelled, you will have access to the lesson materials and videos till the expiry date.

 

If the pre-recorded courses from ScienceShifu are not suitable for your child, you might want to enrol your child on the All-In-One ‘Eureka!’ Program:

(I am personally conducting some of the Zoom classes.)

 

Click on the links below to find out more about the P3, P4, P5, PSLE, Sec 1 and Sec 2 All-In-One ‘Eureka!’ Program:

 

Click on this link below for the online weekly Zoom lessons (Primary Levels):

https://gradesolution.com.sg/online-zoom-classes/

Next, click on the “sign up now” button and select the respective online live class schedules.

 

Click on this link below for the online weekly Zoom lessons (Lower Secondary Levels):

https://gradesolution.com.sg/online-zoom-classes-lower-secondary/

Next, click on the “sign up now” button and select the respective online live class schedules.

 

ScienceShifu offers pre-recorded science courses. Grade Solution Learning Centre offers the All-In-One “Eureka!” Programs. Both companies are affiliated.

 

My queries are not found here.

 

You can contact us via email:

Hello@scienceshifu.com