Tuition classes do not ensure students get excellent result in examinations, but by paying attention to what is taught by teachers in school classrooms will, said Natasha Mohd Izari, who scored 8As in her Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examination.
She regarded tuition classes as a waste of time and money.
“What is important is to have the initiative and desire to excel. Attending extra classes held in school and paying attention in class, as well as doing my own revision at home, are enough for me,” she said when met by Bernama after getting her PMR result at Sekolah Menengah Convent Bukit Nanas (CBN) yesterday.
Natasha, 15, also attributed her success to constant study. Her schoolmate, Nor Atikah Md Aris, 15, who also scored 8As, said students had their own technique of studying and hers was the “last-minute study”.
“I have no problem studying at the last minute. I also attended the extra classes held in school and also went for tuition classes,” she added.
N. Dharshana, 15, also from CBN, who scored 7As, said she prepared early for the PMR examination and paid attention in class.
Meanwhile, SMK Wangsa Melawati student, Azira Zulaikha, 15, said she was surprised to have scored 8As in the PMR as she did not fare well in the trial examination.
“However, the result of the trial examination prompted me to work harder,” she added.
Her schoolmate, Lee Jie Xie, 15, said that only through hardwork and determination could one excel.
“Even if there is a study time-table, but if we do not follow, it will be useless. Likewise, for those sent to tuition classes, if they are not interested to study, they gain nothing,” she added.
Adrian Ong Wei Shun, 15, from SMK Seksyen 5, Wangsa Maju, attributed his success to doing a lot of revision and exercises at home. He scored 7As.