Home tuition is the surest of ways of improving grades in
Singapore and I don't think I need to emphasize on the
importance of grades in Singapore. One typical classroom
size in a school here is about 40 pupils.
Forty is too many
With this number, there is no way the teacher can get the
full attention of all the students at all. You don't believe
me? Just try to talk to 40 people at one go. Your children
probably spend more time talking among themselves than
listening to the teachers anyway.
So am I saying that to provide the best chance of education
for your child, you should immediately get a tuition teacher
right now? Wrong!
In Singapore, Tuition is useful
How useful home tuition is totally depends on the tuition
teacher. It is extremely important to get the right tutor.
Some people pay a minimal fee and see results quickly; some
pay much more but is left exasperated after only a few
months into the tuition, others try to teach their children
themselves and end up beating the child. So what is the
secret? Read on and you might just get lucky.
Bad tuition agencies
There are numerous tuition agencies around in Singapore .
Many who have tried to employ a tutor through these agencies
end up shaking their heads in disgust. I have heard of many
tuition agencies that send male instead of female tutors to
teach dispite of an agreement before-hand, tuition teachers
that quit after a few lessons and tuition teachers that
scold the students all the time.
Good tuition agencies
For every bad experience some parents have, there are good
experiences too. The trick here is to find the correct
To find a good tuition agency, look for one that has is
established. They are more concerned with quality because
they have to build a brand name. How do you know if they are
They are usually registered and pay taxes, you will know
because they will have to send you the bill and invoice
They usually have professional looking website and not
some made with half hearted attempts.
Good tuition agencies keep track of their tutors
Try to look for an agency that keeps track of their tutors,
you'll know because they usually have feedback forms and