Secondary school. A significant and nostalgic period of time we all reminisce and look back to. It was a memorable era when we made most of our true and lifelong buddies when we were still discovering about ourselves, making mistakes along the way, and doing stuff that can be overlooked only because you were ‘still a teenager’. It is where we grow and nurture ourselves, become mature, and be prepared for what lies ahead – that could only get harder before we were thrown into a pool of adults and forced to fend for ourselves. Aside from inculcating our moral values and experiencing life lessons, it is also in secondary school where we take the nationwide GCE ‘O’ Level examinations, possibly the hardest, and also the most important exam we have to take in our lives. This determines our next pivotal phase of life, whether we enter a JC, Poly, or ITE.
Not only do students have to balance eight different subjects simultaneously, the difficulty level of the ‘O’ Level papers only increase each year, especially after the collaboration of Ministry of Education (MOE) with Cambridge started back in 2009. Due to intense competition, which causes a steep bell curve, there is a very little leeway of mistakes one can make in order to ensure that an A1 is secured, sometimes requiring 91 marks and above for papers like E-Math.
It is not a surprise that most of the students in secondary schools are looking for help as they are crumbling under all the stress from the high expectations everyone, especially their parents and teachers, has on them. Of course, a small minority of students are able to balance CCA, tuition, outside curriculum, and still get outstanding grades despite the very hectic schedule. But are you certain that every child is capable of that? What can you, as their parent, do to help your child relieve the slightest of their pressure and burden, and get ahead of the seemingly never-ending race that they are in?
Being specialised in secondary school tuition in Singapore, tutorplus tuition agency is the Number 1 trusted private tutor provider. We provide English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science tuition, you name it, we have it. tutorplus tuition agency has a great variety of tutors from all walks of life who are able to guide your child and help them achieve the best of their results – at home.
Why should you choose Private Secondary Tuition over Tuition Centres?
This is the most frequently asked question that we get. We understand this dilemma. Why spend a significantly higher amount of money just to let your child receive the ‘same’ tuition? Firstly, it is not the same. Private tuition is very different from tuition in tuition centres. In what way, you may ask? Well, in many different ways. How? Let’s explore the three reasons below:
1. Private tutors provide a higher level of attention and guidance compared to tutors in tuition centres
Having tuition in centres means that you have to fight for the attention of the one and only tutor in the room with 9 other students. Secondary students are capable of learning by themselves, what they really require is the in-depth guidance into the topic, not the mere recap of the whole topic done by most tutors in centre, especially when students already has a thorough understanding of the topic back in school. This will result in the student not learning anything from that lesson as he has to sit through the whole lesson waiting for the teacher to finish attending to the 9 other students, before answering the questions that the student already came with. Therefore, 1-to-1 home tuition is best suited for students who needs a tutor who is able to fully focus their attention on that student. The tutor will be able to increase their learning potential, teach them exam-based skills and knowledge, and lastly, tackle advanced exam questions, all of these which are rarely done in tutor centres
2. Private tutors are able to adjust their teaching speed and level of difficulty accordingly to the student
The pace of learning is much quicker in secondary schools. Students do not have any time to waste with so many subjects they have to master before the ‘O’ Levels. Therefore, without the need to consider slower learners in mass groups in tuition centres, private tutors are able to go as fast as your child’s needs in terms of syllabus coverage and teaching. As soon as they find out about their strengths and weaknesses, they are able to target the right areas, improving their weak areas, but also not neglecting their strengths. This will accelerate your child’s learning curve as they will be able to work on their mistakes quickly and efficiently. As a result, a lot of time is saved, ensuring that they have enough time to work on more stuff before the real thing, proving that 1-to-1 home tuition is the more effective form of tuition.
3. Our home tutors teach your child, not only in terms of academics
Research shows that a child’s learning potential peaks at the age of 12 to 16. Not only will our private tutor allow your child to open up their mind and widen their perspectives on things, discovering new and innovative ways of solving different questions, they will also challenge your child, helping them develop their critical thinking skills which will be important in their transition from a young adult to an adult in the future. Only through our home tutor will your child learn more about different learning methods, from which they can choose the best method suited for them, and at the same time, take away lifelong skills and lessons they can never learn from anywhere else.