Education is the utmost priority for kids in Singapore. Though parents try to send their children to the best available schools, still every 4 out of some 5 parents have this tendency of sending their kids to tuition centres in Singapore. As per the estimate given by the Singapore government, some $1 billion is spent on the tuition by parents on annual, which indicates tuition centre a big business for Singapore.
Reasons why additional classes are required
So, the question comes as why should you send your kids to tuition centres? Aren’t schools giving utmost attention towards the education of the children? This makes us to justify the need for having tuition centres for kids. It is true that every child has different set of learning capabilities which makes one fast learner while others slow learner. Thus, parents with slow learner would want their kids to catch up and learn fast to keep pace with their other classmates on specific weaker subjects. Sometimes kids need extra time and attention as well because it is not possible for teacher to give maximum time to every student. Popular tuition subjects include primary maths tuition, primary science tuition centres and mandarin enrichment.
Private or public tuition?
There are certain private tuition centres or educational centres for kids. These institutions are also working parallel to schools and help kids especially those slow learners to get along with their peers. Institutes also have normal classroom environment with kids taking classes, but the strength of students remain less as compared to normal school routine.
There are some individuals who teach students in private capacity. They are like mobile tutors who are willing to work and move from one place to another. Normally these individuals are linked with tuition academies/agencies and people can contact these agencies to get connected with such tutors.
Plethora of enrichment classes available
Apart from educational classes, there are certain enrichment classes, which prepare students for extracurricular activities like drama, speech, music, art, dance, cooking and robotics.
So there always remains a question as whether to go for tuition centres or hire private tutors? It all depends upon your choice, money and convenience. Obviously for tutor your overall travel cost is compensated by the fee charged by the tutor, whereas for tuition centre you might end up paying slightly more.
Comparing and checking each option
In the presence of number of tuition centres in Singapore, parents are not sure as which tuition centre they should choose and which is the right one for their kdis. Keep in minds that any centre with more than 10 students is normally registered with Singapore Ministry of education. But you still need to see their registration confirmation before admitting your child. Apart from this, it is good to see the track record and results of such tuition centres to ensure they are not just money making centres rather imparting quality education to children. Never opt for any branded centre, they might just be making money waves, rather choose one which is imparting quality education for children. Also some tuition centres have very strict schedule and they never allow any make up classes in case you miss out any single class. Your child also have to be punctual and serious about fulfilling all the classes schedule and testing routines. They will be required to study in groups with different people and give their bests.
In case the tuition centre is far off from your place and child has to travel frequently, then it is wise to get your child admitted in some nearby hostel. This way he/she will be able to concentrate more on their study and would no longer worry about commuting long distance.