Parent pays nearly $6,000 a month in tuition fees

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Parent pays nearly $6,000 a month in tuition fees

Postby Daddy D » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:50 pm

http://www.edvantage.com.sg/edvantage/n ... _fees.html

"Her son is a straight A student in a top boys' school here yet this mother spends $5,800 a month on his tuition....
To top it off, she pays people to do her son's homework when he can't cope with the combination of school and tuition assignments.
She pays $200 per hour if they have to swing by before midnight and $250 an hour when it's later..."

Something is seriously wrong here... :yikes:

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Re: Parent pays nearly $6,000 a month in tuition fees

Postby Oppsgal » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:58 pm

Daddy D wrote:http://www.edvantage.com.sg/edvantage/news/news/983628/Parent_pays_nearly_6_000_a_month_in_tuition_fees.html

"Her son is a straight A student in a top boys' school here yet this mother spends $5,800 a month on his tuition....
To top it off, she pays people to do her son's homework when he can't cope with the combination of school and tuition assignments.
She pays $200 per hour if they have to swing by before midnight and $250 an hour when it's later..."

Something is seriously wrong here... :yikes:

:? :? :?

Too much homework still tuition? Then still got to pay money for people do homework? :moneyflies: :skeptical:

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Re: Parent pays nearly $6,000 a month in tuition fees

Postby Belle2011 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:04 pm

The power of $$ :D

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Re: Parent pays nearly $6,000 a month in tuition fees

Postby Chikadilly » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:22 pm

Uber kiasu award to these nut job parents!

Very sorry for the kids though.
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Re: Parent pays nearly $6,000 a month in tuition fees

Postby sleepy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:24 pm

Daddy D wrote:She pays $200 per hour if they have to swing by before midnight and $250 an hour when it's later..."



Hey, I'm available for this part time job :evil:

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Re: Parent pays nearly $6,000 a month in tuition fees

Postby Mawar » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:39 pm

I do feel sorry for the boy. Bet his grades never suffered enough for him to experience setbacks, and bet he never had the chance to prove to himself.

Maybe I am old school but I feel that setbacks and recovery is necessary in a child's road to self discovery. If parents pave the road and preempt every obstacle along the way, they are likely doing a disservice and even cripple the child psychologically.

Wonder if he boy, in his heart of hearts, ever doubted his own academic ability, and if he stood proud and tall when he received his good grades.

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Re: Parent pays nearly $6,000 a month in tuition fees

Postby violin_lover » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:42 pm

$200 an hour. That's the same rate as me :-P But I charge that for consultancy :-)

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Re: Parent pays nearly $6,000 a month in tuition fees

Postby isetan » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:43 pm

$6000 a month is equivalent to a middle income earner. Or equivalent to $1500/subject. That's scary!

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Re: Parent pays nearly $6,000 a month in tuition fees

Postby starlight1968sg » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:45 pm

isetan wrote:$6000 a month is equivalent to a middle income earner. Or equivalent to $1500/subject. That's scary!

Look, some people earn $200 per hour and not per day :lol:

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Re: Parent pays nearly $6,000 a month in tuition fees

Postby Laura02 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:47 pm

You are soo right, Mawar.
I followed the article and read about the narcissism epidemic in USA. It's so true. Parenting is about balancing between extremes - and teaching our children to take a balanced view of life. What values are these parents passing on?

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