How much do you spend on the kids' tuition/enrichments?

With rising costs and increased learning needs, financing our children's education is no longer a simple walk in the park. Discuss with other parents about how they are managing their finances to cope with their expenses.

How much do you spend monthly on the kids' tuition/enrichments?

(A) less than $100
4
6%
(B) $100-$250
10
15%
(C) $251-$500
11
17%
(D) $501 & above
40
62%
 
Total votes : 65

Amount you spend on your child's enrichment mthly?

Postby Working_Kiasu_Mum » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:16 pm

Anyone here spending as much as me or more?

My P1 boy attends

(Mon) Maths Livecube est. $100
(Thu) Chinese Tuition $150
(Sat) Swimming est. $60
(Sat) Jiang Lao Shi Chinese est. $200
(Sun) Piano $120

est. $ spent on enrichment mthly $630 excluding enrichment taking in Pri sch

Is this too much?

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Postby bigmac » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:53 pm

My P3 dd:

piano $125/mth
Abacus $60/mth

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Postby redrose » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:11 pm

My P3 girl

piano 145
maths 300
science 200
chinese 140 + 300
english 200

Excluding swimming. This is the minimum.

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Postby sleepy » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:16 pm

My N2 girl $800 per month (incl $200 kindy)

My K2 girl $320 per month

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Postby Working_Kiasu_Mum » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:26 pm

Dear Redrose,

you are spending quite a sum on your gal, she must be quite busy for the whole week. Such a sum must be affordable in such a crisis.

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Postby redrose » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:28 am

Hi Working Kiasu mum

I am Kia su. Ha ha> But My daugher top in class & school for last 2 yrs. Hope it will maintain these results top 5 in school is all I'm asking for. Not Asking hoping in my heart. Dare not ask. Do not want to stress her. I always tell her Do yr best. TRY every questions do not leave blank.

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Postby EN » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:52 pm

Here is what I spend on dd pre-school & now excluding kindergarten fees

Pre-school
English - $160

Primary school
English - $160
Science tuition - $160

Here is what I spend on ds pre-school & now.

Pre-school
$0

Primary school
English - $160 (cause his sister says the class is fun & he must join in otherwise $0)

So totally unkiasu right? But will add more for swimming class.

Sleepy, what's the breakdown in the cost?

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Postby Working_Kiasu_Mum » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:09 am

redrose wrote:Hi Working Kiasu mum

I am Kia su. Ha ha> But My daugher top in class & school for last 2 yrs. Hope it will maintain these results top 5 in school is all I'm asking for. Not Asking hoping in my heart. Dare not ask. Do not want to stress her. I always tell her Do yr best. TRY every questions do not leave blank.


so that's the result of kiasu-ness. I guess I am like that too. So do you still go through her work with her every night? or just let the centres do their job?

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Postby MMM » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:23 am

Redrose,

Can you share where your kids are gg to for enrichment classes? Just want to get a feel on the schools to attend to sustain top 5 in school.

My girl was no.6 in class but ended up 111/ 330 in school..... I am hoping to improve her std result next year.

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Postby heutistmeintag » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:44 pm

redrose wrote:My P3 girl

piano 145
maths 300
science 200
chinese 140 + 300
english 200

Excluding swimming. This is the minimum.


Hi Redrose
Just curious what does "chinese 140 + 300" cover? I presume the rest refer to personal tuitor on 1-1 basis?

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