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Which is the better choice for supporting our children academically?

Private Tuition
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35%
Enrichment Programme
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Re: Private Tuition vs Group Tuition which more effective

Postby SarChar » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:55 pm

I used to prefer tuition centre. If your kids are idependent and smart, then tuition centre will work. Kids will get exposure to different types of materials and worksheets. But if your kid like DD1 needs more attention, small group home-based tuition works for her. We will be able to call the tutor directly when we want to know DD1's progress or if we have any question on Maths problem, we can text or call the home-based tutor. We cant do that with Tuition centre tutors, there is hardly any interaction at all.

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Re: Private Tuition vs Group Tuition which more effective

Postby verykiasumummy » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:20 pm

SarChar wrote:I used to prefer tuition centre. If your kids are idependent and smart, then tuition centre will work. Kids will get exposure to different types of materials and worksheets. But if your kid like DD1 needs more attention, small group home-based tuition works for her. We will be able to call the tutor directly when we want to know DD1's progress or if we have any question on Maths problem, we can text or call the home-based tutor. We cant do that with Tuition centre tutors, there is hardly any interaction at all.


i interact very much with the tuition center tutors too... i'm that kind that will ask them questions when i fetch my dc... like "how is she?", "do u think he improve?" that kind...

the tutor is very approachable and gives constructive feedback...

was at 1 of the center in bugis, wah the tutor everytime tell me "good", "ok", these feedback i dun feel constructive enough and so i withdraw not long after...

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Re: Private Tuition vs Group Tuition which more effective

Postby sunnymumsy » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:59 am

verykiasumummy wrote:
SarChar wrote:I used to prefer tuition centre. If your kids are idependent and smart, then tuition centre will work. Kids will get exposure to different types of materials and worksheets. But if your kid like DD1 needs more attention, small group home-based tuition works for her. We will be able to call the tutor directly when we want to know DD1's progress or if we have any question on Maths problem, we can text or call the home-based tutor. We cant do that with Tuition centre tutors, there is hardly any interaction at all.


i interact very much with the tuition center tutors too... i'm that kind that will ask them questions when i fetch my dc... like "how is she?", "do u think he improve?" that kind...

the tutor is very approachable and gives constructive feedback...

was at 1 of the center in bugis, wah the tutor everytime tell me "good", "ok", these feedback i dun feel constructive enough and so i withdraw not long after...


same thing for me... i am not shy to ask the teachers at the tuition centre how my kids are doing. thankfully, the teacher my kids are with is v nice. i can whatsapp her and she replies quite quickly. i like this type. commited to their work and you can get the feeling they genuinely care for my kid's wellbeing!

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Re: Group tuition or private?

Postby Bayyongcheng » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:20 pm

This is what i will recommend as a Maths/science specialist tutor.

Science -> Small or Big Group tuition (Understanding, concepts and explaining correctly)
Maths -> Mini group or private tuition (Deep understanding, interlinking topics, practising)

My honest opinion of getting a good private tutor is through word of mouth and unfortunately depends on your luck. As every child is unique, there is no guarantee that the tutor suits you.

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Re: Private Tuition vs Group Tuition which more effective

Postby SarChar » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:03 pm

sunnymumsy wrote:
verykiasumummy wrote:
SarChar wrote:I used to prefer tuition centre. If your kids are idependent and smart, then tuition centre will work. Kids will get exposure to different types of materials and worksheets. But if your kid like DD1 needs more attention, small group home-based tuition works for her. We will be able to call the tutor directly when we want to know DD1's progress or if we have any question on Maths problem, we can text or call the home-based tutor. We cant do that with Tuition centre tutors, there is hardly any interaction at all.


i interact very much with the tuition center tutors too... i'm that kind that will ask them questions when i fetch my dc... like "how is she?", "do u think he improve?" that kind...

the tutor is very approachable and gives constructive feedback...

was at 1 of the center in bugis, wah the tutor everytime tell me "good", "ok", these feedback i dun feel constructive enough and so i withdraw not long after...


same thing for me... i am not shy to ask the teachers at the tuition centre how my kids are doing. thankfully, the teacher my kids are with is v nice. i can whatsapp her and she replies quite quickly. i like this type. commited to their work and you can get the feeling they genuinely care for my kid's wellbeing!


Hi Hi!

These tuition centres - is it for Maths/Science subjects? Or Languages EL/CL? DD1 has tuition for EL/CL only. DH teaches her for Maths/Science himself.

So for languages, its a bit difficult to ask the teachers besides getting some feedbacks like "watch your tenses"etc.

Anyway, as I am only new to KSP last month, I am very motivated after reading so many posts. Next yr for P5, we will spend more time with DD1 coaching her :boogie: Hope she survives our boot camp !

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Re: Private Tuition vs Group Tuition which more effective

Postby weatherbee » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:59 pm

verykiasumummy wrote:
SarChar wrote:I used to prefer tuition centre. If your kids are idependent and smart, then tuition centre will work. Kids will get exposure to different types of materials and worksheets. But if your kid like DD1 needs more attention, small group home-based tuition works for her. We will be able to call the tutor directly when we want to know DD1's progress or if we have any question on Maths problem, we can text or call the home-based tutor. We cant do that with Tuition centre tutors, there is hardly any interaction at all.


i interact very much with the tuition center tutors too... i'm that kind that will ask them questions when i fetch my dc... like "how is she?", "do u think he improve?" that kind...

the tutor is very approachable and gives constructive feedback...

was at 1 of the center in bugis, wah the tutor everytime tell me "good", "ok", these feedback i dun feel constructive enough and so i withdraw not long after...


Haha. Then what feedback do you think is constructive?

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Re: Private Tuition vs Group Tuition which more effective

Postby verykiasumummy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:59 pm

weatherbee wrote:
verykiasumummy wrote:
SarChar wrote:I used to prefer tuition centre. If your kids are idependent and smart, then tuition centre will work. Kids will get exposure to different types of materials and worksheets. But if your kid like DD1 needs more attention, small group home-based tuition works for her. We will be able to call the tutor directly when we want to know DD1's progress or if we have any question on Maths problem, we can text or call the home-based tutor. We cant do that with Tuition centre tutors, there is hardly any interaction at all.


i interact very much with the tuition center tutors too... i'm that kind that will ask them questions when i fetch my dc... like "how is she?", "do u think he improve?" that kind...

the tutor is very approachable and gives constructive feedback...

was at 1 of the center in bugis, wah the tutor everytime tell me "good", "ok", these feedback i dun feel constructive enough and so i withdraw not long after...


Haha. Then what feedback do you think is constructive?


many parents can answer that straight...

this tutor of my dd and ds will tell me exactly what they are missing in that lesson.

eg "dd could not spell many words in her editing just now, pls get her to go thru the editing list."

another eg : "ds was taught the guess and check method but i've revised the assumption method with them for 3 lessons, pls get them to do more practice at home."

these kind of constructive feedback will direct us parents to do corrective practice for them at home.. not comments like "he is good", "she is ok", "he is forgetful", "she is careless".

pls tell me which kid is not careless or forgetful? :stupid: :stupid:

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Re: Private Tuition vs Group Tuition which more effective

Postby verykiasumummy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:11 pm

SarChar wrote:
sunnymumsy wrote:
verykiasumummy wrote:
i interact very much with the tuition center tutors too... i'm that kind that will ask them questions when i fetch my dc... like "how is she?", "do u think he improve?" that kind...

the tutor is very approachable and gives constructive feedback...

was at 1 of the center in bugis, wah the tutor everytime tell me "good", "ok", these feedback i dun feel constructive enough and so i withdraw not long after...


same thing for me... i am not shy to ask the teachers at the tuition centre how my kids are doing. thankfully, the teacher my kids are with is v nice. i can whatsapp her and she replies quite quickly. i like this type. commited to their work and you can get the feeling they genuinely care for my kid's wellbeing!


Hi Hi!

These tuition centres - is it for Maths/Science subjects? Or Languages EL/CL? DD1 has tuition for EL/CL only. DH teaches her for Maths/Science himself.

So for languages, its a bit difficult to ask the teachers besides getting some feedbacks like "watch your tenses"etc.

Anyway, as I am only new to KSP last month, I am very motivated after reading so many posts. Next yr for P5, we will spend more time with DD1 coaching her :boogie: Hope she survives our boot camp !


most tuition centres offers all subjects right?? not talking about those specialised ones...

the centre that i'm with offers all pri subjects..

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Re: Private Tuition vs Group Tuition which more effective

Postby janet88 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:12 pm

Is it possible to give constructive feedback for group tuition?
I doubt it is possible bcos scenario is similar to classroom setting.
That was the reason why I had to withdraw my son from tuition centre.
Honestly, my son was also very weak in his Math. That was why I had to get 1-1 for his Math & Chinese. Tuition centre was not able to give him that necessary attention.

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Re: Private Tuition vs Group Tuition which more effective

Postby verykiasumummy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:13 pm

sunnymumsy wrote:
verykiasumummy wrote:
SarChar wrote:I used to prefer tuition centre. If your kids are idependent and smart, then tuition centre will work. Kids will get exposure to different types of materials and worksheets. But if your kid like DD1 needs more attention, small group home-based tuition works for her. We will be able to call the tutor directly when we want to know DD1's progress or if we have any question on Maths problem, we can text or call the home-based tutor. We cant do that with Tuition centre tutors, there is hardly any interaction at all.


i interact very much with the tuition center tutors too... i'm that kind that will ask them questions when i fetch my dc... like "how is she?", "do u think he improve?" that kind...

the tutor is very approachable and gives constructive feedback...

was at 1 of the center in bugis, wah the tutor everytime tell me "good", "ok", these feedback i dun feel constructive enough and so i withdraw not long after...


same thing for me... i am not shy to ask the teachers at the tuition centre how my kids are doing. thankfully, the teacher my kids are with is v nice. i can whatsapp her and she replies quite quickly. i like this type. commited to their work and you can get the feeling they genuinely care for my kid's wellbeing!


a little different on my end, the tutor may not pick up calls or reply my sms too quickly, especially when she is having lessons.. but most of the time, she will be having lessons so she told me that she can only answer my calls after 10pm.. which i agree with her as i wouldnt want her to be busy answering calls and leaves the class.

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