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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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Postby xhxie » Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:19 pm

clover18 wrote:Hi Xhxie

Thanks for the recommendation. Is yr son still attending maths hub? I went into the website and it seems they cover more iq-type topics rather than school curriculum. Is that right? Does the kid have to be an above average childto grasp the concepts?

Pls share yr feedback.


My son currently is not attending maths club but few of my friends' kids are attending now. so far their feedback is positive.

I believe most of their math courses are for competition purpose but they may have some courses cover the school curriculum as well. you can call them to find out more details. For their competition classes, they do have minimum requirement like school math result must be above 80 marks etc. I can not remember the exact requirements.

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Postby angeline123 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:06 am

For me I also feel that enrichment schools are better.

Private tutors will just get you to buy assesment books and do.

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Postby kiasiparent » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:20 pm

aggellim wrote:hi all parents , :roll:

My Ds1 P4
1 ) individual tuition - Math olympiad - 1 a week 2hrs > $40 per hrs
perpared for DSA . = $ 360 per month
2 ) individual tuition - Sci , Math , Eng - 3 times perweek 5hrs so one Month 20hrs time $ 35 = $ 700 per month + $ 360 = $ 1060

My Ds2 P1
1) individual tuition - Math , Eng - 3 times per week 5hrs so one m Month 20hrs time $ 35 = $ 700
2) individual tuition - Chi 1 a week 2hrs $ 35 per hrs = $ 280 per month
+ $ 700 = $980

( All current / Ex- School teachers )
Coz can learn more advanced techniques or knowledge !!! :lol: :lol:
I 've got 2 children and that comes up to $$$ 2040 per month !!
My God :roll: :lol: :roll:


Way too expensive to be spending so much on individual tuition.

You should sign up your child at a good olympiad teaching centre.Even the more prestigious tuition centre only charge about $40 for group tuition. (2hours) They have all the notes plus mock test plus past years papers provided. Plus all the students around will make your child want to work harder if your child is competitive.

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Postby clover18 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:05 am

Hi, i tend to agree that some enrichment centres could be a better option than tutor, in terms of costs as well as the resources to prepare the materials. Though i believe home tutors are a safe bet when you're limited by logistics constraints esp for working parents.

angelim, how does the tutor coach math olympiad? based on assessment books as well?

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Postby Joy » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:08 am

kiasiparent wrote:
aggellim wrote:hi all parents , :roll:

My Ds1 P4
1 ) individual tuition - Math olympiad - 1 a week 2hrs > $40 per hrs
perpared for DSA . = $ 360 per month
2 ) individual tuition - Sci , Math , Eng - 3 times perweek 5hrs so one Month 20hrs time $ 35 = $ 700 per month + $ 360 = $ 1060

My Ds2 P1
1) individual tuition - Math , Eng - 3 times per week 5hrs so one m Month 20hrs time $ 35 = $ 700
2) individual tuition - Chi 1 a week 2hrs $ 35 per hrs = $ 280 per month
+ $ 700 = $980

( All current / Ex- School teachers )
Coz can learn more advanced techniques or knowledge !!! :lol: :lol:
I 've got 2 children and that comes up to $$$ 2040 per month !!
My God :roll: :lol: :roll:


Hi

Care to share with me how this olympiad math helps in dsa/thanks

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Postby bitchymum » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:48 am

IsaIvamum wrote:
sleepy wrote:Do they enjoy reading? I attended a talk recently & the speaker emphasised a lot on reading

Have you tried assessment books?
I feel that comprehension is matter of practice

Compo not that easy to teach. Unless that tutor has proven track record in teaching compo, better to go for creative writing at enrichment centers


Yes, they love to read.. I bought those comprehension books and went thru' with him (my elder)... He can read .. and when I ask him what the passage talking about .. he can tell me .. However, when comes to question and answer ... somehow he cannot answer... or he could find the answer but do not know how to put in a proper sentence...


Hey, I have the same problem too .... sigh! My gal who is in P2 can score zero marks for written comprehension. But she can read very well and reads alots of story books.

I wonder does keep doing comprehension assessment will help her in her comprehension skill? SA1 is approaching and I am in panic mode :!:

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Totor to share

Postby edanson » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:45 pm

Enrichment or Tutor ?

It all voice down to your own child.

If your child is the attention seeking or those who cannot stay still for more than 5 minutes or those who are easily distracted, then individual tuition will be best. Else you may consider group tuition ( likely at homes ) or enrichment centre.

However, the teacher students ratio for enrichment centre is normally rather big either 1:10 or 1:20.

I have heard from some parents who sent their kids to this x-school teacher who specialise on Maths only. Her ratio is 1:4 or so and she is very skillful. Last year, there is this child who was P2 then, and the teacher feels that he is quite good and suggested coaching him on higher level. The mum agreed and that child scored full marks for SA2 last year and at that moment that teacher is already coaching that child materials of P3 level. The teacher is currently moving fast for him, coaching him P4 materials and preparing him for Gifted exam at no extra charge. Another parent who has a P6 child who is weak in problem sums and that teacher is guiding her more on word problems solving with model drawings . Her lessons are like 'Tailored to Measure' , depending on individual child .

She told me that the teacher charges $200 for every four lessons. If your child miss a lesson due to CCA or whatever reason, no fees will be deducted, which means your $200 will stretch for a longer period or you can arrange for makeup lesson. (Unlike enrichment centre, one will have to just forgo it, like my boy in Learning Lab - miss several lessons due to school matter.) Oh yes but one will need to pay $30 material fees which include assessment book, other school exam papers, etc.

My own boy is P6 Gifted program but I only put him in for English tuition at Learning Lab Gifted Program and another current school teacher ($400 for 4 lessons) for English Compo in my house. Feel that is rather expensive. But most enrichment centre does not cater for Gifted Program and I cant find any 'make to measure' tutor except one-to-one and Learning Lab.

Anyone knows of any specialise Good X-School English teacher or Current teacher offering 'tailor to measure' for English lesson and charging at reasonable price like the Maths teacher I mentioned. I am hoping to find one with small teacher-student ratio ( 1: 4 to 1:6) . Thanking you in advance.

Edason

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Re: Totor to share

Postby tweet » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:04 pm

edanson wrote:Enrichment or Tutor ?

It all voice down to your own child.

I have heard from some parents who sent their kids to this x-school teacher who specialise on Maths only. Her ratio is 1:4 or so and she is very skillful. Last year, there is this child who was P2 then, and the teacher feels that he is quite good and suggested coaching him on higher level. The mum agreed and that child scored full marks for SA2 last year and at that moment that teacher is already coaching that child materials of P3 level. The teacher is currently moving fast for him, coaching him P4 materials and preparing him for Gifted exam at no extra charge. Another parent who has a P6 child who is weak in problem sums and that teacher is guiding her more on word problems solving with model drawings . Her lessons are like 'Tailored to Measure' , depending on individual child .

She told me that the teacher charges $200 for every four lessons.

Edason


Hi Edason

can pm the maths tutor phone number.

Thanks
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Re: Tutor to share

Postby Joy » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:17 pm

edanson wrote:Enrichment or Tutor ?

It all voice down to your own child.

If your child is the attention seeking or those who cannot stay still for more than 5 minutes or those who are easily distracted, then individual tuition will be best. Else you may consider group tuition ( likely at homes ) or enrichment centre.

However, the teacher students ratio for enrichment centre is normally rather big either 1:10 or 1:20.

I have heard from some parents who sent their kids to this x-school teacher who specialise on Maths only. Her ratio is 1:4 or so and she is very skillful. Last year, there is this child who was P2 then, and the teacher feels that he is quite good and suggested coaching him on higher level. The mum agreed and that child scored full marks for SA2 last year and at that moment that teacher is already coaching that child materials of P3 level. The teacher is currently moving fast for him, coaching him P4 materials and preparing him for Gifted exam at no extra charge. Another parent who has a P6 child who is weak in problem sums and that teacher is guiding her more on word problems solving with model drawings . Her lessons are like 'Tailored to Measure' , depending on individual child .

She told me that the teacher charges $200 for every four lessons. If your child miss a lesson due to CCA or whatever reason, no fees will be deducted, which means your $200 will stretch for a longer period or you can arrange for makeup lesson. (Unlike enrichment centre, one will have to just forgo it, like my boy in Learning Lab - miss several lessons due to school matter.) Oh yes but one will need to pay $30 material fees which include assessment book, other school exam papers, etc.

My own boy is P6 Gifted program but I only put him in for English tuition at Learning Lab Gifted Program and another current school teacher ($400 for 4 lessons) for English Compo in my house. Feel that is rather expensive. But most enrichment centre does not cater for Gifted Program and I cant find any 'make to measure' tutor except one-to-one and Learning Lab.

Anyone knows of any specialise Good X-School English teacher or Current teacher offering 'tailor to measure' for English lesson and charging at reasonable price like the Maths teacher I mentioned. I am hoping to find one with small teacher-student ratio ( 1: 4 to 1:6) . Thanking you in advance.

Edason


Hi
I think 400 dollars for 4 lessons for creative writing alone is very expensive.I am also looking for a good english teacher just for creative writing but to no avail as most teachers want to teach everything in english, not just writing alone.

My girl loves to write but she is not exam based.If anyone has got good tutor to recommend, do let me know.Many thanks in advance...


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Postby clover18 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:32 pm

Hi Edason

Can you pass me the math tutor contact? I have been looking for a math tutor/class for my gal as well.

btw, erh....how does 'pm' work? how do i retrieve messages someone pm me?

Thanks!

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