All About Finding & Evaluating Tuition Centres/Agencies

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koli
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All About Finding & Evaluating Tuition Centres/Agencies

Post by koli » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:22 pm

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Hi everyone, i m new in Kiasu parents forum. I m a current school teacher and i am resigning soon to start my own tuition centre.
I hope to get feedback from parents here on what parents first look for before they shortlist a tuition centre for their kids?
(Quality of teaching?/Quality of workksheets?/Fee? etc...)
Thanks for your contribution

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Re: What parents look for before they shortlist a tuition ce

Post by jedamum » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:43 am

1. location of centre (accessibility)
2. brand/referral equates track-records
3. quality of materials
4. quality of teaching
5. fees
6. timing
7. student/teacher ratio
8. how teachers/admin staff interacts/works with students/parents
9. flexibility (arrangement of make-up classes etc)
10. environment of class (is classroom too small; stuffy etc; is it conducive)

did i miss out anything? :sweat:

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Re: What parents look for before they shortlist a tuition ce

Post by Champion » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:45 am

jedamum wrote:1. location of centre (accessibility)
2. brand/referral equates track-records
3. quality of materials
4. quality of teaching
5. fees
6. timing
7. student/teacher ratio
8. how teachers/admin staff interacts/works with students/parents
9. flexibility (arrangement of make-up classes etc)
10. environment of class (is classroom too small; stuffy etc; is it conducive)

did i miss out anything? :sweat:


11. recommendation and/or referral from KSP FORUM PARENTS! :wink: :wink:

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Re: What parents look for before they shortlist a tuition ce

Post by koli » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:19 pm

Wha... thanks for the feedback. so useful...
will seriously take all the points into consideration.
currently trying to collaborate with publisher to come out with good worksheets for the centre.
Setting up my website and i will come back for promotion soon..
Thanks!

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Re: What parents look for before they shortlist a tuition ce

Post by sleepy » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:17 pm

Champion wrote:
jedamum wrote:1. location of centre (accessibility)
2. brand/referral equates track-records
3. quality of materials
4. quality of teaching
5. fees
6. timing
7. student/teacher ratio
8. how teachers/admin staff interacts/works with students/parents
9. flexibility (arrangement of make-up classes etc)
10. environment of class (is classroom too small; stuffy etc; is it conducive)

did i miss out anything? :sweat:


11. recommendation and/or referral from KSP FORUM PARENTS! :wink: :wink:



12. How can the center improve specific weakness


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Re: What parents look for before they shortlist a tuition ce

Post by sleepy » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:20 pm

Fees played an important role in terms of setting expectation.
If a center is charging high fees, parents would expect improvement, fast :evil:

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Re: What parents look for before they shortlist a tuition ce

Post by pojo » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:28 pm

What are the typical fees that tuition centres charge?
I guess it somewhat depends on the teacher/student ratio?
How much is considered expensive?

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Re: What parents look for before they shortlist a tuition ce

Post by koli » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:29 pm

Thank you for all your valuable feedback.

If the centre were to employ only MOE trained and qualified teachers to teach with a small class room size of NOT MORE than 10 pupils per class and the teaching materials used are from a reputable publisher.
Do you think the following fees charged are reasonable?
P1-P2 - $80-$90 per subject
P3-P4 - $$90-$95 per cubject
P5-P6 - $95-$100 per subject

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Re: What parents look for before they shortlist a tuition ce

Post by sleepy » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:51 pm

koli wrote:the teaching materials used are from a reputable publisher.



Just curious, what do you mean by reputable publisher?

Meaning books are available in popular?

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Re: What parents look for before they shortlist a tuition ce

Post by pojo » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:59 pm

koli wrote:Thank you for all your valuable feedback.

If the centre were to employ only MOE trained and qualified teachers to teach with a small class room size of NOT MORE than 10 pupils per class and the teaching materials used are from a reputable publisher.
Do you think the following fees charged are reasonable?
P1-P2 - $80-$90 per subject
P3-P4 - $$90-$95 per cubject
P5-P6 - $95-$100 per subject


What is the duration per week for the stated monthly fee?

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