All About Finding & Evaluating Tuition Centres/Agencies

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Re: What's Your Criteria When Choosing a Tuition Centre??

Post by kitty2 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:54 am

AceTutors123 wrote:
PaynPaydad wrote:I have a child gg to P1.

To me location does not matter.
The most important thing is good materials and qualified teachers.

Do update your thread when you set up yr ctr :)

Good luck

Thanks PaynPaydad, will bear in mind to post! Shall extend discount to you too if you want to enroll, so you need not keep paying and paying so much :lol:

By Qualified teachers do you have any requirements in particular, like being an Ex MOE teacher?

I find that teachers who are dedicated,patient and has passion to teach will one of the criteria.The centre also must have their own materials and not just phto copy work sheets from assessment books.Some centres just phto copy the work sheets from assessment books and they don't provide notes too.

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Re: What's Your Criteria When Choosing a Tuition Centre??

Post by Imami » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:22 pm

- location
- price
- teachers
- management of the ctr
- flexibility in chaining schedules or make up lesson policy
- materials
- notes for parents/ review of child's progression or weakness

All the above are impt to me but each on its own may not have enough weightage to make/change my decision to sign up/ continue/ terminate the lessons. And they are not listed in terms of priority ( I just type whatever that comes into my mind).

The most impt to me is probably how well the teacher can connect to my child, whether my child grab what the teacher is saying.
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Re: What's Your Criteria When Choosing a Tuition Centre??

Post by KSP » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:24 pm

i) standard must be suitable for my child
ii) quality of teacher
iii) materials

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Re: All About Finding & Evaluating Tuition Centres/Agencies

Post by jusfunsg » Fri May 10, 2013 10:10 pm

Is a tuition centre (for group tuition) better or tutor who go to your house better?

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Re: All About Finding & Evaluating Tuition Centres/Agencies

Post by joyin » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:27 pm

Hi i would like to engage a home tutor for my P1 child however there is too many agencies not sure which is good etc. Anyone has any good recommendation?

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Agency experiences

Post by Tutormatching » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:38 pm

I am trying to find out more about the experience of parents in hiring tutors through agencies/friends in order to improve it.
What annoys you the most throughout the process of searching for and hiring a private tutor?

Please share any bad/good experiences =)

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Re: All About Finding & Evaluating Tuition Centres/Agencies

Post by zbear » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:04 pm

What annoys me most is that the agency will paint such a good pix of tutor - in terms of experience, blah, blah but never tell me that the tutor has attitude problem.

Tuition agencies are like maid agencies - out to make easy $$$ from parents.

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Re: All About Finding & Evaluating Tuition Centres/Agencies

Post by janet88 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:10 pm

tuition agencies may not be aware of tutors having attitude problems.
tutors may paint themselves to be very professional to get a client, giving the impression they are reliable and good with kids. it's scary but no choice because parents may not have the time to ferry kids to centres.
wanted to send my kids to british council but the timings available doesn't fit their schedule...besides, I am not sure if daughter can fit into class setting as she is academically slow.

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Re: Recommendations for PSLE tuition centre

Post by popy » Mon May 05, 2014 7:41 pm

hi pls anybody do u have any idea about isun education in goldhill plaza?

can anybody give me any idea is there any tuition center for PSLE english. can jump B to A*.

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Re: All About Finding & Evaluating Tuition Centres/Agencies

Post by mummyxoxo » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:50 pm

My dd is old and mature enough to tell me whether a tutor is effective in teaching. After so many years, I will say my dd's tutor is up to standard :)

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