Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by Mrs Ang » Mon May 21, 2018 4:18 pm

Need help!

I understand the importance of doing daily revision after Chinese Tuition class. But my DC turned off whenever I tried. DC dislike Chinese since mid P2 and currently in P3. Any solution or I should switch to home tuition?

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by Mrs Ang » Mon May 21, 2018 4:18 pm

Need help!

I understand the importance of doing daily revision after Chinese Tuition class. But my DC turned off whenever I tried. DC dislike Chinese since mid P2 and currently in P3. Any solution or I should switch to home tuition?

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by my_melody92 » Mon May 21, 2018 7:24 pm

Had PM u. Will await your comments pls. Tks.

Had mentioned the 2 locations as they are the loc in the east.
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my_melody92 wrote:... comparison between Wang LC and HCL (happy chinese learning) centre?... Specially the WLC@Eastgate n HCL@Katong V....
Hi my_melody, not Eastgate versus Katong, but curriculum/tutor, if you can be more specific which aspects, I can pm you.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by Estéema » Mon May 21, 2018 7:51 pm

Don't do all 听写 at one shot. Break it down to bite size. I did that & it gave kids confidence.

Once they return fr tuition, I do 3 听写 words & once they achieved 3, do next 3 ano day. Each time they achieved, celebrate to let them know they're so capable. Before next tuition, they're ready for class. I do immediate revision coz weekdays may be loaded with hmwk esp P5 onwards. When DC keep getting >90% both at 汪老師 & in school, there's no turning back. DC will ensure after tuition he'll learn his first three same day. Hee, Hee, ....

To be honest, at lower Pri, DC used to make lots of excuses when it's Chinese work. I noticed he's always quickly down with Eng, Math or Sc hmwk, the latter two being his favourite sibjs.

Stay positive & encouraging esp Chinese bcoz our Spore kids do not hv good foundation. But when parents are positive & encouraging, at P3 shld pick up your positive vibe. My child started at 汪老師 only fr P5.

Don't give up. 加油!!! 加油!!!

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by sky minecrafter » Wed May 23, 2018 8:50 am

Mrs Ang wrote:... daily revision after Chinese Tuition class. But my DC turned off whenever I tried. DC dislike Chinese since mid P2 and currently in P3. Any solution or I should switch to home tuition?
Hello Mrs Ang, I'd think group tuition (under a strict tutor) works better for reluctant learners - they can't get away by throwing tantrums. Did you manage to get a place with WLC?


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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by Estéema » Wed May 23, 2018 9:24 am

sky minecrafter wrote:
Mrs Ang wrote:... daily revision after Chinese Tuition class. But my DC turned off whenever I tried. DC dislike Chinese since mid P2 and currently in P3. Any solution or I should switch to home tuition?
Hello Mrs Ang, I'd think group tuition (under a strict tutor) works better for reluctant learners - they can't get away by throwing tantrums. Did you manage to get a place with WLC?
Absolutely agree with SM. Strictness and firmness in guiding the young & undirected ones. I often find parents too soft, too loving & giving in too fast & easily.

Being firm in directing them is a sensible form of love, just as we wld say a child having cough shld not be given ice-cream even if he throws tantrums, so Parents shld dutifully guide young children to acquire the discipline to mindfully work on their studies, then reward them with playful (healthy bike ride, swimming, Lego play, etc). Don't 'reward' them with anymore screen activities as these hv proven to distract & weaken their desire to read & learn.

Kids are very smart these days & will pull fast ones on parents - throw tantrums to embarrass parents, excuses for washroom/hunger/sleepiness and anything to avoid studying esp for Chinese language (for some it's the Math coz no inclination for it), give excuses that tutor/tuition centre not good, etc. S'times they pretend to work on it super-fast so they 'earn' their playtime, but not doing a proper job. These calls for opportunities for parents to correct the child & not stay at sideline helpless, not correcting, manipulated & hijacked by your own kids fr your role as a parent.

For me, studying is not just getting good scores, but my journey with my own kids have reaffirmed that it is the whole journey & learning process that is impt. Learning discipline, learning not to find excuses, learning perseverance, learning to bounce back fr failure, learning the excitement & value of working hard & the sense of achievement & self-confidence that it brings when the child succeeds smal steps that'll encourage them into bigger tasks.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by lee_yl » Wed May 23, 2018 9:56 am

Mrs Ang wrote:Need help!

I understand the importance of doing daily revision after Chinese Tuition class. But my DC turned off whenever I tried. DC dislike Chinese since mid P2 and currently in P3. Any solution or I should switch to home tuition?
Already tried for almost a year and still dislike Chinese (at Wang)? Then I suggest you leave this centre and look for another one.

Wang may be good but it doesn’t mean it is suitable for everyone. Wanted to send my DD2 there to try it out but she told me 3 of her gep classmates left Wang shortly after they joined. They all told her not to go, thus, my girl was brainwashed into not even trying and those few who left are now happily settled in other CL tuition centres.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by laughingcat » Wed May 23, 2018 12:11 pm

lee_yl wrote:
Mrs Ang wrote:Need help!

I understand the importance of doing daily revision after Chinese Tuition class. But my DC turned off whenever I tried. DC dislike Chinese since mid P2 and currently in P3. Any solution or I should switch to home tuition?
Already tried for almost a year and still dislike Chinese (at Wang)? Then I suggest you leave this centre and look for another one.

Wang may be good but it doesn’t mean it is suitable for everyone. Wanted to send my DD2 there to try it out but she told me 3 of her gep classmates left Wang shortly after they joined. They all told her not to go, thus, my girl was brainwashed into not even trying and those few who left are now happily settled in other CL tuition centres.
My goodness.....after trying for 1 year and still don't like? I agreed with lee_yl. Not one single tuition fits for all. But I suggest that Mrs Ang that you don't let your child knows that "because he doesn't like Wang and so leave Wang". Instead tell your DC that you have found something even better and you know your DC will like it. That kind of mental game. Give your DC some positive idea. I suggest group tuition for your DC. If your DC sees other kids like to go to the Chinese tuition class, your DC may even believes it. As a parent, we all want our DC not to hate Chinese subject. Don't even start on that.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by sean wife » Wed May 23, 2018 2:13 pm

lee_yl wrote:
Mrs Ang wrote:Need help!

I understand the importance of doing daily revision after Chinese Tuition class. But my DC turned off whenever I tried. DC dislike Chinese since mid P2 and currently in P3. Any solution or I should switch to home tuition?
Already tried for almost a year and still dislike Chinese (at Wang)? Then I suggest you leave this centre and look for another one.

Wang may be good but it doesn’t mean it is suitable for everyone. Wanted to send my DD2 there to try it out but she told me 3 of her gep classmates left Wang shortly after they joined. They all told her not to go, thus, my girl was brainwashed into not even trying and those few who left are now happily settled in other CL tuition centres.
Can share what's the reason your DD2's classmates left Wang? Were they taking HCL in their school, and find Wang not useful to improve their school results? I agree that for zuowen, some kids may not like the way that Wang is teaching which is basically proviing guidance up to 70-80%. Thus the zuowen written by different students look very similar to one another. For parents whose kids like to have more free hand for zuowen writing, perhaps can consider centres like busybees or hua cheng.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by lee_yl » Wed May 23, 2018 5:55 pm

sean wife wrote:
lee_yl wrote:
Mrs Ang wrote:Need help!

I understand the importance of doing daily revision after Chinese Tuition class. But my DC turned off whenever I tried. DC dislike Chinese since mid P2 and currently in P3. Any solution or I should switch to home tuition?
Already tried for almost a year and still dislike Chinese (at Wang)? Then I suggest you leave this centre and look for another one.

Wang may be good but it doesn’t mean it is suitable for everyone. Wanted to send my DD2 there to try it out but she told me 3 of her gep classmates left Wang shortly after they joined. They all told her not to go, thus, my girl was brainwashed into not even trying and those few who left are now happily settled in other CL tuition centres.
Can share what's the reason your DD2's classmates left Wang? Were they taking HCL in their school, and find Wang not useful to improve their school results? I agree that for zuowen, some kids may not like the way that Wang is teaching which is basically proviing guidance up to 70-80%. Thus the zuowen written by different students look very similar to one another. For parents whose kids like to have more free hand for zuowen writing, perhaps can consider centres like busybees or hua cheng.
2 of them taking HCL, 1 taking CL. One of them shared that the 3-hour course cramped too much together and before time up, she actually shut off already. Told my girl she didn’t absorb much from each lesson.

Another shared that the lesson was too stressful cos a lot of homework from Wang and as you may be aware, there’s also a lot of homework from gep, so this girl detested going to Wang.

One of them subsequently switched to Busybee, she felt so happy cos no homework. :laugh: The other two did not reveal which Chinese enrichment centres they switched to.

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