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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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65%
 
Total votes : 106

Re: Group tuition or private?

Postby DaddysLove » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:45 pm

janet_lee88 wrote:
DaddysLove wrote:I prefer group as they will learn more from other students.

It really depends how the lesson is delivered...I read earlier post here and agree with it. If it is like lecture style, there is no chance of knowing how each student fares. As for group tuition, my son was pressured to work harder and that is healthy competition. At sec 1, he is continuing with group tuition for Math.



:rahrah: agreed too! I send my children to SmartLab Tuition in Bishan. They learnt a lot from group tuition and one of my child's school teacher still compliment him for being able to answer his question while his classmates failed the attempts! :xedfingers:

Ya Champion, sometimes the Chemistry between the teacher and student is also important..

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Re: Group tuition or private?

Postby kids'no1fan » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:43 pm

I've always been inclined towards group tuition, now i'm starting to wonder if one to one better off for my case. Is there more transparency? where do we source out tutor?

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Re: Group tuition or private?

Postby janet88 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:50 pm

kids'no1fan wrote:I've always been inclined towards group tuition, now i'm starting to wonder if one to one better off for my case. Is there more transparency? where do we source out tutor?


my son had 1-1 for science tuition last year...couldn't find a reliable centre, given the extremely short period.

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1:1 chinese tuition teacher OR chinese enrichment classes??

Postby pumpkin_pie » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:18 pm

My K1 ds is very weak in chinese. He can read many simple chinese words but unable to communicate in mandarin . This is mainly because we do not speak to him in chinese when he was younger. Now we are starting, but he will just answer "bu" or nod his head for a yes. Sometimes he will say he doesnt know what I am talking. *faint*.

I have not started him on any chinese enrichment classes yet. Thinking of Xuelin at 112 katong, but on the other hand, I think he may need 1:1 tuition for at least till he can communicate in chinese. What do you all think? I worry he go enrichment class but still cannot communicate in mandarin cos I dont think the teachers will spend time to "make" him speak/reply in mandarin since its a group class.

Anyone has tried 1:1 home chinese tuition (intensive) and seen good results? Please share contact. Thanks!

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Re: Group tuition or private?

Postby BBEwee » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:06 pm

Whether group or private tution, all depend on the kids themselves. For my case,group is better for my 2 kids.

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Re: Math tuition teacher or math tuition centre

Postby Bison » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:57 pm

My dg is P3 & we live in Clementi. She was attending MPM maths but I don't think that it is curriculum specific. Would you able to recommend any good home tutors?

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Re: 1:1 chinese tuition teacher OR chinese enrichment classe

Postby lee2004 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:16 am

pumpkin_pie wrote:My K1 ds is very weak in chinese. He can read many simple chinese words but unable to communicate in mandarin . This is mainly because we do not speak to him in chinese when he was younger. Now we are starting, but he will just answer "bu" or nod his head for a yes. Sometimes he will say he doesnt know what I am talking. *faint*.

I have not started him on any chinese enrichment classes yet. Thinking of Xuelin at 112 katong, but on the other hand, I think he may need 1:1 tuition for at least till he can communicate in chinese. What do you all think? I worry he go enrichment class but still cannot communicate in mandarin cos I dont think the teachers will spend time to "make" him speak/reply in mandarin since its a group class.

Anyone has tried 1:1 home chinese tuition (intensive) and seen good results? Please share contact. Thanks!



1:1 home chinese tuition can improve your child listening and speaking in my 6 years chinese tuition experience, cause som k2 child start hometuition already.

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Re: 1:1 chinese tuition teacher OR chinese enrichment classe

Postby iLoveChubby » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:36 am

pumpkin_pie wrote:My K1 ds is very weak in chinese. He can read many simple chinese words but unable to communicate in mandarin . This is mainly because we do not speak to him in chinese when he was younger. Now we are starting, but he will just answer "bu" or nod his head for a yes. Sometimes he will say he doesnt know what I am talking. *faint*.

I have not started him on any chinese enrichment classes yet. Thinking of Xuelin at 112 katong, but on the other hand, I think he may need 1:1 tuition for at least till he can communicate in chinese. What do you all think? I worry he go enrichment class but still cannot communicate in mandarin cos I dont think the teachers will spend time to "make" him speak/reply in mandarin since its a group class.

Anyone has tried 1:1 home chinese tuition (intensive) and seen good results? Please share contact. Thanks!


Just to share.. when my DS2 was in N2, no matter how many Chinese books i read to him or tried to speak to him in Mandarin, he will always response in English. Even his N2 CL teacher used to feedback that he never participate or respond to her, except nodding / shaking his head (that means he understood but refused to open his golden mouth).

I had e same worry as you when i first sent him to Chinese enrichment class in K1... i kept warning the teachers at the first few lessons,"Sorry if he acts dumb in class...." but i saw a 180 deg change in him within weeks of attending the lessons... He attempted to speak to me in Mandarin (even broken) and even to my auntie neighbour who had been speaking to him in Mandarin for years and she commented "last time u never talk to me, now u talk so much ah..."

Personally i find preschoolers will be more suited for group enrichment than individual tuition (individual tutors, dont :nunchuk: me...)... as they can socialise, make friends while learning the language in the midst of playing games together... They hv to find the process FUN before they are willing to absorb what is being taught.

Btw my fren who put her kid in Xuelin last 2 yrs, commented that it was good.
Good luck! :xedfingers:

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Re: 1:1 chinese tuition teacher OR chinese enrichment classe

Postby Just relax » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:33 am

It may sound obvious, but u probably need both. The group environment allows the child to listen to other children speak but it can also make him self-conscious. So the 1-1 is important so that the tutor can emphasize on pronunciation which is difficult in a group environment. My kids went for both and now do well in their Chinese orals in school, even though they do not speak Mandarin at home.

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Re: 1:1 chinese tuition teacher OR chinese enrichment classe

Postby pumpkin_pie » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:30 am

Just relax wrote:It may sound obvious, but u probably need both. The group environment allows the child to listen to other children speak but it can also make him self-conscious. So the 1-1 is important so that the tutor can emphasize on pronunciation which is difficult in a group environment. My kids went for both and now do well in their Chinese orals in school, even though they do not speak Mandarin at home.


That's good to know. The 1:1 tuition teacher you had, was she from a enrichment sch that you send ur kids to or home tuition? Can you pm me her contacts if you don't mind? Thanks!

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