Nowadays it is the norm for parents to send their children to tuition centres. I am not sure whether it is because parents expectation are higher or that the schools are...
Nowadays it is the norm for parents to send their children to tuition centres. I am not sure whether it is because parents expectation are higher or that the schools are not teaching our children well, but everywhere you go, you can find tuition centres. For me, I think that unless your kid is not doing very well in school, there is not real need to send your children to tuition centres. It merely adds to the pressure that the kid is feeling. We all know very well that Singapore is a very stressful place. The schools are part of the problem. I won’t want my children to grow up without a childhood or a childhood spent in classrooms and with teachers. I want them to enjoy their childhood as much as possible. I am guessing that Singapore parents are also to be blamed for this. We all want what is best for our children, but there is always a limit to everything. Cramming so many information to children is not the way. I have seen parents sending their kids to art classes, ballet classes, mathematics classes, English language classes and so on. So much so that the entire weekend is spent in classrooms. It is no wonder that we get so many rebellious kids in Singapore. And the advantage these kids get is insignificant compared to the damage that might be inflicted on them. Stress is a dangerous thing.
However if your kids need some help in their school lessons or they might not be doing well in some of the subjects, I think that tuition centres can help. Firstly, it gives them a place where they can study with other kids. This is especially important for students who live in perhaps noisy households which are not conductive to study. It also helps students to concentrate, since it is a tuition centre and everyone is studying. Secondly, in a classroom away from school, students might find it easier to ask questions and to learn. Sometimes school teachers can be intimidating. Furthermore, tuition centres are smaller in size than what they have in the schools. Better attention can be provided for the students. And most importantly, it is not school. You will be surprised to learn that a lot of students learn faster and better away from schools with it’s examinations and discipline masters.
At any rate, if you are looking for tuition centres for your kids, please do not hesitate to take a look at the list of tuition centres I have created. Hope that you can find a suitable place for your kids. And please let them have a break now and then.