In tutoring academies across Singapore different academic programs are structured to cater to the needs of the students. In a research done by Black box Research Pte Ltd it was discovered that about 49% of families in Singapore spend less than $500 a month on the tuition of a child. It was further confirmed by the Department of Statistics in the Household Expenditure Survey 2007/08 that the lower income families in Singapore were not able to afford the expensive tuition fees.
Many of the tuition centres are located in the heartlands of Singapore in Yishun there is a branch for students from Bishan, Ang Mo Kio (AMK), Hougang, Sembawang, Yishun, Sengkang and Woodlands. Tuition branches in Redhill are for the students from Clementi, Bukit Merah, Queenstown, Toa Payoh and Serangoon. tuition centres in Jurong cater to thestudents from Choa Chu Kang (CCK), Bukit Batok, Jurong West and Jurong East all of which cater to the students from low and middle income families.
Catering the Needs of the Students:
Since these tuition centres are built to cater to the students from middle and low income families, the fees have thus been calculated carefully so as to be affordable to them. This is done so that a student’s academic progress is not hindered by money. Many tuition centres specialize in primary, lower secondary and higher secondary education. This also includes O level tuition and these tuition centres have a large volume of resources for it. Moreover, the teachers in these tuition centres have been trained to the highest degree in offering quality education.
Different Academic Programs:
All the classes offered in the tutoring academies are designed using the syllabus as published by the Curriculum Planning & Development Division (CPDD) of the Ministry of Education (MOE). A variety of classes are offered in the subjects which students normally find academically difficult and aren’t able to get good grades in them. These subjects include: Math (including E Math & A Math), English, Science (including combined science [phy/chem/bio], Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Principles of Accounts (POA).
Guidance and Assistance:
At these tuition centres such as the Physics tuition Singapore, the teachers teach students to make mind maps and notes. This is because in physics, students usually loose marks by making vague statements in the structured questions.
Math tuition Singapore emphasizes a lot on the risks of using calculators for students in lower classes. Kids use calculators as a way to find answers easily and just write the final answers from calculators and don’t show sufficient working to explain the method. In this way they lose marks.
By such guidance and helpful tips, the tuition centres are able to assist the students in getting good grades.