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Maintaining a healthy relationship with your tutor

Many kids in Singapore hates tuition and the moment their tutor appears at their doors, they get that dreaded feeling that another 2 hours of torture is about to begin. This feeling will dampen his spirit and it is a de-motivating factor towards his studies, invariably leading to poorer grades. Thus, a healthy tutor-student relationship is critical to a fruitful and productive tuition lesson. The question is – How? 1. Good communication is the first step. Both parties have to listen to each other and share their views openly about how to conduct the tuition. E.g. if the lesson is too slow or fast, the student has to tell the tutor to moderate the pace of tuition. By communicating honestly, they will develop mutual respect to each other and hence this will allow the tutor to transfer his knowledge more effectively to the student. 2. Attentiveness – it is easy…

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Group Tuition in Singapore

Group tuition is a common practice in Singapore, where usually 2 to 5 students get together and have a private tutor coach them in a common subject. It can take place in one student's place or a common area such as a cafe, restaurant, community centre, resident's centre, shopping centre or a HDB void deck, anywhere that is quiet and offers a peaceful surrounding. Another place whereby group tuition is heavily organised is in tuition centres. The centre's principal will normally hire an experienced tutor or ex-teacher to teach at specific time slots, and advertise in posters or flyers for the available groups of tuition. As the group size gradually builds up, the tutor will be paid in an escalating tuition rate. Why do students organise group tuition? 1. Group tuition will normally reduce the tuition rate of each individual student as the total cost is shared among the group. 2.…

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