Since the last decade of the 20th Century, Singapore has always topped education rankings, at least in Southeast Asia, and generally in Asia. This has inspired the school systems of other countries to do the same. Among the keys to Singapore’s education system’s success is a high-standard but practical approach to education coupled with highly paid teachers. However, many parents worry about the tremendous pressure the system places on students, especially in the secondary level. This is the reason why many parents turn to secondary maths tuition in Singapore.
How worried do parents get?
Every year around October, social media networks in Singapore are ablaze from parents. Posts from worried and upset parents include comments, pleas, and attacks on the Ministry of Education, accusing it of creating organised tests that are too complicated for secondary level students. This is most evident with School Leaving Examinations that determine the course and quality of their children’s study path towards university. In high school, students will be placed in three different “streams” depending on their level.
If students find the math section of any SLE the most difficult, this difficulty traces its roots to the strain and struggle of learning secondary maths in a classroom environment of between 30 – 40 students. Again, this is where secondary maths tuition in Singapore comes in.
Private tutoring is like an industry sector of its own
In the most recent National Household Expenditure Survey from the Department of Statistics, Singaporean families spend a total of more than $1 billion on private tuition each year. This became more pronounced even during the height of the pandemic years in 2020 and 2021, especially with the introduction of online home tutoring. Almost 60% of high school students alone now take private home tutoring.
Many tuition centres and agencies (like FamilyTutor) cater to math tutoring for children as young as 5-years old. This is because maths tuition espouses that the younger the children build up their math skills, they better they become as they progress. However, parents are surprised when their children in high school begin to struggle in maths since they never did in the elementary level.
Are these tuition centres and agencies in Singapore worth it? In the latest survey up to 2019 for PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) conducted every 3 years in more than 70 countries, Singapore has always ranked first or second. A small nation of under 6 million people completely dominates the rankings in maths, science, and reading.
A young education system
When compared to other western countries’ education systems like the USA, UK, Australia, and even Europe, Singapore’s education system is most impressive because it is still very young. Singapore only gained independence from British colonial rule in 1965 and had to reorganise and unite a badly fractured education system that was serving a mixed bag of English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil students. The Ministry of Education early on recognised that the only way Singapore can improve economically is through a centralised and focused education system.
What to expect from Us
All tutors are academically qualified and top teaching credentials
Firstly, FamilyTutor is licensed and registered. We assure you of that. Secondly, all our tutors are selected based on their academic qualifications and/or teaching credentials. After all, only highly qualified academicians make the best tutors, especially in maths. These private maths home tutors we highly recommend have themselves scored good grades in national examinations. They also excel in their degrees in mathematics or other engineering fields.
Targeting lessons for students’ weaknesses
Our home maths tutors always make it a point to identify and target any student weakness in the first few lessons and then adapt or create lessons that target those specific weaknesses, eventually turning them into strong points in learning. This is how the tutors from FamilyTutor will teach and provide sufficient fast-improvement help to the student.
Providing additional learning resources, guides, and materials
Our qualified tutors can provide your children with additional materials for further improvement such as learning guides, sample and practice tests and exams, and the like. These resources have been gathered and compiled by the tutor from its years of experience at school, academe, and past tutoring sessions.
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