Choosing the right tuition centre as a parent can come with a lot of pressure. While tuition benefits children who might be slower in their academic learning and encounter difficulties keeping up in school, the right tuition centre can really make a difference.
We speak with Jamie Tan, founder of Flying Cape, on how you can pick the right tuition centre for your child. As you decide if your child needs tuition, it’s also important to note that children have different personalities and learning styles. What might work for another child, might not work for yours. Some children may prefer studying by themselves, so signing up for group tuition might not be suitable for every child. But the benefits of tuition are undeniable. Tuition could help reinforce concepts, clarify areas that they are uncertain of, give them more confidence and allow them to participate more actively in class.
Education as we know it is changing. As Jamie shares, “There is a gradual shift, leaning towards creativity and innovation in school rather than pure academic results. The change in PSLE grading system next year will feature a wider scoring band and schools are moving away from judging performance solely on exam results.”
So while you sign your child up for tuition centres, it may also be beneficial to expose your child to different types of enrichment programmes to help develop their interests and nurture their creativity and soft skills.