This is one of the most frequently asked question by parents who are helping their children look for tuition. Cost wise, group tuition provided by tuition centres are often cheaper than that of home (1 to 1) tuition. However, apart from cost, home tuition provides many other benefits otherwise not found in group tuition.
The main benefit of hiring a home tutor is the 1 to 1 attention that the student will receive from the tutor. This is crucial since the student will be able to request that the tutor teach a particular topic or clarify any doubt or question at any time. It does not matter if the student is asking a week 10 syllabus question in week 5 or vice-versa since 1 to 1 tuition can be 100% personalized according to the learning pace of the student. Additionally, with a 1 to 1 tutor to student ratio, the tutor will be able to fully focus on the student’s weakness and apply the necessary tutoring needed to improve the student’s result.
Contrary to what many tuition centres believe, home tutor are equally if not more relevant than tutors found in tuition centres If you look at the diverse group of home tutors available, student tutors make up the largest numbers. This group of tutors are fresh from their Secondary or JC education and is definitely familiar with the current school syllabus. The second largest group of home tutors available are full-time tutors and current or ex-teachers. Full-time tutors are professional tutors who teaches tuition for a living. They are by far the most experienced and committed group of tutors.
Having graduated from the local educational system, we know the importance of time and what it can mean for the student. Home tuition can help your child save hours of unnecessary travelling time which can be better used to revise their school work, get involve in CCAs or rest after a long day at school.
Unlike the fixed timetables of a tuition centre, home tutors are often more flexible with their timing and you can easily integrate the student’s timetable with the tutor’s. More importantly, students can negotiate with their home tutors should they feel that there’s a need to increase the lesson frequency due to reasons such as tests or examinations etc.
Because home tutors are often student tutors or graduate tutors who have undergone the vigorous educational system in Singapore, they will better understand what the student is going through and thus share their own schooling and even work experiences with the student. This would become very useful in the future since many students often seek the advice of their home tutors on decisions concerning their education.Read more on the available subjects for home tuition