Today, particularly in Singapore where, good or bad results, have a great influence on one’s future and prospect. Since results and degree qualifications are so important, JC h2 math tuition and A maths tuition centres such as Math Academy has been specially designed to enhance test performance came into being. In early days, tuition centres cater mostly for primary school students.But as Singapore becomes heavily commercialized, tuition developed from ” one to one ” into ” a pair of tens ,” and even ” a pair of hundred ” model. The prevalence of tuition centres, particularly JC H2 math tuition centres in Singapore, is closely related to our education system’s strong emphasis on results and degree qualifications. Excellent national grades allow a student to secure a place in top notch schools which in turn promise a good job afterwards. Science and mathematics are the main focus in Singapore education system, from secondary E maths and A math to JC H2 maths, held providing the greatest demand for tuition, especially so for JC H2 math tuition and A Maths tuition.
In Singapore, tuition, be it h2 math tuition or A maths tuition, has more than 40 years of history. It has transformed into an integral part of our lives and formed a unique part of our culture. Apart from our education system, there are other reasons for the value of its existence.
Locals generally have the “kiasu” mentality such that whenever they see someone’s child or parent sending his children to attend tuition, they would feel the “pressure” in doing the same thing. And there is no harm in doing so right? Eventually the child will see improvement in grades and graduate to a better school. For instance, child A with average JC H2 maths grade is able to graduate with a B score, however if he were to attend JC H2 math tuition, he could graduate with A score and beating his other schoolmates. All JC H2 math tuition centres don’t promise a 100% A score but they promise you’ll definitely do better than before. Not only parents, students whom understand the importance of degree qualifications in Singapore will volunteer themselves for more tuition classes. For instance, child A is the only student in a class of 40 without math tuition, he has to rely upon himself to maintain his grades while the remaining 39 students have external source of help. It would be easy for child A to maintain his grades but not his overall class ranking, if the 39 students see improvements in grades. Soon child A would eventually have a drop in class ranking despite his grades. With this situation in mind, most parents and students look to tuition not only for grade improvements but also to have an competitive edge over others during national examinations. Therefore, the demand for JC H2 math tuition and A Maths tuition increases.
Students reflect that they are able to learn more from their JC math tuition and A Math tuition classes. Although most secondary and JC classes are approximately 1.5hr to 3hr long, students and teachers often report the inefficiency of proper teaching. For instance, math teacher has to manage a class of 40 over students with varying learning ability, on top of that he has to deal with different student’s attitude problems. Hence, it is a common practice for teachers to sacrifice a few slow learners for the better good. Thus, an A maths tuition class with a small class size of 6 at Math Academy is ideal.
The situation is more severe in JC math classes where students are expected to be more proactive and diligent in self study. Ironically, how do these slow learners study maths on their own if they weren’t able to understand in school? It’s either they continue to be lost in the sea of math equations and give up, or they seek external help from JC H2 math tuition centre outside. For instance, at Math Academy, our JC H2 math tuition offer a smaller class (3 or 4 students to a class of 10 over) which allow the tutor to cater more time for each student (something which school teacher is unable to offer), additionally tutors usually provide comprehensive JC math tuition notes and practices for the students. In fact, tuition centres do nothing lesser than a school, and even excel in helping a student to learn.
Many qualified teachers turn to tuition businesses due to high stress level and work demand in schools. Ask around and you’ll hear school teachers claiming 70% of their work to be non-teaching related. What is a teacher when he doesn’t teach but settle administrative duties for most of his time? So there are many tuition business with veteran ex-school teachers with good amount of experience in teaching. It created a phenomenon where parents and students search for tutors with long teaching experience or tutors who are able to provide good quality teaching for the students.