Most students in Singapore receive compulsory education in national schools, following a syllabus stipulated by the Ministry of Education (MOE). We run a complementary tutorial programme for young children and adolescents to perfect their core knowledge and skills. Students receive support in their learning journey from highly-experienced teachers in interactive lessons, modeled after the tutorial format of University colleges.
"Any fool can know. The point is to understand." - Albert Einstein.
Emphasis of our tutorials is on understanding of the underlying logical concepts, and the application of relevant skills to produce high-quality answers. Using case studies and representative questions, tutorial students are exposed to different ways to apply those concepts and skills. They are also given variant questions to test their assimilation. This helps to build experience and confidence in the students.
Tutorials are conducted by teachers who are subject matter experts. All are graduates or post-graduates from top-tier universities in their subject area. They are also experienced, having taught for at least 10 - 20 years. None of our teachers are students, undergraduates or recent graduates. Parents can take comfort in the fact that the expertise and experience of the teacher is not a limiting factor.
[We have teachers teaching specific subjects. Please do not have a narrow expectation of certain gender, race or age.]
We plan the learning for the students using conditioning techniques from behavioural psychology. For the learning to be successful, students must be interested, motivated to put in effort to complete the work assigned and to attend tutorials as scheduled. If attendance is intermittent or interrupted by a long break, the effectiveness of the conditioning will be reduced. Tutorials are not intended to be last-minute cram classes. Effective learning is a life-long quest, not a 50m sprint after a year of neglect.
"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." - B. F. Skinner, Harvard behavioral psychologist.