Most students in Singapore receive compulsory education in national schools, following a syllabus stipulated by the Ministry of Education (MOE).
We run a complementary tuition 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.
Our teachers deconstruct topics into basic facts and simple concepts for our students. We emphasize an understanding of these fundamental blocks during our lessons. Being mindful of them helps learning.
For every subject, there are skills a student has to learn. A skill is the ability to do something. Cooking is a skill. So is studying. It is an art and a science. There are processes and best practices. There is value in apprenticeship under an experienced practitioner. You get that with our supportive teachers.
A student who has understood the teaching must be able to apply. Application is the next level in our learning framework. Using case studies and representative questions, students are exposed to different ways to apply those concepts and skills learnt. They are also given variant questions to test their assimilation. This helps the students to build experience and confidence.
Finally, we encourage our students to self-reflect. They learn to identify their own strengths and weaknesses. They get help to overcome their weakness and tips on how to leverage on their strengths.
Our tuition lessons 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 can 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 tuition classes as scheduled. If attendance is intermittent or interrupted by a long break, the effectiveness of the conditioning will be reduced. Our tuition lessons are not intended to be last-minute cram classes. Effective learning is a life-long quest, not a sprint after a year of neglect.
"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." - B. F. Skinner, Harvard behavioral psychologist.