Singapore has one of the world’s best education systems. In fact, the country’s education is so good that many students are finding it difficult to keep pace in the classroom with some select subjects. Increasingly, over the years, parents have turned to engaging with home tuition for their children. Many parents see this necessity because it is a good way for high-achieving students to reinforce what was taught in school. For other students, tuition is a good way to catch up with tough topics. Either way, flexible home tuition or private home tuition has undeniably proven to be the number one choice amongst most Singaporeans as compared to group tutoring because of its proven benefits.
Better attention is given to an individual student
One-to-one flexible home tuition can focus on the needs of a student by giving full attention to aspects like learning weaknesses and hard-to-analyse topics. Students who learn at a different pace from the rest of the class can grasp concepts better when the lessons are tailor-made to their specific needs. The tutor is also able to form a close relationship with the student and both can open up more to clear any doubts.
On the other hand, group tutoring somewhat mimics a classroom environment, the very same environment that is the basis of the student’s learning difficulties.
Private tutors are highly qualified and experienced (especially those coming from FamilyTutor) and know the school curriculum in detail. Thus, they can teach hard topics and concepts that are on par with the learning abilities of the student. Students are given realistic practice papers and exam formats. They are more exposed to exam-based questions that are an added advantage over classroom lessons.
With group tutoring, while these same practice papers and exams are also used, the conscious awareness of competing with the others in the group will always be present. This eradicates the benefit of providing guidance for an individual at their own learning pace.
Ability to target weaknesses and strengths
Private home tutors can spend more time brushing up on the child’s weaker topics. This ensures that these topics are fully understood and analysed so the child can move on to other areas. Likewise, private home tutors can tap into the child’s strengths and polish them further to the child’s learning advantage. Important concepts are tackled when the tutor converts the child’s learning weakness into strength.
On the other hand, with group tutoring, as mentioned earlier, the tutor cannot focus on an individual’s needs and weaknesses because the atmosphere is similar to a school classroom.
All in the comfort of home
Home tuition is a convenient form of learning. The term says it all. HOME tuition. The student and parent do not have to waste money and time on travelling to a group tuition centre. The accumulated time saved can be used to do further tutoring. The child will also feel at ease in his or her familiar environment. There is no forgetting anything for the tuition sessions because everything is at home or in this case, in the child’s room. Home tuition makes it easier for the child to focus on the sessions because he/she feels comfortable.
If anything urgent may come up like an emergency, tuition sessions can be rescheduled. It is much harder to reschedule group tutoring sessions because there can be at least 10 students involved. With private home tuition, no lesson content will be missed even if a session is rescheduled, so the child will not fall behind with the syllabus. Home tuition sessions are all flexible since the parents and the student can arrange the schedule according to their timetable.
In comparison, all group tutoring classes are pre-scheduled and are hardly rescheduled even if a student has an emergency.
You can entrust your children’s future with our private tutors
Many parents will attest that because of the flexible home tuition from FamilyTutor, their children got into top schools. Well, of course, because we are a home tuition agency trusted by more than 18,000 satisfied mums and dads. We are considered the number one private home tuition agency in Singapore and we have a strong track record in improvement rates to prove it. And based on all our online reviews, we have a whopping 98% happiness score from parents and students. All our tutors are carefully hand-picked, rigorously interviewed, and have outstanding qualifications, experience, and improvement rates. Get in touch with FamilyTutor today for your child’s future.