My child has symptoms of hyperactivity disorder, autism, dyslexia, slow learning ability, how should I go about finding a tutor?
If your child has these symptoms, group tutoring is not suitable (except mild symptoms); one to one tutoring would be a better option. According to the child’s learning ability, we customize step- by-step teaching methodology to help your children improving in Chinese language study.
Will my child be able to attend a trial class? What if the teacher is not suitable for my child?
Of course you may send your child for one or two trial classes (based on “per class” charging). The purpose of the trial class is to determine if the child likes the teacher, because only if he/she likes the teacher, he/she will be passionate about the subject and strive to excel. On top of that, we need the child to tell that if he/she can understand what’s been taught in class. If your child doesn’t like the teacher or the way he/she teaches, you may request a replacement of teacher.
My child’s exam results regressed lately, what might be the reasons?
Sometimes we hear from parents that their children’s results regressed even after tuition. When we understand more, the case is that the majority of the students in the same class are not achieving well. In such circumstances, the difficulty of the exam questions might be the main reason. Your child’s performance is not measured by a single exam result, but the overall ranking in a year and it’s normal that the performance “fluctuates” in +/- 10%.
In addition, it’s normal that students’ results regress when they go from P2 to P3; P4 to P5; P6 to S1, S2 to S3 as the difficulty o the subject increases. This is even more obvious for those going from P6 to S1, as primary and secondary level of study are totally different, students may need more time to get used of the new challenges.
What should parents pay attention at after sending their children to tuition?
Parents should guide & assist their children in doing study plan and schedule to cultivate the personalities of independent-learning and responsibility in their children. As your child is attending the enrichment course, tuition of once a week is not sufficient for them to excel, you may need to spend more time supervising your child in completing the homework assigned to them, and submit to the tutor for feedback and explanation.
Comparing to group tuition, would 1-to-1 home tuition be better for my child to learn as the tutor can focus more on my child?
We do not agree with the point of view. The key element is that whether the tutor can guide your child towards a better way of study, but not depending on the venue or form of giving tuition.
The benefits of conducting home tuition is that we can customize the teaching materials according to your child’s situation and pace of learning. However, 1-to-1 tuition can sometimes be boring and may not be suitable for some kids. Also, as the child is familiar with the home environment, he/she may tend to be easily distract. Furthermore, higher cost of 1-to-1 tuition may also be a burden to some parents.
The benefits of small group tuition is that when children enter classroom, they will have better study mode and at the same time, the learning experience would be more interesting as children are learning together and competing each other. This is important to keep their interest in learning the subject in long term. On the other hand, the tuition fee for small group tuition is also lower, which will not be a burden for most families.
1-to-1 tuition is suggested for certain cases, for instance children with symptoms like hyperactive, autism, dyslexia or low ability of learning, 1-to-1 tuition would be a better choice. Also, for those who are having really bad results or can hardly understand the exam papers (e.g. some of the new immigrants of kids who came back from the West), 1-to-1 tuition would be of better help to them.
If my child is not able to attend one of the classes and looking for replacement class, what should I do?
In such circumstances, you may contact directly with the tutor-in-charge and arrange for a replacement class in the SAME WEEK. After the week, there’ll be no replacement class as the syllabus has moved on further. We seek for parents’ understanding and cooperation.
孩子的学费是在每个月的第一个星期缴付，按每个月多少堂课程来计算。如果您孩子的补习费是$120/4 Lesson ,刚好那个星期有五堂课，那您就得缴付$150/5 Lesson元。如果那个月有公共假期，您的孩子只上了三堂课，学费将是$90/3 Lesson。我们可以接受现金、支票或者直接银行转账。
What is the payment term for tuition fee?
The tuition fees are payable in the first week of each month, charges based on the number of lessons in the month. For example, for classes of $120/ 4 Lessons, $150/ 5 Lessons is payable if there’s an extra class for the month. On the other hand, if the class falls on public holiday ad there’s only 3 lessons in the month, tuition fee payable would be $90/ 3 Lessons only. We accept cash, cheque and direct bank transfer payment methods.
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