Keeping a positive mindset in a stressful vocation

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Giving tuition is a calling. Sorry for sounding a tad self-important here but a tutor can and does make a big difference. Although not many will openly acknowledge it, having someone experienced and diligent to help with the one important presentation, the term essay, the class project or an assignment makes life less stressful for students. When the sessions are managed carefully, tuition can build up a child's confidence and improve his or her abilities and skills, not to mention proficiency in the subject matter.Last but not least, tutors make a difference in exams, streaming and promotions to the next level. As much as tutors are often the unsung heroes and heroines, their contributions are significant. Here are some of the feedback received from my students (I will add on as the feedback comes in):
 
  • Mother of Peirce Secondary School Sec 4 student tutored in Lit this year: "Very beneficial. Can see she is improving."
  • Mother of Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary High School Sec 1 student tutored in History, Geography and Lit: "He finds the sessions very helpful. As for Literature, he likes that you explain a lot more than his subject teacher."
  • SJI Sec 4 student in Lit and English this year: "The sessions were good."
  • Sec 2 ACSI student in Literature this year: "My boy said the lessons were beneficial. He understood what you've taught him."
  • Mother of Dunman High year 2 IP student tutored in Lit, History and Geography this year: "Thanks for helping us? Glad that you took him in. He's really looking forward to next year."
  • Sec 4 ACSI student tutored in Lit, History and Social Studies. Was with me since Sec 2. "Her sessions are very good. She is very concise and thorough."
  • Sec 3 CHIJ (St Nic) student tutored in Literature, English and Social Studies this year: "Very beneficial and helpful, especially in Literature which I improved quickly compared to my previous grades. My English comprehension's score was 40 out of 50 and I am now passing my Social Studies."
  • JC 1 student from Meridian Junior College being tutored in H2 Literature this year: "I have really enjoy the sessions so far because I've been enlightened to a lot of stuff in Hamlet that I have not been taught or personally thought of before,"

Happy news to announce! Starting 2014 on a happy, positive note!

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80 percent of my students either maintain their distinctions or  move up at least 2 grades.  100 percent of my students scored distinctions for their Combined Humanities - SS with History, Geog or Lit. 90 percent scored distinctions for their EL. 2013 has been a great but challenging year and has proven to be wonderfully rewarding. I am ecstatic my students are doing well!  

Making Social Studies interesting, fun and easy to master!

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Social Studies integrates History and Geography and political socialisation. It is an important part of being a responsible citizen. A tutor with a grounding in History and Geography and an awareness of current events helps to make the chapters come alive. Teaching students to identify what the questions - both SBQ and SEQ want is the first step to master the skills of answering questions and getting the distinctions.  Now we are offering heavy discounts for Social Studies for those who take two or more subjects with us. What is more we give free email/phone consultations in between the weekly sessions. We know students do not have time to attend more than one session a week and sometimes they may have questions between sessions and so rather than making them wait till the next session to ask the tutor for help, now they can call me on the phone or email me.  It is part of my commitment and dedication to provide the support for our students to do well!