Most of my Lit students whether they are doing Elective Lit or Pure Lit have been doing well. Just found out another of my former student scored distinctions for English and Literature respectively at the ‘O’ levels last year. He is from Chung Cheng High (Main). I am happy because when he commenced sessions with me last year, it was already in the second semester and he was rather weak in both subjects. I just love “boasting” about my students’ good performance, just like some unabashed proud parent! Anyway he is doing H2 Lit now and has come to me for help. I am really happy because I get to do “The Warrior Woman” by Maxine Hong Kingston again as it is one of his texts for H2 paper! Incidentally he is one of the 4 students who have come back to me for help in H2 Lit!
At the same time most of my Sec 4 Lit students are already scoring A2s now for all the tests. So I am keeping my fingers crossed and working doubly hard to ensure that they will do well at the ‘O’ levels.
Admittedly tutoring Literature and English is not easy – some parents are not aware of the tears and anxieties that tutors have to contend with, Tutors have to work with the high expectations of parents which explain why i am weary about taking in students when the exams are only two to three weeks away.