Give Your Child a Leg Up Before School Starts

The frantic pace of teaching in Singapore schools and the change of tack to emphasize the importance of a holistic education has driven many parents up the wall. For with this emphasis, their children are always busy attending either extra lessons or co-curricular activities (CCAs) in school after normal school hours, not forgetting some even have to attend swimming, music or ballet classes (arranged by their parents) outside of school.  Hence, the time that they can devote to their studies wholeheartedly without any distractions is very limited.

During school holidays, students are usually not burdened with so much homework and CCAs, and thus have more time to study and understand concepts and gain knowledge in a less frantic pace.  For the students who are still unsure in their understanding of any subject, what can be a better time than the school holidays for them to study and build up their foundation before they face the new academic year/term!

From our experience, weaker students who are not “rescued” from their poor grades, tend to perform badly henceforth.  This is because the knowledge for each successive academic year is built on the concepts/knowledge taught in the previous academic year.

For students who have done well, they face a different kind of “battle”.  They need to keep up their “scores” in order not to become the “last” in their class.

This is especially true for students in the Integrated Programme (IP) schools.  The IP schools have some of our nation’s smartest students.  These students most often study in an academic arena that is at least two years/grades ahead of their peers.  Under this breakneck pace, an oft intelligent child may not be able to achieve their optimum performance and thus may end up in the last few positions in their class.  Thus, engaging a tutor to help understand better some of the difficult concepts before the next semester starts will definitely help them in not lagging behind in class, thereby saving them the agony and “humiliation” of getting poorer than expected Grade Point Average or GPA for short.

At hi5tutors.com, we have the experience in recommending the right tutors to suit different needs.  Call us at +65-81382852 for a non-obligatory discussion or visit us at http://www.hi5tutors.com

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