I grew up from a working parents family. Both Mami and Daddy had to work to make ends meet. During the day I was taken care of by Popo who was running a chapfan stall at that time. You know how last time, everyone used to think that education is not important for a girl, she doesn’t need to be too-well educated cos eventually she will be married off to some
rich fat guy and becomes a housewife at home with 10 children. That happened to Popo coincidentally. Popo used to tell me that, you must be grateful to being able to study so muchy.
Yes, I’m lucky to be born in the 20th century where people are so muchy more open-minded and well educated. Mami and Daddy knew the importance of education. It is something that could change your life in the future. Especially that piece of paper you get after the exam. So they never skimp on education. Nuh-uh.
Because they didn’t have the time to guide me studiously, I was sent to a tuition centre as early as at the age of eight (Primary Two). It’s basically a class to teach us more vocabulary in Chinese and grammar on English. I was studying in a Chinese-medium primary school then.
And believe it or not, I am always looking forward to the tuition classes. I enjoyed the classes berry muchy. The teaching is fun, lively and I get to learn all the new things on the two languages too. And also because, I get to know more friends and my crush was there too *shy*. On tuition days, I got to see him twice! Once during tuition and then in school (same school but different class) again! Ehehehehehe.
And then in secondary school, I attended a tuition classes for languages (BM & BI), Maths and Physic! I don’t usually listen attentively during Physic class in school cos the teacher was oh-so-boring and I didn’t get what he’s teaching. But I did understand better during tuition class! Mr Wong (my Physic tutor) was a sarcastic person, but he explained every lesson till all of us understood! And by the end of every class, he would conduct a test, to examine how well you actually understand what he’d been talking for the past two hours! So it is no surprise when I Aced it in Physics, all credits go to him, really!
Tutors sometimes taught ahead on school syllabus so when the teacher taught the lesson in class, I’m revising it the second time and this time I understood better! That’s how i always get the highest mark in Physics XD
I preferred smaller class where tutor can pay more attention on each individual. I once heard a famous tutor in Malacca had about 50+ student in his class, some might even have to squeeze near to the loo, crazy shit. Mr Wong’s pretty famous in Malacca, but he makes sure the class is within his reach. Some might prefer 1 to 1 tutor though, where you’ll get all his/her attention for the one hour or two! Sometimes this is a good thing too because YOU CAN’T DOZE OFF! His/Her attention is ALL on you!
Recently I stumbled upon a website named HomeTuitionJob.com! Which is a hub to connect tutors and parents/students! Think of it like a GOOGLE just for tutoring, which is kinda awesome if you ask me. Also you can search for a suitable quality tutor based on your criterias (subjects, fees, gender but please don’t be racist!) all of it is right within your immediate vicinity, now this is double awesomeness!
Looking at the webby they put up, it’s easy to navigate through the site, just like when you are scrolling through YouTube or something similar. I was browsing the site on iMacho (the iPad), and it automatically match me with tutors within 10-25km. So simple and easy to utilize. You can click on each tutor photo which will lead you to his/her detailed profile which includes where he/she stays as well as his/her qualifications. But don’t judge a person by his/her look okie?
For those who’s passionate in teaching, you can sign up as a tutor too and earn extra pocket moolah like what I just did hehe! Not to mention if your passion is teaching and you like kiddos, then the money will just be a bonus!
Also, HomeTuitionJob has recently expanded to Singapore home tuition industry too! Singaporean can search for a suitable tutor at HomeTuitionJob Singapore NOW!
Connect to Home Tuition Job here to find out more about it!
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