Not all tuition companies are created equal. It is crucial to know what tuition settings a center offers. But, more crucially, you need to know which type of teaching style will best match the Physics needs of your child. Consider the following when you are making your decision.
There are over 500 teaching and enrichment companies in Singapore which means you as a parent have lots of choices. Some factors to think about when searching for tuition agencies and an O Level Physics teacher are:
What type of tutoring setting is best for my child?
Many tuition agencies may offer more than one type of tutoring setting for you to choose from. These settings include group tuition, online tuition, or one on one private tuition. This will also determine the class size that your child will be in. Group tuition classes can range anywhere from 2 or 3 to 30 children. Private or in home tuition classes will typically be 1 to 1. Think about which type and group size will suit the Physics needs of your child best.
What qualifications do the center and their tutors meet?
You want to guarantee that your child is being tutored by a qualified Physics tutor. Make sure that the tuition center is registered with MOE first. Also, look at the qualifications of the individual tutor. Many tuition Agency require their tutors to be MOE/NIE Trained teachers. This ensures that they are only hiring quality teachers. You can also look to see if the tutor has previously been or currently is a Physics teacher.
Do they have multiple locations? Is one close to me?
If the tuition center you are considering is part of a chain, then it is likely that they will have multiple locations. This is crucial to consider because you want to make sure that you have easy access to the tuition center. Look for one that is close or a convenient distance from your home.
Does the center offer make up sessions?
On occasion, your child may have to miss a session for health or personal reasons. You want to ensure that the center allows make-up lessons just in case. You also should ask about commitment periods. Find out how long you will be committed to working with the tutor of your choosing and also ask about notice periods for termination, just in case the tutor turns out to not be the right fit.
What materials or curriculum does the center provide or use?
Lots of tuition Agency provide their own in-house created Physics material and notes for children. Many of these Agency also have access to a compilation of Physics questions, notes, and materials from the top schools. Some Agency may even provide original Physics curriculum outside of the school Physics syllabus.
Do they offer a free or discounted trial lesson?
In order to ensure that you are getting the best fit for your child, check and see if the tuition center offers a trial or discounted first lesson. This is a great way for you to make sure that you and your child are well matched with a tutor.
How much can or will I as the parent be involved?
Parent involvement at some Agency may be very limited to only pick up and drop off. You want to know if you will have access to speak to your children Physics tutor directly, not just getting updates from the center. You want and need to be knowledgeable on your children progress and the tutor will know this best.
Always keep in mind when you are searching for a tuition center to work with, that the work being done should add value to a children Physics education, not just add more work.
Working with a tuition center, especially for Physics course, can be highly beneficial for all children at any level. Whether your child needs help in weak areas or maybe they need enrichment to help them continue progressing in their Physics knowledge.
As a parent, you should be looking and comparing multiple tuition agencies to guarantee that you are getting the best quality service for the money that you will put into it. It would be easiest to engage a physics tuition agency to help you source for a suitable tutor, saving you the headache of hunting for one.
Once again, you want to look that the center is MOE approved, that they have highly qualified tutors in Physics subjects, and check reviews of previous children in regards to their progress as well as other statements about the tutors.
The biggest consideration to remember when hiring a tutor is the needs of your child and what the tuition center has to offer. Don’t be afraid to ask about free or discount trial lessons so that you can test out a tutor. This way you will know if a tutor will work well with your child or if you need to keep looking.