Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Key players responsible for children's academic growth

Education is an important tool that can shape an individual's life by means of creativity, opportunity and growth.Educators are important role models for students and have a large impact on helping shape, create, support and establish students’ strengths, goals and knowledge. Therefore, it is essential to be aware of the effective qualities, skills and characteristics that each of them brings into a learning environment. Basically, there are three major players that positively impact academic performance and achievements of students.

Student learning is influenced by the encouragement of teachers to their students.  A teacher’s ideas and expectations of his or her students’ capabilities have an effect on student academic performance and achievement. If teachers believe in their students, their students begin to believe in themselves. Students take into effect the beliefs their teachers have on them and accept it as part of who they are and their abilities. When students are viewed in a negative way by their teachers such as, being lazy, unmotivated and having no abilities, they start taking on those beliefs about themselves. Many teachers may not be aware of their actions towards particular students in the classroom but their students become aware of them.

Parental involvement such as checking homework, attending school meetings and events, discussing school activities at home has a powerful influence on students’ academic performance. Children are well disciplined and on their best behaviour when they
are under parental supervision and control. Parents are responsible for creating a suitable home environment for their children that encourages learning in the first place. Parents are a major role model and children’s first teachers. Once their children enter the school education and reach higher grade, it is then that they become incapable of looking after their children and seek tuition at home.

Parents often decide to hire a tutor Singapore when their children begin having problems with school work. As class sizes continue to rise, even school teachers may not be able to handle the entire classroom and students have a hard time keeping up with the study material. Tutors provide academic assistance and support with a difficult subject. 
A tuition teacher can develop a learning strategy and approaches for specific problems the student is facing. Although some students excel academically, they might not be able to do their homework at times.They may need help writing papers or working through math problems. Some students feel more comfortable working with a tutor than with their parents on regular assignment.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Classification of Singaporean home tutors

House Tutor, a home tuition agency in Singapore has come a long way since its establishment.We have a comprehensive list of Singaporean home tutors with the mission to provide all parents with quality education by matching their needs and budget with a Singapore home tutor of their choice.

       We are constantly on the lookout for home tutors who are able to provide quality service for House Tutor. Up until this moment, we have about 2500 home tutors with a wide range of skills and experiences, already registered in our database. We have looked through all tutor Singapore signed up with us and categorized them into four major groups. This article might come in handy if you're making a decision on picking the right tutor based on your budget and the need for your child.

1) Polytechnic/JC/Undergraduates
    Undergraduate account for a considerable percentage of all home tutors. They are either studying or have just recently graduated with a Diploma and are waiting for permanent job employment.They are mainly students ranging from 17 to 22 years old. They are close in terms of age to your child and is able to connect better with your child. However, they have the least experience school syllabus requirement and exam format. They may be busy during the certain time of the year when they are preparing for their exams and meeting their assignment due date. They are the cheapest option for home tuition in Singapore.

2) Working Adults/ Freelance/ Part-Time Tutors
   Part-Time tutors have recently graduated and are either waiting for permanent job employment or have just begun working. They have a deeper content knowledge of subject matter compared to the undergraduates and may have some years of experiences in tutoring. They may have some understanding of school syllabus requirement and exam format. They are likely to be available after their work hours. Most of the part-time tutors hold full-time jobs, often in different disciplines and fields such as bankers, doctors or lawyers who enjoy teaching out of passion. These Working adults are usually available for teaching tuition on weekday evenings and weekends. They are more mature in age(between 25 and 45 years old) and will be able to share the real-life working experience with the child.

3) NIE Trainee / Full-Time Tutors
  Full-Time tutors make their entire living out of home tutoring. They have years of experiences in tutoring and are familiar with the syllabus. NIE Trainees are either undergraduates or graduates who are still undergoing formal teacher training to become full-fledged school teachers. This category of teachers is highly sought after due to their aptitude for teaching and familiarity with the syllabus and examination format. However, they tend to charge slightly higher rates than the previous categories of tutors. Experienced full-time tutors often have the ability to quickly identify the weak area faced by most children.

4) Former/Present MOE Teachers
  They are the most experienced teachers and are highly sought after above all. Current school teachers teach in school during daytime and are likely to have a limited time slot for tuition. Former school teachers are either retired or have left teaching and may be able to open up more tuition slots. Not only they are familiar with the syllabus and examination format, their reliability coupled with their ability to guarantee results is the main reason why they are always in high demand. As a result, they are likely to charge the highest rate in the market. They are intimately familiar with the changing trends of education in Singapore. Some good MOE teachers even may be able to spot potential questions that are highly likely to appear in the examination. Both ex-teachers and current tuition teachers have undergone rigorous NIE training and thus possess good teaching and communication skills. Moreover, the rates for MOE tuition teachers may not be in the affordable budget range of parents.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

How homework impacts academic achievement?

Homework battles have raged for decades. For as long as kids have been whining about doing their homework, parents and education reformers have complained that homework's benefits are dubious. Meanwhile, many teachers argue that take-home lessons are key to helping students learn. Although, many people think of homework as doing more harm than good by causing copious amounts of unnecessary stress, others believe that it has great advantages for children by encouraging them to think more independently outside the classroom.

Homework is an important aspect of school life and brings together children, families and teachers in a common effort to promote academic success. It allows students to practice what they learn. It enables students and teachers to work more closely together. They can discuss their assignments or any problems that they are having with parts of their textbooks, before or after classes. Moreover, it brings families closer together as students may ask their parents or siblings for help with their homework. Not only will this help the students get a better understanding of their work with any parts they are stuck on, it will also allow parents to get more involved in their child's educational life. Homework also prepares students for the examination. If a child does poorly on an assignment, then they will learn what is necessary to do well on the next test without being punished.

Teachers have different strategies for homework. Some want students to apply concepts learned in class actions to create higher-level learning. Others use homework as a review or learning tool to enable students to prepare for additional activities and projects in class, where teachers can supervise. In the big picture, the intent of homework is to optimize a student's learning and knowledge acquisition. Homework is a great way to develop responsibilities. By being assigned work one day and knowing that it has to be done by the next day, they will develop a sense of punctuality by turning their work in on time. This practice helps students to learn self-discipline, time management and other important life skills. Students become inevitably accountable for getting homework assignments completed and turned in on time. 

However, all students understand the benefits of getting homework done but what if they find trouble solving questions from their homework, the chances are they'll either stop or end up copying off one another in an attempt to finish all their school and tuition assignments.

In order to avoid plagiarism as such, house tutor, a leading tuition agency, has introduced a new platform for all students and parents to ask our home tutors Home Work Questions for FREE! You can start asking questions by going to  Share with your Family and Friends so that they will benefit from this service as well.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

How to become a successful home tutor

Being a tutor is challenging yet rewarding. It takes a great deal of patience and love for children to become a successful tutor. Regardless of how daunting this task might seem, tutoring is rewarding, too in that it not only helps students enhance their learning abilities, leading them to good career prospect but tutor is also able to make additional income out of this. Of course, money is important but imparting one's knowledge and skills to learners must be given first priority if you desire to be an ideal tutor. This article discusses major criteria you need to take into account prior to becoming a home tutor.
  1. Your willingness to share knowledge and information with others, your ability to communicate with people.
  2.  Your confidence and competency in one or more disciplines or academic areas.
  3.  Subject areas that you're interested in. (For example, Do you want to be a Maths Tutor, Science Tutor or English Tutor). Think about your skills, experience, education and past academic achievement. Analyze them with your passion for teaching. The higher the outcome, the better tutor you will be.
  4. Once you're through choosing the subject you can tutor in, decide what level of students you can teach such as JC, Secondary or Primary.
  5. Are you able to travel and provide tuition at home?
  6. Tutoring for yourself or through the means of tuition agency.                                         Last but not least, you might want to consider how you want to tutor. Basically, there are two ways. If you can find students, undertake all tutoring activities, source all resources and plan lessons yourself, then congratulations! You're the boss. You can enjoy control over your tutoring activity and flexible tutoring schedule. Above all, you'll be able to obtain all of the financial rewards from the parent. On the contrary, if you feel the need for agency's assistance regarding lesson plans, curriculum management, financial system and students bookings, you'd be better off contacting them. They will be able to provide you with a range of aids and teaching resources. But in return, they'll take a share of your tutoring fees as well.

 I hope this article was useful to you. Tuition teachers, who are not capable of managing home tuition on their own might be reluctant to get the help of Singapore tuition agency but yet they resort to them. I know, this can be quite difficult since you probably don't want to pay half of your earning to the third party. We understand that. With this in our mind, we are planning to reduce commission charge for this service. If you're wondering how we might be of your assistance in this regard, you can look us up at and call us on 8259 1182.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Operating Tuition Business: Quite straightforward, don’t you think?

A tuition agency is a tuition business that acts as an intermediary between tutors and students, in which tutors are introduced to students through tuition agency. This type of business seems to be rapidly growing these days due to problems faced by parents to find tuition specialist who can assist them in their children’s studies.

In general, this is a home tuition, also can be considered one to one private tuition, whereby the tutor travels to the tutee’s home to conduct the session. Tuition agency attempts to get qualified and experienced tutors registered with them on the web platform, thereby exposing them on the internet. Parents or students are regarded as their clients since they are the ones who pay for tuition service.

To begin with, parents visit tuition agency’s website over the internet. However, effective marketing must be implemented to attract a huge mass of parents to the website. After that, parents will sign up and create their profile along with their basic and personal details. They will look through the tutors who have already registered with tuition agency on the site. Also, they will look into tutor’s profiles containing tutor’s information that includes their skills and experiences, academic achievement and subjects taught by these tutors. Tutors are also able to mention various subjects and languages they can teach their pupils with respective price rates. Once parents are done selecting a tutor, they can hire tutors right away by themselves or they might even consider consulting tuition coordinators who will advise them on choosing the right tutor. Several questions or suspicions might pop up in the head of parents regarding selecting tutor. So, this is when tuition coordinator intervenes. They will try to figure out the academic needs and learning styles of the students and try to pair them up with the appropriate tutor.  Parents may as well directly come to tuition agency requesting to find a tutor. They will specify their needs and requirements for tutors based on the subjects their kids are weak in. They will further state the location for tuition class, the academic level of students and the subjects that they need tuition for.  Once the requests are received, Tuition coordinator will pick up the tuition assignment and seek appropriate tutors based on parents' request. They will put this assignment up on their website making it available for existing Singapore tutors to apply for. The interested and deserving tutors will then apply for it and tuition coordinator evaluates applications in order to decide which tutor is best of the best. Ultimately, when done, an ideal tutor is selected and sent to student’s home for tuition.

This is how house tutor, a Singapore tuition agency has been working to this day. We believe all other agencies are operating their business activities in the same manner.  If you have any queries regarding this matter, you can log onto or contact us on 8259 1182.  Whether you’re a parent or a tutor, I’d highly recommend signing up with us. I’m sure this would be beneficial to you.

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