Qualities of a good tuition teacher:
- Talks in a way you understand and at a pace you can keep up with
- Points out common mistakes during lessons
- Knows the current syllabus well
- Charges reasonable rates
How you can look out for qualities of a Good Tuition Teacher:
Look for ex-MOE teachers, they are qualified and experienced. Even better is those with many years of experience as they would know common mistakes made by students. They would also be able to better handle group/class lessons due to their experience.
Some parents would ask why not look for the cheapest rate? The answer might surprise you…
Trained teachers would not cheapen their services as they are professionals just like lawyers and doctors. On the other hand, they would also not charge exorbitant rates as that would disadvantaged students who come from not so well-to-do families.
However, non-MOE trained tuition teachers who aren’t familiar with the syllabus and common mistakes might charge lower rates.
Let’s use an analogy: If you are climbing a mountain, would you choose a good guide who just communicates well or would you choose an experienced guide who have guided hundreds of climbers before? The answer is pretty obvious.
Word of caution:
There are some tuition centres that charge lower rates as they simply group all the students from different levels and streams together.
We don’t think that is a good idea as students are in fact overpaying just for consultation. Here at Khemistry, we offer classes that caters for H2/IP students specifically so that every student learns from lessons pitched to their level. Why H2 classes only? We answer that here.