Frequently Asked Questions with Regards to Learning with Us.
- Frequently Asked Questions in Regards to Learning with Us.
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- 1. What is Small Group Tuition?
A small group tuition, also known as group tuition, refers to private tuition conducted by a home tutor together with a number of students (more than one). The number of students in a group normally varies. In order to keep learning efficient, APM Tuition limit the number of students in a group to a maximum of 6 per group.
- 2. What are the advantages of Small Group Tuition?
Competitiveness Provokes Improvement
It is a basic human mindset not to lag behind his comrade. With someone who is deem as a competitor side by side, it will instigate one to work even harder. Motivation is a key point to success. Studying in a tuition group will benefit the students.
Group tutoring is not as boring as a one to one tutoring session. There will be more interaction between the tutor and the students, and the studying atmosphere will not be as dry as one to one tutoring. Your child will be expecting the next tuition session!
One solution may uncover another’s unknown riddle
Sometimes, having no doubt does not mean that a person knows everything. It is when an unknown question appears, a student will know his limit and start to panic. When a doubt is raised by a fellow study-mate, it may help others to realise their weakness as well.
Students try to re-explain to one another what the home tutor says. This in turn helps everyone of them to better understand everything the home tutor tries to explain.
Cheaper Tuition Fees
Group tuition will normally reduce the tuition rate of each individual student, such that it is more affordable for the parents.
- 3. What are the Difficulties of Organizing Small Group Tuition?
A small group tuition requires aliasing of time with the home tutor and the students. Often, it requires sacrificing of personal commitments in order to meet the time of everyone. This means that if the larger the tuition group, the harder it is to find the correct time.
- 4. Is small group tuition effective?
Yes definitely! In fact, the advantages of small group tuition truly outweigh the benefits of a one-to-one session. Having said that, it all still boils down to the efficiency and proficiency of the tutor.
Small group settings allow for fruitful discussion, dynamic collaboration, friendly competition, lasting friendship, engaging peer support, increased self-motivation and so much more!
- 5. What subjects do you teach?
We are specialists in teaching Physics and Maths to all levels (O Level, IP, IB, IGSCE, A levels). We do however, also offer Maths and Science to PSLE students. Some of our students do take combine Sciences (Phys / Chem) for 'O' level and we do teach chemistry as well.
- 6. My child is very weak in his studies. Will it be too late? Should I send him to you?
We take in students from all walks of life. No matter how badly your children’s academic results are, or how unmotivated your children is, we are always here for them!
It is better to be late than never. But honestly, in our viewpoint, nobody is ever too late to make a positive change. There is always hope and we strongly believe it!
- 7. What are some value-added services that you provide?
Students are welcomed to stay behind after class to clarify any doubts they might have at no extra charge.
Students can SMS/Whatsapp us even after tuition hours if they need help in any concepts. We will be glad if we could help!
Students can request for additional practices or exam papers for further revision.
We will personally pick up our students from Admiralty MRT Station to our place only until they are familiar in getting there.
Our classroom is open for our parents to view and be assured of the conducive environment where learning will take place.
- 8. What do I need to know about the pick up service from Admiralty MRT station?
We will personally pick up our students from Admiralty MRT Station to our place only until they are familiar in getting there. We endeavor to start our lessons on time and pickup will leave 10 minutes before lesson starts. Students who are unable to arrive the pickup location on time are advised to travel to the tuition class directly to ensure fairness to other students.
- 9. What do I have to pay upon registration?
Parents are required to pay a month’s fee in advance for lesson to begin.
There will be NO registration fees, NO administrative fees, NO printing fees and NO materials fees.
- 10. What are the modes of payment?
We only accept payment by cash or bank transfer. Receipts will be given as a proof of payment.
- 11. When are the monthly fees due?
Fees are payable at the beginning of each month. There will be pro-rating of fees if your children begin lesson in the middle of the month.
However, there is no pro-rating of fees if your children miss any lesson, regardless of the reasons.
Makeup lessons will be arranged instead.
- 12. Is there lessons during the June/December holidays?
There will be no usual tuition lesson held during the long semester breaks.
However, we will have professional long-running workshops held during the holidays and we invite your child to join us for an enriching moment.
- 13. If my child can’t make it to the allocated tuition lesson, can he/she attend a makeup lesson?
Yes definitely! Your children could possibly join other classes within the week subjected to availability.
Otherwise, all makeup lessons will be held on the last week of March (For Semester 1) & last week of August (For Semester 2)
Every students will be entitled to 2 makeup lessons per semester. There will be no extra makeup lesson if your children miss lesson for the 3rd time in the semester with valid reasons.
- 14. Will my children be in good hands?
We are committed, dedicated and highly experienced in making a positive impact in your child’s life. We have seen many of our students achieving leaps of improvement.
Of course, we will also partner hand in hand with our parents to help their children achieve their goals.
- 15. What happen if there is a public holiday or the tutors have fallen ill?
In such circumstances, we will arrange for a makeup lesson on that week itself. If a makeup lesson could not be arranged, refunds will be made to the parent.
We are always ready to cover for each other’s lesson in the event that one of us is sick.
- 16. Is there any referral fees if I introduce a student to the class?
We Believe in Sharing and this is the value of our tuition group. If you ever do refer a new student who have successfully signed up with our tuition group for a period of 12 lessons or more, we will reward you with one free lesson. This can be claimed from us either in the form of cash or free lesson at the end of 12th lesson of the referral.