The education system has evolved to a great extent to adapt to the everchanging corporate landscape and this is hence also the primary reason why even school teachers are sent to be retrained and important meetings are held to discuss and come up with strategies to help students to the best of their ability. It will be great if tuition rates are within one’s budget and that’s important because one should not suffer on financial terms. This is probably one of the first things parents look at when considering tuition centres.
Tuition rates may vary from one centre to another. Usually, this is dependant on several factors like the location of tuition centre (which includes the rental rates), the expertise of the tutors, the resources given, the activities arranged by the tuition centre, and so on and so forth. Top tuition centres in Singapore usually have rates that are pretty high because of the combined effect of all the factors mentioned.
Firstly, nowadays, Physics and Maths tuition is of high demand. This is due to the fact that these are subjects that students can quickly see improvements when enrolling in tuition classes. Physics and Math are subjects that require a lot of practice to be able to do well and tuition centres are efficient in doing so. Moreover, there has been much more information posted online that highlights the importance of tuition in helping a student improve in a particular subject.
Thus, more students are now seeing the importance of tuition classes in helping them understand concepts much better. This results in a continuous increase of students that wish to apply for Math and Physics tuition. However, due to the increasing demand, tuition teachers cannot afford to offer their services at the same price as before and thus will have to increase their tuition rates. This has resulted in an increasing trend in the price of Maths and Physics tuition recently.
Secondly, tuition rates are highly dependent on the tutor’s expertise. For example, an ex-MOE tutor will charge more for their teaching services as compared to other tutors. Ex-MOE tutors would have had a lot of experience teaching students for many years. Thus, they will have much more experience in handling students, clearing their doubts and preparing high quality and useful lessons.
Similarly, tutors that are more experienced and well known in teaching these subjects will charge more for their lessons as compared to other less experienced tutors. These experienced tutors will normally have a degree in the subject that they are teaching, indicating that they are knowledgeable in that particular subject. Although the price may be higher, the quality of the lessons will also be much higher. Many parents may think that this trade-off is worth it and may opt to sign their children up for classes taught by more experienced tutors.
Finally, tuition rates are also dependent on tuition centre rental rates. Tuition centres are not free and tuition tutors that occupy it to conduct their lessons will have to pay the rental fee. Thus, the rate that they charge students will have to cover the rental fee that they have to pay so that they can gain a profit. When there is a nationwide increase in rental rates due to certain shifts in the economy, most tuition rates will also tend to increase as tuition teachers will have to make more money to compensate. This factor is however very difficult to predict as even certain minor shifts in Singapore’s economy can change these rental rates. Moreover, positive inflation rates for Singapore also indicates that tuition rates may also steadily increase as time progresses.
Tuition has almost become a necessity for students to accomplish their academic goals. Hence, it is important to select the right tuition centre for children and tuition rates have to be carefully considered as well; especially according to one’s budget.