Demand for Tuition in Humanities Subjects
The recent changes in the school syllabus involves increased analytical skills and this means that children are in need of tuition to assist them in tackling questions. Accordingly, tuition nowadays involves not just about solving difficult arithmetic problems but they also get the opportunity to craft literature essays or answer an open-ended history question. This is because students want to do well in the humanities subject so that they may secure places in the schools that they aimed for. A good grade in the humanities subjects is needed to qualify for popular polytechnic courses, and for those interested in entering a junior college need to use the grade of at least one humanities subject.
Schools do not dedicate enough time to go through literary devices and skills in depth and the reason identified is that they tend to spend more time on texts and content.
These days, schools do not dedicate enough time to go through literary devices and skills in depth and the reason identified is that they tend to spend more time on texts and content. As such, the tuition centres like JC History Tuition are working towards dedicating more time for the students to practice and develop essential answering techniques and essay writing skills. These skills are also complementary to other subjects such as General Paper and Economics where many students will take in junior college.
A Second-year Temasek Junior College student, Ng Weng Fai, noted that since his mind is more wired towards the sciences, he found essay writing quite challenging and that the source-based questions that tested his skills in the areas of inference and critical analysis were new to him. He added that tuition helped him as it became easier to tackle these kind of questions after he became accustomed to them and this allowed him to obtain As for social studies and history. He also began taking economics tuition.
Broadening One’s Horizons
Getting good grades in the humanities subject will allow the students to secure places in the schools that they aimed for. Notably, the good grade allows the students to qualify for popular polytechnic courses and also at least one humanities subject is needed to enter into a junior college. This is a result of the entry requirements imposed by the polytechnics and the junior colleges.
In addition, the peripheral importance of having a good grade is that it will affect the choice of a school and consequently, the path taken by a student in pursuing his or her dreams. This is due to the fact that the polytechnic and the junior college course caters to different methods of learning and areas of studies. This is because it is conventional wisdom that a polytechnic course is aimed at catering for subject-matter that is meant for practical work rather coupled with a relatively small volume of theoretical work. In contrast, the junior college subjects involve a great deal of theory and practical work are nearly non-existent, with the exception of science practical assessments.
Getting good grades in the humanities subject will allow the students to secure places in the schools that they aimed for.
Having Comprehensive Skills
On the other hand, the increasing need to be taught comprehensive skills means that the student becomes well-equipped with the necessary skills to be able to tackle various kinds of questions. The skills taught are essential for the student to improves his or her cognitive skills so as to be able to look at the issues from the various angles and be able to craft their answers in a logical and effective manner. Accordingly, the students are able to answer the questions effectively and efficiently during the examinations so as to be able to attain the best grades possible.
Moreover, the residual benefits from tuition would naturally be translated into more productive and contributive members of society, and even growth in the various fields. While this perspective constitutes a long term view of the benefits of tuition, it is undeniable that building up the necessary skills in a student’s formative years is key to a brighter and better future. Given the premises, it may also be argued that the students who undergo tuition would be more successful and the nation as a whole would naturally benefit from this increased reliance on tuition services.
Overall, it is seen that the use of tuition is aimed at broadening one’s horizons and that it is a worthwhile pursuit as it empowers the student with the opportunities, be it through polytechnic courses or junior college, to pursue their further studies. Moreover, the student will be well-equipped with comprehensive skills to tackle the questions that they encounter during their examinations. It is also hoped that these benefits can still be felt in the long term with respect to the student and by extension, Singapore as well.