Statistics have shown that the tuition industry in Singapore is reported to be worth $820 million today, up from $470 million in 1998. This shows that the demand for tuition in Singapore is rapidly growing. What could have caused home tuition to become so widely popular in recent years? This is probably due to the competitive education system in Singapore. Furthermore many Singaporeans are what we call "kiasu", which is a Singapore slang "fear of losing". Many parents are concerned with their children's academic results and usually like to compare and boast about their children having good grades. Therefore if you want your child to excel in studies, you need to help him find the right private tutor for him.
The first thing to check when engaging a home tutor is his educational background. A private tutor who is already academically inclined himself will be better at imparting his knowledge to the student. He will also be able to explain the concepts and syllabus in detail to the student.
The quality of the home tutor can be determined by the number of years of teaching experience he has. As each student progresses at their own pace, an experienced tutor will be able to attend to the specific needs of each student and will be able to know what is the best way to help him. An experienced private home tutor will also be able to provide useful exam tips and pin-point the student's weakness to help him to improve. Finding an experienced home tutor may be a challenging task because the experience of the private tutor is unverifiable.