Phone: 6100 2407 (If I missed your call, I am most likely having lessons. My apologies. I will definitely call back.)
|Face-to-Face Tuition||Online Tuition / Crash Course|
|Sec 3/4/5 (GCE N/O Level)||SGD 50-60 Per Hour||SGD 60 - 70 Per Hour||2 Hours Per Lesson |
(Face to Face Tuition)
1 Hour Per Lesson
|IGCSE, Edexcel GCSE||SGD 50 Per Hour||SGD 60 - 70 Per Hour||2 Hours Per Lesson|
|GCE A Level / WACE / Edexcel A Level||SGD 60 Per Hour||SGD 70 - 80 Per Hour||2 Hours Per Lesson|
|Diploma||2 Hours Per Lesson|
|University||2 Hours Per Lesson|
a. Trial Lesson
A student may wish to come for a trial lesson to judge the suitability of the lesson. Fees are chargeable as per normal.
b. Payment of Fees
Fees are collected at the end of every lesson. No one needs to keep track the dates of the lesson attended.
This is the simplest accounting.
Why our children are struggling in school?
As a start, lets understand how our Singapore education system works.
Our schools teach our children in a mass lecture format.
How well our children learn depends on
- How well they received the information
- How well they retain the information
- How well they apply the information
Based on my experience, the problem lies in stage 1 and 2.
It favours individuals with strong language abilities and excellent memory.
Schools try to solve the problem by holding additional classes and hopes that by repeating the lesson, the student can receive and remember the information better.
There are few problems with this approach.
- As most teachers hold additional classes, school will end much later. Students became more tired and absorbs much lesser than expected.
- Sometimes, the student just only don’t understand a small section of the lesson. Putting through the student the entire lesson is not efficient.
- The student has no time to recap what was taught. So when more information is given in future lessons, they cannot link up with what was taught earlier.
How POA Tutor Can Help you with Online Tuition?
|Traditional Tuition||POA Online Tuition|
|Receiving Information||Memory||Lesson can be recorded on screen.|
The student can replay the lesson anytime to review the points he forgotten.
|Teacher’s Handwriting||Student may have to struggle the teacher’s poor handwriting.||Explanation in words neatly typed. Diagrams clearly illustrated with drawing tools.|
|Taking Notes||Student frantically scribbling bits and piece of what the tutor spoke.||The tutor explains verbally and type the explanation in the software.|
|Retrieving Information||The student has to dig through thick stacks of notes, worksheets, test papers and past year papers.||Within 5 Sec on your handphone and computers. The content is neatly classified accordingly to topics and subdivided into notes, worksheet and exam papers.|
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A combination of face-to-face interaction and online tuition is encouraged. Mr Chong found that students can remember the contents better when the class is spread over 2-3 sessions in a week.
For face-to-face lessons, the standard lesson is 2 hours while online classes are one hour sessions.
Why Travel to the Tutor’s House (Must Read) - (For those who prefer Face-to-Face Tuition)
a) The teacher is Prepared.
Allow me to share my experience. During the run-up to exams, I travel up to 4 locations to conduct 2 hours of lesson at each venue. On average, the travelling time to each location is at least 45 min. In total, I spent up to 2-3 hours travelling each day and limited work can be done on the road.
By the time I reached home, I am exhausted. I relied on the groundwork I did during holidays to scrap through.
If a tutor is merely going through your child’s schoolwork or Ten Year Series without his own worksheets, you know limited lesson preparation is done. There is no plan.
I decided that I should do better and channel the travelling time and energy to prepare for lessons. This is important as the tutor can design worksheets to address the issues discovered in the previous lessons. The gaps in learning can then be closed.
As more resources are built up over time, your child will benefit and the effort to travel will be rewarded!
An example would be the online courses on my website where students can access my lessons on the computer or mobile phones. Anytime. Anywhere.
b) Cost Savings
The cost savings will be passed to students. The hourly rate will be reduced by $10 for all levels and the revised fees schedule is stated above.
a) Library, Printing Services & White Board – Home Ground Advantage!
Over time, I have built up an extensive library of books, notes and exam solutions to answer any impromptu questions that a student may have. It is logistically impossible to bring my library wherever I go.
Printing is free.
Whiteboard – I have a huge whiteboard (100 cm by 200 cm) which I use to illustrate how different concepts can be linked. You can do it on paper but the visual impact using different colour markers is stronger.
I need time to travel to your place and may be late sometimes. How?
Each student is allocated 2.5 hours. 2 hours of lesson time. The remaining 30 minutes is budgeted for any delay due to traffic conditions faced by the student.
Should the student be early and there is ongoing lesson, the student will be given worksheets to revise work done previously or learn about the next lesson. More time can be spent discussed the issues when the lesson commences. In short, there is an incentive to be early.
Testimonials : I notice that there are none on your website.
When my students do well, I do not use them as my advertisement. They earned the grades through their hard work.
True Story : I have a working adult who took 4 months to complete A level accounting from scratch. She is amazing! We have tuition on Sunday and Tuesday. After the lesson on Sunday, she rushed to complete her homework and was armed with questions by Tuesday despite having a full day of work on Monday. Her drive led her to do well in her A Level exam. She earned her stripes. I merely play a supporting role.
Remember you are the main cast, not me. You decide your future.
If you are good in English, POA should be easy for you. Why?
Many are surprised as they imagined POA to be a mathematical subject. Of course, it helps if you have number sense. But essentially, POA expresses business concepts from words into numbers presented in tables. As a proof, accounting standards are full of jargon instead of formulas.
Most students struggled with POA because they are not clear with the concepts. To be fair, some terms like Impairment Loss on Trade Receivables are not easy to digest for beginners.
In my first few lessons, my students go through a rigorous process of getting the fundamentals right. And once they can grasp the concepts, the recording and analysis of events become a walk in the park.
I realised that those with strong language ability normally do better as they are able to internalise the concepts and apply it using logical reasoning. The logic is simple. Once you know what it is, you know what to do.
You just need the right training to do well in POA.
Mr Chong is a not MOE teacher. And why that may be best thing for you?
POA is a subject that requires constant communication between the teacher and the student to ensure that the concepts are clearly understood and applied appropriately. However, in a classroom setting with more than 20 students, it is difficult to achieve this.
Often, a teacher has to slow down for the weakest student before the group can move forward. It is inevitable that the learning process will take longer. If a tutor adopts this style of teaching, it may not appropriate for one who is facing exams soon.
Teaching a subject in a group is different from coaching individuals to ace their exams. You need a coach who can give you individual attention, diagnose your problems and customise training to meet your shortfalls.
Mr Chong conducts accounting crash courses for secondary, tertiary and university students throughout the year. He is not just a teacher but a coach for academic success.