In the competitive education landscape in Singapore, it is interesting to explore if economics tuition is necessary given the hectic schedules of students.
The main issue facing students is that they are flooded with too much information from school notes, but because school teachers are besieged by a lot of administrative work, they are unable to devote time to refine the notes, or even to understand the rigor of the academic content of the A level economics syllabus, much less explain them succinctly to students. That’s when the role of an economics tutor is important.
A good economics tutor will distill the content in the Economics subject to students in clear and succinct ways, and show them the techniques of not just writing rigorously, but also to write concisely to meet the tight examination time constraint.
Furthermore, economics tuition is necessary because students require personalized and individualized coaching which school teachers are unable to provide because of their heavy workload, and also because they are not obliged to attend the students’ questions beyond school hours. That’s when an economics tutor serves as a study buddy, offering 24/7 consultations as and when the students require them.
Additionally, economics tuition is beneficial for students who need that extra push or that extra motivation to get their learning processes kick-started. Some students are bored with the subject because they do not get the understanding they need from school teachers, either because their school teachers present the information in a dry way, or the notes are simply too wordy, to the point that they do not see the benefits of school lessons or for that matter, school notes.
That’s when a good economics tutor may come in handy. During the economics tuition sessions, students can see clearly how the tutor present the economics concepts in a fun and interesting way, and see economics come alive in front of their very eyes. Often times, sparking interest in the subject is a key first step towards unlocking interest in the subject. Subsequently, the students will then read up more about the content topics and engage in a two-way interaction about the topics which further sparks off deeper interest. As such, this becomes a virtuous cycle that allows the student to gain deeper insights into the subject of economics.
In short, economics tuition is necessary for students who see the pain points and the benefits raised in this article.