How much are you willing to spend on education?
Updated: May 29
How much are you willing to spend on education? There’s a great quote that summarises the importance of education. It tells us that with the education we can unlock the future. It, too, tells us that tomorrow lies in the hands of the individual that prepares for it. Indeed, education is pivotal—not just to our present, but also—to our futures as individuals and as a society. Education broadens one’s horizons, leading to new ideas, perspectives and opportunities. And indeed, most Singaporeans understand the importance of education, which is why many are willing to spend on it. And one of the ways we can prepare for the future is by signing up for tuition and enrichment classes. However, these additional classes come with a price tag; on top of school fees, this may pose an economic worry to families. Yet, we still find many Singaporeans eager to spend, sometimes exorbitant amounts, on education. Why is that? Because education is an investment. While results may take months, or even years, to reveal themselves, education is often worth more than it costs. Here are some benefits of spending on tuition. By enrolling in tuition, students can reinforce what they have learnt in school. As a parent, perhaps you have gone through a similar experience of having questions in class but being unable to raise your doubts in time. And indeed, the classroom can be a daunting environment, particularly for less extroverted individuals. Furthermore, school teachers also face the daunting task of handling tens of students, at times up to forty of them, simultaneously. It’s inevitable that some slip through the cracks. This is where private tuition comes in. Apart from having smaller class sizes that benefit learning, tuition can also enrich students’ lives, teaching them new skills outside of the school curriculum. For instance, tutors can customise and introduce unique learning methods for each student that may prove more suitable and effective. With such directed guidance, students are sure to ace their exams. Most importantly, tuition calibrates students' attitudes towards learning. By engaging in classes outside of school, students are introduced to the concept of life-long learning. By allowing students opportunities to learn outside of campus, they start to understand the different forms in which learning can occur. Our first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, was also a staunch advocate for continual learning. He once remarked that he has never stopped learning; that, even years after his schooling, he continues to learn as a student would. By enrolling in tuition, students get the opportunity to adopt and practice this mindset from a young age. Thereby, setting them up for life success.
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