Before I continued with my childhood experience on after-school tutoring classes, here’s my top secret embarrassing confession: I always brought home monthly bad report cards when I was in my elementary school and my Dad was always furious looking at my school report cards. Back then, I did not know the art of studying for tests or exams at home. I just did not know! My report cards tended to be on ‘fire’ (more red marks than blue marks) and I was always terrified to go home and see my Dad whenever the report card was distributed. My teachers often called my Dad to school to personally discuss my academic performance and this indeed made him really embarrassed too. Now you know why my parents had to put me in after-school tutoring classes, right?
Anyway, my parents changed private tutors for me countless times. Sometimes there were tutors coming to our house to give me extra lessons or help me cope with my homework. Most of the times, my Dad, riding his motor bike, had to send me to the tutor’s house which was quite a distance from our home – rain or shine. Finding the right tutors for me was not that simple - sometimes the tutors were fully booked, too expensive or their houses were just too far from where we lived! In short, surviving in a top private school Indonesia is not an easy business for both kids and parents. Everything was about grades and academic ranking by the end every school term. But hey, my academic life got better and brighter as I entered Junior high school; I did very well in school and was always in the Top 10 student list until my university years. And yes, you are now reading a scholar’s writing. *wink-wink*
Moving on, after spending more than 2 years in Malaysia, I noticed the same pattern between after-school tutoring programs in Indonesia and Malaysia. Children in primary school in Malaysia are, too, already bound to spend more hours in after-school tutoring classes every day to make sure that they cope well in their school. I bet they'd still have to do this for the next 10-11 years or so. My nephew and niece who are now in Primary 2 take extra lessons in after-school tutoring classes, from general academic lessons to art class. On weekends, one of them has to take extra lessons in Olympic Mathematics which honestly, I have no idea what it’s all about as compared to the common mathematics. Another instance, my neighbour’s kid who's just entered primary school earlier this year is sent to Mandarin classes every day after school because his family doesn't speak Mandarin at home and the parents want to make sure that the boy can survive in his Chinese primary school. Guess what, their parents have to take trouble in sending these kids to the tutors’ houses or tutoring venues every day and it’s not that easy to find good tutors for them either.
Recently, I came across a website called HomeTuitionJob where parents and students can find good quality home tutors. Say good bye to all the pains in finding private tutors for your kids and all the troubles in being stuck in traffic jam when sending your kids to the tutors’ houses or picking them home during busy hours.
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