The word tution was heard by us when students consistenly fell behind in studies and got scoldings from teachers, parents labelling them “week”, finally to be pushed into extra boaring classes around high school times.
This is a fancy word- dont know if it rhymes with fashion!! I hear 1st standard kids, hardly out of pre-nursery join such tutions!!
Little alarmed at the prospect of that, did some ground scratching and came up with the following answers:
a) Most home works are to be done by parents – who dont just have the time for it and transport the workload to paid tution teachers. The essential bonding with parent /kid and real time feedback is missing here.
b) Some send them to tutions as the teachers at school are not properly trained. Many school principals openly confess and blame the IT/BT shift business who pull away good english speaking teachers by doubling their salaries and they have to make do with Graduate teachers in private schools who dont know how to handle the kids.
c) Its a sense of false alarm for many parents. This minsicule but growing group try to forsee an engineer or something and in thier mad rush, pressurize the kids.
d)There are some kids who have to be taught differently and tutions dont help there. This goes un-noticed. Not all kids are blessed equally but some are more equal.
Does your ward attend tutions for any of other reasons? My junior does NOT.