This statement made by a handyman (in an interview by CNA) inspired me to write this post.
“I’d say you’re paying me for my experience, not my labour.”
It's quite similar in the tuition industry. What type of tutor you get depends on the "luck" factor sometimes. You can get a cheap tutor, but your child shows no improvement in his understanding. Or you can pay a higher rate for an experience tutor and see progress in just a few sessions.
For the past 2 weeks, I have been 'interviewing' my students to find out more about their experiences with tutors. Note that these are just opinions formed by my students from their personal experiences.
Type 1: Undergraduates
Type 2: Part-time graduates
Type 3: Full-time graduates
Type 4: Current MOE Teachers
Type 5: Ex-MOE Teachers (Full-time tutor) --> ME!
Experienced and up-to-date with the Syllabus
Lesson preparation is done for every lesson.
Ask your child, "How's your tutor like during lessons?"
You will be surprised by their response.