26 Oct '11, 10pm

Singapore's teachers are overwhelmed, says our reader. Do you agree? #SGedu

I COULD not agree more with Mr Ng Seow Hwee ('Tutors plug the gaps'; yesterday). Teachers are overwhelmed and do not have the time to focus on their primary job - teaching and nurturing students. And students have no idea how to rectify their mistakes because teachers simply have no time to give more detailed comments. Many tutors have helped students improve academically, while building up their confidence and inculcating sound values such as discipline and resilience. Parents send their children to school to be educated, and learn moral values and skills so they can contribute to society. However, I am seeing a trend of more children relying on tutors to help them improve academically. Parents have told me that schools advise them to send their children for enrichment classes because they are not coping well in class. The Education Ministry should review the primary scho...

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