13 Feb '12, 3am

It gets more ridiculous MT @davechua: Parents hiring help for kids to do tuition homework

I THANK Ms Irene Tham for last Thursday's article ('Worried parents taking kids to psychologists'). As a parent of two primary school children, I can identify with the stress parents, and children, feel because of today's education demands. In fact, I have discovered this absurdity: parents who engage tuition teachers as a second line of help, to help their children with tuition homework. They enrol their child at an elite centre which insists that pupils maintain high standards. When the child cannot cope with the work assigned by the centre, the parents hire a tutor, or enrol their child in another centre, to help the pupil with the exacting demands of the elite tuition centre. A friend of mine was asked by a parent to serve as a second-line tutor while another friend who used to teach at an elite tuition centre confirmed she had pupils who engaged extra tutors to help t...

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