Almost every parent in Singapore will tell you that their number one burden isn’t putting food on the table but rather accommodating tuition expenses for their kids. The tuition industry is worth over one billion dollars. Further statistics show that most parents in Singapore spend an average of 25% of their household income on the child’s education. The tuition budget is inclusive here, and will probably make up a bigger percentage.
There is dire need to save money that is spent on Secondary School tuition fees. This is money that can be used somewhere else and make a massive impact. If you’re a Singaporean parent, who’s looking to save the tuition fee but doesn’t know how, worry not, we’ve got you covered. We give you tips on how to save money on secondary school tuition fees for your child. Read on!
Reduce the number of tuition sessions
Singapore schools provide students with massive amounts of homework. The amount of time spent by a 15-year-old kid doing homework in a week is 9.5 hours. If the child is having a hard time completing their homework, you can reduce the number of tuition sessions from once a week to bi-monthly. This does not only give the child more time to concentrate on his or her homework but also cuts your expenses halfway. The child cannot benefit from tuition if he or she cannot complete the homework. As much as tuition is important, the first priority should be on school work.
Combine sessions with other kids
Another great way of saving costs is by combining your child’s tuition sessions with another child; maybe your neighbor’s or a friend’s. Private sessions are costly, and you will want to do everything possible to cut some few bucks. The session while combined will be more, but the expense will be much cheaper if equally shared between the parents. The other kid should be of the same class, and the lessons taught will be beneficiary to both kids. You can have up to four kids, which is still manageable. Moreover, learning in a small group, especially with friends, is more fun than when you’re solo.
Go for online tuition
We are in the digital age, and you can extend this advantage to your child’s tuition. The Internet allows us to do our tasks remotely, and it was only a matter of time before online tuitions joined the club. There are numerous great centers such as MindLab and PSLEMath Learning Centre, which offer exemplary tuition services via the internet. What’s even better, their prices are way cheaper as compared to the traditional form of tuition. Also, some tutors have made use of platforms such as Skype and Google Hangouts to give sessions, and they don’t have to travel physically to the child’s location.
These are great methods to save extra money from your tuition fees and use them somewhere else. You can get a lot more creative and even save more. With the right mind that thinks outside the box, you will be surprised by how much you can save!