Some parents think that since their child did well at the PSLE Chinese exams, they do not need Chinese tuition in secondary school. Yet the Chinese syllabus progresses at an exponentially faster pace as the student progresses towards the O-level exams. The difference between primary school Chinese and secondary school Chinese is significant, and the difference between secondary and JC chinese is even more so.
As soon as the students begin secondary 1, they are expected to conform to a higher level of assessment. Specifically, students will now be tested on their critical thinking, as well as their mandarin linguistic skills. Because they have never been tested in these areas before, many students will struggle to keep up with the Chinese classes. Even students that performed well in the PSLE Chinese exams may now require additional help in the form of Chinese tuition to keep up with the pace.
While a minority number of students may not need Chinese tuition, we believe that most students will need that extra push at some point of the learning curve. And with our resources and experience, we believe we are well placed to help students to overcome their indifference towards Chinese and make it a subject they can actually excel in.