The Rise of Super Tutors
February 27, 2017
Educational systems around the world are retooling and constantly evolving for the global innovation age. The increase in expectations and demands for higher quality of education has resulted in a new rising trend – the emergence of “super tutors”.
Largely different from the regular private tutors, super tutors are tutors that are high in demand because of their ability to produce excellent results. They are so sought after that their classes are conducted in large groups in order to cope with the demand. Despite the large class size, these super tutors are able to communicate effectively to larger audiences without compromising on quality. They have also perfected the craft to hold the students’ attention and keep them continuously engaged during the lessons. As a result, students enjoy the classes more, and their brains become more receptive to learning.
South Korea – Kim Ki-hoon (English)
In South Korea, super tutor Kim Ki-hoon tutors more than 150,000 students annually. His students say his teaching is more engaging—and practical—than most. To make his class interesting, he would occasionally bust out his guitar.
Hong Kong – Richard Eng (English)
In Hong Kong, Richard Eng tutors more than 50,000 every year. He is a household name, and people would address him as “tutor king” in Cantonese. His 300-staff company, Beacon College, now has 12 schools in Hong Kong and one in Tokyo.
Singapore – Mr William Lin (Chemistry)
In Singapore, Mr William Lin teaches Chemistry to over 500 students annually, an impressive feat given that there is still the misconception of private tutors being more effective. Called Making Sense, his tuition centre is located within walking distance from Bugis MRT station.
William is the only Chemistry Super Tutor who have won multiple prestigious awards, including awards like Singapore Enterprise Award in 2016 and Singapore Excellence Award in 2015. With over 10 years of teaching experience, William enlivens his lectures with stories, jokes and everyday anecdotes. Through his lessons, motivations, and passion for his students to do well, 97% of the students of Making Sense show improvements in their grade.
With education getting more competitive globally and the level of difficulty for new syllabus getting harder, parents, and students alike, are now looking for the best. The kind of tuition that can give them the edge over the others. After all, the fear of losing out to others in class, thus leading to confidence issues or a dislike for learning altogether can be disastrous, especially for a country like Singapore.