For the longest time, being a student in Singapore meant rushing to tuition classes after school. Some students may have the luxury of their parents chauffeuring them to and fro, but many others have to make the countless trips from school to their tuition centre, or from the tuition centre and back home.
But that has been changing recently. Now, students can flip open their laptop and attend their tuition class from anywhere. If there’s anything good that came out of the pandemic, it’s the rise of online tuition classes.
Now, with the resumption of in-person classes, we believe going back to the old ways of in-person classes will be counter-productive. If some students prefer to learn virtually – and if it works for them – why stop them?
For this and other reasons, we believe hybrid tuition classes is the way forward for tuition services in Singapore. Let’s take a look at how this can be advantageous for students’ learning.
Flexible options for students
By far the best reason for hybrid learning is the flexibility it gives. Feeling a little under the weather? Tuition centre too far from your home? Tune in online! Enjoy meeting your tutor and friends? Learn better in the classroom? Come down to our classrooms!
We understand that students nowadays have their timetables filled with commitments after commitments. If our flexible arrangements can help them alleviate that just a little bit, then it is worth it. The result is that tutors can also accommodate more students at one time slot, rather than being rigid about having dedicated times for online students and onsite students.
Increases engagement levels
Some of our tutors noticed a ‘weird’ trend: the same students who were reluctant to speak up in the classroom, became more proactive in answering and asking questions when they attended online tuition!
Of course, this is not the same for all students, but it’s a possibility that some students are simply more comfortable interacting online. Similarly, other students are more comfortable interacting in-person. With the hybrid format, students can choose the platform and environment they feel the most safe and effective for their own learning.
At Future Academy, we also go to great lengths to ensure our classes – whether online, onsite, or hybrid – can engage and motivate learners!