2. What are the Benefits of Home Tuition ?
We know that every child is different and performs differently at home and in schools. The children differ in their behaviour, learning and grasping power. The performance of every child is different and it cannot be compared with one another. Some students are very brilliant and some need extra attention and care so that they are able to show their performances. Private Home tuition has become necessary for every student; as a brilliant student has to compete with other students and keep the pace of getting good scores while weak students have to struggle for getting good marks. There are various benefits of home tuition for both students and parents. Some of them are listed below:
The students are able to get care and attention from their teacher which may be the lacking point in their traditional class rooms. Private tuition is helpful in imparting the knowledge and interest in the student and they are able to get maximum benefits from home tuition.
Improve learning styles:
The students are able to explore new learning style and they are able to change the way they study in the classroom. Home tuition will help them build confidence and hence speed up their learning process. This is very important for student to discover the most effective way for learning so that they are able to excel in their studies and career in life.
Sometimes the student is afraid of one subject or maybe even more. With the help of home tuition, he is able to concentrate more on that subject. Private tuition will give the students opportunity to practice more and more. It is advised that the student must take full advantage of home tuition and try various exercises so that he is able to improve upon his weakest areas.
In private tuition, the student is able to share the opinions and ideas with his teacher and they feel closer and tell them about the weaker subjects and fears which may not be possible in the regular class room sessions. This will help both student and teacher to work towards improving them and hence the student is able to feel good about him. Home tuition is bale to open every communication channel for teachers and students participating in private tuition.
Involvement of Parents:
With private tuition, parents are able to keep track of the performance of their students and they are able to get in touch with the teachers to see the progress of their child. The teacher can tell them better what should be the steps taken towards improving the scores of their child. The parents will be informed about each and every activity of their child.
We have seen that the benefits from private tuition are numerous; however, the parents must keep check on their kids and make sure that the students must not be over burdened and feel stressed out with the extra coaching in the form of private tuition. They must speak with their children regarding how they are feeling about the teacher and the tuition.
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3. Time Management Skills and Disciplines.
The time management skills and disciplines that you develop as a student can help you for the rest of your life. Here are some tips to help you develop good time management skills.
A. Create good study habits
1. Study at the same time each day so that it becomes a habit.
2. Plan for weekly reviews.
3. Set aside blocks of study time (about 45 minutes each).
4. Keep your study area just for studying and get rid of distractions.
5. Write down assignments in every class including the DUE DATE and then "check off" items as you complete them.
6. Take advantage of "open time windows."
* Use the time you spend waiting, walking, riding, etc. to review what you've learned.
* Just before class, quickly review your notes or readings relating to that class.
B. Plan Properly for Peak Performance
1. Set up a school-year calendar to get a big picture of your semester—don't include too much detail at this point.
2. Schedule your fixed commitments. Block out time for papers, projects, readings, meetings, scheduled exams, holidays, breaks, presentations, etc.
* Allot time for planned recreation, sports, club activities, etc.
* Enter important dates for your social and family life.
* Leave free time for yourself so you have flexibility.
3. Make a Weekly Schedule. Once a week block out time on a more detailed level for important commitments and deadlines you need to meet. You have to schedule meetings with yourself to work on back-burner items.
4. Make a Daily To-Do List. At the end of each day organize and schedule your next day. Include routines, errands, and study time.
C. Follow your plan
1. Don't let peer pressure or the quest for short-term gratification dictate what you consider important.
2. Focus on the goals you've set for yourself and follow up on your true top priorities.
3. Align your priorities with your long-term values and goals.
D. Set priorities: There’s always more to do than you have time for
1. How to Determine Your Top Priority?
a). What positive things might happen if you make something a top priority? + + + +ve
b). What negative things might happen if you don’t make something a top priority? - - - -ve
c). Taking the following into account, what should your top priority be?
1. How good or bad are the best and the worst things that might happen?
2. What are the probabilities of the best and the worst thing happening?
3. How much time and energy would you have to invest?
E. Overcome procrastination
Without a date, you’ll procrastinate. Whenever you get an assignment, set a goal for when you’re going to start it so you can finish without a last minute panic.
1. Once you’re given a due date on an assignment, count backwards from the due date to establish a start date. Take into account time you’ll be spending on other items like social events, sports, etc. Refer to your school calendar where you’ve blocked out time you’ve committed to other things.
2. Keep stress to a minimum. Start early to avoid a frantic finish.
3. If you usually wait until the last minute to study or work on an assignment, instead of making your goal to finish on time, make your goal to finish early.
4. Remember the riddle, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer: “A bite at a time.”
If it’s a big assignment, break it into small steps.
F. Look Back From the Future
Things that appear critically important today might seem relatively unimportant when you view them from a future perspective. Also, things that appear to be relatively unimportant today might be very important when you view them from a future perspective.
Looking back from the future—“back casting” instead of forecasting—which items will have been the most significant for you to have accomplished to achieve your ideal week, month, year, and life?
“Back casting” one week from now? ........................................................
“Backcasting” one month from now? .......................................................
“Backcasting” one year from now? ..........................................................
“Backcasting” five years from now? ........................................................
“Backcasting” from near the end of your life? .........................................
School represents a time in your life that may have a major impact on how the rest of your life turns out. Keep that in perspective so that the daily decisions you make are wise ones.
You may copy, reprint or forward all or part of this time tips article to friends, colleagues or customers, as long as you credit the information to Peter “The Time Man” Turla. Time Management Training
By Peter "The Time Man" Turla.
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6. How to select a Piano Teacher?
"Having a good piano teacher is even more important than having a good Piano"
Private Piano Teacher in Singapore?
First we assume that you intent to hire a private piano teacher. Advantages of doing this over attending classes at a school are numerous. Most piano learners in Singapore end up employing a piano teacher, and if you are serious, you should too.
Piano teachers have different approaches, but most piano instruction advances in grades, from grade 1 to grade 8. Books are labeled according to grades, but teachers often recommend additional books or songs tailored to specific student abilities and tastes.
How important are the Piano certifications?
You may be under the impression that piano teachers must have music degrees, piano diploma or music teaching certification. Actually this is not necessary. If you are a beginner, look for someone who has at least a grade 7 to teach.
A good piano teacher in Singapore needs more than adequate certification. Practical considerations like him staying near you house is also important.
The most important qualities.
Personality, experience and interest in teaching are also crucial. Sometimes, a student and teacher don't mix. It's a matter of matching personalities. If a kid is miserable because of the dislike of the piano teacher, don't continue with that teacher. Your kid might end up losing interest in learning piano.
Typical Cost of Learning the Piano in Singapore
Typical costs of learning piano in Singapore starts from S$140 to S$160 every four lesson of 45 minutes for beginners.
By Xavier 3/6/2004
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