An experienced Mandarin tutor will help your grades improve
Is Mandarin Important?
Has this ever happened to you – you proudly say something in Mandarin to your friend. She replies, but you don’t understand her answer. Awkward.
Chinese tuition can help. We know that our students’ fluency in Mandarin is just a matter of time (and effort). How does a rock become smooth? It is by the friction that rounds out all the rough edges, and in the end it becomes smooth. Learning Mandarin is like the smoothing process of the rough rock. Once you identify all the rough edges and smooth them out, being fluent in Mandarin is an easy next step.
According to The Economist: “(American) families are enrolling their children in Mandarin-immersion programs that are springing up from California to Maine. They are hiring tutors, Skyping with teachers in Beijing and recruiting Chinese-speaking nannies. Some are stocking their playrooms with Disney videos in Mandarin.” Many American families have decided to hire an experienced Chinese tutor.
Learning Mandarin gives us so many perks. One of these would be your new-found ability to access Chinese cinema. Mandarin films range from historically enlightening to light-hearted and humorous.
Some of us are discouraged from learning Mandarin because we think that it’s too difficult. While there are over 80,000 Chinese characters in the language, the truth is that native speakers use only around 3,500 characters in their daily conversations and written fluency.
Why Learn The Mother Tongue Language?
According to the Dr Goh Keng Swee Report in 1979: “the then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew wrote: The greatest value in the teaching and learning of Chinese is in the transmission of the norms of social or moral behaviour. . . . It would be a tragedy if we were to miss this and concentrate on second language proficiency nearly equal to the first language. Malay children should know their proverbs and their folklore…. For the Indians, the Ramayana and the Mahabaratha provide marvellous and inexhaustible sources of stories…. That they also carry a moral message is the genius of the culture. No child should leave school after 9 years without having the ‘soft-ware’ of his culture programmed into his subconscious.”
Who Speaks Mandarin?
According to the Census of Population 2010, about 47% of Chinese households in Singapore speak Mandarin at home. They also speak Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Hakka and Hainanese – these dialects form about 19% of the home language of Chinese Singaporeans.
Interestingly, according to a study conducted in 1980 by researchers Evangelos Afendras and Eddie Kuo, virtually no ethnic Chinese in Singapore spoke Mandarin as their predominant home language in 1965, at the time of our Independence.
These days, twenty percent of the world’s population speaks Chinese. Mandarin is the mother tongue of over a billion people and is spoken in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Mongolia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei.
Employers Appreciate Good Mandarin Skills
Having a good grasp of Mandarin may give you an edge when competing for an important career position. Multi-national corporations prefer to hire people who can speak more than one language as well as understand the business culture of more than one country.
When you are proficient in Mandarin, you can better understand your Chinese counterparts, and have a stronger platform on to operate successfully in a Mandarin corporate and cultural context.
Every year, many students around the world whose mother tongue is not Mandarin are enthusiastically studying it. You can master Mandarin successfully too!
Currently, the mother tongue curriculum aims at being more interactive and fun for the student. The objective is to increase interest in languages.
Can My Mandarin Improve?
In school, you raise your hand but the teacher is busy. He is attending to three other students who had put up their hand just before you. The bell rings and class is over. You still don’t understand how to do the homework, and there’s SA next week.
Hiring an experienced Mandarin tutor from Best Tutor will help you:
- Write to suit purpose, audience and context in a way that is clear and effective
- Use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
- Understand implied meaning
- Identify key messages, main ideas and details in a variety of spoken and written texts
- Infer and draw conclusions
You need to demonstrate mastery of these (and more), in order to do well in the major national exams administered by the Ministry of Education.
Source: Ministry of Education/SEAB website
Be exam-ready. Mandarin. Make it work for you.
Everyone can do well in their exams
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We have over 20,000 experienced tutors in our team. Our tutors’ qualifications range from current teachers at MOE schools, experienced university undergraduates, university lecturers to PhD-holders. They are very familiar with the latest MOE syllabus and exam requirements.
Our tutors are shortlisted based on their academic background, teaching ability, experience, personality, motivation and reliability.
Tutors join our team because we are careful when matching their skills with students’ aspirations.
Just let us know your expectations and we will recommend a good match for you – within your requirements.
Who Hires Experienced Mandarin Tutors?
Our clients include parents who are principals and teachers at MOE schools, university lecturers, professionals (lawyers, doctors, accountants), public sector executives, SME owners, young parents, and grandparents. We also match tutors with assignments at Singapore’s leading tuition centres.
Our tuition assignments suit all budgets, across Singapore.
We believe in delivering on each and every promise.
If for any reason we feel that we are not able to fulfill the assignment, we will tell you, so that your time can be spent more fruitfully.
Why Best Tutor?
We are fast. We are well-known.
We provide the winning edge in education services.
Best Tutor’s academic advisors include former Heads of Departments at top Singapore schools, the chairman of the World Education Council (https://www.facebook.com/WorldEducationCouncilPolicyMakers), an educational psychologist, and a university professor who specializes in pedagogy.
Parents, students and our tutors consult our academic advisors whenever they have concerns over memory skills, motivation, understanding and memorization techniques for key concepts, study methods, and all aspects of supplementary education.
Our expert resource persons will advise you on effective ways to learn, remember, and apply information that is required for you to succeed.
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Through the years, we have established a broad and deep network of specialist tutors in all the academic levels (primary and secondary schools, and junior college) and across academic subjects.
Best Tutor has developed the most effective methods of matching qualified experienced tutors to help students perform better at exams. Every student has different learning needs. Some students learn by cramming everything in a short period of time, hours before major exams. Others need constant reinforcing in order to understand the content. Best Tutor knows how to find committed tutors who can identify the causes for lower than expected grades, and tailor the lessons to suit the learning needs of each student.
Catch The Problem Early
The core learning methodology of the Singapore education system is that each skillset is the foundation for future lessons, much like Lego bricks being carefully situated next to the other.
Build a strong foundation for your child. Remedial tutoring can start at any age, but catching the problem early is best.
Hire A Tutor
Bring in a tutor because you know that when your child stays “I don’t care”, he really means “I am too scared to care because then I might fail”.
If you are a student whose parents and teachers are often complaining that you are not putting in enough effort into your work, hiring a home tutor will help you know if your study methods and exam skills are correct.
Making the decision to hire a private tutor AND finding the right one can make all the difference in helping your child get his education back on track.
Talk to Best Tutor now, and see for yourself how our tutors can help you in the subjects you are weak at.
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