1. Do you only conduct Maths tuition and English tuition for secondary school students?
Yes, both Leon and Adeline are private tutors for secondary level Mathematics/Additional Mathematics and English Language, specialising in preparing students for their GCE N-Level and GCE O-Level examinations. Although the two busy tutors would love for students from other levels to sponge on them, they are unfortunately limited by time and space. Hence, they prefer to focus on transferring their powers to only Spongers from secondary 1 to 5. 🙂
2. Where are you located in Singapore?
We are conveniently located at 114 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 where it is easily accessible by public transportation.
3. How do you conduct your tuition lessons? What can my child expect to learn?
Though we can’t openly reveal our highly guarded trade secrets, 😉 what is important to know is that we only conduct focused group tuition, NOT mixed-level group tuition. What this means is that classes are grouped based on secondary level and stream to ensure that the topics covered in class are relevant to every Sponger in the group. What a secondary 1 student needs to learn and master for the academic year is obviously going to be different compared to a secondary 4 student. We strongly believe this is the best arrangement to ensure that all Spongers can soak up the most out of each lesson they attend. A Sponger’s brain will constantly be probed, tickled and filled with new and delightful knowledge week after week. Expect to get interested. Expect to be challenged. Expect to have to fun. 😀
4. Do you guarantee results?
We do not want to insult your intelligence by claiming to guarantee results. Frankly, we sometimes roll our eyes when we hear certain tutors saying that. 🙄 There are many variables that determine a student’s performance, e.g. attitude, aptitude, student-teacher chemistry and so on. Thus, how can anyone guarantee results without even meeting and understanding the student? We feel that such claims are not very genuine. We are NOT sales people but educators. So what we can guarantee you is that we will do our utmost to impart knowledge, ignite our students’ interest for learning and inspire them to reach greater heights. 🙂
5. Besides small group tuition, do you give one-to-one tuition as well?
Yes we do, but one-to-one assignments are considered on a case by case basis due to the limited time slots available. One-to-one tuition is mainly conducted during the weekdays to avoid clashing with the weekend small group tuition schedule.
6. What are your tutors’ qualifications and experience?
That’s an excellent question! At the end of the day, the quality of education depends heavily on the tutors themselves. To find out more about Leon and Adeline, visit our webpages on Maths Tuition and English Tuition respectively. We’re sure you’ll be more than pleased. 🙂 And don’t just take our word for it! Please check out the candid testimonials from our graduates.
7. Is Sponge ME’s environment conducive to learning?
Another good question! This is an important aspect of education that cannot be overlooked. All rooms are spacious and comfortable (we don’t pack our students like sardines), fully air-conditioned and well-equipped with audio and visual learning aids. Check out the pictures of our learning playground.
8. What are your fees and schedules like?
Based on our more than decade-long experience and track record, and the fact that we conduct small focused group tuition, we believe you will find our fees reasonable and a great investment on your child’s education. Please contact us to find out more about our rates.
Schedule-wise, small group tuition for all levels are usually held over the weekends, i.e. on Saturdays and Sundays. Classes start running from morning till late evening. Once again, please contact us for availability and the timing of our classes, which depends on your child’s level and stream.
9. I prefer to have tuition at home. Do you offer home-based tuition?
For classroom learning, everything is conducted in-house and all our students come over to our centre for lessons. To us, this is the most ideal arrangement as our centre is fully equipped and extremely conducive for learning. 👍😊
However, for those who prefer to have tuition in the comfort and safety of their own homes, we are happy to say that we do offer home-based tuition via remote learning on Zoom. To find out more, please visit our Online Tuition webpage.
10. I tried calling you, but I couldn’t reach you. Why?
First of all, our apologies for not being able to pick up your phone call or calls (we appreciate your persistence). It is most likely that we are teaching and have our mobile phones on silent mode – Class Rule #1: All phones and gadgets on silent mode, no exceptions. We want 100% attention from our Spongers during class! So if you leave a message (voice, SMS, Whatsapp) we will definitely get back to you within 24 hours. Thank you for your patience. 🙂