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The Singapore Education System → Is Tuition Necessary? (The Second Type)

Following our previous 2 posts, we will be introducing another type of students who is suitable for tuition.  These students fall on the other end of the spectrum as compared to the students introduced in our previous post.  They are the high achievers; they often score As and distinctions in school.  Contrary to the general notion that tuition is for the academically weaker students, the academically gifted students may need tuition as well. Schools are educational institutions that provide education to a wide spectrum of a large number of students.  As such, the learning pace in schools is adapted to cater to the vast majority of students whose learning abilities lies in the middle range of the spectrum.  Students from the 2 ends of the spectrum will often find that the learning pace in school is not suitable for them.  For the academically talented and gifted students, they may find school work too easy and a lack of challenge.  This is an issue as the students may gradually lose interest in learning without the necessary stimulants.  The students will also be unable to perform to their fullest potential in their school environment.  We can depict this scenario with the planting of a tree.  Ever seen how our National Environment Authority plants the large trees that grow by the roadside?  The trees are grown in a pot to reach a certain size before they were transferred to the open ground.  If the trees were kept in a pot only, their growth is limited by the pot and the amount of fertilizer and water we give to it.  However, if we...