Persuasive Essay On Tuition Classes

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I had my first tuition class when I was 10 years old. The need came when I cried my eyes out for a Mandarin composition homework that I couldn’t write. My parents themselves were stumped by the homework and thought it was best to enrol me in a Mandarin tuition class. Nowadays, kids as young as 3 years old are enrolled in tuition classes. Is there even a need to send these children for extra classes? In a survey conducted by The Straits Times and research firm Nexus Link in 2015, seven in 10 families in Singapore pack their pre-school children off to tuition. The most common reason for private tuition - cited by more than half of the parents with children under seven - was to keep up with others. It is my opinion that the increasing prevalence of private tuition nowadays is superfluous. Our education system is top-notch. This year, Singapore topped the biggest global school rankings published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Furthermore, based on the budget expenditure in 2015, Singapore second highest expenditure is on education - MOE has continually place tremendous effort on upgrading its facilities and attracting and retaining the best teachers - so that students in Singapore have access to resources and the best teachers. Moreover, for students who need additional support, MOE has implemented comprehensive levelling-up programmes to ensure that they develop a good foundation in English and Mathematics. They are the stepping stone to
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