Make clear why tuition is unnecessary

As a student, I have many friends who attend tuition classes. However, some confess that they do not find the lessons very useful. They also do not see any significant improvement in their grades.

Yet, they continue with tuition classes, for fear of losing out.

More needs to be done to pinpoint the flaws in our current system so that parents and students do not feel that tuition is a necessity.

Ashley Tan Yu Yi, 17,

Junior College Year 1 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2017, with the headline 'Make clear why tuition is unnecessary'. Print Edition | Subscribe