From private tutors to tuition centres, group classes to one-to-one sessions – how do you pick the best enrichment centre for your child?
Every parent wants to help their child fulfil their greatest potential. While the Singapore education system is touted as one of the best in the world, there’s still room for your child to flourish and grow. That’s why many parents turn to enrichment centres to stimulate a child’s mind and encourage the love of learning from a tender age.
Here are 5 key considerations when choosing an enrichment centre for your child, and how The Learning Lab delivers the best learning experience for your child.
1. Understand your child
Every child is unique and learns in different ways. Learners who are easily distracted might do better in smaller classes, while a child who's more reserved and shy might benefit from the added interaction in a larger class.
Knowing your child’s needs, character and learning habits can help guide you in choosing an enrichment centre that will empower your child to grow in confidence and academic ability.
And it all starts with choosing the enrichment centre that best suits your child. When you hear your young one exclaim, “Mummy, Daddy, I can’t wait for the next lesson!” – you know you got it right!
Nurturing this genuine passion for learning in every child who walks through our classroom doors is what drives us at The Learning Lab. From specially crafted teaching materials to the design of each classroom, we pay great attention to all details to ensure the learning environment is not only the right one for your child, but also the best we can provide him or her.
Consider your budget
We know that your child’s education matters greatly to you. With many options for tuition and enrichment out there, it may be difficult to make a clear choice. It helps to keep in mind that, it takes relevant and effective resources to provide the best learning experience for your child.
At The Learning Lab, we put each child at the centre of his or her learning journey. Our materials help your child master the content and skills needed at each stage of academic progression whilst helping him or her nurture a genuine interest in the subject of study. We believe that a happy learner is an effective learner.
Take a tour of the classroom environment
Studies have shown that the quality of a learning environment can have a direct impact on academic performance. Before deciding on an enrichment centre, be sure to take a look at the facilities available as well as location of the centre. If your kid has to spend an hour travelling to and from class, he might end up too tired to focus on learning. Bigger centres like The Learning Lab have multiple and accessible centres to ensure convenience for you and your child.
At TLL, we believe that learning should be active, not passive. Both our classrooms and lessons are designed with the intention of creating a conducive environment in which ideas can be generated and knowledge can be shared.
Having a unique and conducive learning environment which features like our curated library also helps your child advance beyond academics. We also inculcate in children a love for languages and reading through storytelling sessions and incentivised reading programmes.
Talk to the teachers
Communicating with your child’s teacher(s) is important! Besides taking note of their credentials and experience, it is also important to find out how your child’s teacher aims to guide your child through the year and how he or she will develop your child’s strengths.
Having an educator who is passionate about teaching is essential in helping your child develop a love for learning. This can be the differentiating factor between a child who dreads going for enrichment lessons and one who embraces the learning opportunity and genuinely possesses a thirst for knowledge. At The Learning Lab, teachers see their students at their best and aim to go a step further beyond pure academics to help your child excel beyond the classroom.
At TLL, teachers are dedicated to helping students develop into all rounded individuals. Academics and results are important, but our teachers go a step further to help your child excel beyond the classroom. In class, our teachers encourage and challenge students to think beyond the confines of the classroom, incorporating global affairs and news into lessons to develop creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills that prepare them for the needs of the future. We treat our students as independent young individuals, and encourage them to form their own opinions about the world around them.
Appraise their resources
It is important that the enrichment centre you choose has the right academic materials to support your child’s needs. Find out more about the learning journey that awaits your child by looking at the centre’s teaching materials and curriculum outlines. This also helps you understand the centre’s teaching methodology better and what you can expect from the syllabus.
From foundational practice worksheets to advanced and critical-thinking questions, we provide a wealth of materials at our tuition centres to suit our students’ learning needs. With our in-house notes, key concept guides and practice papers highlighting common exam questions, our students are adequately prepared for the rigours of an examination.
getting Your Child Ready For Life Beyond The Classroom
Find an enrichment centre that helps your child build good studying habits, promotes independent learning and nurtures that innate sense of curiosity. A good programme will empower your child to continually seek positive progress and to enjoy the learning journey.
At the heart of The Learning Lab, we aim to develop the key knowledge, skills and dispositions for success through engaging and enriching lessons. Visit our website to find out more about programmes at The Learning Lab for preschool, primary, secondary and junior college students.
Register Your Child For Our Term 1 – 2018 Classes
Registration for our Term 1 – 2018 classes, which begin on Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 is now open.
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If you have any enquiries about our programmes, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 6733 8711 and we will be happy to assist you.