Education

3 Ways the Singapore Education System Needs to Change to Prepare Kids for the Future Economy
3 Ways the Singapore Education System Needs to Change to Prepare Kids for the Future Economy
Our local students might have come out tops in the Pisa tests, but that’s actually bad news. It confirms ...
21 February 2017
4 Ways to Save Money on Private Tuition For Your Child
4 Ways to Save Money on Private Tuition For Your Child
The most expensive thing about raising a child is, for many parents in Singapore, not the milk powder or ...
9 February 2017
3 Tips for Freelance Tutors Who Don’t Want to Get Ripped Off by Agencies and Clients
3 Tips for Freelance Tutors Who Don’t Want to Get Ripped Off by Agencies and Clients
We’ve all heard of those superstar tutors who earn over a million bucks a month. But not all tutors are ...
13 January 2017
The MOE System Has Churned Out PISA Top Scorers, But Is It Really Heading in the Right Direction?
The MOE System Has Churned Out PISA Top Scorers, But Is It Really Heading in the Right Direction?
Looks like all those tuition hours paid off when Singaporean topped the PISA test in all three categories—reading, ...
22 December 2016
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Can’t Figure Out What to Study at Tertiary Level? Here are 3 Tips to Help You Decide
When I was at school, local JCs and secondary schools were notoriously bad at providing career guidance. ...
15 November 2016
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Besides Tuition, Singapores’s Shadow Education Industry Has Spawned These 4 Services
Ask any random Singaporean child what their plans are after school, and they’re likely to glumly reply ...
14 November 2016
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2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Enrolling in a Private Degree Course
It seemed like just yesterday when you were congratulating yourself on having passed the PSLE and not screwing ...
25 October 2016
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6 Tuition Centres in Singapore That Offer More Than Just Tuition
Back in secondary school, I had friends who used to get their parents to sign them up at certain tuition ...
20 October 2016
3 Reasons Fresh Grads in Singapore Can’t Find Jobs, and What to Do About It
3 Reasons Fresh Grads in Singapore Can’t Find Jobs, and What to Do About It
As a fresh grad, you might think you have an advantage over older workers by virtue of the fact that you’re ...
27 September 2016
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Tuition inflation in Singapore: Where Should Your Child Go for Classes?
Junior comes home from school one day with a less-than-satisfactory grade on his primary 1 math paper, ...
15 September 2016
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A Master’s Degree is Only Worth Your Money if it Satisfies These 3 Criteria
Despite the rigorous education system Singaporeans are put through, it’s fairly rare for people here to ...
6 September 2016
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Should Singaporean Uni Students Fork Out the Money to Live on Campus?
Reading the Singapore news is a constant reminder that life just keeps getting more expensive. Just last ...
29 July 2016
Can’t Afford to Go to University? Here are 9 Options for Getting Those Fees Paid
Can’t Afford to Go to University? Here are 9 Options for Getting Those Fees Paid
Remember when you were in primary school and you prayed fervently for the day when you could be all grown ...
26 July 2016
4 Tips for Singaporean Parents Who Intend to Pay For Their Kids’ University Education
4 Tips for Singaporean Parents Who Intend to Pay For Their Kids’ University Education
It’s no secret that Singaporeans are willing to spend big bucks on their children’s education—just ask ...
29 June 2016
3 Hidden Costs Singaporean Parents Often Forget About When Sending the Kids Overseas for School
3 Hidden Costs Singaporean Parents Often Forget About When Sending the Kids Overseas for School
When I was a kid, there were only two reasons you went overseas to study. Either you were a high-flyer ...
21 June 2016
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5 Degrees Singaporeans Can Get in Australia That are Now Recognised Here
Australia used to be thought of as that country you sent your kids to if they didn’t make it into NUS. ...
17 May 2016
3 Ways University Students Can Productively Spend Their School Holidays Abroad
3 Ways University Students Can Productively Spend Their School Holidays Abroad
Once upon a time, the glorious 3 month holidays enjoyed by uni students were a time of fun, travel and ...
29 March 2016
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3 Valuable Ways Singapore Students Can Spend Their Gap Year
Despite the fact that a gap year is still thought of as a big waste of time during which one is not economically ...
24 March 2016
3 Things Singaporeans Parents Should Spend Money On Instead of Tuition
3 Things Singaporeans Parents Should Spend Money On Instead of Tuition
If you thought you car or your flat were expensive, wait till you calculate the cost of bringing up your ...
22 March 2016
5 Common Part-time Jobs for Students in Singapore to Earn Some Money
5 Common Part-time Jobs for Students in Singapore to Earn Some Money
When I was at school, “social media manager” was not a part-time job that existed… because Facebook didn’t ...
29 February 2016
Do Some Courses of Study Make Their Graduates More Employable Than Others?
Do Some Courses of Study Make Their Graduates More Employable Than Others?
After a harrowing Chinese New Year, the students of Singapore heave a sigh of relief that they no longer ...
19 February 2016
3 Pieces of Advice For Students Beginning Their Tertiary Studies in 2016
3 Pieces of Advice For Students Beginning Their Tertiary Studies in 2016
So you’ve made it through MOE’s education system alive, and this year you will finally be embarking on ...
18 February 2016
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Is Getting a Private University Education Worth It in Singapore?
While it’s true that Singapore students have lots more tertiary education options now than they did ten ...
23 December 2015
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3 Things Singaporean Students Should Learn at School That Can Impact Their Finances as Adults
I’ll be the first person to tell you that you can’t expect MOE teachers to teach kids everything. Asking ...
10 December 2015
2 Big Questions Students Must Ask Themselves Before Picking a University Course
2 Big Questions Students Must Ask Themselves Before Picking a University Course
The school holidays are upon us, and hordes of 17 to 20-year-olds graduating from secondary schools, JCs ...
3 December 2015