What Has COVID-19 Taught Us About Learning?

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The COVID-19 has greatly affected not just Singapore, but the whole world. It has caused lockdowns in several countries, crashed the stock market, and has created a worldwide economic downturn. In Singapore, even though at this point in time we have not shown any sign of implementing any lockdown, the virus situation has taken a toll on the lives of many Singaporeans.

The COVID-19 has even affected the Singapore’s education industry in some ways! For example, starting from April 2020, schools are to conduct home-based learning once a week to decrease human contact and allow students to get used to the idea of home-based learning. Another example would be that class-based tuition classes in tuition or learning centres would be suspended until end of April 2020 or even until further notice! These brought immediate inconveniences to the students themselves.

These also make FamilyTutor reflect about learning. In times like this, what other alternatives could the parents explore so that their children could continue to learn and excel academically regardless of the virus situation?

Understand that learning can be done anywhere and anywhen!

We are living in the Year 2020. Even though schools might decrease face-to-face classes and tuition centres’ operation might be suspended temporarily, we have to understand that learning should not be limited to having a teacher physically standing in front of and teaching the student. In times like this, learning can be done anywhere and anywhen as long as you have a smartphone or a computer. Not sure of any concept you see in the textbook? Google it! Still not sure after Googling it? Take a snapshot of the question and consult your school teacher via FREE text communication platform like WhatsApp or even via FREE video call platforms like Skype or Zoom! See, with all the common and easily accessible technologies around us, it is not an excuse for students to say that learning cannot be done. Yes, at the start it may bring a little inconvenience to the learner, but please remember that it is because the learner is not used to this kind of self-learning yet. As time passes, as the learner starts to get the hang of self-learning, he or she would have a great potential to achieve great things!

Consider engaging a private home tutor!

In times like this, even though self-learning is an option, having a personal mentor in a form of a home tuition is also useful! Since there is no way for students to attend enrichment classes in tuition centres, why not enjoy the convenience brought by having a home tutor come to your own home to conduct private 1-to-1 home tuition classes? Compared with going for group tuitions in learning centres, having 1-to-1 private home tuition is a much safer option for the student since there is minimal contact with students from many other schools. Additionally, having home tuitions would also ensure that the student receives personalized teaching and one hundred percent attention from the home tutor!

Still worried about having human contact? Move home tuition classes online!

We understand your fear! Even though in-home tuition the student might be interacting with just one home tutor, who knows he or she might have been in contact with several other home tuition students from many other schools, right? Fret not! Another alternative we are proposing is attending online home tuition! It is basically the same as attending classes at home in a 1-to-1 setting, and the only difference is that the students are meeting the home tutor on video call platforms like Skype or Zoom! 

FamilyTutor is the leading home tuition agency in Singapore. In times like this, we have served several families and assisted them in getting a suitable 1-to-1 home tutor so the students could continue to learn and excel despite the difficult times. Some parents came to us to look for physical 1-to-1 home tuition classes, while some were looking at conducting the classes via Skype or Zoom! Either way, FamilyTutor has recommended great private home tutors to them, ensuring that the students continue to seek academic improvements even during difficult times like this!

With that, FamilyTutor wishes everyone good health! We can and we will get through this COVID-19 period together! 🙂



Zoe is an undergraduate student in Singapore who loves thinking deeply and translating them into writing. She hopes her reflective opinions and sound advice weaved into relevant articles will be useful for you in one way or another!

About FamilyTutor!

FamilyTutor is an established home tuition agency in Singapore! We match suitable home tutors for our clients not just to improve the students' academic grades, but also to build a strong rapport and meaningful relationship with the students and even the their whole family. FamilyTutor put every student in good hands!

If you need an excellent home tutor, feel free to call/WhatsApp us at +65 8777-2168! Our matching service is free!

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