We were once students.
We once blamed our teachers for not teaching well
We once questioned our teachers for their poor explanations.
We once accused them of teaching for the sake of money, but not for the sake of education.
Why are so many students baffled that they're not meeting the right teachers?
An idea began to manifest and mature in our minds.
'Why don't we try and be teachers ourselves? After all we were once in the students' shoes.'
A group of young adults were reminded of their experiences in high school that sparked the idea of becoming a teacher as they were pursuing their degrees.
Their journey started from scratch, and they had nothing except for the continued guidance of their experienced mentor, who has already established a tuition centre since 2003 with around 30 students from public schools, including these few teenagers
After giving the idea much thought, they started to work with their mentor in 2009, as they gave extra classes to the children of relatives and friends alike. It wasn't too long until each of them garnered a lot of experience as well as built up a good reputation for themselves
After 2 years, the number of potential cases skyrocketed, but they can only handle so much without exhausting themselves. They tried to recruit teachers online, but great teachers are hard to come by. However, they kept up the interview process to ensure that the students receive the education they deserve because this is the exact reason they ventured into this field
And thus a team of dedicated teachers were assembled as they began to expand their business to accept students from international schools as well.
In 2014, // (1) they received many requests asking them to discontinue home tuition and move on to starting an actual class instead // (2) many international school students requested that the teachers stopped home tuition and started up a class instead// due to time constraints as well as a limit to the number of students. After discussing with their mentor at length, they decided to open up their own tuition centre.
The centre was opened in the same year, but it wasn't always smooth sailing. Opening a centre also subjected them to extra costs, unlike home tuition, such as rental, bills and even renovation costs. This led them to expend the savings they have amassed over the years in a short period of time.
Back to square one, they began recruiting students from international students, as well as transferring available students from home tuition to the centre.
A few months passed but they're barely making ends meet. Although the students are giving their support, but a student has to graduate eventually. They're also struggling to recruit enough students given their inexperience with running a tuition centre. In these tough times, all of them thought about cutting their losses, to shut down the centre and revert back to home tuition.
Their mentor gathered them and asked them, 'Do you remember your dreams? Do you remember the things you promised yourself? Should you give up now, aren't you throwing everything you did before down the drain?'
Their mentor's words reignited the sparks in them once more, and they started to equip themselves with much advanced teaching methods and technologies. Realising home tuition and tuition centre require separate teaching methods, they devised one unique to themselves. In a few months, their reputation preceded them in many international schools, and the centre began to grow in terms of number of students and teachers alike.
To provide ample help for all their students, they opened up their second branch, third, fourth ... seventh, until the eighth branch opens in 2017.
That tuition centre is VBest Tutorial Centre.
Relying on their fiery passion for education, these young adults managed to make a name for themselves in the field, achieving their aspirations as well as being financially stable.
Their undying enthusiasm has helped so many students achieve their goals.
For that, the students are grateful and the education line is thankful.
The world is a better place with you in it