I used to do Math & Science tuition at a tuition teacher’s house and it was a damn horror show.
He used to spend most of the lesson time talking about motivation and the hardships of his life, and also pressures us to refers his tuition classes to our friends.
One ridiculous thing he did was asking for us to show proof of us referring by seeing our phone messages.
He also had weird emotional outbursts, and there was once/twice he raged and made us self-study for the whole tuition session, but still collected fees from us afterwards.
Lastly he tells my parents his tuition was registered as a home-based business (pays taxes) but afterwards I found out it’s not as well.
Apparently this guy made some money, as recently I saw a few of his tuition centers (bearing his name) around Singapore
Mine is just a typical tuition centre experience. I was pretty bad at English and ended up joining this tuition centre that was famous for their English classes. The problem is that because it is so famous, a lot people who joined are above average.
Unlike school where your peers are more or less around your level, you can really feel the pressure from all these smart people. The feeling is just horrible. To make things worst, they forces you to do presentation on your answer which you obviously has no idea how to answer which is why you are attending the classes. The intention is to train us to speak out and learn from each other but it hurts so much when everyone constantly just laugh at your answer.
The teacher also didn’t help much except giving out more and more challenging questions ever week which I really have no idea how to answer.
To make things worst, that year was my o level year. I straight up told my mum I can’t take the pressure anymore and I asked to self study instead of going to tuition which she accepted. My mentally health improves so much after I left the tuition centre and I somehow managed to get B4 for my o level. Not the best result but was very happy with it.