FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

FEES

You only have to pay the monthly tuition fee, which is inclusive of in-house resources, selected assessment and reference books, as well as practice papers.

There are NO administrative, registration or material charges.

A security deposit of a month’s fee is collected upon registration.

The full amount of the security deposit is used to offset the last month of the lesson whan a full month’s notice is given should you need to withdraw your child from the class.

A failure to do so leads to the forfeit of the full security deposit.

For English, please call the centre for a no-obligation enquiry. Our monthly fee is reasonable as our main focus is to provide quality guidance for the children who come to us.

For General Paper, the monthly fee is $200.

Please note that there is strictly no refund in the monthly fee.

LESSONS

The service rendered by My Mustard Seed for the standard monthly fee (dependent on the level of the student) consists of 4 scheduled lessons a month.

Is there any make-up lesson?

  • A make-up lesson is offered only if there is a similar lesson available on the condition that the parent/student updates the tutor of his/her absence at least a day before the scheduled lesson.
  • We seek your understanding that in order for the student to maximise the benefits of learning, regular attendance is expected.

For English, no lesson will be conducted on one of the days – the date will be confirmed.

For General Paper, lessons will proceed as per usual.

It depends on the needs of the students for that year.

The tutors in My Mustard Seed plan their lessons with the sole purpose of benefitting the students at any point in time.

There might be holiday workshops specially tailored to address the different and changing needs of each student in each semester. Otherwise, we will proceed with the standard class.

However, during the year-end holidays, there are compulsory preparatory classes for Sec-One-to-be students, P3 and P5-to-be students so that they are adequately prepared for the distinct difference in standard for the next year.

Please call us at 6502 2960 to learn about our teaching pedagogy, or refer to the Subjects Taught page.

Teacher Sarah is more than happy to answer your questions!

Yes, it does.

If you still have any further questions, please contact Teacher Sarah personally.

Please call the centre for the most up-to-date availability.

Yes, we do offer paid trial lessons.

However, for English and GP lessons, please do call up the centre to arrange for a suitable date for your child to have a trial lesson.

This is because for these subjects, some lessons might be a continuation of previous lessons and therefore, in order for the child to benefit from the trial lessons, we highly recommend that you call the centre to set a suitable date for a trial lesson.

A small group size is necessary for individual learning.

*Younger children require a lot of attention to build their foundation.

As the child grows older, a bigger group is necessary to facilitate interaction and exchange of ideas during brainstorming sessions and discussion. There are also assistant tutor(s) in a class to ensure that every child receives the necessary attention for his/her learning.

OTHERS

There is no diagnostic test as all children deserve the opportunity to improve. However, we will assess the child’s suitability as he/she integrates into the class.

Our tutors will definitely do their best to help your child. Children who put in the necessary effort will see a marked progress.

We do not offer these subjects here at My Mustard Seed, but we would like to kindly refer you to our friend Teacher Luke at The Ark Tuition Centre!

You can find him at: http://thearkedu.com/

We are only located in Tampines, but we would like to recommend our friend, Mrs Chew, who runs

Hannah Tuition, located in Yishun!

You can find her at: http://www.hannahtuition.com/

If you have any more questions that have not been answered here on our website, please feel free to give us a call at 9100 8878!

We would be very happy to assist you with any queries you might have regarding My Mustard Seed.