Category Archives: Tutoring

Hybrid Home-Schooling

Source: Education Week, Jan 2014 Baywood Learning Center in Oakland, Calif., a private school for gifted students, has offered hybrid home-schooling programs for the past three years. The school has a la carte classes on individual subjects once a week, as well as a multiage class that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays to cover core …

Continue reading

High-quality online instruction with F2F TAs

Source: The American Interest, Jan 2014  the real case for MOOCs, and the reason the professoriat (except for stars like Dan Drezner) needs to stay braced for big change has to do with empowering TAs and cutting the cost of highly paid, tenured and mediocre senior faculty. It is a lot cheaper to train people to be …

Continue reading

HK Tutors as Celebrities

Source: NYTimes, Aug 2013 Many of the city’s celebrity tutors have their own music videos, Facebook fan pages and products including files and sticky notes. The local news media have reported that some tutors can annually earn more than 10 million Hong Kong dollars, or $1.3 million. … the private tutoring business for Hong Kong …

Continue reading

USC Hybrid HS – Selected Excerpts

Source: http://vimeo.com/47731016  

Continue reading

Match: Selected Excerpts

Source: http://vimeo.com/47726332    

Continue reading

Private Tutoring in Asia is Prevalent and Big Business

Source: NYTimes, Aug 2012 Once the domain of the elite, private tutoring has become widespread across Asia, according to a report released in July by the Asian Development Bank and the Comparative Education Research Center at the University of Hong Kong. The report quoted studies, polls and other sources as saying that 97 percent of …

Continue reading

Asian Focus upon Tutoring and Celebrity Tutors

Source: BBC, Nov 2012 The celebrity tutor phenomenon is a result of the huge growth in out-of-school tutoring in Asia. It is fuelled by highly pressured examination systems and ambitious parents wanting their children to secure places at top universities and high-status secondary schools. In societies where success is equated with good exam results, parental …

Continue reading

Hong Kong Star Tutors can Earn up to US$1.5M

Source: CS Monitor, Mar 2010 Tutoring is common in Asia, where intense emphasis on grades and exams means parents are willing to shell out. More than half of Hong Kong’s youths get assistance outside school, a recent survey found. The industry here is especially competitive and commercialized as tutors mimic the city’s showbiz industry to …

Continue reading