Tutorial School

Topics: High school, Education, Secondary education Pages: 15 (4282 words) Published: May 21, 2012
Title (Heading)

: Is attending tutorial classes a new trend?

Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Methodology 2.1 Choice of method 2.2 Classification of the studying target 2.3 Target group 2.4 Questions asked 2.5 Problems faced and solutions Chapter 3 - Literature review------------------------------------------------------------ -------------p 7 Chapter 4 - Findings and Analysis-------------------------------------------------------- -----------p 8 4.1 General information of the questionnaire 4.2 Details of the results •

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Analysis on the 3 kinds of tutoring Analysis on nowadays education systems



Chapter 5 – Conclusion----------------------------------------------------------------------------------p 18 Chapter 6 - Bibliography Appendix -----------------------------------------------------------------------------p 19

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Chapter 1 Introduction
To most students, exams are detestable because they suffer greatly whenever an exam comes. Undeniably, examinations play such an important role in education of Hong Kong that they make students usually bury themselves among their books and notes during examinations. One way that students used to deal with exam is attending tutorial school. In recent years, tutorial schools have become popular among secondary school students. More and more students have been attending tutorial classes; even some of them have already gotten satisfactory results in their schools. One can easily find his/her friends and classmates joining tutorial class. We can also easily detect the great numbers of advertisements of the large-scale tutorial schools in the streets, televisions and magazines. In fact, is there a great trend in attending tutorial classes for secondary school students? Are these tutorial classes really beneficial to the students who have joined them? It will be interesting to study all these issues about the recent trend of attending tutorial classes. The objectives of this project are as follows: 1) to find out the reasons that make students go to tutorial schools 2) to see the effectiveness of attending tutorial classes 3) to distinguish whether this phenomenon is related to the mode of nowadays education system

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Chapter 2 Methodology
2.1 Choice of method Quantitative method was adopted for this project. A questionnaire was designed and issued to secondary students (From 1 to 7) through the internet and 66 samples were collected since it was convenient to set up questionnaires on net. 2.2 Classification of the studying target In Hong Kong, the most popular kinds of tutorial course can be classified as private tutorial school, individual tutorial teachers and tutorial class held by school. For the last type, it is usually free of charge and for the purpose of helping those students with poor academic result or putting more focus on students who get good academic result. For this project, I intend to focus more on the first two kinds of tutorial courses since the third kind is usually arranged by the school and the purpose of which is not for making money. Also, whether joining its tutorial class is not decided by students. 2.3 Target group For this project, all secondary school students will be my target groups because the condition of receiving tutoring among them is more common than that among primary school students, according to a research1, conducted in 2005 by Professor Bray from Hong Kong University, had shown that nearly 50% of primary and lower secondary students receive tutoring while at upper secondary the proportion students receiving tutoring is about 70%. The results of Form 4 to Form 7 students can especially be used in the part to investigate whether this phenomenon is related to the mode of nowadays education system.

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