Daniel is the Managing Director and one of the founders of Lore Tuition. He currently holds an Executive Master of Arts degree from The University of Melbourne, and an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. He has at least seven years of tutoring experience.
My parents were not the typical Asian parents who had high expectations of me. They never asked me to become a lawyer or doctor. They just wanted me to do my best and reach my potential. In order to help me reach my potential, my parents sent me to many tuition centres. I started going to a tuition centre when I was in Grade 2.
Having been to so many tuition centres all my life, I understand the pros and cons of going to a tuition centre. I used my experience of going to tuition centres as a kid to tailor what I wanted to give back to my students at Lore Tuition. I replicated the things that were good, and dumped the things that were bad.
First off, I disliked going to tuition centres that had qualified teachers. I was too intimidated to ask questions. To be honest, it was no different to going to my day school and asking for assistance. I felt like I was just there to be lectured. Despite learning some things from those classes, I found the classes unenjoyable and the teachers made me feel inadequate. At Lore Tuition, our tutors are a mixture of undergraduates and graduates who are highly interactive and friendly. We want our students to be able to ask any questions they desire. We want them to treat our tutors as a friend or even a mentor.
My parents also sent me to tuition centres that were relatively cheap in price. The classes were so big that it was the size of my class at my day school. It was pointless. I did not get the attention I required, and I was basically there to waste money and time. At Lore Tuition, classes are kept to the maximum size of ten students. Students are able to get individualised attention from the tutor.
Being able to find the balance between the fees and the quality of tuition service is important. Paying for a cheap tuition service will probably mean bigger classes and poorer quality of service, but paying way too much does not mean that the service you are paying for is worth it. I think Lore Tuition got the balance right. Lore Tuition does not charge exorbitant fees to make more money, and we do not make our fees so cheap that our tuition service becomes pointless.
After high school, I worked at a few tuition centres. I followed their policies even though I disagreed with some. I was passionate in assisting my students to succeed, and I wanted to give them the best that I had. After a few years, I decided to start my own tuition centre with one of my high school friends. We drew out a plan, and developed the goals we wanted to achieve. Lore Tuition started in 2009 and is growing bigger every year.