Why teachers are not the same as (most) tutors

I came across a facebook post, sent by my friend’s student from PJC. It’s heartwarming that students appreciate what teachers provide them with in school apart from content knowledge and exam preparation skills. This is something that most private tutors cannot provide unless he / she is also a former teacher.


I am a little annoyed or sad that recently there have been straits’ times posts “attacking” teachers on how incompetent they are. No one really knows the amount of work each teacher has to do to provide a HOLISTIC education: Academic, emotional and mental support, social skills, life skills, etc. In fact I am pretty sure that a significant portion of parents provide less of such aspects to their children compared to teachers.

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