Many of us in Singapore, we have 2 working parents, and it is not always easy to give the best to our children. We have thought about sending Andrew for tuition but many of the other tuition centres we have visited basically focus on exam results and focus on academic areas. We were actually looking for a tuition centre and teach the kid the methods rather than getting just the pure results. We were looking for a coaching centre with teachers that care.
We attended the introduction session at ISUN and we were actually struck by how this group of young passionate teachers, who came across as very caring and work from an angle of motivation rather than just pure results. That was what struck us that these people really care. They were motivated and they want to get the children to be motivated as well. And I thought this was important because you can, through brute force, give a child good results, but it is not always easy to get them to be self-motivated and I think in this aspect, ISUN coaches did very well, that was one of the main reason why I sent Andrew to ISUN.
Over the course of the few months when he was in ISUN, I notice that he grew from someone who was very happy with a ‘B’, or ‘C’ even, to someone that now, cannot be satisfied if he didn’t give his best. Over the short time when he tasted his first success, he found that he no longer want to go back to being mediocre and I think I really have the coaches in ISUN to thank for this.
- Steven Tan, Father of Andrew Tan, 2014. (C to A* in 3 WEEKS)