I don't remember studying for my Primary 1 exam. I don't remember having so many books to study. There are at least 3 books per subject for Xian. Except for BM and English, all the subjects are in Chinese, which, I myself have difficulty teaching. The scope of subjects looked so different from my years. I thought Primary 1 is like taking a stroll in the park, but alas! I feel like sprinting down the street and panting for my breathe.
I haven't decide whether to send Xian to tuition classes. I am always wondering how other parents like me cope. How do they find the time to teach their children, on top of the house chores and work? There is also a saying that it is easier for a stranger to teach your child than to teach him/her yourself. I wonder how true that is. Will Xian do better if I get him a tutor? What if I send Xian to daycare which provides homework guidance? I won't have to rush through the night doing revision with him. But then, I will have to prepared dinner for him. I might conveniently not track his performance too.