Levelling the tutorial playing field for pupils struggling to pay for studies

Chris Fung (left) and Jason Leung founded Defind to help pressured students. Photo: Dickson Lee

Chris Fung Hong-way is trying to do his bit to help students also from Hong Kong struggling with their studies.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 9:59am

Letters to the Editor, January 5, 2013

Donald Tsang can be proud of Disneyland. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong's travel warning on India is unfair

I refer to the report ("Women's group warns India over rape", January 1). I also read with anger that the Security Bureau issued an amber alert for travellers visiting India.

5 Jan 2013 - 2:38am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 21, 2012

HMS Chatham during the handover. Photo: Martin Chan

The advocacy group Hong Kong Alternatives is concerned about revised plans for a hotel at the West Kowloon Cultural District. In the cultural hub authority's widely publicised architectural layouts as of September last year, the proposed hotel was meant to be no more than five storeys, which would mean it would be around 20 to 30 metres high.

21 Dec 2012 - 1:34am 4 comments

Tutorial colleges find their niche thanks to our exam-oriented education system

Some correspondents have written to these columns expressing their concern over tutorial colleges. While I agree that the tutorial-school culture is prevalent among teenagers, I think it is not necessarily detrimental to students.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Celebrity tutors will not help students develop their own ideas

I refer to your report and editorial ('How trendy tutors hook pupils hungry for help', and 'Education reforms must set bar higher for tutors', August 30), and would like to respond as a teacher and parent.

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Finish homework and go to bed early

Doctors say that we should sleep at least eight hours a day, but many of us ignore this advice.

Some students sleep for only about six hours which is not enough.

Those who lack adequate sleep will find it difficult to concentrate in class. Also, their health will be affected.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

It's all about scoring in life, as in education, for tutorial king

Tutorial king Kevin Ko issued a rare public apology yesterday, which took up the entire front page of Sing Pao Daily News. Well, it's not much of an apology, really.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Have you attended tutorial classes?

Jessie Wong

Age 18

Top Tunes: Canto-pop, western rock 'n' roll

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Tutorials prove welcome support

WHILE DISTANCE COURSES offer the opportunity of studying at your own pace, many still prefer 'blended learning', the combination of face-to-face lessons with self-study.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

dumb and dumber a matter of degree

You may have heard about declining university standards. But what really scares me is what a private tutorial centre's managers told me about their applicants in a recent recruitment for tutors and teaching assistants.

10 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Red tape pushes tutors underground

Prosecutions rise over illegal schools as educators warn that students are at risk and call for a change in the law

Bureaucracy and the economic downturn are pushing more people to operate private tutorial schools illegally, educators fear.

8 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Leave tutorial colleges alone

Tutorial colleges play a vital role in Hong Kong education but are treated unfairly by the Education Department. The pressure on students to get an education is enormous.

For those like myself who use tutorial colleges in our quest to secure a university place, it is hard to tolerate the unnecessary regulations applied to these schools.

2 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

School daze

Could it be their good looks, designer outfits or even the free snacks served during their classes? Could these be the (shallow) reasons why thousands of students flock to the growing number of private tutorial schools these days?

3 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

English exam copycats face computer checks

PUPILS who memorise lines to help pass English language exams could in future be caught out by new computer software capable of picking out tell-tale words and phrases.

With a chief examiner suggesting that students who resort to learning a raft of phrases which can then be dropped into essays should be marked down, a debate over how heavy a penalty should be imposed has begun.

12 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Tutorial centres cash in on students' fears

Form Five students are worried about getting good grades in the HKCEE because they know it is very important for their future career prospects.

Tutorial centres claim to help them get good results.

14 Sep 1999 - 12:00am