Education Service In Thailand Plans To Branch Out In Cambodia

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OnDemand Education, a private tutoring firm, is planning to build another branch but this time in Cambodia by 2017. This is to aid parents who are in the middle class in preparing their kids for their chance to enter a prestigious university.

The middle class families in Cambodia and growing and they are familiar with the native language of Thailand which is Thai as well as their culture. They have learned it through the television shows they watch. Parents now have the means to fund the studies of their children in other countries such as Thailand. This is according to a statement made by Sathorn Upanwan who is the chief executive.

He also added that the recent regulations in Cambodia have paved way for international schools as well as foreign tutoring services to build their institutions there.

OnDemand is now busy looking for business partners in order for them to branch out in Cambodia.

The Cambodian students will have a curriculum that will focus on two languages, the native Cambodian and English which will be taught with the help of the specially designed curriculum of OnDemand.

Mr. Sathorn expressed that parents have the same goals be it in Thailand or in Cambodia, especially those who are in the wealthier class and that is to see their children get the best education they can. It is an opportunity for the children to land a good job in the future. He added that OnDemand, as of the moment, is also carrying out a feasibility study regarding the probability of building another branch in Myanmar.

Thailand is now facing a major issue which is the decline of birth rate and more and more families prefer to have one child only, majority of the parents are looking for schools in the primary and secondary level that can offer English programs. This is now one of their top most priorities especially to those who can afford to send their kids to school.

As more and more kids are being sent to school, there are now more opportunities for those who wish to teach in Thailand especially the English language.

 

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Online Tutoring Through Skype For A Thousand Dollars An Hour

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Bee Academic Tutoring offers online tutoring for all subjects and students can connect to their tutors through different platforms like Skype, Google, Hangouts, Go to Meeting or Facetime. Anthony Green who is a SAT and ACT tutor to the offsprings of some of the wealthiest in the country claims that all his sessions are conducted through Skype for a whopping fee of $1,000 per hour.

In a recent interview with Insider, Green said that no one should take the new SAT in 2016 because SAT returns to a 1600-point test. It has combined the current 800-point Reading and Writing sections back to the single 800-point verbal section that was used in the old exam. He is recommending to his students not to take the first three rounds of SAT in March, May and June 2016 so that they will not be used as guinea pigs for the College Board’s marketing campaign.

According to Green, the College Board is trying to claim that the new SAT is a “people’s exam” in a more democratic and user-friendly version that accurately reflects on the current American high school curriculum. This is exactly what they claimed in the last version that turned out to be a total catastrophe.

More students are now taking ACT instead of SAT because ACT is a reliable and predictable exam that is actually focused on academic merit rather than random logical reasoning and esoteric vocabulary words. Since the SAT is seen by many as a joke, the new version of SAT is regarded with suspicion that is why more and more students are opting for ACT.

The College Board is actually losing its share that is why there is the last-ditch effort to create a new version of SAT but it is basically a poorly disguised marketing gimmick. The College Board is trying to make SAT look like ACT from the test format to the material. It is also an attempt to make people forget that SAT is being used as a mechanism to gauge student’s income level. The test is based on scale and if everyone got 1600, there is no point to the test at all.

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