As students, we all have faced problems of finding suitable study areas conducive enough to carry out our revision. As tutors, we have experienced students wandering around the area while waiting for lessons to start.
Bearing these in mind, together with feedback from ex-students, we have shaped Orion to create a learners’ environment to bring out the scholar in all students instead of maximizing returns by making more classrooms.
Yes and no.
We understand that it is common practice in many centres to collect a one off deposit and also material fees, which may amount to the likes of $200. However, our monthly group tuition fee is all inclusive and there are no registration fees, material fees, deposits involved. The reasons being firstly, we do not believe in collecting deposits to make students stay with us. The students stay with Orion purely because they have faith that we can (and will) make a difference to their results. Secondly, lesson materials should go hand in hand with the lessons that we plan, as such, we believe that it should not be an additional cost.
However, in certain months prior to important examinations, there will be special arrangements to class schedule to prepare students intensively. Details for this special arrangement can be found in the response for the next question.
There are opt in integrated revision program during June and July period. The programs are designed for students who join us later and wish for a more intensive option to strength their subject competency. The program will run independently from the regular classes for an additional fee of $400 for 4 2hr lessons. There is also the intensive A-Level preparation course which run from October to November for $800.
Yes, we do provide one-to-one tuition service at a different rate. However, when we see that private students need extra help, we will extend our helping hand to them by allowing them to join the group tuition slots for addition practice, at no additional cost.
Having gone through the education system ourselves, we understand that for most students, a weekly two-hour session is insufficient. Therefore, at Orion, we hold a free weekly topical revision program that runs independently from the weekly sessions from June to October yearly. The objective of this revision program is for students to do have more help and exposure to topics which they are weak in.
We understand that there will inevitably be students whose basic concepts are not as strong. Therefore, in addition to the free weekly topical revision program, we also hold special workshops to help students improve their fundamentals from time to time, again at no extra cost.
The study cafe is open to and free for all Orion students who wish to have a conducive place to study.
Due to high demands for limited places in the study cafe, and also security purposes, we regret to decline any requests for non-Orion students to use the study area.
We are thankful for the numerous referrals that our existing and ex students have showered us with. As a form of gratituity, we are offering cash rewards for every successful referral (completion of at least 1 month of class with us).
The referral program is structured as such:
For recommendations of JC1 students, the reward is $200.
For recommendations of JC2 students from January to June, the reward is $150.
For recommendations of JC2 students from July