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15000 Home Tutors

Posted by Smart Tuition Singapore on 27th May and posted in Tuition Agency Announcements & Updates, Tuition tutor

Last week, our tuition agency has recorded a total of 15000 home tutors in our database. The number excludes the tutors who have left the tutoring services or have problems in filling up their profiles (we put them in a holding list temporary, or rather, permanently if they don’t make effort to update).

It has been very challenging to handle so many tutors for the past few years. Despite we have made huge effort in filling the website with contents to defer bad tutors from signing up, there are many nasty people who still decide to try their luck. With the gigantic number of registration, it takes just one percentage of them to create problems to give us enough headache. This is apart from the number of unintentional problems caused by some tutors. We have frequent problems like tutors making typographical errors during sign-up and also negligence when it comes to document submission for verification. We can simply free up lots of time in administration work if we were to close one eye over many matters, but this is not just a business to us – we do with our hearts.

Running a decent tuition agency is not simple.

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A Level Results and Document Submission

Posted by Smart Tuition Singapore on 5th March and posted in Tuition Agency Announcements & Updates

Congratulation to all the 2014 GCE ‘A’ level candidates!

Do note that we will update the all the MOE result release dates in our website once MOE has confirmed the dates. Therefore, do check the site for the dates in future!

Every year, following the release of GCE ‘A’ level results, there will be more tutors who will submit their documents. To cut this short, do pardon us if we are “slow” in going through the documents during this period!

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Release of 2014 GCE ‘O’ Level Results

Posted by Smart Tuition Singapore on 12th January and posted in Tuition Agency Announcements & Updates

Congratulation to all the candidates for 2014 GCE ‘O’ level! Hope you will receive good results today (12 January 2015)!

For all result release dates in Singapore, do visit http://smarttuition.sg/psle-gce-n-o-a-level-results-release-dates.php.

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Update to Registration Page Error

Posted by Smart Tuition Singapore on 6th January and posted in Tuition Agency Announcements & Updates

As we continue to receive emails from some new tutors regarding problems to registration, we have approached our webhost. This is the reply they have given us after their engineers have investigated it:

Please kindly give it a try again. From our check, the function was caught in our Security rules.

We have whitelisted your account from these rules. It should be working now.

We believe they have recently updated their security rules.

To those tutors who are facing the problems for the past week, do try again! Sorry for the inconvenience caused!

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Download the Calendar & Calendar Planner 2015

Posted by Smart Tuition Singapore on 1st January and posted in Tuition stationery and information

It is the beginning of another new year. You should start planning and get organised. If you have not, do download our Calendar Planner for year 2015. Like the previous years’ calendar planners, it is free of charge.

We do have the normal calendars as well. Download and print them if you need them.

If you think they are useful, do share them with your friends.

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Registration Page Problem

Posted by Smart Tuition Singapore on 28th December and posted in Tuition Agency Announcements & Updates

We have received a few emails from kind tutors, telling us they have faced problem during registration. There is an error message of “404”.

404: Not Found error, often called Error 404 or an HTTP 404 error, means that the webpage you were trying to load was not found.

We do realise our Singapore based server does give problems sometimes, such as going offline for a short span of time at times.

Since we have not touched the scripting for this page for quite some time, there is probably no major bug.

We will continue to monitor this.

Please do keep us updated if you face any problem!

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We Control Google Not

Posted by Smart Tuition Singapore on 20th December and posted in Tuition Agency Announcements & Updates, Tuition tutor

Human beings are full of dreams and sometimes it isn’t a bad thing after all. We are thankful to people who have helped us to dream that we control the Internet giant, Google, though.

It’s good if Google will send its bots to visit all our pages daily and grab all the updated information. Hence, all the tutors who update their profiles and have public listing enabled will have the new contents available to Google immediately. We also want Google to list our pages at the top whenever people search for “hunks and babes of Singapore”. Yes, if we can control Google, our website’s URL will appear on every first page of the search results.

“Dreams” aside, honestly, we don’t really need too many visitors for now because we have limited number of trustworthy coordinators to help so many people. We basically don’t entertain people who email us to request to become our coordinators because we really want to do a good job for everyone. It’s the quality of coordinators, clients and tutors that matter most, and we are satisfied with the number of referrals.

Back to “dominating” of Google, it’s a crazy dream after all. Basically, whatever contents that appear on the web will be retrieved by Google’s bots and we have no control. For the case of tutors’ profiles, they can choose to disable public listing when they first sign up as tutors. They can trigger public listing on or off whenever they log in but once the search engines’ bots have captured the information, it may be too late.

We are, obviously, a tuition agency and not a charity organisation that teaches visitors how the web and search engines work. Although we do give free tips and tools, we have big limitation in our availability and knowledge as well. This is a low profit business and we can only focus on matching suitable tutors and students. We have to be fair to the existing good tutors and clients, and thus, we don’t have time for people who can’t be bothered to read and use their common sense. We do spend time to update our pages, including the FAQ page, so that we don’t need to repeat all the answers, including weird ones, over and over again.

As we survive this saturated market after so many years, more and more “old” tutors have given up tutoring. Our team has grown constantly and reached over 13000 tutors at this point of time. At this rate of growing, we are obviously facing more people who have given up the tutoring line and wish to remove their profiles. Our team has done our best by coding the system to allow these people to remove their own profiles because we don’t have the manpower to do it one by one upon every request.

Despite proclaiming in our website to indicate that we have nothing to do with Google, some people are still contacting us to ask us to remove the details Google is displaying. It’s ridiculous for us to reply to every of them, moreover, these are common sense stuffs.

For the sake of these people who we are not ever going to interact with again, we still do have to repeat the answers inside our FAQ page:

I have removed my account but why is it that I can still find it in search engines such as Google?
If you have some knowledge about the web, you should know that we have no control over what information Google can grab and store.

I have requested Google to remove my information but they say the page is still available.
Even for every non-existing, pending and removed account, as long as someone types the unique ID number at the end of the page’s URL, the person will be presented with a page to inform him/her the respective status. Therefore, it is common sense that you cannot get Google to remove a webpage that is still ‘existing’.

To conclude, you should get Google to update that page instead of removing it, so that Google will update its cache to replace any previously stored contents with the latest ‘no such tutor’ ones.

Do you get it? It’s impossible for Google to crawl through every website to update all its pages often. Most pages are never visited by the Google bots again after the first time, especially for big websites like Smart Tuition’s. We don’t know how you are going to do it but just get Google to update your old tutoring profile page if you don’t want Google to display the small portion of what you have written on its search result pages.

Unfortunately, people who are giving us problems are people who don’t bother to read up. Therefore, no matter how detailed and how many times we have repeated over our websites, including this blog, there are still people who will add burdens to us. We are, however, glad that these tutors have left us. We can’t recommend tutors with obvious bad attitude to our clients.

Thank you for reading this long post!

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Release of GCE ‘N’ Level Exam Results 2014

Posted by Smart Tuition Singapore on 16th December and posted in Tuition Agency Announcements & Updates

The Singapore GCE ‘N’ Level exams results for year 2014 is on Thursday, 18 December 2014.

School candidates may obtain their result slips from their respective schools from 2.00 pm on 18 December 2014.

Private candidates will be notified of their individual results by post. They will also be able to obtain their results online (using the password provided to them) via Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board’s website at http://www.seab.gov.sg, from 2.00 pm on 18 December 2014.

Good luck!

For result release dates for PSLE, GCE ‘N’ level, GCE ‘O’ level, GCE ‘A’ level, you may visit our website.

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Tricia is having holidays

Posted by Smart Tuition Singapore on 10th December and posted in Tuition Agency Announcements & Updates

Tricia is still having her holidays. She will be back by 11 December 2014. Once she’s back, we would be expecting her to take a couple of days to settle down first before picking up on her pace.

Meanwhile, for parents who are waiting for her, please be patient! Otherwise, we still have many other good coordinators around to assist you!

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Tricia is out of Town

Posted by Smart Tuition Singapore on 15th September and posted in Tuition Agency Announcements & Updates

Hello all! Your favourite coordinator, Tricia, is having holidays. She will be back by this weekend.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish her a happy holiday and not forgetting to buy our “ordered” items back.

Don’t miss her too much!

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