A Different Kind of Tuition


A Different Kind of Tuition is an experiential workshop-based program for school-going children.

A playful take on what kids are heavily-subjected to nowadays - Tuition, we hope to offer parents a different approach to learning the fundamental (and in our opinion, just as important) human-centric values and life skills that are lacking in our local education system. 

Throughout the program, they will learn to gain:

  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Mindfulness
  • Patience
  • Respect
  • Positivity
  • Creativity
  • Appreciation for what they already have
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial skills

Our dream is to build the next generation of Singapore into mentally strong yet gracious young people who will have these values and life skills to aid them through their growing years up until adulthood and beyond, as they deal with increasing responsibilities in school and life. 

A Different Kind of Tuition is held at various nursing homes, with the participation of resident elderly folks. Each child is paired up with an elderly folk in a buddy-system. We have chosen to conduct all our sessions this way to match-make the needs of the elderly folks with the excellent learning opportunities such a context provides for children.

Currently, the Learning Themes available are:

  • Urban Farming/ Gardening
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cooking 
  • Art 
  • Plant-based Remedies
  • Physcial & Mental Well-being

This program is led by two mompreneurs who have forged paths off the beaten tracks. 


Cynthea Lam
Mother of two / Founder of Super Farmers

Cynthea believes this world needs happier kids who have access to self-care skills and outlets to deal with the sometimes insurmountable amounts of stress and peer pressure they face from school and friends. Read more about Cynthea here.  

"This world needs compassionate leaders who think with their hearts, then heads." 

 
Michelle Au
Mother of two/ Co-founder of creative agency Tofu & Singapore's first lifestyle pop-up Temporium

Michelle helms two businesses that are not just creative, but also thought leaders in their fields. A strong believer of raising happy kids who have the brains and heart, she also wishes to help fellow parents who are finding it challenging to keep up with the demands of work, family and life. 

"In helping the parents, we're helping the kids as well."