Hello I am a student from SMDJ who is sitting for SPM this year. I know i shouldnt be using the com and post now but lately during goverment exam season like pmr and spm, got a lot of tuition centres advertise for thier ceramah dan seminar offering real tips and soalan ramalan accurate. these tuition centres advertiseing budget must be very chun because all these kasturi, perfection, and others are all over the place. I cannot help but wonder whether these tips are really real or only money making propaganda.
My classmates attended a SPM seminar by perfection tuition centre before Hari Raya holidays which is kononnya the biggest spm ceramah, they say only la, i dunno whether really or not. During the seminar, the teachers there say they got real tips and will surely come out but they are not allowed to say where they got tips from. After each subject, the staff there gave out flyers for 'further seminar' which have dates like next week and the week after, very close to spm, promise very good soalan ramalan. My friends said the seminar teachers label them as 'soalan ramalan' and not 'soalan bocor' because scared kena caught. The main ceramah earlier this month is RM170 while the upcoming 'further seminars' are about RM50-80 upwards per subject for a 3 hour class or so depends on subject which I think is expensive. Still many people rush for their ceramah, the main seminar got 2000+ students [shock at the number of kiasu people desperate for 'real tips], who knows how many will sign up for these sub further seminars. The kasturi tuition centre ceramah in august is more toned down than this and never boast so much about 'tip sebenar' thing.
I cannot help but wonder whether all this 'real tips' and their synonyms alike are really credible and will come out or are they just marketing BS to rake in a ton of money but in the end little to none come out. Although I am put off by the price and potential credibility, should I make an effort to attend these seminars for those so-called 'real tips'?
Further investigation (sorry, reading too many bio and chemistry experiments )
1. For the number of people going to the seminars, either there are a bunch of people who trust the tuition centres well or a bunch of stupid fools who are wasting their time and money
2. tuition centre could well be in for the money. take that one seminar by just one tuition centre above for instance, RM170 X 2000 students = ??? and imagine havent count the sub seminars and other tuition centres.
3. how did the tuition centre manage to get all those so-called real tips as quoted by one of the perfection teachers "from there" (referring to the ministry)? did they, really? or are they just talking crap/added 'extra salt' to their story?
4 as mentioned by some other ppl here, if the questions dont come out, the tuition centres are quick to cover up and said 'last minute change paper'
5. I have always (and still do) doubted tuition centres for their mass, high student-to-teacher ratio but so many people are going, why? There must be something...or nothing?
Any comments ?
This post has been edited by Cloudskyz: Oct 25 2007, 11:28 AM
Tuition centres and 'seminar SPM', tip sebenar, Your opinion