17-11-16: “Super tutors” are profiting on Singapore´s hunger for education

By Anya Palm

In a region where millions still just have a basic education, knowledge is money. That’s the logic behind a new industry which has popped up in Singapore: The super tutors.

Young, bright students are using their skills to tutor and equip hopeful peers to rise to the top of their class in an increasingly competitive society, where a good education can open the door to a permanent stable economy.

Within the past three years, the industry of super tutoring has grown unusually fast and is valued today to more than 1 billion Singapore dollars annually.