I went for my first tuition when I was in Standard 3. I went tuition for Arts subject. You may be surprised of why I went for Arts tuition, as Arts is not a UPSR subject and I was never interested in Arts. I went for Arts tuition because all the while my drawing is very bad, and I could not draw at all during Arts lesson in school. The Arts tuition center was located near the old Nola supermarket in Kulim. I went there every Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm. However, the teacher was not good at teaching arts. Instead of teaching everyone together on the board, he lets everyone draw their own. He would go from one table to another and teach each person for a while. He was also a fierce teacher. Once, someone accidentally spilled the water in her bottle, and she got a terrible scolding from the teacher. Whenever someone couldn't draw properly, the teacher would scold. I went there for a few months, but it did not improve my drawing. The only thing I learnt from the Arts tuition was how to colour using poster colour. I stopped going for Arts tuition after a few months, and I never went for any other Arts tuition. Until now, I am still very bad at arts.
My grandfather is a Mathematics teacher and he is giving tuition for Mathematics and Additional Mathematics at his tuition center. He gave tuition for Form 3, Form 4 and Form 5. My grandfather's tuition center is located at upstairs of the old Cosway in Kulim. When I was in Standard 5 and Standard 6, sometimes during the holidays I would follow him to the tuition center for Form 3 Mathematics and sometimes even Form 4 and Form 5 Mathematics and Additional Mathematics. He would ask me to go if he felt that I was able to understand the topic he was teaching. I usually had no problems understanding what he thought. However, I would go there only sometimes during school holidays.
At Standard 6, I had my UPSR. The school made it compulsory for all students to attend school tuition for every subject. Instead, we did not need to take part in Clubs & Societies for cocurriculum. The tuition was held daily from 1:30pm to 3:00pm, one day for one subject. I was not happy to attend the school tuition at first because I thought that I only need to attend tuition for Malay and Chinese but not the other subjects. However, I had no choice but do attend it. Everyday, I had to eat lunch in school. The school tuition was also held during the school holidays. During the school holidays, it was held daily from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Later, I began to get use to attending the school tuition but I was still unhappy to do so. If I had the choice, I would have attended the tuition for Malay and Chinese only. We did not need to pay for the tuition.
At Form 3, for the later half for the year, the school organised night classes for the PMR. All Form 3 students could choose whether to attend the night class or not to. Those who wanted to attend the night class had to pay RM50. Since I was given the choice, I decided to attend the night class for all subjects except Mathematics which was my best subject. The night class was held daily from 8:15pm to 10:15pm, one day for one subject. One night, I mistaken the time table and attended the night class for Mathematics. Then, I felt that it was fun to attend night class for Mathematics so I decided to do so for every night class of Mathematics. During the night class, the teacher would let us do exercises then discuss the answers. The night class was held for 2 months, from June until one week before PMR. However, there was no night class during the Ramadhan month.
At the end of Form 3, November 2010, my grandfather started his tuition class for Form 4 Mathematics and Additional Mathematics. Some of my friends and former primary school classmates went for his tuition. The tuition was on every Monday and Wednesday. In the beginning, I did not want to go for his tuition because I wanted to watch my favourite drama series 'My Family My Love' from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, while his tuition was until 7:00pm. I did not want to miss the drama, moreover it was after my PMR. Later, my grandfather changed his tuition to Wednesday and Saturday. I could attend his tuition and only need to miss one episode of the drama per week. Starting from the beginning of Form 4 until the end of Form 5, I go for my grandfather's tuition for Additional Mathematics and Mathematics every Wednesday from 3:15pm to 6:45pm and every Saturday from 2:30pm to 6:00pm.
In Form 4 and Form 5, I also attended tuition for Malay language. Although it is slightly easier to score A in SPM Malay than PMR Malay, I still think that I need tuition for Malay as it is quite difficult and very important. I asked my friends for recommendations, and they recommended me to go for Malay tuition in Pusat Tuisyen Inisiatif Utama, where Cikgu Yazid is the teacher. My father registered my name at that tuition center. I started going for Malay tuition after the 2011 Chinese New Year. I felt that Cikgu Yazid is really good at teaching Malay. He helped me in writing my Malay essay. In Form 4, the tuition was held every Friday from 8:30am to 10:15am, while in Form 5, the tuition was held every Friday from 8:00am to 9:45am. Pusat Tuisyen Inisiatif Utama is located near my school. I go for that tuition until I completed Form 5.
I also planned to go for tuition for Chinese language because it is a very difficult subject. I was recommended by my friend to go for a tuition center at Keladi, Kulim. However, the tuition was held at Wednesday night after my grandfather's tuition. I felt too tired to attend that tuition after studying for the whole day. So, I decided not to go. There are no other Chinese tuition centers I know in Kulim so I could not attend tuition for Chinese. Later, at June 2011, I decided to drop Chinese in SPM because I am not confident to get A+, not even A, as Chinese Paper 2 is very difficult. Therefore, I am not attending tuition for Chinese anymore. My friends also suggested me to take tuition for Chemistry in Puan Yeap's tuition center but I did not want to. The reason is that I think that my Chemistry teacher is good enough and I want to depend on myself for Chemistry. I do not attend tuition for any other subject except Malay, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.