Curriculum

Can we focus on one subject?

We can focus on one subject that your child is struggling with, but we will also strengthen them in all the other areas so they can advance further and get ahead of their peers in school. We ensure there is a balance at TULA so that every child masters the basics in all subjects, and then also improves on their strengths

Do you cover other subjects aside from English and Math?

We cover Math, English, and critical 21st-century skills and character traits. We can also help with other subjects as well and we regularly help kids with homework assignments and even exam prep.

Do you teach Singapore Math?

Our Math curriculum is based on DepEd’s K-12 curriculum, but we also incorporate best practices from other developed countries. We use the same conceptual understanding of Singapore Math, and then the tricks and fast techniques of Japanese and Korean Math, and then apply that to real-world situations like in the USA.

What are missions?

We have 10-week programs that all TULA kids go through. Here, they complete projects together with other learners and take on topics they don’t usually teach in schools. Learn more by visiting this page: tulaeducation.com/curriculum

What is SRP?

The School Readiness Program (SRP) is a comprehensive program for 5-6 year olds who are in the early stages of developing literacy, numeracy, and comprehension skills. The aim of SRP is to prepare young children for success in school.

Through the SRP, learners will develop the knowledge, as well as the character, attitude, and skills traits that they will need in order to succeed in school and beyond.

What is the difference between the regular program and SRP?

The regular program is typically for kids grades 2 and above. The SRP on the other hand is for younger kids (nursery to grade 1) and focuses on developing literacy, numeracy and comprehension skills.

What is the purpose of the free trial?

We offer you a free trial so you can experience TULA first hand and see how we can help your child. It is also a great opportunity to get to know more about us and our mission.

What is your student to teacher ratio?

Usually, our student to teacher ratio is 1 to 6 or less. And many times we also have much smaller groups and even 1 on 1. You can check your schedule if you want a more private group for your child. That said, we do encourage at least a few students because developing social skills is extremely important for their future.

Eligibility

Do you cater to children aged 4 (or below)?

Our programs only cater to children aged 5 and above at the moment. But perhaps you can come for an assessment when your child is nearing 5 years old.

Do you cater to children in high school or older?

Most of our learners are from Elementary School. We do have some high school students of Grade 7,8, and even 9. We recommend sending your child for a free trial and assessment to determine their suitability.

Do you cater to children with learning disabilities?

We do have some students with learning disabilities. Does your child go to a mainstream school? If the answer is yes, you can schedule a 1 on 1 assessment for our coaches to determine whether we can help your child or whether they need to see an expert.

Fees

Do public school students get a discount?

Yes! As a social enterprise, we believe that everyone should have fair access to high-quality education. Because of this, we offer a special price for students of public schools. Message us to learn more about our friendly rates.

How much are the weekly fees?

Our fees for annual members are ONLY P700 per week for two lessons each week. And each lesson is 2 hrs long. So that’s 4 hours total each week and it includes help with all subjects and development of character traits and 21st century skills.

What are your payment options?

You may pay weekly in cash at the Center or through BPI deposit/online transfer. We can give you more details once you visit the center.

Location

Do you offer home service?

Sorry, we don’t offer home service. We conduct all our sessions in our center since it’s designed to be conducive to learning for children.

Is it safe to leave our kids while the session is on going?

Yes, our learning coaches do not allow students to go out of the center without their parent/guardian after every session. We don’t allow them to go home unless authorized by the parent or guardian.

What is a TULA center like?

Each space is designed and fitted to maximize learning – the climate is controlled and external noise is minimized.

Spaces include comfortable desks and seating arrangements for students to work together or independently. Technology is utilized for educational purposes only, this includes use of digital projectors, portable computers, tablets, and fast wireless Internet.

Where are your centers located?

We have centers in Makati & Pasig. Kindly choose the center nearest to you: http://www.tulaeducation.com/locations/

People

How did TULA start?

TULA was founded in April 2015 by two education entrepreneurs, James Centenera and Fenton Whelan, who met while working at the leading global consultancy, McKinsey and Company. Over the last decade, they had helped improve public and private school systems in the developing world. They found that millions of busy parents want to invest further in education to supplement schooling and help their children grow.

James and Fenton felt the need to apply innovative new learning models to help children prepare for the 21st century.TULA is based on innovative practices pioneered by world-leading education institutions from the USA, the UK, Singapore, Australia, and across the globe.

Who are the teachers/tutors?

Kids at TULA learn from the best. All of our tutors are high achievers and come from UP, Ateneo, La Salle, and other top universities. They are highly passionate educators and are trained in the best teaching practices from around the world.

Progress

Can you give me examples of kids improving because of TULA?

Ex. 1: We have a learner, Niegel, who started with us in grade 3 and had trouble speaking in English but, after a year with TULA, she’s now completely fluent and is chosen to represent her school in competitions.

Ex. 2: We have a learner, Joshua, who goes to private school, who had trouble with discipline and focus, but now after a couple of months, he’s able to work more independently and behave properly even without the teacher telling him to.

Ex. 3: Our learner, Marcus, struggled with grades and was failing subjects before he started TULA at Grade 7, but after a year with TULA, he is now the top of his class in many subjects. He has won a lot of academic awards

How will you measure my child’s progress?

At the end of each mission, each learner is given a report card that reflects their progress throughout their stay in the program.

Contained in this report card are numerical measures of where the learner is at (1-10 with 10 being the highest). There are also specific feedback and tips for parents on how you can best help your children.

Rationale

How is TULA different from other tutorial centers?

1. Academics are important, so we make sure TULA kids get higher grades in all their subjects, especially Math and English, but we also have our own curriculum focused on 21st century skills and character traits such as grit, confidence, critical thinking, and social skills.

2. Our learning methods are more modern and more effective. Instead of giving worksheets that your child needs to do at home, we carefully study your child and put them on a personal learning journey, guiding them through interesting learning experiences.

3. All our tutors are highly-trained teachers. We refer to them as coaches because they guide and mentor TULA kids as they grow. All of our tutors come from top universities and are trained in the latest global teaching practices.

4. We are affordable. Our rates are more affordable than other companies, and you get a lot more than just Math or Reading.

5. And lastly, kids enjoy TULA. We make sure learning is interesting and enjoyable so that kids fall in love with learning at TULA.

We would love to discuss these points in detail once you visit our center.

Why enroll in after school centers?

Growing up is very hard and our world is very competitive. Sending a child to school does not guarantee they will succeed. This is the sad unfortunate reality. But you want your child to do really well and achieve their dreams, right? The good news is anything is possible for your child, with the right support. So in the most developed countries in Asia, like Singapore, Japan, and Korea, more than 80-90% of children are availing of tutorial programs every week to help them succeed.