Here is a letSCMPlogosquareter from today’s South China Morning Post regarding the eternal question:

Tutors: Do we need them.

Tutorial ciasses make a difference.
I agree with Donald Mak about the benefits of tutorial centres in Hong Kong (“Students gain fromtutorial colleges”, September 9).
Fohlowing the introduction of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, teachers in schools have found they suffer from a lack of resources. Also, they do not have enough time to prepare for lessons.
For some ofthem, the pressure can be too much and it can adversely affect their teaching.
Because of these pressures imposed by the diploma, some young people will choose to attend tutorial ciasses.
They can acquire more knowledge and improve their examination skilis at these colleges.
Catherine Chan Hoi-ying, Tuen Mun