Friday, October 03, 2014

Kungfu Cats Academy is here!

For those of you who are regular readers, you'll know what I do for a living. I'm a full-time tutor and had been one for the last 10 years (and counting!). I recently set up a new website to showcase the things that I do as a tutor, and it's called Kungfu Cats Academy. I'll like to share it with you :)

One of the main reasons why I wanted to set up a separate site for my career is so that I can blog about different things that interest me. I find the bullythebear is not the right platform for thoughts and reflections about the education industry in general, so I really really like the idea of setting up a different site to talk about such things. The themes in Kungfu Cats will be about motivational issues, life in general as a full time tutor and other stuff about the educational scene in Singapore. This will be a different platform from what I share in Bullythebear, which is mainly about finance, notably personal finance.'ll never walk alone?

The other reason is obvious blatant advertising. I take in students through word-of-mouth alone and it'll be good for the long run if I can increase the number of people who knows what I do. Hence, the site will act as a focal point of my efforts to make my services more visible. It's also so much easier to tell people to go to a site rather than to type out some of the faq that I also put in the site. One time effort but reaping rewards the rest of the time - I love such asymmetry in effort and rewards relationship.

I had also set up a Facebook page for the same purpose. Those who are interested to receive articles regarding education/tuition/motivation might find it useful. I leave it to you to decide whether to 'like' it or not :) I think the whole purpose of setting up a site like this is to let it grow organically, so I realised from past experiences that having 10,000 likes is not the same as having one person who really likes it. The statistics doesn't matter one bit in how I'm going to do my job. I'm used to talking alone anyway, and that's how bullythebear begins. I still remembered the time where there's only 3 persons in my cbox - me, myself and I.

Why cats, you may ask? There's a lot of things we can learn from them - notably creativity, curiosity and independence. These traits are what an educated person should be.


Sillyinvestor said...

Cats have nine lives.

Lesson on resilence?

Sillyinvestor said...

Hi LP,

Quite a nice website u have, a Long list of accolades.

Just curious, let me know how many referrals u have through this website, I mean I dun need numbers just how successful is the site.

U are one that didn't emphasized grades as much as motivation and learning, one didn't advertise results as much motivation, just wondering if people actually bite that.

I always thought parents/ pupils just want grades, look at how the successful centers say...

Dun get me wrong, genuinely curious, not trying to be funny, if inconvenient, then nvm ok!!

la papillion said...

Hi silly investor,

Hey, resilience, never thought about that! I'll borrow it with pride next time ;)

Regarding how successful it is, I don't know. It less than 1 month old, maybe you can ask me about a year later lol! Not focusing on result doesn't mean that students won't get results, that's the thing.

My focus is not on parents, but the students. So if I do a good job teaching them and showing them that I care, they will convey that to their parents. Hopefully good results will follow. This kind of things are never guaranteed.

I honestly won't expect the site to bring in people. I've other avenues to bring in students and they had been working for as long as I've been doing this. This is just am extra avenue, so we'll see where it brings me :) maybe like my bullythebear, it'll grow to something that I don't expect?

In certain ways, I'll exposing myself to unknown opportunities of unknown magnitude. Come on and hit me, black Swan!