Q: Does SiK charge tuition for classes?
A: No. All Schooling in Korea classes are free. We are a student and volunteer-run organization.
Q: What are SiK classes like?
A: Our academic subject classes focus on teaching key vocabulary in Korean & English to help students get a better understanding of concepts that are otherwise only taught in Korean at school. Most classes are taught in groups, rather than one-on-one.
Q: Does SiK teach English and English conversation?
A: We are not an organization that teaches English or English conversation skills. We are an organization that helps students whose primary language is not Korean adjust to life in Korea and Korean schools.
Q: Does SiK provide counseling or consulting for parents?
A: No. We are a student-run organization and do not provide consulting for parents. Please check out our Schooling Options page or online communities for parents in Resources for advice on academics and schools.
Q: What is the purpose of mentoring?
A: Mentors are available for students who would like to chat one-on-one about adjusting to life in Korean school and the challenges they might face. If you are interested in mentoring, please contact email@example.com. SiK also hosts hangout groups. Hangouts are a space to get to know students in similar situations, talk about life in Korean school, adjusting to the culture/language, and more.
Q: What happens if my child misses class?
A: In our first session, we had issues with students missing class without notice. Our tutors take time out of their busy schedules to help students for free, so we created the attendance rule to prevent any abuse of the system. After 2 unexcused absences, the student will not be eligible to participate in SiK for the remainder of the session and following session. We ask that parents contact the class teacher or firstname.lastname@example.org about missing the class at least 12 hours in advance of the scheduled class time.
Q: Does SiK teach adults?
A: SiK focuses on helping students in elementary and middle school. We do not teach adults.