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Importance of IP Biology Tuition

IP Biology Tuition is an increasingly popular choice for many parents due to the intensity of the IP Biology syllabus, where students are expected to get a good grasp of the Biology syllabus as well as strong analysis and analytical skills in order to answer the exam questions well.

As such, many parents take it to IP Biology Tuition in order to help their child do well in the examinations. By engaging in IP Biology Tuition in Singapore, IP students will be provided with the necessary skills to do well in their examinations, such as time management skills and critical thinking skills. Furthermore, with an IP Biology Tutor in Singapore, the student will also receive guidance in the form of extra practice. Through undergoing timed practices and mock examinations under the supervision of an IP Biology Tutor, students can receive instantaneous feedback that will definitely be able to help them improve.

Furthermore, since IP students are not required to take any national examinations after their 4-year course, but instead, will progress directly to their A Levels, it becomes extremely important for students to get a firm grasp of Biology fundamentals, should they want to pursue Biology at A Level standard. Thus, engaging an IP Biology Tutor is crucial so that students can be on par or get an edge over their peers.

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How Much Does IP Biology Tuition Cost

For IP Biology Tuition classes, group tuition rates tend to average around $160-200 a month, but could be more expensive depending on the tuition centre’s reputation and probability. For private 1-1 home tuition, tutors charge an average of $45-$55/hour, but rates could go even higher depending on the individual tutor’s experience and educational credentials.

Part-Time
Tutors

Full-Time
Tutors

Ex/Current

MOE Teachers

Sec 1

$30-$40/h

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

Sec 2

$30-$40/h

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

Sec 3

$35-$40/h

$45-$55/h

$60-$90/h

Sec 4

$35-$40/h

$45-$55/h

$60-$90/h

Sec 5

$35-$40/h

$45-$55/h

$60-$90/h

Challenges Faced While Learning Biology

Outline of IP Biology Tuition

  •  Cell Structure and Function
  • Movement of Substances
  • Familiarisation with Nutrients
  • Familiarisation with Enzymes
  • Learning About Nutrition in Man
  • Proficiency in The Biology Lab

Challenges Faced By Biology IP Students

Leap in Syllabus

IP Biology is a highly rigorous subject that aims to build students into holistic learners. As such, the curriculum is fast-paced and intense, which could be extremely overwhelming for many students.

As such, IP Biology students may worry and begin to doubt themselves as they are unable to grasp the Biology concepts as fast as the IP syllabus requires them to. Hence, an IP Biology Tutor might be beneficial for students as they will be able to receive ample support and guidance.

Lack of Interest in Biology

Another issue faced by IP students is the lack of interest in the subject. As their subject syllabus begins to ramp up in difficulty and intensity, students might start to dislike this highly demanding subject. This may cause IP Biology students to become unmotivated, and may even start procrastinating their revision and homework in favour of revising for other subjects or extracurricular activities.

With an IP Biology Tutor, however, students will be provided with an additional mentor to aid them in their worries and doubts. Furthermore, the IP Biology Tutor will also help to motivate students, boosting their interest in the subject and keep them curious about the various concepts in the IP Biology syllabus.

Difficulty in Application of Biology Concepts

In IP Biology, students are expected to have a strong grasp on the subject as they are required to apply many of the Biology concepts into real-world contexts. This can be challenging for many IP Biology students, as this requires immense Critical Thinking and Higher-Order Thinking skills.

A Top IP Biology Tutor will be able to provide students with the correct guidance which will allow them to have a more holistic grasp of IP Biology. Thereafter, students will then be able to answer such application questions with greater confidence.

Time Management

Many IP Biology students tend to struggle with their time management in theri examinations. This is largely due to lack of exposure to examination-standard questions, as well as a lack of practice. As such, students often hand in incomplete papers, or hand in subpar answers which lead to them being penalised.

With an IP Biology Tutor, however, students will be able to gain exposure to other schools’ papers and past year papers to help hone their Biology examination skills with regular targeted and timed mock examination papers. This will help to hone their time management and examination skills.

Why You Should Engage An IP Biology Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Biology Tuition

1. Gradually Ease Students into Syllabus

IP Biology is an extremely challenging subject for many students. Furthermore, there is a steep learning curve involved when students transition from Primary School to the Integrated Programme, since the IP Science syllabus requires in-depth mastery of content.

With our Top IP Biology Tuition, students will receive ample support and guidance from their tutors, allowing them to gradually ease into the difficult syllabus. Here at MindFlex, our IP Biology Tutors are experienced in providing students with special teaching techniques to help them transition and learn this difficult and complex subject.

2. Building a Strong Foundation

By engaging one of our Top IP Biology Tutors, students will receive targeted help and guidance in the subject. Through the tutor’s curated lesson plans and exam-focused lessons, IP Biology students will be able to build a strong foundation in the subject, allowing them to advance seamlessly to more challenging topics and questions.

Having a strong foundation in IP Biology is crucial for students. This is because having a strong grasp of the Biology concepts will make it easier for students to cope in their higher education such as in JC.

3. Addressing Student’s Weak Areas

Students might find it rather difficult to cope with their studies without a source of support and guidance. Given how fast-paced lessons are in school, their school teachers may not be able to pay close attention to the student’s learning process. As such, the student’s weaknesses or misconceptions may easily go unnoticed by their school teacher.

Hence, it is important to engage an IP Biology Tutor so that students will receive close guidance on their weaknesses. Tutors will also diagnose the student’s weak areas, and can then work on tackling those weaknesses and help students improve.

4. Additional Resources

IP Biology Students often find it difficult to source for additional revision materials that are reliable and up-to-date, especially since the IP syllabus is less common compared to the N/O Level syllabus. Hence, without these resources, students might find it difficult to prepare for their examinations.

As such, IP Biology Tutors are especially useful as they will be able to provide students with study resources and even their own collection of past year papers. With these additional resources, students will have an easier time preparing for their examinations.

What To Look For in An IP Biology Tutor

Ability To Spot Weaknesses

At IP Biology standard, students are expected to possess a wide variety of skills and content knowledge in Biology, which may be tough for students if they already have accumulated a lot of misconceptions, or are weak in a certain portion. As such, it will definitely be important to pick an IP Biology Tutor that is experienced enough to spot weaknesses easily and help students work on them.

While this might be hard to judge, an easier way might be to check on the IP Biology Tutor’s testimonials from past students and parents. Through reading the testimonials, you’ll be able to see if the tutor you are engaging is well-versed with the syllabus and able to help work on student’s mistakes.

Prior Experience in Teaching IP Students

When engaging an IP Biology Tutor, it is important to pick one that has prior experience in teaching students of the same level. While it is definitely possible to pick tutors who have taught other similar levels, the best results often come from tutors who have taught the same level and syllabus as the Biology Tutor would have found specific teaching methods that work for that specific level and syllabus.

Furthermore, by selecting tutors who have prior experience in teaching IP students, they would likely also have relevant IP Biology resources that they can pass on to your child to help them improve.

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging an IP Biology Tutor, it is important to select one that has decent academic and teaching qualifications. For example, it might be better to pick a tutor that has graduated from a Biology or Science related course and has taught for a minimum of 1 year. If you are looking for a more experienced tutor to guide your child, you might also want to look out for tutors who have taught in MOE schools.

Such qualifications are crucial in ensuring that the tutor is qualified enough to teach your child, especially at IP level when building a strong foundation in Biology is of utmost importance for their tertiary education.

Dedication in Teaching

Given the rigour and intensity of the IP Biology syllabus, it is also important to find an IP Biology Tutor who is dedicated and capable of helping students do well in the subject. This will definitely require immense amounts of effort and hard work, in which only a dedicated IP Biology Tutor will be able to provide.

Hence, when selecting the Biology Tutor, it will hence be beneficial to request for a trial lesson and ensure that the IP Biology Tutor is passionate and dedicated when teaching the student. This way, you can then be sure that you are making your money worth!

Testimonials from IP Biology Students

I started having Biology Tuition with Mdm Tan when I was in Sec 1 and she has helped me understand the Biology lessons in school much better! Through her helpful lessons, I have consistently been doing well in my Biology exams and even topped my class recently!

Tabitha Chua
IP Student from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School

Mrs Tan’s lessons are always extremely useful and she will always provide her own collated resources to supplement my learning. She makes it a point to go through all of my test papers, and ensures that I understand every single mistake that I made.

Tessa Wang
IP Student from Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary)

My Biology Tutor is amazing! I started lessons with him 2 years ago when I realised that I needed extra help. Through his targeted lesson plans and extra practices, I have made steady improvements in Biology over these couple years.

Stella Loh
IP Student from Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

I have been doing poorly in school due to the fast paced lessons, and I am always unable to keep up with the pace my teacher is teaching at. My tutor gives me in-depth explanations and immediate feedback on my work, which has been so helpful!

Chelsea Seah
IP Student from Dunman High School

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Engage The Best IP Biology Tuition in Singapore

Here at MindFlex, we believe in shortlisting only the Best IP Biology Tutors to you. Hence, you can be rest assured that all our IP Biology Tutors have been thoroughly screened and will definitely be able to provide high quality Biology education!

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Affordable Tuition Rates

Home Tuition Rates Singapore 2021

Part-Time
Tutors

Full-Time
Tutors

Ex/Current

MOE Teachers

Pre-School

$25-$30/h

$30-$40/h

$50-$60/h

Primary 1-3

$25-$30/h

$35-$40/h

$50-$60/h

Primary 4-6

$30-$35/h

$40-$45/h

$50-$70/h

Sec 1-2

$30-$40/h

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

Sec 3-5

$35-$40/h

$45-$55/h

$60-$90/h

JC

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

$90-$120/h

IB

$40-$50/h

$60-$80/h

$90-$120/h

IGCSE / International

$30-$50/h

$45-$80/h

$60-$110/h

Poly / Uni

$40-$60/h

$60-$90/h

$100-$120/h

Adult

$30-$40/h

$40-$60/h

$70-$90/h

Our home tuition rates are constantly updated based on rates quoted by Home Tutors in Singapore. These market rates are based on the volume of 10,000+ monthly tuition assignment applications over a pool of 30,000+ active home tutors.