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Importance of IGCSE Chemistry Tuition

The IGCSE Chemistry curriculum is competitive and highly complex, requiring IGCSE students to have a firm grasp on various Chemistry fundamentals. An astute grasp on content and skills are required in order to do well in the examination.

While there are indeed online resources on ways to get high grades in IGCSE Chemistry available for students to refer to, it will not be easy for students to do so on their own, simply due to the steep learning curve.

Hence, a smarter way to do well is to engage an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor. With a tutor, students will be provided with a dedicated amount of time each week to hone their Chemistry skills, which will definitely aid them in their IGCSE Chemistry mastery.

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How Much Does IGCSE Chemistry Tuition Cost

In Singapore, the average rates for IGCSE Chemistry Tuition varies based on the type of tutor selected. Tuition centres usually charge around $180-$400/month, while private tutors range from $30-$110 per hour. In addition, it is also crucial to take into consideration the reputation and quality of the tuition centre, or the qualifications of the private tutor – which can greatly affect the tuition rates.

Part-Time
Tutors

Full-Time
Tutors

Ex/Current

MOE Teachers

Grade 1

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 2

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 3

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 4

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 5

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 6

$30-$40/h

$45-$60/h

$60-$80/h

Grade 7

$35-$50/h

$55-$80/h

$70-$110/h

Grade 8

$35-$50/h

$55-$80/h

$70-$110/h

Grade 9

$35-$50/h

$55-$80/h

$70-$110/h

Grade 10

$35-$50/h

$55-$80/h

$70-$110/h

Challenges Faced While Learning Chemistry

Outline of IGCSE Chemistry Tuition

  • Introduction to Key Chemistry Concepts
  • Full Guidance for All Chemistry Topics and Skills
  • Memorisation of Chemistry Formulae
  • Guidance on Question Answering Techniques
  • Memorisation of Chemistry Definitions
  • Familiarity with Tough Topics like Organic Chemistry

Challenges Faced By IGCSE Chemistry Students

Large Jump in Syllabus

The IGCSE Chemistry syllabus is extremely rigorous and requires mastery of various Chemistry skills and topics. The increased difficulty and breadth of curriculum often leave students stressed out and unable to cope.

A way to combat this is through engaging an IB Chemistry Tutor early, as he/she will then be able to identify the student’s weaknesses and work on them, allowing a strong foundation to be built early, which will be extremely helpful for the student in the long run.

Lack of Exposure to Additional Materials

Given the uniqueness of the IGCSE Chemistry curriculum, students taking IGCSE Chemistry may find it hard to find additional resources to supplement their learning, especially high-quality ones. Even if they are able to find such resources, they might not be in good condition or of good quality.

With an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor, however, students will then be provided with curated IGCSE Chemistry notes that are specially for the IGCSE syllabus. Furthermore, tutors can also provide extra IGCSE Chemistry exam practice, allowing them to get extra practice and instantaneous feedback and guidance to help them improve.

Unable to Memorise Concepts Well

In IGCSE Chemistry, extensive memorisation and understanding of the subject’s concepts and definitions are important in ensuring that they will be able to answer all the examination questions. However, most students are not provided with the correct methods and guidance to memorise concepts effectively, resulting in them spending a lot of time on memorising the concepts.

However, with an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor, students will be guided on the best ways to memorise their Chemistry content well. In addition, they will also be provided with additional tips that will greatly benefit them.

Lack of Motivation

The IGCSE Chemistry syllabus is a challenging one that requires students immense amounts of content mastery. Furthermore, setbacks such as low grades or inability to understand course content might render students unmotivated to continue learning.

As such, most students turn to IGCSE Chemistry Tuition in order to stay afloat. With an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor, students will be provided with personalised guidance catered towards their weaknesses, which will allow them to see improvements in no time. With such improvements, students will find it easier when approaching even the toughest of concepts, hence increasing their motivation for IGCSE Chemistry.

Why You Should Engage An IGCSE Chemistry Tutor

 

Benefits of Hiring Chemistry Tuition

1. Help Students Clarify Doubts

In school, the large class sizes might render students unable to clear their doubts after class. Furthermore, given the hectic schedules of their school teachers, finding additional time to help students might be tough. Hence, students might leave lessons with a lot of doubts with no place to clarify their misconceptions.

With an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor, however, they will provide 100% attention and guidance to students, allowing them to clarify any doubts or misconceptions that might arise. Furthermore, with a private 1-1 setting, students can also clear any doubts as they arise without needing to wait till after lessons to get their questions answered.

2. Aid Students in Clearing Misconceptions

During the course of their IGCSE curriculum, students might accumulate misconceptions that might not be noticed at first glance. Hence, these misconceptions will snowball and result in mistakes that might be hard to correct. However, it is crucial that students clear all the misconceptions that they have before the IGCSE as such doubts can be detrimental to the IGCSE Chemistry examination itself.

Therefore, it is important to engage an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor as he/she will provide students with the relevant feedback to help students fix their misconceptions. During the IGCSE Chemistry Tuition itself, tutors will also provide instantaneous feedback that can greatly help students with clearing their Chemistry misconceptions.

3. Step-by-Step Explanations on Challenging Concepts

With the complexity of the IGCSE Chemistry syllabus, it might be extremely difficult for students to achieve content mastery as they might not be provided the correct guidance and resources. Hence, with continued uncertainty in Chemistry concepts, it will definitely take a toll on the student’s motivation to do well for any tests or examination. 

With an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor, however, students will receive additional guidance from a mentor, and countless opportunities to get their doubts clarified. The IGCSE Chemistry Tutor will also be able to provide step-by-step explanations that are easy for the students to digest so that they are able to have a better understanding of the concepts that they have trouble with.

4. Clear Doubts and Misconceptions

In school, the fast-paced lessons might render students unable to clear their doubts and misconceptions. Hence, IGCSE Chemistry students might have a large number of queries unanswered, which may be detrimental to their learning if left to snowball. This is exactly the problem with the lessons in schools, as the large classes leave little to no time for teachers to pay attention to each and every student.

With an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor, however, students will be allocated ample time to clear their doubts and misconceptions. Tutors can also spot mistakes along the way and provide instantaneous feedback to help students improve.

What To Look For in An IGCSE Chemistry Tutor

 

Prior Experience in Teaching IGCSE Students

The IGCSE Chemistry syllabus is vastly different from that of the Secondary School or Junior College syllabus. Hence, it is important to select an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor that has experience in teaching IGCSE students so that they will be well-versed with the IGCSE Chemistry syllabus.

In addition, the amount of subjects students have to take, they might be unmotivated and might be unwilling to put in the effort to work on IGCSE Chemistry. Hence, engaging a tutor with prior experience in teaching IGCSE students will be wise as they would have the relevant teaching methods and lesson plans to engage your child.

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging an IGCSE Chemistry 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 Chemistry 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 IGCSE schools.

Such qualifications are crucial in ensuring that the tutor is qualified enough to teach your child – after all, you wouldn’t want to engage a tutor that is unable to teach the IGCSE Chemistry syllabus well.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

It might be difficult to find good IGCSE Chemistry resources that will be able to help students. Hence, by choosing an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources and leave it up to your IGCSE Chemistry Tutor!

The ability to provide additional resources also means that the tutor has spent time and effort curating these Chemistry resources – which is also a key characteristic of their experience and dedication to teaching. Hence, when searching for an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor, it will definitely be great to look out for tutors who are able to provide their own self-collated Chemistry resources.

Commitment

It is important to select an IGCSE Chemistry Tutor that is committed, both to teaching and to your child’s schedule. By hiring a committed tutor, you can be more assured of their dedication to teaching your child and ensuring that your child does well in their IGCSE Chemistry examination.

Furthermore, given how hectic the IGCSE schedule is, students might have last-minute lessons or events which might affect their tuition lesson timing. By selecting a committed IGCSE Chemistry Tutor, you will then have an easier time trying to negotiate flexible timings based on the student’s schedule.

Testimonials from IGCSE Chemistry Students

 

After attending IGCSE Chemistry classes with my tutor, I have made significant improvements in my Chemistry. My tutor is knowledgeable, professional and dedicated – everything a tutor should be like! My Chemistry has improved leaps and bounds and I am now more confident in tackling my exams!

Leanne Toh
IGCSE Student from Anglo-Chinese School (Intl)

I started lessons with my Chemistry Tutor last year, and he has been nothing but helpful! I was initially extremely intimidated by the large amount of course content for the Chemistry syllabus, but my tutor was able to break down the syllabus into smaller, bite-sized pieces, allowing me to understand it much easier.

Sarah Teo
IGSCE Student from SJI Intl Sch

 

Lydia, has been so helpful! She was able to give me many useful tips for my Chemistry examinations. During our weekly lessons, she was also patient in ensuring that I fully understood the content before continuing on. Really glad to have met Lydia, thank you MindFlex!

Jim Ong 
IGSCE Student from Anglo-Chinese School (Intl)

 

I started Chemistry Tuition with my tutor last year, and I have learnt a lot since. I was struggling a lot with understanding the Chemistry content taught by my teacher in school, but my tutor has been excellent in teaching me. I understand her teaching so much better and enjoy her lessons a lot.

Isabelle Lim
IGCSE Student from Anglo- Chinese Sch (Intl)

 

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At MindFlex, we make it our top priority to only finding Chemistry Tutors that are highly qualified and experienced. Rest assured that by engaging our IGCSE Chemistry Tutors, students will be provided high-quality education at the comfort of their own homes!

 

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Home Tuition Rates Singapore 2021

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Primary 4-6

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JC

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IB

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IGCSE / International

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Poly / Uni

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Adult

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