Importance of H1 Chemistry Tuition

H1 Chemistry Tuition is an increasingly popular choice for many parents. The A Level H1 Chemistry curriculum is an intensive 2-year course, where students are expected to get a good grasp of the H1 Chemistry syllabus within a short time frame.

Even though there are many vast differences between H1 Chemistry and H2 Chemistry, it does not render the H1 Chemistry syllabus any easier than H2 Chemistry. In fact, students are expected to grasp a large amount of content for an H1 subject.

As such, many students take it to A Level H1 Chemistry Tuition in order to aid them in the examinations. With a good H1 Chemistry Tutor, students will be provided additional guidance in understanding even the toughest of concepts. Tutors will also provide periodic mock tests to train students on their examination skills, as well as provide instant feedback that can greatly help students.

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How Much Does H1 Chemistry Tuition Cost

The average A Level H1 Chemistry Tuition rates greatly differ depending on the type of tuition and the reputation of the tuition teacher. For example, rates for tuition centres are usually in the $200-$250 range, but can go up to $500 or even more for tuition centres with high reputability and highly qualified tutors. For private home tutors, the rates can go as low as $40 an hour, but can go up to $120 or more per hour depending on the tutor’s qualifications and teaching experience.




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Challenges Faced While Learning Chemistry

Outline of H1 Chemistry Tuition

  • Familiarity with Chemical Bonding and Kinetic Particle Theory
  • Introduction to Key Chemistry Concepts
  • Memorisation of Chemistry Definitions
  • Mastery of Kinetic Particle Theory 
  • Introduction to Ionic Equations, Stoichiometry and Mole Concept
  • Guidance on Question Answering Techniques

Challenges Faced By H1 Chemistry Students

Large Jump in Syllabus

For most JC H1 Chemistry students, a challenge faced will be the large jump in syllabus, in all their subjects. Such a huge leap in syllabus and course content definitely results in a lot of anxieties and unfamiliarity as students struggle to get used to the new and competitive environment.

As such, most students will turn to getting a H1 Chemistry Tutor. By engaging a H1 Chemistry Tutor early, he/she will 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. 

Unable to Keep Up with Lecture Pace

As mentioned above, the lessons during lectures are fast-paced, leaving students with insufficient time to keep up or to ask questions. Even after lessons, students might also have insufficient time to clarify their doubts due to lack of time and their hectic schedules.

As such, it is crucial to engage an H1 Chemistry Tutor, as students will then be able to receive guided help and lessons catered towards their learning speed. Furthermore, tutors are also able to revisit concepts or topics learnt in school, allowing students to revise or clear any misconceptions.

Unable to Memorise Concepts Well

In H1 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 questions in the H1 Chemistry examination. 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 a H1 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 Exposure to Additional Materials 

Students taking H1 Chemistry may find it hard to find additional resources to supplement their learning, given that most online resources cater to H2 Chemistry. Without these additional resources, students may find it hard to study. Furthermore, the limited resources they can find may not even be useful for H1 Chemistry.

With a H1 Chemistry Tutor, however, students will then be provided with curated H1 Chemistry notes that are specially for the H1 syllabus. Furthermore, tutors can also provide extra H1 Chemistry exam practice, allowing them to get extra practice and instantaneous feedback and guidance to help them improve.

Why You Should Engage A H1 Chemistry Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chemistry Tuition

1. Clear Doubts and Misconceptions

An accumulation of doubts and misconceptions occurs when students lack the ability to ask questions in class. This is usually due to the fact that they are too shy to clarify their doubts during lessons. In addition, with teachers always rushing for the time it might be difficult for students to seek clarification from their school teachers outside of class time.

With an H1 Chemistry Tutor, students will be sure to have an easier time clarifying doubts! Furthermore, since Chemistry Tuition is usually carried out in a small group/1-1 setting, H1 Chemistry Tutors can pay closer attention in pointing out student’s problems, and students also have more opportunities to clear their doubts and increase their confidence in scoring well.

2. Help targets Students’ Weaknesses in Chemistry

The H1 Chemistry syllabus relies heavily on foundational skills built throughout all their years in Primary/Secondary school, as well as the two-year course in Junior College. For students who do not have a strong foundation, they might find it increasingly difficult to do well in their examinations – resulting in increased anxieties regarding their upcoming H1 Chemistry examination.

With an H1 Chemistry Tutor, they will be able to help target the student’s weaknesses – be it misconceptions, memorisation, or even time management skills. With close guidance from the H1 Chemistry Tutor, any weak foundational skills will be corrected in no time, allowing them to put their best foot forth during the H1 Chemistry examination.

3. Train Students in Higher-Order Thinking Skills

At the H1 Chemistry level, beyond mastering the basic Chemistry foundational skills and content mastery, it is also extremely crucial for students to have a good grasp of higher-order thinking skills such as evaluation and inference. With the tight schedules in school, teachers might not have invested enough time into such skills, hence students have to oftentimes rely on themselves or external help to hone such skills.

By engaging an H1 Chemistry Tutor, students will be provided with dedicated help and training in developing higher-order thinking skills. The weekly H1 Chemistry Tuition lessons also provide students with repeated practice, allowing them to put their skills to the test.

4. Additional Resources and Practices

H1 Chemistry students may sometimes face a lack of additional resources and practices for them to work on. This is mainly because at A Level H1 standard, it becomes increasingly hard to find quality resources that students can use in their revision as most of the materials available online are suited for the H2 syllabus.

Hence, having an H1 Chemistry Tutor is especially beneficial as they are able to provide students with self-curated and collated study resources, past year papers, and their own mind maps or concept notes, which will definitely come in handy during students’ last minute revision.

What To Look For in A H1 Chemistry Tutor

Ability to Help Students in National Examinations

Most students will be extremely stressed out with the upcoming A Level H1 Chemistry examination. Hence, it is important to find a H1 Chemistry Tutor that is equipped with the relevant teaching experience and abilities to help ease students’ worries through targeted teaching techniques.

Furthermore, it might be better to find a H1 Chemistry Tutor that has experience in helping H1 students as there are many key differences between H1 and H2 Chemistry. It can also be beneficial to look out for testimonials from past students, or request for the students’ H1 Chemistry grades.

Ability to Spot Weaknesses

H1 Chemistry is challenging and requires a large amount of content mastery in order to do well. As such, it will definitely be important to pick an H1 Chemistry Tutor that is experienced enough to spot weaknesses quickly and work on them effectively.

Furthermore, given that students have to take their A Levels within a short span of 2 years, there is an extremely short runway leading up to the A Levels. Hence, it is even more important for H1 Chemistry Tutors to be attuned to the student’s weaknesses in order to help them improve or to clear the misconceptions.

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a H1 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 MOE schools.

Such qualifications are crucial in ensuring that the tutor is qualified enough to teach your child, especially since the A Level H1 syllabus is extremely complex.

Ability to Provide Additional Resources

At H1 Chemistry standard, it might be difficult to find good Chemistry resources that will be able to help students as most resources are catered towards H2 Chemistry students. Hence, by choosing a H1 Chemistry Tutor that is able to provide additional resources, you can save time on hunting for resources and leave it up to your H1 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 a H1 Chemistry Tutor, it will definitely be great to look out for tutors who are able to provide their own self-collated Chemistry resources.

Testimonials from H1 Chemistry Students

My Chemistry Tutor, Miss Leo, has been so helpful in ensuring that I understand the concepts taught in class. Miss Leo is also always willing to give me extra consultations over WhatsApp outside of class time, even at night. Thanks to the help provided by Miss Ong, I managed to improve from a D to an A!

Renee Leck
H1 Student from Catholic JC

I started H1 Chemistry Tuition with my tutor in mid-March, and with guidance from my tutor, I slowly but surely started to improve. As I usually struggled with time management, especially during exams, my tutor gave me a lot of practice and helped me train my accuracy and speed. Thank you MindFlex and Ms Tan!

Han Jun Jie
H1 Student from Catholic JC

My tutor, Michelle, was recommended to me by my classmate – whom she helped improve from a D to an A in Chemistry. Michelle is extremely dedicated and she will always go the extra mile to ensure that I get enough practice in my weak components. When marking my work, she will also give plenty of feedback so I know exactly what to work on and which mistakes to avoid. 

Wesley Choong
H1 Student from Jurong Pioneer JC

 Mdm Chan was extremely professional and patient right from the start, and even despite my poor foundation in Chemistry, she would always find ways to help me improve. I was especially weak in my Chemistry calculations and would take very long to answer the questions, but through Sandra’s guided practices, I managed to improve a lot!

Benjamin Tan
H1 Student from Temasek JC

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