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Importance of Combined Chemistry Tuition

Combined Chemistry Tuition is an increasingly popular choice in many parents, due to the increased workload in Secondary School students, resulting in a poorer grasp of the subject content. 

Furthermore, even despite many online resources guiding students in mastering Chemistry and scoring A1s, it is simply not enough! Students are still struggling due to the lack of proper guidance, and are not able to pinpoint their weaknesses and work on them.

Having Combined Chemistry Tuition in Singapore can provide students with an edge over their peers, helping them build confidence in their Chemistry skills and improve their abilities. 

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How Much Does Combined Chemistry Tuition Cost

In Singapore, the average rates for Combined Chemistry Tuition varies based on the type of tutor selected. Tuition centres usually charge around $160-$400/month, while private tutors range from $25-$90 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

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 Chemistry

Outline of Combined Chemistry Tuition

  • Guidance on Chemistry Practical and Skills Required
  • Ability to Understand Tough Chemistry Concepts
  • Familiarity with Stoichiometry and Mole Concept
  • Mastery of Chemistry Definitions and Calculations
  • Balancing of Chemical Structures
  • Mastery of Bonding Structures

Challenges Faced By Combined Chemistry Students

Lack of Interest in Chemistry

Given how Chemistry is a compulsory subject for Combined Science students, students might not be interested in the subject at all, but are required to take Combined Chemistry at N/O Levels. Hence, this lack of interest can greatly affect their motivation and their desire to study for the subject. 

With a Combined Chemistry Tutor, however, students will be provided with an additional mentor to aid them in their worries and doubts. Furthermore, the Combined Chemistry Tutor will also help to motivate students, boosting their interest in the subject and encourage them to study hard for the subject.

Making Careless Mistakes

Along with the high numbers and types of questions that appear in Combined Chemistry examinations, students often make careless mistakes due to an oversight or misinterpretation of the question. This results in the unnecessary loss of marks, thus preventing students from scoring well in their Chemistry examinations.

However, this problem can be mitigated prior to the exam with enough understanding of the content as well as sufficient practice of test papers to get students prepared in an examination setting. Furthermore, by engaging a Combined Chemistry Tutor, students can also be provided with additional guidance in terms of instantaneous feedback on students’ mistakes, allowing them to learn from them immediately.

Unable to Memorise Concepts Well

In Combined Chemistry, extensive memorisation and understanding of the subject’s concepts and definitions is crucial. 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 Combined 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

As Combined Chemistry students have a short runway to the N/O Level examination, the accumulation of stress and expectations from others may result in students feeling unmotivated to study well for Combined Chemistry.

As such, it can be beneficial having a Combined Chemistry Tutor. With a tutor, students will be provided with additional guidance at the comforts of their own learning pace, allowing them to learn more. Furthermore, with personalised guidance, students will be motivated to learn more as they will know that there is someone beside them who will be more than happy to help them improve.

Why You Should Engage A Combined Chemistry Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chemistry Tuition

1. Additional Resources and Practices

Combined Chemistry students often face the lack of additional resources and practices for them to work on. Even if students are able to find resources online, they might not be of the best quality.

As such, having a Combined 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.

2. Help Students Clarify Doubts

In school, the large class size might make it difficult for students to clarify their doubts or even so much as understanding the lesson content. In addition, it is also difficult for teachers to provide personalised 1-1 attention to the student, giving rise to increased number of doubts and even misconceptions.

With a Combined 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.

3. Step-by-step Explanations on Challenging Concepts

With no one to clarify their doubts with, students might find it hard to grasp tough concepts, especially at Combined Chemistry level when everything becomes increasingly abstract and tedious. 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 a Combined Chemistry Tutor, however, students will receive additional guidance from a mentor, and countless opportunities to get their doubts clarified. The 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. Help Target Students’ Weaknesses in Chemistry

While most school teachers focus on teaching the syllabus content, strictly adhering to the curriculum undoubtedly results in a lack of emphasis on proper foundational skills. Misconceptions may go unnoticed by teachers due to the big class sizes, hence students will naturally form weaknesses in various topics or skills that they are unable to clarify due to the speed of school lessons.

With a Combined 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 Combined Chemistry Tutor, any weak foundational skills will be corrected in no time, allowing them to put their best foot forth during the Combined Chemistry examination.

What To Look For in A Combined Chemistry Tutor

Prior Experience in Teaching Combined Chemistry Students

The Combined Chemistry syllabus is vastly different from that of the Pure Chemistry syllabus. Hence, it is important to select a Combined Chemistry Tutor that has experience in teaching Combined Chemistry students so that they will be well-versed with the syllabus.

Furthermore, Chemistry Tutors with experience in teaching Combined Chemistry students will usually also have relevant resources such as notes and test papers which will definitely be beneficial for the student’s learning.

Commitment

It is important to select a Combined Chemistry Tutor that is committed, both to teaching and to the student’s schedule. Through hiring a committed tutor, students can then be assured that they have found a dedicated Combined Chemistry Tutor who is genuine in ensuring that the student does well in Combined Chemistry.

Furthermore, if you are intending to engage the Chemistry Tutor on a long-term basis, it will be beneficial to check with them to see if they are willing to follow up with the student to higher levels, till their N/O Levels or even in their next phase of education.

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging a Combined 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 at Combined Chemistry level when building a strong foundation in Chemistry is essential.

Ability to Spot Weaknesses

Combined Chemistry is a tricky subject to master as students are first expected to have a strong grasp in the content, and thereafter, students are also expected to hone their skills in analytical thinking and application.As such, it is important to engage a Combined Chemistry Tutor who is experienced enough to pinpoint weaknesses in order to work on them.

While this might be hard to judge, an easier way might be to check on the Combined Chemistry 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.

Testimonials from Combined Chemistry Students

I have been doing poorly in Chemistry, and decided to get Chemistry tuition. My teacher, Jessica, is so helpful and patient. Even when I don’t understand the content she went through, she will patiently go through them with me slowly and repeatedly to make sure that I understand it. Thank you to MindFlex as well as Jessica for all your help!

Valerie Li
Combined Student from Ang Mo Kio Sec

Learning Chemistry was very difficult for me even though I put in a lot of effort trying to focus in school and in doing my homework. However, with my tutor’s help, I managed to make some improvements and it was easier for me to understand Chemistry concepts. I also managed to improve to an A2 for Combined Chemistry!

Winnie Wong
Combined Student from Ngee Ann Sec

I was struggling so much with Chemistry, and even after attending tuition at other places, I was unable to improve. With MindFlex’s recommendation, I managed to find my current tutor Mr Wong. Mr Wong has been so helpful and has helped me improve my Chemistry grades drastically.

Gerald Chan
Combined Student from St. Gabriel’s Sec

I am thankful for the help from my Chemistry Tutor, who has helped me go from an F9 in Combined Chemistry to a B4. Even though I have been a difficult student, my tutor never fails to be patient in teaching me, ensuring that I am coping with the schoolwork and helping me with my homework.

Raphel Tan
Combined Student from Pei Hwa Sec

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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.