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Importance of IP Chemistry Tuition

IP Chemistry Tuition is an increasingly popular choice for many parents due to the intensity of the Chemistry syllabus, where students are expected to get a good grasp of the Chemistry 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 Chemistry Tuition in order to help their child do well in the examinations. Even with multiple sources online to help students score well in Chemistry Exams, it simply does not serve the same purpose as an experienced and dedicated IP Chemistry Tutor.

By engaging IP Chemistry Tuition in Singapore, IP students will be provided with the necessary skills to do well in their examinations, allowing them to get a massive edge over their peers.

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How Much Does IP Chemistry Tuition Cost

In Singapore, IP Chemistry Tuition is highly competitive, with a wide range of rates and credentials available for parents to take into consideration. Group tuition rates usually start from around $160-200 a month, but might be more expensive depending on the centre’s credibility and reputation. Similarly, for private 1-1 home tuition, tutors charge an average of $45-$55/hour, but rates might go higher depending on the tutor’s experience and educational qualifications.

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 IP Chemistry Tuition

  • Guidance on Organic Chemistry and Functional Groups
  • Ability to Understand Stoichiometry and Mole Concept
  • Familiarity with Bonding Structures
  • Guidance on Chemistry Practical Skills and Planning
  • Recalling of Key Chemistry Terms
  • Mastery of Tough Concepts Such As Electrolysis

Challenges Faced By IP Chemistry Students

Leap in Syllabus

An unmistakable challenge faced by IP Chemistry students is the leap in syllabus. Furthermore, the IP syllabus demands holistic education, making the IP Chemistry syllabus extremely challenging. This results in a lot of anxieties and unfamiliarity as IP students struggle to get used to the new and competitive environment.

As such, most students will turn to getting an IP Chemistry Tutor. By engaging an IP 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.

Lack of Interest in Chemistry

Another issue faced by IP students is the lack of interest in the subject. With the increased demands of the tricky IP Chemistry syllabus, students might start to dislike the challenging subject. This lack of interest, when compounded, will result in students becoming unmotivated, and may even start procrastinating and will not put in as much effort into studying or doing well for the subject.

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

Difficulty Applying Chemistry Concepts to Examination Questions

In IP Chemistry, students are expected to have a strong grasp on the subject as they are required to apply many of the Chemistry concepts into foreign, real-life contexts. Even though students might not have been exposed to such scenarios or contexts before, with proper understanding of their syllabus content, students will be able to synthesise answers.

However, this is difficult for many. As such, an IP Chemistry Tutor is required in order to provide students with the correct guidance which will allow them to have a more holistic grasp of the IP Chemistry. Thereafter, students will then be able to answer such application questions with ease.

Time Management

A common issue faced by IP Chemistry students is the inability to manage their time properly during their Chemistry examination for their written examinations. This is largely due to insufficient practice and lack of exposure to the various question types, resulting in them being unaware of how to tackle the questions during examination. As such, students often hand in incomplete papers, or hand in subpar answers.

With an IP Chemistry Tutor, however, students will be given weekly practices and exposure to other schools’ papers and past year papers to help hone their Chemistry examination skills, allowing them to be more confident when tackling their Chemistry examinations.

Why You Should Engage An IP Chemistry Tutor

Benefits of Hiring Chemistry Tuition

1. Gradually Ease Students Into IP Syllabus

IP Chemistry 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 an IP Chemistry Tuition, students will receive guidance from their tutors, allowing them to gradually ease into the difficult syllabus. Here at MindFlex, our IP Chemistry 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 an IP Chemistry Tutor, students will receive targeted help and guidance in the subject. Through the tutor’s intense practices, students will be able to build a strong foundation in the subject, allowing them to transition well to more advanced concepts.

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

3. Addressing Students’ Weak Areas

Students might find it hard to improve in their academics if there is no one to correct their mistakes or misconceptions. 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 Chemistry 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 Revision and Practice Resources

A problem faced by students is the lack of additional resources and practices, 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 Chemistry 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 Chemistry Tutor

Ability To Spot Weaknesses

At IP Chemistry standard, students are expected to possess a wide variety of skills and content knowledge in Chemistry, 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 Chemistry 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 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.

Prior Experience Teaching IP Students

When engaging an IP Chemistry 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 Chemistry 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 Chemistry resources that they can pass on to your child to help them improve.

Academic and Teaching Qualifications

When engaging an IP 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 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 Chemistry is of utmost importance for their tertiary education.

Dedication in Teaching

Given the rigour and intensity of the IP Chemistry syllabus, it is also important to find an IP Chemistry 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 Chemistry Tutor will be able to provide.

Hence, when selecting the Chemistry Tutor, it will hence be beneficial to request for a trial lesson and ensure that the IP Chemistry 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 Chemistry Students

I started having Chemistry Tuition with Mdm Tan when I was in Sec 1 and she has helped me understand the Chemistry lessons in school much better! Mdm Tan was an ex-IP teacher, so she has a good understanding of the IP Chemistry syllabus. Through her helpful lessons, I have consistently been doing well in my Chemistry exams.

Tammy Lee
IP Student from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School

Miss Chan, my Chemistry Tutor, has been very helpful for me. Her lessons are always extremely useful and she will always provide her own collated resources to supplement my learning. When marking my work or looking through my schoolwork, Miss Chan will always give feedback on where I can improve, which has definitely helped me improve a lot!

Tara Chong
IP Student from Raffles Girls’ School (Sec)

My Chemistry Tutor, Mr David, has helped me so much! I started lessons with him in Sec 2 after doing poorly for my exams, and Mr David was very efficient and helped me to pinpoint my weaknesses and areas that I can improve on. Through his targeted lesson plans and extra practices, I have made steady improvements in Chemistry.

Sara Seow
IP Student from Singapore Chinese Girls’ (Sec)

Learning Chemistry with my tutor, Mrs Ng has been so beneficial for me. I have been doing poorly in school due to the fast paced lessons. With the help from Mrs Ng, who provides me extra resources to supplement my learning, as well as her in-depth explanations, I have learnt a lot and have also improved tremendously.

Jordan Cheng
IP Student from Dunman High School

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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.